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Chapter 14 Forever Free
"You've got the wrong person! She's innocent! Let me outta here!"
Draco sank down to the floor in defeat. The guards had just thrown him up in the tower where Mistress Mary and her dress maids were being kept. He banged on the door for a good five minutes before giving up. Mistress Mary timidly crept towards him to try and revive him.
"Um, excuse me, Prince Draco?" she asked meekly poking him in the side. Draco looked up to see Mistress Mary's scared face. He stared down at the floor. "Are you okay?"
Draco didn't know what to say. Of course he wasn't! Couldn't she see that? Hermione would be dead in an hour and there was nothing he could do. "She's going to die." He muttered quietly.
Mistress Mary and the maids looked from one to the other, wondering who she was. Was there another woman, or was it Hermione? "Is it Hermione?" asked one of the maids. Draco nodded. The maids began to whisper and mumble to each other. Mistress Mary bent down and helped Draco to his feet. She led him over to a chair where he sat down and took a drink from an old water bottle that had been sitting there.
"What happened to that Adam person?" she asked as soon as Draco was well enough to talk.
"He's dead." He replied simply. The room became silent. Draco thought he better explain so for the next ten minutes, he talked of what happened after Hermione left. He talked about getting in, the snake pit, sneaking around the palace, crashing the wedding, the death of Adam, the entrance of the king and queen, and finally Hermione's sentence. Every maid was hanging on Draco's every word. When he finished his story, Mistress Mary was the first to speak.
"Well then, the first thing we need to do is get you out of here." She said to him. Draco and the maids looked at her as if she was crazy.
"That's impossible. There's no way out. The guards won't unlock the door and I'm not jumping out of that window." Said Draco. Mistress Mary just smiled.
"Where there's a will, there's a way." She said. Mischief and mirth danced in her eyes as she grabbed several pieces of fabric. "C'mon girls. Get sewing! We need a rope, and fast1" The maids understood and began to sew pieces of fabric together. In no time at all, they had made a long ripe, long enough to lower Draco onto the roof of the palace. They lowered it out the window and tied it fast to a pole in the room. Draco smiled thankfully at them.
"I can't tell you how grateful I am to you all. Thanks. Make sure to throw the rope down to me. I might need it later. Goodbye!" And with those last few words, Draco climbed out and down out of the window.
Mistress Mary and her maids watched carefully as Draco climbed down the window. He landed safely on the roof and waved for them to throw the rope down. A maid untied it and Mistress Mary threw it down to him. Draco gave them one last wave and disappeared.
The maids sat there in awe. Mistress Mary only smiled.
"Did you see his ass?"
Draco figured he'd better go free the clan before rescuing Hermione. The prisoners were held in the east wing of the palace, which wasn't too far off. The only problem was that the execution would probably be taking place in the west wing. Draco would be pressed for time, but it only made him run faster.
Just as reached the other side of the palace, he heard voices, but they weren't gruff voices.
"How long do you think it is before she's dead?" asked someone. Draco knew who that was. It was Neville!
"I dunno. It can't be long." Answered someone, who was Dean.
"Where's Draco?" asked Ron.
"Right here." Said Draco. At the very top of the dungeon was a small window with bars going across it. It slipped his hand through and waved to them.
"It is Draco! Thank God!" exclaimed Justin sitting up. "Where's Hermione?"
"She's at the other end. I'll rescue her a minute, but I need to get you guys out." Explained Draco.
"How are you going to do that? We're stuck and there're bars across those windows and it's too high up. We'll never make it." Said Blaize.
"Don't be so optimistic. Look, I've got s rope here. The bars here are weak. See?" Draco said pulling one of the bars out and showing them. "These are easy to get out. Now I'm going to drop the rope down along with a lock pick. Hurry up. We don't have much time."
They worked quickly getting everyone unlocked and up the rope. Draco was surprised it worked out so well. At long last, the clan was out with Draco on the roof.
"Now what do we do?" asked Ernie.
"You guys go. Head out of Sirena. Do not come back for anything. I've got to rescue Hermione on my own. We'll meet you guys by the gates. Take some horses out of the stable. Don't worry. The stable boys are stupid. You can easily knock them out. Now go!" shouted Draco. The clan looked at him and nodded.
"Be careful and save Hermione for us." Said Harry patting Draco on the back.
"We know you can do it." Said Seamus as the clan disappeared down the side of the palace with the rope of fabric. Draco sighed then began to run to the other side of the palace.
