Summer break came quickly for the students of Hogwarts and Hermione decided that this would be the summer that she tells Harry the truth about her parentage and what Dumbledore did to her family.
Hermione sat in Harry's arms in a compartment with Blaise, Kaliban, Violet, Draco, Daphne, Samuel, Theo, and Pansy. Draco and Violet were still going strong and were starting to talk of marriage after Hogwarts. Theo and Pansy were still dating and madly in love, as were Daphne and Samuel. Kaliban was still waiting for the right girl.
"What are you going to do this summer, Harry?" Draco asked his friend.
Harry turned towards Draco and said, "I'll be going to Blaise and Hermione's to meet their mother and spending time with my aunt and cousin. They want to be nicer to me and have a proper relationship."
Hermione then decided to talk, "I'll be going to meet his aunt and cousin before he comes and stays at my house for the weekend and then he'll go home to his family," she explained.
Her friends were all aware that she was going to tell Harry what Dumbledore did to her family this weekend and hoped that he took it well because he was a really nice Gryffindor and he treated Hermione really well.
Arriving at King's Cross, the 9 Slytherins and 1 Gryffindor disembarked together and passed the furious younger Weasleys A.K.A Ronald and Ginevra.
But Hermione and her friends paid to attention to them as Harry rendezvous with his aunt and cousin and the Slytherins went to their respective families.
After talking with her mother, it was decided that Hermione would go to Harry's house for the night and then in the morning, Claudia would pick the both of them up for the weekend.
Harry grabbed Hermione's hand and they walked over to Petunia and Dudley, who were smiling for the first time.
Petunia reached forward and hugged her nephew.
"How was school Harry?" Petunia asked her nephew as he patted Dudley's shoulder.
"Great aunt Petunia. I would like to introduce you to my girlfriend, Hermione Zabini," Harry said and Hermione shook Petunia and Dudley's hands.
"It's a pleasure to meet you my dear; Harry tells me so much about you."
"All good things I hope," Hermione says with a chuckle, looking at her boyfriend.
"Are you kidding?" Dudley speaks up. "He never shuts up about how smart you are, and how beautiful you are. He was right."
Hermione blushed and leaned in towards Harry to hug him.
"Alright, let's get going kids," Petunia said, as she walked ahead and let the 3 teenagers talk to each other.
"So, do you have any siblings?" Dudley asked Hermione.
"Yes, I have a twin brother," Hermione said happily.
"Harry's explained the House system to my mum and me, so what house are you in and why?" Dudley asked and Hermione felt happy that Dudley wasn't picking on her or Harry.
"I'm in Slytherin. It is known to be the house of evil people including Voldemort, the man that killed Harry's parents, but he can never come back and many are such nice people. If you get sorted into Slytherin it means you are cunning, sly, ambitious, and will do anything to achieve what you desire. Both my parents were in
Slytherin when they were in school and now my brother and I are in the same house," Hermione explained to Dudley, who nodded.
"That's cool, Harry told me that been in Gryffindor means that you're brave, but that he almost got sorted into Slytherin," Dudley pressed further until they got to the car.
"Some people can fit multiple houses, but it's the house that fits you the most is the one you are sorted into," Hermione said and Dudley nodded again, as they all sat down in the car.
It was a quick drive from King's Cross Station to Petunia and Dudley's new apartment because Vernon insisted on keeping the house they had shared.
Petunia showed Harry where he would be sleeping and he went to go put his trunk in the room, as well as his wand.
They all sat down for a modest supper of chicken, potatoes, and corn. Petunia then decided to make small talk with Hermione.
"What do your parents do?" Petunia asked the girl.
"My mom stays at home and my dad died when I was a baby," Hermione said sadly.
"It's okay, you didn't know. But my godmother lives with us, as does her son, so my brother, mother and I are never bored."
"But I bet you have friends that also hang around your place, don't you?" Dudley asked Hermione.
"Yes, my best girlfriends Violet, Pansy, and Daphne come over every weekend to take me out during the summer. Then my best guy friends, Draco, Samuel, Theo, Kaliban, and my brother Blaise let me play Quidditch with them," Hermione said, smiling at the first time she played Quidditch.
"What is Quidditch?" asked Petunia.
"It's a wizard sport played on broomsticks. You have 7 members: 3 chasers, who chase this ball that is light like a volley ball, 2 beaters, they have to protect their teammates from Bludgers (heavy balls that try to smash into the players of both teams). There is a keeper that protects 3 hoops like a goalie would protect a net in soccer, and there is a seeker that looks for a little golden ball called the Snitch, it is worth 150 points to the team whose seeker catches it. Harry plays as a seeker for the Gryffindor House team and I play chaser for the Slytherin House team," Hermione explained.
"That sounds so cool," Dudley gasped and Hermione and Harry laughed.
"It is dangerous too. Harry almost swallowed the Snitch in his first year, got a broken arm in his second year, fell 100 feet in his third year," Hermione said and Harry looked away in embarrassment.
"I don't know much about this sport, but I am sure it could happen to anyone Harry," Petunia told her nephew and he nodded.
The night came and Harry decided to sleep on the couch and let Hermione sleep in his bed for the night. Hermione protested, but Harry would not be deterred and Hermione finally gave in.
As she laid in bed, trying to fall asleep, she wondered how she would tell Harry that Dumbledore was the reason that she would never know her father.