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Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) [userpic]
by Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
at September 9th, 2006 (01:46 am)
confused

current mood: confused

Continued from here



There was a light rain falling as Fred woke up from her nap. Rubbing her eyes, she slowly sat up and looked around the empty room. It seemed quiet and she wondered if the rest of them had left to get something or they were just being quiet so she could nap - something she did a lot of now. But, according to her baby books, the second trimester would be better and she wouldn't be tired all the time. One could hope.

After running her fingers through her hair, she got out of Wesley's bed and stepped around some boxes. They had finally decided to buy the house and was just waiting for some minor repairs to be done before moving in. Fred couldn't wait, considering Hermione and her practically lived with Wesley and Rupert now.

When she opened up the bedroom door, she saw Wesley sitting on the couch. He was clearly upset about something so she went over to him. "What's wrong, Wesley?" she asked, sitting next to him.

"I...Buffy was just here and she..."

"Buffy? Is something wrong? Is it the First?" Fred asked.

"No. It's...it was about Rupert and Hermione," Wesley said as he gave a pained look. "She thought we should know what they've been doing....Fred, they want to take the baby away when it's born."

Fred gave Wesley and wide-eyed look and shook her head. "Buffy's wrong! They wouldn't do that to us!" she said, shaking her head.

"I don't know. They keep disappearing together and why would Buffy lie about it? Plus, whenever we leave, we almost always find them in bed together when we get home. We never do that to them. Bloody hell, I should've seen this coming," he muttered as he buried his face in his hands.

Fred didn't know what to think. Wesley was right - Hermione and Rupert had been spending a lot of time together. But that wasn't what was bugging Fred at that moment. Ever since she'd found out she was pregnant, the connection between Hermione and her had disappeared. She knew she wasn't doing it so it had to be Hermione. She was purposely cutting off their connection! But still, Fred didn't know if she should believe it or not.

"Wesley...Buffy might be mistaken. How about we give them the benefit of the doubt and see how things go, okay?" she whispered as she rubbed his back.

All Wesley could do was nod.

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Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 10th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
Me - Embarrassed

"You're sure that Fred has no idea we're doing this?" Rupert asked.

Hermione nodded and gave him a smile. "Pretty sure. At least she hasn't said anything to indicate that she might. I hope she doesn't."

"It would rather ruin the surprise."

Nodding, she stood back and looked at what was going to be the nursery in the house once they moved in. They had decided that since the place needed some redecorating in addition to the minor repairs, they would surprise both Fred and Wesley by having it done before they moved in. They were using magic to make it go faster and hoped to have everything by the end of the week. The downstairs was pretty much finished. They just wanted to get the nursery ready for furniture and other accessories. Then they'd tackle everything else, which was going to be the biggest project.

They had decided they were going to put the master bedroom in the large loft area on the third floor since it was the largest room and the four of them had become rather accustomed to staying together over the last few weeks. However, they were planning on turning two of the other rooms on this floor into special rooms for each couple for when they wanted to spend time alone.

Hermione couldn't wait to see how Fred would react when she saw the completed house.

"Croceus," she said, tapping her wand against the wall, which turned a soft yellow color from the pink it had been. "What about that? Gender neutral, so it'll work for a boy or girl."

"Perfect," Giles said with a nod. "We're still going to Diagon Alley once we finish with the house but before we show Wesley and Fred, right?"

She nodded. "Yeah. I'm starting to get a little concerned about my connection with Fred. I don't want to concern her in case it's nothing, but it's just...not there like it used to be. I thought it was because she got better control at first, but now...I'm hoping the scrolls might be able to say whether it's because of the pregnancy. Also..." She took a deep breath. "There's something I want you to help me with while we're there."

"What's that?"

"Help me find a ring for Fred."

Giles turned and gave her a big grin. "Really?"

She nodded.

"You're going to ask her?"

"After we show them the house."

"Oh, Hermione, that's wonderful," he said, giving her a hug. Pulling back, he gave her a soft kiss. "C'mon...let's get this done."

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: September 10th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
Fred - Crying

"Fred? Are you all right?"

