The Original Untitled story is now moved to A hidden Prince: A Story of Hermione Granger. I want to apologize for the migration of the story, but I have decided that A Story of Discovery: A Tale of Hermione Granger and the original Untitled now with the title A Hidden Prince: A Story of Hermione Granger are going to be two separate stories.
Thanks for remaining my loyal fans! I hope you still appreciate the stories I continue to tell.
Lost O'Fallon Girl
Disclaimer: As you know, I do not plan on taking credit for the World of Harry Potter, but I do plan on playing in the world, and messing it up a bit. Thanks J.k. Rowling for allowing such things!
Hermione didn't even remember going to bed, but when she woke up she found Ginny Weasley sitting at the edge of her bed. "Oh Hermione, I hope I didn't wake you! I was just so excited to see you here! When did you arrive...it must have been late last night."
"Oh Ginny! It's nice to see you, even in these gruel circumstances." Hermione states softly, after a long yawn. She sits up and stretches her arms above her head. "I don't want to get up..."
"Then don't..." Ginny said softly, as she hugged her close. "Get some more rest, I will be downstairs helping mom with cooking breakfast. Ron and Harry are most likely still sleeping, and you look like you still need to sleep."
"Oh no, I have to stay up. I have to grab something quick to eat...and then I'll be working for Professor Snape." Hermione said softly as she looked to her hands.
"He's letting you work for him?" Ginny asked softly.
"I think it's going to be more like detention...I sort of...ran into him...the other day..." Hermione said softly, as she curled her legs into her chest. "Please don't tell anyone...about this. I am quite embarrassed as it is."
"Who do you think I am, Ron? I won't share your secret." She said as she gave Hermione another hug. "Well I have to go down, before mom gets to the storm of the cooking. I'll make something quick for you to grab before you work with Professor Snape."
Hermione hugged Ginny back, "Perhaps later I can show you some of the things my mom helped me find for clothing for this year, I have selected both muggle and dress robes, and informal robes. You can tell me what you think of them."
"Oh that will be great! I am so happy to have another girl closer to my age in the house again. Although when Tonks comes to visit, life is always very interesting." Ginny stated as she shot up, and smiled to Hermione before she opened the door, and shut it quietly as she left.
Hermione sighed as she was left to her own devices, she folded the blanket to the side and slipped out of the bed. Standing, as she yawned, stretched and moved. She sighed as she looked to her trunk which was still shrunken in size. She pulled her wand from the table next to her bed and swished her wand causing the case to enlarge. She opened her trunk, and sunk her head into it, if she wasn't Hermione Granger, one would wonder how she appeared to be deeper inside the trunk, than muggly possible. "Hmmm... ah hah...this should suit Professor Snape's needs." she said as she pulled out some very simple black jeans, and a long sleeved button up shirt, and her dragon hyde boots.
Professor Snape entered the kitchen, his coffee was sitting on the table waiting for him. He knew it was his because the mug was basic black, and relatively tall, thin, and had a crooked handle. He sat down, and allowed the scent of the coffee to warm him, before he took his first sip.
"Ah, Severus I knew you would be here!" Molly said as she entered the kitchen, followed by a timid Ginny Weasley, who was carrying a basket filled with eggs, and other breakfast ingredients.
"I appreciate the coffee, Molly." Severus stated as his eyes looked to Ginny, who looked as uncomfortable as he felt. He arched a brow, "And I see you have elected to help your mother, Miss Weasley, admirable choice. I wonder, is Miss Granger awake as of yet?"
Ginny blushed as she set the basket down on the counter. "Oh, yes Hermione is most likely getting changed Professor Snape."
"I see, be sure to make something suitable for her, she will be working for me for the next few days." Professor Snape said as he turned back to face the table and take an other sip of his coffee.
"Oh! How wonderful!" Molly sounded so happy, and enthused as she started to make a few eggs and some toast. "Would you like something to eat as well Severus?"
