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"I am so sorry," the Healer says to the young couple sitting in front of him. "There was nothing any of us could have done to prevent this. There is only so much magic can do," he tries to explain. "Sometimes these things just happen."

The young couple does not respond. They continue to just sit there, ignorant to what the Healer is saying.

Looking around on his desk he withdraws a business card, "Here's the contact information for my colleague, the one I told you about." He tries to hand the card to them, but is unsuccessful. Sighing, he places it in the woman's purse.

He looks at the young couple before him, noticing the vacant look in their eyes. His heart aches for them as if they were his own children. "Please contact her. It is going to be a very difficult time for the two of you and you are going to need all the support you can get."

Looking at the time, the Healer says, "I have an appointment with another patient. Stay here as long as you need to. If you need anything, Nurse Ophelia is just outside." With one last look at the couple, he departs from the room.

The young couple remains on the couch for another hour, not saying anything, holding hands as the Healer's words finally sink in: Draco and Hermione Malfoy were no longer parents-to-be.