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Chapter 1

Hermione just couldn't believe that cheating bastard! I have never been so angry in my entire life. UGH I am going to tear him to pieces. Hermione apparated straight to the Burrow to give dear old Ronald a piece of her mind! And with a crack she was gone.

She appeared right in front of the door and knocked on it. Mrs. Weasley opened the door, "Hermione dear, what on earth are you doing here? Where is Ron? He told us he was taking you out to dinner." "Mrs. Weasley, please let me inside and I will explain where your dear son is." Hermione stormed in and sat at the kitchen table. "Hun, I'm going to make you some tea, you seemed quite stressed out. Ginny, Charlie, would you like any?" Hermione turned to see Ginny and Charlie talking about something and then they sat themselves down at the table. Ginny replied with a "Yes Mum" but Charlie's answer was much more detailed. "No, Mum, I do not want any tea. Tea is for women, and that is something I am not." He then continued to mutter under his breath about "silly women things." Hermione giggled to herself, Charlie really was something else. But then her face darkened, because she remembered why she was here.

The youngest girl turned to Hermione and asked, "So what's up 'Mione? Aren't you supposed to be with Ron?" Hermione took a deep breath before answering. She didn't want to lose her cool. But she just burst into tears. Ginny and Mrs. Weasley rushed over to comfort her. "Honey, please tell us what's wrong." Hermione looked into their eyes, full of love and compassion. Hopefully what I tell them doesn't break their hearts. I know Mrs. Weasley always wanted me as a daughter..

Hermione took a deep breath. "Well, today I went into Diagon Alley to get a new book I've been wanting to read… and well… as I walked by Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour, I glanced inside… ONLY TO SEE RONALD KISSING LAVENDER BROWN!" At this, she burst into tears. Ginny put her arms around her best friend and comforted her. Mrs. Weasley was purple in the face. Hermione glanced to see Charlie staring straight at the wall, with a look of anger on his face. Hermione turned to Ginny, "I just don't understand what I've done wrong. For the past year, he's been begging me to go out with him. I never really did fancy him. But I finally decided to give him a chance. These past three months have been such a waste. How could I have been so stupid? I finally convince myself that maybe I do fancy Ron and that I should give us a go and he's been cheating on me with that slut the entire time! I am such an idiot." After her rant, Hermione cried some more.

Mrs. Weasley turned to the dishes she had to wash. "How dare he? I did not raise my son so he could act like this. When he gets home I am going to give him a piece of my mind!"

Charlie just sat there, being unusually quiet. Hermione wished she knew what he was thinking. She stared at him; his hair has been quite long recently. Although she would never admit it, she liked it that way. Her thoughts were suddenly interrupted when the front door opened and Ron walked in, smiling.

Hermione's eyes darkened and she wanted nothing more than to rip him a new one. Ron walked in, but as soon as he saw Hermione sitting at the table, his smile vanished. "Hermione, babe, where have you been? I've been looking for you, I wanted to take you to dinner." Hermione just glared at him, how dare he try to play it off like he has done nothing wrong. "Ronald, you are such a piece of shit. HOW DARE YOU!" She stood, ready to draw her wand and hex him into oblivion. He looked to his mother for help, but noticed her face was full of anger as well.

"Ronald Bilius Weasley! How dare you treat Hermione this way! I did not raise you to become a cheater. You are grounded until you graduate, understood?" His mother was purple in the face, yet Ron still decided to see if he could pretend he didn't know what was going on. "What is everyone going on about?"

At this Hermione stood and pushed Ron against the wall, her eyes full of hatred. "I saw you Ron. I saw you shoving your filthy tongue down Lavender's throat. Don't even deny it." At this Ron pushed Hermione to the floor, looking down on her with eyes full of emotion. "It's your own damn fault. You never gave me anything Hermione. Something that should have rightfully been mine. You're a tease, I've wanted you for years. Did you think that I would wait for you? HA. I did what I had to, I got my pleasure elsewhere. Lavender loves to please me, unlike you. You're a stupid bint Hermione, and I hope you get what's coming to you. You turned my family against me, so you better watch your back."

Before anyone could speak, Charlie had rushed from the table to Ron, squeezing his hand around Ron's throat. "How dare you say such things to her?" Charlie screamed in his face. Hermione glanced at Ron, "Don't ever speak to me again," and she then ran out the door. Charlie punched Ron in the face, breaking his nose and dislocating his jaw. He then turned and ran outside to try and find Hermione. As he ran he heard his mother and Ginny screaming at Ron. They would take care of him. He just needed to find her.

He knew exactly where she'd be. Charlie cared for her, like a sister… or maybe more? He didn't know. Charlie knew Hermione often came out to the lake in their backyard when she needed to be alone to think. He saw her with her head in her lap, crying. Charlie slowly approached her.

"Hermione, love, please don't cry. He isn't worth your tears." Charlie put his arms around Hermione to comfort her. Hermione looked up to Charlie, "Thank you for sticking up for me. I just feel so hurt. Like, I convince myself he's a nice guy, and then this happens. He was always pressuring me, but I just, I don't know. I never thought this would happen." Her eyes were following a butterfly that had gracefully flown pass them.

Charlie hugged her tighter. "Ron is a git. He was never deserving of you anyways. You're smart, beautiful, and strong. I know you'll be all right."

"Thank you."

They sat in silence for a few moments, watching the world around them.

"Charlie, what are you doing back in England? I thought you had been studying dragons in Romania."

"I was 'Mione. But an opportunity came that I could not turn down."

Hermione glanced at Charlie, "And what opportunity was that?"

"You'll see," was the only response she got.

The two of them sat in silence, watching the sun set.