Title: Going Away
Summary: Hermione Granger leaves England during the soul hunt and eleven years later her son arrives at Hogwarts. What will Hermione do when she finds out that the world has moved on without her and so has her boyfriend. Will she find love in the least expected place and what will happen when Anubis is cursed and has to go away with Teddy and Laura in tow?
Disclaimer: I don't own any of the Harry Potter characters; I just like to play with them.
Hermione Jean Granger left England for two reasons. One: The father of her child was now Headmaster and a murderer and two: she didn't want her boyfriend to know that she was pregnant. The hunt for Voldemort's soul containers was dangerous and in November when she knew that she would be giving birth she packed up her bags and left England and her friends forever. She settled in Japan and a few weeks later she gave birth to her son, Anubis. Anubis was a smart baby with black hair, brown eyes, and a small nose.
She finished her education in Japan and then went to work at the Japanese Ministry of Magic and Sorcery. She met a lot of very interesting characters including a Card Mistress and a Space-Time Witch. News of things in England never reached Hermione and she hoped that Voldemort had been defeated and Harry had survived. Hermione had several boyfriends while living in Japan but she still loved Ron. Finally eleven years passed and a letter arrived from England, a letter for a foreign student to be trained at Hogwarts.
Dear Mr. Granger,
We are please to inform you that you've been accepted as a foreign exchange student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed everything that you'll need. We await your owl by no later then July 31.
"Can I go?" Anubis asked.
Hermione, thinking that Hogwarts was still under Voldemort's control told him no.
"And don't ask me why you can't go," Hermione told him.
"But they gave me everything that I need," Anubis told her.
"Hogwarts is deadly and dangerous," Hermione said. "It's run by Snape and I won't have you under his thumb."
"I hate you," Anubis said and ran upstairs.
Over the next couple of days Anubis barely talked to his mother and she couldn't bear to tell him anymore about Hogwarts. One day Hermione left for work, telling him that she would be back soon, but when she returned the house was empty. A note told her that he had gone to England, to Hogwarts.
"Snape's going to kill him," Hermione cried out and then ran to get to Hogsmead Station before the train arrived.
However things didn't turn out the way that Hermione expected. By time she got through all the wizard check points the Hogwarts Express had already left Hogsmead Station after dropping off all the students. Hermione knew that Anubis was under the darkness of Hogwarts and she would never see him again.
"I can't believe that your mum didn't want you to come," said Teddy Lupin.
"I know, she said that Hogwarts was evil," Anubis said.
Teddy snorted with laughter.
Anubis had been sorted into Gryffindor and had made fast friends with Teddy Lupin. He told her all about his strange relatives, which included Ron and Luna Weasley and Harry and Ginny Potter. He then told him about their children and his own father, Remus.
"I lost my mum in the Final Battle and Hogwarts lost a Headmaster," Teddy said.
"I'm sorry to hear that," Anubis said.
"Yeah, my dad sometimes worries about me but I'm like my mum," Teddy said, "Strong."
"Glad to hear that," Anubis said.
When the feast was over the Gryffindor Prefect took the new students to Gryffindor tower. Anubis was happy that he was sharing a room with Teddy and both boys went to sleep. The next day was lessons and plenty of them. Monday morning was Herbology with the Hufflepuff's, which was taught by Professor Longbottom, History of Magic, taught by Professor Binns, and in the afternoon Transfiguration, which was taught by Professor Starlock. Tuesday was another lesson in History of Magic and then they had Defense Against the Dark Arts, which was taught by Professor Lupin. Wednesday was Herbology, History of Magic, and Charms with Professor Flitwick. At midnight they all went up to the tallest tower to learn Astronomy with Professor Sinatra. Thursday was Transfiguration and History of Magic and then Friday they had Potions with Professor Slughorn.
When they entered Potions both Teddy and he sat down in the back. They took out their supplies and then Professor Slughorn appeared. He was very fat and Anubis wondered how he was able to get into the classroom without bumping into something or even get in. He called roll and when he got to Sobek's name he looked at him.
"Your not related to Miss Hermione Granger, are you?" he asked.
"Yes, she's my mum," Anubis answered.
"Interesting," Professor Slughorn said. "She was a fine student. Where's she at now?"
"In Japan," Anubis answered. "She works for the Japan Ministry of Magic and Sorcery."
Slughorn nodded and then the lesson continued.
"I can't believe my baby boy is dead," Hermione cried out to her friend.
