Happy Ending

Disclaimer: there's a reason why this is called FanFiction, folks! Anyway, just to let you know, this is canon, meaning it goes along with the original book's plot and everything. It takes place a few months after the Battle of Hogwarts.


So much for my happy ending
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh...

So much for my happy ending
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh...

Hermione stared out across the water of Hogwart's lake. This wasn't supposed to happen. None of this should've happened.

Let's talk this over
It's not like we're dead
Was it something I did?
Was it something you said?
Don't leave me hanging
In a city so dead
Held up so high
On such a breakable thread

She had been, still was, Harry's best friend, good old reliable Hermione. Always there to help, always there to comfort, always here to rely on. Brainiac Hermione, smart Hermione, bookworm Hermione. She goes out with a couple boys, and everyone is amazed. What, doesn't she have a life apart from the Golden Trio? Doesn't she have a real life, a life of her own?

You were all the things I thought I knew
And I thought we could be

And Ginny. Ginny was her friend, is her friend. But Ginny is now engaged to the Chosen One, the Savior, the Golden Boy. The Boy Who Lived.

You were everything, everything that I wanted
We were meant to be, supposed to be, but we lost it
And all of the memories, so close to me, just fade away
All this time you were pretending
So much for my happy ending
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh...

Harry cared for her deeply. As a friend, that is. She's sure that he never ever saw her, Hermione Granger, in a romantic light. Just plain, sensible Hermione. She thought... once, she believed that she and Harry could've been a couple. Could've dated, could've loved each other for what they are.

You've got your dumb friends
I know what they say
They tell you I'm difficult
But so are they
But they don't know me
Do they even know you?
All the things you hide from me
All the shit that you do

You were all the things I thought I knew
And I thought we could be

And Ron...Ron liked her, she knew it. She liked him too, but as a friend. A close friend. Hermione needed someone more sensible, more mature. Harry was all that, but he never noticed. And he had to go be brave, defeating Voldemort. If they hadn't become the Golden Trio, there might've been a chance. But no. No, there couldn't have been.

You were everything, everything that I wanted
We were meant to be, supposed to be, but we lost it
And all of the memories, so close to me, just fade away
All this time you were pretending
So much for my happy ending
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh...

When she saw him, that second in their fourth year- Harry looked so handsome in his dress robes- she knew. She knew, that, above all things, she wanted Harry Potter's love. A single diamond tear rolled down her cheek as she stared, unblinking, into the murky water.

It's nice to know you were there
Thanks for acting like you cared
And making me feel like I was the only one
It's nice to know we had it all
Thanks for watching as I fall
And letting me know we were done

And a few times....a few times she thought he might even return the interest. A couple times, she knew he had noticed her as the pretty young woman she would become, was becoming. But he never acted on it. Their friendship was to great for it to get to that. No, Harry Potter let the wizarding world come between their only chance of happiness.

You were everything, everything that I wanted
We were meant to be, supposed to be, but we lost it
And all of the memories, so close to me, just fade away
All this time you were pretending
So much for my happy ending
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh...

And then Ginny Weasley had stolen his heart. Stolen Harry's heart away from her, Hermione Granger. She still loved Ginny as a sister. But not the same way now. No, now Ginny would be married in a year and a half's time. To HER Harry, to Hermione's Harry. Nothing seemed fair.

You were everything, everything that I wanted
We were meant to be, supposed to be, but we lost it
And all of the memories, so close to me, just fade away
All this time you were pretending
So much for my happy ending
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh...

She did later find a true love. Ron. He didn't love her the same way as Harry would have loved her, but he did love her very much. And she loved him for who he was- not as a replacement, not as a stand-in for Harry, but as Ron.

Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh...
So much for my happy ending

The Harry she had loved was gone. The Hermione who had loved him was gone too now, set behind steel bars of a straight face. Hermione stood up and walked back to the castle. The happy, rejoicing castle, excepting the people who had lost loved ones. They, too, would be happy. But not this moment.


SONGFIC WRITTEN TO "MY HAPPY ENDING" BY AVRIL LAVIGNE

A.N. I just felt that I wanted to write a Harry/Hermione songfic, preferably a sad one. This is my first songfic, please press that little button down there and tell me how I did. Constructive criticism welcome! Thanks!