A/NI can't believe this is the last chapter. I am so sad. I actually had tears in my eyes as I typed the last line of the story. Thank you all so much for reading and sticking with me through my very first fan fic. The reviews were always awesome! Please don't stop them. There is no song in this chapter, I just couldn't find one to go with it so I am letting it stand on its own. If any of you are Draco/Hermione fans, check out my story called "Can I Have A Kiss". Again, thank you and I look forward to writing more for you soon! The journey to this point was amazing!
Disclosure: JKR owns all but the plot and Rose.
Fred woke up with Hermione in his arms and a smile on his face. He walked out on the balcony of the hotel room and couldn’t believe the view. The world had never looked more beautiful. As thoughts of last night filled his head he felt two arms wrap around his face from behind and a head lay against his back. He gently held one of the hands and pulled Hermione around to in front of him.
“Good morning beautiful!”
“Good morning handsome.” Hermione stood on her tiptoes and placed a light kiss on Fred’s lips. He held her in his arms attempting to deepen the kiss, but to no avail. Hermione gently pushed him away and looked innocently into his eyes. “We don’t need to start anything we won’t have time to finish. We need to get to the burrow before we have a search party sent for us.”
Fred nodded, sullenly. They jumped in the shower, washed and got dressed. They grabbed each others hands and apparated to the burrow. They were about to open the door when it swung open with a breathless Mrs. Weasley running out to grab them into a hug. Luckily for Fred and Hermione, Ginny and George recounted their tale of love to everyone in the family. They felt relief rush over them knowing that they wouldn’t have to tell the story over a million and one times… Merlin knew how many Weasley’s there were.
Making their way to the living room, Hermione felt a sudden catch of breathe as Ron ran up and gave her a big hug. She was shocked,.
“What is all this for?”
“Hermione, I am so sorry. Can you ever forgive me for hurting you?”
“Ron, we won’t be getting back together.”
“I know, and truthfully, I am glad you and Fred are together because I don’t feel so guilty about the news I have.”
“Lavender and I are moving in together. She loves me very much, as well as I love her.”
“Oh Ronald, that is wonderful. Of course I forgive you. We’ve all been friends too long to stay mad.” Hermione finally hugged him back.
It was about dinnertime when the door bell rang. Fred knew who it was for he had snuck upstairs and owled someone to come meet them here for dinner. He knew no one would mind, for as Mrs. Weasley always said, the more the merrier.
“Rose, glad you could make it.”
Rose walked in the door, a little hesitantly, unsure of the families feelings toward her for breaking off the wedding. They all greeted her with hugs and warm smiles.
“Fred, I still don’t understand why you wanted me to come tonight.”
“Rose, you said you wanted me to bring Hermione to say goodbye, but I couldn’t wait that long. I wanted you to come to see the surprise. You wanted to be certain that I told Hermione the way I feel. Well, I am going to ask her to marry me tonight, and it wouldn’t have been right without you. I wouldn’t be with her without you. You became one of my best friends. I need you here for support.”
“Fred I am so glad. Does anyone else know you are going to ask her?”
“No only you.”
“Dinnertime!” Molly yelled for everyone to come to the kitchen to sit to eat.
“Before we get started, I have an announcement that I would like to make. As you all know, Hermione and I are madly in love with each other, all because of Ginny’s big mouth.”
“I resent that remark!”
“Ginny, we love you for it though.”
“Well, that’s alright then.”
“May I get back to my announcement now? Good. I just wanted to say that, Hermione, I love you with all of my heart. I have never felt this way about another woman and I don’t think I could stand to ever be apart from you again. You are my light, my life and my world. It would all fade away without you. I don’t want to ever wake up without you beside me like I have done for so long. This morning is how every morning should be for the rest of our lives. What I am trying to say is, Hermione will you make me the happiest Weasley in the world and be my wife?”
“Oh Fred!.” Hermione jumped up and threw her arms around his neck, tears flowing freely from her eyes.
