Title: A New Hope by Puppyluv09

Rating: M


Summary: The golden Trio and Ginny Weasley have been friends for the past seven years, and now to everyone's dismay, a Marriage law has been passed. Nothing could be worse right? What situation could cause Hermione to withdraw from those that care most?

A/N: Sorry guys I had an idea for this story and it didn't fit so I read the story over and made a good number of changes, I hope that this is better for you all.


The marriage had been passed months ago and Hermione already had a thousand and one offers for her hand in marriage. Things couldn't get any worse. During the summer, she, Ronald, Harry and Ginny had befriended Crabbe, Goyle, Pansy Partiskin, Millicent Bullstrode, and even more surprising, Draco Malfoy. So naturally, all the boys were on the list along with several other bachelors like students and members of the Order and Weasley family. Some of the names ran shivers up her spine.

Since there were so many she made multiple piles of names:

The hell no pile, consisting of Moody, and Moody alone.

The well known death eaters: Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle Srs.

Currently eligible students sorted by house and year (Sixth and Seventh)

And possible Order members and every member available in the Weasley clan.

The task was easy enough, but just as she settled in to sort those she could stand from those she couldn't Fleur burst into the room. When Hermione opened her mouth to say hello, Fleur started yelling at her in French.

"Fleur, Slow down!" Hermione said, "What's going on?"



"Yes you. Bill won't marry me now because of you!" Fleur yelled, "You may be smart, but you are the biggest slut I have ever seen."

Hermione was perplexed, "Why what did I do?"

Fleur didn't respond, she just turned on her heals and stalked out of the room. I wonder what that was about. She wondered. When she took the Weasley pile in her hands, right on top was the answer to her nagging question. Bill's proposal was laughing at her.

"Guess that put Bill out of the options." She said.

Bills joined Moody's in the HELL NO pile. His offer was soon joined by all the disgusting death eaters, and the other unknown requests.

Then she put Ron, Harry, Draco, Crabbe, Goyle, other eligible Slytherine and Gryffindor, and the possible Weasleys in to another.

When she got to the Order pile, she decided to eliminate a few right off the bat. She took out Remus because of Tonks, and Kingsley because of his mystery girl in Nepal. She went though again and noticed Dumbledore's offer. She cringed at the thought of being his wife. Yes he was a good man, but he was way too old and he had Minerva. She kept everyone else though.

She worked for four more hours on her decision. She eliminated every single Weasley and Harry because she felt it would be too odd to marry someone who was more like family. She also took away Draco as an option because of Pansy. You would have to be an idiot to not see that they only had eyes for each other.

After a very difficult internal debate, she eliminated everyone until all that remained were Crabbe, Goyle and surprisingly, Severus Snape. But she finally chose Goyle. It was nothing against Crabbe; she just felt that she connected better with Goyle. Besides, he was her age. She had no idea what her choice would gain her.