Chapter 9 : The End
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A/N: Hey everyone! Sorry for the long wait, I've been busy lol. Anyways, I really hope you enjoy the last chapter of the story! I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who stuck with me through all the long waits for chapters, and to all of you who reviewed! It's meant a lot to me that people actually enjoyed this story enough to give me feed-back on it! lol. So thanks again! I hope you enjoy the story! ~RB
Chapter 8: The End
Looking back in this journal, I can’t believe that it’s been so long since I last wrote in it! So much has happened since then that I don’t even know where to start.
Well, it has been 7 years since the last entry, shocking I know. Looking back over the years, I can’t even believe how much has happened, and how much my life has changed.
I guess I should start by saying that Harry and I have made up. It took a while and many long talks but we finally got to a point where we were both trusting of each other again. Actually, we’re closer than ever! After a couple years of dating again, Harry asked me to move in with him at Godrics Hollow, which he (along with the help of friends) had rebuilt to look just like it had. It took a while since we had to rely on the use of pictures and the memories of people like Dumbledore and Remus; but it was worth it! Once I had officially moved all my stuff out of the apartment, Ron moved in with Hermione. It was hard to leave though, after spending so many years there!
Although it had taken a while to finally settle down, it was great to be with Harry that much again. The kids loved moving into the house, since they finally received their own rooms. It’s been great seeing them run around in their own house, and not having to worry about anything. It’s also worth it when I see Harry bonding with them after missing the first few years of their lives. There are so many times when I feel bad for not letting him in during their first years, and I doubt that feeling will ever go away, but it was a bridge I had to cross. And I think that our relationship is better for it.
So, a year after I moved in, Harry asked me to marry him! It was so romantic! He got Ron and Hermione to watch the girls, and then took me back to our favorite spot at Hogwarts. It was during the fall (my favorite season), and we didn’t have to worry about the students because it was during the night, past curfew. We were by the lake, where he had first asked me to be his girlfriend. The moon was shining down on us, as the stars reflected in the lake. We were reminiscing about all the things that had happened at Hogwarts while we were there, and the next thing I know he was on one knee! He told me that, although we have had our ups and downs, we have spent so many years together and he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. He said he couldn’t guarantee that it would always be perfect, but he knew that it didn’t matter. That it would be worse spending the time apart. Then he pulled out a ring, which he later told me was his mothers, and asked me if I would marry him. I told him I would, although I actually only nodded because at that point I was crying my eyes out! It was one of the best nights of my life!
Later that year, during the summer, we were wed…
“Hermione, I don’t know if I can do this!” Abby cried, as she struggled with her veil. “What if it’s a huge mistake? What if he regrets it? What if-”
“Abby, do you love him?” Hermione interrupted, while helping Abby with her veil.
“Of course I do!”
“Well than you can do it. Nobody knows if it’ll work, they just hope that it will. And trust me; I know you two will work. You’re meant for each other” smiling at her, she handed Abby a tissue to wipe the tears off her face.
“Now, stop crying; you’re going to ruin your make-up!”
Harry fidgeted in his tux as he waited at the front of the altar. Although he was happy that he was finally going to marry Abby he was also nervous. What if she changed her mind? Although Ron had spent an hour before the wedding convincing him she wouldn’t, the thought still wouldn’t leave his head. As he stood there with the sand squished between his toes (why Abby wanted the wedding on the beach, he would never understand), his thoughts all disappeared as he saw his daughters, the flower girls, walking down the ‘aisle’. He smiled at them, not being able to imagine his life without them. Then the bridesmaids walked down the aisle, followed by Hermione, the maid of honor. Then the music changed and he saw Abby. His breath caught in his throat as he watched her walk down the aisle. He was sure he looked foolish, with a huge grin on his face that he couldn’t get rid of, but when she smiled back at him, it didn’t matter. He thought she looked more beautiful today, in her white wedding dress, than ever. It had off the shoulder straps, and a medium length train. He remembered how she had spent months looking for “the right one,” and he had to agree that it was worth it. Once she was up at the altar with him, the wedding started. Neither of them knew exactly what was said by the minister, they didn’t fully remember the vows they said to each other, but they didn’t care. They were finally going to be together forever.
The months after the wedding went by in a happy blur. We had Hermione and Ron watch the girls when we went on our honeymoon, but after a week and a half, I had to cut the trip short. I missed them too much, since that was the longest I has been away from them. Harry didn’t seem to mind, he seemed to really understand; that and I think he missed them as well.
Less than a year later we had another child, Sirius James Potter. He has Harry’s messy hair, but brown, and the family green eyes. He is the most handsome child there is, although I am his mother so I would say that. I did let Harry name him tough. It took me awhile to get him to agree that Sirius James sounded better than James Sirius though. Needless to say, Harry was in love with him. I think he was mainly happy because he was a part of Sirius’ life right from the start.
It’s been a few years since he was born now. In the fall Lily and Hermione will be off to Hogwarts for their first year. I don’t know how I will handle it, but at least I have Sirius and Harry keep me company.
“Bye girls! Now be good for the professors, I don’t want any letters sent home about you two! Owl me once you get settled, or better yet, as soon as you get there-”
“Just let us know what house you get into and how you like the school as soon as you can.” Harry interrupted his wife. He knew Abby was having a hard time letting go, and he didn’t know how she would handle it when their son would leave for his first year.
“Thanks dad. Can we go get a compartment now?” asked Lily; wanting to get away from them as soon as she could.
“Yeah, are you done smothering us yet?” quipped Hermione.
“Yeah, get going,” answered Harry, knowing they would never get to leave if it was up to Abby. “Just be good.”
“Yes, be good!” Abby warned them.
“Don’t worry, we will be!” the twins agreed as they ran off towards the train, yelling a quick goodbye back to their younger brother, who was glued to his mother.
A few minutes later, the train blew its whistle and then it was off. They waved goodbye to it, along with all the other parents; many of them people they had went to school with.
“You okay?” Harry asked Abby, who had tears running down her face.
“I will be…” she replied as she continued to watch the train go, until it was finally out of visual range. He hugged her for a moment, then, after Abby picked Sirius up and placed him onto her hip, they left the station, not needing to return until the first break, when the girls would return full of stories about their first few months at Hogwarts.