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Back to the Beginning

The remaining Weasley's, Hermione, and Nevile sat around the living rooma of Grimmauld Place. They all looked tired and weak. They'd just come out of the final battle and were pretty beaten up.

"What do we do now?" Ginny asked crying. She just witnessed Harry die right in front of her.

"I don't think there's anything we can do, except run," Ron said.

"We can't run. They'll find us wherever we go. They know we were involved with fighting You Know Who. We won't be safe for long," George said.

"Maybe there is something we can do," Neville said.

They all turned to him. "Like what?"

Neville took something out of his pocket. It was a time turner. "I found this in my dad's things last summer.

"Neville, we can't use time turner. It only goes back a few hours anyway. It wouldn't be enough. We just weren't prepared enough. Harry wasn't prepared enough," Hermione said sadly.

Neville shook his head. "This one's different. It could go back twenty years if necessary. We could change everything.

"Neville, do you have any idea what you're suggesting? We could completely destroy our future."

"Hermione, the future is already destroyed. Harry's dead. The dark side won. How much worse could it possible get?" Ron asked bitterly.

Hermione had to admit that he was probably right. The world was already in shambles. People were being terrorized. It couldn't get much worse than that. "Okay say we do this. How far back do we go? How much do change and how much do we leave the same. We still have to be careful."

Neville nodded. "I agree, which is why I think only one of us should go. If we all go, we could end up making things worse."

"So, who goes?" Ginny asked.

"I think it should be Neville," Hermione said.

"Wait, what?" Neville asked. He knew it was his idea, but he was the last person that should be trusted with something this big.

"You're the most practical person. Whoever goes is going to have to be able to set up a life. Someone who has the finances to buy property. You're the only one that does, Neville," she explained.

"What if I fail?"

"You won't. You're stronger than you give yourself credit for," Hermione told him.


The next day, Ron, Ginny, Hermione, and George stood right outside Godric's Hollow. "You know what you're going to do?" Hermione asked.

Neville nodded. They'd spent most of the night planning what would be done once Neville made it into the past. "Yeah, I know what to do.

"Be careful, mate," Ron said.

"It's them!" they heard someone yell and soon a group of death eaters started throwing curses.

"Go Neville, now!" Hermione yelled.

Neville quickly put the time turner around his neck and started turning it. The last thing he saw before disappearing was green light and Hermione falling to the ground.