After thinking more about how Hermione had been acting around her, Fred had retreated back into the bedroom for some alone time. When she heard Wesley's face, she turned toward the closed door and said, "I'm fine. You can come in if you want, Wesley."

The door open and Wesley stepped in. When he saw Fred curled up on the bed, he went to her and spooned her. "It's all right, love. I won't let them take our baby away from us," he whispered as he placed his hand on her stomach. "No one will hurt us."

"It's all making sense now," Fred whispered. "The connection between Hermione and I has been gone for weeks and she never asked me about it. She must be stopping it because she doesn't love me anymore." Tears slid down her face and she started to sob. "And-and Rupert and her are always whispering stuff. How could they do this to us, Wesley? I thought we all loved each other."

"Shhh, it's all right, Fred. I'm still here and I still love you," Wesley quietly said.

"Really?" Fred asked as she turned over.

Wesley smiled and softly kissed her. "I'll never leave you, Fred. I promise," he said as he held her.

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 11th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
Me - Worried

"Are you all right, Hermione?" Rupert asked as they stood in front of the fireplace of the new house, which they had finally finished. A fire burned there - they had just connected it to the wizarding world floo network so they could use it to go to Diagon Alley in England.

"I..." Sighing, she looked up at him and shrugged. "I'm...I'm worried about Fred. I haven't been able to talk to her much recently because we've been so busy with the house, and I...I don't know. She usually asleep when we get home, and I can't...I don't even know what she's..."

"Ssshhh," he said softly, pulling her into a hug. "Things have been stressful with the house and the research and not knowing what's going on with your connection to her, I know. We'll get the scrolls, and then we can at least figure out what to do from there."

She nodded, taking a deep breath. "And we'll finally be able to show them what we've been doing here."

"Yes, love. I know they'll love it. Now, come on. Sooner we get there, sooner we can get everything and come back."

Throwing some floo powder onto the fire, Hermione called out for Gringotts in Diagon Alley, and moments later, she and Rupert were there, coming out of the fire in the bank's lobby. They headed up to the counter and soon were taken down to the vault they had hired to hold the scrolls.

"Here they are," Hermione said, picking them up. Part of her wanted to immediately start going through them, but she realized that she wouldn't know where to start at the moment. Instead, she put them in her bag and shrunk it down.

"Ready to go ring shopping now?" Rupert asked as they walked out of the bank and into the bustling crowds of the Alley. Hermione noticed kids hurrying through with their parents, getting everything they needed for the new school year at Hogwarts and stopped for a moment, a faraway look on her face. Rupert stopped and put a hand on her arm. "Hermione?"

"What?" she asked, looking up at him. "Oh...yes...ring." She smiled, thinking about the fact that she was going to be asking Fred to marry her and pushing some of the memories that had just come back to mind aside. "Yes. Let's go."

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: September 11th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
Fred - Crying

Fred laid on the bed as she ran her hand over the small swell of her stomach. According to the baby books she shouldn't be showing yet but she was. But, she had also read that every pregnancy was different. Maybe there was a reason why she was showing sooner than expected. She didn't know and at the moment her thoughts were Hermione.

Something was off. Their connection was no longer there, and she was sure Hermione was doing it on purpose. Her girlfriend had taken up to spending more time with Rupert than she did with her. They rarely talked anymore and the only comfort she got was from Wesley.

With a sigh, she rolled over on her side. She was about to fall asleep when the bedroom door opened. She looked at Wesley and furrowed her brow. He looked awfully pale. "What's wrong?" she asked.

"Rupert...he...Hermione and him didn't got to England! They...he was just out in the hallway and he said he's getting an attorney so they can take the baby from us. Plus, they're getting married," he said as he rushed around and started to pack two bags - one for Fred and one for him.

Fred wanted to ask if he was sure, but she could see the hurt in his eyes. "Oh god," she said, getting off the bed. "They won't take the baby from us. I promise." She started to help Wesley pack their bags, while Wesley wrote a note that simply said they were leaving in order to protect the baby from Rupert and Hermione. And once everything was packed, they left the apartment.

