Tears fell from Hermione's eyes as she pulled her knees to her chest. She'd been sitting by the black lake for nearly five hours but she couldn't bring herself to go back to the Gryffindor Tower even though she knew she had to be up early to catch the train home the next day. Hermione looked up at the sky and took a deep breath as she rested her chin on her knees. She closed her eyes as flashes of what Ron had tried to do to her reverberated through her mind.
Hermione was sound asleep when she suddenly felt a hand creep under her blouse. Her eyes flew open and she saw Ron strattling her. She gasped and shoved him off of her as she jerked into a sitting position.
"What the hell are you doing" Hermione questioned as she pulled her cover up to her chest.
"Oh come on Hermione you know you want it" Ron stated as he climbed back on top of her. He shoved the cover aside and put his hand between her legs. She took a deep breath and shoved him off of her once more as she scrambled off the bed. She ran from the girls dorm and had almost made it to the common room when she was shoved against the wall.
"Ron let go of me" Hermione pleaded as she struggled against him. He placed his arm across her chest and shoved his hand between her legs once again.
"Come on I know you want it" Ron whispered huskily and Hermione began trembling as the tears fell from her eyes. She brought her knee between his legs as hard as she could causing him to stumble backwards. She then hurried from the common room and took off running as fast as she could.
Hermione ran her fingers through her hair and took a deep breath as she looked out across the lake. Fresh tears fell from her eyes and wrapped her arms around her knees. Never before had she felt so heartbroken and betrayed. Hermione closed her eyes and buried her face in her knees. The next thing she knew she could hear the sound of wings flapping towards her. She raised her head and saw a solid black owl flying towards her. The owl dropped an envelope into her hands and flew off leaving her confused. She then opened the envelope and pulled out a folded piece of paper. When Hermione unfolded it she saw that it was a birth certificate. She began reading it silently and felt tears sting her eyes once again.
Name: Hermione Vanessa Zabini
Parent: Juliana Zabini
Siblings: Blaise Alexander Zabini (twin)
Blood Status: Pureblood
Birth date: September 19, 1979
Hermione clenched her fists as the tears fell from her eyes. She was unaware of the fact that she was being watched by a certain blond haired slytherin and his dark haired best friend. She was just about to pull the second piece of paper out of the envelope when she suddenly felt a wave of dizziness wash over her. Her vision became fuzzy and she fell over with the birth certificate clutched in her hand. The last thing she saw before falling unconscious was the rain pouring down. When she finally regained consciousness she was dimly aware that someone was dabbing at her forehead with a cool damp cloth. Her eyes fluttered open and she saw that a blond woman sitting next to her. A wave of confusion washed over her and she looked around. It was then that she noticed that she was in a dimly lit room. Hermione suddenly felt a pair of eyes on her and looked over to see the woman watching her.
"Where am I...How did I get here" Hermione questioned as she eased herself into a sitting position.
"You're at the Three Broomsticks...My son found you unconscious beside the black lake and brought you here...He found this lying next to you...My name is Narcissa" The woman replied as she held out an envelope. Hermione grabbed it and looked down at her hands. It was then that she finally realized that she was holding a crumpled piece of paper in her hands. All at once flashes of the days evens coursed through her mind and she uncrumbled the piece of paper with trembling hands. The minute she saw the words on the paper she felt tears sting her eyes. She then looked inside the envelope and saw another piece of paper. Hermione pulled the paper out and unfolded it. She took a deep breath as she began reading it silently.
My Dearest Hermione:
Now that you are 17 it's time you knew the truth....When you a year old times were hard and it was dangerous for Pureblood families to have more than one child...I had been so afraid of you getting hurt that I did the hardest thing I had ever had to do...I put you up for adoption so that you would be safe...Not a day goes by that I don't regret my decision....I'm so sorry that you have to find out this way but your adoptive parents were supposed to tell you the morning of your 17th birthday and they didn't....Seeing as how it's the last night of school I was wondering if you would like to move in with your brother and myself...I would much like to get to know you....I love you very much and I hope you can forgive me.
