Alright, life is getting hectic and I apologize dearly for this chapter taking so long to get to you. I move into my new apartment tomorrow (Whahoo!) and was packing my things all weekend. Oh, yeah, I know one of my reviewers caught it in the last chapter but, check out the name of Wood's lady friend, hehe, just my way of fulfilling a tiny obsession of Mr. Biggerstaff! Any who, chapter 26!

Chapter 26

The guests were saying their goodbyes to the couple and soon the Hall was nearly empty. All that remained were the new husband and wife, the Weasley family, along with Harry and Luna, and Professor McGonagall and Madam Pompfrey.

"Thank you again, Poppy," Ginny hugged her and took Lily from Harry's arms, "Are you almost ready to go Harry?"

"Yes dear, just one moment," answered Harry, "I will meet you outside."

Harry's wife nodded and turned to Hermione, "I love you and am so happy for you," she leaned forward and shared a one armed hug with Hermione.

Hermione leaned down and kissed the sleeping baby in Ginny's arms, "Thank you Ginny, I love you. We will be by to see you in a few days."

Ginny smiled and walked with Luna and her family out of the castle. All that were left now were Ron, Harry, McGonagall, Draco and his new wife.

Professor McGonagall cleared her throat, "Well, I have saved my wedding present for now, I will go retrieve it. I will be back in just a moment," she walked out of the Great Hall and Harry turned to Hermione.

"What do you suppose it is?" he asked.

Hermione shrugged, "No idea. Thank you, you two for everything," she took Harry and Ron into a large hug and tears filled her eyes, "I love you both so much."

Draco watched the three friends embrace. He began to feel a bit jealous, jealous of such great friendship. He really wished that he had a best friend such as Hermione found in Ron and Harry. But he quickly smiled and realized, he did have a best friend. Someone to laugh with, to cry with, to share every moment, every day and night, he had Hermione.

"Alright, alright," Hermione choked as she backed away from her friends. She wiped the tears from her eyes, "You two better get going."

Ron and Harry smiled at their best friend. Harry then turned to Draco and took his hand, "You have truly sparked a flame in this one, a good flame. I've never seen her happier, thank you."

"It's my pleasure Harry, she has done the same for me," Draco shook Harry's hand.

Ron cleared his throat, "Well, um, Draco," Ron fidgeted a bit. Hermione could tell he was about to give him a compliment and was having trouble getting it out. He took a deep breath, "Malfoy, thank you for loving the most hardheaded, eccentric, impossible, wonderful, beautiful witch I have ever known," Ron took Draco's hand and shook it.

Hermione stared at Ron and tears formed. She was so touched by her two best friend's words, most especially, Ron's. He turned to Hermione, "I love you," and took her into a hug. He released her and she gave Harry one last hug.

Harry quickly backed away as he felt himself to get choked up again. He looked at Hermione and winked, "We will see you, okay?"

Hermione smiled and returned to her husband's side. She watched her two best friends walk out of the Great Hall. Draco put his arm around Hermione, "Are you alright?"

Hermione took a deep breath and turned to him. She brushed a strand of hair from him face and smiled, "Never been better," and she kissed him softly.

Professor McGonagall entered the room, "Sorry that took so long," and she held a small box, "Here is you go."

Draco took the box, "Thank you Minerva," and he slowly opened it. He looked in the box with a puzzled look, "Um, a pen, thank you."

She chuckled, "Draco, it's a portkey. It will take you to your gift."

Draco smiled at her and looked at Hermione, "Thank you, where is it taking us?" asked Hermione.

Minerva raised a hand, "Oh you will find out soon enough. I have already transported your luggage their. Now," she placed her hands on Hermione's shoulders, "I am truly proud of the woman you have become Hermione. I will see you in a few weeks," she then turned to Draco, "I know you will be a great husband and will treat Hermione well," tears formed in her eyes.

"Thank you Minerva, I will," said Draco and he turned to his wife, "Are you ready?"

"Yes," and Hermione took McGonagall into a hug, "Thank you for everything," she stepped back and her and Draco took hold of the pen.

They soon found themselves being pulled and the Great Hall faded from view. They soon landed and looked at their surroundings. They were in a large sitting room. It was extravagant and elegant. Two couches sat in front of a large fireplace. There was a small wet bar with glasses hanging on the wall. There was one door that looked to lead to another room. They looked around curious and realized they were in hotel suite. Long curtains hang from the ceiling down to the floor. Draco moved towards them as Hermione sat on one of the couches, "I am so beat, I wonder where we are?"

Draco opened the curtains and smiled, "Well, the view is beautiful."

Hermione turned and was shocked at the view. She got up from the couch and moved towards two glass French doors. A sea of lights twinkled before her, "Paris," she breathed and walked up behind her husband and wrapped her arms around him.

They stood there and looked out to the city, "Shall we go outside?" asked Draco. Hermione nodded and they walked out into a small garden on the balcony. They sat on a bench and held each other close, "We are gonna have to send Minvera a nice thank you card," and he kissed his new wife on the forehead.

"Definitely," agreed Hermione.


THE END..hehe..., that is the last chapter. But I am going to start a brand new story, a short one. It will be the Malfoy's honeymoon in Paris. Thank you to EVERYONE who reviewed Back at Hogwarts. I truly appreciate all of your kind and motivating words. I will be starting on Honeymoon in Paris, pretty much right now. Much love to all of you!