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A/N I'm going to share this chapter to CUT_DMalfoy! Enjoy! Oh, and don't forget to review.
Ade W Malfoy
Chapter 3 - Revelations
A week passed by quickly and soon enough, the trio found themselves back in the charms classroom for charms creation class. Professor Dumbledore lectured them on charms creation.
“Each person has their own distinct style, but it would take an expert to tell the difference. Before each of you, are transfigured frogs. I want you to use a revealing spell that I, myself created to turn them back into the objects they were. The spell is "revelar". You may now begin."
Hermione pointed at her frog and couldn't help notice but behind her, Malfoy had picked up his wand as well. Damn him for being so quick. Hermione shook the thought off and pointed at the frog, focusing with all her mind...
Behind Hermione, Draco was glowing. Draco pointed his wand at the frog and spoke in a loud voice.
Draco's spell apparently missed the frog and hit Hermione instead.
Hermione froze for a second, then her body crumpled and sagged onto the stone floor. Her body convulsed, twitching with a strange rhythm, abruptly opening her mouth, she let out a scream of pure fear. She twisted and turned moaning in agony, and all Draco could do was stare. Harry was the first to move and levitated Hermione out of the room, bringing her to Madame Pomfrey.
Hermione saw a scene which was so similar, yet familiar to Harry. She heard a woman’s scream which sounded much like her mothers and then a flash of purple light which disappeared as fast as it had appeared. It wasn’t the first time she had a dream like that, just the fact that she had kept it a secret for a lot of years.
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Hermione opened her eyes, and the first thing she saw were the anxious expressions of Ron and Harry. She sat up slowly, wincing as pain surged through her whole body, making her ache. Hermione sat up and grinned weakly, but Harry and Ron just continued staring at her with shocked expressions on their faces. Hermione forced herself to suppress the dull thudding in her head, not wanting her friends to worry about her.
“Hey, Harry, Ron, at least I'm fine now, eh?” Hermione tried to lighten up the mood by joking. Even though it was a poor attempt, she thought that they might take the hint and try to cheer up, as the sombre mood was depressing and made her uneasy. Unfortunately, none can do. The two of them still stared at Hermione like she grew an extra head.
Hermione couldn't take it anymore, and snapped to them both, “What? Why are you two so serious? Did something happen?”
Harry shook his head in a disbelieving manner, and Ron slowly picked up a mirror, handing it to Hermione. She took it from Ron and peered into it.
“What about her? Who is she?” Hermione asked curiously. The girl in the mirror had black hair wavy, honey coloured eyes with flecks of green and a lips which were full and sort of shaped in the same way as Harry's. Hermione couldn't help but think that she was related to Harry, but that would be impossible, right? Harry was an only child, unless.... Unless, he was hiding something from her.
“Is she your sister?” Hermione looked at Harry. She was more confused than ever.
“No,” Ron stated with lips set into a thin line of frustration and anger, “The ferret hit you with the Revealing Charm that Dumbledore created and you...” Hermione switched off as all that happened yesterday came back to her.
“Unfortunately, you had been under an appearance changing charm since you were one.” said a new voice. The three of them turned and saw Dumbledore walking into the hospital wing towards their direction.
“A what charm?” asked Ron.
“An appearance changing charm, they are used to change the appearance of a person to what the caster is imagining...” Hermione trailed off. “Wait… why would anyone cast an appearance charm on me? My family didn’t know the Wizarding world existed until I got my Hogwarts letter. So, it isn’t quite possible because I looked exactly like my parents before the charm hit me! Or was I adopted, or a long lost twin sister of Harry, or were my parents also under the appearance changing charm?
“Woah! Calm down Mione, one question at a time.” Harry told her.
“Ms Granger, please calm down and I’ll explain everything to you. Whilst you were unconscious I did some research, it seems to me that you had an appearance changing charm and another cast on you. Fortunately for you, if the appearance changing charm is used together with another charm, they won’t be as strong as when one is used independently. Do you remember having any flashbacks or weird dreams?”
“Well, there is one Professor. I hear a woman’s scream which sounded like my mothers, and then there is a flash of purple light.” Hermione said, confused.
“Hang on a second that sounds similar to what I dream about!” Harry suddenly said. Hermione and Dumbledore had been so focused on their conversation that they forgot Harry and Ron were still standing there.
“WHAT!!??” Hermione shouted once again. “Does this mean Voldemort tried to kill my parents too???”
"Not necessarily Ms Granger, it would not be possible that Voldemort was behind this if not he would have killed your family. But seeing you are still alive but have an appearance charm cast on you, it is more likely to be done by other wizards. I'd like to ask your parents to come to Hogwarts."
Hermione nodded her head and Dumbledore sent Harry to floo to her parents’ house and bring them to Hogwarts.
A/N: I'm really gratified that Ade W Malfoy has allowed me to write this chapter, and we will be working together on further chapters in this story. Please review! It would mean a lot to us :)