A/N: I thank all of you who have reviewed my story thus far… especially those of you who have been loyally following it and such. Your continuous support throughout this story was just great… it has meant so very much to me! Now, I give you the epilogue… the final installment for my first fanfic… "Threads of Silver." And now of course as I always request… I ask all who read this to remember that this is my first ever fanfic so please be kind! Read, review and most importantly… ENJOY!
All things Harry Potter belong to the wonderful JK Rowling… :-)
Epilogue: New Innocence
"Breathe… come on…!" Draco shouted.
A panting Ginny looked over at him, "Breathe?" she shrieked. "You try breathing when you have something the size of a watermelon trying to get out of you!!!"
Draco rolled his eyes, "Well the mediwitch said that you needed to breathe properly and you most certainly are not doing that!"
Ginny grabbed Draco's shirt collar, "I'll breathe… how I bloody well want to breathe!!!" The girl's eyes were wild with anger and pain. "OOOOWWWW!!!" she screamed. She let go of Draco and grabbed at her belly.
A mediwitch ran into the room, "Oh dear… it looks like you are ready. Ok… now I want you to try and relax for a moment."
Ginny's eyes widened at this preposterous suggestion. Relax… how in the hell can I do that?
Ginny tried her best to do as the mediwitch said. Draco held her hand and whispered words of love and encouragement into her ear.
"Now, I want you to bear down… be sure to breathe… very good, dear! Push… one, two, three… okay, relax for a moment… continue breathing."
Ginny felt as though her insides were ripping apart.
"Again… push! One… two… three…! Wonderful!! I can see the head!!" the mediwitch exclaimed.
Draco smiled and leaped down to see the baby's head beginning to crown.
"Oh my gods! Ginny… I can see its head!! It's a blond!!" he grinned.
"Okay dear… I need you to push again. One, two, three…!! That's it… one more time! One… two… three!!!"
Suddenly, Ginny felt a slight relief and heard a baby's cry ringing through the air like sweet music. She smiled and then began to cry due to the overwhelming emotions she suddenly felt. Draco instantly rushed back to her side.
"Ginny… you are so amazingly wonderful!! To bring something like that into the world!" he was beaming at his wife. He gently kissed her forehead, "You are so beautiful!"
Ginny looked up into Draco's gray eyes, "I love you."
"I love you too… you have to see him! He's gorgeous!"
"A boy? We have a son?" Ginny smiled.
Draco nodded, "Yeh… a little Malfoy to pass on the family name."
Ginny laughed to herself at her husband's words. He's still the same old Draco… Slytherin extraordinaire!
The mediwitch cleaned off the baby and allowed Draco to cut the cord. She then checked him over taking care to record his height and weight as well as the date and time of birth. Date… Friday July 31, 1998. Time… 1:53pm.
"Here you are Mrs. Malfoy… your brand new baby boy. Congratulations… to you both," the mediwitch smiled as she handed the baby over to Ginny.
"He's beautiful…" Ginny whispered. He had a mop of messy blond hair.
"Looks like me… no Weasley red hair!" Draco mused.
The baby opened his eyes. Ginny and Draco gasped. Their son had bright green eyes, with just a touch of gray.
Draco laughed, "Well… I guess he can't be perfect!"
Ginny frowned as she hugged her little child, "He is perfect!" she shouted as she kissed the baby's forehead.
"Of course he is!! He's our son… that alone makes him perfect."
"We should floo your family… they'll want to see the newest arrival. It's a pity the hospital wouldn't allow more than one person with you during delivery!"
Ginny nodded and Draco left to go contact The Weasley Family… Hermione included.
'Now just to think of a name…' Ginny thought to herself.
Minutes later, Ginny's parents ran into the room.
"Oh my grandson! He's wonderful!" Molly shouted. Arthur was close behind her and grinning widely.
Ron and Hermione walked in all smiles. Bill, Charlie and Percy entered next followed by Fred and George.
