Disclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter or any affiliated characters. I just happened to come up with the plot for this ship. All credit to J.K for her amazing universe that she allows us to play in.
Warning: Rated M. Cursing, sexual innuendos, lemons and fluff ahead. Basically what you would expect from a romance novel nowadays.
Music is my muse:
Song for this chapter: No One; Alicia Keys
Lyrics: No one can get in the way of what I feel for you. No one.
****I have NO idea how or for how long this happened, but I just discovered today that the Epilogue listed for this story was for Charmed to You! So, here is the proper Epilogue and I am sorry for the confusion. I deleted the wrong chapter and have re published this one for those that missed seeing this. Sorry for the inconvenience. ****
And cheers to reader cheichei87 for catching the error in the first part, thanks!
Draco paced outside the door to the hospital his eyes wild. "They kicked me out!"
His mother sighed dramatically. "You threatened to strangle the healer unless he made childbirth stop hurting, that's not possible my dragon. Now calm down and I am sure they will let you back in."
At Hermione's yell, Draco rushed back in as Narcissa shared an amused look with Molly Weasley who was there to support Hermione. The women had formed a strange truce over the years.
"He is worse than Blaise was with Ginny," Molly said absently.
Narcissa sighed. "His father was thrown out of my birthing room three times I think."
Molly snorted. "Arthur fainted each and every time and with the twins, we had to give him a calming drought."
Narcissa rolled her eyes. "Wizards," she said in exasperation.
Ten minutes later Draco walked out with a blue bundle his eyes full of tears as everyone stood up. It was only immediate family, which meant his parents and the elder Weasley's. Hermione hadn't wanted everyone making a fuss over her.
"I have a son," Draco said with a catch in his voice.
"A son," Lucius said walking over to touch the baby's head softly.
Molly stood up and slipped into the room to check on Hermione followed by Arthur who patted Draco on the shoulder as he went.
"He, he is so beautiful," Draco whispered reverently.
Narcissa wiped at her eyes and then smiled as the babe let out a lusty wail. "And probably hungry, take him back to Hermione, love."
Draco smirked. "Rascal just ate, will you head home?"
Narcissa hesitated and looked to Lucius who said formerly. "Hermione is well?"
Draco nodded. "She is fine, perfect actually, a bit sleepy is all."
Lucius nodded, "We will return to France and see you there."
Draco smirked and turned around, his father was still weary of his wife. It hadn't helped that in pregnancy Hermione had taken to hexing her father-in-law twice as often. But, ironically, the two seemed to be forming some kind of weird respect for the other. She didn't disfigure his father anymore.
Molly and Arthur left quickly both kissing the baby boy as Draco laid him back on Hermione's breast where he fumbled a moment and then latched on hungrily.
Hermione smiled down at him and then shook her head. "I am lucky they have a charm to ensure I never run out of milk for him, he is very hungry after all that work," she said fondly stroking her son's downy blond curls.
"I think you did all the work love, and I have utterly changed my mind about five children."
Hermione laughed softly smiling up at him. "You are silly. I thought I was going to have to hex you. Come and lay down with us."
Draco paused but then sighed and snuggled in next to her wrapping an arm around her still rounded stomach.
"Thank you for our son," he said kissing her cheek gently.
She sighed and closed her eyes taking his hand. "He has a rune, right on his left bum cheek. The mediwitch told me after you took him out."
Draco sat up and pulled down the swaddling blanket and cloth diaper and then laughed. "It matches ours! That should be interesting for the poor sod when he enters school."
Hermione chuckled and snuggled into him stifling a yawn. "So what name shall we decide on?"
"Scorpius William Malfoy" Draco said softly, "William for your father, I am sorry he couldn't be here."
Hermione teared up and then laughed happily. "Scorpius so he matches his father with the odd first name?"
Draco snorted kissing her deeply before sitting back to watch his son fall asleep. "Well, yes, of course. It's a tradition after all."
Hermione snorted as she fell asleep, knowing her husband would watch over her and little Scorpius.
Three years later…
"Really Draco, again?" His mother said sternly as the wizard was shoved out by a mediwitch.
