Here is the last chapter. I hope everyone enjoyed it!
"What?!" Tom asked hoarsely.
"You know," Harry said nervously, "Pregnant. With child, knocked up, a bun in the oven, expecting, up the duff…" he trailed off as Tom just stared at him in bewilderment. "Tom?" he asked, but he didn't respond. "T-"
"How?" Tom managed to blurt out.
"Well," Harry said hesitantly, "When we were in bed and we-"
"No!" Tom shook his head wildly, "I know how, but I mean how?"
"Oh," Harry said lowering his ears, "Madame Pomfrey said it was one of the things that changed in me from my transformation."
Tom sat back in his chair and dropped his fork down on this plate with a clatter. He slid his hand through his hair and looked off to the wall. "Pregnant," he whispered to himself.
Harry watched Tom, desperately waiting for any indication that he was happy, but saw nothing. What if he doesn't want it? He thought frantically, tears gathering in his eyes. What if he gets mad, what if, what if what if! "T-Tom?" he asked desperately wrapping his arms around his stomach.
Tom snapped his head back to Harry and saw the tears in his eyes. He stood up abruptly, knocking his chair over and coming around the table to kneel in front of Harry. "What? What is it?" Tom asked.
"You haven't said anything," Harry whimpered.
Tom's eyes widened and he pulled Harry into his arms, "I'm sorry Harry. I…I…Merlin! I don't know what to say. A baby?"
Harry nodded and buried his head into Tom's shoulder, "Our baby."
"Ours," Tom whispered, tightening his grip around him.
"Are you happy?" Harry asked flicking his tail nervously.
"Happy?" Tom asked looking into Harry's face, "I-I don't know. I'm not mad if that's what you're asking." Harry lowered his eyes ashamed. "Oh Harry. Is that what you're worrying about?" Tom asked pulling him back into his arms and stroked his ears. "I'm not mad. I'm…Well I don't know what I am. I never thought I would be…"
"A father?" Harry filled in with a smirk, catching on to why he was so quiet.
"Yeah," Tom said breathlessly. They were both silent holding onto each other.
"What do we do?" Harry asked after a while.
"I have no idea," Tom said with a smile, "Out of all the knowledge I know. Pregnancies are not one of them."
"We'll have to learn then," Harry said happily.
"Yes we will," Tom smiled and placed his hand over Harry's stomach, "I guess that's what you meant by 'the three of us.'"
"I said that?" Harry asked flicking an ear to the side, "When?"
"When we were making love," Tom said softly running his fingers over the fabric of Harry's shirt.
"How far along are you?" Tom asked in awe as he slid his fingers underneath Harry's shirt to touch the place where his child was growing.
"Um. Almost 2 months," Harry said thoughtfully.
"2 months!" Tom exclaimed, "That's…" he paused and counted in this head, "That's from when the first time we…" Harry nodded in affirmative. "So that means you've been pregnant all this time."
"Yeah. That's why I was throwing up."
"I thought it was-"
"A stomachache? Me too. But not for 4 days! Madame Pomfrey checked me and found out. That's another reason they wouldn't let me go. They thought you would do something to our kitten."
"Do something?" Tom asked bewildered, "Like what? Train it to be a killer? No. Absolutely not."
"That's what I said, but they didn't believe me."
"Bloody Dumbledore," Tom muttered and Harry giggled. He pulled his hand away from Harry's stomach and got up. "You need to finish eating."
"Okay," Harry said and turned to his food and picked up his fork again.
"You sure are eating a lot," Tom said eyeing his food.
"I'm eating for two now, I have to make sure our kitten gets some too."
"Kitten?" Tom asked amused.
Tom chuckled, "Okay." He said fondly.
Harry just grinned and started eating.
Dumbledore rubbed the bridge of his nose and looked across his desk at Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. "Do you know what the two of you have done?"
"Yes professor," Hermione said, "But we did what was right."
"How do you know for certain?"
"Because sir," Ron piped up, "We know Harry better than anyone. We know when he is lying."
"He could have been confounded," Dumbledore suggested.
"He wasn't. I know the signs. And he wasn't brain washed because he still knew us. We even asked him things that no one else knows and he answered correctly," Hermione said defiantly.