"Oy Fred… we gotta teach the little guy how to survive in this family!"
"Yeh… he can help us around the joke shop when he gets older… maybe he can even sample some of our new inventions!" Fred mused.
Ginny furrowed her eyebrows, "You two certainly will not!"
Everyone was soon laughing and fussing over the new baby. Finally, Hermione spoke, "Draco… Ginny…? Have you thought of a name for your new baby?"
Ginny looked over at Draco. Her eyes were expressing so very much and Draco completely understood what she was thinking.
Simultaneously they said, "Harry Potter Malfoy."
Tears filled Hermione's eyes and she hugged Ginny.
Ron gave Draco a brotherly pat on the back, "That's a good name. I must say that I never would've guessed it… but I do like your choice…"
At that moment, everyone went silent… only the soft sounds that the baby made could be heard.
Draco picked up his son and hugged him tightly, "I love you my little Harry," he whispered. He then looked over at his wife, "And I love you, Ginny Malfoy."
Ginny smiled brightly, "I love you too, Draco Malfoy."
Hermione gently brushed the baby's messy blond hair, "Harry Potter Malfoy…" she whispered with tears in her eyes and a slight smile on her lips as the room went silent once more.
Harry Potter. It was a name that would always be remembered… it would become legend, at least in the wizarding world. Harry Potter… known as 'The-Boy-Who-Lived.' Harry Potter… the name of the boy who bore the mark of an evil curse, a curse that held him to a certain destiny written down as prophecy… a destiny without a known ending that resulted in his death. Harry Potter… the name of the boy who bore The Dark Lord's mark… the legendary mark of a lightning-shaped scar.
Well, sadly enough… this is indeed the end of this story… my first ever fanfic! I can't believe that this day finally arrived! *sniff sniff* I just hope that all of you out there enjoyed this story… I know that I enjoyed writing it. And those of you who reviewed… your comments, suggestions, compliments, etc. were so very appreciated. I thank you all immensely for your support.
Now that this story is completed… please be sure to check out some of my other stories… I have a chapter fic currently in the works called "Phantasmagoria." There are 4 postings thus far, but unfortunately the postings are going slowly… though most of it is written, I've decided to get some help with a beta reader (the wonderful and beautiful Greeny)!!
I also have two D/G one-shots posted, which have a vampire theme ("Blood of My Love" and "Bonds of the Soul"). And due to the fantastic reviews I've been receiving for those I've decided to write a third installment called "Life of the Damned." This third vampire story will not be posted as a one-shot like the previous two, however… instead, I'm going to lump all three vampire stories together into something I plan to call "The Vampire Saga." Each vampire one-shot indeed relates to the others… and I plan to add to the 'saga' indefinitely.
sweetstar3 ~ You are hilarious!!! :-) (I know how to say your little phrase in French… "L'âne est plus intelligent que toi!" heehee!!). Anyway, here's the epilogue… I hope that you liked it… please read and review my other stories too!! Ohh, and thanks for your continuous support throughout this story!!
Greeny ~ My sweet Rachel… what can I say??? You've been my biggest supporter throughout this entire story as well as throughout my other stories! You really are the best!! I hope that you liked the epilogue… can you believe that this story is actually completed…? *sniff sniff* Well, now it's on to other stories which hopefully all of you reviewers will read and enjoy just as much as this one!! I can't wait to get more into "Phantasmagoria" (thanks to your wonderful help) and I'm hoping that my vampire stories turn out to be what I'm hoping for… I think that they stand a good chance, but we will see! :-) Anyway, thanks for the compliments on my last chapter… I hope that you liked the epilogue too! I'll talk to you soon!
