Hogwarts Reunion

Chapter 19 - Another Hogwarts Reunion

*** Two Years Later ***

"Draco are you ready yet?" Hermione called, she was rushing to pack the last of their things. They had to be at Platform 9¾ in just over half an hour otherwise they would miss the train that would take them to their 20 year anniversary.

"Yes Hermione I am ready I was just giving some last minute instructions to the kids." Draco appeared in the doorway and grabbed their trunk.

"Really dad, are you going to call us kids forever?" Riles deep voice rumbled from behind Draco. Draco smiled as he turned to face one of his sons and motioned for him to grab the other side of the trunk.

"You know you will always be children to your father and me," said Hermione as she leaned up to place a kiss on his cheek. He just shook his head at them as they made their way down the stairs.

All of the children were home as it was summer holidays and the older children were looking after the younger ones.

After making the children promise to behave and take care of themselves, a loud crack was heard and Hermione and Draco instantly reappeared on the platform. Hermione smiled at the gleaming red engine, though she had seen it every year since the children had started at Hogwarts she was looking forward to traveling on it once again to go to Hogwarts.

"Now doesn't this bring back memories?" Draco asked as the snuggled up to one another waiting for the train to finish boarding.

"It does. It almost feels wrong to be sitting here with only you. Harry, Ron, Ginny and Neville should all be here." Hermione said her mind picturing them as children.

"Yeah, and I should come in and insult all of you, and insinuate that I know something that you don't know." They laughed together as they remembered their Hogwarts past.

"Is there room in this compartment? Everywhere else is full." Harry stuck his head in the door and smiled at Hermione and nodded at Draco. Hermione ushered him in as well as Ginny, Fred, George, Pravati, Padma, Blaise and Hannah.

Their compartment was filled to bursting and everyone was talking so much that the trip to Hogwarts passed by in a flash. They each caught a carriage to the castle and the sight of Hogwarts castle once again awed Hermione.

"It feels like I'm home again," Harry said as the four of them made their way towards the Great Hall.

"Your first real home anyway." Hermione said. She understood Harry's feeling towards Hogwarts because, she felt the same way. Even though she had a happier home life leading up to attending Hogwarts, this was the first place that she ever felt truly accepted.

Hermione looked at the entrance to the Great Hall and welcoming everyone in was her favorite Professor. She was standing tall and had a smile on her normally serious face. Apart from the smile, nothing about Professor McGonagall had changed over the years. The same could be said of Professor Dumbledore who was walking slowly around the room talking to people who had already arrived.

"Ah hello Mr. and Mrs. Potter and Mr. and Mrs. Malfoy, how are you?" Dumbledore looked at the four with a twinkle in his tired blue eyes.

"Hello Professor," they all said together and then laughed.

"How are you?" Hermione asked him concern sneaking into her voice. She remembered thinking that he had seemed old at the end of the war and that was almost twenty years ago.

"Ah yes, I am wonderful Mrs. Malfoy, though it is at reunions like this one that I begin to feel my years." His blue eyes twinkled merrily and they seemed to belie his words.

Dumbledore soon moved on to talk to some of the other people that had arrived.

"It's a little different this time around," Padma commented after they had joined the Potter's and the Malfoy's.

"It is different not having the kids to chase after," Hermione said with a fond smile.

"I could run around a bit for you mum, but I don't think that Minerva would approve." Jake said dryly from behind her.

"It's about time you showed up son," Draco said as he clapped a hand on his oldest son's shoulder.

"Well where is this Torin that I have heard so much about?" Hermione asked Jake. Jake ruffled up his already messy black hair and smiled cheekily.

"She hasn't come down yet." He said, his smile widening, his brown eyes were twinkling merrily and Hermione was reminded of Dumbledore.

"She is the Astronomy teacher, isn't she?" Hermione asked and Jake nodded at her but his attention was focused on a beautiful young woman standing in the entrance of the Great Hall. She was slender and not to tall, with shoulder length curly black hair and as she approached the group she had a large smile on her face and Draco noticed that her green eyes never left the face of Jake.

