I came up with the idea for this fan fiction when I was listening to "One Last Breath," "My Sacrifice." All of those songs are by Creed, one of my favorite bands. Lyrics for those songs are below. The title for this story is a line from "One Last Breath." I hope you like it!

One Last Breath

Please come now I think I'm falling

I'm holding on to all I think is safe

It seems I found the road to nowhere

And I'm trying to escape

I yelled back when I heard thunder

But I'm down to one last breath

And with it let me say

Let me say

Hold me now

I'm six feet form the edge

And I'm thinking

That maybe six feet

Ain't so far down

I'm looking down now that's over

Reflecting on all my mistakes

I thought I found the road to somewhere

Somewhere in his grace

I cried out heaven save me

But I'm down to one last breath

And with it let me say

Let me say

Hold me now

I'm six feet form the edge

And I'm thinking

That maybe six feet

Ain't so far down

Sad eyes follow me

But I still believe there's

Something left for me

So please come stay with me

'Cause I still believe

There's something left for you and me

For you and me

For you and me

Hold me now

I'm six feet from the edge

And I'm thinking

My Sacrifice

Hello my friend we meet again

It's been a while where should we begin … feels like forever

Within my heart are memories

Of perfect love that you gave me

I remember

When you are with me

I'm free … I'm careless … I believe

Above all the others we'll fly

This brings tears to my eyes

My sacrifice

We've seen our share of ups and downs

Oh how quickly life can turn around in an instant

It feels so good to reunite

Within yourself and within your mind

Let's find peace there

When you are with me

I'm free … I'm careless … I believe

Above all the others we'll fly

This brings tears to my eyes

My sacrifice

I just what to say hello again

I'm Down To One Last Breath

Prologue

Monday September 1st, 1997 10:25am

Hermione Jane Granger's Point of View

So much had happened to Hermione over the summer that even she lost track of it all. She was now boarding the train for what would be her 7th year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She was made Head Girl this year, a dream of hers since she was a first year, and wondered who the Head Boy was. She was hoping that it was Harry Potter, her best friend since she was eleven. She would not admit it, but she had had a crush on him ever since the end of their fourth year at Hogwarts. She often wondered what he felt toward her; perhaps he was in love with her as she was in love with him?

'Don't be stupid,' she thought to herself as she sat down in an empty compartment, 'he will never think of you as more than a friend.'

Little did she know, but a certain raven-haired friend of hers would turn her world upside down, and change her forever.

Monday September 1st, 1997 10:30am

Harry James Potter's Point of View

Harry was thinking of how he was finally free from Voldemort's constant attacks on those he loved the most, including Hermione. Voldemort tried to kill him so he could take over the school, resulting in the Final Battle between him and the Dark Lord. Harry had won, but like in every battle, a few people had died. Most of the people who had died were Death Eaters, but a few Order members had died as well. What no one accepted was that Voldemort had a son, who took his place as soon as he heard his father was dead. Harry was now in his 7th year at Hogwarts, and this year's Head Boy. He was now thinking of her, the love of his life, and most likely Head Girl this year, Hermione Jane Granger. He had no idea this year would be his hardest year yet, not because of Voldemort or his son, but for a certain brunette friend who would shape the rest of his life and him as a person.