Chapter 45: The Power Of Dreams
Hermione was still a little shaken by what had happened during her first lesson and even though Ginny had made her feel a little better she was still upset about it. She didn't talk much during dinner and this worried Professor McGonagall.
"Are you alright, Hermione?" she asked.
"Ya, I'm fine," Hermione muttered.
She sighed, but she wasn't allowed to think about what had happened because someone was tapping her on the shoulder. She turned to see the Headmaster staring at her.
"What do you want, Severus?" Hermione asked, her tone sharp. He stared at her. "Sorry, I'm just upset, that's all."
"Hermione, are you still upset about what happened in Charms?"
Hermione felt the sudden desire to roll her eyes.
"Yes, I do," she told him. "I expect respect in my classroom and I'm not getting it."
"Then take more points from each house and give more detentions," he suggested.
"Why don't I kill everyone," Hermione snarled, her eyes flashing.
Severus had to grin at that.
"That would help, but I don't think that will make you feel any better."
Hermione highly doubted that but she decided that she wouldn't tell him that.
"So any news from the world of the werewolf?" he asked her and Hermione knew that he was teasing her.
"No news because I'm not talking to him," Hermione told him. "Remus, is treating me like I'm some kind of play thing. I'm no one's play thing and the sooner he gets over that the better everyone will be."
Severus shook his head.
"Of course I blame Tonks for that," Hermione went on. "She lied to him about the child being his just because she's jealous of me."
Severus sighed and shook his head again.
"Tonks, is unstable!" he stated, taking a sip of his wine. "She thinks that all men are her property. I had a run-in with her before she even decided that she wanted to be Mrs. Remus Lupin."
Hermione stared at him, shocked. She didn't know that she had done that.
"What did you do?" Hermione asked.
"I cursed her with a long nose," he answered and Hermione laughed. "Glad I could make you feel better."
That night Hermione had a strange dream. She was in a small room and there were a number of students, all watching her. She turned and saw that it was the basic levitation spell that she had learned in her first year. She turned back to the students and they were gone, leaving only one students. A girl. She raised her hand and Hermione saw that the girl looked just like him.
"Yes," she said, her voice echoing.
"Why did you leave my father?" the girl asked.
And that's when Hermione woke up.
"What do you mean the girl asked you why you left her father?" Mr. Granger asked his daughter.
"Dad, I'm telling you that she blamed me for leaving her father," Hermione said. "But I didn't. I mean, Remus isn't around a lot because I haven't talked to him but it isn't like I've left him."
Her father became thoughtful.
"So what do you think it means?"
Her father sighed.
"I don't know."
For the next several days she forced herself not to think about what the dream meant or what Remus was doing. She just focused on teaching her classes and making sure that her baby was healthy. Deep inside she wondered what kind of life her daughter would have. Would she be a werewolf like her father or normal like her mother. Only time would tell and that was the hardest part.
TO BE CONTINUED...
(A/N: I hope that you enjoyed this story. The part of the story will cover Remus. I hope you enjoy the next part of Hermione/Remus's story.)
To FearLover: Yep, that kid was rude.