Princess of Darkness

Epilogue: Part 1

Epilogue: Part 1Hermione and Ginny stood in Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place, staring at all the men as they, and the other women, cried.

It has been about a month since their Hogwarts graduation.

Hermione was four months along, and was a little big but not whom-bo big.

Today was the day they, the men, left for Hogwarts, to prepare for the final battle.

The women weren't allowed to go because they were the key to having the magical world survive.

So they stood, cried, and watched as the men readied themselves for battle.

Draco may be Prince of Magic, but he was still going to fight.

"For the safety of my unborn child, my wife, and the world" he always said.

"Come men," Dumbledore's voice rang "It is time for us to go"

Draco walked up to Hermione. She was looking down, hands on her stomach, crown on, and eyes filled with hot tears. He placed one of his hands on her stomach and the other under her chin and lifted it up so she was looking at him.

"I'll be back" he said to her. "I promise"

A tear fell down Hermione's cheek, and he wiped it away with his thumb.

"I should be going with you" she whined

Draco shook his head "Not in your condition"

He hugged her tightly, trying to be a little gentle not to hurt her or their child. He released and gave her a kiss before Dumbledore's voice rang again.

"Don't worry, your majesty. Your highness will be back. A promise is a promise"

Everyone who was friends called them Hermione and Draco, but to be formal, it was Princess Hermione and Prince Draco, or your majesty and your highness. It was ridiculous but they didn't mind.

Hermione nodded and said goodbye to Draco as he exit the door.

Once the door was completely shut, Hermione ran upstairs and looked out of her window, and saw her husband, her prince, mount his broom.

He looked back and waved before he set off, following the others.

"It's alright Princess Hermione" Ginny said from behind. "As Dumbledore said, 'A promise is a promise'"

Another tear fell down Hermione's cheek, but she nodded. "You're right Ginny."

"You're darn right I'm right. Now, come… we must get back to that research. You are the only one so far to be able to stop the killing curse, now we must find the counter curse. You're really close. I can feel it" Ginny said and grabbed Hermione's hand and led them to another room.

Grimmauld Place was redesigned, and refurnished so it was beautiful inside. It was like a mini palace. Only the best for royalty. Though the Malfoy Manor, in which Hermione and Draco had to leave because of Lucius, was much more bigger and luxurious.

Hermione studied everything she had written down. She had been trying to figure out the counter curse for Avada Kedavera since she got to Grimmauld Place, about a week ago. She had figured out all the other Unforgivable Curses but the killing curse was the toughest one to crack.

She was so close she could taste it.

She concentrated, trying to get the thought of Draco never coming back out of her head. The equation seemed hard yesterday, when she wrote it down and was stressed. But now, it seemed like a piece of cake.

All it was was simply Avada Kedavera backwards: Arevadek Adava. (Uh-rev-uh-deck Uh-dav-uh)

"I wonder why no one realized this?" she questioned to no one in particular.

She called in Ginny and told her to try it.

Ginny wasn't too sure, but if Hermione did the calculations right, it should work and Hermione has never gotten something wrong.

Ginny said slowly "Avada Kedavera"

Hermione watched as the green light came towards her and she said the magic words.

Ginny watched as the green curse disintegrated in front of her eyes. Then Hermione suddenly began to fall and Ginny just got there in time, before she could fall and do damage.

Hermione woke up seconds later.

"Thank Merlin!" Ginny yelled and helped Hermione stand. "I thought you were a goner."

Hermione shook her head no. "It's supposed to be an act... they think your dead so they can run and you can wake up safe"

Ginny nodded and ran to get parchment and a quill. She wrote down the counter curse and what should happen so no one would be alarmed.

She then sent Hermione's raven to the men, figuring that they would need it.

.: With the Guys at Hogwarts :.

Harry was walking in the corridors, remembering all the good times he had in this school. Thinking he was going to die, he might as well enjoy his last days.

Then a screeching came and he looked up to found Hermione's raven, flying towards him.

It perched itself on his shoulder and stuck its leg out.

Harry took the parchment and began to read.

Joy spread across his face. He knew that he had an easy chance of living now that he knew the most valuable information to defeat the war.

He ran towards the Great Hall where all the men were discussing tactics.

He barged through the doors yelling "She's done it! Princess Hermione has done it!"

He was smiling brightly, waving the note, as people looked at him weird.

He gave the note to Dumbledore who read it quickly then gasped. "She's a genius!"

Draco walked over and took the note. He already knew this about his wife, but why are they realizing it now?

He read the letter.

Dear Everyone,

Once you guys' left, Hermione went to work on the calculations. She did it within 2 hours. She has figured out the counter curse for Avada Kedavera. It is simply Avada Kedavera backwards.

When someone has shot the spell, just say Arevadek Adava and the curse will disappear.

You will faint for a few seconds, giving your opponent a chance to leave, so then you can get back up and start all over again.

Hope this helps A LOT

Love,

Ginerva Weasley

P.s.: Good Luck!

Draco smiled, not a smirk, a smile. "My wife is the brightest witch in the world"

Everyone read the note and cheered with glee. They weren't going to die. Or at least, not during the war.

.: The Final Battle : A Week Later :.

All men were ready. They had many curses memorized and they had Hermione's Curse (what they decided to call it) perfected.

