Hey everyone. This is the third installment of the Nowhere but Here series. I hope you all enjoyed the first two stories, Nowhere but here, and the sequel Anywhere but here. The third installment focuses on Ron and Hermione's daughter, Bonnie Weasley. Please enjoy and Review!
Hermione Granger was in the kitchen cooking her family breakfast thinking about how much her family had changed over the years. Their eldest, Bonnie was now eleven years old and waiting for the day she would get her letter from Hogwarts. She must have sat at the window waiting for the post everyday this summer. Cadence was six years old and was incredibly jealous that Bonnie was getting to go to Hogwarts this year. He constantly sat in his room sulking and complaining to anyone who would listen that it was unfair that he couldn't go to Hogwarts. The twin girls, Allision and Madeline (or Aly and Maddy for short) were now five years old. The two girls seemed to be just like their uncles, Fred and George, and were always getting into mischief and terrorizing their siblings.
A few years later Hermione and Ron welcomed their second set of twins, two boys name David and Evan. They were rambunctious three year olds who when they weren't fighting were more than likely destroying anything in their paths. Lastly there was their youngest, Abbey. They had just celebrated her second birthday and it was obvious that Abbey invited the term terrible twos. She was constantly getting into trouble. Though when she wasn't in time out she had the most inventive imagination and would create the most creative stories impressing everyone around her.
Hermione looked down at her swollen belly. Fantastic number eight was what Hermione and Ron called the soon to be born Weasley. She smiled at the thought of adding another child to their already large family. Ron and Hermione never imagined they would have such a large family but Hermione always said that being an only child left her lonely and she didn't want any of her children to be without a friend.
"Mommy… Mommy!" Abbey called breaking Hermione out of her trance.
"What is it Love?" Hermione asked.
"Baby in your belly?" Abbey asked probably for the 100th time.
The thought of a baby inside of her mom's belly was so foreign to her. She constantly was asking about the baby and how the baby got in her mom's belly. Which Ron would distract her by changing the subject and asking her to tell him one of her stories.
"You want to feel the baby?" Hermione asked smiling at her youngest. Number Eight was very active this morning and Hermione knew Abbey loved feeling her sibling move around in her stomach.
"Baby!" Abbey squealed as she clapped and jumped.
"Can I take that as a yes?" Hermione said laughing a little.
Hermione put Abbeys tinny hand on her stomach. Abbey waited for the tiny kicks that were soon to happen. Abbey squealed in delight when she felt the baby move inside Hermione's stomach. Her face broke out in the biggest grin and she giggled as she felt her sibling move again.
"Baby in there mommy!" Abbey squealed.
"Yes the baby is in there." Hermione replied with a smile.
"When baby coming out?" Abbey questioned
"Not too much longer." Hermione said with a sigh
"I want baby to come out now. Hello you hear me?! Baby you come out now okay?!" Abbey said planting her face near Hermione's stomach.
"The baby will come out when it's ready." Hermione laughed
Abbey sighed, "Okay mommy. Maybe tomorrow my new broder or sister will come out. Mommy I'll be nice sissy and play and teach baby to sing like me and tell her night night stories."
"Well maybe not tomorrow, but soon I promise you will get to do all those fun things." Hermione told her, removing her hand from her stomach.
"Good night baby." Abbey said, kissing Hermione's stomach.
"Now why don't you let Mommy finishes making breakfast and go tell your sisters the story you told me last night" Hermione said giving her a kiss on her forehead before going back to cooking for her family.
"Sissy!" Abbey said running outside, where all the children were playing with their father.
Hermione finished breakfast and set the table. She was just about to announce breakfast when an owl with a look of determination sat a letter on the table and flew off. Hermione picked up the letter and examined it. It was address to Miss. Bonnie Weasley and was sealed with the Hogwarts crest. Hermione smiled to herself. She knew Bonnie secretly worried about whether or not she was getting into Hogwarts or not. Ron and Hermione witnessed on several occasions their daughter's power and knew it was only a matter of time before she got the letter that would change her life.
Hermione yelled outside calling everyone to breakfast. Hermione made sure the children and sometimes had to remind her Husband to wash their hands before eating. She sat down and smiled at Ron who gave her a curious look. She motioned for the letter and winked. He gave her a knowing smile back.
