Chapter 36 – Wonderful Surprise

"Draco, next time remind me to not get pregnant during summer..." Ginny complained, as the couple walked in Diagon Alley, purchasing Ginny's 7th year's books.

It was an extremely hot mid July day, and her 9 months pregnancy made her back and feet hurt with the baby's weight.

In an attempt to fight the heat, Ginny was wearing a long white linen dress that flattered her belly, in contrast with Draco, whom preferred black pants and green shirt. Always the Slytherin, that one.

"Ginny, I will get you pregnant again, that I can guarantee you... But avoiding summer pregnancies is beyond my abilities!" Draco smiled, kissing their joined hands with a wiggle of his eyebrows. "I love to see you pregnant... You look so round and soft..."

"More like Monstrous and Flaccid!" she complained, pausing to lean against a wall, panting tiredly. "I can't even walk 2 meters without becoming tired..."

"Don't worry... In a few days our boy will be out." He smiled, watching her eyes burn with mock anger.

"Girl! It's a girl, Draco..." Ginny complained, trying hard not to laugh. They had been fighting over the baby's gender since Ginny had told him she was pregnant.

Draco had chosen a name for his son: Gabriel Weasley-Malfoy, and Ginny had chosen one for her daughter: Caroline Weasley-Malfoy.

Entering the bookstore, they stopped their baby's gender fight.

While they purchase Ginny's new books, let me tell you what has been going on since Ginny retuned Angel to a human shape.

Draco, Ron, Hermione and Harry graduated from Hogwarts, and Gryffindor won the Quidditch Cup.

Harry and Ron were now Aurors in training, while Hermione had been invited to join the Aurors' Research Center... She was in heaven, for sure! Draco wanted to stay close to Ginny and their baby, helping her like a proper husband, so he had accepted Dumbledore's invitation to work as a Potion's Teacher for the following year.

The day after Ginny turned Angel into a human, Snape and Angel entered the Great Hall looking extremely happy, surprising the whole school.

Never in their lives had they expected to see their scowling Potions Professor smiling like a fool and holding such a gorgeous woman in his arms. Angel and Snape had been inseparable since that day, and they could be seen often taking long walks in Wizarding London, hand in hand, laughing and kissing.

Angel had made Snape smile again, after so many years, and now, he had finally been accepted to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts.

Luckily, they were living in Hogwarts, so Ginny would have Angel's help with the baby.

Ginny and Draco were still helping the Fairies, and recently they had convinced the Ministry of Magic to give them a huge magical forest, to house the entire Fairy's community, so everything was great. The Fairies were satisfied to see their Queen and King protecting them from harm.

Back to Diagon Alley, the couple was leaving the bookstore when Ginny winced and held her swollen belly.

"Draco, it's time!" she panted, and Draco immediately took her to St. Mungos, trying hard to keep both of them calm.

Five hours later, Draco could be found in a waiting room surrounded by worried Weasleys and their significant others. Hermione and Harry were there as well, supporting their friends.

"When can I see her?" Draco hissed furiously, pacing the room in a nervous heap.

"Calm down, darling... She's alright, don't worry!" Mrs. Weasley smiled gently, hugging Draco.

Recently he had started to enjoy being hugged by his mother-in-law. It was like having the love his parents never gave him, as a child...

"Mr. Malfoy?" a woman in Healer scrubs called, entering the waiting room.

"It's me!" he yelled, running to her anxiously.

"Your wife wanted me to tell you that she was right... It's a beautiful girl called Caroline!" the Healer smiled amusedly.

"A girl... My girl... I HAVE A DAUGHTER!" Draco yelled happily, jumping up and down, hugging everyone.

"I thought you wanted a boy?!" Ron said, confused, shaking Draco's hand.

"That was just to make her mad... Your sister looks wonderful when she's about to explode in anger!" Draco laughed in a silly way, not noticing the Healer was still there.

"Mr. Malfoy, your wife asked me to tell you that you were right as well... It's a boy, called Gabriel, just like you wanted!" the Healer smiled wider.

"WHAT?" Draco asked in shock, not understanding what was going on.

"Twins, Mr. Malfoy... A boy and a girl!" the Healer smiled sweetly.

The entire family laughed happily, hugging Draco and congratulating him.

"Oh my... Twins... How is she? Can I see the three of them?" he asked, anxiously.

"Of course!"

The Healer took Draco to a small room, where Ginny was sleeping in a bed, with two little cribs by her bedside. Taking small silent steps, Draco approached the cribs and watched his two babies.

They were gorgeous... He reached a hand to touch their chubby cheeks and smiled as the babies moved gently under his touch, opening and closing their tiny hands.

"They're perfect, aren't they?" a voice whispered.

"Yes, they are, Gin... Thank you!" he said, sitting on the bed, next to his wife, and kissed her gently.

"Hey, are you crying?" she joked, caressing his forehead.

"You really turned me into a bloody Gryffindor, you know that? But I think I can cry today... I'm bursting with happiness, right now!" he smiled happily, looking at Ginny and then at his children. "My family..."

"Yes, Draco, our family..." Ginny whispered, smiling.

"Now I can only hope none of them is red-haired..." Draco joked.

"Why you prat!" Ginny laughed gently, as they both watched their newborns sleeping peacefully in their cribs. "I love you, My King..."

"And I love you, My Queen..."

A new stage of their lives had just begun, and they had numerous people to help them go through it. That's what friends and family are for, right?

~~~~The End~~~~

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Yes, it's over... Another one of my Fanfictions has just ended and I'm so happy with my self!

I really want to thank all of you for reading and replying, for encouraging me to write this story until the end. I owe you all a lot of my strength.

No, I won't be writing a Sequel, and I'll stop writing for a couple of months, cause I truly need to focus on my real life and on my studies.

Soon, I'll come back, don't worry.

Love, Carina