"Everyone, this is Torin. Torin, this is my dad, mum, Uncle Harry, Aunt Ginny, Fred and Padma Weasley, George and Pravati Weasley. And I can't forget Uncle Blaise and Aunt Hannah," Torin smiled at them as they all shook hands with her as they were introduced. Hermione and Draco looked at each other and smiled. Jake was obviously smitten with the young teacher and she was just as smitten with him.

"Are you the same Fred and George that were the founders of Weasleys Wizarding Wheezes?" She asked with awe. Fred and George were evidently impressed with her and instantly engaged her in a conversation about the goods that they sold.

"So what do you think?" Jake asked quietly.

"I think that she is perfect for you," Draco said simply and then laughed at the relieved look that came over his face.

After a while they all separated and Hermione and Ginny finally got to have a quiet word, something that neither had had much time to do of late.

"You and Draco look happy," Ginny commented.

"We are," Hermione said just as simply and she smiled contentedly.

"You two don't seem like the same two people who attended Hogwarts. You don't even argue anymore."

"Merlin! Do we really seem that way to you?" Hermione laughed. "Draco finds new ways to irritate me daily." Hermione shook her head. "We argue constantly, but the difference now is that there is no malice in our arguments." Hermione smiled fondly over at Draco who was balancing a crab puff while talking to Harry and Blaise. Their eyes met and a look of love passed between the two.

"It is amazing how things change, isn't it?" Ginny mused.

"People grow up, I mean look at you! There was once a time where you couldn't look Harry in the eye and now you have four children together! How are Lily and Molly?" Hermione asked.

"They are with mum, getting into mischief as usual." Ginny paused thinking. "When I was younger I dreamed that one day I would marry Harry Potter and live happily ever after, but I never thought that it would actually happen."

"I know what you mean, if I was to go back in time and talk to myself as an eleven year old and told myself what would happen to me I think that I would have marched straight to St Mungo's and have myself committed!" The women laughed.

"We don't get much time to do this anymore do we?" Ginny asked.

"I know. We haven't had a good gossip session for such a long time."

"So you and Draco aren't the perfect couple?" Ginny asked teasing Hermione.

"Of course not, everyone knows that that particular title is reserved for the Potter couple." Ginny laughed though her cheeks held a slightly pink tinge.

At this stage Harry and Draco walked over to join their wives.

"You know I think that I am going to have to get you and Harry matching crowns," Hermione said cheekily.

"For what?" Harry asked confused.

"Because were the perfect couples of course!" Hermione and Ginny burst out laughing and Draco and Harry looked at each other completely convinced that their wives had gone round the twist.

"I think that Dumbledore is going to make a speech," Draco said and he pointed to the head table where Dumbledore was standing waiting for the room to quiet down. He made a motion with his wand and suddenly all around the room small tables appeared Hermione and Draco took a seat at the closest table joined by the Potters, the Zambini's and both Weasley couples.

"It has been many years since you attended Hogwarts as students for the first time. I have watched you grow, face great adversity," he looked at Harry when he said this, "and succeeded." He paused as he looked around the room.

"I have had the great pleasure of watching you become adults and had the joy of welcoming your children to Hogwarts. Coincidentally I think that Draco and Hermione have broken the record for the largest amount of children to attend Hogwarts. The record was previously held by Molly and Arthur Weasley with seven children. With fourteen of your own you have well and truly broken that record!" There was laughter around the room.

"Many people that you attended Hogwarts with lost their lives in the battle against great evil, and it is with a raised glass that I want us to remember them." In front of each person a glass appeared and everyone took their glasses and raised them so that Dumbledore could give the toast.

"To bravery, courage and making the ultimate sacrifice, lest we forget," Dumbledore raised his glass high and each person in the room did the same murmuring:

"Lest we forget," before drinking to those that had lost their lives. Dumbledore paused allowing everyone to have a moment of silence in remembrance of people that they had lost.

"On to a more cheerful note, it was a suggestion of some of our younger Professors that we have awards that reflect your time at Hogwarts. I will allow Jake Malfoy to do the honors." There was applause form all in attendance as Jake stood up and walked around to the front of the Teachers table with Torin behind him.