"No, I do not think...toast however would be lovely" Severus had stopped mid-sentence, because he knew she would banter him until he ate more than he asked for, if he had refused her cooking.
"Are you sure that's all you want, you are skin and bones, Severus!" Molly exclaims as she begins cooking twice as much food as she had started to cook for Hermione alone.
"I'm fine Molly," Severus stated.
"Oh no your not! I won't let you leave the table before you finish-" she stopped talking when she saw Hermione enter the kitchen. "Dear dear girl, what has happened to you?" She walked around the table, and hugged Hermione tightly against her chest. "You're all skin and bones, girl." she exclaims.
Severus had about to argue, when he found himself relieved by the presence of Miss Granger. "Impeccable timing, Miss Granger." he has whispered into his coffee as he took another sip.
"Wow, mom's right Hermione, what happened to you?" Ginny stated as she realized her friend seemed a lot skinner than she had seen her.
"It's nothing, I've just been excersizing a lot more than I used to, I'm fine Mrs. Weasley, Ginny, I promise..." Hermione stated as she patted Molly's back.
"You know you can call me Molly, Hermione or mum, if you like." she said softly, as she let go of the girl.
"Good Morning Professor Snape." Hermione said as she sat down in the chair across from him.
"Morning, Miss Granger..." Severus stated as he set his coffee down. As Molly had shoved a plate in front of him on the table. "Molly, this is too much!" he said as he examined the eggs, and the toast he originally requested.
"That's nothing, you need some meat on your bones, Severus." Molly interjected, as she placed an identical plate in front of Miss Granger.
"Are you serious? I cannot eat all of this Molly!" Hermione exclaimed, as she heard her tummy rumble.
"Nonsense, your just as bad as him. Eat up you two, I hear you both will have a busy day!" Molly smiled as she left them as she began cooking some more, with Ginny watching, observing and helping every way she can when Molly gave her the opportunity.
Severus took up the fork, that Ginny kindly gave to him. He then grudgingly began to eat the eggs, slowly. He did not like to be ordered by anyone, especially when he had a choice, but he learned long ago that fighting with Molly Weasley was a losing battle, if he argued, she would force more food on him.
Hermione sighed as she looked to her eggs, "May I have some tea Molly?"
"Yes of course, sorry dear...Ginny can you get her a cup..." Molly says as she was cooking with magic.
"No problem, mum." Ginny says as she took the kettle off the stove, and took one of the many cracked tea cups off the shelf, and placed it onto a saucer, and poured the tea into the cup. "Here you are Hermione, sorry about that." she says as she places the kettle back on the burner, and walked over to the dinning room table, placing the cup next to Hermione's plate. "Do you need sugar, or honey?"
"Honey please, and a little cream." Hermione stated softly, as Ginny went and retrieved a jar of honey, and a cup of tea and set it in front of Hermione. "Thanks, Gin."
"No problem...Mione." Ginny stated softly, as she returned to helping Molly.
Severus observed Miss Granger as he ate slowly. "I am suspecting you do not eat like this at home, Miss Granger?"
"Oh heavens no, Professor Snape! My mother does the cooking only for dinner time, I usually eat what I make, usually cereal or toast with jam for breakfast." she says softly, as she began to eat her eggs, and dipping her toast in the running yoke, before taking a bite of it.
Severus finished what he could of his plate, which was his toast, his coffee and a bit of the eggs, before he stood up. "I will be in the basement Miss Granger, when you are done, come and find me there. Be sure to knock on the door at the bottom of the stairs. I wouldn't want my wards to react badly to you, when you enter unannounced." He said as he swooped out of the dinning room before Molly could criticize his eating habits.
Hermione smiled, "Of course, Sir." she responded as she watched him leave, shaking her head, as she continued to eat what was on her plate. She figured she should finish her food, because Molly was more lenient on Professor Snape with his eating habits than she would be of her.
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