Here is the ending until the sequel
Chapter 21 The Ending and the Beginning
Harry had gone immediately home and pulled out his dress robes. He was wondering how Ron was feeling right now, probably the same nervousness that he felt when he started thinking about marrying Ginny. Harry grabbed his money pouch and then left to the Diagon Alley. This was going to be the best day of their lives. He was sure about it.
Harry didn't have a hard time finding the wedding chapel that Ron was talking about. He had run into Percy who was heading their as well. He was keeping an eye out for the twins. Making sure that they didn't sneek anything in. Bill was handling the other end.
Percy had seen what the twins had planned for Harry's bachelor party. The poor guy probably wouldn't see most of it coming.
Percy thought that Ron didn't deserve it. He looked as nervous as he could get.
When Harry made it there he saw that Ron was surrounded by Charlie and Bill, trying to keep him calm. Ron picked a nice time for a panic attack.
Charlie had conjured a bag and had it secured around his mouth.
Harry approached concerned as he was humored by the sight.
"Hi, Harry." Charlie said. "I hope he doesn't keep this up during the vows.
"No kidding." Bill said. "It was a good thing that Mum and Dad had bought the wedding rings as a wedding present. Eric is busy with Mum right now while we take care of him."
"Don't tell me it was the wedding rings that set him off." Harry said.
"Yes it was." Charlie answered.
Ron final seemed to calm down. "Do you think I did the right thing?"
"You love her right. You are doing the right thing." Harry answered. "Hermione will be here pretty soon. You have the wedding rings. And Percy is keeping an eye out for the twins. Everything is fine."
Ron needed the paper bag again.
Hermione, Ginny, and Mrs. Weasley were in Mrs. Weasley's sewing room. Hermione had one an old wedding dress that had been Mrs. Weasley's. They were making some minor adjustments to it before they left, using magic after much convincing.
"Honey you look so pretty." Mrs. Granger said. "We better head off. I'll get my trench coat so this dress doesn't get ruined." She returned a moment later with the coat.
"If it gets ruined I can just use my wand to fix it." Hermione said.
"I know, I'm just making sure that you don't have to." Mrs. Granger said leading Hermione out to the car where Mr. Granger was waiting.
"Ginny dear, why don't you go on ahead and let Ron know that we are bring his bride."
"Alright, and also make sure those two boys stay out of trouble." Ginny said disapperating.
Hermione relaxed in the back seat for a moment.
"Hermione." Her mother began. "You know a woman dreams of her daughters wedding day. I am glad that you have decided to marry Ron. I know he loves you and you love him."
"Yes I do." Hermione answered.
"I know there is nothing that I can discuss with you now that we haven't talked about yet. Except this. Your father and I are sorry about the way that we reacted about Eric. He is our grandson and we do love him very much."
"That is why we have decided that we are going to take him for a couple of weeks." Mr. Granger said.
Hermione looked at him surprised.
"We are going to allow you two time for a honeymoon." Mrs. Granger said. "I'm going to get the house ready for grandchildren. Not that we want more any time soon now."
"Thank you. I am sure that Ron will be happy." Hermione said. They arrived a little while later to the Leaking Cauldron where Hermione let them into Diagon Alley. This would be the best day of her life.
They had meant the Weasley family at entrance of the chapel. Ginny had led her to the bride's chamber. Since she did not want her to see Ron before they got married.
Once inside they made last minute preparations before sending Mr. Granger to let him know that they were ready.
Mr. Granger came back a moment later to say that they were ready at the grooms end. Mr. Granger took Hermione's arm and placed it around his.
Hermione was glad she had her parents by her side for this.
Both her mother and father walked her down the aisle. Ginny was in the rear holding Hermione's train.
Mrs. Granger entered the chapel and returned with Mr. Granger. She then stepped back into the chapel followed by Molly.
At the head of the chapel was the minister and Ron, with all of his brothers. At his side was Harry, holding Eric. Behind Harry were Mr. and Mrs. Weasley.
