The Long Road Title:The Long Road Characters:Hermione Granger, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Padma Patil Rating:PG-13 Disclaimer:I own nothing and make no profits. Word Count:331 A/N:written for a drabble meme on the au premise that Hermione is the next to rise up. Summery: After the war little changes and the purebloods still have the upper hand in society. Tired of losing while following the rules, Hermione decides to break them.
For years she follows the political route and debates with sexist men who look down on her opinion simply because she has breasts, and that is before they even realise she isn’t a pureblood. It feels like for every family that stood with Voldemort another was hidden away biding its time and has now appeared to cause all sorts of new trouble. Hermione only wants to make things better and people just seem so offended at the idea of change and reform. It reminds her of her muggle history texts and Dark Age feuds from the past. No one wants to give in even a little in case they end up losing it all. More and more she wonders if they just need a little reminder in the right direction.
The scar throbs on her arm sometimes, still sensitive after all these years, like a reminder that they gave so they can damn well take. Change comes slowly after she decides that she will just have to make it happen herself. There are plenty of disgruntled muggleborns bitter about their lack of chances or still out for revenge after what they saw in the war. So many of the politicians bought their seats in government and paid even more to keep them after the war, so she doesn’t feel as guilty about removing them by force. Padma Patil wins one of the seats that are opened up and it eases Hermione’s conscious about what Justin had to do to convince Cornfoot to leave.
Sometimes she wonders if she has become the very thing she grew up despising but no she convinces herself otherwise. She convinces herself that she is doing it for good and so it is all different. She is not like them. She is too clever to fall down a road to darkness. After all, she is the brightest witch of her age as they say. They just happen to now also say that she is the most dangerous.