Summary: Ron and Hermione's marriage ends in failure. Hermione is resigned to the fate of her relationship with him, and attempts to find some independence and rekindle her Dumbledore's Army skills through a series of self defense classes. But she runs into her old Hogwarts nemesis, how will her romantic life take a different turn? How will her friends and family react?
And how will a distant and aloof Draco Malfoy learn to love and trust with Hermione's help?
Rated Professors for sexual situations. The story is mostly Deathly Hallows compliant, even considering the epilogue.
This is lucca4 of Gryffindor submitting my entry for Rosmerta's Mini-Gauntlet being held in The Three Broomsticks over at the MNFF beta boards.
Thank you and hugs to the lovely Jess for reading this over, and to Alex, for everything ♥.
Winner of the 2012 Quicksilver Quill Award - Best Marauder-era Story.
I think this is extraordinary. I will definitely be looking for your other work. You took my favorite character and made her better, 10/10
Author's Response: This is such a lovely compliment - thank you, I am so glad that I didn't ruin Bella in any way. She is too intriguing of a character for that :). xx Ariana