A/N: Takes place in OotP
Disclaimer: I Don't own Harry Potter nor do I make any money from this story, Just having some fun with the Characters
Pairings: Hermione/Blaise; Harry/Draco; Side Pairings: Bella/Rodolphus; Lucius/Narcissa; Severus/Remus; James/Lily (and some surprise pairings)
Warnings: Preg, Mpreg, graphic sex scenes, swearing, abuse
Harry Potter and Ron Weasley glanced up from their Charms Essay as the portrait door opened and Hermione Granger walked in clutching a book to her chest.
"What'cha got there, 'Moine?" Harry asked as she sat down beside him.
"It's a Potions manual that Professor Snape let me borrow for an extra credit assignment."
"Extra Credit? What do you need to do an extra credit assignment for? You're already at the top of the class." Ron exclaimed.
"I want to show Professor Snape that I can brew a perfect potion outside of the classroom. I'm to work on it at my own time, within the exact allotment of time that the potion requires. If I brew it sucessfully then he will allow me to become a Student Assistant."
"Why would you want to do that?" Harry asked.
Hermione gave Harry an exasperated look, "Because I want to become a Potions Master."
Harry and Ron just stared at her.
Hermione rolled her eyes, "Don't look at me like that. You two want to become Auror's, I need a career as well."
"But why potions?" Ron complained.
"Because I'm good at them," was all she said, then proceeded to ignore them.
Harry and Ron exchanged glanced that stated that the bushy haired witch was crazy and went back to their essays.
Hermione perused the potions book she received from Professor Snape looking for the perfect potion to brew for her assignment. She skimmed past the really easy potions that they'd all learned in the first four years at Hogwarts and flipped to the back of the book looking at sixth and seventh year potions.
She spotted a few potential ones that she thought would be challenging as she flipped pages. As she got to the back of the book, the last potion in it popped out at her.
BLOODLINE AND HERITAGE POTION
1 Gillyweed pureed
3 drops of Dragons blood
2oz runespoor venom
2 red rose petals
A single hair of a Newborn Unicorn
Hermione gaped at the page. She had never seen the last two ingrediants in any other potion before. Reading further the potion also required it to be brewed in a #2 silver cauldron with an Ivory ladel and a single sheet of Bamboo parchment to soak in it, then you add a drop of blood to the parchment of the person you're using the potion on.
'This is perfect, and it only takes four days to make. I'll need to ask Hagrid if he knows of any Unicorn Mares with foal and how soon they'll give birth.' Hermione was giddy with excitement, 'Mum always said we might be related to Royalty way back, this is the perfect way to find out.'
Pulling out a fresh sheet of parchment she began to copy down the potion. When she was done she blew on the page to dry the ink. Casting a quick tempus she realized that it was dinner time.
"Harry, Ron, time for dinner." Both boys jumped at her voice.
"Bloody Hell, 'Mione, a little warning next time." Ron exclaimed.
"Honestly, you two are so clueless. Come on, dinner."
Ron jumped up, papers scattering, "Well, why didn't you say so. Let's go."
Harry and Hermione smiled at him. Always thinking with his stomach. Together they all went down for dinner.
Professor Severus Snape was busy grading essays when he heard a knock at his door.
A bushy head poked through and Snape sneered at the Gryffindor.
"Miss Granger, I suppose you are here to inform me of your desired potion?"
Hermione held out Snape's book, "Yes sir, I have. Page 259."
Snape's left eyebrow rose, "Really?"
"And do you require any help in acquiring the ingredients?"
"Just the runespoor venom, sir."
"And when will you begin brewing?"
"Hagrid told me that a Unicorn mare is due in three days and she has agreed to the hair when her foal is born. So as soon as she foals."
"Very well, Miss Granger. When you are ready I'll have the venom for you." He looked at her, "Are you sure you won't need anything else on the list?"
"Very well then, you are dismissed."
Five days later Hermione received an owl from Hagrid telling her that the Unicorn mare was in labor. Dropping what she was doing she rushed out of the Great Hall and ran to Hagrids, ignoreing Harry and Ron's exclamations for her to stop.
A few minutes later she burst through Hagrid's door startling Fang from his slumber. Hagrid was nowhere to be seen.
"Fang, take me to Hagrid."
The large dog lept up a ran out the door Hermione ot his heels. She past Ron and Harry coming from the castle.
"Come on, she's in labor."
"Who's in labor?"
Hermione just kept running trying to keep up with Fang. Exchanging glances the two boys ran after them.
Fang slowed as they came upon a clearing where Hermione saw Hagrid. About ten yards in the center of the clearing was a glemaing white body heaving with effort. Coming to stand beside the half-giant, Hermione stopped and stared at the Unicorn.
"Shh." Hagrid placed a hand on her mouth. "Not a sound."
Hermione nodded and Hagrid removed his hand. Some rustling of leaves alerted them to the approach of Harry and Ron. Hermione turned around as the two boys came into view. Placing a finger to her lips she gestured them foreward.
Quietly the four of them observed as the Unicorn mare brought a new life into the world. Hagrid leaned down and whispered to Hermione, "Walk as calm as you can holding your hands out to the side and approach her. If she nods her head you may take your one hair. Make sure it is just one. The best place would be from the mane."
Hermione nodded and stepped forward slowly hands spread. When she was two yards away the mare turned her head towards her gazing into her eyes. Hermione did not blink as she felt… something… probe her mind, then it was gone and the mare gave a single nod of her head, her spiraled horn bobing with the motion.
Hermione gave a curtsy and approached them. The foal gave her a sidelong glance then gave a soft wicker. He bowed his head to her and presented his mane for her. Taking a single strand of hair firmly in her grasp Hermione gave a sharp pull and the two inch strand came away. The colt jerked back almost tumbling but the mare steadied him. The two Unicorns then turned and walked away.
"That went well, don't you think?" Hagrid said.
"Bloody hell, 'Mione, what was all that about?"
Hermione smiled broadly as she rejoined them, "Remember that extra credit assignment I told you about? This is one of the ingrediants I need." She held the single hair aloft.
"All that for one hair?" Ron groaned.
"I now have all the ingrediants I need." Hermione tucked the strand into a vial, sealed it and placed the vial in her pocket.
Harry shook his head, "I sure hope it's worth all this, 'Mione."
Reviews are most welcome… thanks… Kalendral