The story is placed in the trio's 7th year, but it disregards the Half-Blood Prince.
This story will be mostly told from Hermione's POV. If it does change POV it will be indicated by *someone's POV* as will flashbacks and dreams.
*Flashback* July 29
My family is planning a surprise birthday party for Harry, and we wanted to invite you to come. We are having it at Fred and George's shop then heading over to a condo by a wizarding beach. Please tell us if you want to come. We'll pick you up on July 31st! Bring a bathing suit and a bunch of clothes. If you want you can stay here for the rest of the summer. Harry's staying. Send Pig back ASAP.
I sent the owl back saying I would love to help with Harry's party, and asked what time to expect him. Ron and I had broken up a while ago. I didn't want to be in a relationship and neither did he. He then hooked up with Luna Lovegood. They are so perfect for each other. Of course I was upset at first, but I realized I didn't like Ron more than a brother. I was glad. I didn't have anymore stress now. But now I was the only one of my friends who was single.
I got a short reply from Ron saying he would pick me up around six. I went to sleep thinking about the party. After packing my clothes, school supplies, and books of course.
*End Flashback* July 31
I woke up and started to change into my everyday outfit, jean shorts and a tee. I was pulling on my tee shirt when I glanced at the mirror. I froze. All across my stomach and around my back was a tattoo of a snake, a huge black snake. I fell.
I woke up on the floor with a huge headache. It all came back to me. The tattoo. I didn't recognize it from any of the books I had read, but I knew it was bad. Really bad. Voldemort bad. I wanted to tell someone, but I couldn't. What if it was too bad? I had to hide it.
I looked at my clock. It was 5:50! Ron would be here in ten minutes! I had to change. My outfit might reveal the tattoo. I changed into a long sleeved shirt and jeans. I knew I looked suspicious and the heat would kill me. I put my worries aside so I could pull myself together. I levitated my trunk downstairs and grabbed Harry's present, a book called Hogwarts' Quidditch Records. The moment I was downstairs, the doorbell rang. My parents were out of town for the week so I didn't have to say goodbye a thousand times.
I opened the door and standing there were four red heads, two blondes, and a blindfolded raven haired boy. Maybe I should elaborate. Ron, Ginny, Fred, George, Luna, Malfoy, and Harry.
"Hey guys. Malfoy, what are you doing here?" I felt my hand twitch toward my wand.
"Hermione, how are you? Can you tell them to take this blindfold off of me?" Harry asked cutting me off.
"Sorry, Harry, but we will later. I'm good, but will someone tell me why Ferret's at my house. Wait, I forgot. Security questions. Ron, what did I give you for Christmas 5th year?"
"Good, Harry what's your patronus' form?"
"Good." I paused, "Malfoy, what are you doing here?"
"Questions later. We got to go now." Malfoy stomped out the door. I grabbed Ginny and Harry's hand and apparated them to Fred and George's shop.
"Harry, you can take it off now." I said. He ripped it off and everyone shouted surprise! Harry stood there with his mouth agape. I handed him my present, and everyone started bringing theirs up. Well everyone except Malfoy that is. Harry opened mine and hugged my saying he had been looking for the same book.
After presents and cake we cleaned up and started to get ready to head over to the condo. I went to the bathroom, locked the door, and started to panic. I lifted up my shirt and saw the sickening tattoo. I couldn't swim; I knew the bathing suit wouldn't conceal the tattoo. I made up excuses to use before I went out. I had only just stepped out of the bathroom, when a hand grabbed my shoulder. I spun around so quick with my wand drawn.
"Granger, it's only me." Malfoy declared a smirk decorating his face.
"All the more reason to have my wand drawn." I replied just as cooly. His smirk grew.
"Have you noticed it's July?" He asked sarcastically.
"Yes, I have. Your point being?"
"Look it's ninety degrees outside, and you're dressed so heavily that you're bound to pass out any second."
"I can dress any way I want, Malfoy." A wave of dizziness washed over me.
"Time to go swimming!" Fred shouted. Everyone apparated over to the condo. All the girls ran upstairs to change, but I lagged behind. Harry grabbed my shoulder gently.
"Hermione, what is up with you? Why are you acting so odd? And why are you dressed that way?" He asked.
"I'm not feeling so well right now. Not really physically, but more of just a bad feeling."
"Do you want to talk about it? Or if you prefer I can get Ginny."
"Harry, I'm fine. I think I'm just going to sit out of the swimming for a while."
"Alright, Mione, but you're not going to like your company."
"Harry, what are you talking about?"
"Well besides you only one person is sitting out. Care to guess?"
"Hermione, you know who I mean."
"Yup." He paused. "If he bothers you, tell me."
"Fine macho man." I turned to head upstairs before he could ask m anything else. I felt horrible lying to Harry. Why couldn't I tell them?
I was so caught up in my thoughts, that I ran into someone. I started to fall when the person caught me. Whoever it was I could tell was strong and athletic, they caught me so fast. They pulled my into a standing position.
"I'm sorry I wasn't watching where I was going. Thank yo-" I cut off. Blonde hair... Grey eyes... Smirk... I shoved him away from me. "Watch where you're going!" I yelled at him, but the damage was done. One of his arms was still around my waist. The dizzy feeling came over me again, this time stronger.