Hermione closed her eyes and crumbled the letter in her hands as fresh tears fell from her eyes. A wave of anger and betrayal washed over her as her whole body began trembling. She'd been living a lie for 17 years and her adoptive parents had never even told her. They had kept the truth from her and weren't even going to tell her.
"I need some air" Hermione stated and she scrambled off the bed as fast as she could. She ran from the room and hurried down the stairs as fast as she could. She then ran outside and placed her hands on her knees as her shoulders wracked with sobs. Hermione clenched her fists and took a deep breath as she stood upright. She closed her eyes and disappariated as her heart started pounding rapidly within her chest. She was unaware of the fact that the Malfoy family had followed her. Two seconds later she landed in front of the only home she had ever known. She looked up at the porch and saw her adoptive parents sitting on the porch. The minute they saw her they knew she had discovered the truth.
"Hermione dear what are you doing here" Jillian asked as she slowly rose from her seat.
"Why didn't you tell me" Hermione cried angrily as another wave of anger coursed through her veins.
"Tell you what dear" Philip questioned as he rose from his seat and walked off the porch.
"Don't treat me like I'm stupid....Why didn't you tell me that I was adopted...Why did you hide the truth from me" Hermione cried as her heart continued to pound rapidly within her chest.
"Hermione you've got to understand that we did what was best for you" Jillian stated as she joined her husband in the yard.
"You had no right to keep the truth from me...You were supposed to tell me on my 17th birthday why didn't you" Hermione cried and Philip sighed as he tried to keep his frustration under control.
"Hermione we didn't feel that she deserved to have you back in her life after giving you up" Philip stated and Hermione clenched her fists as the tears kept falling from her eyes.
"She did it to protect me...She wanted me to know about her" Hermione replied as her shoulders trembled with anger. Jillian sighed and ran her fingers through her hair as she looked at her adopted daughter. She was about to respond when three blond figures suddenly appeared before them.
"Who are you...You have no business here" Jillian said and Hermione turned around to see the three Malfoy's standing behind her.
"Hermione dear come on it's not worth it...All that matters now is that you've got parents and a brother out there who desperately want to get to know you" Narcissa responded and Hermione closed her eyes as she tried to get her anger under control. She knew that the woman was speaking the truth but all she could think about was the fact that her adopted parents had betrayed her. She turned back towards Jillian and glared at her.
"You never should have kept the truth from me" Hermione stated and Jillian sighed as she tried to put a hand on her daughters shoulder.
"Mione you don't understand" Jillian replied and Hermione jerked away from her as a wave of betrayal washed over her.
"Don't touch me...I hate you" Hermione cried and she turned away from the woman without another word.
"Come on dear lets get you back to school" Narcissa replied and she placed a hand on the young woman's shoulder. They disappariated and landed in Hogsmead two seconds later. The minute the landed Hermione fell to her knees and wrapped her arms around herself as her whole body wracked with sobs. The next thing she knew she could feel a pair of arms go around her waist.
"Why did they lie to me...Why did they keep the truth from me" Hermione cried and she felt a pair of fingers run through her hair.
"Because they're selfish and care about nobody but themselves" Narcissa replied and Hermione took a deep breath as she tried to get her emotions under control. She slowly rose to her feet and wiped her eyes. She was about to respond when she suddenly heard two pops come from behind her. Hermione turned around and found herself standing in front of the one and only Draco Malfoy and his father Lucius.
"Draco take Miss Zabini back to the school...Your mother and I will see you when you get home tomorrow" Lucius stated and Draco nodded as he walked over to the girl he had once hated.
"Come on dinner will be starting soon" Draco said and Hermione nodded as she allowed him to lead her up the hill towards the school. When they reached the top of the hill Hermione found herself thinking about what Ron had done to her.
"Draco I don't know if I can go in there" Hermione whispered and Draco looked at her with a concerned expression on his face.
"Why wouldn't you be able to" Draco questioned and Hermione took a deep breath as she tried to keep her emotions under control.