An hour later, they were at a small motel that was up the coast from LA. Once they were checked in, and in the room, they curled up on the bed and held each other, both broken hearted over Rupert and Hermione's actions.

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 13th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
Me - Distraught

"This is the one," Hermione said with a smile, pointing to the ring.

"It's beautiful, love," Rupert told her as the shop keeper put the ring in a box with a small scroll that included a spell for resizing it. Once Hermione had paid for the ring and taken the box from the man, they walked back out into Diagon Alley toward the Leaky Cauldron. It was the easiest place to go for return floo journeys. "Have you decided how you're going to ask?"

"I'm not sure. I wanted to do something special. Maybe go to the park where we first kissed after we show them the house." She blushed a bit and shrugged. "Just as long as she says yes, I guess where doesn't matter."

"That's very true. After all, you're talking to the man who asked his husband in a hospital room."

Grinning, Hermione took Rupert's arm and they headed out of the alley and into the pub. She kept her head down, seeing a few people that she recognized, including the governor. Since she had been gone from the British wizarding world so long, she didn't want to get into a discussion about where she had been and why. Besides, she wanted to get back to her girlfriend, so they could show her and Wesley the house.

Soon they were back at the house, and they went out to the car Rupert had purchased a few weeks before, heading for the flat. Something struck Hermione as very wrong, though, when they walked in.

It was too quiet.

"Fred?"

"Wesley, love?" Rupert called out. Suddenly, he spotted the note sitting there and picked it. "They've probably just nipped out for--what the bloody hell?"

"Rupert?" Hermione asked, feeling her heart pounding in her chest as she tried to see what was written on it.

"'Rupert - You may be leaving us for each other, but we're not going to let you and Hermione take the baby from us too, so we've gone. Don't try to find us. - Wesley and Fred.'"

"Wha--what?" She grabbed the chair in front of her, feeling as though her world had just been knocked off it's axis. She had heard him wrong. She had to have heard him wrong. Wesley and Fred didn't think that they were planning to leave them. She felt like her chest was caught in a vice and she couldn't breathe. "Fred?

"Why would they...?" He pulled out his mobile and tried to call Wesley, but no one answered. "It's off. I don't understand what's going on. They think we were leaving them?"

"FRED!" Hermione called out, finally moving and looking through the flat as though she might find her hidding in one of the closets. She felt herself getting more and more agitated. Fred was gone, and their connection was broken. She had no idea whether the note was real or if someone had kidnapped them and forced them to write that. "What if they've been taken? Oh, God, what if--there are Death Eaters still out there. What if they found me? What if they found Fred? What if they took her and Wesley to hurt us?"

"Hermione, we don't--."

Before Rupert could finish, Hermione pulled out her wand and went to find one of Fred's shirts. After putting it on, she started a locating spell. Immediately, she found herself being pulled to a motel somewhere up the coast. She had just seen the name when she let out a cry, unable to hold the spell, and suddenly, she crashed to the floor in the flat. As she did, she heard something snap.

"Hermione!"

"I...I..." She tried to sit up, only to find the world spinning and everything going black.

When she woke up, she was lying in a hospital bed, Rupert sitting next to her, his head buried in his hands. A cast was on her arm.

"Rupert," she whispered.

"Oh, Hermione. Thank God," he said softly. "When you collapsed after trying that spell, I didn't know what to do, so I brought you here. They said you broke your arm."

"Fred and Wesley?"

He shook his head. "I don't know."

"They're in a Motel 6. I managed to see it before I lost control. It's up the coast toward Sunnydale. We passed it, I remember."

"We'll--."

"Go find them, Rupert." Tears came to her eyes. She needed Fred to be there. She didn't want to wait however long it might be before they let her out of here. "I'll be fine. Go find them. Please!"

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: September 13th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 14th, 2006 01:45 am (UTC)

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: September 14th, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 15th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: September 15th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 16th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: September 17th, 2006 06:57 am (UTC)

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 20th, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
Me - With You

"Sssshhh, love," Hermione whispered, pulling Fred to her and holding her tight. She didn't want to let her go ever again. "You're not going to lose me. You're never going to lose me."

