B/N: Hello people! Itshmee! Here's the thingy: Laura's not doing too good, got a snitch load of writer's block or something, so the next chappie may be a little longer in coming... Personally, me thinks that it is difficult for her to end it, 'cause it is like her baby, you know? She needs some time, and lots of support from her reviewers, ok? So if all of our faithful, loyal, wonderful readers could please give her some help with a big side-helping of sugar, then I would be eternally grateful (plus she would write faster!). No death threats, please!

A/N: I'm sorry, people, it's just too hard to write the end. Sniff, sniff "WAAAAHHHH!!!" It's seriously like a brain child or something. I clothed it and fed it lots and lots of smut and let the plotline develop and it's just so hard to think that it's ending. Oh well, the sequel will be easy to start. I just have to get the ending out of the way. I have many loose ends to tie up (bondage... yum). Ok, Laura, stop thinking about tying people up already!

B/N: Run little readers, run!

A/N: (grins evilly while brandishing a handful of chains) who, me? You have nothing to fear....

B/N: Don't believe a damn thing she says; you will regret it!

A/N: Damn it, you're scaring off my victims- oops, I mean my readers. Damn it all to hell! (Clautius walks in) Laura, you've stiffed me on my last pay check. PREPARE TO BURN, BITCH!!! (Laura) yawn so you keep saying, but I keep coming to Hell and it's just a nice vacation spot. Dad, would you quit threatening to roast me?

B/N: Like I said, 'Don't believe a damn thong she says!' But just to be safe... RUN LITTLE READERS, RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A/N: Who's got a thong? Annie, what are you doing???

B/N: Thong? What thong? I have no thong, damn you!! (Walks away and everyone sees the strings)

A/N: That thong the thon thong thong... whooo!!! Sorry, people for the insaneness, but... hey! I got some inspiration!!!!!! I'm gonna go write now!

(Three days later)

A/N: This is it, people!!! This is the last chapter! I'm going to write the first couple of chapters, probably six or so, before I start the sequel, A Fine Line Between Heaven and Hell. To everyone who was wondering how I would do it in one chapter, that's what the next book is! THERE IS A SEQUEL!

Chapter 34

Harry and Draco Apparated back early the next morning into the Great Hall, just in time to feel the earth buckle. "What the hell?" Draco muttered, Apparating them straight to the source of the violent energy. They appeared in the middle of their dorm room and stared at Eric's bed. A golden, blue, silver and scarlet glow wreathed the bed and everything else around the bed was a combination of scorched and waterlogged. The rumbles died down to tremors and finally stopped.

Harry started chuckling. His chuckles turned into roars of laughter as Draco joined him, sitting on the floor and laughing until tears streamed down his face. Two flushed and embarrassed faces peered out of the curtains. Emily stuck her hand out and shot a stream of flames at Harry, lighting his shirt on fire.

He put out the flames with a wave of his hand and stared morosely at the burned spot. "Damnit! I liked that shirt!" Harry said in between chuckles. Draco touched the scorch marks and the shirt re-knit itself in seconds, once again as good as new.

"So, did you two have fun?" Draco asked, still snickering. Eric sent as miniature tidal wave out of the curtains, crashing into the flabbergasted demigod. "Hey! I was only asking a valid question!"

Emily crawled out of Eric's bed, her face the exact shade of red as her oversized tee shirt. "Hey, we didn't make fun of you after a night of drunken sex," she moaned, running to the bathroom. "I think I'm gonna be sick."

"Was that in reference to the drunkenness or the sex?" Harry asked, scratching his head.

Eric glared at him but, before he could say anything in his defense, sprinted for the bathroom as well.

"Hmmm, to get them sobriety potions or not?" Draco mused. Harry smacked his arm and Apparated, returning with two anti hangover potions for Emily and Eric. He walked into the bathroom and walked back out a minute later with their friends in tow.

"So, how does it feel to be bonded?" Harry asked Emily.

"Weird," she said, wrinkling her nose. "He won't get out of my head."

"Well you're the one who said why don't we try it with our minds linked," Eric grumbled.

Harry and Draco looked at each other and cracked up. "It's not funny!" Emily protested, frowning. "This is so weird!"

"Well, maybe you should have asked what bonding was like before trying!" Draco snickered.

"We didn't know! Wait- BONDED!" Eric yelled, his eyes wide. "I'm only sixteen! I'm too young for this!"

