Authors Note: only the story line belongs to me the rest belongs to J.K. Rowling. This is just how I wish the story would have happened. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. I will answer any and all questions as soon as I can. I hope you enjoy.

Chapter 7

Hermione's POV

I wake up the next morning and hurry through my classes. The only thing on my mind was seeing Salazar, concentrating in class was almost impossible. Thankfully I already know everything.

As I'm heading to the girls bathroom I bump into Sirius, Lucius, and Lyra. "Hey guys!" I say excitedly to them. "I found this new book on the affects of veritaserum. It states all the principles and the..." just as I was saying that Sirius cuts me off.

"Yes yes we all know how much you love to read. I apologize I don't know why I would think you would lie about it." He says smirking. "Have fun in the library Mione." He says and with a bow they all leave.

Thank Merlin they believed me. I say laughing to myself. I look around me to make sure no ones looking. Once I'm sure it's safe I sneak into the bathroom. ~open~ the sink then opens.

"Hello Salazar." I say formally as I walk into the chamber.

"Hello Hermione." He says walking over to me and bowing. "There is something I must discuss with you." He says nervously.

"Of course, what is it you must discuss?" I ask now curious.

"I lied to you about how I got here." He says looking down with a sigh.

"I figured that much, I went to the library and did some research about it and there's no way for you to keep your soul in a painting for thousands of years." I say slowly.

He smirks. "There is a way to put a piece of your soul in a painting, but that is besides the point. I found a spell that brought Merlin himself to me. But it came at a price, he made me make a blood sacrifice." He says.

I gasp in shock by choose not to say anything I could tell he wasn't done and by the look in his eyes I could tell it was going to get worse.

"I have only 5 years with you if I don't complete my promise to Merlin." He says frowning.

"What did Merlin want of you?" I ask hesitantly.

"I have to produce an heir. I have only five years if there isn't one in five years I will die the most painful death ever." He says looking me straight in the eyes.

"So we have to have a baby in less than five years?" I ask slowly.

He looks at me with a sad smile. "Yes." He says.

I stand there for what feels like an eternity thinking. I then look up suddenly with the biggest grin on my face. "Give me the spell you used to call forth Merlin." I say hurriedly.

He looks at me questioningly but does as I asked. He walks over to his book shelf and pulls out a book. He then walks over to me.

I grab the book and begin to say the incantation. ~Merlin kedavona exovora soncomahev~

Not even a second later a giant cloud of black appears. A wizard comes out of it. "Who dares to call upon me!" The wizard says dangerously.

I walk up to him and bow. "I am Hermione Black, betrothed of Salazar Slytherin. I have a proposition for you." I say looking him in the eyes not in the least bit frightened of him.

He calms down and looks at me now with curiosity. "What is your proposition child?" He asks looking me in the eyes.

"I will make a blood vow to you if you break Salazar's vow... kind of a my life for his trade." I say slowly but with confidence.

"Give us 7 years to complete the promise and I will give you an unbreakable vow to assure you we won't break this promise." I say looking at Merlin pleadingly.

Merlin seems to think this over, suddenly he smirks. "Alright, I shall agree to this request but if after 7 years you have not completed this task you shall become my wife." He says smirking.

To Be Continued...

Ganzademon: Thank you for the review! Hope you enjoy this chapter as well!

Leonix2009: I hope I cleared it up a little bit! I didn't intend for Hermione to be underage that's why this chapter is the way it is. She will be of age when/if the promise is completed. Thanks for the review! Hopefully you enjoy this chapter as well!