I was working late one night when Cormac surprised me
with dinner. I was confused because we had not spoken
in a few days because we were both so busy. ( by the way
Cormac took over his parents dress robe shop)
Halfway through dinner Cormac turns to me and says,
"look Hermione I want to talk about 'us.'"
"I want to say something as well," I reply.
"Well I think we should we should break up. I mean your a
great girl and all, but I am just not feeling it anymore." Cormac
"I couldn't agree more." I reply relieved at what he said.
" One other thing Mione, and I'm telling you this because I hold
you in the highest respect. I have been seeing someone else
while we were dating." He said nervously.
"I know Cormac. And I'm happy for Cho and you." I say knowingly.
"How did you find out?"
"Cormac, you aren't very good at hiding it. You two were walking
around Diagon Alley all cozy. I am at Diagon Alley all the time for
work." I say laughing.
"Why didn't you say anything before? Weren't you mad?" He asks.
"Cormac we never saw each other. And we like different things now
I was happy. Now we can both move on." I say with a smile on my face.
"Well that is great Hermione. So we are still friends right?" He asks
getting serious again."Of course Cormac! Why would you think
differently?" I ask bewildered. "I cheated on you most people would
be pissed, even if they were over the person. You are an AMAZING
person Hermione." He said with admiration in his eyes. "Thank you!
That means a lot." I say. Well it is getting late so I better lock up and
you can go tell Cho the great news." Cormac smiles at this. "Thank
you Hermione." Cormac smiles as he walks away. "No problem." I
say cleaning up my paperwork suddenly feeling alone, when Cormac
says something that catches my ear. "Hermione, take a break, go see
Harry and his family or Ron. You work too hard, and I know it is to drown
your sorrows and grief." After her finishes I don't answer and he just walks
The Next Day
I woke up this morning in my apartment. I felt weird. Something was wrong,
I didn't know what but I developed a sixth sense in the war. I walk into my
living room, wand in hand, when I see the Daily Prophet headline; Breaking
News Cormac Mclaggen Found Dead in an alley way two blocks from the
Ministry Of Magic. I was shocked I had just seen him last night, very much
alive. how could this happen He had become one of my closest friends over
the past few years. He was a comfort to have around. I went to get ready to
go to work early to find out about Cormac's case. I was about to walk out the
door when there was a knock at the door. I open it quickly and am relieved
when I see Harry. "Harry I was just about to come down to your office. Do
you have any leads on Cormac's case? I want to be on the case. Harry who
could have done this. I saw him last night, and then he left to meet with Cho."
I ramble. "Hermione, you need to come with us." Harry says that is when I
notice some of the other arours with him. "The have been accusations
made and you need to give your statement of what happened last night."
That is when I realize what is happening. I am a suspect. I felt like crying
but tears wouldn't come. "Harry I am not capable of this. You know that."
I plead. "Hermione please come with us. If Your innocent you have nothing
to worry about." Harry said. My best friend didn't believe me. I had heard
him say that to hundreds of people, it is suppose to help them feel better
when really they have no hope whatsoever.