Hermione Cullen

Chapter 2

"What on earth!" Mrs. Granger exclaimed as her husband fell out of his chair onto the hardwood floor.

"I knew he would take bad, Mum. I told you!" Hermione exclaimed as they both crowded around the man-lump on the floor.

"He didn't even read it though. Why would an envelope make him ill? What should be do?" Mrs. Granger wondered aloud, looking around the dining room trying to find something to revive her husband.

"Do you think we should splash him with some water?" Hermione asked. She stood to grab her water glass off of the table and went toward her father.

"That...that won't be necessary," came the weak voice of her father.

"Dear, are you alright?"Mrs. Granger fussed over Mr. Granger as he sat up to climb back into his chair.

"I'm fine," he said, unconvincingly as he took a drink of water. I think I'll need something stronger then this to get through this. Mr. Granger thought as he headed to the cabinet that held the liquor that was hardly brought out, except for the holidays. He poured himself of something clear, throw it down his throat, and did the process twice more.

"That's better," he said, sounding better as he took his seat again, with bottle in hand.

"Dad?" Hermione whispered, kind of scared. She had never seen her father drink so much, so quickly. I wonder what about this envelope has got him so bothered, she thought.

Aloud she said, "Dad, you didn't even open the envelope. You don't even know whats inside. Why are you so upset?"

Taking a deep breath, he picked up the envelope, pushing the bottle away.

"I'm sorry you had to see that. This was something that I thought might happen, but I had been hoping that it wouldn't. I've been looking for the signs in you," he said looking at Hermione. "But I haven't seen anything different. I mean yes, you are brilliant, but there is nothing un-Muggle about you. I should have KNOWN. This is so aggravating." he exclaimed, throwing the envelope down.

"What?" Mrs. Granger asked.

"Whats a mogal?" Hermione tried to pronounce.

"Muggle, dear. Oh, I'm sorry," he patted each of their hands. Then picking the envelope back up and looked at it. His eyes got a far off look, as if remembering another time. Then, he smiled, looked at Hermione and then at his wife, with an apologetic look on his face.

"When you married me, you had no idea what you got yourself into. And for that I'm sorry. I just hope that you still love me after the tale that I'm about to tell you. And Hermione I don't need to look in that envelope to know who its from, or where its from. For you see," he said, pushing his glasses back up his nose, "Hogwarts was once my home."

Thank you so much for everyone who has read this story so far. Your awesome. So I'm going to take a little bit of something from one of my favorite authors. For every review that she gets that does not just say great story or update soon she gives us a treat. She gives us a little bit of a sneak peak...so I'm going to do that too. Also, one more thing...do you think I should name Mr. and Mrs. Granger? I don't remember reading that they had first names in the books. If you know that they DO please let me know. If not, what do you think their name should be? Thanks for your in put. And I promise that I won't always write this long of an authors note often. Happy reading!