"So Bonnie did you check the mail today?" Ron asked his daughter.
"I can't believe it I almost forgot." She said running towards the kitchen counter to look through the mail crossing her fingers that her letter to Hogwarts had finally come.
Bonnie looked at letter addressed to her. After seeing the Hogwarts crest she grinned and tore open the envelope as fast as she could without tearing the actually letter. She read the words she had been waiting to read all her life. She was going to go to Hogwarts.
"I get to go to Hogwarts…"Bonnie said with a glaze look across her face. She looked like she wanted to study every inch of the parchment in front of her.
"What does it say?!" Cadence asked trying to peer over his sister's shoulder to get a look.
Bonnie shrugged him away and read out loud for everyone to here.
Dear Miss. Weasley,
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Please find enclosed a list of all necessary books and equipment.
Term begins on the 1st of September. We await your owl by no later than the July 31st,
"Congratulations love!" Ron smiled, kissing her on the forehead.
"I can't believe it dad. I've been waiting for forever to go. Mom here's the list of everything I need to get. Do you think we can go today to get my things? Please mom?!" Bonnie said handing her mother the list.
"First-year students will require three sets of plain work robes (black), one plain pointed hat for day wear…" Hermione said reading aloud from the list.
"There's only one place we're going to get all this, Diagon Alley." Ron said smiling remembering his mother saying the exact statement to him and his siblings.
"Well I guess we can go today, but everyone needs to finish breakfast first and you young lady need to make your bed." Hermione said looking at Bonnie.
"Okay I promise!" Bonnie said scarfing down her breakfast as fast as she could.
"Slow down, you don't want to choke and die before you get to Hogwarts." Cadence said in which Bonnie in turn stuck her tongue out at him.
Bonnie couldn't wait to get to Diagon Alley and buy her supplies for school but her siblings didn't share her enthusiasm and were making it very difficult to leave.
"Hurry up!" Bonnie said for the thousandth time.
"Bonnie they aren't going to run out of wands. Let me finish getting the twins ready and then we can go." Ron said smiling at his daughter's eagerness as he tried to get shoes on two three year olds and failing miserably.
"We are never going to get there. This rate I doubt I'll get my things before Cadence graduates from his 7th year!" Bonnie said melodramatically and stomping off into the living room plotting herself down on the couch.
"Someone is anxious." Hermione said while holding a now fully dressed Abbey's hand.
"It's the wand. She can't wait to get her hands on one." Ron said proudly.
It was hard for his family originally to pay for his first wand and he ended up with a hand me down. He was so excited that he and Hermione were financially stable enough to afford new things for their children. Not the most expensive items but still new. He briefly thought of the island and how worn and torn their clothes became and how it wasn't like they could go to a store to get new ones.
"You pouted about not going to Hogwarts the entire year you turned 11. At one point I swore I thought you were going to attempt to swim to Hogwarts" Hermione said remembering a younger Ron who talked about nothing other than Hogwarts that year.
"Well we eventually made it didn't we?" Ron said smiling at his wife.
It was only a few more minutes and the Weasley family was off to Diagon Alley. Hermione never felt comfortable using the Flu with the younger ones since Ron and Hermione would have to go back and forth to travel with them. They decided the best way to make the trip was to go to the Leaky Cauldron entrance instead.
Ron tapped on the bricks with his wand causing the bricks to move to form an archway. It never ceased to amaze Bonnie how magnificent the Wizarding world was. Especially Diagon Alley filled with restaurants and shops, the owl emporium, Florean Fortescue's Ice cream Parlor, plus everything she needed for Hogwarts.
"We need to get your robes, Madam Malkin's is over…" Hermione began looking at the list
"Mom, please! Can I get my wand first?! I don't care about the robes just can I get my wand?!"
Hermione smiled at her daughter and knew she wouldn't want to do anything else until she got her wand. Bonnie looked at Ron who nodded and the Weasleys headed to Ollivanders. Walking through the large crowd witches and wizards getting their children items for school.
