Charlie Weasley / Hermione Granger Story- Chapter 1
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Hermione hustled around her small flat she kept in Muggle London as she finished shrinking and packing the last of her things and loaded them into her trunk which had been bewitched with an undetectable extension and weightlessness charm.
She pulled the note that she had written earlier for Harry or the Weasley's if they came looking for her.
Dear Harry and the Weasleys
By the time you read this note I will be gone. Please do not look for me. I am alright I just need some time away from here, from Hogwarts from everyone. The war took a lot from all of us, it took people that I cared about, it took my family.
I need time to heal myself and I can't do that when I am surrounded by memories of the people that were lost.
This wasn't an easy decision to make. Know that I will love you all. Always
Hermione re-read the letter as a tear tumbled down her cheek as she put the note on the table and walked out of her apartment trunk in hand and headed off towards the portkey which would leave precisely at 10am.
At 9.50am she had arrived at a field close to where to she lived and spotted the top of aluminum tin lid on the ground that would be her portkey to Romania. As she waited she thought back to how all of this came about. How she came to be going to Romania in the first place. It started with Fred's funeral.
Charlie had returned home to help his family bury Fred after the war. He had felt guilty, for not coming back to Hogwarts and not fighting alongside his family, instead choosing to stay in Romania and Hermione had taken the losses caused by the war including Remus quite hard. The somber mood at the funeral certainly didn't help her already fractured emotions. She wept softly as the earth took Fred's body. Hermione felt a rough hand grasp onto hers. She turned slightly to find Charlie standing next to her. Hermione smiled softly with his hand remained connected to hers the rest of the funeral.
As the funeral ended everyone was heading back to the Burrow whilst Hermione remained behind. Harry and Ron stopped and asked.
"Hermione? Are you coming inside?" Asked Harry as Ron and Charlie watched on.
"I'll be there in a minute." She said as she sniffled as she wiped the tears from her eyes. Charlie watched the young witch as Harry and Ron headed back into the house, apparently not worrying about Hermione. He walked over to her.
"Hermione?" He asked as he put a comforting hand on her shoulder. "Talk to me." He said which admittedly felt odd as he didn't know the young witch well.
"It's my fault that they're gone. If I had worked things out faster, was smarter. Maybe they wouldn't be…" She said as she shook her head with Charlie still standing behind her.
Charlie realized that Hermione was trying to blame herself for what had happened. "Come on, sit down" He said as they both sat down in the paddock. "None of this is your fault Hermione, why are you trying to shoulder all the blame yourself?"
Hermione shook her head and she tried not to cry. Not wanting to talk
"You were one of many moving parts in this Hermione and an important part. You did so much, Ron told me about you two destroying the cup in the Chamber of Secrets and I know that the light wouldn't have been successful if we didn't have you." He said as he saw her smile softly.
"Are you heading back to your folks or are you staying at here?" He asked trying to lighten the mood completely unaware that Hermione had obliviated her parents.
The smile drained from Hermione's face. Didn't Ron tell Charlie about her parents? She thought to herself.
She whimpered. "I obliviated my parents, to protect them in case…you know, but it was too good and now it can't be reversed, they don't even remember me." She said as the tears ran down her face, I lost my family." She said as she sobbed.
Without thinking Charlie pulled her into him and wrapped an arm around her. "Hey, no, no, no, you did what you needed to do to protect your family and there here and they are alive and they will find a way to reverse the charm and if they don't you will." He said as Hermione cried into his shirt.
After a few minutes Hermione sat up and she sniffled whilst wiping her eyes by the back of her hand.
"I'm sure mum would let you stay love."
"I can't too many memories. I think I'm just going to head back to my flat."
"That's not a good idea Hermione. You shouldn't be alone right now." He said, concerned.
"What about you?" She asked. "Are you staying here?"
"No, I'm heading back to Romania. I leave tomorrow." He said.
"Oh" She said as she nodded.
Charlie didn't want Hermione to be alone and he knew that staying here would not be a good idea for her right, which he completely understood.
"Listen I don't know if you would want to, but why don't you come to Romania, you can stay on the reserve, help take care of the baby dragons, it'll give you some space away from everyone, well apart from me that is." He said as he smiled.
Hermione chuckled. "Are you serious Charlie?" She asked.
He nodded. "I know you need time to clear your head and I love my parents but something they can be a bit…well you know." He said as he smiled. "Plus I'd rather you not be alone right now." He said seriously.
"I don't expect you to give me an answer straight away, but the offers there."
"No, it's okay." She said quickly, surprising even herself. "I think some time away would be good. I just need a few days to get myself sorted that's all."
Charlie smiled. "Good. How about a request a portkey for 3 days time? 10am." He said
Hermione nodded, smiling softly.
Charlie smiled. "Good, come on then, we better head back before mum sends out a search party." He said as he grinned as he helped Hermione up and they headed back to the house.
"You alright Hermione?" Asked Mrs Weasley
"Yes, yes. I'm alright. I'm actually going to head home. There's a few things I need to take care of." She said with a forced smile.
Molly looked slightly disappointed. She had already lost Fred and now she felt like she was going to lose Hermione, the girl whom she considered a daughter.
Mrs Weasley smiled. "Well you remember we are only a Floo away Hermione." She said as she pulled her into a hug as the others gathered around to join in the hug as well, holding onto each other almost scared to let go.
"Um guys, I really do need to go." She said as they finally let go as they did she grabbed a handful of powder and in an instant she was gone.
The night before she was to leave for Romania- she received a patronus from Charlie. "Hermione your portkey will depart at 10am as discussed. It will be the top of a metal trash can. See you soon." The message finished and the patronus disappeared.
Hermione smiled softly, put her head down and got some sleep.
"30 seconds to departure." Came a voice that Hermione had set up. She bent down and placed her arm on the metal lid.
"15 seconds to departure." Came the voice again. She made sure she securely had her trunk secured in her hand as she waited and begun to count down in her head.
"14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1" She said to herself. As the countdown hit zero, she felt herself start spinning as the portkey activated.
Seconds later she landed with a crash. She groaned. She still hadn't mastered landing when travelling by portkey. As she was getting gathering her trunk, she heard her name being called.
"Hermione! Are you alright?" Yelled Charlie as she rushed over to help her up.
"Yes, yes, I'm alright. Portkey is not my favorite way to travel." She said as she brushed the dirt off her.
Charlie chuckled. "Yeah me either." He said as he grabbed her trunk. "I remember my first time, landed in cow dung." He said as he smiled at the young witch.
Hermione smiled and laughed. "Really?"
Charlie nodded. "Don't you say anything to Ron. I'd never hear the end of it." He said as they walked off to back towards the main part of the reserve.
Hey guys, new story! Bit of Charlie, Hermione action. Hope you enjoy. Remember to please review, let me know what you think!