First of all, I don’t plan to bash anyone… except DUMBLES & MOLLY. In my story he is an old coot who should keep his nose out of other peoples business.. he messed up lives in his thirst for power and control. Molly is sickeningly sweet, a control freak, biased and overbearing.
I don’t hate Ron, he was a good friend (… mostly) in the books. But in my story he is lazy, has an emotional-range-of-a-teaspoon and is a jealous immature prat who has no sense of responsibility whatsoever.
I hate how the movies portrayed Ginny so lets not go there (… I don’t want to rant here) but in my story she grows up listening to fictional stories about the great boy-who-lived and develops a girly crush that soon turns into an unhealthy obsession.
keeping in mind the above factors, lets clear up somethings, In my story:
First Year - Harry thinks Ron is a prat for making Hermione cry… he understands her feelings as he has been bullied his whole life… So Harry goes to save her from the troll and Ron tags along because he wants praise.
Second Year - Pretty self-explanatory, Ron just thinks of Hermione as a machine for helping with his assingnments, Harry doesn’t interfere much because Hermione is a tad bit bossy and Ron is disrespectful but he does try to be the mediator between the two.
Third Year - Same old same old, Ron and Hermione fight about cats and rats… but Harry takes Hermione’s side so Ron gets jealous and sparks fire between the two when Hermione tells the professor about harry’s broom. They save Sirius together.
Fourth year - Hermione believes Harry when he says he didn’t put his name in the Goblet of Fire . The other people who believe him are Neville and Luna( she said “Hello Harry Potter, I believe you” and went her way). Cedric came around when Harry told him about the dragons, also he didn’t give harry a half-arsed hit.. he told him to listen to the egg under water and then him the password to the prefect's bathroom. Harry asked luna to the ball as a friend… she told him she never had friends, Harry knew how that felt so he told her that they were friends now… Ron was very disrespectful towards Padma but Harry and Luna had fun ( well…apart from the dancing). Ron and Hermione fought but Harry wasn’t there for most of it, he had gone to escort Luna back to the dorms. When he came back he saw Ron storming off angrily and Hermione crying he rushed to her and held her while she cried.(Harry thought they were fighting because they liked each other: he was angry she went with someone else, she was angry he didn’t ask her first, Harry didn’t want to interfere in that so he kept quiet) Also Harry never had a crush on Cho, he was crushing on Cedric.
Fifth Year - Harry was traumatised by Cedric's death… Hermione sent him a letter through muggle post telling him that she was forbidden to tell him anything and they had placed a jinx around everyone so that none of the kids could give him information.. Sirius sent him many letters they talked about anything and everything, Hermione regularly sent letters to keep him company. Harry taught the DA got hours and hours of detentions with Umbridge, Hermione healed his hand as best as she could and he never said a word about it to Sirius because then he would have personally turned up to tear the bitch apart limb by limb, Hermione could understand his reasoning so she didn’t say anything either.They went to save Sirius, Luna and Neville came along ( “because you are my friend Harry James Potter” ,“yeah, mine too”). Ginny and Ron tagged along for fame and praise). When the brains attacked Ron he jumped out of the way and Hermione got caught up. When Sirius fell through the veil Harry let out a heart wrenching shriek. Hermione was hit by a curse and fainted. Voldie showed up, tried to posses Harry, failed and made his escape.
Sixth Year - A green jealousy monster ( or whatever that was) rose in harry’s chest whenever he saw ginny with someone else. Hermione cried when she saw Ron with Lavender, attacked him with birds (that was fun), Harry let her cry on his shoulder. Harry kissed Ginny after they won the match and then they were kn a relationship (yes, love potion). The vial Felix Felicis was used in 3 parts - to get information from Slughorn ( by God, that scene was hilarious), to go to the cave with dumbledore and lastly by Hermione, Neville, Luna, Ginny and Ron for battling death eaters. Dumbles died, Harry broke up with Ginny so that she wont be targeted.
Seventh Year - On the run looking for Horcruxes, Ron lashes out, Hermione stays. The dance happens (yes I ship harmony but this story doesn’t have that, but the scene is so beautiful, comforting you friend when they are down, finding little moments of happiness and hope, once my friend was sad so I put on a song and slow danced to it it actually helped calm her down anyway it’s a magnificent scene platonic or not) Also, slowly the love potions wear out Ron does not come back, he is a git. Harry and Hermione get captured and tortured and escape along with Luna Ollivander and Griphook with Dobby’s help. Ron is not at Shell Cottage, he’s at the Burrow. Battle is going on, Hermione and Harry go to the chamber, Neville and Luna go for the diadem… They save Draco from the fiendfyre. Voldie asks Harry to surrender.
(NOW PAY ATTENTION)
Harry goes to the forest, hermione walks with him, hand in hand. He uses the Resurrection Stone.
(This next part is partially my own and partially copied from the book)
James was exactly the same height as Harry. He was wearing the clothes in which he had died, and his hair was untidy and ruffled, and his glasses were a little lopsided, like Mr. Weasley’s.
Sirius was tall and handsome, and younger by far than Harry and Hermione had seen him in life. He loped with an easy grace, his hands in his pockets and a grin on his face.