She ran her hand through Fred's hair and closed her eyes. Part of her was hurt that Fred could think that she might leave her, but at the same time, she had read all the accounts of the First's visits to people, how real they had seemed. And choosing two people that had died but were still actually alive...she couldn't imagine...

She was just glad that Fred and the babies were okay. They could work everything else out. "We'll be okay," she promised her.

Rupert and Wesley came back over, Wesley still obviously upset even though Rupert had his hand resting on the small of his husband's back. "We were thinking we should go home. This...this isn't exactly the best place to talk. And I do think we need to."

Hermione nodded before looking over at her girlfriend. "I'm ready to get out of here," she agreed. She desperately wanted to see a medi-witch about her arm, but she was more worried about healing their family, making sure that all of them were all right. "Let's go home."

As they walked out of the room, Hermione kept her good arm around Fred.

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: September 20th, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
Fred - As if

Fred was relieved when Hermione told her things would be okay. She had been so afraid that Hermione would dump her. "Thank you," she whispered as they walked out of the room.

When they got to the cars, Fred wiped her eyes and looked at all of them. "Maybe I should drive Wesley's jeep back to the apartment," she suggested, knowing she wanted to spend more time with Hermione.

"Sounds all right with me," Rupert said as Wesley handed his keys to Fred. "Maybe we should go to the house. We can sit down and have a talk then go to our separate rooms and spend some time alone. I think we'll need it after this."

Wesley merely shrugged and followed Rupert to his car. Fred got into Wesley's Jeep and once Hermione was inside, she started the engine and followed Rupert out of the parking lot. When they were on the road, she glanced over at her girlfriend.

"Thank you for fixing the nursery up for us," Fred quietly said as she turned when Rupert turned. "I-I've never had anyone to love before and I was afraid I'd mess it up...which I did."

When they got to the house, Fred parked Wesley's Jeep and followed them inside. The house looked really nice, and clean. Rupert led them to the living room and all of them sat down.

"Who wants to start?" Rupert asked as he looked at all of them.

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 21st, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
Me - Where Am I?

"It's...I think we all messed up," Hermione told Fred softly. She shouldn't have worried so much about how Fred would take knowing that the connection was broken because of the pregnancy. She should have told her straight out, but she was so used to trying to figure out everything that was going on first that she hadn't realized what she was doing.

Reaching over, she touched Fred's shoulder gently. When they reached the house and were all settled in the living room, Hermione looked at her girlfriend when Rupert asked who wanted to go first. She wasn't completely sure what to say.

"I guess I should start," Wesley said softly. "I'm...I'm so sorry. I didn't...I know I should have had more faith in both of you, but...when I thought Buffy came to tell us that you two were planning to leave us, and then when it seemed to be you..." He took a deep shuddering breath and rubbing his temples for a moment. "My father always told me that no matter who I thought loved me, I'd always do something to cause them to leave me. I...I think...I actually began to believe he was right..."

"Wesley..." Rupert said, reaching out to touch his husband's arm. "Your father has no idea what loving someone is really like. You can't let his hate rule your life."

"I know...it's just...I didn't..."

"Sshhhh," Rupert said, pulling him into his arms. "I should have realized that something was going on. I was just so caught up in trying to get things ready for us." He looked over at Hermione and Fred.

Nodding, Hermione turned to Fred, knowing that none of them were innocent in this. They had all done something to allow it to happen. "And I should have told you that I suspected the link was broken because of the pregnancy. I'm sorry, Fred. I thought I was doing the right thing waiting until we knew more."

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: September 21st, 2006 05:08 am (UTC)
Fred - Dream

Fred hadn't known anything about Wesley's father or what happened between them. As Wesley spoke, Fred felt her chest tighten with grief for her best friend. How could a parent do such a thing to their child? Now she understand why he was so worried about losing Rupert all those times.

She wanted to go over and comfort him but Rupert did it instead. With a small smile, she looked over at Hermione as she started to talk about the connection. "It's okay. I should've said something about it too. I jumped to conclusions when I should've asked," she said as she leaned against her girlfriend.

