*Here's the final chapter. I'd like to say thanks to all you guys who read and review! You guys are awesome!


"And in other news today, former Governor of Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Lucius Malfoy, was found guilty of charges brought against him only a week ago. The victim Hermione Granger lodged an accusation against Mr. Malfoy after regaining her memory after a 5-year interval, which was caused by the defendant.

Mr. Malfoy has been a prisoner in Azkaban for nearly 4 years, and will receive the Dementors Kiss tomorrow and noon. In other news....'

Hermione switched off the radio, flopped back down on her bed and sighed. She had been informed of the verdict that morning by owl post. She felt no remorse for what she had done, and didn't think she should anyway.

Hermione had always been a person of second chances, as she had recently demonstrated with Draco Malfoy. He had talked to her for a few hours, clearing up a few things and apologizing for their rocky past. She had however, after a while of contemplating, given him another chance and so far, he had not proven her wrong.

Hermione rolled over and smiled, wrapping her arm around Ron. He was still asleep, his mouth open slightly and his hair all over the place. Hermione snuggled closer to him, relaxing against his bare chest. Hermione had always felt safe in his arms, and right now she felt that no-one would ever harm her again.


* (1 year later) *

"Come on! We're going to be late!" Ron called, fixing his tie. Hermione stumbled into the room, putting her shoe on at the same time.

"Beauty rushes for no-one." She laughed, watching Ron fuss. Ron rolled his eyes.

"Well it bloody well should! We're going to be late if you don't hurry!" he said impatiently. Hermione sighed and ran into the bathroom. Ron sat down on the bed and pulled his socks on, listening to Hermione humming.

"How can you be so laid back? It's normally YOU stressing out!" Ron called, looking for his shoes. Hermione walked back into the room and smiled.

"Because there's nothing to worry about. It's only your family. And you shoes are in the living room." She added, as Ron looked on the verge on a nervous breakdown. Ron grumbled and went out of the room to get his shoes. Hermione chuckled and looked at herself in the mirror. She had a pale blue dress on with spaghetti straps. It was not extremely formal, but it was formal enough for the party they were going to.

Ron's father had finally gotten a promotion and tonight the whole Weasley family along with many friends was celebrating. Ron walked back into the bedroom and sighed.

"Ok, I think we can go now. How do I look?" he asked, spreading his arms out. Hermione put her weight on one leg and her hands on her hips.

"The tie?" she asked. Ron frowned.

"No tie?" he asked, looking in the mirror. Hermione smiled and shook her head. Ron sighed, pulled the tie off and undid the first button of his shirt. "Better?" he asked. Hermione laughed and kissed him.

"Yes, I think so." She teased. Ron however, missed the joke.

"You think so? What's that meant to mean? Should I change?" he asked a bit hysterically. Hermione suppressed the desire to laugh, grabbed his arms and stopped him walking around in nervous circles.

"Ok, honey, you need to breathe. Breathe." She said, taking in deep breaths. Ron followed suit and relaxed slightly. Hermione smiled and let him go.

"There. Fell better?" she said soothingly, rubbing his arms. Ron took one last deep breath and nodded.

"Yeah, I'm ok. I just want tonight to be a success." He said, smiling bashfully. "Thanks. I knew there was a reason I wanted you to move in with me." He said, kissing her cheek and grabbing his wand. Hermione scoffed and out her hands on her hips.

"Is that all I am to you? Just some woman you keep in your house for convenience?" she demanded, but her eyes were twinkling.

"Be quiet wench and get your wand." Ron joked. Hermione huffed, grabbed her wand from the bedside table and looked at him. Ron smirked.

"Race you." He challenged and disappeared with a 'pop'. Hermione laughed, shook her head and disappeared seconds later.


The party was being held at a hall in the middle of London. There were wards up all over the place just the same as Hogwarts, to prevent any muggles walking in.

There were many people attending. The Weasley family made up most of the numbers alone. Many people from the ministry, and people from the order were in attendance. Dumbledore and McGonagall were there as well.

Hermione flopped down on a chair next to Ginny with a tired grunt and crossed her legs out in front of her. Ginny laughed.

"I know. Why O why were women the ones to be cursed with heels?" she said, indicating her shoes. Hermione laughed.

"Tell me about it. We just seem to have all the luck don't we?" she said. Ginny laughed. "I'm glad your Dad's got this promotion. He deserves it." She said. Ginny nodded.

"It's been a long time coming. It's definitely a good move for him." She said, smiling warmly as she watched her father talking enthusiastically to Harry. Ginny laughed and looked at Hermione.

