Series Title: Ripples in Water 07
Author: sarhea
Fandom(s): Harry Potter, Twilight
Categories: AU, gen, het, Crossover, xover, romance, drama
Series Summary: A collection of one-shots, moments that cumulates in an unexpected couple, a witch and a vampire.
Title: Interludes II, The Enclaves
Summary: What's been happening in the enclaves after Hermione left? Little snippets from life in the enclaves, how various witches and wizards are reacting to her disappearance.
AN: Each chapter is an independent insight and should be considered separate from each other. Definitely no chronological order or timeline.
Characters/Pairing: Hermione Granger/Carlisle Cullen, Harry Potter, George Weasley, Luna Lovegood, Minerva McGonagall, Hannah Abbott, Arthur Weasley
Rated: T
Spoilers: Take this as AU, definitely B7EWE for Harry Potter.
Disclaimer: I do not own Hermione Granger, Harry Potter and co, J.K. Rowling does. I do not own Carlisle Cullen and co, Stephanie Meyer does. I'm simply playing with the characters and 'verses, not making money.

Summary: Harry Potter has many regrets.

~ooO Interludes II, The Enclaves - Harry Potter Ooo~

Harry Potter had many regrets for one who was only in his third decade of life. Turning his back on his best female friend was one of his greatest regrets. When she first vanished he refused to believe it was something of her own free will. He had insisted Kingsley assign an Auror to investigate (Harry was too emotionally involved) but nothing came of it. In fact evidence to the counter came to light, that Hermione had planned to leave the Wizarding World.

The news caused a lot of mixed reactions in allies and friends as well as opponents and enemies. Relief and Anger. Apathy and Worry. Some felt she was pushing too hard, too fast in her quest for change. Others feared she would actually succeed in her campaign. Some were just relieved she had taken off and was no longer causing disruptions in their calm ordered world. Others were worried for her. But as time passed the worry dwindled since there was no sign Hermione was dead. Oh she was untraceable and post owls couldn't locate her but that was easily explained by use if Fidelius, wards, or even geographic distance. Kingsley had tried using his ministry contacts but nothing came of it.

Harry had gone to Australia looking for her and ended up finding graves for Dan and Emma Granger. They had died during the Horcrux hunt. Harry had always thought the Grangers had never returned to England because they were angry with Hermione for choosing the magical world, to stay with Harry and the Weasleys, for obliviating their memories. He had never thought they didn't return because they were dead. Knowing he was the indirect cause of their death – because Hermione would have been there to defend them if she didn't have to protect him – it was a spur that kept him looking. He refused to be complacent, to believe everything was all right, to assume.

Nothing had gone right since his last lunch with Hermione. He couldn't remember Hermione telling him anything but it didn't mean something didn't happen. He hadn't suspected until much later when he examined every encounter for hidden meaning. It was too rigid, too ordinary. It was impossible not to talk with Hermione and debate over something, even the merits of BLT sandwiches over ham-and-cheese. Something happened and Harry couldn't remember. Unfortunately Hermione was too good at whatever she tried. None of the Mind Arts experts he went to could undo it. The best could detect a trace of the Obliviate but no one had a clue as to what information had been erased.

There had been some whispers about laying charges against Hermione but Harry refused to cooperate. He refused to be part of anything that would hurt her. And it wasn't like she was hurting anyone. No one in the Magical and Muggle worlds had heard of Hermione Granger. It was like she had vanished into thin air.


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