Many people have expressed some confusion about the end of my story, in that they say they don't understand it. Instead of continuously sending out e-mails, as I have been doing, or even sending out group e-mails, I'm finally caving and attaching the explanation to the story. I'm not sure to what extent people don't understand the ending, so if you read this explanation and still don't understand what's going on, let me know, and I'll fix it.
Final Chapter: So, as you know, for the most part of the chapter, Draco and Hermione are discussing Draco's options for endearing himself to Ron and Harry. I figure the confusion picks up at the point when Hermione suddenly cries "oof!" What essentially happens is that the two of them determine Hermione has just been kicked in the stomach: there is now someone else's leg protruding into the stair from the world above. Our dynamic duo guesses that the leg belongs to Neville Longbottom, who has gotten his leg stuck in the stair on previous occasions.
Hermione struggles to hold onto Neville's leg, since, hey, if you stuck your leg into a foreign place and something grabbed it, you'd probably freak out and kick a lot, too. Both Hermione and Draco see this leg as an opportunity to get free of the stair, so as Hermione clings to the kicking leg, Draco grabs hold of her waist. They exchange some goodbyes, then, as Neville is hauled out of the stair, so are Hermione and Draco.
The sound effects that follow Draco and Hermione's exit from the stair are, on the most part, not meant to be understood except to those who have read the sequel. Which is none of you, because I haven't written it yet. But I know what the sound effects mean! Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! (Yes, I know I'm evil, but now that I'm home for the summer, and only working three days a week, it's likely that I'll find some time to write. I really, really hope that I find some time to write. I've left you guys on hold for too long.)
Epilogue: The beginning of the epilogue introduces it as occurring two-and-a-third years after Draco and Hermione leave the stair. I deliberately chose this time period, merely because it was unlikely that we'd recognize any characters, so that I could introduce my own. The setting is the same as it has been throughout the story, as two new people–who we don't know from the original Harry Potter books, and one of whom is named 'Priley'–fall into the trick stair. The two have a dialogue similar to Draco and Hermione's from the beginning of Trick Stair, and that ends the fanfiction.
I hope this has cleared up any and all confusion surrounding the end of Trick Stair, and I also hope that you enjoyed the story! As I said, there will, quite possibly, be a sequel coming out soon, even though it's been about two years since I've posted anything. Cross your fingers, and yell at me in reviews, eh?
Much love to all,