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Strawberries and Cream
"I do wish someone would have taken that bet," Dumbledore said smiling at Professor McGonagall as he looked at an invitation to Harry and Hermione's wedding.
McGonagall smiled and said, "When is the date Albus?"
"January the fifteenth."
"I pronounce you Husband and Wife! Harry, give the new wife a 'lil smooch," the minister said grinning at them.
Harry turned to his new wife and grinned at her.
"Mr Potter," she whispered.
"Mrs Potter," he whispered back, pulling her to him and kissing her tenderly on the lips.
They broke apart and the sky was filled with the best of Fred and George's fireworks and the sound of cheering from the very large assembly of people.
Hermione laughed at Ron who was jumping up and down cheering and Harry just rolled his eyes and chuckled at his other best friend.
"Come on everyone! Over to reception!" Harry yelled once the cheering had half subsided. He and Hermione drew their wands and waved them. The seats the guests had been sitting on disappeared and in their place were small round tables with six named settings on them each.
Everyone found their places and Harry led Hermione to the head table, where the groomsmen (Ron, Remus and Neville) and bridesmaids (Ginny, Luna and Tonks) were already standing and smiling broadly at them.
Harry pulled Hermione's chair out for her and she sat down next to Ginny. Harry sat on Hermione's other side and grinned happily at Ron.
Dumbledore stepped forward in front of the long table the bride and groom were sitting at and smiled peacefully at them. "Harry, Hermione. On behalf of everyone here today, I congratulate you. Especially on behalf of the teachers," he said, his bright blue eyes twinkling at them.
Hermione laughed softly and Harry chuckled at him. "Thankyou Albus," Harry said still chuckling.
Dumbledore went and sat down next to Professor McGonagall and said, "Now, I really do wish someone had taken that bet."
"Speech! From the best man!" Fred or George yelled from their table.
"Yeah! Speech! Speech!" the people began to chant. Harry looked at Ron and grinned.
Ron rolled his eyes and stood up. The chanting ceased as he held a hand up.
"Harry, Hermione, I speak for everyone here, when I say it's about bloody time!" he said grinning. The guests laughed and cheered. Ron held up his hand again for silence. When he had it he went on, "The next morning after these two finally admitted how they felt about each other and walked into the Great Hall and kissed each other, holding hands, a cheer rose up. From all Gryffindors and teachers alike," Ron said in mock seriousness. Then he grinned. "Dumbledore won ten galleons from Snape and all the sexual tension between them was finally resolved." The crowd laughed as Ron paused. He turned to his best friends and smiled. "You both have a weird bond. You communicate on a higher level than I ever could with either of you. I know you both love each other very much and I know that it's the kind of love that will last forever. I love you both and I wish you all the best as you go on in life as husband and wife. Congrats guys. You deserve to live a happily ever after, after everything you've been through. Everyone here loves you for who you are. Remember that we're all very thankful that you're finally gonna 'do it' tonight," he finished with a grin.
The crowd laughed and the Weasley twins yelled out, "Harry's gonna get lucky!"
"Ron!" Hermione said, blushing bright red.
Harry laughed and punched Ron's arm and stood up. "Thanks mate. Not for the last part, but thanks." He hugged Ron tightly and patted his back.
Ron grinned happily and said, "I said what needed to be said mate. Congrats."
Thirteen Years Later:
"Mum! Jon hit me!" Lily, Harry and Hermione's second child yelled, running into their room on a Saturday morning.
"Whatever she's saying it's not true!" the voice of the older child, Jonathon said, walking into the room behind his sister.
Harry groaned and looked at his children standing in the doorway.
"Your children want you," Hermione murmured sleepily and not moving.
"They said your name first!" Harry protested.
"Mum," Lily whined, walking over to the bed and poking her mother on the shoulder.
"I'm sleeping," Hermione whined back.
Harry grinned and gestured to Lily to tickle Hermione. Lily grinned back at her father and pounced on her mother, tickling her sides and every part of her she could reach.
"Jon help me!" she squealed as Hermione began to giggle and struggle beneath her daughter.
"Dad you hold her down!" Jon said grinning as he jumped on top of his mother too and began to tickle her.
Harry laughed and held Hermione's shoulders down as his children tickled his wife until she was crying with laughter.
"Stop!" she wheezed, the tears streaming down her cheeks.
Lily giggled and said, "Are you awake now mum?"
"Oh fine!" Hermione sighed. Lily and Jon slid off her and she turned around and sat up in the bed, wiping the tears away. "What did you want?"
"Nothing now," Lily said grinning at her mother, and climbing on top of her and cuddling her.
Hermione smiled into her daughter's hair and cuddled her back. Jon climbed up too and joined in on the hug, as Harry did, wrapping his arms around his children and Hermione.
"What about us?" a small young voice asked from the doorway. Harry looked over and smiled.
"Come on you two," he said grinning at Emma and James, their third and fourth children.
