Disclaimer: I don't own the characters or anything else to do with Harry
Potter. Just the warped storyline added. No profit, no gain, and all that
Warning: This will turn into HP/SS slash in the next chapter or so and the
rating may very well be changed to R.
"I can't believe we just graduated" Hermione whispered as she and her two
best friends shared an emotional group hug.
"Yeah mate, after so many years of running away from danger, hexes and
madmen out to get you, I'm awfully relieved we've all come out of it
alright", Ron added.
Harry looked at his best friends intently and searched for words to tell
them how much he valued their friendship, love and support over the past
"I couldn't have hoped for better friends than you two", began the green-
eyed wizard. "Others would have bailed on me over the years, considering
the amount of danger being around me has put you guys in. But never you
two. You were always there in my corner, always helping me out, even if it
meant getting in trouble along the way".
Speaking so honestly about his emotions wasn't the easiest thing for Harry,
but he felt a strong urge to share these feelings with the two people he
cared about most in the world.
"I'm so glad I chose you over Malfoy back on the Hogwart's Express 7 years
ago, Ron. And I'm just as happy we were around to help you out with the
mountain troll situation, 'Mione, "Harry grinned at his friends.
They both grinned back at him, and then at one another. Theirs was a
special friendship and everyone who knew them acknowledged it. The three
were blindly loyal to one another and did their best to be supportive and
helpful throughout the various ordeals they'd all dealt with over the
They three started making their way back to Gryffindor Tower, to enjoy the
post-graduation party with their friends.
They walked in comfortable silence, each of them thinking back on their
Hermione knew she would have had a much more difficult time dealing with
her mother's illness back in 6th year, without the attentive aid of Ron and
Harry. The two had sat up with her night after night, reading up on Magical
remedies for Muggle diseases. They'd even straightened up their act,
academically, over the weeks she'd gone home to nurse her mother back to
health, so that they'd be able to help her catch up with her studies, upon
She had to hand it to them – when they put their minds to it, both managed
to take decent notes in class and to understand the material quite
She glanced at her friends again and sighed, thinking how she'd miss not
seeing them every day, from now on.
Ron was also deep in thought, remembering how his friends had always been
there to straighten his head out, over the years. He blushed as he thought
back on the time he'd been convinced that his feelings for Hermione were of
a romantic nature. His friend did not freak out on him or reject him
coldly. She merely explained to him that he had misinterpreted his own
feelings, and helped him realize he could never jeopordize their close
friendship by turning it into a romantic fling. She said they loved one
another far too much to take that route. Plus she added that she didn't do
threesomes, and since they couldn't very well delete Harry from the
equation, it was not going to happen.
For some reason, hearing the clever girl's logic, mixed in with her rare
attempt at humor, helped him realize she was right. What they had was too
special to risk losing. Besides, he honestly couldn't imagine spending long
periods of time in 'Mione's presence, without their other best friend. He
knew they both needed Harry there to moderate their fiery tempers.
Furthermore, ever since Harry and 'Mione had set him up with Susie (Susan)
Bones, he'd been happier than ever.
Thinking of his budding romance with Susie made him blush and giggle
happily, which caused his friends to gaze at him with confused expressions
on their faces.
"It's nothing" he blurted hastily before either one even asked.
"Right mate" Harry teased. "I bet you weren't thinking up ways to sneak out
of the Tower to visit Susie tonight, eh?"
The gangly redhead blushed again, but smiled at his friends.
They reached the Tower and just as Ron said the password to the Fat Lady,
Harry jerked back and told his friends he'd be back shortly. He mumbled
something about having forgotten to say goodbye to someone, and rushed off
in the direction they'd just come from.
The two friends looked at one another in surprise and proceeded to enter
their common room.
Harry was engaged in a battle within himself, wondering if he'd really have
enough courage to go through what he'd been planning over the past few
He was going to Severus Snape, his most hated Potions Master's quarters, to
say goodbye. He'd played the possible scenarios in his mind over and over
again over the
past few weeks, and now that the time has arrived, he could only hope for
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