"The reason you found me by the black lake is because Ron had tried to rape me...I've been out here since our second free period this afternoon" Hermione replied and Draco suddenly felt a wave of anger wash over him.
"Come on I'll take care of it" Draco responded and Hermione nodded once again as they walked up the steps to the school. When they entered the building Draco guided Hermione towards the Great Hall. They had almost reached their destination when Hermione stopped in her tracks.
"I just need a minute alone" Hermione said and she walked towards the girls lavatory with Draco following her. Once inside she walked over to the mirror and gasped as her heart started pounding rapidly within her chest. The girl staring back at her was one she didn't recognize. She now had long jet black luscious curls that reached to the middle of her back and eyes that were now a deep shade of blue. Hermione also noticed that she had grown a few inches taller, her breasts had grown a little bigger, and her skin had taken on a tanned look. She sighed and realized that she looked horrible after sitting outside for hours. She summoned a brush with her wand and began brushing the tangles out of her hair. Hermione then summoned two dragonfly hair clips and pinned both sides of her hair up. Once her hair was fixed she turned the water on and washed the tear stains off her face. When she was finished making herself presentable she walked back out into the hall to find Draco waiting for her.
"Come on, lets get this over with" Draco stated as he put his arm around her waist and walked her towards the Great Hall. The minute they entered the Great Hall all forms of communication ceased and several heads turned their way. Draco kept his arm around Hermione's waist and guided her up to the teachers table causing the headmaster to look up.
"Mr. Malfoy, Miss Granger what can I do for you" Dumbledore questioned and Hermione tensed as a wave of anger washed over her.
"That is not my name" Hermione responded angrily and Draco rubbed her shoulder trying to calm her down.
"Professor I know it's the last night of school but we were wondering if Hermione could be resorted...She no longer feels safe in the Gryffindor tower" Draco stated and Dumbledore smiled with a twinkle in his eye.
"Well I don't see why not...I suspected that you might want to...Have a seat on the stool Miss Zabini" Dumbledore replied as he pulled the sorting hat out of nowhere. Hermione took a deep breath and walked over to the stool. She sat down closed her eyes as Dumbledore walked over to her.
"I hope I doing the right thing" Hermione muttered to herself and she suddenly felt a hand on her shoulder. She looked up and saw Draco standing next to her.
"If I could have your attention for a few moments one of your classmates is about to be resorted" Dumbledore stated and he placed the sorting hat Hermione's head. The minute he did it sprung to life.
"Ah Miss Granger this is unexpected, but wait this a surprise for that is not your name any longer...You are none other than Hermione Vanessa Zabini the lost Zabini twin...I wonder why I didn't see it before...Well I think we know where this is going...Better be SLYTHERIN" The sorting hat called out and Hermione sighed as she pulled the hat off her heat. She rose from the stool and tried to keep her nerves under control.
"The sorting hat has made it's decision so I think a change in wardrobe is in order" Dumbledore responded and he waved his wand at the young woman before him. Hermione looked down and watched as her Gryffindor crest changed into the Slytherin crest.
"Come on Hermione lets go meet your brother" Draco stated and Hermione nodded as she allowed him to lead her over to the Slytherin table. The minute they reached their destination Blaise rose from his seat and pulled her into a fierce hug.
"You don't know how lost I've been without you" Blaise whispered as he fought the emotions that were raging inside him.
"I can imagine...I just found out that the past 17 years of my life have been a lie" Hermione replied as her brother stepped back from her. He then held his hand out so that she could sit down. Hermione sat down and tried to keep her hands from trembling. She suddenly found herself wondering what her friends were thinking. She looked up towards the Gryffindor table and saw that Ginny had tears in her eyes while both Harry and Ron were glaring. Blaise followed his sisters line of sight and sighed.
"Go to her, looks like she needs you" Blaise said and Hermione nodded as she rose from her seat. She then walked over to the Gryffindor table as her heart started pounding rapidly within her chest. The minute she reached her old table Ginny rose from her seat and threw her arms around her.
"Don't you ever scare me like that again Hermione...I've been worried sick about you...Where have you been for the past five hours" Ginny cried as she pulled away and looked at her best friend.
