Who: Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter What: Hermione and Harry meet on the train at the start of their first year. When: Monday. June 6th, 1994. End of trio's 3rd year. Where: The Forbidden Forest. Rating: PG Notes: Start of an epic line where Hermione is the Chosen One and Ginny, Harry and Hermione is the trio. Very AU.
Harry found himself terribly distracted as he sat in forest with the girl that was supposed to be his best friend. He was worried and afraid. Sirius wasn't the evil do-er he had thought he was. Professor Lupin was a werewolf who was out of control and had stalked them through the woods.
Hermione had finally showed him how she had been in two places at once. He could still feel the sting on the back of his hand where she had slapped it away when he tried to touch the Time Turner.
There had been a flurry of activity to save Buckbeak but now that it was over and they were simply waiting for the dead of night, Harry's head was filled with thoughts about his best friend and things that he shouldn't be thinking about her.
It didn't help that there were thoughts of his other best friend mixed in there as well…
"Are you cold?" he asked Hermione softly as they hid well away from Hagrid's hut with Buckbeak the hippogriff.
It had been a boring, anxiety filled wait and it wasn't over yet…