“Mione, dear, can I assume that is a yes?”
“Yes! Oh Fred yes!” Hermione kissed him fiercely, producing woof whistles from the men and awws from the women.
Hermione broke free from Fred and walked over to Rose and asked to speak with her in the other room.
“Oh Hermione, congratulations.” The two girls quickly embraced and then Hermione motioned for Rose to join her on the couch.
“Rose, you have played a big part in Fred’s life as well as mine now. I know we don’t know each other very well but I would like for you to be a bridesmaid at our wedding. It just wouldn’t feel right if you weren’t there.”
“Hermione, of course.”
The girls walked back in talking about wedding plans and all the guys looked to Fred. He just bowed his head and shook it.
“So when are you 2 going to get married?”
“I’m not sure.”
“Well Fred, how about we plan for the fall. We could have an autumn wedding right here at the burrow.”
“Sound lovely Mione. It will be beautiful.”
“What do you think Ginny?”
“Oh I can already picture it…Gold bridesmaid dresses. All of us carrying fall bouquets. Instead of flowers for the flower girl to toss we can use fallen leaves. It will be so beautiful.”
The rest of dinner held much talk of the upcoming wedding and Rose’s plans for America. Hermione promised to hook Rose up with her American cousin named Greg, just to hang out of course…nothing more.
Summer came and went, and it was the day of the wedding. Everything was decorated beautifully. The reds and golds and oranges and yellows were beautiful, reminding Hermione of her days at Hogwarts in the Gryffindor common room.
Hermione’s dress had an old world feel, straight out of the Renaissance. It sat off her shoulders with long flaring sleeves a tight empire waist bodice and flowing down with a long train. She wore gold beads weaved into her hair and felt like a princess ready to marry her prince charming.
The wedding march started and Hermione started down the aisle, her father beside her. She could hear her mother’s and Molly’s sobs already. Everyone was standing looking at her, but her eyes were only for one man, one redheaded Weasley that had his eyes locked on hers. He had a big grin on his face and stood fidgeting, he seemed so happy and excited. Watching from the side was everyone Hermione and Fred had ever known and loved. Even Rose showed with a date, a gentleman by the name of Greg who had bushy brown hair on top of his head.
Hermione’s father gave her hands to Fred and they spoke their own vows before the Minister.
“Hermione, you are my best friend, my lover and my soul mate. My life goes on because of the love that you give to me every day. I will never let harm come to you, I will always provide for you, and I will never keep you from following your dreams. You are the most important person in my life. Even with a twin brother, I was never complete until I found you. The time we spent apart only made my love for you stronger. Hermione, I love you with all of my heart. Always and forever.”
Hermione could barely speak because of the loving words that came out of Fred’s mouth. But she managed to say her vows despite the tears and lump in her throat.
“Fred, you are everything I could ever want a husband to be. You are kind, sweet, funny, gentle, strong, and caring. You are smart and witty and always keep me on my toes. My heart melts every time your eyes, your hands, and your lips touch mine. Every kiss is like that first kiss, that first magical kiss that I can blame and thank your twin for. I couldn’t live my life without you and wouldn’t ever want to try. I will be here for you, comfort you, care for you and always laugh at your jokes. My arms will always hold you, my lips will always kiss you, and my heart will always love you. My heart is yours. Always and forever.”
They placed the golden wedding bands on each others fingers and shared their first kiss as husband and wife.
During the reception Hermione and Fred’s eyes were only for each other. They danced and laughed and kissed and held each other close. Fred danced with Hermione’s mom and Hermione danced with Mr. Weasley., and Rose got her goodbye kiss from Fred. They smashed cake in each others faces and sipped wine from each others glasses. It was the wedding of Hermione’s dreams, and it was all because of the man who was holding her in his arms right now, the man who was looking deep into her eyes, the man who stole her heart with a mistletoe kiss.