"Too late for that now," Harry said, biting his lip.

Emily and Eric stared at each other pensively. Oh shit, this is bad.



Sirius and Remus sat in Lily and James's living room, the potions Harry had given Remus sitting on the table in front of them.

"Harry gave these to me for Christmas, Sirius. One, the blue one, will make the Werewolf permanent and give me the abilities of a Born Werewolf. The other, the green one, is a permanent cure. I don't know which one to take. I mean, I like the perks of being a werewolf: heightened senses, increased strength, the works, but I hate what it does to me for that one night. I hate killing and hurting others. The wolf goes against what I believe. Well, Sirius, what do you think?" Remus asked tiredly.

Sirius stared at the bottles with an unreadable expression. "Well, let's look at this from a different perspective. I love you just the way you are, wolf included." Remus started to speak but Sirius held up a hand. "Let me finish. The wolf comes out quite often, in almost everything you do. You act like an Alpha wolf half the time, and the other half you still have wolfish tendencies. The wolf and you are almost one and the same. The potion that turns you into a Born Werewolf wouldn't change you, would in fact give you an incredible advantage. You would keep your mind during the forced transformations and would be able to transform at will any other time, again keeping your mind. The other potion would change who you are, Love. I don't know how you'll act without the wolf inside of you, and frankly, I don't want to find out. I'd vote for the blue potion."

Remus's eyes were wide by the time Sirius was finished. "You mean it? You won't be mad if I take the blue one?" he said, slightly hopeful.

Sirius grinned. "Admit it, Moony, you really, deep down, want the blue one."

Remus grinned sheepishly. "I just thought, wow. The power involved would be incredible."

"So?" Sirius handed Remus the blue potion with an enormous smile.

Remus stared at the flask and, in one quick motion, removed the stopper and gulped it down. "Hmmm, now I'm sure that Severus deliberately makes his potions taste dreadful," he commented wryly. "I -AAAGRH!" he yelped, shuddering and curling into a ball.

"Remus?" Sirius asked, suddenly terrified. Tentatively, he reached and grasped Remus's hand in his own. He watched, fascinated, as Remus's fingers transformed from wolf claws to fingers and back again before becoming fingers fully. Remus lifted his head, his shaggy brown hair falling into suddenly amber eyes. "Remus?" Sirius asked again.

"I'm fine, Padfoot," Remus rasped, sniffing the air. "I'm better than fine. This is amazing!" He stood up suddenly, his eyes glowing. "It's like I was battling the wolf all along as a separate entity, when it was a part of me! I feel so complete!"

"Remus, care to go for a run?" Sirius asked, transforming.

Remus grinned wolfishly and transformed. The two raced out the door and through the Dungeons, terrifying passing students as a werewolf and the Grim raced through the corridors. At last they made it outside and sprinted into the Forbidden Forest.

Harry and Draco stared down the hallway. "I know what potion Remus took!" Harry said excitedly.

"That was Remus?" Draco asked. "Why didn't he attack anyone?"

"He took the Born Werewolf Potion!" Harry said, just about skipping from happiness.

Draco grinned. "Come on, we're going to be late for Potions."



March and April passed by in a blur of studying, as the teachers seemed to think that, now Quidditch was over, the students wouldn't know what to do with their free time. Xander and Lily continued to teach Potions as Severus and Laurel were still in a coma. Harry, Lily, Draco, Ginny, and even the Marauders kept a constant vigil at their bedside, hoping they would wake up soon. Eric and Emily almost completely stopped speaking to each other for about a month before realizing that there wasn't anything they could do about it and relented. Besides that point, Eric missed the sex. Ginny moped for about three weeks after Darius went back to the Drow nation with his parents, and then realized that either of them could Apparate back and forth, as well as chat telepathically. They visited Hogsmede together every weekend after that.

Remus, Sirius and James, in trying to cheer her up as well as live up to their Marauder reputation, took every opportunity to prank the students, once even turning the school into a jungle, complete with carnivorous plants. This of course was the day Narcissa and Lucius decided to visit Draco. Harry had the fortune of seeing Lucius battling an enormous Venus Fly Trap that happened to be enamored with his blond hair. Afterwards, Lucius Malfoy threatened him on pain of death not to repeat how he had managed to get the plant to release him.

Draco, you wouldn't believe what your father just did, Harry said, chuckling at the memory, after the Malfoys had left. They were seated in the Library, studying for Finals.

