The Black Parade

Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter, the Black Parade, or who's got what it takes (I hate that song)

Chapter one

The Black Parade

Hogwarts was in chaos as everyone got ready for the talent show that was going to be performed this night in the great hall. Hermione had disappeared over and hour ago along with two Ravenclaws and two Hufflepuffs. Leaving Ron and Harry to listen to Ginny pathetic nagging as she ordered several Gryffindor girls to arrange things for her performance.

"That isn't right Lavender!" Ginny yelled at her backup singers.

Just then the portrait whole swung open and Hermione Granger, Cassie Hale, and Isabel Gray ran into the common room and up the stairs toward the girls dormitory. Harry looked after his best friend wondering what she was doing with the two other girls in different houses. He heard Ginny curse and he sighed. She and Hermione had been fighting ever since they had started dating. This was supposed to be fun at Hogwarts, why couldn't she make it more enjoyable.

Ginny and her backup singers began to sing to the tape she was playing in the CD player. She was dressed in a very short mini skirt and a tight tank top. She had worn it even though he had disapproved greatly as well as her brothers. Ginny was a horrid singer but she had cursed Harry and Ron so they could only say positive things about her singing.

You could hear the giggling from upstairs over Ginny's horrid singing and soon the three girls came back down with what looked like a guitar case stung over Hermione's shoulder and a bag of clothes in her hand.

Harry didn't have a chance to ask her what it was because of Ginny's yelling.

"Hermione, what are you doing here? I was trying to practice are you trying to spy?" Ginny yelled at Hermione. Hermione had grown extremely beautiful over the past summer and that was one of the reasons why Ginny now hated her. Hermione's hair had become straight and now flowed down her back and one some occasions she would curl it. She had also filled out and had gotten all the curves in the right places. She had almost the entire male population chancing after her but she paid no mind to it.

"Why in the world would I be spying on you of all people Ginevra?" Hermione said.

"Come on 'Mione, don't pay and mind to her." Cassie said as she pulled her two friends away.

Harry sighed, Hermione had become so distant. Sometimes they went whole days without talking. He knew it was because Hermione and Ginny had gotten into a fight and he had taken the wrong side even when he knew Hermione was always right. Now Ron and Harry were slowly loosing Hermione. She had become so angry at them all that she hardly smiled near the, or even laughed.

(/)

Everyone was sitting in the great hall waiting for the first performance to go on. Harry sat at a table with Ron, Neville, Dean Thomas, Fred and Gorge Weasly, and lastly Seamus Finnegan.

Just then the first act went on and then the next until it came down to the last two acts. Neither Ginny nor Hermione had gone on yet and Harry was dying to see what his best friend was doing. Then the curtains opened to show Ginny and her back up singers Lavender Brown and Parvati Patil.

She was singing a song called 'who's got what it take's' from so stupid move she had seen on TV.

(Chorus)
Who's got what it takes to be
My guy what it takes to make
Me shine what it takes to get me, fine, oh!
Who's got what it takes to be
My bo, what it takes to make
Me glow what it take to make this beat flow!

(Verse 1)
Everyone is talking about what they think they need
They're making up a list of things,1,2,3
Everyone is different
But why we can't agree?
Every girl wants a boy to treat her sweet
Don't think that being mean will get you anywhere
Don't think that acting cool will get you anywhere
I need your respect if you're gonna be the one
And don't think it's the problem
Try to get the job done

(Chorus)
Who's got what it takes to be
My guy what it takes to make
Me shine what it takes to get me, fine, oh!
Who's got what it takes to be
My bo what it takes to be
Me glow what it takes to make this beat flow!

(Verse 2)
Talk can be so cheap
So I just look for action
Be good to me if you want my atraction
Mabye I just talk to much but I don't really care
I know I'm worth it and I know he's out there
Wait, Wait, you might be a contender
Hey, Hey, could I borrow your sweatshirt
Normally I'm not the one to say hello first
But if I didn't I might miss out and that might hurt

(Chorus)
Who's got what it takes to be
My guy what it takes to make
Me shine what it takes to get me, fine, oh!
Who's got what it takes to be
My bo what it takes to be
Me glow what it takes to make this beat flow!