Dumbledore gazed at the two and sighed. He had to admit that Ms. Granger was most clever. But they still needed to be punished for their actions. "Be that as it may. You both went against the rules."
They both bowed their heads slightly, but still remained firm in their decision for what was right.
Dumbledore folded his hands in front of him, "I will be taking 50 points from Gryffindor and you will both serve detention with Professor Snape on Saturday."
Ron winced but they both answered, "Yes, sir."
"Good. You are dismissed."
He watched as they both left his office and sat back in his chair. Everything was all very confusing. First Harry claims that he is in love with Tom and then Tom comes barging in seemingly without any real plan, to take him back. But why would Tom go to such great lengths to get one boy, even if it was Harry.
A knock at the door interrupted his musings, "Enter," he called out. Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape walked in. "Ah. Minerva, Severus. Come in, come in. Lemon drop?" he asked gesturing to the bowl on his desk. They both declined.
"Albus what are we going to do?" Minerva asked worriedly.
He sighed, "I do not know, Minerva."
"Well we have to do something. Who knows what Voldemort is doing to Harry," Minerva said.
"It did not seem as if Potter was in any danger," Severus said thoughtfully.
"That is exactly my sentiments, Severus," Dumbledore said, "I have never seen act so…careless. It is not like him."
"True, but it could have all been an act," Minerva said cautiously.
"Your face tells me you don't believe your own words."
Minerva sighed. "Its just…I remember what he was like during school; always so expressionless and impassive. But his expression yesterday when he saw Harry…"
Dumbledore nodded, "I do not think Tom is capable of acting like a loving person. No, I think his feelings are genuine."
"But then what does this mean Albus," she asked softly.
Dumbledore smile, "It means that Harry has gone and done the impossible. He has taught the Dark Lord Voldemort to love."
"That's impossible," Severus said, "The Dark Lord loves no one."
"It seems Harry as changed that, if anything judging by that kiss," Dumbledore said with his eyes twinkling.
Severus made a face and Minerva flushed and looked away. "So we do nothing," Minerva asked getting over her embarrassment.
"For now," Dumbledore said, "This may yet be a good thing."
"How?" Minerva asked.
"If Harry can change Tom's ability to love. There's no telling what else Harry can change."
Tom tapped his fingers on his desk and stared at the report he was supposed to be reading, but he couldn't concentrate. Harry was upstairs taking his nap and Tom had been sitting in his office for the past 2 hours doing absolutely nothing. All he could think about was Harry and the child now growing inside him.
A child! Tom couldn't believe it. He had despised any and all sort of relations that involved anything to do with touch or feelings. Falling in love, getting married… It had never crossed his mind, especially having a baby. Becoming a father. But it was happening. He didn't know how, but he had fallen in love with Harry. And now they had created a life together. It would just be them, just the three of them. A family.
Tom had dreamed of having a family when he was small, but that was when he was young and naïve, he had since then grew up and dismissed such fantasies, fantasies that were now coming true. It wasn't exactly the one he dreamed of, but it was close enough. A family; his family.
He was going to be a father! Tom let out a short laugh and ran his fingers through his hair. Him a dad. It was unbelievable. He didn't know the first thing about being a father. I'm going to need to find some books on parenthood, he thought.
He looked up when the door opened revealing a sleepy looking Harry. Tom smiled brightly and got up. "Well hello sleepy head."
"Hi," Harry muttered rubbing his eyes and walking into the room.
Tom pulled him into his arms and held him close. Harry snuggled into his arms and looked up at Tom with a smile and Tom leaned down to kiss his forehead. "What's with you?" Harry asked relishing in the attention.
"Nothing. It's just finally managed to sink in," Tom replied and picked him up and spun him around. "I'm going to be a father!"
Harry laughed and clung tight as Tom set him down again and looked up into Tom's bright blue eyes. "So I guess you're happy."
"Happy? No. I'm ecstatic," Tom pulled Harry close again, "There's so much to do, but I have no idea what."
Harry giggled at Tom's actions. He sounded like a kid. "Well, one step at a time."
"Right," Tom agreed. "We'll get through this."
Yay! So there you have it a new happy family in the making. Now that this is all up and done with. You don't have to wait for me to update or anything. The sequel is already out and waiting to be read. It is called Kitty Trouble. Then after that there is another one. So get to reading! Don't forget to leave a review!