Did you know that my mother's pregnant? Draco asked.

Congratulations. Remember how I had that thought about your father and the carnivorous plants?

The one where he was fondling a Venus Fly Trap?
Draco asked, grinning. What of it?

Guess what he did.
Harry sent him a very vivid image.

Oh no. Mother will be furious. Draco started laughing. Imagine, he's cheating on her with a plant.

He didn't have a choice. The plant was molesting him and wouldn't let go.
Draco lost it completely, falling from the chair and howling with laughter.

Poor Father. He must be so scarred.

Harry helped Draco back to his chair and they continued studying, only occasionally breaking out into giggles.



Three weeks before Draco's seventeenth birthday, Harry, Ginny, Blaise, Eric, Emily, Neville, Luna and Seamus went shopping for Draco's presents. They Apparated to the Dungeon as soon as the Mall opened and then to Diagon and Knockturn Alley, anxious to do some shopping.

Draco woke up and noticed immediately that Harry was gone. Harry, where are you? He asked plaintively, rubbing his eyes.

Isn't your birthday in three weeks? Harry asked.

Yes, what of it? he asked as he climbed into the shower.

Well, we're shopping for presents. I'll see you in a few hours.

But who'll wash my back?
Draco mock pouted. You always do it.

Awww, poor baby. How will you ever survive?
Harry teased, grinning.

I won't, so get back here. Draco pouted and crossed his arms.

Fine, I won't buy you a birthday present and I'll come right back. It's so sad, because I had the best present picked out.

HELL no! Buy it!
Draco protested. What are you getting me?

I'm not going to tell you!

Fine.
Harry rolled his eyes and gently put up a block between them. Draco chewed his lip, not liking the distance. Once Harry was back, he made it up to Draco.



On May seventh, a Sunday, Harry woke up an hour early. Quietly, he woke his mother, father, Alanna, Xander, Emily, Eric, Blaise, Seamus, Ginny, Neville, Luna and the rest of the demigods and demigoddesses. It's Draco's birthday, he sent out to their sleepy queries of what was wrong. We have to set up the party!

They quickly Apparated to the Chamber of Secrets and spent the next two hours getting the place ready.

Draco awoke an hour and a half after Harry had left; vaguely feeling that something was off. He blearily stumbled into the shower. What's going on? he asked silently, for the first time realizing that he had absolutely no idea where Harry was. Harry? Where are you?

Draco? Are you awake?

No, I'm talking to you in my sleep. Of course I'm awake!
Draco frowned. Where are you? Harry silently Apparated into the bathroom and stripped.

"Right behind you," Harry said slyly. Draco whipped around, spraying Harry across the face with water. Harry blinked and wiped his eyes. "Harry birthday, Love."

"You remembered!" Harry found himself covered with sopping wet blond.

"Of course." Harry leaned in and kissed Draco. "Want your present?" He kissed Draco again.

Draco smirked then pouted playfully. "Is that all I'm going to get?"

"Hell no." Harry pinned Draco against the shower wall, nipping his collar bone. Draco tensed, his eyes glazing over.

"You better not stop," Draco growled. Harry began sucking on the sensitive spot on the back of Draco's neck and Draco's knees went weak as all the blood in his body went straight to his groin.

Harry chuckled. "You're purring again, Love."

Draco fiercely attached his lips to Harry's. Shut up and kiss me.

Forty minutes later, they emerged from the shower both sporting a well debauched look, as well as several new hickeys and bite marks.

Are you ready? Harry called to Alanna quietly, trying not to attract Draco's attention.

Nope. We need a little while longer. Ok, a LOT while longer. You two were awfully loud. Mr. and Mrs. Malfoy had to take off for twenty minutes because of it, and Xander was really hot under the collar.

They're here- wait, how did they hear us? We had our shields up except the link between you and me...
Harry asked suspiciously.

Well... He could feel Alanna blushing.

You clued them in, didn't you!

Guilty as charged. They really liked the telepathy.

Great, just effing great.

Harry, who are you talking to?
Draco asked, butting in on their conversation.

Alanna.

Hi Alanna!
Draco cheerfully replied. What's going on?

Why don't you come on down and find out?
Alanna said, mentally grinning.

I want to visit Uncle Sev first, Draco said softly.

I'm going with him to the Hospital Wing first and them we'll come down, Harry said resolutely, wrapping his arms around his now despondent soul mate. We'll be a half an hour.