Sakura Lee looked at her. "How do you know that he's dead?" she asked.
"Because he's at Hogwarts and Snape runs it," Hermione said. "I don't know what to do now?"
"Did you even go onto the grounds?" Sakura asked.
"No, their still hunting down Muggleborns," Hermione said. "I would end up in Azkaban the moment the wards were activated."
"Want me to check it out," Sakura asked.
"That would be great," Hermione said. "Find my babies body and have it returned to Japan."
"As you wish," Sakura said and she left.
"I can't believe you got that Boil Cure right," Teddy said when the lesson had ended. "I was having trouble with it."
"I'm surprised as well," Anubis said.
"I think that Professor Slughorn was surprised," Teddy told him and then both boys headed up to the Great Hall.
When they sat down at the Gryffindor table Teddy's father came up to their table and cleared his throat. Anubis turned and saw the Defense Master.
"Can you come for tea this weekend?" Professor Lupin asked.
"Of course, sir," Anubis said.
"Good, I have a few things that I would like to talk about," Professor Lupin said and then headed for the staff table.
"Okay what was that all about?" Anubis asked his friend.
"Don't look at me," Teddy said. "The only time that dad wanted to spend time with me was if I had done wrong. He usually holes himself up somewhere and doesn't come out."
"Was he always like that?" Anubis asked.
"No," Teddy answered. "But he lost his wife so that can change anyone."
Anubis figured that might be true.
Sakura landed and looked around. Nothing about the grounds spoke of evil and she wondered where Hermione had gotten the idea that the grounds were evil. There was a graveyard and so she headed that way. As she passed she noticed names like Dora Tonks-Lupin and Fred Weasley. As she moved further back she read one tombstone that jumped out at her.
Severus Tobius Snape
Born: January 9, 1960
Died: May 2, 1998
The bravest man that I've ever known-Harry Potter
"Now that's interesting," Sakura said. "Snape's dead!"
"Do you think that Hermione doesn't know," Kero said.
"That's exactly what I think," Sakura told him. "Come on, lets ask someone that does know."
And she headed for the castle.
When she arrived she was directed to the Headmistress office. Once she arrived she met Professor McGonagall, a very stern but fair witch, and Sakura told her why she was here.
"Hermione is worried that her son is dead," Sakura told her.
"Hermione, Hermione is alive," McGonagall said.
"Yes," Sakura answered. "I believe her son is a student here."
"Yes," McGonagall said. "But I thought that Death Eaters had found her and killed her, leaving her son an orphan."
"Is that why you offered him the invitation," Sakura asked.
"Yes," McGonagall answered. "Oh Gods, this is going to be strange. The war ended eleven years ago with Harry defeating Voldemort."
"How did Snape die?" Sakura asked.
McGonagall sighed. "Our dear Headmaster was assassinated by Voldemort's snake because Voldemort thought that he was the true master of the Elder Wand."
She pointed to a painting of a very stern-looking man. "That's Severus Snape, our former Headmaster. We all thought he was evil but it turned out that he was on our side all along. He was buried next to Dumbledore on Harry's orders and Harry had a painting made for him."
"Did the Headmaster leave any children behind," Sakura asked.
"Absolutely not," said the painting and Sakura jumped.
"Sorry about that, dear, but paintings do talk here," McGonagall said and then, "Actually he left one."
"One, I don't have any bloody children," the painting of Snape said.
"It was in your memory," McGonagall told him and then turned to Sakura. "Back during Harry's sixth year, when Snape was the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, someone came and used an Unforgivable on Hermione and Severus. We never found out who and the memory that Harry saw was so deep that it was almost impossible for Harry to see. But he saw it and the person that did it was Draco Malfoy.
"I don't know if he did it because he wanted to prove that he no longer cared about anything anymore but when that little boy arrived last night the hat revealed to me that he's Severus son."
"How could a hat tell?"
"I just can," said the hat.
"Does Hermione know that Snape has a son?" Sakura asked as the painting made yelling threats.
"Severus, do calm down," McGonagall told him. "I believe that she knows and that's the reason that she left. However things move on and I'm sorry that she's still stuck in the past."
Sakura got up.
"I'll let Hermione know that her son is still safe," Sakura told her. "And thanks for letting me know this."
"No problem, dear," McGonagall said and Sakura left.
A/N: Poor Severus's painting, not knowing that you have a son. Also I added a small dash of anima characters to make it a little interesting. But they won't appear all the time. Next up: Hermione visits Hogwarts but doesn't believe a few things.