Dirty Little Secrets

Chapter 1

The First Secret

Disclaimer: I unfortunately do not own Harry Potter only Emily Black and the plot.

A/N: Please read and review and hopefully I will post the second chapter soon.

As Hermione walked through the door she hollered. "Mom, Dad, I'm Home."

"Come here honey. Someone is here that I think you should meet." Her Mom called back her voice sounding from the sitting room.

Wondering whom she was to meet Hermione followed her mother's voice interested.

"Hello!" Said a cheerful woman as Hermione walked in the room. "I am Emily Black" the strange woman stood offering Hermione her hand.

"Hermione Granger. Pleased to meet you." Hermione replied formally.

"Hermione please sit down" Her Dad said sorrowfully. "There is something you need to know about your self and Ms. Black here."

Suddenly worried Hermione took a seat across from Ms. Black. "What is it?"

"Well… ummmn…" her mother began.

"You're adopted." Her Father says bluntly cutting her mother off.

"I'm what!?!" Hermione shrieked standing up out of her chair.

"Please Hermione, calm down." Hermione's adoptive mother said.

"You get told you are adopted and stay calm!" Hermione retorted loudly. " And what does that have to do with Ms. Black here?"

"I am your biological mother." Emily said quietly.

"Then why come and ruin my life now?" Hermione furiously responded. "As a matter of fact why give me up in the first place and then tell me now?"

Emily sighed. " Sit down then and I will tell you everything."

Hermione sat.

"Around 18 years ago before I knew I was pregnant I made the Dark Lord very mad at myself and he began to send Death Eaters after me, so I went into hiding. I was so scared when I found out I was with child. I thought the Dark Lord would deal the punishment meant for me out on you if he knew about you so I hid you with a muggle family when you were born in hopes that he would never find out about you.

"A year-and-a-half later The Dark Lord disappeared but no one knew for sure what happened to him and so I was afraid that if I came and got you he would come back and kill us both.

"So I left you here and he came back."

"Then why come for me now?" Hermione asked slightly calmed.

"Four reasons." Emily replied. "First you've made him mad enough yourself." She said this with a chuckle. "Second because he somehow found out about you and who your real parents are. Third because he will not kill you because of your father, And last because we are going to be seeing a lot of each other this year during your stay at Hogwarts."

"Why is that?" Hermione asked suspiciously.

"I am the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher." Emily responded pushing a long strand of her raven hair out of her face.