That's fine.
Alanna pushed them from her mind and they Apparated to the Hospital Wing.

Draco immediately strode into Severus and Laurel's room and sat down, taking his Godfather's hand in his own. Uncle Sev, it's me again. So, it's been almost three months. Do you think you'll wake up soon? Absently he rubbed circles on Severus's hand, something Severus used to do to him when he had nightmares as a child. They sat for almost ten minutes, lost in their thoughts. I wonder if you'll ever wake up, he muttered despondently. Harry rubbed his shoulders, trying to offer comfort.

He'll wake up, Draco, Harry murmured. Just give him time. They'll be fine.

How can you be so sure? It's been ten weeks!
He slumped in his chair and rubbed his eyes. Harry sighed.

"He'll wake up soon. You just have to have faith. Come on, we've been sitting here for a while. It's time to go see what Alanna wants." They stood up and walked to the door.

Wake up soon, Uncle Sev, Draco thought, chewing his lip as they walked out the door.

Mmm, Draco? A sleepy voice answered him. They both whipped around and stared at the bed. Severus's facial muscles twitched. Draco? Are you there?

Yes, Uncle Sev. Harry and I are here. Are you and Laurel all right?
They hurried back over and leaned over the bed.

Severus sighed softly and opened his eyes, blinking against the sudden bright light. I think so.

Laurel softly moaned and opened her eyes, staring at the unfamiliar surroundings. Where am I?

You're in the Hospital Wing,
Harry said helpfully.

Who are you? she asked, confused. Slowly she turned her head and stared at Harry and Draco with confusion.

Their names are Harry and Draco, Severus said, trying to sit up. Draco and Harry rushed forward and grabbed an arm each, pulling him up. Thank you.

Sure. How are you feeling?
Draco asked.

Other than the fact that I feel like I've slept for forever, surprisingly well.

Laurel, how do you feel?
Harry asked quietly.

Well, I'm not actively trying to end my life, so I guess all right, Laurel sighed, turning onto her side.

Severus started to rub her back, his eyes filled with sorrow. "Come on, Laurel, it's time to get up now," he spoke aloud, a tremor on his velvety voice. He reached his arms around her and pulled her into a sitting position against his chest.

"Do I have to? It hurts out here," she whispered.

"Come on, Love, we can't spend any more time sleeping." Severus stiffly stood up and stretched before bending over and helping Laurel to her feet.

"Umm, hello," Harry said quietly, smiling softly.

She tentatively smiled in return. "Hello."

She took a tentative step forward and rested her fingertips on Harry's temple. You're the Harry that rescued me, aren't you. Thank you for doing that. She stared at Draco for a second. Thank you both.

No problem,
Draco drawled, a smile playing on his lips.

Severus winced slightly, massaging a crick in his neck. "What day is it?" he asked softly.

"It's May seventh," Harry answered promptly. And we have a surprise party for Draco so get your stuff together and let's move so we can get started!

Severus's eyes widened. "Happy Seventeenth Birthday, Draco," he said, smiling and giving Draco a hug. Harry, we've been out for ten whole weeks. We need showers and clothes and I haven't gotten him a present!

Apparently Draco heard the last bit. "Uncle Sev, your waking up is present enough. We didn't know when or if you would come back and we were really worried..." Draco trailed off, his eyes misting over. I will NOT cry. Malfoys do NOT cry in public!

Severus's jaw dropped. "Draco, why don't you give us a half an hour? We need to at the very least freshen up." Harry...

Harry nodded, wrapped Draco in his arms, Apparated them to their dorm room. Draco finally let the tears fall freely once they were alone. "They're awake," he whispered, smiling through his tears.

An hour later, Severus and Laurel felt sufficiently refreshed, and Draco had calmed down enough that he was no longer breaking down into tears every few minutes.

"All right, I know I shouldn't tell you," Harry began, "because the whole purpose of a surprise party is not knowing that it's coming." Draco's face lit up and he grabbed Harry in a hug.

"You planned a surprise party for me?" he squealed.

"Yes. But, since Sev and Laurel woke up, I know you're frazzled and..."

"And I might just start the waterworks again. Thanks." Draco rested his head on Harry's shoulder, wiping away fresh tears. "I'll act surprised."

"Then it's time to go. They're ready to jump out of small, dark spaces and yell at you."

Draco gave him a funny look. "Are we still talking about the party?"

