Chapter 1 : Chapter One: The World Crumbles
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A/N: Soooo…new story nerves! Sorry, I really am not planning things really if you have any suggestions…I’d love to hear them. I really don’t know where this is going to go but I will not abandon this story. So please read and review and be gentle.
Chapter One: The World Crumbles
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It had happened. My perfect world crumbles apart. Those dreams I had had about us…fly right out of my subconscious. My chocolate brown eyes were brimming with tears which I was trying to blink back. A single tear slips out and slides down my face, breaking the dam and suddenly the salty tears are spilling out. I can’t believe that I thought he actually liked me. Me, bookworm Granger. The girl with all the answers. I guess I should have noticed. After the war he asked me to be his girlfriend and I...I said yes. God I was so happy that day. I never even noticed that our kisses held no feeling whatsoever. I never noticed there was no spark but I would bet 10,000 galleons that he had noticed. We were fine for quite some time, a few months. Then he started to try to get me to do things with him. He pushed me but I relented. I kept saying I wasn’t ready and each night, since we slept in the same bed, it was kind of awkward because everynight he'd ask me the same thing over and over and I would say no. Slowly I started noticing things, small things. He would say he was going to the gym, but when he came back he’d be far too happy to have gone to the gym, although he was sweaty and often reeked of rather disturbing odor. Sometimes I could smell lavender perfume on him, but I thought I was hallucinating.,so I simply brushed it off. Then one day he came home and I spotted something.
Ron comes home as usual looking cute. I take in his ruffled look. His jeans were loose and his shirt was untucked. The collar was open. Right then I noticed a bright red lipstick stain on his collar. Now where could that have come from? Confused as I was, so I asked him.
“Ron…what is that stain on your collar?”
“What stain Mi?”
“Don’t be stupid with me Ronald, you know what I’m talking about!”
“Honestly Mi I have no idea what it is that you are talking about.”
“Don’t have any idea hmmm?” I dragged him towards the mirror. I pointed the stain out clearly.
“Oh that? That’s just a ketchup stain! From the…the..uh..hamburger I had for lunch.”
I knew fairly well it wasn’t a ketchup stain those did not look like lip stains, but I let it go.
“Alright be careful next time.”
The next day he told me he was going out to lunch with his best friend, Harry, right after he finished the sandwich I had made him. I said fine. After he left I slipped on the invisibility cloak which I had borrowed from Harry and followed him. We arrived at the Leaky Cauldron and I watched him enter room. I waited but he didn’t come out. I was about to go in there and see what was going on when Lavender came up the stairs. I watched as she sauntered right into the room. My heart sank all I could think was no,…no this was NOT happening. Slowly I crept over to the door, taking off the cloak I gently pushed the door back a crack so I could see into the room. What I saw in there broke my heart. Ron was snogging the daylights out of Lavender. His hands began wandering and suddenly Lavender’s clothes were on the ground and they were going at it pretty hard.
END OF FLASHBACK
Although looking at them was making my heart shatter into a million pieces, I couldn’t seem to look away, so I ran. I didn’t know exactly where I was going or what I was doing. All I knew was that I had to get away. I didn’t realize where I was until Harry caught hold of my elbow.
“Mione? What’s wrong?” Ginny asks concern filling her voice.
“You found out didn’t you?” Harry quietly asks.
“YOU KNEW!!!” I shriek, “YOU KNEW THIS ENTIRE TIME?”
“Now, Hermione calm down.”
“HARRY, I WILL NOT CALM DOWN! DO YOU WANT TO EXPLAIN TO ME WHY THE HELL YOU DIDN’T TELL ME??”
“Mi, you were so happy…I…I couldn’t bring myself to do it.”
“I kept telling Ron to either knock it off or break up with you and he said he would but…”
“Since when?” I ask my voice barely audible.
“Since three months ago.”
“THREE MONTHS AGO??? YOU’VE BEEN KEEPING HIS SECRET FOR THREE FUCKING MONTHS???”
“Mi I told you I was sorry.”
“No Harry I’m sorry. I need to be left alone right now.”
“What? Mi, no, don’t leave yet!”
I just got up and ran. Not noticing a thing in the world until I crashed into someone. Someone taller than me and muscular.
A/N: Soooooo…How’d ya like it? Hmm? Lemme know I’m dying here! But wait see that bubble below? It’s a magical Patronus…just type in what you feel and It will tell me. So feed the Patronus.
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