5 years later, October 21, 2002(in the story)
A twenty year-old Ron stepped up to the stage, champagne glass in hand. Everyone stopped talking, his or her attention focused on the red-haired Weasley.
"Um, hi everyone. For those of you who don't know me, I'm Ron Weasley. Today, we have witnessed something wonderful. Something so pure and powerful that it can conquer anything. I have watched this force grow stronger and stronger with each passing year, until now. Yes, certain things have hindered it, but it was undeniably there. I am talking about, of course, the love between a man and woman we all know well. Their love has survived countless obstacles and dangers. Heck, I even asked the bride to go out with me once!"
The congregation laughed good-naturedly.
"But, the point is, hardly any of us have seen a love this strong. A love so powerful that even Voldemort (Oh, this is post-Voldie) could not triumph over it. And so, I propose a toast, to my two best friends, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger. May your love and marriage survive for eternity!" Ron raised his glass, grinning at Harry and Hermione.
"To Harry and Hermione!" the congregation cheered.
Harry and Hermione got on stage.
"We would like to thank Ron, Lavender, Seamus, Parvati, and Ginny for their help during sixth year at Hogwarts. They set up a scheme called Operation Matchmaker to get us together. It was really quite funny at the time. But you five have stuck with us since the beginning, and we want to thank you for that." Hermione said, with a smile.
"Yes, and we hope that you will join me and Hermione in the first dance of the evening!" Harry said joyfully. He extended his hand towards Hermione and she accepted it gracefully. Ron and Ginny watched happily as their friends danced.
"Well, big brother, OM was the best idea you ever had." Ginny said, a smile playing on her lips.
"I agree." Lavender said, coming from behind Ginny.
AN: This is truly the end of OM. I could not live with the story if I didn't do another chapter. So I decided to start it off with Ron's "best man" speech. I know it's cheesy... Goodbye once more!!!!!!!!