"I was at the black lake...I didn't feel safe in the Gryffindor tower" Hermione replied and Ginny became confused as she wiped her eyes.
"Why not" Ginny questioned and Hermione sighed as she ignored the glares she was getting from Ron and Harry.
"Because while I was taking a nap earlier during my second free period your brother tried to rape me...I shoved him off and managed to get down to the common room but he chased after me" Hermione replied as a tear fell from her eyes. Ginny gasped and turned towards her brother as anger bubbled inside her. She clenched her fists and punched him as hard as she could.
"You sorry conniving bastard...How could you" Ginny screeched angrily and Ron snorted as he crossed his arms.
"She had it coming...Have you seen the way she dresses" Ron replied and Ginny punched him again giving him a bloody nose and a busted lip. She was about to respond when Professor McGonagall approached them.
"Miss Weasley you are wanted at the teachers table" McGonagall stated and Ginny nodded as she grabbed Hermione's hand dragging her along. Once again Hermione found herself standing at the teachers table.
"Miss Weasley I have a proposition for you...Seeing as how Hermione has been resorted I was wondering if you'd like to join her in the Slytherin house so that she'll have at least one friend that she's comfortable with" Dumbledore asked and Ginny huffed as she crossed her arms angrily.
"Yes I want to be resorted...I refuse to be in the same house as a rapist" Ginny stated and Dumbledore nodded as he once again rose from his seat. He walked over to Ginny and placed the sorting hat on her head after she sat down on the stool. The minute it hit her head it sprung to life.
"SLYTHERIN" The sorting hat roared and Ginny rose from the stool taking the hat off. Dumbledore waved his wand at Ginny's robes and in a matter of seconds she was wearing the Slytherin Crest. Hermione hooked her arm through Ginny's and they walked over to their new table.
"What was that about" Draco stated and Hermione smiled as she looked over at Ginny.
"Professor Dumbledore asked Ginny if she wanted to be resorted into Slytherin so that I would have someone I'm comfortable with staying with me and she agreed...After what Ron did to me she doesn't want to be in the same house as him" Hermione replied and Ginny huffed as she glared across the hall at her brother. She wanted nothing more than to shove his head into a brick wall.
"He's nothing but a conniving irresponsible cold hearted bastard" Ginny stated angrily causing Blaise and Draco to snicker. They had never heard the young redhead use such foul language before.
"Well I think we should start eating before the food disappears" Blaise replied and Hermione smiled as she began fixing herself a plate of food. She had just taken a bite of her food when she suddenly felt a pair of eyes on her. She looked up and saw Pansy Parkinson had arrived at the Slytherin table and that she was glaring at her.
"Why is she glaring at me" Hermione questioned as she turned towards her brother with a confused expression on her face.
"She's jealous of the fact that you came in with Draco....They've been split up since second year but she still tries to act like she has a claim on him" Blaise replied and Hermione nodded as she continued eating her food. After they all finished eating they began walking towards the dungeons. When they portrait to the Slytherin common room Draco stated the password and the four slytherins stepped inside. Hermione gasped as she looked around at the common room. She saw that it was a whole lot bigger than the Gryffindor common room.
"Wow I never would have expected the Slytherin common room to be this big" Hermione stated as she continued to look around. Blaise laughed and crossed his arms as he sat down on the couch in front of the fireplace. He was just about to respond when the potrait door swung open and Pansy Parkinson walked in.
"Would someone like to explain to me why those two are suddenly part of Slytherin" Pansy demanded and Draco rolled his eyes as he sat down next to his best friend with his arms crossed.
"Weren't you listening or are you just plain stupid" Draco questioned and Pansy huffed as she crossed her arms.
"They don't belong here...They're nothing but a blood traitor and a mudblood" Pansy stated and Blaise clenched his fist as he jumped form his seat.
"Don't you dare call my sister a mudblood you arrogant whore" Blaise snarled and Pansy sneered as she took a step forward.