"Well I must say that it was with the help of as many of the Professors as well as the portraits that line the halls, and the help of our resident ghosts that this was possible. Well, I won't take up too much of your time with this as I know you are all eagerly awaiting the feast. The first award goes to the worst potions student of your class," Hermione glanced over at Neville who was blushing a slight red and was already getting out of his chair. "It is our very own Minister of Magic, Mr. Neville Longbottom." There was much laughter and applause as Neville made his way towards the front of the Hall. When he graciously accepted his award from Torin he turned around and waved before he made his way back to his seat.

"Well done Minister, I think that it is a great achievement to receive that particular award!" Jake said laughing.

"Our next award goes to the least likely couple of the year - and look - it goes to my mum and dad, Draco and Hermione Malfoy." Draco and Hermione looked at each other and laughed before going up to accept their award.

"Now the next award we have dubbed the 'George and Fred Weasley apprentice' awards, this award goes to the parents of twins who are most like George and Fred, and considering that the two boys in question are their nephews it stands to reason. Uncle Harry and Aunt Ginny, this one goes to the both of you for Sirius and James." Fred and George got out of their seat to clap for Ginny and Harry. They were quite impressed that they had an award named after them.

For the next half-hour awards were handed out to almost everyone in the room, for numerous achievements, including Pansy wining one for the most inventive wardrobe. For the evening she had chosen a skintight black v-neck dress that did not leave enough to the imagination, and the split up the front of the dress almost had her arrested for indecent exposure. Pansy was quite thrilled with the award, not realising that it was delivered with sarcasm.

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After they feasted and caught up with old friends Hermione and Draco decided to take a moon light stroll around the grounds. They walked hand in hand each silent with their own thoughts. Hermione was pondering over what Ginny had said about them seeming to be so perfect, and Hermione knew that they weren't. Hermione loved Draco with all of her heart, but she knew that Draco had never wished to be married, and if it weren't for his mother he never would have. Hermione wouldn't change their life together for anything, but deep down she worried that Draco wasn't as happy as she was.

Draco on the other hand was thinking of how beautiful Hermione looked with the moonlight reflecting through her hair. When he saw the frown that had descended on her forehead he knew that she was thinking deep and important thoughts, but he also felt that now was not the time to ask her about them. When she was ready to talk about what she was thinking then he would be ready to listen to her.

After a while Draco yawned and mentioned to Hermione that it was time for them to head up to bed.

Hermione and Draco made their way up the winding staircase to the room that they had been assigned to for the night. After going through their nightly rituals they finally slipped into bed together and held each other close. Hermione lay with her head cushioned on his chest listening to his hear beat.

"Draco, are you happy?" Hermione asked him quietly.

"Well I'm sleepy at the moment, but yeah I am happy." He replied.

"No, I didn't mean now, I mean are you happy with our lives together?" He looked down at her curiously wondering what had brought this on.

"Hermione look at me," Hermione raised her head off his chest and looked directly into those clear blue eyes that were once like blue glass, never allowing you to see into his feelings. Now they were bright and open so that you could see into his soul. "Hermione I love you, something that I never thought that I was capable of doing. We have fourteen of the most amazing children, and I'm not being biased when I say that. Hermione I am so happy that sometimes I think that I am going to burst with it." Hermione smiled and felt something akin to relief. "Every day Hermione I wake up with a smile because I know that you are wrapped in my arms, and I am thankful. I wouldn't change a day of the last fifteen years, would you?"

"Of course not, I love you Draco Malfoy," Hermione said with love and happiness radiating from her eyes.

"I love you Hermione Malfoy," Draco gazed back at her and Hermione could feel the love from him. "Now that we have done being all mushy, come here," he growled before pulling her into a fierce kiss...

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A/N: Well that is all folks! I hope that you enjoyed my story! I must say sorry that this is later than normal but I wanted to make it special since this was the last one ever! I tried to make it as long as possible so I do hope that you appreciate my efforts! :)

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