Continued from here.Hermione wanted to tell Fred that she wasn't going to tell her any such thing when Rupert and Wesley walked into the room. She was glad when Wesley told Fred that her idea was brilliant, so that she'd realize that they were with her, no matter what."Of course we aren't, love," Rupert said. "Siedel didn't expect you to live through your ordeal, I'm sure. His sending you to another dimension was simply a convenient way to...make sure no one found you. And to keep his hands clean.""Fred," Hermione said, walking over to the bed and sitting down next to her. "He tried to take you away from me. The last time someone killed someone I loved, I..."She paused for a moment, looking down at her hands before looking up at Fred. She had never told anyone this before - not even Rupert knew. Only Harry did. And Harry had promised never to tell."When Ron died, I was lying on the floor in pain, his body right next to me, Voldemort nearby. Now, there are three spells that every witch and wizard are taught to never, ever use, no matter what the circumstances, on another witch or wizard. If they do, they're branded evil...wrong..." She took a deep breath. "The worst of the lot is Avada Kedavra, the killing curse. And when Ron fell next to me, I grabbed his wand because mine was being held by Voldemort...and I said it.""Hermione," Rupert said softly.She shrugged. "It didn't work...but I had to try." She reached out and pushed Fred's hair back from her face. "So I understand why you have to do this. He wanted to kill you, and he's killed others. He has to be stopped because I will not let him take you or the babies away from me. From us. So whatever you have to do, I'll be there with you.""As will I," Wesley said."And I," Rupert agreed. "But only if you want this, Fred. You're the one he hurt. You're the one who makes the decision how we proceed with this."
Hermione wrapped her arm around Fred's waist while Wesley found the spell to use to open the portal. Since it was a muggle spell, she wouldn't be able to say it - and it was Fred's right to say it anyway - but she had an idea of what she could do to help.While the guys got up and started to get dressed, she looked over at her fiancee, reaching up to tangle her hand in her hair as they kissed for several moments. "I love you too," she whispered back, caressing her neck gently.Once they parted, Hermioned leaned down and picked up her own clothes, quickly putting them on. As she ran her fingers through her hair, she looked over at Fred again, deciding to see what she thought of her idea."Fred, love, I know a spell that will keep Siedel immobilized," she told her. "If you want me to, I'll use it, so he won't be able to run away while you open the portal. Wesley or Rupert can push him in then."