Chapter 24 : Another Twist
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"Draco Malfoy you did not get him that broom did you?" Hermione said glaring at him.
"Aunt Mione, I missed you so much!" Teddy said reaching out to her discreetly handing his broom to Draco.
"Oh I missed you too sweetheart."
Oh Teddy you're an angel. Draco thought as he thanked Teddy's abilities of being cute and being able to distract Hermione with his amazing abilities that he knew was definitely from his side of the family. .
"Why didn't you take me with you?" Teddy cried dramatically as he was transferred into Hermione's arms. He gave her an extra big pout.
"Teddy, I love you but I can't just take you with me out of nowhere to Ireland."
"Yeah you can." Teddy nodded enthusiastically.
"I do not think your parents would appreciate that." Hermione said trying not to laugh.
"We could always owl theeeeeeeeeeem." Teddy cried as Harry had taken him out of Hermione's and spun him around.
"Hey wait a minute there you cheeky little monster." Harry said. "Who says Aunt Mione will take you. I've known her longer; I think she would take me first."
"No she wouldn't." Teddy shook his head. "I'm cuter."
"Well…" Harry laughed. "You've got me there."
Draco gave a sigh of relief to be off the hook just before he felt Hermione pinch him.
"You are so not off the hook."
Hermione raised a brow at him.
Draco leant down and kissed her on her brow. "You're too cute when you're pissed." Then gave her a peck on the lips.
"Oh ewe Draco." Teddy cried when he saw them kissing.
"What'd we miss?" Blaise said as he and Luna flooed in together just in time to hear Teddy cry eww.
"Draco just kissed Aunt Mione!"
"Oh that is eww." Blaise said laughing.
"Don't mock me Blaise!" Teddy said.
"You know what that word means?" Blaise raised a brow at him.
"Aunt Mione taught me new words when I went to stay with her." Teddy said puffing his chest proudly.
"Oh dear Merlin." Draco muttered. "No wonder the squirt was using words like plethora, ambiguous, and bigot. Draco you are being a bigot." He mimicked something Teddy had said to him once.
Hermione shook her head at him. While Ginny and Luna couldn't help but laugh truly.
"Dinner is almost ready; we only have Ken and Anna still to come so let's go into the living room to enjoy the snacks Ivy made. They should be here soon." Hermione said looking at the clock.
"Awesome, Ivy's cooking is by far the best." Blaise commented.
"Well Potter I should probably give this to you." Draco said after he made his way to Harry.
Harry looked at the newest and one of the most expensive brooms on the market then back at the man that was holding it.
"You know that I'm not quite happy with you buying this for Teddy right? Not only does it undermine me and Ginny but we also don't want him to grow up spoiled and a brat like you were."
"Merlin forbid if he ever did." Draco shuddered.
Harry's brows furrowed.
"Look this is just to make up for the past four years I never got to meet him and plus I owe my Aunt Andy."
Harry was almost taken aback by the confession. Aunt Andy he didn't mean Andromeda Tonks did he?
"And my intention was never to undermine yours or the Weas- oh damn sorry bad habit, you or Mrs. Potter's teachings. If I did, can you imagine what Hermione would do to me?"
Harry gave a smile as he reached for the broom. Hermione really had changed Draco for the better.
He was the last to arrive in the living room as he had put the broom over by the coat hanger with his and the other's stuff. He came in just in time to see Draco put an arm around Hermione's waist and whisper in her ear. Hermione whirled around and stuffed the cheese and cracker she was holding, into Draco's mouth. Then Hermione gave an infectious laugh that Harry hadn't heard in a while. Maybe Draco had also changed Hermione for the better too.
"You!" Draco cried as he tried to choke down the cheese and cracker.
"Draco you look funny." Teddy laughed before popping another grape into his mouth.
"Hello?" Ken said as he entered the foyer.
"Hey Ken, good to see you made it!" Hermione smiled as she made her way to him.
"Hey Ken." Both Blaise and Luna chorused.
"Of course." Ken gave her a kiss on the cheek. "Hey guys." He waved at Blaise and Luna.
Draco resisted the urge to growl. Ever since the night of the gala, Draco didn't quite like the guy. And it had nothing to do with the fact that Hermione thought he was handsome, well maybe a little…
"That's great now we only have Anna left to come." Hermione smiled.
They were all sitting on the various couches and loveseats in the living room when a patronus appeared. It was of a Raven. Even though all of them were full grown wizards, they all jumped when the raven opened its mouth and the voice of a stern sounding matron came out.
"Miss Hermione Granger, your presence is requested at St. Mungos. Injured and Disabled division." Then it was gone.
All of the adults looked at Hermione in confusion.
Hermione and Harry both apparated to the hospice leaving the rest at the house, much to Draco's chagrin.
"Injured and Disabled division, good evening my name is Riley how may I help you?" The nurse at the front said.
"I'm Hermione Granger, a partonus was sent to me not too long ago."
"Oh! Great! Room Q19 please. Matron Forro is waiting for you along with the patient."
Hermione thanked the perky nurse.
"Isn't the Q section for quidditch players only?" Harry said.
Hermione stopped in her tracks.
Harry stopped with her. The two looked at each other. "Ron." The two said simultaneously.
Draco munched on the potato dumpling with a somewhat strangled face. He'd wanted to be the one to go with Hermione to St. Mungo's but she insisted that he had to stay. It was his flat after all. But he felt like as if something bad was going to happen. It seemed a little too suspicious.
Hermione leaned against the wall as she waited for Harry to do the honors.
Harry glanced at his best friend then knocked on the door.
