Title: Hermione's Shocking Third Year

Rating: K

Summary: During Hermione's third year she finds out that she's Harry's sister, Remus's goddaughter, and Snape's daughter. Add an escaped prisoner and Dementors and it will be an interesting year.

Disclaimer: I don't own any of the Harry Potter characters but I do like to play with them.

Chapter 1: The Letter

Hermione Granger walked into the Great Hall with Harry and Ron and sat down at the Gryffindor table. She couldn't wait to start a new term and take all the classes that she had asked for. The owls came in to deliver the mail and Hermione was surprised when she saw an official-looking owl landed in-front of her, a letter in its beak. Hermione took it and the owl flew off.

"Who's it from?" Harry asked.

"I don't know," Hermione answered and opened it.

She read:

My Dearest Daughter,

If you're reading this then I'm dead and you're with your adopted parents. I don't know who adopted you but I hope that you're loved. A few days after you read this letter the glamour's will cease to be and you'll look the way that you're supposed to. Before you ask how this is possible then let me explain and I hope that you don't judge me too harshly. A year before Harry was born I had an affair with Severus Snape, a very nice man that might not appear to be nice but deep down is a great hero.

I gave you up for adoption and asked that the parents that adopted you would keep your name. I do hope that they have as the Evens have always named their daughters after flowers. If your name has been changed then your true name is Snowdrop Iris Snape and even from beyond the grave I still love you.

With Love,

Lily Potter

PS! I named Remus Lupin your godfather.

Hermione stared at the letter in shock. She was Harry's sister and Lily's daughter. Hermione felt tears welling up and Hermione quickly left the Great Hall.

Hermione didn't show up for her classes and when she was found by Professor McGonagall in the library her Head of House had her come with her. Hermione wasn't sure what McGonagall would say when she found out the truth and she didn't know how Harry would react to the fact that he had a sister.

"Biscuit," McGonagall asked.

"No thanks," Hermione said and then looked down at her feet.

"The last time I saw you looking at your feet it was two years ago," McGonagall said. "Now why haven't you been in class?"

Hermione wanted to tell her some made up story but she knew that McGonagall would see right through it. So she just handed McGonagall the letter that she had gotten.

"I knew this day might happen," McGonagall said and Hermione looked at her in surprise.

"You knew who I really was," Hermione stated.

"Well not exactly," McGonagall answered. "Lily told me that she was pregnant before Harry was born but I thought that you were James daughter. However she mentioned that if you were ever to come to Hogwarts then something might happen. I didn't take any stalk in it and then this letter appeared. It must have been timed to come to you at a certain time. I'm not surprised that she named Remus as your godfather."

"Really, we're they close?" Hermione asked.

"They were best friends but James hated Severus, though Remus never did."

"I bet Harry's going to hate me," Hermione said.

"No," McGonagall said. "I mean, it's going to take time for him to get use to the fact that you're his sister but I believe that things will turn out alright."

Hermione wasn't sure if she really believed her but she was willing to give it a chance.

"Now, Hermione, I believe that you need to tell Severus and Remus about this," McGonagall went on. "If Harry finds out without those two knowing then it will come as a shock to them."

"I understand," Hermione said.

"And, Hermione," McGonagall started.

"Yes," Hermione said.

"Good luck," McGonagall told her.

"Thanks," Hermione said and then left.

While Hermione headed towards where she suspected that Lupin and the man that she now knew to be her father was at she thought over what Professor McGonagall had told her. She knew that Harry would be mad when he found out since he probably believed that his mum could do no wrong. However Hermione had learned that everyone had faults and that you couldn't blame dead people that couldn't defend themselves. She knocked on the door and when it opened she was surprised to see Dumbledore standing there, smiling at her.

"Well I was expecting you," Dumbledore said. "Why don't you come in and tell us why you're here."

"I thought that you knew," Hermione said.

"Oh I know but the people that you're looking for don't," Dumbledore said. "And as I've always told people the truth is always preferred to lies."

Hermione nodded and then walked in.

"Well Miss Granger decides that she's going to grace the public with her appearance," Snape sneered.

"Severus, I believe that you should hear Hermione out before you make any kind of wrong comment," Dumbledore warned him. "I think you might find her reason for hiding justified."

"Headmaster, I don't," Snape countered. "She's supposed to be in every class, not having the Professors looking for her like some little lost puppy."

"Sir, I was hiding because of this," Hermione told Snape, showing him the letter.

Snape took it and read it. At once his face went pale and then he handed the letter to Lupin, who also read it. Suddenly he fell into a chair, even paler then Snape was.

"When did you receive this?" Snape asked.

"During breakfast," Hermione answered. "I'm sorry that I made people look for me but I just couldn't face classes with Harry. I mean, I didn't expect to be his sister."

"I believe that Severus understands," Dumbledore said. "But I believing hiding from your problems is not the way to go."

"I understand sir," Hermione said. "Now I just have to tell Harry the truth."

"Not exactly right now," Dumbledore said. "We need to do some damage control first and then we'll tell Harry."

"Alright," Hermione said.

Dumbledore handed Hermione back her letter and Hermione left the room.

"Headmaster, what are we going to do?" Severus asked. "Potter is going to hate her because she's my daughter and I didn't even know that I had a daughter. How could Lily keep this from me?"

"I don't think that anyone can answer that but you have a daughter and your going to need to decide what your going to do.

"I agree with Albus," Remus said.

Severus stood up.

"This is going to blow up in our faces," Severus told them, "And I'm talking about Malfoy."

"We'll get to that when the time comes," Dumbledore told him, "The most important thing to do is to be there when Hermione needs you. With Harry having a temper when things don't go his way she's going to need it."

"I fully understand," Severus said and then left.

Of course, later that night, Severus was still thinking about the little baby that Lily had named Snowdrop. He hated the idea that he had no idea that Snowdrop and Hermione was the same person. How could he of been so stupid and she was his daughter for Gods sake. He had treated her like trash and she had just taken it, even defended him a few times. From now on he would have to treat her just like he treated Draco, with respect. Gods, he had a bad feeling that Thursday wasn't going to be his day.

A/N: Oh boy, things are going to get strange around Hogwarts. Next up: Double Potions and Defense Against the Dark Arts.