Harry shrugged. "I honestly don't know."

"Potter, some times you scare me." Harry chuckled as they Apparated.

"SURPRISE!!!!" Everyone in the Chamber of Secrets screamed. Draco looked suitably surprised.

"And, we have a surprise for you," Harry said once everyone was quiet. Uncle Sev?

Severus and Laurel Apparated into the Chamber of Secrets. Lily's eyes widened in shock and she rushed forward, crushing Severus into a massive hug. "You're all right!" Laurel looked shocked for a brief second. "Oh, I'm sorry, I'm Lily."

"His sister," Laurel said softly, taking in all the strange, new faces around her. "You must be James, Lily's husband, and Remus, Sirius's mate and- SIRIUS!" Sirius rushed forward and wrapped his arms around Laurel. "You're all right, you're all right," she murmured over and over.

Sirius smiled. "Yeah, James, Alanna and Xander got me out of there about the same time Draco, Harry and Severus were getting you. I think it worked out rather well, actually. Oh, we have it from a reliable source that Hell was destroyed."

"What?" she asked, amazed.

Severus's face turned white. "What happened after we left?" he demanded.

"Um, wekindabondedandblewtheplaceup," Draco said in one breath.

"Repeat that in English."

"We bonded and blew the place up," Harry said cheerfully.

Severus stared at him incredulously. "And why did you do that?" he asked slowly, certain that he was scared of the answer.

"It seemed like a good idea at the time," Harry smirked. Severu's jaw worked for a second before he threw up his hands and stalked over to the bar to pour himelf a stiff drink.

Laurel giggled. "You really did that? Oh, I would have paid good money to see the look on that sadistic bastard's face! You did get pictures, didn't you?"

Draco grinned. "Even better. We have MEMORIES!"

"Ohhh, let me see!" she squealed. Draco grinned and touched her temple, replaying the memories of the expression on Clautius's face with relish. "This is PRICELESS! Is it possible to make pictures of that?" she asked, a dreamy, maliciously evil expression on her face.

"We could use a pensieve," Severus mused. Sirius grinned.

"Way ahead of you, Severus. Remus, get my pensieve and the special camera."

Remus nodded. "Is this going to be like the time we made pictures of McGonagall and Dumbledore?"

Severus spat out the sip he had just taken of his firewhiskey and Lily gaped. "That was you???" they demanded. "Those pictures of the two of them shagging and- ooh, bad mental image!" Remus laughed and Apparated.

Draco, Harry, Ginny, Blaise, Eric, Neville, Luna, Emily and Seamus all gagged. "What??" Harry snapped. "They were WHAT?"

"Don't repeat it, I don't need the mental image associated with the words," Draco moaned, burying his head in his hands.

Remus returned with the pensieve and a small camera. They spent the next half hour making pictures of Clautius, who looked so terrified he was about to piss himself. After that, Draco had his well deserved birthday party.



"YOU BASTARD!!!" Lily screamed from inside the Hospital Wing. "HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?????????"

James ducked as a curse was thrown at him. "Lily, come on, you don't mean this, do you?" The shield on the wall behind him, a necessary precaution, flared bright green before disappearing.

"HOW COULD YOU- AAAAARRRRGH!!!" she screamed, grimacing in pain. "YOU'LL NEVER TOUCH ME AGAIN!!!"

"Just push, Mrs. Potter, push," Madam Pomfrey said soothingly. Lily glared daggers at her and pushed as hard as she could.

Harry and Draco sat outside, waiting. They had been sitting there, waiting for almost ten hours for any news. Ginny had been there, but had just left, unfortunately having to attend classes as she had to take her OWLS in a week. They stood up as the door opened. James flew out and hit the wall with a soft thud. "Lily, you didn't mean that, right?"

Severus poked his head out the door. "Potter, are you all right?"

"Just peachy." James stood up and rubbed his back.

"Good." He grabbed James by the front of his shirt and hauled him back into the Hospital Wing. "Lily needs you."

"But-" Harry sighed as the door was shut in their face yet again. "I hate waiting. Olivia and Gaila are in there and helping and know what's going on!"

"Harry, you don't want to be in there," Draco said with a pained expression on his face. "You do not want to see your mother like that. Anyway, Olivia and Gaila are trained Mediwitches as well as Rowan and Gabrielle, and Severus is there for emotional support as well as making sure the potions work right."

