Title: SB – Untitled 055 2/?
Pairing: Harry/Hermione. Mentions of Harry/Ginny and Hermione/Ron
Warnings: Time Travel (Re-do), violence, child abuse, manipulative but not evil Dumbledore, Character Death, Bad Ginny, Bad Ron, Romance/Het, Post TDH, EWE, Alternate Universe, AU 3rd Year, Good Severus, Mentor, Mentor Severus, Powerful Harry, Violence.
Disclaimer: Nope, doesn’t belong to me. I only play with them a bit.
Summary: The war had been over for several years, and Harry’s life did not turn out the way he expected it. He ended leaving England and travelling the world. That’s where death found him, but he was the Master of the Hollows and second chances were a given. He would not waste them.
Just like the last time Harry found himself in a deserted King’s Cross. Unlike the last time, he had brought all that he had carried with him at the time he fell, which were all his belongings stored in his mokeskin backpack, motorcycle included. His cloak, the Elder Wand, and the Resurrection Stone were also in there. Harry had only wanted to keep the Invisibility Cloak; it had been his father’s anyway. But there had been attempts to get the Elder Wand out of Dumbledore’s tomb, several of them. So Harry had taken it without anyone the wiser. The wand was too powerful to be left there for the taking, and he still was the master of it.
The Ring he recovered from the Forbidden Forest a year after the battle. He actually stumbled upon it as he strode about the area where he had been killed. It had been morbid to be there, but he had been feeling the pressure of everyone’s expectations for the Defeater of Voldemort, and needed to ground himself. He had talked to his parents, Sirius, Remus, Tonks, and even Cedric since then. That last had been something he really needed to start healing. The young Hufflepuff did not blame him for his death.
Harry had tried to speak with Snape a few times, but oddly enough, the Potions Master never came. He asked the others if they knew if the Potions Professor was alive. Maybe that was the reason why he did not respond to his summons. He hoped it was so, but they all told him Snape was dead, and refused to say more. Their expressions filled with a sorrow that Harry could not understand; even those of his father and godfather.
Harry looked around unsure about what to do. As the Master of the Deathly Hollows he was the Master of Death. He knew he could go back to the Land of the Living. The question was, did he want to? The wizard did not have much to go back to, except for Teddy –his godson. He adored the boy, and no matter where he was he always managed to visit Teddy at least twice a year. Harry had become an expert at making International Portkeys just so he could visit his godson, he even had a license.
Andromeda sometimes allowed Harry to take the boy for a couple of weeks to where ever country he had been at the time. Little Teddy even spoke some Japanese, as Harry lived there for five years. The last time he saw Teddy they visited Disney World in Orlando Florida for a week. Both loved it, and Harry planned on a future visit once Teddy was older so they could try some of those incredible rides that would not allow the small boy on them yet. He had not seen -or heard fromRon and Hermione since their wedding, and his presence had been unwelcome by Ron.
Things with Ginevra had become decidedly uncomfortable. She was putting too much pressure on him to marry her, and Harry was really having many mixed feelings about it. He felt compelled to do as she demanded, much like one under the Imperious would feel; and just like with the Unforgivable Curse Harry fought the compulsion. It did not feel right, and neither did his feelings for Ginny. He and the youngest Weasley fought almost all the time. If he did not want to marry her just yet, then she wanted to move into Grimmauld Place number twelve.
Harry was scandalized by her suggestion. His moral values came from the Dursleys, and well… Vernon and Petunia were very old fashioned in that regard. They severely frowned upon unmarried couples living together, and it was even worse on sex before marriage. The young wizard knew Missus Weasley had similar beliefs; for that reason he was intent on respecting Ginny until they married, if they ever did.
He did not want to have trouble with the only family he knew, so he did not allow Ginny to move in. That had caused one monumental tantrum, but he held on to his beliefs. He also gathered all his resolution to avoid shagging her, despite her efforts to the contrary. She could be very persuasive, and some of the things she did, made him think that, unlike himself, Ginny was not a virgin. He was not sure what to think, or how to feel about that.
Feeling desperate by his refusal to do as she wanted, Ginny went to her mother with a bunch of lies. She told her that Harry had been intimate with her since they were at Hogwarts. That meant Ginny had been under the age of consent at the time. To Molly, this was a great offence, made even worse when her daughter told her that Harry refused to make an honourable witch out of her and still insisted in having sex. Like a lioness protecting her cubs, Molly had rounded on Harry, demanding he did his duty to her daughter and marry her. He could not go deflowering girls left and right without accepting the consequences of his actions.
Harry had been shocked at the accusation, he had not gotten that far with her –or anyone else- and he told Molly so. He told her that he agreed with her views, as that was about the only thing he had learned from his relatives that he believed was right. Harry even went so far as to offer to take Veritaserum to prove that he was telling the truth. He had not been aware that Ginny herself had been the one that accused him. He was calling her a liar, and Molly would not accept that of her daughter. Instead of pacifying the witch, she had exploded in anger and slapped him. The Weasley matriarch went so far as to present charges of rape as Ginny had been a minor and demand reparation of her daughter’s honour, which would force Harry to marry Ginevra.
