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The Moment I Said It by never_too_old
Chapter 1 : The Moment I Said It
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A/N: The song is by Imogen Heap.  It's called "The Moment I Said It."  I really like that song and recommend you listen to it!  I hope you enjoy.  Oh, on a side note: I actually do like Ron, but Ron and Hermione together, I never really enjoyed.  :)

It was two o’clock in the morning and Ron and Hermione were sitting on the couch in their house. Hermione sat there, nervously twisting her wedding ring that was on her finger. She told Ron earlier that day that she needed to talk to him the minute he got home from work, which made him nervous as well. He knew that nothing ever good came from ‘we need to talk.’

“Ron, I need to tell you something,” she began.

Ron gulped when she spoke. He could hear her voice trembling and knew something wasn’t right. “What’s wrong?”

She stared into his eyes and suddenly her own were filling with tears. She had once loved staring into those eyes, but all she felt now was emptiness. Their marriage has been rocky for a few months now. When he became an Auror, he started working late at night and sleeping most of the day. He never had any time for her and she soon realized that she couldn’t live this way anymore. Not able to look in his eyes any longer, she turned away.

“Hermione, you’re scaring me. Please say something,” he pleaded, when she didn’t answer.

“I think I want a divorce,” she whispered, looking over at him.

The moment I said it.
The moment I opened my mouth.
Lead in your eyelids.
Bulldozed the life out of me.

“Who is he?” he snapped.


“You can’t just say you want a divorce out of the blue like that. There has to be a reason you suddenly want this. There has to be someone else. Someone else you’re sharing a bed with.”

I know what you’re thinking.
But darling you’re not thinking straight.
Sadly things just happen we can’t…explain.

“It’s not like that, Ron. I’ve been feeling this way for awhile,” she explained.

He gazed into her eyes and she noticed tears were forming in his. She didn’t want it to happen this way. She still loved him, but she knew their marriage could not survive this way.

“I have to go,” he said, as he stormed over to the door.

It’s not even light out.
But you’ve somewhere to be.
No hesitation.
No I’ve never seen you like this.
And I don’t like it…I don’t like it…I don’t like it at all.

“Ron, we need to talk about this.”

“What’s there to talk about? You want a divorce. End of discussion.”

“I said I think I want one,” she stated. “But, I think if we talk to someone-”

“I’m not going to talk to some quack about our relationship,” he retorted.

“Don’t you love me enough to want to work this out?” she quivered.

He turned toward her and she no longer saw sadness in his eyes. “How dare you question my love for you,” he yelled. “This is your doing. Not mine.”

She couldn’t believe how mad he was and it frightened her. She knew he shouldn’t leave the house when he is this upset. She walked over to him, as she saw him reach for his keys on the nearby table.

Just put back the car keys.
Or somebody’s gonna get hurt. 

She placed her hand on his shoulder, but he furiously brushed it off and reached for the phone sitting on the table.

Who are you calling at this hour?
Sit down…come round…I need you now. 

“Please, Ron,” she begged. “It’s late. We can talk about this tomorrow.”

We’ll work it all out together.
But we’re getting nowhere tonight.
Now sleep…I promise it’ll all seem better somehow…in time.

It’s not even light out.
Suddenly…oh, you’ve somewhere to be.
No hesitation. 

He slammed the phone down. “I don’t want to look at you right now.”

Oh, I’ve never seen you like this.
You’re scaring me…you’re scaring me.
You’re scaring me to death.

“Don’t do this,” she cried. “I need you, Ron. I don’t want to lose you.”

He grabbed the phone and threw it across the room where it smashed into the wall. She covered her face as he began throwing more things.

Don’t…ohh (smash)…please.
Don’t…ohh…not another one.
Don’t…ohh (smash)…please.
Don’t…ohh…not another one.

She crouched down and sobbed, but he took no notice.

I’m losing you.
I’m losing you. 

She still loved him, even if he was acting this way. She wanted to work this out and have him come back to her. She didn’t want their marriage to end.

Trust me on this one.
I’ve got a bad feeling.
Trust me on this one.
You’re gonna throw it all away.
With no hesitation. 

He stopped and looked over at her crying on the ground. He felt no remorse; all he felt was anger. He grabbed her off the floor and stood only inches from her face, seething. 

“I didn’t mean it. I didn’t mean it,” she whimpered.

“Then why did you say it?” he argued.

She felt so scared in his grip. She wasn’t sure what he was capable of doing when he was this mad. “Please, Ron. Please. I should never have said it. Forgive me.”


She fell to the floor from the blow. He looked down at her and quickly dropped to his knees. He tried to reach out to her, but she wouldn’t let him touch her.

“I didn’t mean to, Hermione. I didn’t mean to,” he cried out.

Bye bye bye bye bye bye.
Bye bye bye bye.

“I want a divorce,” she announced, as she touched her bruised cheek.

He closed his eyes and sighed, knowing he had lost her forever. He knew she would never accept his apology now, but he still had to try. “I’m sorry.”

“Me too,” she said, as tears made their way down her cheeks. She never thought he would hit her, but there was no way they could ever go back to what it used to be. Too much has changed now. She no longer saw the man she loved, but a man she now feared.

“It’ll never happen again,” Ron explained.

Hermione shook her head. “It’s too late, Ron. I’m sure you didn’t mean to do it, but it doesn’t change the fact that it did. I told myself that I would never stay with someone who has abused me in some way.”

“It won’t happen again.”

“I know it won’t. I want you out of here by tonight,” she affirmed, as she stood up and walked toward her bedroom.

“I love you,” Ron called out.

Hermione stopped and took a big breath before turning back around. “If someone truly loved them, they would never want to hurt them.”

She turned back around and switched off the light in the living area. She closed her bedroom door, leaving Ron standing in the dark. Their marriage was over and all she wanted to do was cry in her pillow until she felt no more emotion. 

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