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Chapter 15 : Love at First Sight
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Harry must have gone to work because it was just Ginny and James in the house besides Hermione. Ginny was passed out on the couch with James in her arms. He must have woke Ginny up too early for her liking this morning, that’s the thing about babies and Hermione should enjoy her sleep when she has it. About three weeks passed since she went to the manor, and she hasn’t seen Ron since either. He has even stopped texting her, and this kind of made Hermione a little sad.
Maybe he is over her now for good. But surely he couldn’t be this easily, they had a screaming argument just a few days ago. Luckily she was starting to come to an agreement with herself, she could still love Ron but hate him for his actions, and be completely in love with Malfoy and not be feeling guilty because of it.
A week ago Hermione made a doctor’s appointment at a muggle OB/GYN office in London.
Draco had no idea what this place was or what goes on there but he agreed to go because Hermione had told him that he would see their baby on a screen, and this was enough to make him go, he tried not to think about the muggle prospect of it.
His father was never really there for his mum when she was pregnant with her first child so he really wanted to make it up to Hermione to show himself that he really was not anything like his father... and prove to himself..
This had been one of his fears in the past, he had always been somewhat afraid that he would turn out just like Lucius. Luckily now he realizes he is nothing like him and has turned out to be a good man so far even though he did agree to join the Death Eaters, but he never really wanted to.
It was three when the couple set off to the city, and Draco was a bit more nervous by the hour to be introduced to such a different environment.
He never set foot in a muggle territory before, except to watch the Death Eaters kill because all his life it was basically 100% prohibited.
Instead of apparating like usual because they didn’t want to get any unwanted attention they got on a bus.
Hermione giggled at Malfoy as he looked at the people on the bus and all the passengers getting on.
“It’s so odd that not one of the people besides us on the bus know how to perform a single spell,” Draco whispered to Hermione, smirking at a couple that sat across the aisle from them.
She snorted, “Actually, it’s quite common, I grew up like that if you forgot.” She laughed at him and he smiled back, embarrassed that he said that and afraid he might have offended her.
The bus ride was a good forty five minutes long and Draco began to get bored. “I never sat so long in my life,” he said to her, feeling antsy.
“Oh Draco, seriously? That’s barbaric,” Hermione said, getting kind of irritated with him rolling her eyes and looking out at the passing vehicles.
She was quite relieved when the bus pulled into an area with many medical muggle businesses because Draco started talking foul about the muggle’s clothing and ways that they talk and that was getting on her nerves.
Even if he didn’t admit it, he still did have a bit of his old ways in him too and not just his mum, he was still so much better than he ever was in the past so she forgave him for this
“OB/GYN? What does that mean anyway?” Draco asked.
Hermione sighed, “Obstetrics, it’s a baby doctor.” She felt like she was back in Hogwarts answering dumb questions her classmates had no idea about the answer to.
“Oh,” Draco simply said. They walked into the office and there were all kinds of pregnant muggles and even some babies around.
Draco went straight to the seat looking wildly around at the other people as Hermione walked to the receptionist who was an attractive woman in her mid-twenties.
Hermione finished registering and sat and waited. “I’m nervous to see the baby, but excited!” Hermione told Draco, sitting next to him and taking in all the excited couples around them, feeling that way too. She forgot all about being irritated with Draco..
Draco was too much in awe of the different things around him to acknowledge what she just said.
A friendly nurse with bouncy auburn curls came out while looking at the clip-board, barely acknowledging them and said, “Hermione.” She motioned for them to follow her and they did so.
They came into a room with a sonogram machine. “Dr. Rebek will be in shortly!” The nurse exclaimed after taking Hermione’s blood pressure.
“Wow, this stuff is all so interesting, they can actually see babies on here!” Draco said pointing at the machine.
The doctor came in and asked Hermione all these questions. Hermione answered them as Draco looked on, shocked by all this still.
He wondered why the “doctor” dressed like this. But didn’t say a thing because he knows Hermione would be embarrassed.
Then the doctor took a big probe looking thing and told Hermione to lift her shirt up to reveal her tummy, which was already a little bloated looking with a tiny bump. The doctor put some gel on her and started to scan for the baby…. Then they saw their little one. A heart was flickering 156 beats per minute, and the baby was moving already.
The doctor said Hermione was probably about ten weeks along.
Hermione’s eyes welled up with happy tears, she was so happy everything was going so well!
Draco’s face lit up when he saw his child for the first time. “Blimey, that’s my baby, my child... oh my god...” He said, looking as though he may have been about to cry.
The doctor gave Hermione pictures of the baby and after a quick few last questions they left her room in smiles.
Draco grabbed her hand as they left the doctor’s office.
Hermione was so annoyed with the way Draco acted earlier that she decided that they would apparate after all.
So after avoiding some people standing around, they went behind the building and apparated to the manor.
Hermione was so shocked about seeing her baby and so happy, she could barely contain her excitement.
Draco even took out the pictures in front of his mum. “This is your grandchild,” Draco said revealing the picture to Narcissa.
Narcissa couldn’t help but smile, “Oh how precious, congrats!” She even hugged Hermione and this shocked her a bit. Hermione then said goodbye to Draco and apparated to the Borrow where she knew Ginny was, and she feared her presence for too long may upset Narcissa’s upbeat mood.
It was still raining when she arrived and knocked on the door.
