A new point of view
A walk in your shoes
I wish I could get inside your head
To see what you see
When you look at me
‘Cause I could have lived your life instead
--Stacie Orrico, Instead
DISCLAIMER: Come on people you know the drill……these characters don’t belong to me (I wish they did) and neither does the song above. However one thing that does belong to me is the plot!
A/N: Hello all and welcome to my first story on hpff, A Promise Waiting To be Fulfilled! Now before you start reading I need to cover one more thing. First off, I know Hermione quit Divination in third year, but in this fiction she’ll still be in it. The reason why though isn’t honestly important. So with that said scroll down and read!
Hermione walked up the many steps leading to the Divination Tower, dreading the tutoring session she was assigned to do with Professor Trelawney with every reluctant step she took. I can’t believe I didn’t quit this stupid class when I had the chance.She thought angrily to herself.
As she turned and began to enter into the room her eyes fell on one very unexpected surprise. Draco Malfoy was apparently being tutored also, and immediately their eyes locked. Without saying anything, Hermione sat in the desk to beside him (as it was the only one) and brought her attention to Professor Trelawney.
“As you both know the noble art of Divination is very hard to master, but since you two are currently failing to grasp it we shall now go on the epic journey of getting in touch with your inner eye, by practicing our crystal gazing,” she finished dramatically.
Hermione rolled her eyes and focused on the crystal ball in front of her. The ball was only filled with its usual swirling haze. No matter how hard she tried to see something more, this was all she could find within it. Frustrated she put her head down on her arms.
“What’s the matter Mudblood? Upset that you’re actually failing a subject?” Malfoy taunted.
At this Hermione raised her head and replied, “I don’t know if you noticed, Malfoy, but this is Divination and I really couldn’t care less what I get in this class.” she turned back to her crystal ball and she swore at that moment she saw the Dark Mark inside, but then she blinked and it disappeared.Was that what I thought it was? No, I must be imagining things. Hermione thought to herself.
“Well, if you don’t care then why are you taking this tutoring session so seriously?” Malfoy retorted.
“I have a reputation to withhold that’s why! Do you know what it’s like for everyone to set a standard that you have to constantly live up to?” Hermione said losing her temper.
“Yes,” Malfoy murmured too softly for anyone to hear. Simultaneously there was a shatter of glass. Professor Trelawney had dropped her crystal ball, but that wasn’t all, she also had gone rigid with a distant look in her eye.
“Around the corner trouble awaits,
A Quest against Time begins.
Two can only oppose this plight.
The threat to both worlds,
Muggle and magic kind.”
These words were spoken by Professor Trelawney, except that her voice was un- familiarly deep. Could it be, thought Hermione, that Professor Trelawney is a seer? Before Hermione or Draco could say or do anything, Professor Trelawney snapped out of her trance and dismissed them.
Hermione ran out of the room and down the numerous steps until she was as far from the Divination Tower as possible. She found herself on the Hogwarts grounds where a light breeze had been beckoning her outside all day. She found an oak tree and sat down in front of it, trying to forget everything that happened in the past hour, but not succeeding for some reason.
Draco sat staring at his dinner, trying to figure out what exactly had happened the day before. No matter what he seemed to do, Draco couldn’t forget the expression on Hermione’s face after she heard Professor Trelawney’s outburst. It was one of pure shock and disbelief that was etched onto her facial features. Something told him that Hermione knew about what had happened yesterday, and he was going to find out no matter what.
He got up from the Slytherin house table and started walking towards the path that led to the common room. He was just about to turn to the path going down to the dungeons when a sight before him stopped him in his tracks.
There was Hermione walking in the opposite direction, but just as he was about to go ask her about what had happened the other day, he heard a whisper from a couple of fellow Slytherins in front of him. “Detraccion El Mal,” one of the Slytherin boys whispered aiming the hex at Hermione. Draco watched in unrealized horror, as Hermione dropped to the ground. The Slytherins ran off to the common room not knowing that he had been watching.
Draco looked around to make sure the corridor was empty. After he knew it was he ran to Hermione’s form to see if she was dead.Granger can’t be dead, there’s only one curse for that. Draco thought logically. With immense hesitation, Draco picked her up and carried her to the hospital wing.
A/N: Okay so what did you think? I don’t mind some constructive criticism as I’m sure I need it.
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