"That's her now. Told you." Ron told the Nurse. "Once she's here, you can release me. I promise she'll take care of me. Then I won't have to stay the night because I really can't afford to. It's our anniversary tomorrow and I owe her for forgetting last year… Harry?"
"Ron." Harry said somberly.
"What are you doing here, where's Hermione?"
"Hermione's… Ron what the hell is wrong with you. Haven't you hurt Hermione enough? Let her go. She's happy…"
"She can't be that mad that I missed her birthday because The Cannons had to play in Ukraine. I even bought Crookshanks a new cat toy back that was all the rage in Eastern Europe."
Harry stepped back in confusion. He had a shocked look on his face. "Ron that was two years ago."
"What do you mean?"
"Mr. Weasley this is what I have been trying to tell you." The nurse sighed. "You have lost your memory of the past two years. You still think it's 2008. It is now 2010."
"No." Chorused from both the patient in the bed and the person that had just walked in.
Harry whirled around. "Hermione." He said worriedly as he saw her paling face.
Hermione felt like as if her world was spinning.
"Who's this?" Ron asked as Sadie Rayne walked through the door. Sadie turned to face him and raised a perfectly arched brow at him.
"You're kidding." She said turning to Hermione.
Hermione shook her head. "No, I wish." Hermione barely finished her sentence when the doors that Sadie just came through, swung open, then a rather curvy blonde came bursting into the room. "Won, won!"
Harry's eyes widened as his eyes shifted between the three women. "Oh bloody hell."
Draco sat on the couch, looking at the grand clock while Ivy gave Ginny, Ken, and Teddy a tour of the loft. Blaise sat on the love seat across from him, staring at him while Luna browsed though the two fully stacked bookshelves in the room. Some of which were Hermione's books.
The only noise in the room was Luna's humming.
"Draco why do you have Susan Elizabeth Phillips books in your library?" Luna asked trying not to laugh.
"Who is that?"
"A muggle romance novelist."
Blaise almost choked.
"Those are Hermione's!"
"Uh huh" Luna said.
Just as Luna said this, another person flooed in. It was Anna and she had a blonde boy with her.
"Where's Hermione?" Anna asked as she stepped to the side so that they could all see the little boy.
"Colby?" Draco said.
"Colby?" Both Blaise and Luna echoed confused.
"What are you doing here?" Both Sadie and Lavender exclaimed simultaneously.
"What is going on Hermione?" Ron asked.
"Lavender, Sadie is here because I invited her." Hermione said deciding that she would fix the most imminent problem first, which was a catfight between Sadie and Lavender.
"Why the hell would you invite her and what are you doing here anyway? You have no claim to my Won Won!"
"Oh my god would you stop with that ridiculous mispronunciation. You're a fully grown woman; shut it with that infantile voice of yours. It's worse than nails on a chalk board!" Sadie yelled.
It quickly shut up Lavender.
"Thank Merlin your ears do work." Sadie sighed.
"I'm going to ask this one more time, and someone better answer me, what is going on here?" Ron asked.
Sadie turned and faced him; she bit her lips and approached his bed with her catwalk like stride. Hips swaying just perfectly enticing and with a certain sophistication.
"Ron…" She said breathily. "Do you really not remember me?"
Ron gulped. "Well…"
Sadie traced her dainty index finger around his temple then went to brush a piece of hair aside.
Ron gulped again and from his view, he couldn't help but stare at her cleavage…
Sadie noticed and gave a snort of disgust.
"Get away from him!" Lavender yelled, ready to launch herself at the model. But Harry grabbed her just in time.
"He's not worth it bint." Sadie said rather disgusted. "He's not done being Casanova yet. Until he is, he'll never be able to be faithful to one woman."
Harry let go of Lavender when he felt her relax.
Hermione had watched the whole thing and realized that Sadie was right. Ron wasn't ready to settle with one person.
"Um Rayne, I'm not defending him but it's pretty hard not to be attracted to you." Harry said awkwardly.
Sadie turned to him, completely ignoring the stupid blonde. "Yes but Harry Potter, when you look at me, it's from my shoulders up or at my toes. You even have this embarrassed blush for nothing. You love your wife too much to stare at my chest even if it's right there." Sadie said walking closer to Harry until she was less than a foot away. True to her statement, Harry did not look at her body but at her feet, his face scarlet.
As she finished, Ron had the grace to blush.
Hermione just closed her eyes. Why was she here? Where was Draco when she needed him? Why hadn't she let him come with her?
"Colby what are you doing here?"
"Miss Hermione gave me her business card if I ever wanted to talk to her." He said barely above whisper.
Draco closed his eyes and sighed. Of course she had.
"I want you to not donate anything. It is too expensive. I want my parents to be happy." Colby said stronger. "I don't want my mummy and daddy to suffer anymore. It would be easier for them if I passed awa-" The boy didn't get to finish. He collapsed right there in front of them.
"Colby!" Draco cried as he picked up the boy. "Colby!"
There was no response.
"Blaise contact my mother and tell her to contact Lucius or whoever. I'm going to St. Mungo's!" Then he dissapparated right there without a further thought, his mind occupied with the boy's safety.
"Emergency someone, doctor, someone!" Draco yelled when he got to the doors of the hospice.
"Sir, what is wrong?" A nurse approached him.
"He collapsed in front of me, I don't know!" Draco said somewhat hysterically.
"Sir pleases, if you would calm down. Now you say he collapsed in front of you?"
"Do you know if he has any medical conditions?"
"Um uh BMD!" Draco said suddenly remembering.
The nurse looked up quite alarmed. She waved another nurse over and quickly took Colby out of his hands.
"While the nurse here takes him, sir what is your relation?"
"I, I, I'm… I'm his half brother." Draco said, his voice catching in his throat.
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