A/N: FINALLY GETTING TO WRITE A PROPER H-HR STORY :D
THIS STORY HAPPENS TO BE A PREQUEL TO MY ONE SHOT 'MY DREAMS ARE INCOMPLETE WITHOUT YOU.' IT IS A POST HOGWARTS STORY WHERE HARRY,HERMIONE ,RON AND DRACO ARE AURORS AND THERE IS A CONFUSING ROMANCE GOING BETWEEN ALL OF THEM. EVENTUALLY,'HARMONY' HAPPENS :D
SO MY FELLOW HARMIONANS … ENJOY THE STORY :)
DISCLAIMER: I NEVER AND NEVER WILL OWN HARRY POTTER AND ITS CHARACTERS ….
Here I was, standing in front of the Dark Lord feeling pathetically useless as he walked over to me. There was a war going on and I sacrificed everything for the ones I loved. And really soon I was about to sacrifice myself to the man whose eyes were like snake's and nose was slits. I always used to wonder how he used to breathe. But at this very moment, all I knew was he was about to kill me.
"Harry Potter-"Voldemort's voice slithered as silk all over the Forbidden Forest.", at last, you're here to sacrifice your dear life."
"I am Tom." I said confidently as my heart started to race." I'm not a coward like you."
"I may be a coward. But I'm powerful. Everyone begs me for mercy." That snake smirked as he walked over to me and jabbed his wooden stick, what he call 'his' wand into my neck." You see, I'm not going to kill you."
"I knew you were a coward." I spat on his face.
"Tsk, tsk Potter." He said, jabbing the wand deeper into my neck." I didn't finish." He then gave me an evil smile." I want you to murder the girl you love more than anything else. To say, your gem."
I shuddered at what he said. He wanted me to kill Ginny!? How disgusting could he get?!
"Speechless eh!?" He teased as his followers laughed." It shows how much you love her."
"And I won't kill her because of my feelings." I growled.
"Love is such a treacherous feeling." He teased. "I know it has always been your weakness. As you are going to do as I say."
It was when everything went numb, and I wasn't I anymore. I just looked like Harry Potter. But in reality, I was Voldemort, who wanted to take the girl I loved away from me. I tried my best to fight the curse. But he was too strong. And whatever I tried, all of it went to waste.
'Now you'll follow where I take you.' His voice echoed in my head as my feet led me out of the forest. Hogwarts was all shattered into debris. The place where I found love was all broken. Several died, many were injured. The reason; me. I could never forgive myself for what it did to Fred, Tonks and Lupin. I as a person was broken; completely shattered like glass. I had lost enough. But at this very moment, Voldemort's instinct in my veins, took me to a certain brunette, who sat on one of the cobbled stones with her head in her hands. She was Hermione Granger; my best friend, my sister, my backbone, my everything. The moment I started to approach her, I felt something wrong.
Without saying anything, I sat next to her and found her tears streaming down her beautiful brown eyes. And I knew those were for me. I made no sound and heard her cry. She continued to weep as I went unnoticed to her.
"Hermione." I said quietly when her ears perked up and her eyes met mine.
"Harry." She quivered as her soft hands roamed all over my face." You didn't go!"
I wanted to say a lot, but Voldemort didn't let me. All I knew that she threw her arms around me and pulled me into her loving embrace. I would've been glad if I weren't controlled. I wanted to give in and hug her with all the love I had for her. Yet all I heard was a voice in my head.
My heart stopped to pump. That snake wanted me to kill Hermione. He knew it. He knew that I treasured her the most. After all, she was the family I wanted to have. How could he?!
"Harry." Hermione's sweet voice brought me back to reality. She looked at me in full concern that I wished I had to die instead of her; for her.
"Harry- say something!"
I couldn't. I knew that my tears gave up and were flowing against my face. And I had lost my voice. When again-
"Harry!" She jerked me by the shoulders and my eyes met her chocolate brown ones." What's wrong!?"
I finally found my voice." I'm sorry." Was all I said.
"What do you mean?!" She asked." What do you mean you're sorry?!"
"I'm sorry for everything."
"I have to kill you."
Her eyes widened. "Harry-"
"I'm so sorry."
"Harry, please! Don't-"
I reluctantly took out Draco's wand from my pocket and pointed at her.
"I'm so sorry-"
And with a flash of green light, she was gone.
Harry woke to a completely dark room, his head drenched in sweat. He was breathing raggedly as he sat up on his bed and buried his head in his hands.
'It was just a dream.' He told himself. 'Just a dream.'
It had been three years ever since the war got over. Harry got whatever he wished to have; his job as an Auror; his very own apartment in muggle London and an amazing flat- mate. Yet, sometimes, dreams haunted him. The peculiar thing about his dreams was that, they involved Hermione in some or the other way. Why?! He never knew.
Harry got up to his feet and headed for the kitchen. After such a nightmare, rather than a dream, all he wanted was a glass of water. Rubbing his groggy eyes, he walked over to the kitchen and found his flat-mate sitting at the table, sipping her hot cocoa.
"Hermione-" he started as he said a hand on her shoulder and she looked at him. He could trace the dry tears on her face, her eyes bloodshot.
"Did you have a dream again?!" She asked softly.
"Yes." Harry replied quietly before taking a seat with her.
"I had the same dream too you know."
He tentively looked into her eyes and saw how true they were.
"Again?!" He asked.
She nodded meekly and sipped on her drink.
Harry sighed before opening his arms. "Come here love. You really need me at this moment. And so do I."
Hermione failed to fight back her tears as she launched herself into Harry's arms. He pulled her down to sit on his lap as he rocked her back and forth.
"You know I would never do that right?!" He asked her softly as he stroked her hair.
"But you killed me-" she sobbed harder into his neck.
Harry felt his neck tickled by her tears. He knew this dream was a nightmare for both of them.
"Shh... You know I would never do that." He cooed, giving a kiss on her hair." I love you. You are my sister. And I have promised to protect you."
"I know Harry. But these dreams-"
"Our dreams are connected."
"I know. But why?! It's torturing both of us."
"I don't know why. We will find it out tomorrow. Okay."
It was when their eyes met and Hermione gave him a small teary smile.
Harry smiled back at her and grazed his thumb over her sparkling tears. Giving a kiss on her forehead, he said "Let's get you to bed."
She wrapped her legs around his waist and he carried her by the hips as if he were carrying a little child. Harry was worried about his dreams, seeing that they were bothering Hermione as well. To conclude, their dreams were connected. But why?! And how!?
Laying her on her bed, he tucked her in and gave a kiss on her cheek.
"Sleep tight." He murmured when, she grabbed him by the wrist.
"Stay." Was all she said.
Harry sighed as he slipped under the blanket, next to his friend. At an instant, she cuddled closer to him.
Giving a peck on his cheek, she said "Thank you."
"Anything for you." He replied before sleep welcomed them.
A/N: SO HOW WAS CHAPTER ONE!? WAS IT GOOD, WAS THERE DRAMA!? ALL I WANT YOU TO DO IS TO DROP A REVIEW :)