Chapter 15: Epilogue

"You threatened the Headmaster?" Hermione asked, aghast, as she sat with Harry and Ron in their closed compartment on the Hogwarts Express.

"Well when you put it like that, Hermione," Harry replied with a sigh, "But let me tell you what he did after," and he proceeded to tell his friends about Dumbledore's promised consequences of a repetition of that threat, and the conversation they had had afterwards.

"How is it, Hermione," Ron asked when he had finished, "that you're more upset that Harry got a little angry at Professor Dumbledore than that there's a prophecy that says he has to kill You-Know-Who or You-Know-Who will kill him?"
Hermione didn't respond, and Harry shot Ron a look. "A little too far, mate," he said, and slid over to put an arm around Hermione. The older girl sat for a moment and then looked up.
"We need to make a list."

"A list?"

"Well, we know that you and um, er, V-Voldemort are going to end up fighting, and Ron and I are going to be there with you, of course, so we need a list of everything we need to do before then to make sure we win. I think we should probably start learning some spells we can use to fight with, for one thing."

Ron started laughing. "You're brilliant, Hermione," he said, and Harry burst out laughing too. Hermione pulled out a roll of parchment and a quill.

Author's Note:

This is it, the big one.

That's what she said.

That's so Chapter 12.

Anyway, Natural Born Mage is complete. There will be a sequel (sooner or later, or later than that), but with the prophecy out of the way we can have much more interesting main characters, and the AU can go off the rails sooner rather than later. If you want more NBM content, follow me as an author!