The younger girl blinked up at her. She opened her mouth. Hermione placed a finger over her lips. The girl closed her mouth and nodded.
Hermione sat down on a bench and motioned for the girl to join her.
"What's your name?" Hermione asked.
"Adele. What is yours?" Adele asked. She was still confused at what had just happened before this conversation.
"Hermione." She leaned closer to the younger girl.
"You can't say anything about what you just saw."
"Why? It was really cool." Adele moved closer to Hermione.
"Sometimes, I can do weird things too. It's okay." Adele patted Hermione comfortingly on the shoulder. Hermione wasn't sure if she was talking to an underage witch showing accidental magic, or a girl who was still in the imaginary friends phase.
"Okay. Here's what we're going to do." Hermione felt guilty for having to do this to a little girl, but it was her job.
Adele shifted closer, excited about learning something new. Hermione pulled her notebook and a pen out of her bag. She tore out a piece of paper and jotted down a note. After carefully folding it up, she held it up to Adele.
"When I leave, you can read this. Alright?" Adele nodded and Hermione placed the note in her hand.
Hermione stood up. She brushed her hands on her cloak and pulled the hood over her head.
"Adele, close your eyes." Adele closed her eyes, still excited for something that may not even come.
The whispered word brushed through the air.
"Obliviate." Hermione briskly walked away. She hid behind a tree to make sure the spell worked. Double-checking was always a necessity.
Sure enough, Adele opened her eyes and looked around, wondering when she even sat down. She looked down at a piece of paper that had appeared in her hand.
Believe in yourself and make your dreams come true.
Hermione was certain that she would meet Adele again. She looked about ten years old. Nodding to herself, Hermione disapperated from the spot.