Title: Door #2
Fandom: HP, ATS
Character(s): Hermoine, Doyle
“You were supposed to be his one.” Hermione doesn’t look away from the scene before her.
“We don’t know what happened, how fate was so twisted. We don’t know how the forces of evil got to Ginny, how they convinced her to make a deal.” She snorts at this, almost feeling sorry for the gentle looking man with the soft irish lilt in front of her. She knows full well the power of an angry teenage witch in love, knows that Ginny was no stranger to darkness thanks to Tom Riddle.
“You have 2 choices now Hermione.” She looks up at him for the first time. “Heaven or another champion.” The impact of her death seems to be hitting her.
“There are other champions of Light who need you as much or even more then Harry did, but no one will begrudge your reward for the work you’ve already done.” His voice is gentle and there is no pity or condesention. It makes the decision easier.
She’s not ready for her final reward, even if she is dead. She’s still too much of a fighter and an idealist to give up the good fight yet.
“Who would I be helping?”
He smiles at her, but she doesn’t understand the sorrow in his eyes.