Remus was younger too, and much less shabby, and his hair was thicker and darker. He looked happy to be back in this familiar place, scene of so many adolescent wanderings.
Lily’s smile was widest of all. She pushed her long hair back as she drew close to them, and her green eyes, so like his, took in their faces hungrily, as though she would never be able to look at them enough.
“You both have been so brave.”
Hermione was shocked at being addressed. Harry could not speak, he just wanted to stand there and look at her forever, and that would be enough.
“We are so proud of you.” said James, looking tenderly at both of them.
“Does it hurt?”
the childish question had fallen from Harry’s lips before he could stop it. Tears escaped Hermione’s eyes and travelled down her cheeks.
“Dying? Not at all,” said Sirius. “Quicker and easier than falling asleep.”
“And living?” Hermione asked in a choked voice.
Lily and James looked distraught. Sirius was no better.
“Painful,” said Remus. “But life goes on.”
“Hermione, darling you’ve been so strong,” James said in a hoarse voice. “You were there when we couldn’t be.”
Hermione burst out in tears and wrapped her arms around Harry. Harry himself broke into tears at the familiar action. Hermione broke apart and wiped his tears.
Harry looked towards the marauders, “You’ll stay with me?” he asked hopefully.
“Until the very end,” said James.
“They won’t be able to see you?” asked Harry.
“We are part of you,” said Sirius in a quiet voice. “Invisible to anyone else.”
Harry looked at his mother. “Stay close to me,” he breathed.
He dropped the Stone to the ground.
Hermione desperately kissed him on the forehead and let go. Her eyes closed.
Remus and Lily set off with Harry. Hermione opened her eyes and saw that Harry was gone. She fell to the ground crying with grief at losing her best friend, her brother.
“I- I can’t, I can’t,” she choked out in between sobs.
James couldn’t for the life of him figure out a way to comfort her.
Sirius bent down to her level and said in a firm voice, “Hermione, honey look at me,” When she looked up, he continued, “The ones who love us never really leave us, you can always find them in here.” he said placing his hand above his heart. She smiled a little upon hearing the familiar words.
“Get up lioness, there’s work to be done,” said James.
She looked at them with determination in her eyes.
She stood up with shaky legs, her eyes fell on the Stone and she picked it up. “Can I be selfish?” she asked looking towards James.
“Yes” he replied easily.
She nodded, pocketed the Stone and strode out of the forest.
Voldemort had raised his wand. He saw the mouth move and a flash of green light, and everything was gone.
Harry woke up in a very bright place. He sat up and realised that he was naked. As soon as the thought came to his mind a set of robes appeared on the ground, he thankfully grabbed them and slipped them on.
He also felt very light, as if a burden had been taken away from his shoulders, that must’ve been because of the soul piece he thought. that meant he wasn’t a Horcrux anymore.
Belatedly, he examined his surroundings and came to the conclusion that this bright and clean place was actually King’s Cross Station.
A train approached slowly, Harry shrugged and boarded the train. And once more, everything was gone.
When he became conscious again he was being carried in large arms, he could hear loud sobbing. Hagrid was carrying him. They came to a stop, Harry kept his eyes shut as a new voice came to his senses.
“HARRY POTTER IS DEAD!” Voldemort gloated.
“NO!” The terrible scream came from Minerva McGonagall, no one could have thought her capable of producing such a sound.
“HARRY!” The scream of agony that escaped Hermione gave everyone goosebumps. “NO, No… LET ME GO!” She shrieked at the person holding her back.
[ Hereafter the battle is fought, Grawp shows up, the house-elves arrived being led by Kreacher, Harry duels Voldie and he falls to the ground in a heap.]
The few hours after that were blurry, he does remember Hermione throwing herself at him, that was nice… he didn’t want to leave her alone.
Later he found himself in a room, at the Burrow, alone with Ginny, she said something about the war being over now, safe, marriage, family, children… But Harry was quickly coming to the realisation that he didn’t feel anything for her, she was as good a s a stranger, the idea of marrying her was… strange to say the least.
He told her as much, apologised and said they can’t be together, that he didn’t love her anymore and watched as her face morphed into an unhealthy red. Then the screaming started, but his attention snapped towards the floor above when a loud shout could be heard followed by two sets of footsteps.
He wasted no time and followed them downstairs.
Ron was standing there, with a hand on his cheek and a whiny expression on his face.
Hermione look MURDEROUS. He approached her calmly, “Hermione, love?”
She turned to him, he could see Ron moving behind him in his peripheral vision.
“He.Forcefully.Kissed.Me,” she said through clenched teeth. Harry saw RED.
“Now now, Hermione” Harry didn’t hear the rest of whatever explanation Mrs. Weasley was giving, he turned around and punched Ron so hard in the face that he fainted.
Mrs. Weasley and Ginny, who had followed him down, gasped in horror, the woman was about to say something but Harry interrupted her. “ We’re leaving, Kreacher will be hear to collect our stuff.”
“There’s no need I have everything in my bag.” Harry held out his hand to her which she grabbed without hesitation and they dissaperated.