(Bridge)
I've been contemplating why
It takes to make me give me heart
Could you be the one
Standing in the crowd
I'm waiting to find out
I'm waiting
waiting, waiting,oh!

(Chorus)
Who's got what it takes to be
My guy what it takes to make
Me shine what it takes to get me, fine, oh!
Who's got what it takes to be
My bo what it takes to make
Me glow what it takes to make this beat flow!
Who's got what it takes to be
My guy what it takes to make
Me shine what it takes to get me, fine, oh!
Who's got what it takes to be
My bo what it takes to make
Me glow what it takes to make this beat flow!

Everyone clapped when she was done and she bowed positive that they were going to win. Next was Hermione. And as they walked out onto the stage everyone looked at the band that was setting up.

Hermione was dressed in a silver one shoulder tank top that was bunched up on one side and black pants that showed of her bare feet. She wore a heart shapped locket that Harry had gotten her for her birthday that year and a pair of black gloves. She had a Zakk Wylde Signature Les Paul Electric Guitar. Ron hit Harry in the shoulder when he saw the guitar.

"What Ron?" Harry snapped.

"Look at her guitar. That is real expensive. I saw it in a window one day and it cost 4,399 dollars. How could she get one?" Harry just shrugged and turned back to the stage when they were finally all set up.

Hermione stood on the right of the stage, beside her was a Ravenclaw named Mark Darkmoon. There was one other playing the guitar Cassie, and Isabel was playing base. And lastly a Hufflepuff named Jacob was sitting behind the drums.

Mark then began to speck into the microphone.

"Most of you won't know this song because it is muggle but it happens to be our favorite song and I would like to dedicate it to Hermione Granger who after years of begging has finally brought out her guitar to play with us one last time. I bet you didn't know that did you?" Mark said with a smirk but then shook his head. "Ladies and gentlemen of Hogwarts I welcome you to the Black Parade." Mark walked to the piano and began to play and sing at the same time. It started slow and then worked it's way up.

'When I was a young boy,
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band.
He said,
"Son when you grow up, will you be the saviour of the broken,
The beaten and the damned?"
He said
"Will you defeat them, your demons, and all the non believers, the plans that they have made?"
Because one day I leave you,
A phantom to lead you in the summer,
To join the black parade."

When I was a young boy,
My father took me into the city
To see a marching band.
He said,
"Son when you grow up, will you be the saviour of the broken,
The beaten and the damned?"

Sometimes I get the feeling she's watching over me.
And other times I feel like I should go. Through it all, the rise and fall, the bodies in the streets.
When you're gone we want you all to know We'll Carry on,
We'll Carry on
Though your dead and gone believe me Your memory will carry on
Carry on
We'll carry on
And in my heart I cant contain it
The anthem wont explain it.

And we will send you reeling from decimated dreams
Your misery and hate will kill us all
So paint it black and take it back
Lets shout it loud and clear
Do you fight it to the end
We hear the call to
To carry on
We'll carry on
Though your dead and gone believe me Your memory will carry on
We'll carry on
And though you're broken and defeated You're weary widow marches on

And on we carry through the fears
Ooh oh ohhhh
Disappointed faces of your peers Ooh oh ohhhh
Take a look at me cause
I could not care at all Do or die
You'll never make me
Cause the world, will never take my heart
You can try, you'll never break me
Want it all,
I'm gonna play this part
Wont explain or say I'm sorry
I'm not ashamed,
I'm gonna show my scar
You're the chair, for all the broken Listen here, because it's only..
I'm just a man,
I'm not a hero
Just a boy, who's meant to sing this song
Just a man,
I'm not a hero
I -- don't -- care
Carry on
We'll carry on
Though your dead and gone believe me Your memory will carry on
We'll carry on
And though you're broken and defeated You're weary widow marches on
We'll carry on
We'll carry on
We'll carry on
We'll carry
We'll carry on'

Jacob beat the snare a few more times before finally they stopped and the room fell silent. Tears began to run down Cassie's face and shock was written on every other band player. But then there was a single clap and everyone looked at Professor Dumbledore who was standing clapping his hand. The rest of the crowd quickly recovered from their shock and the great hall roared with clapping and catcalls.

