Title: Romance In France
Summary: I got this challenge from Adultfanfiction but I decided to post it here. Hermione had just graduated from Hogwarts and she quickly discovers that her life is still in grave danger. HG/VK, HG/RL
Disclaimer: I own nothing.
I think I'll go for a walk
Chapter 1: The Beginning
Hermione Jane Granger was excited about the fact that she was no longer a student at Hogwarts and also sad. She had a lot of great memories and would miss everyone. Her parents had talked her into going to France with them before she started her first year at University.
"Do you think that Crookshanks will be fine here?" Hermione asked Ginny.
Her best friend smiled at her.
"Of course," Ginny said. "And you can always owl me if you're worried about him."
Hermione breathed a sigh of relief.
"Thanks, Gin," Hermione said, using her friend's favorite nickname. "And I'll be back soon."
And with that she was gone.
She arrived in France with her parents the next morning. She was so tired from the flight that all she wanted to do was sleep. She managed to get her way and slept for several hours. By the time she woke up, it was night and dinner.
"So did you get a nice nap?" her father asked.
"Glad to hear that," he said. "Now tomorrow were going out sightseeing and was wondering if you wanted to join us."
"That would be wonderful," Hermione said.
Both her parents grinned at each other.
The next morning Hermione left with her parents and took a small boat to a villa that now served as a breakfast stop for most people that were coming into the city. Hermione noticed the magical part of France right away and managed to talk her parents into letting her go.
"But I want you to be back by tonight," her mother called out.
"I will," Hermione said.
She walked through the barrier and soon found herself in a place that reminded her of Diagon Alley. There were shops that sold everything and anything that she could want, but she mostly wanted to look around. She walked into a bookstore and that's when she caught the attention of Victor Krum.
"Her-own-ninny," came a voice.
Hermione turned and saw Victor standing there.
"Victor," she said, giving him a hug. "What are you doing here?"
"Vork," he answered.
"Oh," she said. "I didn't know that you were working here."
"No Quidditch season," he said. "Vhat are you doing here?"
"Looking around," Hermione said.
She shook her head.
"Vell let me know if you need anything."
But she left without continuing to look.
Back in the alley she had a sudden feeling that she was being watch. The feeling came upon her so quick that she couldn't understand why she had ignored it. She looked this way and that, but saw no one looking at her strangely. She sighed and then headed off in a different direction.
"I really hate this," Remus snapped at Nymph. "I've been watching her since she arrived in France with her parents and she almost caught me."
Nymph smiled at him.
"Don't worry, dear," she said, giving him a kiss. "You'll do just fine! Just make sure that she doesn't see you."
"Alright," Remus said.
"See you later."
And she was gone.
He continued to watch her looking around, but not doing any shopping. When she was out-of-sight Remus took the spell off and went to get him something to eat.
"What will it be?" the man asked in perfect English.
"The soup of the day," he said, pointing to a small sign.
He went over and poured the soup into a bread bowl and Remus paid for it. He had to thank the Headmistress for allowing him to have some spending money. As he turned he ran right into Hermione.
"Remus, what are you doing here?" she asked.
"Um-eating," he said, suddenly nervous.
She grinned at him.
"Well why don't we sit down and have our lunch together."
He grinned in return.
"That would be wonderful."