This is a Herculean Thing

Summary: Ginny was killed during the Final Battle, leaving Harry to deal with his grief by leaving England and started new life in America. Hermione, thinking Harry would need someone by his side, decided to move with him and drag her boyfriend, Draco Malfoy with her. There, he met a shape-shifter that maybe would heal his wound.

Chapter 1


Harry turned around when he heard a female voice called. He saw his best friends were standing on the door way, waiting for him to come out from his room in Grimmauld Place. He had decided to live there for few months after the final battle. Harry stood up and walked to them, dragging his big trunk behind him.

"Are you ready?" Hermione asked softly. Harry looked up and gave her a sad smile before nodded. The Golden Trio walked out of Sirius's former house. The dark sky and cold eyed greeted them as they step outside.

"Are you sure you won't come with us, Ron?" Harry turned his gaze to Ronald who shook his head sadly.

"No, Mum is still having a nightmare about Fred and Ginny's death so Dad said that it's best not to let any of her children to leave from her side. I'm sorry, Harry but once you give me your address I'll visit you. I promise" Ron said, clapping his hand on Harry's shoulder.

Harry nodded, telling him that he understood about the Weasley's situation. He was still depressed by Ginny's death but he knew that Ginny would hex him if he didn't move on. She must be wanted him to continue his life and be happy, even not with her. But, living in community that always reminded him of her made everything so hard. So, when Hermione suggested that he could move from England and started a new life somewhere, he welcomed it whole heartily.

"Bye mate. Take care" Ron hugged Harry and Hermione before he apparated to the Burrow. Hermione grabbed Harry's hand and together they apparated to Malfoy Manor.

"Where have you been? I have been waiting here for almost two hours!" Draco said annoyed at the two. He was leaning on the Malfoy Manor Gate when the two of the Golden Trion apparated meters from him. Hermione rolled her eyes.

"Don't be such a git, Draco. I have told you that maybe we'll be late" Hermione glared at her boyfriend.

"Yeah but I didn't expect that you'll be late for two hours! Now, get your asses here so we can leave" Draco said, crossing his arms across his chest. Harry smiled in amusement before followed Hermione. He grabbed Hermione's other hand and the three of them apparated.

"Draco, where are we?" Hermione looked around frantically. They landed in the middle of nowhere with darkness surrounding them. Harry looked around curiously. They were obviously in the middle of a forest when he saw trees everywhere. He hoped they weren't in Amazon forest; the anacondas awfully reminded him of Nagini.

The pureblood Slytherin ignored her panic question and made his way to some direction. Hermione waved her wand so their trunks would follow them wherever they went before grabbed Harry's hand and dragged him. After walking for few minutes, they saw a big beautiful white house stood proudly in front of them. It was so beautiful with darkness surrounding it and also clear night sky full with full moon and twinkle stars above.

"Is that our house?" Hermione asked, turning her excited eyes to Draco who was smiling. Hermione squealed and hugged him before ran to the house. Harry chuckled at her unusual child-like attitude.

"How did you find this house, Draco? And in the middle of forest none less" Harry asked her newest best friend.

His view of the Malfoy prat, as he called him before, changed when he suddenly appeared in Grimmauld Place on time when Harry was brought in by Mad-Eyed Moody. All the member of Order of the Phoenix was there, when Draco came into the kitchen looking for Dumbledore, telling him that Voldemort was staying in his Manor and planning on something. They discovered that Dumbledore had made him along with Lucius Malfoy as spy. Since Lucius Malfoy was Voldemort's right hand, he would be most useful member for the Order and Draco could be his messenger when Lucius didn't have time to get a connection with them.

It made Draco the newest member of the Order as well as Harry's new best friend behind their little drama fights in school. He was the one who informed Harry whenever Umbridge was patrolling around so she wouldn't be able to catch DA member and purposely let go of Ginny so she could hex Crabbe and Goyle when Umbridge were heading to Forbidden Forest with Harry, Ron and Hermione. Also since Draco was always around Grimmauld Place when he could escape from his Manor, he and Hermione became closer. They began dating in the middle of their fifth year. Ron fainted when he found out about it.

"Well, actually it was one of Malfoy Mansions in France. I asked my Father to help me move it here. I have to make sure we won't live like a peasant, Potter. I don't mind if it's you but me and Hermione? No way!" Draco said without looking at him. Harry laughed and shook his head when he heard that. He should have expected that.

