Day 13: Forgot to get anything


Hermione sat nervously on the examination table. She fidgeted with the hem of the hospital gown, then her nails, then the protective paper on the exam bench. The nurse came in to take her vitals, she asked a few standard questions before leaving to get the doctor.


After her exam Hermione did not feel like going back to work. She did not fell like going home either. Hermione just wander aimlessly, her mind caught in the multitude of scenarios her life will take on since the doctor's results. She sat on a park bench staring at the kids playing, the people passing by, the pigeons pecking for food. All that she kept replaying were the results, how was she going to tell Draco. What would his reaction be? What would his parents say? What would her parents say? What would her friends think?

Over and over she toiled with her emotions and the gravity of the news. A bobby came round letting her know that the park was closing at sunset and she better be off. Hermione nodded, deciding that she might as well give Draco the news and let the 'chips fall where they may'.


Upon entering their Townhouse, she noticed the whole place light by candlelight. The fragrance of a delicious meal filled the air as she removed her coat and shoes. Walking towards the dining area she saw a beautiful meal laid out. On one of the plates was a square red velvet box the note on top read 'My forever Valentine'. Tears began to fill her eyes, then she felt two strong arms wrap around her waist from behind.

"Happy first wedded Valentine's my love." Draco whispered in her ear.

Hermione let out a sob, Draco spun her in his arms as she buried her head in his chest and cried. "Baby, what's wrong. Do you hate my surprise. I can get rid of it." Draco said holding her closer and smoothing his hands over her back.

She composed herself long enough to say. "No, no this is wonderful... It's just... It's just that I didn't get you anything." Hermione sobbed again.

Draco chuckled pulling out a seat, he sat down bringing Hermione into his lap. He cradled her, bringing her to a clam once more. "Love, you don't need to get me anything. But, does your reaction have to do with what the doctor said?" He asked.

Sniffing, she gave him a nod. "Well sweetie what did he say?" Draco queried.

Holding her head up she said. "The doctor told me I'm pregnant."

Draco stiffened at the news. "Hermione, why are you sad. Do you not want children? I know we never really talked about it but I promise I would never be like my Father. I would never do anything to hurt our children."

"Oh no Draco it's not that, well maybe that did cross my mind, but I know you would never be hurtful to our children. I know we were not really planning on having kids so soon but there are so many things to consider. We both work, now I will have to give up my job. They will be the first Half-blood Malfoy children in centuries, if ever. Your Father will be a factor. This will be the first child among our friends. Will he be magical or a squib? What other challenges will they face because of us..." Hermione kept rambling until Draco held her chin and kissed her silent.

Breaking the kiss he said. "What time was your appointment?"

"Eleven o'clock this morning." She said.

He bit his bottom lip then said. "You have been over thinking all this time. No wonder you are upset. This is the best news ever. The greatest gift you could ever give me. It's a little bit of you and a little bit me. I hope she has my eyes and your hair..." He started as Hermione cut in.

"Why would you wish my hair on our child?" She sniffed giving him a sad smile.

Draco chuckled. "Fine your eyes and my hair. Either way I want this child, our child. No matter what he or she may face we will do it together as a family. Malfoys take care of their own." He gave her a reassuring squeeze.

"Okay." Hermione agreed.

"Good, you must be starved, and my little girl or boy must be too." Helping Hermione to her feet he moved off the chair moving aside so she could sit in the seat. "Before you eat, you should open your present."

She flashed him a bright smile and opened the box. Inside was a silver baby rattle with an inscription 'loved beyond measure'. "Draco how... how did you know?" She asked shocked by the gift.

"Theo said Daphne was experiencing the same symptoms you were, they found out a couple of days ago. Also Mother owled that a new leaf was forming on the family tree. She wants you for tea tomorrow." He said with a bright smile.

Hermione relaxed her shoulders. "Happy Valentine's Day Draco."

The End