"I think all of us should go to our own rooms tonight and spend some time with the people we love. Then, in the morning, we can discuss what we'll need to do know that we know we're having twins," Rupert suggested.

"Sounds good," Fred said a she slowly stood and helped Hermione up. "Wanna show me to our room, sweetie?"

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 22nd, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
Me - Embarrassed

When Rupert suggested that they split up into with their respective partners, Hermione nodded, wanting to spend some time alone with her girlfriend. She allowed Fred to help her up before saying goodnight to Wesley and Rupert, reaching over and squeezing Wesley's shoulder gently with her good hand. He gave her a small smile.

After Fred had said her goodnights, Hermione showed her upstairs to the room that she had chosen for them. "I...uh...I hope you like it," she told her softly before opening the door. "The room at the hotel didn't give me a whole lot to go on, but I tried."

She then opened the door and stepped aside to let Fred enter the room. The walls were a soft cream color with a border of light green and purple up near the ceiling. Light purple and green curtains were on the windows with a matching quilt on the bed, which was oak, along with the rest of the furniture. A vase of flowers sat on the dresser.

"I, uh...we have master bedroom to share with Wesley and Rupert, but this...this is our room, for the two of us," Hermione explained. "If you want anything changed, we can."

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: September 22nd, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 24th, 2006 02:17 am (UTC)

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: September 24th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 27th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: September 28th, 2006 03:01 am (UTC)

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 29th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: September 29th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: September 30th, 2006 10:16 pm (UTC)
Me - Big Grin

Even though a part of her had known what the answer was going to be, hearing Fred say yes sent a thrill through Hermione. Yes. They were going to be married! Catching her girlfr--fiancee when she threw her arms around her, Hermione held her tightly.

"I love you too," she whispered. "So very, very much."

She didn't want to let her go but had to when Wesley and Rupert wanted to congratulate them. After they had hugged Fred, they hugged Hermione too, and she could feel when she hugged Wesley that he had started letting go of his guilt over what had happened. Looking at Rupert when he leaned forward, she saw him nod in answer to her unspoken question.

Things were righting themselves among them. All of them were going to be okay.

Actually, all of them were going to be better than okay, she knew that now. They would move on from this and become stronger.

When Fred then asked for her ring, Hermione smiled and took it out of the box before taking Fred's hand in hers. Leaning down, she gave it a kiss then slid the ring onto her finger. It was a bit big, but she suddenly realized that she had no clue where her wand was.

"Ummm..." she mumbled. "I...ummm...there's a spell to size it, but I don't--."

"Oh, hold on, Hermione," Rupert said and slipped off the bed, hurring out of the room. He came back a few moments later with her wand and handed it to her. "You dropped it, so I picked it up. It's been in my jacket."

"Thank you," she said softly before doing the spell to resize the ring around Fred's finger. She smiled once it had changed. "Now it's perfect."

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: October 2nd, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
Fred - With laptop noe

“Am I doing this right, love?”

Fred looked up from her laptop and started to giggle at the sight in front of her. They had finally found time, between researching the First and Fred working on her physics paper, to go to the mall and get another crib. Fred had wanted to put it together, figuring she had the most experience with putting something together. But, Wesley had insisted on doing it instead.

“You’re missing a side, sweetie,” Fred said as she forced herself to stop giggling.

Wesley looked at the crib, and then over at the other one. “That one is missing a side too,” he pointed out.

“The other side is down but it’s there,” Fred said, giving him a grin.

Wesley rolled his eyes and pulled out the instructions again. Fred glanced over at the clock on the wall and sighed. It was time to go meet her old professor to talk about her paper. Saving her document, Fred closed her laptop and stood.

“I have to go,” she said, looking at Wesley.

“Sure you don’t need a ride?”

“I’m sure,” she said, bending down to kiss him before walking out to the main room of the house, where Rupert and Hermione were researching. “I’m going now. I’ll be back later. Anything you need while I’m out?”

“I don’t believe so. Will you be all right by yourself?” Rupert asked.