"Hermione Granger, you are by sentenced for your act of theft, murder, kidnapping the crown prince of Sirena, impersonating a belly dancer, stealing from the palace kitchens…"
Hermione listened as the list went on. Stealing from the kitchens? God, this guy kept records! She looked around. No one was coming to her rescue. King Lucius and Queen Narcissa stood there smiling evilly at her. This was the end of the line. She had been taken to the execution platform, which was located right outside of the west wing of the palace. She was standing to the side listening to her offenses as a crowd of early morning people came to watch.
"With that said, you are hereby sentenced to death by beheading. My God have mercy on your soul." Said the executioner. He led Hermione to the middle of the room and tied her hands together. Suddenly, someone can began to push their way in front to reach the king and queen. It was Draco.
"Mother, Father, I wish to see my capturer one last time." He said hoping to convince them. Both were shocked.
"How did you get here?" asked Queen Narcissa eyeing him suspiciously.
"The guards let me out. The spell is over. I wish to say one last thing to this whore." Spat Draco. King Lucius and Queen Narcissa smirked.
"Very well then." Said King Lucius. "Guards, let Prince Draco in to say goodbye to this girl." The guards allowed Draco to go up the steps and stand in front of Hermione. He smiled and winked at her. Then with all his might, she shoved the executioner right off of the platform and into the crowd. Draco grabbed Hermione's arm and pulled her off the other end and dashed back to the palace. Behind him, he could hear cries from King Lucius ordering the guards to follow them.
"Thanks. You really saved my ass back there." Said Hermione as they ran through the palace with the guards hot on their trails.
"No problem. I couldn't just let you die there now, could I?" asked Draco smiling at her. She smiled back as Draco pulled her into the treasure room hoping to loose the guards. It didn't work. The guards back the two up to where they were nearly hanging out of the window. King Lucius and Queen Narcissa finally caught up with them.
"What were you thinking Draco?" screeched Queen Narcissa. "She's not worth all of this trouble."
"Yes she is!" shouted Draco hiding Hermione behind his back. "I love her, and that is worth everything."
"She's going to die anyway, Draco. You can't escape. There's no way out." Said King Lucius smirking at them again. Draco felt Hermione poke him in the back. He looked at her and she let out a loud whistle. Thinking fast, he backed up a little more now just barely inside. King Lucius and Queen Narcissa tried to call him back, but they couldn't.
"Goodbye Mother, Father." And with that, Draco and Hermione fell backwards out the window. Everyone rushed to the window to see if they were dead, but they weren't. Carpet had heard Hermione's call and was waiting for them. Draco cut Hermione's hands apart and the two waved at their stunned faces as Carpet flew off into the sunrise to meet the clan.
Carpet flew them right to the spot where the rest of the clan was waiting for them. They cheered as soon as they saw Hermione and Draco coming towards them.
"You made it!" exclaimed Seamus.
"We thought you were goners!" shouted Ron.
"You sure cut it close!" yelled Blaize. Hermione and Draco beamed at them. They took a minute to explain what happened before everyone mounted their horse. Hermione and Draco were taking Carpet.
"Where do we go from here, princess Hermione?" asked Harry. She smiled.
"We've got an invitation to go to a festival in Egypt. No way we're missing that!" she exclaimed. Prince Draco gave Princess Hermione one last kiss as they led the clan off into the sunrise towards their nest great adventure.
Oh I come from a land, from a far away place
Where the caravan camels roam
Where they cut off your ear
They don't like your face
It's barbaric, but hey, it's home!
When the winds from the east
And the sun's from the west
And the sun in the glass is right
Come on down
Stop on by
Hop a carpet and fly
To another Arabian Night
Like Arabian days
More often then not
Are hotter than hot
In a lot of good ways
'Neath Arabian moons
A fool off his guard
Could fall and fall hard
Out there on the dunes
A/N: That's the end. I hope you enjoyed it. I'm going to keep writing Harry Potter and the Last Crusade, which is also a Draco/Hermione fic with some Harry/Ginny and Ron/OC. I will still end Clue: The Mini Mysteries. I had some writer's block there, but I think it's over now. I hope to start Coyote Ugly 2 really soon so watch for that! Thanks a million to everyone who reviewed and read this story. I loved writing it and I hope you enjoyed the laughs, the action, and the romance! Until next time, this is RonFan saying good day to you!