hermionegarner would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Fallen Redemption

By hermionegarner

Action / Mystery

Azkaban

A/N: Story written from the first person POV of Hermione Granger.

I shut my eyes and breathed in the salty ocean air. Funny how that scent still brought with it a small sense of comfort. It reminded me of Brighton, our family vacations when I was little—

How long had it been since I'd seen them? Since I'd seen anyone?

Cold wind rushed by my cell, and I shut my eyes tighter. I could feel them tugging at my mind, searching for something to feed off of. They were unsuccessful, of course—they'd devoured my last happy thought years ago.

I was out of hope.

When the assault was over, I opened my eyes. The words I'd carved in stone so long ago seemed to scream at me in the dim light.

LONG LIVE POTTER.

Sadness didn't overwhelm me. Tears didn't threaten to fall.

I was just numb.

My thoughts wandered and, as always, landed on Ron. Where was he? Had they sent him to this forsaken island as well, or had his fate been kinder? Against my better judgment, I let myself imagine him and Harry, together, in some other place, living after death. For a moment, I felt a spark of what I used to know as happiness.

Almost as quickly, the dementors snuffed it out.

Dull footsteps echoed along the halls. I looked at my bars with vague interest. It seemed early for my daily meal, but time wasn't a relevant measurement in my life anymore. I'd be here till the day I died.

Hopefully that day would come sooner than later.

I closed my eyes again as the footsteps drew closer. They stopped, and I waited for the sound of my plate sliding on the ground. Instead, I heard a voice.

"Hello, Granger."

My eyes snapped open. I stared at the man standing outside my cell. He'd aged, but for the most part he was still the same Draco Malfoy I went to Hogwarts with.

He took a step towards the bars. "Surprised to see me?"

"The last time I did, your father was torturing me," I said in a small voice. I hadn't spoken for at least three years.

"I hope you can accept my apologies for that."

I pursed my lips and returned to staring at the wall.

"He's dead, you know," he continued after a moment.

"Well I hope you're not expecting my condolences."

"Far from it. Rather your congratulations. I've inherited his entire estate."

"Believe it or not, I wouldn't congratulate you if you were about to become the king of England."

Out of the corner of my eye I glimpsed him smile. "Same old Granger."

"What are you doing here, Malfoy? I'm not supposed to have visitors."

"Then isn't this a welcome surprise?"

"I'd take the dementors over you any day."

He faked a wince. "Ouch."

I struggled to my feet, but didn't approach him. "What do you want?"

"I have a proposition for you."

"Not interested."

"You haven't even heard what I have to say."

"Nothing you could say could interest me."

"Is it too much to ask for you to give me a chance?"

"A chance?" I stomped toward the bars. "Dumbledore gave you a chance, we gave you a chance—you had plenty of chances, and you still chose to become one of the Dark Lord's minions."

"He's called the Emperor now."

"Like I care," I spat. "'Emperor' or no, you still chose the wrong side."

"You're in there, and I'm out here. Most would say I chose the right side."

"Anyone who says that is fooling themselves, and you are too if you think I'm going to entertain this conversation for one more minute."

I turned away. Malfoy reached in through the bars and grabbed my arm.

"I'm pretty sure this is one conversation you do want to finish."

"And what on earth would make you think that?"

He slowly released my arm, reached into his pocket, and pulled out a note. He slipped it through the bars. I stared at it a minute before taking it, crumbling it up, and throwing it back in his face. He caught it.

"I'm not playing games, Malfoy. If you're not walking away in five seconds, I'll scream, and every dementor on this level will come running."

"Poor choice of words, seeing as they don't run."

"One."

He shook his head, that disgusting smirk still on his face. He started unfolding the note.

"Two."

Once the note was unfolded, he smoothed it out. I felt my rage boiling.

"Three."

Suddenly, he held the note up against the bars. My lips froze forming the word "four" as I stared at what was written on the paper.

Potter's alive.

"I'm listening," I breathed.

***

A/N: Please read and review! I always look forward to feedback!

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

sscharman75: I love what your books are about.especially finding love in some intense situation.oooh I love the the take charge_I see what I want and I get it alpha male..books like these are my favorites.keep it up.brilliant writer

Audrey Peterson: Amazing I read this on wattpad normally but yay i am so glad to read the new chapter!!!!!

courtaenaelopez: This is the best book I’ve read online in a while! And I have Wattpad, radish, WEBTOON, and this app on my phone.. I’m soo excited to read the others and thank you so much for blessing me with this book. I’m going to cry 😭❤️

Jake Paul Paul: You guys are like how did xxxtentacion died he died becuse he was at motorcycle dealer and two guy came in to check if hey was there and he was there then he know that somthing was worng so he got in he"s bmw i8 then in other car team and stop it from coming out of the dealership then they shot h...

Christina_livinhart: Honestly, I love this book to death.The romance is quite fast paced, maybe even unrealistic to many, but the action and the character development is simply beautiful.Plus the cliff hangers leave you on the edge of your seat, biting your nails, constantly whispering "Oh no", maybe even dotted with...

writingseasons: I love the story and the plot line. I've reread it at least 5 times so far and can't wait for the next update!

MALAK: It's a nice story that's well written... Some details were skipped in the end, giving the idea that the writer would be writing a sequel. Or maybe it was just that what obviously would happen, happened. The language was easy to read and things were easy to understand. Nice Jobl

ajibadedolapo41: It was great.... Great story I kept wondering what would happen next. But I believe you can make it better.....kudos👌👍

More Recommendations

Lucy Foxworth: This is the first book I'm reading from the series, so i got a bit confused at first. Nevertheless, the book is great! I like how innocent the main female character is, and of course, I love how the main male character is strong, very blunt and extremely possessive. I'll definatly read the rest o...

fairytail zero: I love the story but I wish it was longer I finished it way too fast

Shaun: The story is great and I would like to continue reading but I can't do that if you're not gonna continue writing. Even though Mason and Amooti doesn't interact that much I could already feel the chemisty.

Devilma9: I loved Mario and Alexandria. Great couple. I enjoyed trying to guess who the bad guy was (I was wrong). Had a smile on my face for most of the book. Really love this series and can't wait to read them all.

Mkgh05: I liked the plot a lot because it teaches to overcome struggles within us. It is not just a story of abuse or romance but one that teaches that life is not over yet and can be lived, that there is always hope of that one person who can be ypur everything. This book is full of sexual abuse and vio...

Barepayne: OKay this book is official gonna be in my #RR reading List! like this book has an amazing plot and its also hella sexy, like i went red from reading it and im black so idk how thats possible but wow!! Thats all i have to say WOW!!!from wattpad originally.

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.