Jacob, Mark, and Hermione laughed so hard they fell to the floor while Cassie and Isabel gave them looks of disapproval. When they were once again on their feet Mark hugged Hermione and picked her put.

(/)

When the scores had been added everyone came back onto stage and stood there waiting for the judgments. Ginny looked smug like she knew she was going to win even after the performance of the Black Parade.

Professor Dumbledore stood up after they had all voted.

"You all did wonderful jobs and all have wonderful talents but sadly I can not give each one of you a prize son in third place with 30 votes is Pansy Parkinson! In second place with 40 votes was Ginny Weasly! And now what you have all been waiting for first place with 110 votes Black Parade!" The whole room cheered and Hermione, Mark, Cassie, Isabel, and Jacob all hugged while Ginny stomped of stage in rage.

As everything began to settle down and people began to leave the five friends sat on the edge of the stage drinking bottles of butterbeers. Beside them was the trophy with their names on it.

"Man it has been so long since we have played together. I missed this. I missed us. We should get back together." Mark said as he looked at the others.

"Perhaps Mark, for now lets us enjoy our glory." Hermione said

(/)

Harry couldn't sleep that night. Ginny had been in a state of rage from the moment everyone got back to the common room. She had yelled as Harry sat on the couch pretending to agree with her. Then the moment Hermione walked into the room she had backed her up into the wall and began to yell at a very frightened Hermione. In the end Harry with the help of Ron pulled Ginny away from Hermione giving her the chance she needed to run and run she did. She ran to her own personal quarters for Head Girl.

After a few hours Harry had managed to calm Ginny down and she had gone to bed after a long passionate kiss.

Harry sighed and got out of bed and began to walk down stairs to the common room. He was surprised at what greeted him. Hermione was curled up in one of the chairs with a book resting in her lap. Her eyes were shut and her breathing even and calm. She was dressed in dark red pajama capris and his quidditch sweatshirt she had browed so long ago that he couldn't even remember.

Harry smiled and moved toward her to take the book out of her hands. The fire was slowly dying down so it must have been late. Harry picked her up and held her bridal style as he carried her toward her bedroom. She had told him the password when she had first gotten it just in case he ever needed to talk to her.

He walked toward the wall and said the password and it reveled a door to him which he skillfully opened without dropping Hermione and began walking up the stairs to her personal bedroom. When he entered the room he looked around to see pictures of him, Ron, her younger sister Becky, and her parents.

As he set her down on her bed he looked up to see a picture of him and her sitting on the couch in the common room. She was leaning on his shoulder with her eyes closed and he held her with a look that showed love, devotion, and possessiveness. Harry smiled at the picture. How he wished she would still be that close to him but he knew that would be impossible.

"What are you thinking Potter, you screwed up big time" Harry said aloud.

"No you didn't" Came Hermione's tried voice. Harry turned to see her still on the bed with her eyes closed but you could tell she was still awake. "You didn't screw up anything Harry." She said as she opened her eyes and looked at him.

He couldn't describe how good it was to hear her voice again. He walked over and sat at the edge of her bed.

"Thank you Hermione. Do you forgive me?" He asked.

"There is nothing to forgive." She said softly as she closed her eyes once again. "Now if you don't mind leaving I shall talk to you tomorrow." She said. Harry smiled and pulled the blanket over her.

"Promise?" He asked.

"Promise," She said with a yawn. Harry smiled and kissed her forehead before getting up and leaving the room. As soon as he reached his bed he fell down and quickly fell asleep.

A/n: Ok you might have some questions so I'm going to answer some.

If you are wondering who Cassie Hale, Isabel Gray, Mark and Jacob are they are my OC's and later Hermione tells the story of how they became friends.

Also this set in a very alternate universe Lily and James are still alive and Dudley is a wizard but goes to Drumstrang. Uncle Vernon has accepted the fact as well as Petunia just because their son has powers.

Ok, so if you have any questions please asked then when you review