A/N: Thanks for all the great reviews! And also, I make Hermione worse off than in the book because I want to show how Ron would act.

Ron pulled a chair up to Hermione's bedside, waiting for Fleur, and took the limp, cold hand of the love of his life.

Ron looked at Hermione's pale face and felt almost as if he was going to be sick.

"I'm so sorry Hermione," he whispered to her softly, looking down at his hands, which were still wrapped around her small one, "I couldn't get to you. I tried. I can't imagine losing you. I l-"



Hermione coughed twice and the then inhaled sharply. Ron leaned forward and set her hand gently back on the bed, incase she didn't want him to be holding it.

"Hermione," he said gently, "Hermione, it's okay, we're safe now. Can you open your eyes?"

Hermione slowly opened her eye and blinked a few times to adjust to the light. Ron's face broke into a smile for the first time in a while.


Hermione blinked several times as she tries to adjust to the light. She tilted her head toward the right and saw Ron smiling at her. She tried to smile back, but it was hard because she felt horrible.

It felt as if someone was sitting on head and she ached all over and there were stabbing pains in what seemed to be random parts of her body. Her right arm hurt extra and her ribcage was excruciatingly painful. She felt weak and was shaking all over.

"Ronald Weezley!" Ron noticeably jumped at the sound of Fleur entering the room, "You were supposed to tell moi when she was awake."

"Sorry," he mumbled at her.

"Out. I must cheek 'ow 'ermione iz." Fleur told Ron. Ron looked as if he was about to argue, but Fleur's stern look made him keep his mouth closed. Ron looked back at Hermione as he walked out, but Hermione didn't even have the energy to smile at him.

Fleur closed the door and turned her attention to Hermione.

"Fleur?" Hermione thought, "Why her? Where are we? Where's Harry?"

"Can you move at all, 'ermione?" Fleur asked her, sitting on the edge of her bed.

Hermione tried to push herself into a sitting position, but immediately felt a sharp pain in her side and collapsed back onto the pillows.

"Oh my, dear." Fleur said softly. She began to remove the pieces of crystal from Hermione's skin and hair and applied Dittany to her neck and wounds. Fleur bandaged Hermione's right arm, but when she went to turn Hermione over to fix her injuries that were on her back, Hermione inhaled sharply at an excruciating pain hit her hard in the chest. She fell into a coughing fit that also brought up a small amount of blood.

Fleur gave Hermione a drink of a potion that immediately made her coughing cease and numbed the pain some. This allowed Fleur to heal all of Hermione's wounds and help her into a clean dressing gown.

Hermione laid back down into bed and although she did feel a little better, she was still weak and tired.

She thanked Fleur for helping her and the Fleur left. She turned the light off on the way out so Hermione could get some rest.

Hermione laid in bed and she was overcome by loneliness and fear. She was terrified about what had happened. She was scared for Harry, the Weasleys, and Ron. Ron. Hermione wanted him to be there with her. She knew he could make her feel better. Hermione felt tears running down her face. She was in pain and traumatized about what happened to her. She laid there until she cried herself to sleep, thinking of the love of her life.

A/N: Suggestion and reviews welcome! Thanks to rhmac12 for all of the great feedback! Keep it up!