~ epilogue ~
"Scorpius?" Hermione looked at Draco as the baby kicked yet again. The exciting flutters of early pregnancy had given way to solid kicks that hurt. This kid had a will and he didn't like being crowded. She couldn't wait to be done.
"It's an excellent name," Draco said, a trifle defensively. "I have a constellation name, and - "
"Fine," she said as the kid kicked her again. She was really much too huge and tired to argue about this and, given their first real date had been to go look at the stars that summer at Hogwarts, she was secretly charmed by the naming plan. "But if it's a girl, I get to choose the name."
"Cassiopeia?" Draco asked.
She threw a pillow at him but made a mental note that Cassiopeia really was a lovely name.
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A/N - First and foremost, let me thank the myriad beta readers who have helped with this story. Shayalonnie read every chapter from the very beginning and kept me going with her enthusiasm and support. She also did a comma hunt beta read of the final chapter because my eyes were just unwilling to proofread any longer. ReadingSerpent read all the Hinduism chapters and helped make those as accurate as possible. OrlandoSwitch helped with many, many of the Theodore/Percy chapters. thelemonandthepolarbear was instrumental in the Chanukah arc of the first half. mvrgxrnstxrn read all the chapters about Islam and the Muslim student and helped make those as accurate as possible. Any remaining errors are, of course, my fault.
Then, I have to thank you, insane and wonderful readers. Your energy kept this going when I really wanted to quit (and there were some times I really wanted to quit). From daily reviews of "thanks!" to sometimes heartbreaking private messages, you kept me writing and I cannot thank you enough and I am happy this ridiculous format made people smile and lightened some people's loads, even a little.
Two people have written ficlets set in the 'Rebuilding Universe'. If you want more, I highly recommend reading them because they are both amazing and both are linked out of my profile (If there are more I don't know about or have forgotten because my brain is a sieve, let me know, please, so I can add them to the list.)
* Mrs Authoress Malfoy: Percy's Anniversary (Percy/Theo)
* soyouwannabebeloved: Fickle Things (Neville/Theo)