"Did you know that Mr. Ollivander's ancestors started selling wands in 382 B.C.? Can you think how many thousands of wands their family has created?" Bonnie said practically skipping toward the shop and opening the door only to crash right into someone with blonde hair. Bonnie stumbled backwards almost falling when a pair of hands reach around her waist to stop her.
"I am so sorry…"Bonnie began but after she looked up and saw who she bumped into she quickly backed away.
"Watch where you're going, Weasley!" Braton sneered brushing himself off as if she had covered him in dirt.
"Get off your high horse Malfoy." Bonnie said rolling her eyes. Ever since they were little Braton and Bonnie never got along. He was constantly teasing her and she was constantly getting back at him. It was a love to hate relationship for both the preteens.
Bonnie walked past him. He wasn't going to get to her today. Not the day she got her letter to Hogwarts. Bonnie looked around the small shop. The shop looked the same as it did for many years. A single solitary wand lying on a faded purple cushion in the dusty window, the tiny shop pretty much empty except for a spindly chair in the corner and thousands of narrow boxes containing wands piled up to the ceiling.
"Hello?" Bonnie asked softly
"Hello welcome, welcome, welcome." An old man with white hair said as he climbed down the incredibly high ladder.
"Ahh, Miss Weasley, I wondered when I would be seeing another Weasley bunch. Loyal, strong, and brave, I remember every wand I've ever sold, every single one… Mr. and Mrs. Weasley how nice to see you! Yes, yes, yes I remember your visits like it was just yesterday. Vine wood and dragon heartstring, took a few tries to find but that did the trick." Mr. Ollivander said looking at Hermione who nodded a smiled.
"And you Fourteen inches, willow, and a unicorn hair. I always knew those two wands were destined to be together. Mr. Ollivander said.
"Miss Weasley." Ollivander said while hurrying up the ladder in search of something.
"The wand chooses the wizard. That much has always been clear to those of us who have studied wandlore." He recited, much as he had in the past to many students.
"12 inches hazel and a thestral tail hair." He said handing her the wand. Before Bonnie even tried to give it a flick he immediately snatched it from her hands sputtering to himself before going back up the ladder.
"Not right at all… Here we are, Twelve inches, mahogany, and a unicorn hair. Give it a swish for me." Mr. Ollivander said handing her a new wand.
Bonnie quickly gave it a swish a red flame shot through the wand and the stack of papers on Mr. Ollivander's desk burst into flames. Mr. Ollivander jumped, muttering an incantation and quickly extinguished the fire.
"Happens all the time not to fret, not to fret" Mr. Ollivander said with a sigh, taking the wand back and climbing back up the later.
Bonnie never felt so frustrated in her entire life. She must have been the only witch in the world to try so many wands and none of them were the right one for her. Her father had taken her siblings, who were getting restless, outside to explore while Hermione waited patiently for the perfect wand for her daughter.
'I wonder." he said out loud, before retrieving another wand.
"This time I am sure of it." Mr. Ollivander said breathing heavily from going up and down the ladder.
Bonnie looked at her mother and crossed her fingers and gave it swish. What happened next was what Bonnie described later as the most amazing feeling she had ever felt. It was like a surge of magic went up her arm. She felt warmth around her cheeks and it was as if she didn't need Ollivander to tell her, this was her wand.
"That's very curious." Mr. Ollivander said.
"Sorry.. What's curious" Bonnie asked
"I've only made two of these wands in my life time, ten and a quarter inch, willow, swishy, very good for charm work. It's only curious that you would have the brother wand for Lilly Potter's." Ollivander began in which Bonnie smiled thinking about having a brother wand to someone as remarkable as Lilly Potter.
"It's just curious that I just sold the brother wand to James Potter's wand. Eleven inches, mahogany, excellent for transfiguration." Mr. Ollivander said with a significant look.
"Who did you sell it to?" Bonnie asked
"Young, Mr. Malfoy of course." Mr. Ollivander said.
Bonnie stared at him in shock. "Braton?"
What a great start to the story. I began this story many years ago and as I've grown older my writing has matured. I am attempting to re-write this story not to change the storyline or plot, but to help the story flow better. Improve on my grammar as well as the imagery. I will use a lot of dialogue from the books, especially descriptions of places. So I hope you like the story. Please review as it fuels me to continue this story and make it great.