"Oh come off it Blaise you don't have a sister" Pansy replied and Hermione clenched her fists as anger coursed through her veins. She pulled her birth certificate out of her pocket and held it out.
"Oh yeah then what's this" Hermione stated as she shook the piece of paper in front of Pansy's face.
"It doesn't take a genius to forge papers" Pansy retorted and Hermione pulled the letter from her mother out of her pocket.
"Well then maybe this with knock some sense into you...This is a letter from my mother...She's the one that sent me the birth certificate so if you're calling me a lair you're calling her a liar" Hermione replied angrily as she held the letter up in front of her. Pansy glared at her and snatched the letter away. She then began reading it silently to herself.
"You've got to be kidding me...This is ridiculous" Pansy stated as she shoved the letter back at Hermione who snatched it back.
"Call it what you will but I'm telling you right now if you disrepect her in any way you'll have me to answer to" Blaise replied and Pansy huffed as she crossed her arms once again.
"I refuse to share a dorm with these two" Pansy retorted and Hermione rolled her eyes as she crossed her arms.
"Would you get over yourself...You're acting childish" Hermione replied and Pansy huffed as she walked upstairs to the girls dorm.
"Well seeing as how it's the last night of school...If you're not comfortable staying in the dorm just yet you're welcome to sleep down here" Blaise stated and Hermione nodded as she sat down on the opposite couch.
"I'm not tired right now anyway" Hermione replied as she pulled her knees to her chest.
"Ok well Draco and I are heading to bed" Blaise said and Hermione nodded as she watched the slytherin boys rise from their seats. She wrapped her arms around her knees and stared into the fire as the boys walked up to their dorm. The next thing she knew Ginny was sitting next to her.
"Hey are you ok" Ginny questioned and Hermione took a deep breath as she fought the tears that threatened to fall from her eyes. She was unaware of the fact that Draco and Blaise were listening from the top of the stairs.
"Not really...Gin I don't know who I am anymore....For the past 6 years I've thought that I was a useless mudblood because my adoptive parents chose to hide the truth from me" Hermione replied and Ginny sighed as she put an arm around her best friends shoulders.
"Mione just because you're a pureblood now it doesn't change who you are....You're still the kind compassionate woman I've known for the past five years" Ginny said and Hermione sighed as she wiped away a tear that had fallen from her eyes.
"What if she meets me and she doesn't like me" Hermione whispered and Ginny sighed as she rubbed her friends shoulders.
"Hermione she's going to like you....She's your mother" Ginny replied and Hermione looked over at the redhaired girl next to her.
"I just don't understand why I've been in the dark all this time...The thing that makes it worse is that even though he didn't know it my own brother was one of the ones torturing me for supposedly being a mudblood" Hermione stated and Ginny sighed as she continued to comfort her best friend.
"Hermione let it stay in the past...I'm pretty sure he's beating himself up over that....He couldn't have known that he was torturing his own sister...The truth was kept from him as well" Ginny replied and Hermione closed her eyes as she leaned against the back of the couch.
"I hate him....He's the reason I'm like this....I was never emotional until he entered my life" Hermione stated and Ginny knew automatically that she was talking about her brother.
"Hermione tell me the truth...Was this the first time Ron abused you" Ginny questioned as she held her best friends hand.
"Physically yes, emotionally no...He's always treating me as if I'm his property...I can't do anything without him trying to follow me" Hermione replied and Ginny forced herself to remain calm.
"Has he been like this the whole time you've been friends" Ginny asked and Hermione shook her head.
"No it started fourth year the night of the Yule Ball...He gave me hell because I went to the ball with Viktor Krum...It's because of him that I've never even had a boyfriend" Hermione replied and Ginny took a deep breath as she rose from the couch.
"Come on...We've got some shopping to do" Ginny stated and Hermione looked up at her with a confused expression on her face.
"What are you talking about" Hermione questioned and Ginny smiled as she held out her hand.
"We need to get you ready to meet your mother and to show Ron that you're not some trophy that he can parade around whenever he feels like it" Ginny replied and Hermoine smiled as she rose from her seat.