Ashii Black ~ Firstly, I want to thank you for adding me to your "favorite authors" list! I'm so very thrilled about that! :-) And I'm ecstatic that my story actually got you into reading the Draco/Ginny stories (they are my favorite… as well as Ron/Hermione… but D/G is a zillion times better). I hope that you liked the epilogue to this story (yes, sadly it's over) as much as you liked my earlier chapters… please be sure to check out some of my other stories as well… they are all D/G too. I have one chapter fic that's getting posted rather slowly and I have two one-shots that will soon be lumped together with a third one-shot (coming soon) revolving around the subject of vampires.
Limery ~ Well… now you know all about the baby… name, gender and all! What do you think??? :-) Thanks for all your compliments… I hope that you liked the epilogue too! Yes, this story is now at its end… but I do have other stories posted… please check those out!!
Lady Matsu ~ Thanks for your compliments and support… I must say that I'm rather sad that this story is over too… especially since it was my first one!! Anyway, I hope that you liked the epilogue and all… and do you like the ending??? I found that to be a bit hard to write so hopefully all of you guys will like it. :-) Also, please read and review my other stories… I'd love to hear what you think, etc. about them!
Dracomio ~ Thanks ever so much for your kind words and support for this story! I hope that you liked epilogue as much as the earlier chapters!! Be sure to check out my other stories too!! :-)
Devoted2draco ~ I know what you mean… it's always sad when a story comes to an end… I hope you liked the epilogue and ending to this story… Please read my other stories… I have a chapter fic in the works and a couple one-shots!! And thanks for your support with this story!
Dark Angelll ~ Nikki… you are so sweet! I doubt that I'll do a sequel to this story… but who knows what the future might bring. In the meantime, you can read some of my other stories that I have posted! If you decide to read them, I hope that you like those as much as this one!
Lady Obsidian ~ Thanks for the applause and all your support! :-) I'm so glad you liked my last chapter… I'm such a sucker for happy and romantic endings too (especially when it comes to Draco and Ginny!). So, did you like the epilogue?? I hope so! Now I hope that you will read some of my other stories too… I'd love to know what you think! :-)
Anime10473 ~ I love Draco and Ginny together too… they are my absolute favorite!! Well, now this story is over… WAHH… and I hope you like how it ended. I thank you for all your compliments and support for this story! Hopefully, you will read some of my other stuff too!
RandomCharacter ~ I'm so very glad that you liked the last chapter… I hope that you liked the epilogue! I tried to make it really light-hearted in the beginning and then a bit more serious towards the end… I hope that people like it! Eeek! :-) Now that this story is over… I hope that you will read some of my other stuff!
Angelover41 ~ You are so very sweet! Your compliments are so flattering!!! :-) Firstly, thanks for supporting me throughout this story… and I hope that you like the way it came out now that it's at the end. *sniff sniff* Please read my other stories too… hopefully you'll like those as much as you liked this one!!
Serina ~ I'm so glad that you have liked my story thus far… hopefully you've read it to the end and hopefully you'll like my epilogue!! :-) I totally love the D/G ship as well… my definite favorite of all time… without a doubt! Ohh and sure… if you'd like help with a D/G story, I'd be more than happy to help you out with it! Just send me an e-mail! :-) Now that this story is at its end… please be sure to read my other stuff… if you do, I hope that you like it!!
AnniBug ~ YOU ARE MY 250TH REVIEWER!!! I must say that you think like I do… did you like everything concerning the baby??? I hope so!! And yes… I'm a sucker for those faerietale endings myself… especially when it concerns Draco and Ginny… I just can't help it!! :-) I want to thank you for all your compliments and support throughout this story… I hope that you'll read some of my other stuff too!