Draco turned and huffed out an annoyed breath. "Dammit, she is screaming louder than she did with Scorpius, why won't she just take the bloody pain potion?"
Molly snorted and then sighed. "It can cause contractions to stop, why don't you invent one that doesn't have that side effect?"
Draco's eyes went wide and he snapped his fingers before turning on his heel and marching back into the room.
"He probably will spend the next few years before they have another child inventing that potion, Molly dear," Arthur said with amusement.
Molly laughed and shared a look with Narcissa.
An hour later Draco walked out looking stunned. "A daughter," he said quietly. "Bloody hell a girl!"
Lucius stood up and strode over pulling the blanket away from the babe to see for himself. "A girl!" He exclaimed in shock.
Molly frowned. "Were you told it was a boy dear? I thought you two wanted to be surprised?"
Narcissa was crying. "No, it's just that, we haven't had a girl in the Malfoy line in-"
"Three hundred years," Lucius said interrupting her and holding out his hands. "May I, Draco?"
Draco handed over his daughter and slouched against the wall looking stunned. "She's tired but fine," he said to Molly who stood up and rushed into the room to check on Hermione.
"A girl," Lucius repeated again. "We have a witch!"
Draco laughed. "Yeah, who will go to a co-ed magical school with a bunch of hormonal wizard's father."
Lucius looked up and handed over his granddaughter. "Salazar help us."
Narcissa snorted and walked over to kiss her granddaughter. "Oh stop, both of you. Draco we will see you at home later tomorrow."
Draco nodded and headed back into the room with his still sleeping daughter.
Hermione was bidding goodbye to the Weasley's who kissed the little girl and smiled at Draco as they left.
Draco got in bed and handed their daughter off to Hermione who cuddled her into her chest. "I wasn't expecting a girl," he said honestly.
Hermione giggled. "I know, you about fainted when they told you that you had a daughter. What do we do about names?"
Draco shook his head. "I have no idea, love."
Hermione sighed and kissed her daughters blond head, also curly, poor child. "If she has my curls," Hermione mussed.
Draco chuckled and played with a soft curl. "She was born en caul, that's good luck in the wizarding world."
Hermione closed her eyes relaxing against him. "I know it's rare for a baby to be born in the amniotic sac in the Muggle world too. Maybe that means she didn't get my curls after all."
Draco snorted at her. "Cute," he said pulling at her curls before he watched his daughter for a long moment and then asked, "it's an odd name and not a constellation but what about Haven?"
Hermione looked up in surprise. "Haven?"
Draco nodded, "yes, she was born still in her haven. I like Haven."
Hermione thought it over before she nodded. "I like it too, what about a middle name?"
"Jean, after her mother, the witch who brought the first Malfoy witch into the family tree by birth in over three hundred years," Draco said firmly.
Hermione looked at him and then nodded. "Okay, Jean, she is Haven Jean Malfoy."
Two years later….
"Well he hasn't been kicked out yet, do you think the potion worked?" Was asked in a bored tone by Lucius Malfoy.
Narcissa snorted. "It was tested thoroughly on every cat in France I fear, I am sure it worked perfectly."
Molly laughed. "Hermione wouldn't have taken it unless she knew it would."
Arthur nodded at that and they all looked up as a baby cried.
Ten minutes later Draco walked out stunned. "Another daughter, Salazar help me!"
Everyone burst into laughter.
Hermione smiled as she took their new daughter into her arms and nursed her. "I think we should name her Helena, but I have no idea of anything for a middle name."
"Claire?" Draco asked touching his daughters' soft blond curls. "They are all blond, where is my little mini you?"
Hermione laughed. "They all have my curls, tragically."
Draco scoffed and smiled down at the little one. "Helena Claire Malfoy, I like it."
Hermione snuggled into him and yawned. "I can't do this again for at least three years, so don't get any ideas. I am exhausted."
Draco laughed. "I think we can wait a few more years love if you wish to have more children when she is three we will consider it."
Four years later…
"It's a boy!" Draco said proudly brandishing his second son. "Good, he can help even things out!"