"How are we going to do that this late at night" Hermione questioned as they walked over to the portrait door.
"It just so happens that I know the owner of the clothing store in Hogsmead and she's already told me that if I ever need anything not to hesitate to ask her" Ginny replied as they pushed the portrait door open. They stepped out into the hall and made their way to the Entrance hall. When they reached their destination they walked out the front doors and continued down towards Hogsmead. Once they arried in Hogsmead Ginny led Hermione over to Madam Lavinia's Clothing Boutique. Ginny pulled the bell cord and within in minutes a blond haired woman was opening the door.
"Ginny dear what can I do for you" Lavinia asked and Ginny smiled as she crossed her arms.
"My friend needs a new wardrobe" Ginny replied and Lavinia grinned as she stepped away from the door. The two teens entered the shop and Lavinia waved her wand making the lights come on.
"So what type of clothing are you looking for" Lavinia questioned and Ginny smiled as she ushered Hermione up onto the fitting platform.
"Something daring and sexy...Something that shows off her womanly goods but doesn't make her look like a hooker" Ginny replied and Lavinia smiled as she waved her wand at Hermione. Within minute she was wearing a pair of black hip-hugging pants and a emerald green form fitting halter-top.
"Something like that maybe" Lavinia questioned and Ginny grinned as she crossed her arms.
"Make the hem of the halter-top a few inches shorter" Ginny replied and Lavinia waved her wand at the young woman before her. Two seconds later the halter-top was a few inches shorter showing off Hermione's bellybutton.
"I have to agree with you that looks amazing" Lavinia stated and Ginny smiled as she sat down in a chair.
"Alright do you think you can come with a complete new wardrobe for her" Ginny questioned and Lavinia nodded as she walked over to her counter.
"Honey by the time I finish with her wardrobe she's going to have boys panting after her left and right...You'll have the clothes by tomorrow morning" Lavinia replied and Ginny nodded as she rose from her seat. Hermione stepped off the platform and her clothes turned back to normal.
"Thank you Lavinia" Ginny said and the two teens walked back outside into the cool night air.
"Are you sure about this" Hermione questioned as they made their way back up to the school.
"Yes I am...You're 17 years old it's time you showed the world what you're made of" Ginny replied as she hooked her arm through Hermione's. By the time they got back to the Slytherin common room it was almost midnight. Hermione stated the password and they entered the common room. Hermione walked over to one of the couches and saw that it had been pulled out into a bed. She smiled and laid down pulling the covers up over her. She curled up and fell asleep the minute she got comfortable. The next morning Hermione woke up to the sun shining in her eyes. Her eyes fluttered open and she sat up running her fingers through her hair. The next thing she knew she could hear footsteps coming down the stairs. Hermione looked up and saw Blaise walking down followed by Draco.
"Morning sis how did you sleep" Blaise questioned and Hermione sighed as she got off the bed.
"I slept fine" Hermione replied as she tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. She waved her wand at the bed and it turned back into a couch. She looked at the other couch and saw that Ginny wasn't there. A wave of confusion washed over her as she looked around. A few minutes later she heard the portrait door open. Hermione looked over at the door and saw Ginny standing there with several shopping bags.
"Come on Hermione we've got work to do" Ginny stated and Hermione walked over to her as her heart started pounding rapidly within her chest.
"Ginny exactly how much clothes did Lavinia make" Hermione questioned and Ginny grinned as she grabbed her best friend by the arm.
"Enough to fill three walk-in closets" Ginny replied and Hermione gasped as she allowed her friend to drag her from the common room.
"Ginny I can't afford that" Hermione stated and Ginny laughed as they walked to the nears girls lavatory.
"You don't have to...Lavinia put them on your mothers tab...She told me when I went to get the clothes that she knew automatically that you were a Zabini" Ginny replied and Hermione sighed as she was Ginny start going through the bags. After several minutes of searching she pulled out a pair of black lacy undergarments, a black frilly skirt, and a midnight blue halter-top. Hermione quickly changed her clothes and looked at herself in the mirror. She gasped when she realized how beautiful she was. She smiled when she noticed that the skirt came up a few inches above the knees and that the halter-top left the majority of her back bare.