Lady Bug ~ Hey there! Yeh, Boston is ok… my favorite area is probably Backbay (lots of shops and restaurants and such)… But California is better, well in my opinion! :-) Especially San Francisco!!! Anyway, I'm glad you liked my story so much and I thank you for all the support you've given it throughout! Now I just hope you like the epilogue as much as the rest of the story! I also hope that you'll read some of my other stuff as well!!!
cute-crazy-chick1 ~ Thanks for the compliments… hope you liked the epilogue!! Please read my other stories too!! :-)
dragonsprincess ~ Hey there sweets!!! Your constant support and suggestions throughout this story have been awesome and I appreciate it so very very much!! I hope that you liked my epilogue… I know that I didn't go into the spring semester… but who knows… perhaps one day I'll be compelled to write a short little fic about it… In the meantime, please read my other stories… I'd love to hear what you think about them… ohh and I wrote a sequel to my first vampire fic and I'm planning on writing a third! I've noticed that this vampire thing is going along a path I never expected so when I post the third, it will be lumped together with the first two in something I plan to call "The Vampire Saga." My intention is to add various D/G vampire one-shots indefinitely… each 'chapter' will be a stand alone one-shot but of course they'll all be related, etc. I hope that all of you guys will like that idea!!
Ang3l666 ~ Hey sweetie!!! Yes… Draco and Ginny are married… and Ron and family accept Draco and the 'baby situation!' As far as Draco's dad… well, he got sent to Azkaban along with Blaise Zabini… as for Narcissa Malfoy… well, I didn't really go too much into her… I guess I imagined her to be alive and well and just getting on with life without her husband and son… I didn't visualize a close relationship between she and Draco… perhaps I should've gone more into that, but I didn't really think about it!! Sorry about that! Regardless of my glitch, I'm glad that you've liked my story… I thank you immensely for all your compliments and support!! I hope that you liked the epilogue too!! Now that this story is over, please be sure to read my other stories!! :-)
tay ~ Yeah… cute is a good word! :-) I'm such a sucker for happy endings that I just couldn't resist making things turn out ok for my favorite couple… even though in the real world, it would be heaps more difficult!! Putting that all aside, I'm glad that you've enjoyed my story… I hope that you like my epilogue too! Please read my other stories as well!!
KuTiExAzNxAnGeL ~ I'm glad that you like my story… hope you liked the epilogue!! Please check out my other stuff too!! :-)
Mubaki ~ Yeah, Harry died… I know that some of you won't be totally happy with that… but that is the way I see it!! Eeek!! :-) Anyway, I'm so totally thrilled that you liked my story… hope you like the epilogue too!! Be sure to read some of my other stuff too… it is all D/G, but hopefully I've turned you into a believer!! HAHA!! :-)
Coolchicka ~ I'm glad you like my story… I hope you like the epilogue too!! Please read my other stories as well!!
Mei Lee ~ You are so hysterical!! And thank you so very much for all your compliments and support for this story!! I'm happy to know that you were able to really visualize them together on the train and such… that really makes me glad!! I hope you like my epilogue for this story… it's not as long as my chapters, but it's longer than the prologue!! HEEHEE!! :-) Anyhow, now that this story is over… please read my other stuff… that would be awesome!
She-Who-Hates-Sunshine ~ Yeh, Ron was fairly supportive wasn't he… I figured that I had him act like such a git throughout the story that I needed to give him a sort of redeeming moment near the end. I'm glad that you liked that!! And of course I couldn't let Draco leave Ginny high and dry!! He loves her way too much! HEEHEE!! Besides, he already planned on marrying her anyway… and after school no less… they just really sped up the process by a term… although, the whole baby thing wasn't anticipated by either of them… oh well!! :-) Anyway, I hope that you liked my epilogue as much as my other chapters… and now that this story is at its end… please go and read my other stories as well… if you do, I hope that you like them!!
AllySweet ~ Aww… you cried! It is quite a remarkable feeling when a reviewer tells you that your story sparked fairly intense emotions!! I also thank you for your compliments… I hope that you liked my epilogue!! At the moment, I am not planning on writing a sequel to this story, but you never know… In the meantime, please check out my other stories… especially since this story is over!!
A special thanks is extended to Ashii Black for adding me to her "favorite authors" list (*many hugs to you*)!
THANK YOU ALL FOR READING!!! :-)
Indigo Child (Meredith)