Chapter 16: Epilogue
The great hall looked stunning with Christmas decorations all around and on the table a delicious feast was awaiting. Katrina and Charlie were already seated along with the Gryffindor; only the little Hufflepuff girl was missing.
For a second we stood together in the door Draco and I seeking the courage to enter but hearing footsteps behind us made us proceed. Never in my life has the way from the door to our table been longer than that night. Katrina and Charlie were staring so you would think their eyes were about to fall out. For a moment I thought it felt a little like walking down the aisle on your wedding day, I even had the pretty dress and all. Strange.
In Charlie’s eyes was a look of pure surprise, she had no idea this would end with me and Draco together and it showed clearly on her face. Her pretty features showed her emotions like an open book. Katrina on the other hand just looked with big eyes, but she didn’t seem very surprised, more like happy for me. And would have though she was the one to take it the worst considering her previous attacks on Draco but all my fears were wasted, she apparently suddenly had no hard feelings against him. It was nice to know that I could have both Draco and my friends without trouble and quarrels.
Don’t you just love that name? Draco…it has a nice sound to it…
Dianna and Draco, whoa.
Doesn’t our names sound great together?
When we finally after a three-mile walk reached the table the Gryffindor was still sitting staring mouth open.
“What are you looking at?” Draco sneered, “Never seen a couple before?”
The poor boy quickly picked up his lower lip and pulled back frightened by the attack.
“Good to see you haven’t gone soft,” I said and gave the Gryffindor a comforting smile; he shouldn’t fear us that weren’t the impression we wanted to give of the elder students but still he wouldn’t be him if he suddenly started to be all nice.
Suddenly one thing hit me.
He had referred to us as a couple.
Were we a couple?
Hmm, maybe I should ask him that after dinner.
“I will never become soft,” he said snobbishly and started eating with a pouting mine.
“Oh quit being such a snob, you fell in love, if that’s not soft, nothing is!” Charlie declared, she is such a romantic deep inside. She’s the type of person who cries when she reads a romantic book. Sweet, annoying to listen to when you live in the same room and she reads after curfew and you can’t escape but sweet.
He just rolled his eyes of her comment. Katrina laughed. That girl is just weird. My best friend, but still a weird girl. But okay, I’m the one who fell for the ferret so maybe I shouldn’t go around calling other people weird.
Before I forgot I actually wanted to ask Katrina something.
“You didn’t at all seemed surprised Katrina, why?” I asked her and she smirked at me. Strange, since when did Katrina start smirking? I thought that was only something the ferret did (and me but as mentioned before I’m not willing to admit that yet)
“You can show her,” Draco said and surprised me, what had the two of them been up to? Since when had they had some kind of non-bickering act of communication. And how had such a communication taken place without me knowing? Show me what? Those two are definitively smarter than I give them credit to be.
Then Katrina pulled out a neatly decorated Christmas card with a snowy landscape on the front cover and Merry Christmas written in silver, opened it and handed it over so I could read it. In it a short message was written with no signature below but it was definitively Dracos simple yet classic handwriting.
It took me about two seconds to read it but then I was completely awestruck by the message and couldn’t say a word for half a minute and I’m usually not that easy to shut up so that says a lot. Then I turned to Draco who sat on my right side and took his hand, he just smirked at my gesture and I smirked back.
He could smirk all he wanted, as long as I knew he didn’t mean any harm with it. As my smirk turned into a real smile I noticed that he smiled back at me with a smile that for once reached his green eyes, softened them a bit and made me warm all over. It was like falling in love all over again.
But better this time.
This time I knew I had him.
And with happiness you can never have too much. The smile completely made me forget the Christmas card still lying open on the table beside my plate and showing it message to everyone who bothered to read it:
I’m not going to break her heart.
A/N: Okay this was the very last chapter of In love with a Ferret, hope you liked it and that you'll leave me a review and tell me what you think of this and the story in general. Thanks!
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