Fraternizing with the Enemy
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Fraternizing with the Enemy
It was over. It was finally over. Hermione couldn't believe Harry really did it. He defeated Voldemort! Not only that, but he freed all of Wizarding England from the Dark Lord's tyranny. Hermione smiled despite the wreckage and dead bodies around her. Everything was alright in the world now.
A hand fell upon her shoulder, causing her to look over her shoulder. Her brown eyes found the blue eyes of her new boyfriend and best friend, Ron Weasley. He smiled at her as he wrapped his arms around her, pulling her into a hug. Hermione sighed happily as she returned the hug lovingly. Lifting her head, she stretched her lips up to kiss Ron who bent down to make their lips connect. When they pulled away they smiled at each other again. Taking her hand in his, Ron pulled his girlfriend with him back to the remains of Hogwarts where the Weasley family were huddled together, celebrating their victory over the Death Eaters.
"Hermione dear, you're alright!" Molly Weasley exclaimed as she rushed over and pushed her youngest son out of the way to embrace her honorary daughter. Hermione laughed a little and returned the embrace. Having Mrs. Weasley's motherly hug made her wish for her own mother.
"Where is Harry?" Ginny asked looking around for the dark haired boy. It was no secret that Ginny liked, if not loved Harry and the kiss he gave her only reignited her hope that they would be together again, properly this time.
"He wanted to be alone for a while, Gin. Just give him some time to himself for now," Ron told her, causing her to huff. The Weasley family laughed at her display of annoyance.
Just then, Madam Pomfrey came rushing over to them, her eyes wide in amazement and an excited flush dusting her cheeks. Percy caught her as she nearly ran into him, then stood her up straight again, asking, "Where is the fire, Madam Pomfrey?"
Catching her breath, she held her hand to her chest and looked at the ginger haired family, knowing they would be happy with the news she was about to share. Finally she said, "It is Fred; he's alive!"
George gave a cry of joy and immediately ran to where his previously presumed dead twin was sitting up rubbing the back of his head. After that the whole family rushed over to the twins to share their joy, leaving the nurse and Hermione to look on with smiles on their faces.
"Hermione, is Fred alive?" Harry asked as he stepped up beside her. She nodded as she turned to look at her other best friend. His green eyes lit up and his mouth formed a grin as big as when he would see Sirius. This did not slip her attention at all and made her wonder the extent of Harry's relationship with Fred, despite the brother relationship they shared. Could Harry possibly harbor feelings for the older twin despite the fact that he had dated his sister? Deciding to leave the matter be for the moment, Hermione laid her head on Harry's shoulder and wrapped her arms around him. Harry hugged her back before saying, "I'm going to speak on behalf of Malfoy and his mother when they have their trials."
This surprised the lady genius, causing her to look up at him. The Potter heir glanced at her and sighed, telling her about how Malfoy didn't rat him out back at Malfoy Manor and how Narcissa Malfoy lied to Voldemort and the Death Eaters about the fact that he wasn't dead in the Forbidden Forest. He felt he owed it to them, despite his less than friendly relationship with the Malfoy heir.
Nodding her head in understanding, Hermione said, "Well, at least everything can finally be right again."
"Yes, and you can start your new life with Ron. I mean seriously, you couldn't even wait until the end of the battle to finally kiss each other," Harry said playfully, poking her in the side.
Hermione laughed as she squirmed out of Harry's hold. Yes, everything was going to be alright and the future looked bright.