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Tears rolled down Hermione's cheeks. Her life was changed forever. It was July 31. She woke up, excited, because today was Harry's 17th birthday. She and Ron were throwing him a suprise bithday party at the Burrow, and were going out after to get drinks at the Leaky Cauldron. It would be a great day, until she looked in the mirror and realized, that she wasn't a Granger. Her wild curls and honey brown hair were no longer that. In its place was straight silky raven colored hair and her chocolate brown eyes were replaced by bright emerald green ones. Her whole life was a lie.
She slowly got dressed into pale blue jeans and a pink halter top and matching pink flip flops. She made her way down the stairs to confront her parents. She had so many questions and she was very confused. She had a idea of what was going on. But she needed to here it from someone else. She found her parents in the dining room. They looked like they had been waiting for her to emerge from her room. Her father sat with his arms crossed over his chest and was looking into space. Her mother had her chin resting on her closed hands which were being held up with her elbows on the table.
Hermione cleared her throat, getting their attention. Her parents looked to their daughter. Her eyes were red and puffy from the crying that had occured. She looked very different from their Hermione. But she never really was their's to begin with.
"Do you have something to tell me?" Hermione asked in a small quiet voice.
"We're sorry. We were forbidden to tell you anything up until today" her father said looking at the ground.
"It was for your own safety. Professor Dumbledore is waiting for you at Hogwarts." said her mother with a tear falling down her cheek.
Without a word, Hermione went outside, and apparated to the gates of Hogwarts. She took her time walking up to the castle, not wanting to face reality, at that particular moment. It seemed like an hour, before she reached the gargoyle gaurding the Headmaster's office.
"Jellybeans" she said, and the gargoyle swung to the side giving her access to the stairs that led up to Professor Dumbledore's office. A day before that she recieved her Hogwarts letter, which also named her Head Girl, for her 7th year, which included all the passwords for emergencies.
She made her way up the spiral staircase, with numerous questions running through her head. She was about to knock on the door when it slowly creaked opened, giving her a view of the headmaster sitting behind his desk.
She went over to one of the chairs and sat down. She was looking at the floor, not wanting Dumbledore to see her weak.
"Hermione" he spoke quietly.
She looked up and met his blue sparkling eyes. Her newly green ones began to water.
"Professor, I.." she spoke before she was cut off.
"Your suspicions are correct. And I am very sorry to have kept this from you, but like the Grangers, said, it was for your own safety." he said
She knew that he had perfromed Ligilimecy on her. She was to overwhelmed to say anything about it to him.
" So, does Harry know, that he has a twin?" she asked, finally admiting to herself that she was indeed a Potter.
"No he does not. I sent him an owl to meet me here, in about fifteen minutes." he replied kindly.
" He will be very shocked to find out that the girl who has been his bestfriend for over six years is actually his sister." she said with a small laugh.
"I know your upset that we have kept this information form you, but you would been a very big target, if we had not hidden you in the muggle world." he explained.
"I'm more overwhelmed than upset professor. I just can't believe that my whole life is forever changed" she said shaking her head.
"I know, Hermione. The charm that was placed on you would end on your 17th birthday." he said. " I know this is not the appropriate time, but, Happy Birthday, Miss Potter." he said with a small smirk on his face.
Hermione gave a small chuckle.
"Thank you Professor, but how was I able to apparate 3 months before my actual birthday?" she asked.
"It was part of the spell. The spell worked very well, mostly because Voldemort did not know that you existed. The prophecy only spoke of one child, so Lily and James were able to get you away and to me before Voldemort could discover your existance. Unfortunately, mere minutes after you were safely in my arms, Voldemort showed up at your house before they could hide Harry." he spoke some more.
"Professor, out of curiosity, am I the power that the prophecy speaks about, the one the dark lord knows not" she asked remembering what Harry had told them a month or so ago.
Dumbledore nodded his head.
"Indeed you are, your love and bond with Harry, I suspect will be the cause of Voldemorts down fall." he answered.
"But won't he find out somehow now that I know and Harry soon to find out?" she asked concerned.
"Yes, but you are safe here at Hogwarts. And If you you decide to venture outside of Howarts or its grounds, you must do so with Harry or Myself, for protection. If you are alone with out either of us, you will be at high risk for the Daeth Eaters to capture you and use you as bait to get to Harry" he seriously.
"Yes Professor, I understand" she said.
"Well we have a few more minutes before Mr Potter should be arriving, is there any other questions you would like answered?" he asked.
"Yes, who is Head Boy this year?" she asked hoping it was who she wanted it to be.
"Why, Mr. Malfoy of course" he said smirking.
Hermione gave a small smile. Last June, Draco became a spy for the order, like Snape was. Malfoy and herself had recently begun a love/hate relationship. It always started with them arguing about something and resulting in a wild snogging session. The Order had gotten used this escapde by now, seeing it happened almost everyday, when they were at Grimmauld Place. Harry and the Weasleys had become civil with Malfoy, but once school started, they had to go back to the old ways, so Draco's father wouldn't find out that his son was betraying him.
Hermione was shaken out of her thoughts when the door behind her squeeked open and and heard someone enter the office.
"Mr. Potter, please have a seat and join us" Dumbledore said waving his hand to the empty chair beside Hermione. She felt the vibrations of Harry walking toward her direction and sitting down. She felt his gaze upon her and slowly turned her head and faced him. There was a look of confusion on his face. He didn't recognize her. Thats when she decided to speak.
"Hello Harry" she said in a shaky voice. Harry eyes grew wider and he shook his head. He looked at her closely and then to Dumbledore and back to her.
"Hermione, what happened to you?" he said in a shocked tone.
"This is the real me. The charm that was placed on me 16 years or so ago wore off today, on my 17th birthday, revealing my true identity" she said her voice still shaky.
"I'm still confused." he said looking at Dumbledore. "What does this have to do for me?" he asked.
"Harry, tell me, what are the liknesses between you and Hermione?" he asked Harry, trying to get him to figure it out.
"Well the fact we have the same color hair, eyes, and now birthday, it almost like we're ..." he stopped, relization dawning on him.
"Yes, Mr. Potter, Hermione here is indeed your twin, your sister," he said kindly. "I would like to introduce you to Hermione Lily Potter"
Harry looked at Hermione, who now had watery eyes, and his own began to water as well. He leaned over and embraced her in a hug, which sent a warm buzzing feeling between the two, a connection line. Hermione always had a feeling that someting was missing from her life and now she knew what it was. And now finding out that Harry was her brother, that emptiness was filled, as was his.
A/N Ok starting a new story. Hope you like it so far. I hope to update soon. Reviews are appriciated. Don't worry more Hermione/Draco to come.