Chapter 1 : Reality of the Nightmares
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It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets of South Hampstead, rattling along the house-tops, fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness. There was nobody to be seen anywhere in the vicinity. The alley was empty except for a girl in her late teens. She was limping towards the only source of light at the end of the dark alley, her robes torn and drenched in blood and breathe coming in spasms. Wand in one hand ,she carried a heavy ancient book in another, which she hugged tightly to her chest. She kept throwing perturbed glances around her, scooting as if somebody was stalking her. Just then, there was a strange sound behind her and she stopped dead in her tracks. Slowly, she turned back, trepidation catching up in her eyes.
“You know you can never really escape from me, don’t you? “ he said seethingly.
“Stay where you are Malfoy, unless you want to end up in Azkaban.”
“Oh dear! You and I very well know that your ministry is not capable of imprisoning me. You don’t need to fret sweetie. I’ll make it easy. You’ll not even know the pain..” he said deriding at her.
“Expelliarmus!” The wand flew from her hand and flew straight into his hand.
“Now, don’t make it difficult for me. Time is precious. You don’t want your parents in trouble, do you?"
“Don’t joke Malfoy. They are dead” she said, fighting back tears in her eyes.
“Unfortunately for you, it is true. Poor them, not even knowing who they are”
Tears were streaming down her eyes.
“Then do as i say.”
Malfoy sniggered. “ You don’t expect the Dark Lord to bother everything we do, do you? And anyway, its not like he’s alive. Come on,young lady! Who wouldn’t want to have a look at that beautiful body of yours? Even the skies seem to be accepting the fact!” He looked up at the sky just as the lightening struck.
“Hermione! Hermione! Wake up!”
Hermione Granger was twitching in the bed, completely covered in sweat, as if somebody was torturing her.
Harry Potter moved away as Ginny muttered “ Aguamenti”. A jet of water shot out from the tip of her wand and hit the girl who was obviously writhing in pain. Hermione stopped twitching. Slowly she opened her eyes looking around. Harry, Ron and Ginny were hovering over her with anxious faces.
“Hermione! Are you alright? What happened? You were screaming..” Ron was worried. This wasnt the first time they caught her screaming in the sleep. Ever since the day she told them that her parents were dead, she had problems with her sleep. She wouldnt sleep at night. And when she finally slept, she would wake up screaming and writhing.
“Nothing. I-I’m alright. A bad dream again” Hermione replied avoiding everyones eyes.
“‘Mione, you’re still shaking. I can tell that you’re not alright. Are you sure you dont want to share those dreams?”. If not anybody, Harry knew how it was to have nightmares. He was a regular victim of bad dreams before the downfall of Lord Voldemort.
“No Harry. Its fine. Nothing to be bothered about. I guess they’ll stop in a while” she hoped.
“Is it about..OUCH. Sorry nothing” Ron abruptly ended as Harry stomped hard on his feet to shut him down. They avoided bringing up her parents if they could help it. Who would want to watch their best friend to breakdown?
“Did someone just say glumbumbles?” asked Fred with a comic expression in his face.
“Whats so funny about them?” Ginny asked them confused.
“Doltish git, he cannot recognise a joke even if it danced naked infront of him. I wont say everybody should be as charming as we are, but having a little common sense doesnt hurt anybody” added up George grinning toothily.
“Hermione had a bad dream again” replied Harry. Fred and George exchanged sarcastic looks.
“Great. First water and now feathers. Certainly a best way to start the day. I wonder whats coming next” Hermione frowned. Getting off her bed she reached for her wand and muttered,”Scourgify”. The mess disappeared at once. But she was glad that her sleep issues were forgotten by others. While Ron and Harry were busy in the hissing match between the twins and Ginny, she slipped into the bathroom unnoticed. She stared at her reflection in her mirror as she brushed her teeth. There were dark circles under her eyes and she looked thinner than before. Well, she couldn’t help with her sleep. Some things were just inevitable in her life.
A/N : Hey beautiful people. This is my first story. So basically i'm an ickle here. Apologies for mistakes in case of any. I kept Snape and Fred alive in my story, cant afford to lose them, can we?. Its been a while since i wrote this chapter, but couldnt continue it due to heavy schedule of my med school. I hope you'll like this edited one. Thanks for reading it and reviews are most welcome. May Draco visit the dreams of the readers and especially the awesome reviewers. See ya soon with next chapter. *Gives away chocolate cookies* :) :) -Darklove
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