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Her Reason to Stay by kitty_kat9211
Chapter 1 : Dreading and Pacing
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 Chicago, Illinois, USA- 1 day before reunion

 Some may think that 5 years is too short of a time for a reunion, but not Hermione Granger. She has been both looking forward and dreading this day since she got the message from Hogwarts in the mail.

 Dear Miss Hermione Granger,

 You are cordially invited to the class of 1998 five year reunion on May 22, 2003 located at the Great Hall of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at 7 pm. Hope to see you there.

 From, Headmistress Minerva McGonagall

 “Hogwarts always know how to find me, even when I disappear without anyone knowing for two years.” Hermione thought to herself after reading the letter.

That was three months ago, and now that the big night is tomorrow, she started to freak out.

“How will my friends react when I come back? Will they be mad?” Questions like these always popped inside her head, but the questions that haunted her most was always about of them.

“How is he?”

“Does he miss me?”

“Is he still with her?”

Hermione had no idea what was going to happen at the reunion, let alone the rest of the summer back at the place she used to call home for so long. No one knew where Hermione had disappeared to until she got a letter from her best friend Ginny after a year of Hermione’s disappearance.

 Dearest Hermione,

            I forgive you for leaving, but if you don’t get your ass down here for my wedding I will never forgive you!

 Love, Ginny

 At first Hermione was only planning on going back for the wedding in August, but after getting the letter from Headmistress McGonagall, she was stuck being back for the whole summer. After many letters, phone calls, and many times Hermione wanted to pull the curls right out of her light brown hair, everything was ready for Hermione’s arrival back, all she had to do was pack her stuff and go…but was Hermione ready?

Consumed with thoughts of seeing everyone again, Hermione didn’t realize what time it was.

“Oh crap, I’m gonna be late for the plane, Ginny is going to kill me!” as Hermione grabbed her suitcase, ran to her car and drove off to the airport not knowing what was waiting for her summer back.


Malfoy Manor, Wiltshire, England- 1 day before reunion

 Dear Mr. Draco Malfoy and Blaise Zabini,

You are cordially invited to the class of 1998 five year reunion on May 22, 2003 located at the Great Hall of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at 7 pm. Hope to see you there.

 From, Headmistress Minerva McGonagall

 “You know Draco, if you read the same letter for a certain amount of time, it doesn’t change what’s on the letter. Try all you want, but it’s not gonna work mate.” Said a laughing Blaise Zabini watching his best friend pace back and forth starring at the letter they received in the mail 3 months ago.

“Oh shut up Blaise.” Draco snarled still pacing.

“What’s wrong with you anyways? You look like a nervous 1st year waiting to be called to the sorting hat; it’s just a 5 year reunion for heaven’s sake!”

“Ya, it’s a 5 year reunion, so that means we’re gonna see EVERYONE!” and with a confused look from his best friend, Draco ran through his fingers through his blonde hair that was blocking his silver eyes and explained to his confused friend,

“Parkinson is gonna be there.”

            “Why are you worrying about Pansy? You’re engaged to the gorgeous Astoria Greengrass.” Blaise asked.

            “That’s my point. She’s gonna kill me when she finds out the one I’m engaged to isn’t her.” And with that Blaise let out a loud laugh that even the house elves in the kitchen could hear.

            When Draco first met Astoria Greengrass through her older sister Daphne Greengrass, who was in his grade, he never would have pictured himself in a relationship with her, let alone engaged, but here he was today.

            “And what about you Blaise, I bet Daphne is excited to see you tomorrow night. Whatever happened to you guys? I thought you guys were meant to be?” Draco asked with a huge smirk on his face trying not to laugh.

            “The only reason why we got together in the first place was because you and Astoria got together and once you lovebirds got engaged Daphne thought we should too so I ended it.”

            “Aw, not ready for commitment are we? You guys would have made such a cute married couple.” Draco joked as Blaise got up to hit him in the arm.

            “The only thing that is stopping me from hexing your sorry little ass is that you’re my best friend.”

            “And also the fact that you’re living in my house, I could kick your sorry little ass out any moment.” Draco added.

            “Aw, that’s true. But you know Astoria would be mad if you did that. She is too good for your own kind mate.”

            “Ya, but that’s one thing I love about her.” Draco said with a big grin on his face as they both laughed. Once the laughter calmed down, and the pacing has long stopped Draco got to thinking,

            “I wonder how everyone will be tomorrow night. I mean, it does gonna be weird seeing everyone again, to see how much they’ve changed in the past five years.”

            “Ya, but I bet not everyone has changed. Like… Granger, I bet she’s still the fuzzy haired bookworm who world revolves around Potter and those stupid Weasleys...if she even shows up tomorrow.” Blaise said.

            “Ugh, Weasley and Granger, you knew those two were bound to be together someday…what do you mean if she shows up tomorrow?” Draco said.

            “Oh you didn’t hear?”

            “Hear what?” Draco asked confused.

            “Two weeks before Granger and Weasley were about to get married, Granger suddenly called off the engagement and disappeared. No one has seen her in two years, not even Potter, Weasley is now with Lavender Brown.”

.           “Granger and Weasley never got married? And Granger has been missing for about two years? Well who would have thunk. Do you know why she called off the engagement?” Draco asked.

            “No, but I bet she had some commitment problems, or she finally realized what kind of family she was getting herself into.” Blaise said.

            “Granger afraid of commitment? Never.” Draco thought to himself.

“Do you think she’ll show up to the reunion tomorrow?” Draco couldn’t help but ask.

            “I’m not sure, there’s even been a rumor going around that on the day of the wedding, Granger killed herself, but if that’s true, that’s one filthy little mudblood we don’t have to worry about seeing, isn’t it?” Blaise said in relief.

            “Ya I guess.” Draco said feeling somewhat bad agreeing with his friend as the front door opened to a tall woman with black wavy hair carrying shopping bags.

            “What are two of the most important men in my life talking about?” Astoria asked while dropping her shopping bags to give Draco a small peck on the lips.

            “Astoria love, Draco was threatening me to kick me out again.”

            “Draco, why would you do that? You know the manor wouldn’t be as entertaining if Blaise didn’t live with us.” Astoria giggled as she went to give Blaise a hug.

            “He was threatening to hex me!” Draco said in defense.

            “Draco, what did you say this time?” Astoria said as Blaise smiled in triumph.

            “Nothing, I was just telling him about how excited Daphne is again to see her Blaisey-poo after so long.” Draco said snuggling up to his fiancé.

            “Aw Blaise, you know Daphne has been dying to see you since you guys broke up, she tells me every time we get together. Why did you guys break up anyways?” and hearing that, Blaise groaned and it was Draco’s turn to grin in triumph.

            “Now, do you guys have what you’re wearing tomorrow night?”

            “No…” the boys both groaned.

            “Well come on, it’s a good thing I went shopping today.” And Astoria grabbed both Draco’s and Blaise’s hands and headed up the stairs.

As Astoria forced the boys to try on outfit after outfit, Draco couldn’t stop repeating one fact in his head but couldn’t figure out why,

            “Granger and Weasley never got married.”



So what do you think?? It's my first story so please be nice :D. All characters belong to J.K. Rowling, I only own the plot... so enjoy and review!

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