When the doors in the rear had opened Ron could not believe how beautiful Hermione looked. Ron could do nothing else than to stare as she came to him. Even the "polite" conversation he just had with Mr. Granger was fading away.
Mr. Granger took Ron's hand and placed Hermione's hand in his. "You take care of her now." He said before stepping back.
Ron looked at Hermione. He was doing to right thing.
The minister looked at them. "Dearly beloved." He began. "Marriage is a sacred institution that should not be entered lightly and they should be in love. The two of you agreed to come here today as proof of belonging together. May your lives be filled with joy."
The Minister then turned to Harry and Ginny. "The rings please."
Ginny placed the ring into Hermione's hand.
Hermione could not believe it. She didn't think about rings. She would have to thank the Weasleys.
Harry took the ring he was given and passed it to Eric. "Okay Eric give this to your Daddy."
Eric leaned forward and gave the ring to Ron's shoulder.
"Thanks son," Ron said taking out the ring.
"Alright, you did that good." Harry whispered to Eric.
"Ron repeat after me. I take you Hermione to be my wife. To love, honor, and cherish so long as I am alive."
"I take you Hermione to be my wife. To love, honor, and cherish so long as I am alive." Ron said placing the ring on her finger.
"Hermione repeat after me. I take you Ron to be my husband. To love, honor, and cherish so long as I am alive."
"I take you Ron to be my husband. To love, honor, and cherish so long as I am alive." Hermione repeated as she placed the ring on his finger.
"If there are no objections I proclaim Hermione and Ron married. Ron kiss your wife."
"With pleasure." Ron whispered as he leaned down and kissed Hermione.
The Minister continued. "I now present for the first time Mr. and Mrs. Ron and Hermione Weasley."
"Congratulations." Molly said hugging her son after he had separated himself from his wife.
"My baby girl is all grown up." Mrs. Granger said hugging her daughter."We have to go celebrate." Harry said.
"Agreed." Ron said. "Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlour?"
"Sounds good to me." Hermione said heading out the door to collect her coat.
She placed on her trench coat the same way as before to cover the dress.
They celebrated at the ice cream shop. Eric was busy playing with some of the kids his age.
"Now what are you going to do?" Mr. Granger asked.
"Start our life together." Ron answered. "We need to get a house for Eric and us. I don't want him in a cramped apartment. I have enough saved."
"That is good," Mr. Weasley said. "But what about your honeymoon?"
Ron and Hermione looked at each other. "We are just going to stay here. Rediscover each other and let Eric know his father a little better." Ron answered.
"I am afraid that it is not going to be like that." Mr. Weasley said. "Your mother and I have discussed it. We will take Eric for a week. End of discussion."
"I'm thankful," Hermione said. "I haven't been separated from Eric for more than a few hours each day. I don't know if I can take him being gone for overnight."
"What are you going to do when he goes to Hogwarts?" Ron asked. "We won't see him until Christmas and then after that we have to wait until summer."
"I know. I just never want to be away from him." Hermione said.
"You can just Apparate from my apartment you know." Ron reminded her.
"You're right." Hermione said. "Give us sometime to find a house."
"The little rascal will be all yours. Just watch out. He is a future Quidditch player." Ron said.
Eric seemed to know that Ron had meant him because he came over and wrapped his arms around Ron's leg. "Dadda," he said.
"That's right." Hermione said. "I have a feeling he is going to be like you."
"Quidditch player is alright, but hopefully he will have your brains." Ron said kissing Hermione in full view.
Afterwards they left the ice cream shoppe. Eric was left at the Burrow with Mrs. Weasley for the night. Hermione and Ron agreed to get the apartment ready for Eric together. They had taken her car to the apartment with all of Hermione's stuff with her.
They had just finished bringing everything that was in Hermione's car to the apartment. The two were empting everything out and returning them to a normal size.
It would be a while before a two bedroom or a house would be available so they decided on trying to make an area of the apartment devoted for Eric.
In the bedroom Hermione was attempting to set up the crib. It would be a very tight fit at best. She could live with it. Eric was in the same room as her since he was born. She figured that putting him in a second bedroom would be the first step to letting him go.
