Tears, Roses, and Desparation

FINISHED: Harry and Hermoine are devastated. Those closest to them have died after Voldemort's attack on Hogwarts. But hopes of moving on bring them closer together.

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1. Disbelief

Hermione's POV

 

I could not believe it.  Ron was dead, and there was Alecto Carrow standing right in front of me cakcling.  I broke down, I could not stand it, it was too much; it was all too much.  I sat there sobbing until I heard a raspy voice talking to me.

"Is the little girl crying over her protective boyfriend?   This is just so amusing!  But I cannot waste time, the master needs Harry Potter.  Stand up you stupid girl, tell me where he is!" Alecto screamed

"I will not tell you where Harry is!" I yelled standing up slowly and defiantly

"Then you will die!" Alecto shouted

"Flependo!" I waved my wand and listening to the cackle of Alecto as she dodged the spell

"Avada Ked-" Began Alecto but I interrupted

"Petrificus Totalus!" I screamed, I knew it was riduculous defending myself against The Killing Curse with a paralyzing spell

It worked, but she would not stay like that for long. I sat down, unable to control my actions.  I began crying again when I saw Harry continuing on his way to the Forbidden Forest.  He looked over at me and raised an eyebrow.  I hid my face between my knees; I heard his footsteps walking over to me.

He put an arm around me.  I just sat crying.  He rubbed my back not even asking what was wrong, he knew I was not ready to tell him.  He stopped and lifted my face up by my chin.

"Hermione, I need to leave.  If you are going to tell me I need to know now.  Wait, where is Ron?" Harry looked at me sternly, but I knew inside this was killing him because he knew the answer

"There," I pointed at Ron's still figure

"Oh," He hugged me close, "Close your eyes and do not listen,"

I obeyed.  A bright light creeped under my eyelids.  He tapped my cheek, letting me know I could open my eyes.  I opened them slowly, not quite willing to see what I was sure he had done.  I looked at Alecto and I knew I was right.

"Take Ron to the Great Hall, I know that Mrs. Weasley will want to see him." Harry winced thinking of her inevitable reaction to his death

I just nodded, if any other words were to escape my mouth I knew I would not be able to hold back the tears.  Harry left me alone with the bodies and I levitated Ron to the Great Hall where all the dead or injured were.

I set him on the floor and walked over to an already sobbing Mrs. Weasley.  I looked to see Fred lying still on a cot.  Tears began leaking out of the corners of my eyes.  I could not handle, Harry sacrificing himself, Ron dying protecting me, and Fred dying.  That must have been what Ron had wanted to talk to me about.  Why did he leave them?  Why did he have to look for me? I would rather have died than going through this, but I was not going to kill myself now.  I knew he would have wanted me to stay alive, even if it meant pain for me.  He would want me to move on.

I wiped my eyes and went up to Mrs. Weasley who was with most of her immediate family.  I gently smiled at her and she hugged me.  I stroked her back as she wailed quietly into my shoulder.  I slowly pulled away with tears streaming down my cheeks, I could not hold it in, not for anyone.  She looked at me pleadingly, silently begging me not to tell her what she thought had happened.  I had to say it or I would begin to go insane which would slowly kill me.

"Mrs. Weasley," I began

"Please," She begged, "Please tell me he is okay,"

"I cannot, Mrs. Weasley," I gulped back tears, "Ron is d-d-d-dead!"

I collapsed, she just stood there in complete denial.  She shook her head at me.  She could not handle it and she showed that much differently than I did.  She screamed, I just sobbed sitting there.  What else could I do?  She was so deep in denial that I was surprised that she had not slapped me yet for telling her another child of hers was dead.

"Ron is not dead, you are a liar!" She yelled at me

"He is, he is." I moaned

"Get away from me you liar!" Mrs. Weasley said weakly

"I am not lying, as much as I wish I was!" I begin pleading with her, "Please forgive me, I did not want to be the messenger, but I had to be otherwise you would not forgive me at all."

"Oh, Hermione, I am so sorry.  I just cannot believe this.  Fred and Ron all in one day, I just- I just cannot do this."  Mrs. Weasley whimpered

"What is it?" Mr. Weasley asked hugging her from behind

"Arthur, R-R-R-Ron is d-d-d-dead." Mrs. Weasley turned and sobbed into her husband's shoulder

"What?!" Mr. Weasley pushed Mrs. Weasley away to look her in the eye

"He is dead," Mrs. Weasley pulled her husband back to her

 

 

Harry's POV

 

"Take Ron to the Great Hall, I know that Mrs. Weasley will want to see him." I said wincing knowing what Mrs. Weasley's reaction would be and how she would not be happy that I would not be there

Hermione just nodded at me and I walked away.  I considered my death, how would it feel? I wondered as I walked to the Forbidden Forest.  Things rushed through my mind, what would my friends do when they found out I was dead?  Would they give up? Would they fight to avenge me?  I could not have any idea.

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"No!" I heard Ginny scream, but I still could not open my eyes, I was completely incapable

"Good bye," I heard a voice chuckle

There was a flash of bright green and I felt time stop and everything went silent.  I heard her hit the ground.  I could not believe this, Ron and Ginny all in one day.  Mrs. Weasley had to be taking this badly, then again so would the whole family.

This was devastating.  I would no longer have any chance at all with her.  She was gone, I believe she would want me to move on, but I knew it would take a while for me to be able to do anything along that line.  Then I remembered what Hermione was going through; we could get through this together.

 

 

Hey, hope you enjoyed the first chapter, technically, it's the prologue.  Wait patiently for the next chapter, this one is long and it took a long time, the next could be the same way.

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