Author's Note: This is my second fanfic ever. The only other one that I've written was a one-shot about Fairy Tail, so if you're interested, please check it out. This fanfic will be a story with different chapters, so not a one-shot. It's the first time I try something like this. I have a general idea about what I want to do wtih this story but to put it in writing will take some time I'm afraid, so please, bare with me. I haven't found a beta-reader yet, however, I have found someone who offered to help me but I'm new to this site and don't quite know how it works so I couldn't sent him the chapter to proofread. English is my second language so it's possible that there may be some mistakes in spelling/grammar, if so, let me know.
Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter (sadly) nor do I own the picture, all the credit goes to the owners.
Like I said, this is my second fanfic, so please read and review :)
It happened during the fight beneath the Astronomy Tower, completely unexpected. Everyone was fighting, curses were flying everywhere, people were trying to defend themselves and sometimes a curse went astray.
It was when one of these astray curses connected with another dark curse that resulted in her being here. The two curses merged together and hit her square in her chest. The effect of the two spells combined resulted in her just standing there, unable to move, unable to do anything.
She saw the scene before her playing backwards, slowly at first and then faster and faster. She started to slowly disappear. The others, unfortunately, were too busy fighting to notice this.
She started to feel dizzy, seeing everything played backwards so fast that she decided to close her eyes. When she thought she could open up her eyes once more, she didn't know what to think.
She stood beneath the Astronomy Tower but there was no one else. There was no sign of the fight that was going on just moments ago and it was bright out instead of the darkness that had been looming over them.
Trying not to panic, she thought of what she could do. She could search the castle for Harry and Ron, maybe they knew something. She could go look for a teacher and ask if they knew what had happened or she could go to the library and look for an answer by herself.
Deciding that she wouldn't want to cause any panic by telling anyone of what had happened to her, she decided to do a little bit of research for herself first before involving others. So she set out to the library, a path she knew like the back of her hand.
Upon arriving in the library she immediately went to look through the rows of books she thought that could help her, when she realised that even she had no inkling of what had happened to her. Deciding that if she didn't knew what the problem was, she also couldn't look for a solution or explanation. Keeping this in mind, she decided to go look for Professor Dumbledore.
Backtracking out of the library, she made her way to the Headmaster's office. It was when she turned a corner that she happened to stumble upon Harry.
"Harry!" Hermione called after him. But instead of stopping and turning around, he just kept on walking.
"Harry!" she called again, running up to him.
"Harry, wait up!"
But he just kept on walking, away from her. Finally reaching him, she touched his shoulder to get his attention.
"Harry, why didn't you turn when I called you?"
The boy had turned around and was looking at her as if he just saw her for the first time in his life and didn't know about who or what she was talking about.
"Sorry?" he said a little confused.
"Why were you ignoring me when I was calling you, Harry? I need to tell you something important but I wanted to talk about it with Dumbledore first. I was just on my way there. Now that I found, are you coming with me? Then you'll also immediately know what I wanted to talk to him about." She started rambling.
"I'm sorry, but who are you?" the boy asked, still a confused look on his face.
"Oh, ha ha, very funny Harry."
"Who is this 'Harry' you keep talking about? My name is James." The boy said.
"James?" Hermione asked.
"Yes." The boy said.
It was then that Hermione looked at the boy, thoroughly. Though, she didn't notice any real difference from the Harry she knew and the James she had just met. Until she looked into his eyes. Where Harry's beautiful emerald green eyes should have been, were now hazel ones.
It was in that moment that she knew that she had travelled back in time. She didn't know how many years precisely or how it happened, she only knew that she had.
"Sorry." She said, still with a shocked look of realisation on her face.
"I mistook you for somebody else. Please, excuse me." She said and started walking away in a brisk pace. She didn't stop until she stood in front of the gargoyle that lead to the office of Professor Dumbledore.
Standing in front of the gargoyle, she started to list all the passwords she could think of. Finally, after calling different sweets to its head, the gargoyle let her pass at the name of 'lemon drop'. Stepping on the rotating stairs, she waited until she reached the door to his office.
Trying to calm her nerves, she knocked on the door and waited until she heard a voice say, "Come in." She opened the door, stepped inside the office and after a small introduction, started to explain what happened.