"I know, but, I HATE waiting!" Harry pounded his fist into his hand and slid into a crouched position, his back propped against the stone wall.

"I for one, think it's wonderful," Draco said with a grin.

"What?" Harry asked incredulously. "What is so wonderful about this?"

"Well, there is the celebration of new life, which just so happens to be taking place three days after my birthday and two and a half weeks before the end of school. So, it's wonderful on all accounts."

"Oh yeah, listening to my mother scream-" he winced as the sound of something breaking against a wall filtered through the door, "at my father about his heritage is WONDERFUL," he said, dripping the last word with enough sarcasm to drown a horse.

"So don't listen," Draco said, erecting a Silencing barrier.

Harry knocked it down, just in time to hear another yelp of anguish. "I want to know when something happens! What's going on in there?"

"Obviously, Mister Potter, your mother is having a baby," Severus growled, stalking from the room, his customary black robes covered with a light blue sterile medical gown. A matching mask was dangling from one ear and his hair had been pulled back into a low ponytail. "Now I need to go get more pain reducing potions," he said, obviously flustered.

Harry sighed and reached out his hand. Instantly, seven vials floated in front of him. "You mean these?" Severus rolled his eyes and took them. "Wait! How far along is she?" Harry asked desperately.

"Your brother will be here within an hour." Severus stalked back into the Hospital Wing, leaving Harry and Draco outside to stew. He rushed over to Lily's bed, where his sister lay panting against the sweat soaked white sheets. "Here you are, Lils," he murmured, resting a hand on her forehead. She gratefully gulped down a potion, the tension lines on her face easing.

"Thank you," she managed, tensing as another contraction swept her already exhausted body. Ten hours of hard labor and contractions... How did I ever last the twenty two that it took for Harry?

You were unconscious for half of it, and only three hours of it was hard contractions, Severus remarked wryly. He handed a Pepper Up Potion to James, who gulped it down eagerly.

Oh yeah, she said with a strained smile. There was that.

Besides, Gareth is balking a bit,
Olivia said with a grimace.

It seems he doesn't want to come out, Gaila said with a twisted smile.

Oh no, Lily groaned. Gareth Alexander, you will come out now!

Forty minutes later, Lily, under Madam Pomfrey's coaching, gave one final push.

"WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!"

Olivia and Gaila held the exquisite baby in their hands. "Awww, isn't he cute?" Olivia cooed, shaking a finger in front of Gareth's face. "Goochy, goochy goo!"

Gareth just stared at them, an expression of extreme trepidation on his face.

"We're going to have so much fun with you," Gaila cooed.

Gareth opened his mouth. "WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!" he screamed at the top of his lungs. Oh no, get me out of here! I want back in where it was safe!!! Desperately, he looked for the one who was safe, able to feel her with his mind but unable to see her.

Lily stared at Gareth with extreme horror. "OH NO! HELL no!" she crossed her legs and pulled the blanket onto her lap. "Give him here," She ordered Gaila. Gaila pouted and handed Gareth over, still cooing at the screaming baby.

Lily cradled Gareth to her chest and stroked his slightly pointed head. Immediately he stopped crying as waves of love and contentment swept over him. Oh well, the infant thought. If I can't go back in, this is the next best thing.

Severus burst out laughing. "Can I let your other, extremely worried son in now?" he asked, wiping tears of laughter from his eyes.

With a wave of her wand, Madam Pomfrey made the soiled and bloody linens disappear, instantly replaced with clean, dry bedding. Lily's bed lengthened and the stirrups disappeared, and she was instantly sweat and body fluids free. Severus walked over and opened the door, falling over as the two teenagers tumbling in on top of him.

"OOF!" he grunted. "Please remove yourselves from on top of me," he wheezed.

"Sorry, Uncle Sev," the two demigods chorused. Anxiously, Harry and Draco almost ran to Lily's bedside.

"Mum! Are you all right?" Harry asked.

Lily turned an extremely exhausted face to him. "Your brother has finally decided to grace us with his presence," she said with a smile, handing the newborn to Harry. Harry cradled him in his arms, marveling at how tiny his new brother was.

"Hello, Gareth," Harry whispered, holding out a finger attatched to the arm that wasn't holding the baby. Gareth took the offered finger and started sucking on it enthusiastically.

"He's so cute!" Draco murmured, gently tracing the outline of Gareth's face with a finger.