Molly and Narcissa laughed heartily as Lucius and Arthur nodded.
Hermione was chuckling at him still when he brought the babe back in and settled him on her breast where he started to nurse again.
"So, I picked Helena's first name. What have you got for this little guy?"
"Would you hate me if I said, Severus?"
Hermione looked up shocked. "No, I wouldn't, but I think your father might be a bit put out."
Draco chewed on his bottom lip and Hermione sighed knowing exactly what he wished to do. "Oh go on then, Severus Lucius Malfoy, his grandpapa's will be beyond thrilled."
Draco kissed her hard on the lips. "Thank you, my love."
Hermione closed her eyes. "Well, four is all you are getting so I suppose he shall have to bear your father's middle name as Scorpius has mine's."
Draco chuckled and hugged her to him. "Get some rest and then we will go home. Four is plenty for me, my love."
Hermione let out a tired sigh and drifted off to sleep.
Hermione and Draco herded Scorpius, Haven, Helena and Severus all with trunks towards the platform.
Scorpius was head boy and ran first followed by his prefect of a sister and then Helena gestured for Severus to go first and followed behind. In true Malfoy fashion, Scorpius had ended up in Slytherin. But to the great shock of everyone but Hermione, Haven had gone to Ravenclaw, and Helena who was the feistiest of their broad had gone to Gryffindor.
She smiled at her husband as they walked through the platform barrier to see the Hogwarts Express in all its glory. "Don't worry, Severus will go to Slytherin or faint from concentrating so hard to make the hat put him there."
Draco snorted at that but nodded. "I don't doubt it, after the shock of Helena he wouldn't want to send his grandpapa's into an early grave."
Hermione grinned. "All of you are ridiculous you know. How could you think that one of our children wouldn't end up in scarlet and gold like their mother?"
Draco grumbled. "It would be one of your girls."
Hermione elbowed him playfully. "Oh stop it, Haven went to Ravenclaw and you were thrilled."
"Yes well, she is bloody brilliant."
Hermione rolled her eyes. "Are you saying Helena is not?"
Draco grinned now. "Brilliant on the Quidditch pitch."
Hermione shook her head, their youngest daughter had made the team her second year. She was a brilliant flyer, utterly fearless on a broom. "And seeing you in red and gold at her games is shocking enough I might add," Hermione whispered.
Her husband had become a governor of the Wizarding School Scorpius's first year. To his great disappointment, none of his children had cared a fig about Quidditch except Helena, and that meant that Helena had spent the most time with her father, which made her house placement all the more shocking.
Hermione bent down to kiss her youngest son who was standing looking a bit daunted by the train. "What if I hate school, mum?" Severus whispered fearfully.
Hermione sighed and hugged her sweet boy to her chest. "You won't. Remember what Uncle Harry said, just tell the hat that you really want Slytherin and Scorpius will be there and so is Albus, you will be fine."
Severus nodded and then said, "You will write to me, right?"
Hermione chucked him under the chin. "Every day if you wish. We all will now go on, go and get on the train."
Draco leaned down and hugged his son whispering something in his ear that caused Severus to grin and then run off.
"What did you tell him?" Hermione asked curiously.
Draco shrugged. "A Slytherin secret, you can't write to him everyday love."
Hermione snorted, they had this argument every time they sent a child off to school for the first year. "Watch me!"
Draco laughed and pulling her to him he kissed her soundly before they both turned to watch the train carrying all their children head off to Hogwarts.
"Shall we make another one?" Draco whispered handing her a cloth to wipe her tears.
Hermione groaned at him. "No."
Draco smirked. "Just thought I would offer, dear."
Hermione rolled her eyes and took linked her arm through his. "I am comforting myself with the knowledge that we can now make love anywhere we want in our home for the next four months."
She laughed as her husband turned and on the spot apparated her back to their townhome in Paris.
They did indeed make love in every room of the townhouse, but only for a few months before Hermione took Severus up on his offer to get her second Mastery. Draco, not to be out done by his wife, got a Mastery in Arithmancy. Thankfully, this time around, there was no need for lengthy separations.
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