I wake up the next morning after my nightmare feeling very uneasy. I had the feeling something really bad was about to happen.
I am about to get out of bed when I hear a knock on the door.
"Come in." I say.
When the door opens I see a nervous smile on Draco's face. It is just then that I remember what Draco said last night. I don't know if he meant for me to hear it or not. "Did you sleep okay?" He asks genuinely concerned.
"Draco I haven't slept well in years." I tell him matter of factly.
"Oh" he says disappointedly. "Do you want to talk about your nightmare?"
"Draco I don't want to talk about it. It was just a stupid dream. Can we please drop it." I snap more harshly than I mean to.
He looks hurt. "I'm sorry." He says taking a step back toward the door. "Okay I will let you get ready for your day." He says as he is walking out.
Realizing how much I don't want him to go I start to protest but he doesn't listen and keeps walking. Now I want to apologize so I quickly change my clothes and cast a spell to calm my hair. Looking in the mirror I approve and hurry out to find Draco.
I start to walk down the stair and meet Ron in the middle. "Hey Hermione! Harry was looking......." He starts to say and then it is as if his eyes glass over and Ron is no longer Ron. He runs at me and shoves me into the banister. I can tell it will leave a painful bruise.
"Ron! Ron look at me. This isn't you!" I squeak out in pain. Before he throws me down the rest of the stairs. I land on my arm and a Yelp escapes my lips! And almost immediately Ginny is in the room trying to battle Ron away. But with Ginny being pregnant it takes more out of her than usual. She is quickly thrown into a wall.
"Ginny!" I scream and get up. And out of nowhere Ron is thrown backward into the opposite wall. How did that happen? However just like that he is back on his feet and running at me. I don't have any time to prepare myself for the blow that comes to my ribs. Ron quickly grabs me and he attempts to apparate but since the wards are up we are thrown back and I can feel searing pain all over my body from getting splinched. I hear people running into the house obviously concerned. I look up and hart runs for Ginny and Draco doesn't hesitate to swoop in and carry me into the kitchen! But not before casting a binding curse on Ron.
"What the hell was that?" Draco says. "Are you alright?"
"I don't know one minute he was normal and the next he isn't Ron!" I choke out.
Just then I look over and see Harry with an unconscious Ginny lying on the floor. "Harry you have to take her to St. Mungos. Now!" I say. Harry then follows my instructions and picks Ginny up bridal style and runs to the apparation point. We hear the crack as the disappear.
"Hermione are you alright?" Draco asks panicked.
"Draco go into my room and find my bag. In it I should have a vial of Essence of Dittany." I whisper.
Draco flys up the stairs and he is back in moments with a small vial. He starts to administer it onto my injuries. It may be healing them but it feels like my injuries are growing. My body feels like it is on fire.
I start see dark spots in my vision and I feel that I am slipping out of consciousness. I can't stop the words as they flow out of my mouth. "I love you too Draco."
When I wake up I am in a fit of aching pains. However I ignore all the pains and sit up in my bed. In the chair next to my bed I see Draco has fallen asleep. Who knows how long I've been out. I climb out of bed as quiet as I can, and sneak out of my room. I walk down the stairs and it is empty. The house is dark so it must be the middle of the night. I walk into the kitchen and I see Harry sitting at the kitchen table with his head in his hands.
"Harry?" I ask.
"Hermione? What are you doing out of bed? Does Draco know your awake?" He inquires.
"I figured I'd let him sleep. How long have I been out?" I ask.
"The incident happened this morning and it's three in the morning." He answers.
"Oh. How's Ginny?" I ask
I notice Harry's eyes go dark and his shoulders slump. "Umm.... Ginny is fine but there was a complication with the baby." He says.
"What kind of complication?" I insist.
Tears well up in Harry's eyes and fall when he answers. "She lost the baby Hermione."
Tears immediately fall down my cheeks. It is all my fault. Everyone who has died is because of me. Harry's baby died because of me.
"Harry I am so sorry." I choke out with a cracked voice. I stand up to collect myself. "You should get some rest Harry." And with that I walk out of the kitchen and back upstairs to gather my things. I gather everything I need quietly so I do not wake up Draco. As I walk through the house I pass the kitchen and it is empty so Harry must have gone to bed.
As I walk out the door I think to myself, "it is time to end this."