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They could not live alone by LillyRoseanne
Chapter 2 : Never Had A Dream Come True
 
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A/N: The song is Never had a Dream come true, by S-Club 7. Enjoy

After the last Battle everything had changed for Hermione and Ron, Ron grief stricken at losing a family member and best friend had decided to honour Harry's memory, and do what they were planning to do as partners alone, and became an Auror.

Hermione needing something to take her mind off the past decided to take S.P.E.W to a new level. They were together for a while, but Hermione became fed up of Ron never being there, and one night they argued, about everything. After that Hermione left for Africa, where she decided to teach under privileged wizards and witches.

Everybody's got something they have to leave behind,
One regret from yesterday, that seems to grow with time.


Ron continued training as an Auror, but he knew he should have gone after her. He missed having her there to keep him warm at night, missed her attempts at intelligent conversation, but most of all he missed the way she made him feel, the way she always knew what to say, and when to say it, the way her smile brightened up his day.

He wanted her back, but he didn’t have the courage to go after her, didn’t have the courage to throw away his pride and throw himself at her feet. He passed Auror academy, just, and then began to move slowly up the ranks of Aurors, but everyday his mind dwelled more and more on Hermione.

One day Kingsley Shaklebolt called him into his office.

“What’s wrong with you Ron? When you started out you had excellent grades, but know, you’re barely scraping through, you should be miles ahead of where you are right now. You need to sort this out Ron, and you need to sort it out now.”

“No offence Kingsley, but how am I supposed to sort out a problem that’s somewhere in Africa?”

“Take a week off, when you come back, I want to see some improvement.”

“Yes Sir.” Said Ron. He turned to go.

“Ron, she needs you too you know, forget your pride, you need each other.”

“Thanks Kingsley.” He left.

There’s no use looking back or Wondering,
What could have been now or might have been,
All this I know but still I can’t find ways to let you go.


Hermione soon became a well respected witch in the several Wizarding towns in Southern Eritrea. She helped those who needed it, and soon the communities started to thrive. But everyday Hermione had less and less to do, and found her thoughts were often filled by the face of a certain red head.

The Wizarding family she was staying with soon noticed that something was wrong; she wasn’t eating well, and didn’t get a lot of sleep. The witch decided to talk to Hermione and find out what the problem was.

“Why are you so glum?”

“I’d rather not talk about it Lorea.” Said Hermione

“You might not, but I don’t like having moody house guests or being left in the dark, so come on, spill.” She said

“Well, there’s a guy, back in England…”

“Say no more. If he loves you he will come looking for you.”

“I’ve waited years already, what if he never comes, I can’t wait any longer.”

“Then go back.”

“I can’t, I left so much behind, so much grief and pain. I lost two of my best friends, plus countless others to Lord Voldemort and his death eaters.”

“And your pride.”

“What?”

“I know what it is like too grieve for a loved one, but that would make me want to go back, not stay away, it’s really your prides that’s stopping you going back and you know it. You don’t want to turn up and find that he’s moved on and you haven’t.”

“I can’t go back.”

“Yes you can, the sooner you realise it the better. Go back, it’s not like he’s going to be able to find you if he comes to look for you, or was that the idea?”

“I was angry, I acted on impulse.”

“Which for what I know of you is very rare.” Hermione nodded. “Well act on impulse again and go back, thanks to you this community will throve for generations to come, you have taught our children to read and write, given them wands, and taught them to use them. Taught the best to teach, so that the next generation can learn. You have helped us, now it time for you to help yourself.”

“Thank you, I’ll leave tonight. First I must say goodbye.”

Never had a dream come true
Till the day that I found you,
Even though I pretended I’d moved on
You’ll always be my baby.
I never found the words to say,
You’re the one I think about each day,
And I know no matter where life takes me too,
A part of me will always be with you


Ron went straight home to draw up a plan of action, he didn’t know why he was doing this, usually he would have plunged straight into trying to find her. It was strange, he was acting like Hermione.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*


Hermione said a hurried goodbye to the three towns she had helped, she also left each town a hundred galleons, to use in a way that would benefit their community. She pack her things and apparated back to England

Somewhere in my memory
I’ve lost all sense of time,
And tomorrow can never be,
Cause yesterday is all that fills my mind.


