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Chapter 1: Going Back
It started out as crappy as a day could ever be. One of the worst I've ever had, if I was honest with you. The war was over, thank Merlin, and I was back for my last year at Hogwarts. It was a warm spring day, and I was sitting outside by the lake. The water was a pretty blue, and the giant squid was being fed by some first years. "Hey! Granger!" Ugh, I was so not in the mood to deal with anyone right now. You see, Ronald had just broken up with me for that dumb cow, Lavender Brown. WHY, MERLIN, WHY!?!?!?! "What?" was the only thing I said. "I was wondering if you were alright? I heard what Weasley did, and I think he's a complete prat for doing it." I turned to see Draco Malfoy looking at me with concern filling up the beautiful silver eyes that used to be so cold and ridiculing. Why does he have to be so gorgeous. I mean really, look at theat bo- no Hermione, not right now, you're depressed. "Does the whole bloody school know?" I asked, bitterness in my voice and tears in my eyes. "Probably" was the answer I got. Ron had just broken up with me. Why, Merlin, why?! Next thing I knew, I was being held by Draco Malfoy while sobbing into his shoulder. "He left me for Lavender Brown." "I know, I know. Hermione, can I ask you a question?" I nodded, and he said something that would forever change my life. "Do you wanna go to the past with me? Start over?"
"Where would we go?"
"Well, I was thinking we could make history different, and protect Harry's parents."
"Well, I borrowed Professor Dumbledore's time turner."
"OMIGOD!! You stole from Dumbledore?!?"
"NO!! He told me it was a good idea. I promise." he said sensing my disbelief. "So, make history with me?"
"Okay, when do we leave?"
"I was thinking, the sooner the better, so today?? We would be going back to 1978, their seventh year."
"I'll get packed."
I raced back to the castle, and found myself shocked at what had just happened. I had no reason to trust, or do anything with Draco Malfoy, but there I was, planning on leaving everyone I loved forever. I racked my brain looking for a reason to stop myself. To run back and tell Malfoy "Thanks, but no thanks." But strangely, I found none. I had nothing here for me. My parents were dead, Ron was with Lavender, Harry depressed over all the deaths in the war. In fact, I found reason after reason to go back with Draco. There would never have been a war, Ron wouldn't know me, I could start over. I huffed the password to the Fat Lady, and ran to my dorm, where, thankfully, no one was. I took my trunk, and put all of my belongings into it. I stuffed Crookshanks into his cage, causing him to meow loudly, just as the dinner bell rang. 'Great' I thought as I realized that we would have to wipe everybody's memories. I got my bag, and crookshanks, and went into the Great Hall, apparently Draco had the same idea I did, as he was waiting for me.
"We have to wipe their memories."
"I know. Say goodbye while you can."
So I did, I went to the front of the hall, where the teachers were sitting, pointed my wand at the ceiling, and whispered "Obliviiate."
Then I ran to Draco and he turned the time turner, and we were gone.