A/n I am changing the time line to match with my own time line. It is 2000 don't like it sorry. Twilight is set too late and Harry potter is set too early. I am not following cannon age wise. Please do not tell me who is older or younger… it is my story and I will write it how I see fit
Chapter 1 leaving
"I still don't think this is a good idea…." Hermione complained as I parked the car in the airport parking lot.
"I know you don't." was all I said. We had been through this for the last week or so.
"I don't understand why you have to leave." She sighed in frustration.
"I know you don't." I repeated.
Everyone was so glad that the war was over. they could breathe I normal for the first time in over twenty some odd years. However I was an enigma to most.
I knew what I felt and what I needed to do. I needed to get away.
"Remus won't be happy… neither will Sirius…" Hermione said at a last ditch effort.
"I know they wont." This was beginning to feel like a mantra.
"Will you please explain it to me again?" she asked turning in her seat to face me, I looked at the dashboard where the clock in the car was. I had an hour to get through everything in the airport.
"I can't." I said breaking my mantra.
"Why not?!" she demanded now hurt.
"I'll miss my plane… unless that is what you were wanting…" I added with a small smile in her direction. I could see the beginnings of a sheepish smile draw on her lips.
"Harry…" she began.
"I know Mione. I know. But I have to do this. I need to do this." I said with desperation. "Just like you and Ron are going away. Just like Seamus and Dean. Just like Remus and Sirius." I added for good measure. "Besides I won't be alone. There is a group of wizards moving to L.A."
"WHAT? Who? Why haven't you told me this until now?!"
"'cause I only just thought of it." I said truthfully.
"GRR! Fine! Leave me all alone with Ronald!" she huffed causing me to laugh.
"You are the one that agreed to marry him…"
"Ugh. Don't remind me." She whined burring her head in her hands. I have never seen nor heard Hermione Granger- soon to be Weasley, whine.
"He's not that bad. Well unless you plan on actually trying to sleep with him in the same room."
"What do you mean?" she asked looking up at me.
"You'll see sooner or later. But now I have got to go." I said getting out of the car and walking around to the trunk.
"Oh Harry do you really have to go?" Hermione begged as she got out of the passenger seat.
"Yes, I do." I said as I began to pull out my single carry on bag and my trunk but was stopped as she placed her hand over mine.
"Then please be careful. You always seem to attract trouble." She said with her kind smile that reminded me of how long I had known her. It was the smile that she got when she saw a new book or found what she was looking for after hours of hunting and researching for it.
"I will be. And I promise to call you as soon as I get in." I added as I saw her open her mouth to say it, causing her to smile.
"Now I know Ron will not be happy with this and I doubt you will be either but I left you some money."
"Harry–" she began to scold me.
"It's about a fourth of what was in my vault. I won't miss it. Think of it as a wedding present for you guys." I said with a small smile as I shut the trunk of the car and gave her the keys for the car,
We walked in silence as I led the way to the airline desk to check in my trunk.
She followed me all the way to the flight gate where I turned to her.
It amazed me how must shorted she was now. I always thought that we were pretty much the same height, but now it seemed I towered over her.
"Now boarding flight 256 London to Port Angelus."
There were unshed tears in her eyes.
"Don't cry." I whispered as she hugged me tightly.
"You come back you here." She whispered. "I miss you already." She added even softer.
"I'll always be with you. In here." I said placing my palm over her heart.
I watched as she removed the locket from around her neck and re-clasped the clasp and placed it in my hand.
"Don't forget." She whispered as a single tear made its way down her flushed cheek making my heart clinch.
"How could I forget you? I saved you from a troll that kind of thing sticks with you, you know?" I said with a smile causing her to give me a watery laugh.
"Last call for flight 256 London to Port Angelus."
"I have to go. I'll call as soon as I get to the house. I love you lil sis." I said kissing her forehead and running to the terminal to hand my ticket to the lady at the podium.
Just as they began to shut the gate I heard her call back. "I love you too big brother!" and I turned back to wave one last time as I dashed through the tunnel to the plane.