''Open Wide the Gates of Time; Harry'' by Seel'vor

'Open Wide the - Open Wide the Gates of Time Harry Disclaimer Harry Potter is the intellectual property of JK Rowling and the fiscal property of JK

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Open Wide the Gates of Time: Harry” Disclaimer: Harry Potter is the intellectual property of JK Rowling, and the fiscal property of JK Rowling, Bloomsbury Publishing, and Warner Bros. No profit has been made from this work. Author’s Note: This one-shot was inspired by AndrewsQuill’s story “From the Ashes”, a Harry/Susan Bones fic (by the look of it) where Hermione dies after the battle in the DoM. I’ve nicked the basic concept, ‘cause it’s one I’ve never thought of, tweaked it, and this is it. If you haven’t read AndrewsQuill’s stories, go and read them now, especially “Dark Lord Rising”. It’s an absolutely cracking story. Silencio! ” cried Hermione and the man’s voice was extinguished. He continued to mouth through the hole in his mask, but no sound came out. He was thrust aside by his fellow Death Eater. Petrificus Totalus! ” shouted Harry, as the second Death Eater raised his wand. His arms and legs snapped together and he fell forwards, face down on to the rug at Harry’s feet, stiff as a board and unable to move. Well done, Ha-” But the Death Eater Hermione had just struck dumb made a sudden slashing movement with his wand; a streak of what looked like purple flame passed right across Hermione’s chest. She gave a tiny “Oh!” as though of surprise and crumpled on to the floor, where she lay motionless. Hermione! ” Harry roared, forgetting everything that was happening around him as he saw her fall. He quickly bolted forward, near-throwing himself to his knees as he looked down at the wet mess that used to be smooth flesh. He reached out with a shaking hand to her throat, feeling for her carotid artery. For a moment that lasted an eternity, he couldn’t feel anything. He didn’t notice Neville kneeling next to him, reach for the other pulse on Hermione’s neck. Dat’s a pulse, Harry. ..” Neville said after a moment. “I’b sure of it.” Harry didn’t feel relief, as he expected he would. All he could feel was a mind-numbing, spirit-crushing despair at seeing Hermione casually dropped during the battle. He turned his head slightly, staring at the Death Eater with pure malice. The Death Eater reached up and tore off his mask, revealing the long, pale, twisted face
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of Antonin Dolohov. He gestured at Hermione, then at Harry, then at Harry again. Even though he was still silenced, his meaning was clear. Harry stood, his free hand clenching spasmodically as he stalked forward, intent on ending the scum-sucking dickhead. He was robbed of the chance as Neville managed his first non-verbal spell, sending a weak-but-adequate stunner spell at Dolohov’s maniacally grinning face. He slumped backwards, out of the fight. .. for now. Together, Harry and Neville picked up Hermione, having no time to be gentle, as they
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2010 for the course ENGL 1175 taught by Professor Luongthedung during the Spring '10 term at Hanoi University of Technology.

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