Fred rolled her eyes. “For the hundredth time, yes,” she said, shaking her head before she leaned down to softly kiss Hermione. “I love you.”

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2006 03:18 am (UTC)
Me - Umm

Ever since what had happened weeks before, Hermione and Rupert had been working on their research on the First much more vigorously, determined to find a way to stop it. Reports of more sightings in Sunnydale as well as the murders of Potentials across the world had started trickling back to them through Rupert's contacts with the Council. The Council was starting to go into lockdown to protect the girls still under their care.

So now, they not only were trying to figure out how to stop the First but also why it had returned now and why it was targeting Potentials.

When Fred came in, Hermione was glad to put the book aside for a moment, looking up at her fiancee with a smile. Part of her had wanted to ask the question that Rupert did, but at the same time, she knew her girl - she didn't need a babysitter just to go to see her professor. Besides, she wouldn't want someone looking over her shoulder all the time either just because she was pregnant.

"I love you too, love," she told Fred, reaching up to cup her face and smiling at her. "Knock his socks off, and call if you need to."

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
Fred - Crying

"Another dimension? I-I didn't even think those existed!" Professor Siedel said as he walked Fred into his office.

"I didn't either," Fred said as she sat down. Siedel had taken her on a tour of the new lab, and now they were going to go over her paper.

"You might have to write something about it," he said with a chuckle. "Oh, before I forget, could you write down your cell phone number? I have the number to the hotel you were staying but they said you've moved."

"Oh!" Fred blushed a little and nodded. "I forgot to give that to you."

The door slowly opened and Fred turned around to see one of Siedel's assistants peek in. There seemed to be a problem with one of the machines so Siedel excused himself and slipped out the door. Fred shook her head and stood up to find a piece of paper to write her number on.

Once she'd written it down, she went over to his bookshelf and looked at his collection of books. Part of her wanted to take some of them home to read. Fred stepped to the side to look at some more when she stopped in her tracks. Reaching up, she pulled a book down and opened it.

What she saw made her heart almost stop.

Shoving the book back into the shelf, she quickly left Siedel's office. "I-I have to go. Emergency with a friend," she said, going toward the door. Siedel said something but she didn't hear it.

Instead, she ran out to Wesley's Jeep and drove toward home. By the time she got there, her hands were violently shaking and she was sure she was going to throw up. When she went into the house, Rupert saw her first and stood from the table.

"Fred?" he asked, going over to her.

"It was him," she croaked out. "It was Professor Siedel who sent me to Pylea."

"Oh god," Rupert whispered as he pulled Fred into his arms.

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: October 5th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC)
Me - Distraught

"Why would he be going after Watchers?" Hermione thought out loud. "Without Watchers, Slayers and Potentials wouldn't have anyone looking out for them."

"Which would make them easier targets, especially Potentials," Rupert said. He tapped his pen against the notebook on the table in front of him in thought. "But why take out Potentials when they haven't even..."

When Rupert trailed off, Hermione looked at him questioningly, wondering what was going through his head. Before she ask, however, Fred came running into the house, practically as white as a sheet. Rupert saw her and was up from his chair first, asking her what was wrong.

When Fred told him, Hermione felt her heart seize in her chest as she joined them. "He...he's the one responsible for you...? How...? Oh, love."

Putting her arms around Fred from behind, she held her tight, resting her head against her. For the past few weeks, Fred had spoken so highly of Siedel and how he had been responsible for her switch from History to Physics. And now she was saying that he had been cause of the five most horrific years of her life?

Why?

"Why would he have done that to you?" Rupert asked softly, echoing Hermione's thoughts.

Just then, Wesley came down the stairs. "I thought I heard the Jeep, and..." He trailed off when he saw the three of them wrapped together, Fred in the middle. "What happened? Fred, are you okay? Are the babies all right?"

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: October 5th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: October 9th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
Posted at: October 10th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)

Posted by: Hermione Jean Granger (hermionesmagic)
Posted at: October 12th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)

Posted by: Fred Burkle (Angel: The Series) (crazy_lil_fred)
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