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Harry, Ron, Hermione, Lupin, Narcissa, Draco, Ginny, OC
Primary Relationship
Secondary Relationship(s)
Harry/Ginny, Hermione/OC, Ron/OC
Drama, Romance, AU
Strong Language, Strong Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme, Contains Spoilers
Story Reviews
First Published
2008-02-25 8:26pm
Last Chapter
2009-12-17 1:20am
Last Updated
2009-12-17 1:20am

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1 Turbulent Thursday

Thursday, July 15th, 2004:

Here is where our story begins, on a not-so-ordinary workday at the Ministry of Magic.

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2 The Door

That was when they started. The footsteps. Hermione could hear them as loudly as though they were directly behind her. They brought goose bumps to her skin.

“He’s coming,” Nathaniel said.

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3 Underground Renegade

“No time,” he explained, panting. His face, Hermione noticed, was sweaty. “It’s Ginny.”

Hermione gasped and her arm shot out to grab the front of Ron’s shirt. “What is it? Is she hurt?” she asked.

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4 Waking Up from a Nightmare

A vision of bright lights and swirling capes flashed before her eyes. The courtroom dissolved into nothingness, and all she could see was his face. Those gray eyes were fixed upon her, and she could feel his desperation. A lone tear streaked down her face as she watched him silently reaching out for her.

“Miss Granger?” the man pursued, raising a hand up to his chin.

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5 Deception

“He loved me,” Hermione said, finally meeting Remus’ gaze. “You can say what you want, but I know in my heart that I’m right. I respect you, Remus, but I can’t believe you.”

Remus shook his head sadly. “That is that, then. If there is no persuading you, I suppose you should visit Mr. Malfoy yourself,” he told her.

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6 Into the Snake Pit

The familiar ripping began again, the unbearable tearing of her heart. She couldn’t handle this anymore. She had to go to Azkaban. Somehow, she had to justify a trip to the wizard prison, if only just to see him again. Without him, she didn’t feel right.

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7 Finite Somnium

“What did you see there?” she managed to choke out.

Draco’s eyes flitted back to rest upon Hermione’s face. He was silent for a moment. He seemed to be taking in every inch of her face, memorizing it. Hermione didn’t move for fear it would throw him off.

“You,” he admitted finally. “Mostly you.”

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8 Torn

“You’re awake,” he said. His voice was detached, different. It tore at Hermione’s heart, knowing that Draco was not the same, that Azkaban had changed him, and that he may never be the same again.

“How long have you been here?” Hermione asked, straining to see his face in the dark.

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9 Butterflies and More Lies

“Mistress Narcissa is sick in bed, but she told Meissa not to let anyone in,” the elf explained sadly.

“Please?” Hermione begged, kneeling down so that she was eye-level with the creature. “Surely what she doesn’t know won’t hurt her.”

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10 For Now

When Parker moved, took a firm step backwards, Hermione’s eyes narrowed in on his face. All else faded into nonexistence; she was aware of the pain flooding into Parker’s eyes, and nothing else.

“You… love him?” he murmured, panicking. “After all this time, you love him?! No…”

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11 Cryptic

His mouth opened briefly, but he didn’t speak. Instead, using the back of the chair as support, Draco got to his feet. He considered her for a second—her pained expression, the moisture in her eyes—before moving over to her, wand in hand.

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12 Disillusioned

He shot her a glance over his shoulder, lips quivering. A shadow passed across his face as he replied, “Someone died.”

“What?” Hermione asked, heart fluttering unnaturally.

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13 Rage, Rage

Hermione stared in horror as a line was drawn straight through the young girl’s name. The ink dripped like blood from a fresh wound, and Hermione felt her legs grow weak with fear.

“Rhea?” she cried, covering her mouth with a trembling hand.

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14 Without Words

“I don’t know what’s worse,” Parker finally said, still staring at the opposite wall. “That you’ve been keeping secrets from me, or that you trust Harry more than you trust me, the man you’re supposed to be in love with.”

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15 Square One

Nothing is ever as easy as it seems. For the exact moment that Hermione’s mind was made up, Fate walked right up to her table, introduced himself as ‘a friend’, and changed her mind. And just like that, Hermione was back to square one.

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16 End Scene

Here was Narcissa Malfoy, mistress of the manor, looking ghostly pale and emaciated. She was lying helplessly atop an exquisitely divine canopy bed, wearing a vacant stare. Her gaunt hand hung limply over the mattress, clinging weakly to a lace handkerchief smeared with blood.

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