Ron had taken interest in some of the story books that was in the bag.
"You know we are throwing some of these things away." Ron said.
"Why," Hermione asked looking through the door frame at him. "What's wrong with Peter Rabbit?"
"I'm talking about this one. I am not having my child grow up thinking that Goblin's kidnap children. Did you actually read this stuff to him? I know Goblins sometimes aren't the most friendliest of beasts, but they are bankers."
"Well I didn't know when I bought the books, can you forgive me?" Hermione said leaning in the door way smiling.
"That depends." Ron said.
Hermione leaned down and gave him a quick kiss.
She gave another stronger one.
"That will do." Ron said.
Hermione stretched her arms before continuing on. The sleeve on her left arm fell down.
"What's that?" Ron asked looking at her arm.
Hermione looked over at her arm. "Nothing," she said pulling the sleeve back down.
Ron gently grabbed her arm and pulled up the sleeve. He saw the scar on her arm that ran under her elbow to almost her wrist. He had not seen it earlier, but everything she had been wearing was long sleeved.
"How did that happen?"
Hermione bit her lip. "I had tried to escape. One of them had something that was sharp on them. I didn't even feel it at the time. It was afterwards at the hospital that I noticed it."
"Are there scars anywhere else?" Ron asked fearfully.
"This one is the worst. The rest are really small." Hermione answered.
Ron took Hermione in her arms. He did not know that they had done her physical harm.
"I'm all right." Hermione said calmly. "I was rescued by you and everyone else. I'm fine, really. I'm saved you don't have to worry about me."
Ron settled with the answer and finished up setting a play place for Eric. We was glad to be settling down with his bride and son.
One year later
"Ron, I hate you right now." Hermione screamed.
"Yes, I love you too." Ron said. "I know this wasn't how you wanted to spend our first anniversary."
Hermione gripped Ron's hand squeezing it all that she could.
"Listen to me. Keep breathing." Ron said.
"You are not my favorite person right now so don't give me advice." Hermione said feeling another contraction.
"Okay I think we are ready to start pushing." The midwife said. "Now listen to me when I say push, push."
Hermione gritted her teeth together she had almost forgotten how painful this was.
"Push," the witch said
"Push," Ron said in a calm supporting tone. "That's it baby." He tried to be encouraging despite the pain that he was feeling in his hand and seeing his wife in agony.
"Okay, we are looking good." The witch said. "Another one."
Hermione pushed again.
"We have a head, just another one."
The room was filled with the sounds of a baby screaming.
"It's a girl."
Hermione did not have time to register the fact. She felt another coming.
"The second one is ready. Push, Hermione push."
"Yes you can. I'm right here with you." Ron said.
Hermione pushed again.
"It's a head. Just another okay. And we have twin girls."
Hermione was crying along with both of her screaming babies.
"We did it. You were wonderful." Ron said. "Twins."
The midwife quickly cleaned both girls and brought the first one and the second one over. "Two girls, both healthy and if I might say so good lungs."
Ron took one while Hermione took the other. "They are so precious." Hermione said.
"Yeah I'm going to be there every minute for these two." Ron said. "Names, what do you think?"
"Elisabeth and Molly." Hermione said
"Good but which one's which?"
"Well they take after Fred and George, no difference between them." Hermione said looking at the duel brown eyes and strands of auburn hair.
"That probably means that they are going to be beaters." Ron laughed.
"Actually the one Ron is holding has the birthmark." The midwife said. "If you look under her arm there is a mole right there. The other doesn't have one."
"So who gets the mole Elisabeth or Molly?"
"You are wrong." Hermione joked.
"Okay I have Elisabeth you have Molly."
The Midwife left and returned a moment later with the entire Weasley family. Everyone was anxious to see the newest editions of twins to the Weasley family. Everyone was noticing the similarities between them. Ron could tell Fred and George were already making future plans.Hermione stayed at home to take care of the kids. She had turned one of the rooms into an office for work. Harry had pulled some strings and had gotten Hermione a position in his office.
Ron moved up through the ministry and eventually became head of his department.