"Interesting how things turn out isn't it? You living with Ron, and me married to Harry." She said. Hermione smirked.

"Oh, I knew that was going to happen." She said. Ginny raised her eyebrows questioningly. Hermione smirked and put on a high pitched, girly voice. "His eyes are green as a pickled toad, his hair's as black as a chalkboard. He's really divine, I wish he were mine....'

"Shut up!" Ginny laughed, hitting Hermione on the arm. Hermione laughed, and was saved from more abuse by Ron jogging up to her.

"Ah, two of my favorite women! Can I steal you for a while?" Ron said, looking at Hermione. She smiled, tapped Ginny in the knee and followed Ron out of the hall.


"Its beautiful tonight, don't you think?" Hermione said, looking at the night sky.

"Oh, yeah. It is." Ron said distantly. Hermione looked at him. He looked rather nervous about something.

"You ok?" she asked. Ron stopped walking and wiped his forehead with the back of his hand.

"No, er, actually I'm felling a bit....'

"My god, are you sick?" Hermione asked, touching his forehead. "You're sweating." She asked concerned. Ron pulled her hand away and smiled.

"No, I'll be ok. I've just....there's something I wanna talk to you about." He said. Hermione frowned.

"Ok, sure." She said, letting herself be lead to a more private area. Ron took in a deep breath and looked at her. Hermione was getting rather worried.

"Ok, lately, I've been thinking. About us, and where were going. You know, about the future." He said slowly. Hermione smiled and nodded.

"Yeah, me too actually." She said. Ron smiled, took another breath and went on.

"This past year has been the best. I mean, I'd forgotten how much fun we used to have, just you and me." He said, giving out a hint. Hermione laughed knowingly and Ron continued.

"But, there's only one way I see my future with you. Which brings me to this point." He said. "Hermione, I don't want you to me my girlfriend anymore." He said quietly, shutting his eyes.

Hermione felt like someone had hit her in the stomach with a sledgehammer. She had never felt something like this. She was under the impression that everything was great between them, but she obviously had been reading the signs wrong. She immediately felt angry with herself for not being more alert. She looked Ron in the eye. He looked fearful. Hermione bit her bottom lip, her eyes watering.

"Y-You don't?" she whispered. Ron shook his head.

"No, I don't." he said, now more confident. He reached into his pocket, pulled out a small box and handed it to her. She opened it and gasped.

Inside was a diamond ring. It was simple, yet extremely beautiful. Hermione's eyes widened as Ron got down on one knee and took her free hand in his.

"I want you to be my wife, Hermione." He said. Hermione choked out a laugh, and let a tear roll down her cheek.

"Everyday, I think I cant possibly love you more, but somehow I find that I really can. You're everything that I've dreamed of Hermione, and I can't imagine my life without you. Will you marry me?" he asked.

Hermione chocked out another laugh and looked at the ring in her hand. Did he really not already know the answer to that question?

"Oh Ron, of course I will!" she said, bending down to kiss him. Ron laughed and kissed her. He stood up and ran a thumb along her cheek.

"You will?" he asked, not quite believing it. Hermione smiled and nodded.

"Yes! Yes, I will." She whispered. Ron laughed and hugged her. They stood holding each other for a few seconds, before Ron drew back and took the ring off Hermione, slipping it on her finger.

"My god. I can't believe you said yes! You have no idea how nervous I've been!" he said, chuckling. Hermione laughed and swatted him on the arm.

"As if I would have said no!" she said. Ron laughed and kissed her again.

They stood there for what seemed like hours, just kissing each other. Ron's mind was in overdrive. 'I cant believe she said yes! She's going to be my wife. My wife!' he thought over and over again. He laughed, pulled back and twirled her around.

Hermione laughed, not caring if anyone though of her as silly. She had never felt so happy in her life, and she wanted the whole world to know. Ron put her down, took her hand and smiled.

"Lets go.' He said, leading her back into the hall. Ron then had a thought. He didn't want to tell everyone tonight. No, tonight was for his dad. He spun around, wondering how to tell Hermione.

"Listen er, tonight's meant to be...'

"For your Dad. I know." She said, and kissed him softly. "We can tell them tomorrow." She said. Ron noticed she had switched her ring to her right hand. Ron smiled grateful, turned around and led her back toward the hall.

Hermione smiled at Ron's back, counting down the minutes until everyone would know that she was going to be his wife. Hermione sighed dramatically, feeling finally after many years that she was now finally home.


*Well, there it is. The final chapter. If that was a dumb ending, let me know and I'll re-do it. I don't wanna let you guys down with a poncy ending! Thanks for reading and reviewing! I love you all!