First let me say that I don’t know just how long it will be between my writing this letter and it being delivered to you. It will be my last letter to you. All I ask is that you read it as it is intended, not to hurt or offend, but simply to inform.
I am writing this as I prepare to face Voldemort and my future. I am sorry that I have to leave you and Ron behind but I must face Voldemort alone.
I don’t think there is much chance that I shall be around for your nineteenth birthday so I wish you in advance, a very happy one.
I hope that you and Ron will both be so very happy together. Don’t mourn for me; just remember me as I was.
When you receive this I will be dead. The spell is simple and effective. When I die this letter will make its way to you, I am writing it just in case I don’t have a future.
I wish now to tell you things that were I still alive, I never could. I know that you love our best friend Ron. I hope he realises that he loves you before it is too late. We both know he is sometimes a bit slow seeing the obvious. Anyway I digress, so back to the purpose of this letter.
I want you to know that I have loved you with my heart and soul, my entire being Hermione Granger.
I always have and I always will love you. Although I wish Ron all the best and love him as the brother I never had, I also envy him beyond anything you could ever imagine.
Being in love with you has been a strange roller coaster ride for me, but there were far more up’s than down’s.
My love for you is deeper than the deepest ocean. Almost as strong as the power that holds the universe together.
I love everything about you. I love the little twist in your smile.
I love the way you place loose strands of hair behind your ear when you are reading.
I love the way your nose crinkles when you concentrate.
I love the feelings that rush through me when ever you hold my hand, or give me a hug.
‘Give me a hug’ funny but I spend most of my time at the Dursley’s dreaming of the day we will next meet.
Knowing full well you will hug me, it makes the wait oh so painful and eternally long, but a hug from you is worth the pain.
Having you in my arms for a short time is worth the wait. A hug from you starts a tingling in my toes that works its way through out my entire being. It lifts my spirits and gives me courage to carry on. Just seeing you lifts a huge darkness from my life, you make my soul rejoice.
Until I heard the words you said to Ron at our fourth year ball, I had nurtured thoughts of having a future with you as my wife. (It was at the ball I realised that you loved him and would never love me).
It is for you that I go to face Voldemort alone, I want you to have a happy and safe life even if it is not with me. You can not help loving Ron, just as I can not help loving you.
I have often pictured you as the wife I will never have.
The mother of Potter children that will never be born.
The lover I will never hold close.
The maker of a home I will never live in.
Those of my dreams that are not nightmares are always of you.
In them I find happiness in your embrace.
In them I have tasted your kiss.
In them I have held you in my arms.
In them I have been married to you and grown old with you. I so often wish that they were reality.
In my dreams you have loved me, and for that reason I have been thankful for my dreams.
‘Hermione’, just saying your name awakens memories in me. Times when you have held me and comforted me. It reminds me of the tiny little mole that adorns that beautiful cheek. It reminds me of the small dimples that form when you smile. Of your wonderful brown hair. Your slender neck that I long to kiss. The beauty of your face that is unimpaired by make up. Your beautifully formed body that I will never share the warmth of, your loving and tender eyes, the lips I shall never kiss.
I know that in telling you these things I may upset you but that is not my intention, no I just need to tell you that from the day we first met I have adored you. I have tried hard to hide this from you but as I am now dead it can do no harm.
I have tried to love others. First do you remember Cho and how we fought? It was only because she did not like our closeness, and then there was Ginny.
Oh I do love Ginny, but in a totally different way. You my sweet Hermione are my one true love. The girl I will go to my grave loving, my last thoughts will be of your wonderful compassionate eyes, I will declare to the next world that you are my true love for all eternity.
This immense love I have for you is also an extremely sad and painful part of my life, because I know it is a love that will never die and yet will never be returned. My very soul burns with a desire so strong, I long for you to love me, I get so sad that at night I sometimes shed tears for a love that can never be.
I sometimes wonder if you have ever had any idea of how I feel, but then I see you look at Ron and I know your love is for him alone.
So my dear sweet, beautiful, brilliant, brave, and loyal Hermione, it is time for me to say good bye, till we meet again in the next great adventure I will love you through out eternity; you will always be in my heart.
I thank you for being my friend and confidante, remember I Love You, Hermione Jane Granger forever and always until the end of time.
Your best friend and a boy who is so in love with you, Harry.
Ps, Could you ask Ron to see to it that my funeral is held on my nineteenth birthday? Tell him I wish to be buried at Godric’s Hollow with my parents. Tell him goodbye for me too.
Read the complete - heartbreaking story, Revealed in a Letter by broomstick flyer at HPFF.
This personally is my favourite Harmony story. Its sad, and the first fanfiction that ever made me cry (so far the count is 3!). This is worth the read, and I want to imprint this recommendation to all the fellow Harry Potter fans’ minds, whether you ship Harmony or not - because ladies and gentlemen; this really is a true masterpiece.
Please don’t let my poor graphic to stop you from reading the story! Btw - I didn’t write it. Just to be clear.