James stood behind him, extremely proud. Two wonderful sons, lovely wife, he thought to himself, staring at Lily, love almost tangibly erupting from his heart.

Severus grinned despite his resolve to remain stoic. You will NOT get sappy, Severus Angelo Snape! he rebuked himself firmly when he felt tears prickling at the corners of his eyes.

Come on, the birth of yet another nephew is certainly a reason to get sappy, Alanna remarked from the doorway. "Is this the newest of us?"

Harry grinned and nodded. "He's so powerful. It's incredible how much power is coming from such a tiny body," he said softly. Gareth yawned and closed his eyes. Harry carried him back to Lily, who motioned to James. James took his sleepy newborn from his oldest son and rocked him back and forth, humming softly. Alanna peered at him from over James's shoulder, a silly grin on her face.

Draco grinned. "Pacabel's Canon. My mother used to sing that to me," he mused.

Do you know the counterpart? James asked, not missing a beat. Draco nodded. Well sing then.

Severus grinned as Draco walked over to James, starting the counter part to the basic canon. Gareth slept on, secure with his family.



One week later, Harry and Draco stood outside the Great Hall, where Ginny was about to start her OWLS. Lily and James had left three days ago with Gareth, going home to Potter Manor to make the place ready to be habitated. "Good luck, sis," Harry said affectionately, ruffling hair. Luna stood nearby with a dreamy expression on her face, biting her lip.

"Now, Ginny, I expect no less than Os in Potions, Defense, Transfigurations, Charms, Ancient Runes, and Arithmancy," Draco admonished, shaking a finger at her.

"And what about the rest?" Ginny asked with a grin. "What about Care of Magical Creatures, Astronomy, History, Herbology and Divination?"

Draco hugged her. "They don't matter. Just do your best."

Harry joined in the hug. "You'll do fine." They stood that way until Professor McGonagall cleared her throat sharply.

They let her go and she skipped into the Great Hall, arm in arm with Luna.

"Well, it's time for us to take our end of the year exams," Harry said with a sigh.

Draco scowled. "If we must." He stuck his nose in the air as he swaggered up the the Defense Agaisnt the Dark Arts classroom. "Out of the way, Slytherin Ice Prince and Sex God coming through!" Harry walked after him, trying not to fall over from laughter.

They breezed through their exams, passing every one with flying colors.



The next week was a flurry of summer assignments being handed out, final grades tallied, and packing. The last day of school, Harry and Draco cleaned the Chamber of Secrets, bringing any and all perishables back to their room to be packed (as well as several bottles of alcohol), stored the pool tables, cue sticks and everything else before sealing the Chamber.

At last, it was time to board the train.

Harry, Draco, Blaise, Ginny, Dudley, Eric, Emily, Seamus, Neville and Luna crowded into a compartment. Draco produced a bottle of firewhiskey, and they became pleasantly drunk while playing the game Truth or Dare. However, this game had an interesting addendum. You could either choose Truth, Dare or two shots. With the everfilling bottle, they became quickly plastered, with the dares and truths becoming even more ludicrous by the second.

Blaise finally, in a burst of drunken inspiration, dared Harry to run up and down the train wearing only his school robe and a tie tied around his head. Giggling, an equally drunk Harry agreed and stripped, wrapping his robe around his shoulders and letting Daco tie the tie around his head.

He took off running, yelling like a banshee, but skidded to a halt in front of an open compartment. Cautiously, well as cautiously as a drunken person could, he crept to within hearing distance.

"Hermione, I know we've been dating for almost a year now, and it's a very short time, but..." Harry heard Ron trail off and swallow noisily. "But we're already bonded, so I want to make it official. Will you marry me?"

Flabbergasted, Harry peeked around the corner to see Ron holding a small black box with a diamond ring outstretched to a quickly tearing Hermione. Oh my God... that's so sweet! he thought dazedly as he watched Ron slide the ring onto Hermione's finger. He ran back to his compartment silently.

"Hey, you'll never guess what I just saw!" he burst in excitedly. Everyone looked up at him and his still obvious state of undress.

"What?" Draco asked his eyes unfocused.

"Ron proposed to Hermione and he said they were already bonded! When did that happen? Oh, and Draco it's your fault they're getting married because you got them together." Draco just looked at him strangely.

"It happened over winter break when they went home to the Burrow," Ginny said. "Mum wrote me about an earthquake that hit the house."