"Ginny there's just one problem...How are we going to keep my bra from showing" Hermione questioned and Ginny giggled as she waved her wand at her friends back. A few seconds later the back of the bra became invisible.
"From now on whenever you wear an outfit that exposes your back your bra will automatically become invisible" Ginny replied as she pulled a pair of black high heeled sandals out of one of the bags. She held them out and Hermione grabbed them. She then pulled them onto her feet and sighed as she looked at hersef in the mirror again.
"Are you sure this isn't a bit much" Hermione questioned as she looked over at her red haired friend.
"Yes I'm sure, now lets fix your hair" Ginny replied and she summoned a brush with her wand. She then began brushing her best friends hair. After she finished brushing Hermione's hair she pinned both sides of her hair up with dragonfly hairclips.
"We're going to have to head to the train soon" Hermione stated and Ginny chuckled as she began doing her best friends make-up.
"We're almost finished" Ginny replied as she continued doing Hermione's make-up. When they were finally finished Hermione looked at her reflection once again. Her eyes widened as a gasp erupted from her lips. She could hardly recognize herself.
"Ginny you're amazing" Hermione said and Ginny smiled as she gathered up the shopping bags.
"I know I am...Come on we have to pack...But first put this cloak on...I don't want anybody seeing you until I'm ready" Ginny replied and Hermione nodded as she pulled the cloak on. She then pulled the hood on and followed Ginny out of the lavatory. When they arrived back into the Slytherin common room Hermione noticed that Pansy had come down from the dorm and that she was trying to flirt with Draco. Hermione could tell that Draco was getting frustrated by the way he had his fists clenched.
"Hey Parkinson don't you have anything better to do" Hermione questioned as she crossed her arms.
"Not that it's any of your business but no I don't" Pany replied and Hermione huffed as she fought the wave of frustration that washed over her. She was about to respond when Blaise walked out of the girls dorms with Hermione's and Ginny's trunks.
"What's up with the cloak" Blaise questioned and Ginny grinned as she leaned against the couch.
"I don't want anyone seeing her until we get to breakfast" Ginny replied and Hermione rolled her eyes as she looked at her friend.
"You're enjoying this way to much" Hermione stated as she waved her wand at her new clothes sending them flying into her trunk.
"Well come on lets go to breakfast so that I can see what my sister looks like" Blaise said causing Draco to laugh as he rose from the couch. The four teens exited the Slytherin common room with Pansy following closely behind. When they arrived at the Great Hall Blaise sat the trunks down by the door.
"Alright, you two go ahead...No peeking" Ginny ordered and Blaise rolled his eyes as he entered the Great Hall with Draco.
"I don't know who you're trying to impress but it better not be Draco...He's mine" Pansy stated and she entered the Great Hall without another word. Hermione sighed and felt her heart start pounding rapidly within her chest.
"Ginny are you sure about this" Hermione asked and Ginny nodded as she crossed her arms.
"Yes I am...Now take off the cloak and hand it to me...I'm going to go in and I want you to follow me after ten minutes" Ginny replied and Hermione sighed as she watched her friend enter the Great Hall. She closed her eyes and took a deep breath as she tried to fight her nerves. After waiting ten minutes Hermione opened the doors to the Great Hall and stepped inside. The minute she did several heads turned her way and all forms of communication ceased. Hermione walked over to the Slytherin table and sat down beside Ginny.
"Whoa Weasley what did you do to my sister" Blaise questioned as a huge grin crossed his face.
"I merely showed her what her true potential is" Ginny replied as she put her arm around Hermione's shoulders. Hermione smiled and tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. She could feel a pair of eyes on her and looked up to see Draco watching her silently. She blushed and looked back down as she began fixing herself a plate of food. Hermione could already tell that her summer was going to be different than any summer she'd witnessed since her first year of Hogwarts.
A/N: Due to some plot complications I will be changing things about Hermione's new identity
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