Title: A Rose by any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet Time: Post Battle of Hogwarts Characters: Draco, Hermione, Harry, Ron, etc. Summary: Draco Malfoy finds himself in a tough situation. He's falling in love with the Mudblood Granger. What will happen? Disclaimer: Everything belongs to the Queen J.K Rowling. I'm just borrowing the characters for your entertainment! [hr] PROLOGUE He never thought this would happen to him. His life was horrible. He'd disgraced his family name so many times. He was now on the verge of being a drunkard. Maybe a few more days and that would happen. Now, he sat in his temporary home - a small house in muggle London - with a bottle of frirewhisky in his hand, drinking away the horrid memories of the deaths of some of his closest; Vincent Crabbe, being one of them, and also his parents. He was about to take another swig of the firewhisky when he realized it was gone. Draco groaned and stood up, setting the bottle onto the nearest table and grabbing his coat. He grabbed his wand from the table - just in case - and walked out into the sun. He had fled here, when he learned of his parents' deaths. And to think that the Granger girl would follow him! Only a few days ago he saw Granger in a book store not so far away, reading. He soon found out that she had moved there too, along with Weasel-Bee and Potter. This was getting out of hand. But what if they didn't know he was there? What if they also fled, and this was the only place that was available to them? It clouded his mind, and he didn't realize that he hadn't even moved from where he was standing five minutes ago. On the sidewalk in front of his house. He began to mutter silently to himself as he walked on through the small neighborhood. He sat down on a bench and was drowned in his thoughts once more. He had heard that Hogwarts was being rebuilt, after all, the school was in ruins when the war had ended. Minerva McGonagall was the new headmaster for the school. He even heard Aberforth Dumbledore was also volunteering to work at Hogwarts. He finally decided he had been sitting there too long. He stood up and started walking. He was turning to look at a sign on the street across the way when someone bumped into him. He was about to spit out a nasty remark when he realized who it was. "Granger!" "M-Malfoy?" [hr] PM List? On? Off? Let me know!