"Just an earthquake?" Harry asked.

"There were scorch marks on Ron's walls and she was worried that Ron was a pyro or something."

"Nope, Hermione's the pyro," Neville said with a giggle.

"Really, the Weasel- I mean Ronald and Hermione are getting married?" Draco said, giggling slightly. "We'll have hundreds of red, bushy haired know it all children running around before long."

Ginny giggled. "I shouldn't laugh, but that's funny!"

Four hours later, they pulled into Kings Cross station. Draoc passed out Sobriety potions, which they gulped down as if their lives depended on it.

"Oh, Lord, I actually went STREAKING???" Harry moaned.

"Oh Lord, I actually let my soul mate go STREAKING?" Draco moaned a split second later.

"Oh Lord, I saw Harry Potter naked and I didn't even make a pass or try to grope him!" Seamus swore vehemently.

Harry and Draco glared at Seamus as they pulled on their street clothes.

"What?" Seamus asked, confused. "What did I say?"

Harry, Draco, Ginny and Dudley stepped off the train together, trying to prolong the parting as long as possible. Lucius and Narcissa stood next to Petunia, Lily and James, talking animatedly. Bill stood to their side with Ceily, eyeing the Malfoys cooly until Lucius reached over and extended his hand, a small smile gracing his features. Bill relaxed and shook his hand.

"Bill!" Ginny yelled, running over. Bill grinned and swept her up into his arms. "Hey, small stuff," he greeted her. "How were the OWLS?" They walked off, chatting happily.

Harry, I'll see you over summer, Ginny called as they met up with thr rest of the Weaseley family. That is, if Bill doesn't drag me off to Egypt.

Stop thinking like a mortal without super godly powers,
Harry chided her with a smile. I'll Apparate and see you or you'll Apparate and see me. Either way it'll work, and, besides, Egypt sounds like fun!

Bye, bro.

Bye. Have fun.

Dudley and Petunia hugged. Lily looked over at her sister. "You're welcome at Potter Manor whenever you wish," she said quietly. Petunia's eyes misted over and she nodded, leading Dudley to the waiting car.

Bye Dudley.

You better invite me to your mansion,
Dudley warned, mock threateningly.

And if I don't? Harry teased back.

Dudley pouted. Please?

Bye Dudley.
Harry grinned evilly.

But-

Bye Dudley.

Fine, be that way. Bye, Harry.

Lucius and Narcissa walked hand in hand over to Draco and embraced their smirking son. Draco turned around. I'll see you later on tonight, Harry, he promised before striding to the waiting limo.

You better, Harry grinned as Lily and James swept him into a hug. "I've wanted this for six years," he mumured, tears sliding down his face. Lily and James held him for a long time before Apparating the three of them to an impressive stone manor surrounded by lush gardens.

"Welcome home, Harry," Lily and James said quietly, taking his trunks and leading him inside.

He grinned as he walked through the massive oak front doors. I'm home.

A/N: WAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!! It's done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My little baby's all complete and everything!!!! It's so sad!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh well, onto the sequel. Thank you to all my reviewers! Cookies for everyone! I hope you like chocolate chip! I make the best!

B/N: Ok, now I'm pissed! It is strictly reserved to the Beta to give out cookies!!! And I MAKE THE BEST COOKIES, you backstabbing shit! (notice how a part of that sentence is not only CAPITALIZED, but italicized, bold and underlined... yeah, that's wicked shibby) Anywho, I would also like to thank the readers. This was my first-ever Beta job, and you all made it an enlightening and enjoyable experience... That is to say that I had a place to practice my grammar so that I don't fail miserably come the new school year, and that Laura being happy made me happy. .... .... Ok, not really, but if she is sad, she makes everyone else sad, so thank you for not allowing that to happen. Speaking of the new school year, I start my first year of high school at Loyola Academy located in Wilmette, IL. WAHOO!!! I'm gonna be a Freshman!!!.... .... Oh no, I'm gonna be a Freshman. Oh well, if I don't survive, then my friend Gabbi will have to take over the Betaing job. Oops, sorry to get your hopes up, Gabbster, 'cause I ain't goin' nowhere!

ON TO THE SEQUAL!!!!!!!!!!
(I just love that, don't you?)

This ends the sixth year of Harry Potter according to ME! Stay tuned for the Sequel, A Fine Line Between Heaven and Hell, coming to a Fan Fiction.Net near you!!!!