Post by Deleted on Jan 3, 2019 15:51:27 GMT -7
If the alert had come in five minutes later, Hermione would have missed it. She had happened to have been in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, checking in with the temporary head while Harry was still missing. She refused to name him to the position permanently, as that would mean she didn’t think Harry was going to come back. But he was going to come home - he HAD to. That wasn’t an option in Hermione’s mind, no scenario where his lifeless body was….no, she refused to think of it. But before her temporary head had a chance to argue with her yet again about the status of his job, it came. There was a dragon rampaging in the village of Hogsmeade. Hermione’s blood ran cold; Hugo was still a student at Hogwarts, Head Boy. She knew he was home for the holidays, but she hadn’t seen him before she had left for the Ministry. He had his Apparition license, what if he had gone to the village for the day? They were having that Winter festival after all.
As the interim head started shouting orders, Hermione felt an overwhelming sense of deadly calm to her. She would not just sit by and hope her Aurors could handle the dragon while they called in the dragon keepers to assist. She had learned plenty about dragons and how to subdue them from her fourth year at Hogwarts - it had been the First Task of the Triwizard Tournament after all! She had tirelessly helped Harry figure out the best way to subdue his dragon, and had of course meticulously watched the other Champions during their forays. She didn’t even need to mention breaking the Gringotts dragon out of its’ prison almost twenty-five years ago. No, Hermione had enough experience to go after and help subdue the dragon, protocol be damned. She waved her wand and immediately changed into a black dragonhide jacket and pants, then took off down the hallway. On the way, she spotted her nephew Albus, and thought quickly. “Albus! You’re with me!” she shouted as the other trainees ran down the hall towards the fireplaces, hoping to get to Hogsmeade as soon as possible before too much damage was done.
Albus Severus Potter
Rozalina Antonina Nightshade