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Girl on Fire
Harry P. & Hermione G. & Severus S. - Words: 2,161 - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 11-02-2019 - Published: 11-02-2019 - by RealSlytherinGirl (FFN)
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"Disclaimer: This will apply to all chapters from here on out. I do not, nor will I ever (most likely) own the rights to Harry Potter. I am just having some fun with the lovely Mrs. Rowling's characters for a little while./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"A/N: This fanfiction is AU. Completely, 100% AU. Well, not completely. I plan on having my stories follow the basic plots of the books, but with a few HUGE exceptions. Everything, aside from the introduction, will be from Hermione's PoV and she is the main character. Harry's story is still central to defeating Voldemort, but my stories will focus on keeping Hermione out of the clutches of evil because I have made her a tool the Dark Side wants to get their hands on. Some of the characters, as the stories progress, will be OoC. If you don't like it, then don't read it. I don't really care./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"Without further ado, I present to you, "Girl on Fire"/span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"Introduction/span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"Minerva McGonagall was stunned. Never before, in her almost 60 years of teaching, has the sorting hat taken this long to sort a student into one of the four Houses. The terrified first year, a muggleborn, sat with her leg bouncing on the stool, listening to what the ragged hat was whispering in her ear. Minerva thought back to this summer when she personally delivered the girls letter of acceptance to her and her parents./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"The walk up to the fine, two-story brick house was a short one, which Minerva was eternally grateful for. Upon arriving at the front door and ringing the bell, she was greeted by a butler who welcomed her into the muggles home. Minerva was ushered quickly through a lavish foyer and unceremoniously put in a study filled to the brim with books and forced to wait for the parents of the child she was hoping to see to come and meet her./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"Not too long after she had settled onto a plain blue couch that had a very rigid back, a stern man with a handsome face and short brown hair and a very stunning woman with hair so curly it could rival Athena's flowed into the room followed closely by a plain girl with wild hair. The man introduced himself as Mr. Roger Granger and the woman as Mrs. Jean Granger. The child was not introduced to Minerva, but she already knew that this was Hermione Granger./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"Minerva started her well-rehearsed speech with some trepidation./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;""Hello, my name is Professor McGonagall and I am a teacher at a very special school for very special students. I am here to inform you that your daughter has been accepted to this school. Hermione, have you noticed that you are able to do things the other kids can't?"/span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"The poor girl looked startled that Minerva had addressed her specifically and already knew her name. She looked toward her parents, both of whom had tight lips and stony expressions, before nodding to the Professor. Her parents' faces suddenly transformed into looks of outrage./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;""Hermione cannot do anything 'special'. She is a normal girl with an above average intelligence." Mr. Granger sneered./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"For the first time, Hermione spoke. "Father, you know I have powers, you've seen them yourself." At that, the girl waved her hand in front of her and a ball of bluebell fire appeared before her. Both of her parents took several steps back in fear, while Minerva starred with a gaping mouth. She had never before seen such control of magic, and elemental magic at that, come from an eleven year old, muggleborn or pureblood without the use of a wand. Minerva wasn't even sure if that should be possible./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;""How long have you been able to do that child?" she asked with an almost reverent tone./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"With a shrug, Hermione said, "About two years, maybe close to three."/span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"Her parents recovered from the shock and spoke up again./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;""Our daughter is not going to a school for freaks. We will have none of this nonsense in our household. If she goes to this so-called 'school' of yours then mark my words she will no longer be welcomed here." At each word, Hermione shrunk away from Mrs. Granger's prim voice. Mr. Granger stood firmly by his wife's decision. He wanted nothing to do with the magic his only daughter had. Professor McGonagall turned to Hermione, who had tears in her eyes at her parent's proclamation. The older woman could tell that the girl was curious about her powers and the school, but at the same time, the muggle world was the only one she had ever known. Dumbledore had told Minerva that she could not fail to get this girl at the school. He did not disclose why she was so important, but now looking at her and seeing her advanced element powers, Minerva was beginning to understand why Dumbledore told her that any means necessary would need to be used to get Hermione at Hogwarts. Minerva knew she could not ease her fears at the thought of a strange new world, but at least she could make her a promise./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;""If you decide to go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and your parents truly mean to leave you destitute, then the Headmaster has declared that you can become a ward of the school and you will be protected. You may stay in the castle on holidays or leave with a friend's family. You will have clothing, books and anything else needed provided to you."/span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"Hermione's eyes grew thoughtful as she weighed her options. After a few tense moments, with Minerva and her parents waiting with bated breath, Hermione gave her answer./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;""Professor, I would like to go to this school. I feel this magic inside me like an extra limb and I could not ignore it, even if it means being disowned by my family." At these words she looked hopefully at her parents, wishing to see a change of heart in their faces when they heard her decision./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"But the stony looks on their faces confirmed Minerva's fears; they would not let Hermione call this place home again. To prove this, the Granger's turned and walked out of the room, not before barking at the butler to have all of Hermione's possessions packed into boxes immediately. Mr. Granger then told Minerva that someone could pick up all of the girl's things the following day./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"Completely disgusted by their reaction, Minerva pulled out her wand and with a wave, all of Miss Granger's worldly possessions flew to her and packed themselves neatly into boxes she had just conjured. Then with a shrinking spell, everything fit nicely in one of the many pockets in her robe./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"Hermione watched the spectacle with wide eyes full of tears./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"Softly Minerva said to the girl, "Come along then. I will take you to Hogwarts."/span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"That would be the last time Miss Granger ever saw her parents./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"And now, in front of the entire school, the girl sat on the three-legged stool with the Sorting Hat placed precariously on her head. It had been over ten minutes since the hat began whispering to Hermione and everyone was very impatient for it to decide which house to place her in./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"Students were craning their necks, some even standing up, trying to get a look at the girl who was causing the holdup. The teachers, who had all met and gotten to know Miss Granger over the summer, looked on with open mouths. Only two professors had any expression other than shock on their face. Albus had a curious twinkle in his eyes, and Severus looked extremely worried. Minerva could not remember the last time she had ever seen Severus with an expression that wasn't mean on his face. Finally, the brim of the hat opened to form a mouth and it voiced its choice of house for the poor young thing./span/p
p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.7999999999999998; margin-top: 6pt; margin-bottom: 6pt; text-indent: 36pt;"span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: #000000; background-color: transparent; font-weight: 400; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;""Slytherin!"/span/p