They were all sitting in Dumbledore's office and on the staircase, looking out the windows, waiting for the signal so they could charge.

Then, the fireplace's flames turned green and out came Hermione, with a blank expression on.

Harry and Ron saw her come out and their eyes widened "Princess!"

She looked to them but her expression did not change.

Draco looked over to them at the call of princess. Then he saw it himself, his wife, standing near the fire.

"Hermione!" he said running over to her. "You can't be here. You must go" he warned.

"I have come to give you all something" she said, emotionless.

She snapped her fingered and a chain appeared around everyone's neck.

"These will protect you from every curse imaginable. You may have learned my counter curse, but I fear that won't be good enough"

Then her eyes suddenly showed pain. Draco felt the same.

Their rings were burning, telling them the war was about to begin and they were needed.

"Hermione, you have to leave now" Draco said, fear in his voice.

She nodded. Draco walked up to her and gave her a quick kiss, then whispered, "I love you" in her ear.

"I love you too, Draco" then she walked backwards, into the emerald flames.

Draco watched and saw a single tear fall from Hermione's emotionless face.

Draco turned to the others once the flames were back to their normal color. "It's time"

Everyone nodded and began walking out of the castle to see a row of Death Eaters, standing in a line, masked, with their wands in their hands.

Dumbledore stood in the middle of the rebels. "If we die, we die with pride. We die with courage. We die with freedom. Whatever happens men, we will always be remembered."

They saw Voldemort give the signal and all his Death Eaters ran towards the Order.

The Order ran towards them and the war began.

Curses were flying here and there. People were crashing to the floor from impact of a powerful curse.

Many of the Death Eaters spells were bouncing off of the Order and hitting them, the Death Eaters, causing them to get injured and some killed.

Thank you, Princess Hermione, everyone thought

Voldemort stood behind his fellow Death Eaters and watched the battle happen.

He was wondering where his Granddaughter and Draco were.

They had not showed up to his call and he had the worst feeling in the pit of his stomach that he knew what happened.

Then he saw someone, fighting in the battle.

His platinum blonde hair and piercing gray eyes told Voldemort the whole story.

Draco and Hermione were for the Order, not the Dark Side like he thought.

I taught them too well, he thought

They were able to lie like a sly Slytherin, and they could perform excellent level of Occlumency.

He liked that they could succeed so well, but he hated it that they were against him instead of for him.

He sighed "Just like her mother… so sad that she has to have the same fate." He said and started walking toward the platinum haired boy.

"Draco" he called out.

Draco looked towards him, wand up and pointed.

"Where is Hermione?" Voldemort asked.

"At a safe place, away from the war" Draco replied.

Voldemort nodded then grabbed Draco by the neck and lifted him up in the air, about 4 inches off the ground.

"I'm going to ask you again, Draco, and this time I want a definite answer" Voldemort said, his words dripping with malice "Where is my granddaughter?"

Draco didn't say anything, and tried to keep his breathing even.

"Avada Kedavara" a voice said and Voldemort let go of Draco, and fell limp to the ground, dead.

"Thanks Potter" Draco said, catching his breath.

Harry nodded.

"The Dark Lord has fallen! Retreat!" a Death Eater called out.

The Order members ran for them and soon, the Hogwarts grounds was littered with dead Death Eaters, including Lucius Malfoy.

Draco stood next to his father's dead body. "Now me and mother are free from your clutches. We will never meet again, father"

Dumbledore sent a letter to the Ministry, asking for men to be sent over to take the bodies away from the grounds, properly.

"We can go home now, men" Dumbledore said to everyone.

They all yelled with happiness and summoned their brooms so they could go home.

.: Grimmauld Place :.

Hermione sat on the attic floor, looking out the window, hoping everyone would come back safely.

She was cutting out magical pictures of herself when she was angry and some of Draco when he was angry. She attached the two pictures together and watched as the angry faces turned into happiness once Hermione and Draco were able to be with each other. The pictures fused together and a happy Draco and Hermione were dancing in the picture.

She smiled inside.

Those necklaces she made each had a small amount of her life in it, just incase if they did die, they would come back to life.

Once they would step on the ground in front of Grimmauld Place, the necklaces would go back to her, giving her back her life so she could have her emotions.

She hoped everyone was ok, and would come back soon.

And, just as the prophecy said, she got her desires.

She saw men flying on their brooms towards the house.

All the men saw the spot in which Grimmauld Place was hidden and were happy to finally see it again.

They dismounted their brooms and felt something around their neck slither away.

They all looked to see the necklaces levitating toward the spot where the attic was of the Headquarters.

Then they saw the window open to see Hermione waiting for the necklaces.

Hermione saw the chain necklaces coming towards her. She was still smiling inside. She opened the window and the necklaces came in, and began to circle around her, forming one big chain. Then they all went towards her heart, and vanished into her skin. She smiled and ran downstairs.

"They're back! They're back!" she chanted as she made her way towards the door.

All the women looked out their rooms to see Hermione running.

Hermione opened the front door open and ran towards Draco.

He smiled as his wife came toward his. She jumped on him, giving him a loving hug, as he spun her around in circles.

The other women came to the door, smiled, and started awww-ing. Then, they too ran towards their men and embraced them.

"Im glad to see you're back, Draco" Hermione whispered in his ear.

He smiled "A promise is a promise."

End of Part 1… stay tuned for Part 2
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