Draco took the key from his pocket and opened the door. Harry and Hermione stared in awe when they walked in house. The house was obviously smaller than Draco's Manor but it was still so big. They were greeted by a large living room with some exclusive sofas above a wide maroon carpet, big candles and few paintings of beautiful scenery of Wizarding World were adorning the wall. They made their way to family room as Draco called it and Slytherin was the theme of the room. A great mix of silver and green filled the room's wall. There are three comfortable-looking elegant sofas with some fluffy nice pillows in each of them. They made a U position with the largest facing the fireplace. Beneath them, a comfortable dark green carpet was covering the cold marble floor. It was the best place to cuddle and maybe sleeping beside bedroom. A big picture of Malfoy Family (Lucius, Narcissa and Draco) was hung above a big fireplace. On the left, large bookshelves filled with books stood proudly. Draco guided the stunned Harry and Hermione into a hallway and they saw a big dinning table beside a nice luxurious kitchen.

"Bottle" Draco called and soon a brownish house elf appeared in the middle of the kitchen.

"Good afternoon, Mister Malfoy" the elf bowed deeply until her long nose touched the floor.

"Draco, you have a house elf?" Hermione exclaimed loudly.

"Yes, why?" Draco asked confused. Hermione put her hands on her hip.

"Draco, you do know that slavery is bad, right? Wait, do you even know what slavery is? Slavery is cruel and it crosses the human right, well house elf isn't a human, but still. They deserve to get paid and a nice life, not always being own by wizards to take care of everything in their houses; get beaten if the makes mistakes, everyone make mistake in this world. That's unfair! No wonder many purebloods become such a mama's boy or daddy's girl. They always are being dependent because they have house elf to serve them. If you free them then you can learned to do anything in your own. That makes you capable of doing many things" Hermione began to pace around. Harry held back a laugh when he saw Draco's confusion look. He obviously didn't know about Hermione's ambition of S.P.E.W.

"Hermione!" Draco tried to get his girlfriend's attention.

"Bottle is a free house elf, okay! She is the one who take care of me since I was baby. So I don't want to see her always gets beaten by my father like Dobby so I free her. She doesn't want to leave so I let her works for me but I pay her, understand?" Draco explained. Hermione looked at him doubtfully and turned her eyes to Bottle.

"Is that true, Bottle-dear?" Draco raised an eyebrow and turned to Harry when he heard word 'dear' from her mouth. Harry was trying his hardest not to laugh.

"Yes, Miss. Mister Malfoy is right." The elf said. Hermione nodded her head.

"Bottle, please bring Hermione to her room." Draco said. Bottle took Hermione's trunk.

"Come on, Miss Hermione. Bottle will bring you to the room" Hermione cast a look at Draco before walked away. Draco sighed and shook his head. How he fell in love with Hermione Granger was the biggest unsolved mystery in his life.

"Come one, Harry" Draco said as he headed to where Hermione headed. They climbed up the stairs and took the right while Hermione took the left.

"Harry, what's wrong with Hermione and house elf?" He asked as he opened the door of Harry's room. Harry chuckled.

"Oh, Hermione has this view of house elf. She thinks that all the creatures in Wizarding World have to be treated the same. No slavery and no forces. She even built an S.P.E.W, an organization to defend house elf, when we were in fourth year. How come you didn't know? You guys began dating since fifth year." Harry asked, waving his wand to create his own version of bedroom.

"She never said anything about it. All she talked about organization was always Dumbledore Army and how Ministry was so cruel, trying to interfere Hogwarts. She never said anything about spew" Draco said, raising an eyebrow when the plain white room now changed into Gryffindors theme.

"Maybe because no one wanted to join" Harry said, crossing his arms across his chest and looked at his work proudly.

"It looks like Gryffindor Common Room" Draco commented.

"How do you know what Gryffindors Common Room looks like?"Harry turned his head to the Slytherin Prince. Draco smirked at him and Harry shook his head and muttered 'never mind'. He didn't want to know anymore.

"My room is next to yours. Dinner will be served in an hour, I think. You can take a rest and skipped dinner if you want" Draco said before leaving the room.

Harry began to unpack. He put his clothes into the big drawer, which half already filled with some simple yet expensive clothes and few suits, hung some pictures on the wall and also put some pictures on the big table on the corner. He took Ginny's pictured in his hand and opened the large window, which led to a balcony. He stared at the beautiful sight of his new home.

"It's beautiful, Ginny. I hope you can see this too" He whispered, caressing Ginny's picture in his hand. Harry sighed and walked back to the room. He threw his body onto the queen sized bed and closed his eyes. When gentle breeze visited the room and greeted him softly, Harry accepted its invitation into the dreamland.


AN: Okay, this is my second X-over after the Salvage ( JacobXLuna). I hope you like it and review please (^_^)