Ron answered still in his ministry robes, he must have just got home, and Hermione’s heart sank.
“Hey Hermione, come in…” he mumbled.
Ginny and Molly were in the kitchen preparing dinner. Molly looked up and greeted her and Ginny put her things down, “You look excited! What’s up?” Hermione cautiously looked at Ron.
“Don’t worry I won’t say anything or interrupt…” He said as he walked into the living room and sat down.
Taking this as her queue she pulled out her ultrasound pictures, “I got my baby looked at today, I am about ten weeks!”
“Oh, how precious! Let me see!” Molly said enthusiastically coming over to get a look.
“Oh ‘Mione!” Ginny squealed, jumping up and down as she peered at the tiny square pictures as well. You could already see a tiny human forming.
Then they all heard a door slam all of a sudden. Ron left the house and was now sitting on the steps of the front porch.
This caused Hermione to stop celebrating. “Mrs. Weasley, I just don’t know what to do or how to act around him!” Hermione said to her frowning.
“Oh honey, he is going to stay like that for a while no matter how you act. But he has to realize that he doesn’t have you because of his mistake!” Molly said, hugging Hermione to her.
“He knows this should be our child, and that we should be happy, and about to be getting married still!” Hermione said starting to cry, “And I would have rather it been him than Malfoy any day just two months ago! But he broke my heart and I can never fully forgive him for what he did! And I know everything happens for a reason, and that’s why this happened between us and I am with Draco! And I’m not doing it just to hurt Ron! I’m sorry I have been holding this in so long and haven’t talked to anyone fully about it! I do still love Ron, but I am in love with Draco more and we are having a child together. I wish I could just fix Ron’s wounds but it’s impossible! He can’t fix mine either! He did the unforgiveable act in a relationship! He cheated on me!” Molly kept on holding onto Hermione as she cried, she hated this was such a happy day and then Ron had to go on and ruin it for her!
Ron heard the whole thing with the window being opened, he held back angry tears. He didn’t hide his feelings like he used to, these were too hard to hide and he knew every word Hermione said was true.
He was starting to realize now that Hermione now belonged to another man because of his actions alone. Slowly he accepted it even though he refused to. His heart was broken, but it was because of what he did and not Hermione.
Hermione deserves a man who treats her right, and Draco has been treating her right. He treated her right too until just recently when he got stupid and cheated on her.
Ron wanted to make everything okay again, and so did Hermione but this was a hard task to uphold. Hermione was pregnant with no other than Draco Malfoy’s baby... This was a fact he totally can't stand...
The same sleek blonde-haired scrawny boy back in Hogwarts that they hated from Slytherin who taunted them almost every day had his Hermione pregnant and possibly had her heart now. Ron could never be on friendly terms with Draco, no matter if every member of his family was. He had done too much damage in his life.
Hermione was done pouring her heart out to Ginny and Molly and just sat grim-faced on the living room couch now. Thinking about everything, how happy she was with Draco but honestly did miss Ron a bit, the baby she loved so much already in her womb, and what she wanted to do in her life but now had to wait because of the baby and will just have to stick with her extremely part time job at the ministry, luckily her department was a very long way away from Ron’s and she never had to see him there or Lavender for that matter.
Ron came back in the house and sat on the couch next to Hermione to her amazement. Suddenly, he was hugging her.
“I miss being with you Hermione, but even more I miss our friendship,” He said with his blue eyes searching her for her response.
“Me as well, I miss our friendship…” Hermione whispered, kind of edging away from him but still looking into his eyes. The familiar cologne of Ron’s wafted into her nose, she missed it. She missed his crazy sense of humor. He missed being his best friend. But she could no longer be his lover no matter how bad he wanted her to be again.
“I am so damn hurt Hermione, but I will do my best to support you because I love you,” Ron said to her. “Thank you,” Was all she managed to get out.
Ron kissed her on the cheek and then walked upstairs.
Hermione looked toward Molly and Ginny. “Well, erm, that was nice of him!” Ginny awkwardly said. “This is a mess,” Hermione confessed to them.
Ron lay in his bed thinking about Hermione and how he just couldn’t seem to stop being depressed. So depressed he feels there was no meaning in life anymore. He didn’t like this feeling and wanted someone to love him again.
Maybe it was time to give it a try with Emily Riker again? She was a nice girl even though she was rude to Hermione, and she did stay there with him until he told her to get out.
But then Lavender popped in his head again as she did even when he was happily with Hermione but fought.
He had told her to piss off after Hermione left, but something in him missed her. After all she was beautiful despite the marks on her face from Fenrir Greyback.
Her ringlets had now relaxed more and her blonde hair was shinier than it had back in Hogwarts. Her blue eyes still were bright as ever like the sky. She could never ever replace Hermione but it was someone he always really was attracted to and went for.
He thought about just settling with her because it was the best thing for him to be away from the thoughts of Hermione for a while. But could his and Hermione’s friendship be mended if he was with Lavender, the girl he cheated on her with?
He didn't really care... something had to make him feel better..
---This is a simple chapter-- it gets better... and I am working on the repetitive stuff, I don't realize I do it most of the time.. anyways, hope you like it. I haven't got much reviews lately and idk if that's because the story isn't good or what... :) Let me know what you think. But keep in mind this is my first story ;) If you suggest stuff I will try and make it better with the advice you give!
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