"Try saying it with a little less sneer next time." He suggested with an amused smile. "Say it like you did just now. I’ve heard you call her Hermione before, except that you usually sound like you’re trying out an insulting word." Matt shrugged at his friend. "And as for Harry and Ron, who cares about them? Yeah, they’re always around her but they don’t have to be a problem. You don’t have to make nice with them, just be civil and stop calling them goons."
"Fine, I’ll give it another try, and I’ll actually try talking to her civilly, about everything. I guess it’s worth a shot after all." He rolled his eyes when Matt started talking about the other two. "Well they are goons, and they are always around her. They are like Crabb and Goyle used to be with me. Just extra baggage I didn’t need, and she doesn’t need either."
"But wouldn’t it be better if you tried first?" He prompted. "At least then you’d be sure whether or not she’d actually like you and if it’d be a waste of time." He gave his friend a comforting smile and shrugged. "If it doesn’t happen then maybe it’s just not supposed to. And you can’t keep calling her Granger." He added. "It’s not like her name’s weird or something, and you’d look a little less immature if you called her Hermione. It’s almost like you haven’t grown up from your first year."
"I mean, I don’t know. She won’t even talk to me. Plus she’s got her goons surrounding her all the time. It might just be better to leave it alone. She wants to forget what happened between us. Maybe she didn’t like it. Oh crap I’m loosing my touch." Draco smiled. "Hermione. I called her that a few times. She didn’t seem to like it very much. Maybe it’s because it was coming from me."
"Well then show her that." He said. "Show her that you can be serious about her and that you actually want something other than to sleep with her." Matt sighed at his friend but then rolled his eyes. "I’ve got a girlfriend because I know how to be nice to her. And it helps that I call Arielle by her first name instead of her last name."
"I guess I could try. But I don’t know that I should be waisting my time. I mean honestly. She’s never going to like me. I’m not that weasel." Draco ran a hand carelessly through his hair. "Maybe I’m just not meant to be in a relationship. Maybe it’s not worth it. And I can’t not call her Granger. It’s just weird."
Draco Malfoy may still be acting like a player… But is anyone even paying attention anymore? The bad boy reputation faded a long time ago for Draco, and now no one even cares much for it.
Except Granger, who just happens to be the one Draco is persistently (and creepily) trying to win over. We want our bad boy back Malfoy - is he really dead and gone forever?
Well lovely ghosts…what exactly would you like me to do? I mean, if sleeping around with available girls isn’t pleasing you, perhaps it’s the unavailable ones I need to be trying for.
Matt almost smacked himself on the forehead but he managed to catch himself at the last second. “I didn’t mean that dung-brain.” He said sharply. “I meant that she doesn’t take you seriously because you’re sleeping around with everyone and you’re always messing with her. If you look at her point of view, it looks like you’re just trying to add her to your list of conquests or whatever.”
"But I want more than that with Granger. I mean she challenges me. She’s a smart ass like me, thought I would never tell her that." He laughed at himself. "I can’t believe you’ve got a girlfriend and I don’t. I mean, it just doesn’t make any sense."
Matt rolled his eyes at the other boy. “Oh gee. I wonder why she won’t go out with you. It couldn’t possible have something to do with what you’ve been doing recently.” He said sarcastically. “Look, I know you’re a ladies man and all that but do you really think Hermione would take you seriously when she doesn’t think you’re being serious about her?”
"I am being serious about her. I just can’t help it that she doesn’t feel the same way. I don’t know what else to do to get her attention. So I figure if I sleep with other girls then that will just take my mind off of her. But guess what? It’s not working." Draco put his head in his hands as they walked. "I’m not supposed to be acting like this. That’s not who I am."
"We actually went flying the first time we met." He said with a chuckle. "She showed me this great waterfall. Anyway, how are you planning to find that ‘special girl’ of yours? Through sleeping with half of Hogwarts?" He teased gently. He knew Draco was looking for someone, he just didn’t think that having sex with various people all the time was going to help that.
"Well that just sounds so romantic." He smirked. "Hey, you make it seem like I’m a man whore or something. So I like getting to know the ladies and getting them to bed. Look, Granger clearly keeps denying my advances, even though we both know she wants me. So I’ve got to do something. Besides, I’m being careful."
Matt chuckled then nodded. “Of course. As much as I love spending time with Arielle, I’d never forget you guys just like that. There are some things you can only do with other guys.” He said. ” So, how’ve you been? Aside from having late night parties and sleeping with various people I mean.”
"Yeah like I’m sure she doesn’t like flying or things like that. And you couldn’t forget me because I’m so freaking awesome." He smirked. "Well I’ve been pretty good. I mean, sleeping with random girls is awesome and all, but I’m still looking for that special lady."