Hermione went straight o her parent’s house, they deserved to know that she was back. After dropping off her stuff she went to the ministry of magic, intending to visit Ron at work.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*


Ron gave up trying to be organised, it just wasn’t him, he decided to pack his things, then go and visit Hermione’s parents, tell them he was going to find their daughter, that he was going to make it up to her. He tapped the clock on the mantle piece, it swung open, he pulled out a small black box and pocketed it, shutting the clock quickly.

There's no use looking back or wondering
How it should be now or might have been
All this I know but still I can't find ways to let you go.


Hermione arrived at the visitors entrance to the ministry of magic, typed in the number, gave her name and reason for visiting, got her wand checked at the security desk and headed up to the Auror department.

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*


Ron knocked on the granger’s front door. It opened,

“Mr Weasley.”

“Mr Granger, could I come in a moment?”

“I suppose so.” He walked back into the house, Ron followed, shutting the door behind him. They sat down in the Lounge. “What do you want Mr Weasley?”

“To find your daughter, to make it up to her, tell her that I love her…”

“And that you want to marry her.” Said Mrs Granger.

“How did you?”

“She’s come back Ron, to look for you.”

“Where is she?”

“From what I can gather she’s gone to look for you at work.”

“I’ll go there straight away, thank you.” He stood up to leave

“Ron,” said Mr Granger. “Good luck, you need each other.” Ron nodded and walked out.

I never had a dream come true
'Till the day that I found you
Even though, I pretend that I've moved on
You'll always be my baby
I never found the words to say
You're the one I think about each day
And I know no matter where life takes me to,
A part of me will always be


“Good afternoon Miss Granger, how may I help you?”

“Has Ron Weasley graduated?”

“Yes.”

“Where is he?” she asked hurriedly

“I’m not sure, he left earlier, but he might be back, I’ll show you to his cubicle.”

“Thank you.”

“Emma, Ron left this morning, he won’t be in all week,” Said Kingsley poking his head out his office door. “He’s gone to look for… Hermione? But Ron’s gone to… Oh God.”

“Ron’s gone where?”

“To look for you…”

You’ll always be the dream that fills my head
Yes you will, say you will, you know you will oh baby
You’ll always be the one I know I’ll never forget.


Ron apparated to the ministry, he tore across the atrium, pushing people out of the way. Into the lift, he started hammering the button for level 2. begging the slow lift to hurry up. When it finally reached his floor he pushed his way out and ran along the corridor. He was breathing heavily, he burst through the doors, and stopped.

Kingsley looked at the door and grinned. Hermione spun round, Emma jumped and looked over her shoulder.

“Ron…” said Hermione quietly

“Hermione I…”

“Why didn’t you come and look for me?”

“I thought you wouldn’t want me to. I tired to track you down, honest, your just to good at hiding when you don’t want to be found.” He said uncertainly.

“I didn’t want to be found, when I arrived.” She said slowly.

“Why did you go Hermione?”

“I was angry, I acted on impulse…” she sighed. “It was the biggest mistake of my life.”

“You, act on impulse?” Ron said shocked

“I did it twice.” Ron looked at her strangely. “I came back, because of love.”

There’s no use looking back or wondering
Because love is a strange and Funny thing
No matter how I try, and try, I just can’t say good bye.
No, No, No, No,


Ron’s eyes widened. “You love me?” he moved towards her, she stayed where she was, and nodded, tears welling up in her eyes. Ron moved even closer.

“Ron do you love me?”

“If I didn’t…” He reached into his back pocket, “I wouldn’t be doing this.” He sank onto one knee, revealing a black box, and opening it. “Hermione Granger, will you marry me?” Hermione was smiling now, smiling through the tears leaking down her face. She nodded, Ron stood and pulled the gold ring out of the box, he slid it on her finger, the single blue sapphire glinted in the light from the flickering torches. “I love you ‘Mione.” He said wrapping his arms round her.

“I love you Ron.” She breathed into his chest.

I never had a dream come true,
Till the day that I found you,
Even though I pretended I moved on,
You’ll always be my baby.
I never found the words to say,
You’re the one I think about each day,
And I know no matter where life takes me to,
A part of me will always be with you.


Kingsley started clapping, soon everyone in the Auror department had come to see who was clapping and why, had all joined in, Ron and Hermione stood there oblivious to it all, not wanting to let go. At last they were together, forever.

With you…

A/N: What a clichéd ending…Oh well I’ll live… If you want to request a ship and song please leave a review, thanks for reading, now you need to review, go on, you know you wanna…



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