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A/N: In an earlier chapter, I said that Daphne Greengrass and Hannah Abbott was in the party. I meant for it to be Daphne and Susan Bones, but Hannah and Susan got mixed up in my mind for some reason.

Chapter 15

Hermione, Harry and Draco were all sat in a compartment of the Hogwarts Express, on the long journey back to London. They were chatting and laughing, when the compartment door opened, and a scowling Ron entered. He opened his mouth, but before he could say something, Draco beat him to it.

"There seems to be a village that's missing its idiot." He said dryly.

"Is that an insult?" Ron asked, his ears going red.

"I'd have loved to insult you Weaselbe, but the sad truth is, you're too stupid to understand." Draco said.

"Shut up Malfoy, you inbred idiot." Ron said.

"I'm impressed Ron." Hermione said. "You don't seem to be letting your education get in the way of your education. If you didn't realise, if you're basing your argument on Draco being a Pureblood, then it would apply to you too."

"Shut up Mudblood whore." Ron spat.

Harry and Draco sprang to their feet and pulled out their wands. Ron pulled his out and tried to point it at the both of them.

"Apologise to Hermione now!" Harry growled.

"What are you going to do?" Ron asked.

Hermione got up and kicked him in the balls, and shoved him out the compartment. "Come near me and my friends ever again, and you'll get worse than that." She said to Ron, who was on the floor, in the foetal position. "One day, the world will thank me, when you can't contaminate the gene pool." Hermione closed and locked the door and drew the blind, before she sat down heavily, and tears welled up in her eyes. Feeling her pain, Harry sat down beside her, and gathered her into his arms.

"Hey, Hermione, don't worry about what that idiot said." Draco assured. "He doesn't mean anything. Sweet Merlin, if we were to kill everybody who hated him, it wouldn't be murder, it would be an apocalypse!"

Hermione laughed slightly.

Harry kissed her forehead. "Draco's right. Ron doesn't matter. I may not have known what Mudblood means, but I got the whore part, and he will pay for that Hermione. I promise you."

"Thank you Harry." Hermione said. "And you Draco. I don't know what I would do without either of you."

Draco adopted a haughty look. "Yes, you're right, you wouldn't get far." He said.

Hermione laughed, and kicked his shin lightly.

"Hey!" Draco said.

Hermione maturely stuck her tongue out at him.


When the train pulled up at Platform Nine and Three Quarters, the three friends exited with the rest of the students as they flooded out onto the platform. The platform was filled with a mass of bodies, parents and children hugging as they were reunited.

"Hello Harry." A voice said.

All three looked round to see a man dressed in a muggle business suit, his face, was gaunt and haunted, but still handsome. His blue eyes held sadness and mischief alike. He was smiling sadly.

"Oh, hello." Harry said. "Err, who are you?"

"I'm Sirius Black, your Godfather." The man said, introducing himself. "I'm sorry I haven't been there for you, growing up, I'm afraid I was a little bit stuck."

"Yeah, I heard. Hermione was the one to really set things in motion to get you out. She talked to Susan Bones and Daphne Greengrass, and they talked to their families." Harry said, gesturing to Hermione.

"Then, Hermione, I owe you my thanks." Sirius said, nodding to her, and smiling.

"It was no problem." Hermione said.

Sirius nodded to her again, before turning to Harry once again. "I hear that you were sent to the Dursleys against the wishes of your parents."

Hermione noticed the glint of hope appear in Harry's eyes. And she could feel the hope in him through their bond.

"I was, yeah." Harry said.

"Well, I don't know if you are aware, but I was named your primary guardian, should anything happen to them. Do you wish to remain with your relatives, or come and live with me?"

Harry grinned. "I could really live with you?"

"Yes, of course." Sirius said.

"Alright!" Harry said, nodding enthusiastically.

"I take it that your Aunt and Uncle will be waiting on the other side of the barrier?"

"Yes." Harry said, nodding.

"Then we should go find them, and tell them of the new arrangements." Sirius said, smiling widely.

"Draco!" A harsh voice called sharply.

The three friends and the adult turned to see a man who was obviously Draco's father and a dark haired woman on his arm.

"Father, mother." Draco greeted them, his face an expressionless mask.

"Come along Draco. You've been in the presence of blood traitors, half bloods and Mudbloods for long enough. It's time to leave to more, civilised, company." The man said.

"Well, Lucius, I wouldn't exactly call you and your little Death Eater pals civilised." Sirius said. He looked at Draco. "If you ever need a place to stay, you are a Black through your mother, you're welcome to come and stay with Harry and I at any time, right Harry?"

"Right." Harry said quickly.

"Thank you." Draco said nodding.

"See you around Lucy!" Sirius called as Draco's parents led him away.

"Lucy?" Harry asked.

"My nickname for Lucius. It riles him up a treat. Especially while duelling. Come on." Sirius said. "Let's get going. Are you heading for the other side of the barrier, Hermione?"

"Yes, I am." She said, nodding.

"Come on then you two, it's a little less packed on the other side." Sirius said, before leading the way out.

On the other side of the barrier, Sirius looked to the nearest café, and grinned. "Looks like I win. My train pulled in first!"

"What do you mean?" Harry asked.

"I had a bet with a future potential business partner. We were both waiting for someone, and we had a bet on- whose train would come in first? I win! Come on, I have to go pick up my winnings from Mr Wayne."


A/N: I'm sorry for how long it's been! But please, review!