Disclaimer: Hermione and all recognizable characters are from JK Rowling. The title is from Alice in Wonderland.

Chapter 1

Down the rabbit hole

"Today, class we are going to brew polyjuice potions." Snape's bored voice droned on.

Hermione Granger wasn't paying much attention to Professor Snape's lecture; she already knew how to brew a polyjuice potion, anyhow. She was in the middle of some delicious gossip with Lavender. They were pretending to take notes but were instead passing notes using a specially charmed paper. It works kind of like instant messaging. 

Hermione: What do you mean!? He broke up with her! They were the perfect couple!

Lavender: Well I heard it from Stacey, you know, the Ravenclaw with purple glasses who is dating Rowdy. Well, she heard it from Clara, who heard it from Blaise, who witnessed the heartbreaking scene first hand!!"

 Hermione: Heartbreaking! Do tell!

Lavender:  He screamed at her, calling her names. His exact words were, like, "You ugly cow!"

Hermione: He didn't!

Lavender: Then he asked for the ring he gave her for Christmas, the one with the emerald, and she wasn't going to give it back, so he grabbed her arm and yanked the ring off her hand.

Hermione: Oh my god! That is so horrible!

Lavender: That's not the half of it! He's parting remark was, "You'll never be able to keep a man, you frigid bitch!"

Hermione: He is such an asshole!

Lavender: Yep! Too bad he won't—

Suddenly a voice sounded from right behind Hermione's ear. "You know, ladies, I think the appropriate place to conduct your little spew of gossip is during detention tonight."

"Yipe!" Lavender squealed jumping up from her desk (which was located behind Hermione and to her right) and knocking into Neville. Who then knocked his potion all over Hermione, barely missing Professor Snape.

"Hermione, are you okay?" Harry asked as he reached for her.

"Yes, I'm all—" Hermione gasped as a beam of light shot out of her robes. Pulling at her robes, she uncovered her time turner, which was turning itself widely and emitting bright light.

"Hermione!" Ron and Harry screamed.

And then she was gone….

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Pain exploding throughout her body Hermione let darkness overcome her as she fell unconscious.


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