"W-what are you doing here? Why are you dressed like that?" Eleanor asked him, scared. She stepped back and stared at Hermione.
"Mr. Potter," Hermione said, slowly. "We're in a hurry," James stared at her and smiled.
"I want to help you, sweetie," he said, getting closer to his daughter and putting his hands on each side of her cheeks. "but for that I need to find mommy," Eleanor stared deep in his eyes and she knew he was lying. Eleanor got free from his touch. James laughed.
"Let's go, Eleanor," Hermione said, and Ron followed her. He was holding Harry, whom was half awake half unconscious under the invisible coat that was inside Hermione's backpack. James grabbed Hermione's arm.
"Hermione," James said, coldly. Delphini and Ron shared a look. Hermione looked at him. "the famous know-it-all…tell me where my wife is right now!" Hermione stepped back.
"I'm sorry, Mr. Potter, but from the moment you put those disgusting clothes over you," she said, pointing at his Death Eater's clothes "you lost mine and your children's respect," James stared at her and he couldn't control his anger.
"HOW DARE YOU, MUDBLOOD?!" he yelled, and Ron was about to take his wand out, but then he remembered that Harry was next to him and so he couldn't move that much. Eleanor stood next to Hermione. "Lily and I loved you like a daughter, we allowed you to stay with us! YOU ARE THE DISGUSTING ONE!" Hermione had tears in her eyes.
"Stupefy!" Eleanor casted, but James was faster and blocked it.
"Expelliarmus!" James casted and Eleanor's wand flew through the air to his hand. Hermione took her wand out. "You dare to use spells against to me?" he asked, and Hermione smiled.
"You dared to use a spell against your own kid… Why wouldn't I dare to hex you?" she said, raising an eyebrow. Ron couldn't be more scared. Delphini was paying attention to James' movements. He raised his wand and pointed Hermione.
"Screw you, Mr. Potter," Hermione said, and blocked one of the spells that James was casting against her. "Sectumsempra!" she casted and James started to bleed from nowhere. Ron, Eleanor and Delphini stared at her.
"Hermione… What did you do?" Eleanor asked her, scared. Hermione stared at her for some seconds and then went to Ron. "Hermione!"
"I found it on a book. Let's go," she said, making her way through the hallways. All of them followed her. No one said a word, they were trying to focus on the same thing; to find the Room of Requirement. Ron realized that Harry was waking up.
"About time!" Ron yelled when Harry opened his eyes. "Pay attention everybody, the sleeping beauty has woken up!" Eleanor, Hermione and Delphini turned to him.
"Are you okay?!" Eleanor asked him, hugging him. Harry nodded and stared at Hermione. She didn't move.
"There's to time to waste…we need to find that room," Hermione said, avoiding eye contact and walking away. Harry raised an eyebrow and followed her.
"What's happening? Why are you acting like this?" he asked her in a whisper. Hermione ignored him. "Hermione?"
"We're in a hurry! Focus on that room and help us to find it!" she yelled and made eye contact with him for the very first time. Harry didn't say anything else and tried to focus on the room. He closed his eyes and thought of that room, but it was hard because he's never seen that room, he had no clue of what it could look like. Suddenly a door appeared in front of them. Harry opened the door and there it was, the room of requirement. They didn't think twice and made their way into the room and closed the doors.
"Such a strange thing, don't you think?" Ron asked them, looking around. Hermione rolled her eyes.
"It's not…Hogwarts helps the ones that need it, and this is its way to help us, to protect us," she said, casting some protection spells.
Harry looked at her and couldn't help but realize how cute she looked. Her hair was messy, her cheeks pink, but her eyes…her eyes were distant. He made his way to her.
"Would you explain to me what's happening?" Hermione stared at Eleanor and she knew that Eleanor knew why she was acting like this. Eleanor nodded, and Hermione took a deep breath.
"I'm sorry, Harry," she said, holding tears. Harry stepped closer to her and touched her shoulders. Hermione was sobbing. "I had to do it! There was no choice, he would've killed us," Harry opened his eyes.
"Hermione, I don't understand. What did you do?" Hermione stepped back and stared at Harry, her eyes were red and her cheeks wet.
"I-I hexed him," Harry stared at her and Eleanor, whom was sobbing as well. "I hexed your dad," Harry was openmouthed. He couldn't believe was he was hearing.
"Y-You hexed my dad!?" he said, stepping back. Hermione nodded.
"I had to! He's a Death Eater!" Hermione hurried to say, and Harry was even more shocked.
"Is it true, Eleanor?!" the girl nodded, and Harry couldn't help but allow some tears fall from his eyes. "Was he going to hex you?"
"He was, Harry. Hermione saved us…he wanted to see mom, but I didn't tell him where to find her and he got mad and well…" Eleanor said, remembering the scene.
"Is he alive?" he asked, and Eleanor and Hermione shared a look.
"We don't know," Hermione said, trying to stop crying. Harry nodded and went to the door. "Where are you going?!"
"To find out if my dad is alive or not," before Eleanor or Hermione could follow him, Delphini hurried and followed him.
I said I was gonna post sooner and here we are! I hope you like it! And I also wanted to let you know that I'm gonna be super busy this week...I don't know if I'm gonna be able to update three times a week, but I'll try to update on Wednesday!
Take care xo