The young wizard was shocked by Missus Weasley reaction. He did not blame her though. She was Ginevra’s mother and would protect her daughter like a lioness does her cubs. Harry did not want to have trouble with the Weasley, but now he knew he did not want to marry Ginny. The red headed girl was obsessed with him, and it seemed she was willing to go to any lengths to get him. To make matters more stressful for him, Ron believed his sister, and pressured Harry to do his duty to her. Only Hermione believed him. She knew Ginny never really got over her crush on Harry, and while she had accepted their romance, the young witch always had reservations regarding the red headed girl. Hermione and Ron fought over this often, but she held firm by Harry’s side.
He knew he had not done what that crazy fan girl accused him off, so Harry was calm. He was sad at losing the Weasleys because of that dratted girl’s obsession, but he still hoped they would see he was innocent and not hate him. Ginevra on the other hand was not calm at all. She had told her mother hoping the formidable witch that was Molly Weasley would put pressure on Harry to marry her. But she did not expect the dratted boy to deny her allegations so vehemently. Neither did she expect her mother to press charges. They were not true, and during the trial things that she DID NOT want her parents to know would come to light.
Ginny urged her mother to drop the charges. Molly refused, she would not be swayed in what she believed was her crusade to protect her daughter’s and the family’s honour. Harry had abused their trust, and betrayed them. She could not forgive him that. They did go to trial, and the ugly truth of who Ginevra Molly Weasley really was came to light. Under Veritaserum Ginny confessed that she lost her virginity when was twelve to a fifth year Ravenclaw –Paul Greer, who had been fifteen. It had not been an act of love, but a monetary transaction. Greer offered her a good amount of galleons to be her first. But he was not the only one she had been with. Somehow word got around among all the Houses, except Gryffindor, that she was available if the money was right.
The red headed girl liked this attention, but she liked it even more that the boys –and some girls- began giving her things or more money for her to be with them. Since then she had shagged around half the students at Hogwarts. Even when she dated Harry at Hogwarts she kept her ‘clients’. Her promiscuity was one of Hogwarts best kept secrets as few Gryffindors ever found out. Harry was the only guy that had resisted her charms and she was frustrated by it. She wanted to be Missus Potter and get to spend his money. Her mother always told her she would marry ‘the-boy-who-lived’ when they grew up. He was not cooperating, but her mother was never wrong, and she would do whatever it took to get him.
She also wanted to see if Harry was in bed as she imagined him, and since he would not cooperate she had drugged him with an Aphrodisiac and a Forgetfulness Potion. He did live up to her expectations, and that only made her want him more. During the trial it also came out that she had used Felizia’s Love. Just about the most potent Love Philtre around, even more so than Amortencia. It was a very Dark potion, and possession of it was a five year sentence in Azkaban no need of a trial. Using it earned who did twenty five years. Few, save the most powerful witches and wizards could resist the call of Felizia’s Love; Harry had, and for several years.
Ginny ended in Azkaban for forty years. It was the sum of the sentences for possession, and use of a Dark Love Philtre, as well as rape. Because giving Harry an Aphrodisiac and a Forgetfulness Potion to have intercourse with her without his consent amounted to rape. He had not wanted to have sex. He had, in fact, been abstaining for her, her family, and his own values.
Molly was horrified when all her beloved daughter did came to light. She wanted to deny it, wanted to tell her not to lie. But she could not. Ginny was under Veritaserum. She was not lying; all that she said was true. To think that she had once accused poor Hermione of being a ‘Scarlet Woman’; when her own daughter was one of the worst. She did not know her own daughter, and had raised a slut.
Molly could not help wonder where she went wrong with Ginny and some had the gall to tell her it began with her promising the girl that she would marry the-boy-who-lived. That was when the obsession began. She had to accept that perhaps it was true. Harry was a living wizard, not a fairy tale character. He was not at all like the boy she had painted to Ginny in her stories. The Weasley matriarch fell into a deep depression due to her failure at raising her only daughter. But Molly no longer accused Harry. He was innocent of any wrong doing. He was, in fact, her daughter’s victim. There was hope that the Weasley and Harry one day could patch up and go on like the family they considered each other to be. Molly was not lying when she told Harry that she loved him like a seventh son.
Ron, git that he was, refused to accept his own sister’s testimony and blamed Harry. He should have married her anyway. That was the way things were supposed to be, and the green eyed wizard should accept it. The best friends had severe arguments that had come to blows and hexes more than once. The red head’s temper had always been volatile. This would be the third, and last, time he abandoned Harry. The green eyed wizard was not going to accept him back again, if he did come crawling back. Their constant fighting was hard on Hermione. She was caught in the middle, and Ron accused her of wanting to leave him for Harry.
The dark haired wizard decided he did not want to ruin Hermione’s life. She loved the both of them, but in different ways. Harry was just a friend, her best friend. But Ron was her fiancé, the wizard she was going to marry and live with for the rest of her life. He decided the best for her would be to put some distance between them and hope she would be happy with the idiot she loved. The young wizard attended Ron’s and Hermione’s wedding because of the later. She was still his friend, and he loved her very much. He embarked on his journey all over the world a day after that, sure that she would be well taken care of. Whatever the prat was, he did love Hermione.
<End of Flashback>