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Chapter 24: Show Time
3 hours before wedding
Today is the big day. After weeks of stressing out planning, Hermione was finally going to see Ginny and Harry get married. Hermione couldn’t believe how fast these past two months have flown by. It only felt like yesterday when Hermione first stepped into the apartment and was now at the Burrow getting ready for the wedding. But with the wedding also comes with a goodbye and around this time tomorrow, Hermione would be on her way to the airport leaving to go back to America. So much has happened during this summer. From the good to the bad, everything has lead up to this day.
Will Draco be there? Will Astoria be there with him? How will I react when I see him now I know my true feelings? Questions like these popped into her head while Hermione started getting ready but was shortly interrupted when the bride ran in her room dress on and hair in curlers.
“What’s wrong?” Hermione asked.
“Last night Mum and I spent hours trying to find the perfect hairstyle, so she was supposed to be doing my hair right now but then she found out the tent we are using has suddenly disappeared so Mum and Dad are out looking for it cause if we don’t find it we won’t have a tent and if we don’t have a tent it might rain and…”
“Whoa, whoa, whoa Gin calm down! You’re saying too much too fast. Just sit down, breathe and tell me what’s wrong.” Hermione said starting to stress out as well.
“Mum can’t do my hair because she has to find the missing tent!” Ginny said now almost crying.
“Why don’t you just let me do it?”
“Really? Wait… you still need to get ready.” Ginny said.
“I’ll be fine. For many occasions you’ve gone out of your way to help me with my hair so it’s my turn. I may not be as good as you, but I will sure try.” Hermione said not knowing what she was getting herself into.
“Oh Hermione, you’re awesome!” Ginny said bringing her into a hug with tears of joy running down her cheeks.
“Now, you wipe those tears before they get all over your dress. Let’s make the prettiest bride Harry has ever seen.” Hermione said hoping she wouldn’t mess this up.
10 minutes before wedding
Sure enough in time the tent was found and everything was set for the wedding with not a rain cloud in sight. Walking inside the tent Draco, followed by Astoria and Blaise, noticed there was a lot of people filling up the seats.
“Here are some seats.” Astoria said sitting, the boys taking their seats on each side of her.
Ever since the day Blaise punched Draco in the stomach, Draco has found Blaise coming out of his room more often, even when Draco was in the same room. They aren’t for very long, Blaise even looks at Draco every so often, but it’s a start.
With Blaise coming out more often, Draco felt the need to reach out to Astoria again instead of ignoring her. He needed to put aside the feeling of guilt every time he saw her, but in all honesty, Draco missed Astoria. The way she lit up the room with her laugh and beautiful smile. The way her eyes sparkled at him when they talked, he hasn’t heard a word from her since the night of the argument. So instead of awkwardly sleeping closer to the edge of their large bed for the past few weeks, Draco slept closer to Astoria wrapping his arms around her.
“I miss you.” Draco whispered in her ear. Since that night, Astoria gradually started opening up again until she was the same bubbly happy Astoria Draco fell in love with. It was like the whole argument and the last month of not speaking ever happened. Getting ready for the wedding this morning, it truly felt like old times, arguing over time in the bathroom, simple things like that.
“Draco, aren’t the decorations beautiful?” Astoria asked leaning in towards him. Looking around he noticed that everything was white. The only things that weren’t white were the green grass under them and the clear chandeliers hanging above them.
“Ya it is…but you look even more beautiful.” Draco said grabbing her hand. While Draco and Blaise came to the wedding in black suits, white shirts and black ties, Astoria was wearing a short grey and maroon polka dotted dress that went to her knees. The sleeves reached mid length, and the dress hung low enough to show a little cleavage. Her long black hair was pulled in a low bun, her make-up was natural, and long dangly gold earrings rested on her shoulders.
“Aw thanks Draco.” Astoria said embarrassed.
After a few moments of silence, Draco noticed a few familiar faces walking to the altar. Harry was wearing a black suit with a white shirt and a white tie to go with the white theme. Standing next to him, Ron was wearing a black suit also, but his jacket was unbuttoned so you could see the black vest under it.
His black eye healed nicely. Draco thought to himself laughing a little as the ceremony was finally starting.
First to walk the aisle was Bill, George, Percy and Charlie Weasley…so pretty much all the Weasley brothers except Ron. Following behind was the two bridesmaids, Fleur and Angelina Weasley in light green dresses and a bouquet of white flowers.
The next to walk up the aisle made Draco’s heart skip a beat.
Hermione… Draco thought to himself as he tightened his grip on Astoria’s hand. Also wearing a light green dress, Hermione’s brown hair was down and in elegant curls. Her make-up was natural enough for her brown eyes to pop out.
It’s been more than a month since the last time Draco has seen Hermione; does she even know he’s even here right now?
Look this way…just for a moment please just look this way. Draco found himself thinking.
Someone must have heard his plea because right after Draco had that thought, Hermione turned her head right to Draco but turned away right after as her cheeks became red with embarrassment.
After Hermione walked to her spot, the flower girl and ring bearer walked up the aisle and then everyone in the room suddenly stood out of their seats as the bride escorted by her father entered.
Ginny Weasley was wearing a long strapless flowing dress with a white flower that matched the decorations. Her long red hair was curled and pulled in a low bun with a white matching flower pinned in it and sparkling silver earrings.
“Beautiful.” Astoria whispered as they walked past where they were sitting. Once they reached the groom, with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, Arthur Weasley proudly gave his only daughter to a happy Harry Potter and took his seat next to his wife.
Even though everyone’s eyes were on the girl wearing white, try as he might to do the same thing, Draco’s eyes were on a certain girl in a green dress.
“Welcome, we are gathered here today to witness the joining of Ginerva Molly Weasley and Harry James Potter….”
Show time… and for the rest of the ceremony, Draco tried to keep his attention on the happy couple instead of the maid of honor.
**Wahoo for Chpt 24! And Wahoo for a wedding!! Finally right? ;) Chuckles. So what do you guys think?? This chapter is a lot longer ;) so I hope you enjoy!!! :) 6 more chapters left! :ooooo!!! Hope everyone had a wonderful Earth Day.. I know I did ;) HAPPY BDAY MAMMA! tehehe. Until Chpt 25... ~kitty_kat9211**