Pica Scribit (pica_scribit) wrote in hpnowips,
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The Night Before - NC-17

Title: The Night Before
Author: pica_scribit
Rating: NC-17 (some chapters)
Warning: Hermione makes a bad decision under stressful emotional circumstances. This decision has proved very unpopular with Ron/Hermione fans, but I am not writing a fluffy romance here. People screw up sometimes, even with regard to those they love. Especially teenagers.
Word Count: 17,383 overall
Genre: Romance, Humour, Drama, Angst, Introspection
Characters: Ron, Hermione, Neville, Harry, Ginny, Remus, Ernie, Luna, Peter, Madeleine (OC), Lucius, Narcissa, Voldemort, Draco, Travers
Pairings: Ron/Hermione, Harry/Ginny, Remus/Hermione, Ernie/Luna, Peter/Madeleine, Lucius/Narcissa (mentioned: Neville/Harry/Ginny, Remus/Sirius, Regulus/Severus, Ernie/Justin, Draco/Fenrir)
Synopsis: A look into what various characters are up to on the eve of the final battle. AU diverging from canon at the end of OotP.
Timeline: June 1998
Disclaimer: I am not J. K. Rowling. I own nothing. Please don't sue me.
Author's Note: The Night Before is a spinoff from The Power of Two, Ch. 11. Feedback is my drug of choice. Please report any errors or inconsistencies.

Excerpt:
"Do we have to go through all the technical terminology?" Her tone now verged on impatience. "You know where babies come from, right?"

"Of course I do." His offended tone suggested that he did not see how this was relevant to the topic under discussion. "The man's potion goes in the woman's -- er -- cauldron, and they -- um -- stir it up and a new life starts."

Hermione could not decide whether to burst out laughing or give up and go back to bed. She stared at Ron in stunned amazement. "No! That's not -- it's because --" She shook her head. "Never mind. You just put this thing on and there's no baby, okay?"


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