The two youngest ran to their parents bed and jumped on their father and hugged him tightly. "Hi daddy," Emma whispered, placing a big wet kiss on his cheek.
"Hello Emma. Did you have a good night?"
Emma smiled happily and nodded. "I dreamed that I was flying on your Firebolt daddy."
"That's good sweetheart. What about you James?" Harry asked his youngest child.
James grinned and nodded. "I didn't have any dreams."
Jonathon was born one and a half years after Harry and Hermione's wedding and he was already twelve years old. He had his father's messy jet black hair but his mother's brains and was able to levitate things at the age of three, which was very amusing to him, but tiresome and absolutely frustrating for his parents. Lily was born ten months after her brother and had inherited her grandmother's hair, hence Harry and Hermione named her after Harry's mother. Apart from her grandmother's fiery red hair, she had inherited the green eyes, making her look amazingly like her grandmother. Emma was born three years later with her mother's hair and her father's love for Quidditch. She had demanded to learn how to ride a broom when she was three and ever since her father had bought her a little toy broomstick, she had been pestering him to let her go on his Firebolt, on her own. James was born five years after his sister, which was a surprise to his parents when they found out Hermione was pregnant again. James had messy brown hair and brown eyes and his father's mischievousness and talent for troublemaking. Every time James would push something over (for example, a chair) he'd stand back innocently and say, pouting, "Not me." For a three year old, he had amazing vocabulary. He talked about as much as Emma did, annoying her immensely, which was probably why he did it.
"You know we should be getting up soon," Harry said, looking at all four of his children.
"No. We want to stay here with you and mummy," Emma whined, clinging to Harry tightly.
"Come on guys," Jon said, sliding off his mum, after kissing her cheek softly. "Let's go and get changed."
Lily kissed her mother and father and took James' hand and helped him off the bed. "Emma! Come on!" Lily said, looking at her sister.
Emma kissed and hugged her parents and then jumped off the bed to follow her siblings back to their rooms.
Hermione smiled as they left and lay back down, snuggling into her pillows again.
"Hermione," Harry said grinning and kissing her bare shoulder. "We're supposed to change."
"Mmm," she groaned, rolling onto her back and facing Harry. "Why is today so important that I must change Harry?"
He shrugged and leant down and kissed her softly on the lips. "Maybe because we're letting Ron and Luna take care of the kids today while we spend the day together."
"Again, I ask why I should put clothes on," Hermione said grinning and kissing her husband back.
Harry laughed and she sat up, rubbing her eyes again. He pulled her over so she was straddling his waist and placed his hands on her hips. "Unless you want to go to the park for a picnic naked, I'd suggest that you change my dear," he murmured, leaning forward and kissing her neck, lightly nipping the skin with his teeth.
Hermione smiled and pulled his head back. "Oh fine Harry. I'll get changed." She made to get off him but he held her still. "Now what do you want?"
"This," he said, kissing her lips tenderly and running his hands lightly up her torso, under her shirt. She kissed him back, entwining her fingers through his hair. The kiss ended and Harry smiled at her. "Okay, now you can change."
"You bloody tease," Hermione muttered, climbing off him.
Five Years Later:
"Harry!" Hermione yelled from the kitchen.
"Oh crap. Run dad!" Jonathon said grinning at his father.
Harry jumped up from the couch and began to run out of the room until Hermione walked in. "Harry!"
Harry winced and turned around and faced his wife. "Yes dear?"
"Don't you 'yes dear' me," she said sternly. "Why is there such a mess in the kitchen?"
"I was gonna clean it up, honest!" Harry said quickly, holding up his hands.
"You know we're having people over today!" she said, still frowning at him.
"I know sweetheart. I'm sorry," he said, walking over to her and holding her hands. "Forgive me?" he asked, kissing her knuckles.
"Yes, well, only because I love you. Go clean up your mess," she said, not able to stop a smile from breaking out on her face.
Harry grinned and kissed her on the cheek and walked into the kitchen and went straight to work cleaning. Hermione looked over at Jon and smiled at him. "What's up mate?" she asked, walking over and sitting down next to him.
"Oh, nothing mum," he said smiling reassuringly.
Hermione raised an eyebrow and said, "So, how's Felicity? I noticed she wrote you another owl today."
"Yeah. We just like to talk regularly, like you and dad did when you were my age."
Hermione smiled and said, "So, there's nothing between you two?"
Jon blushed slightly and said, "Um, why do you ask that?"
"Because you two seem as smitten with each other as your father and I were at your age."
Jon sighed and shrugged. "I know how I feel about her but I'm not sure if she feels the same way."
Hermione smiled and patted her son's shoulder. "Well, you're seeing her today. Maybe you could go off and tell her?"
"How can I just tell her?" Jon asked exasperatingly.
"Take her off to your special place. Yes, I know about that place, don't get annoyed at me," she said as Jon looked up, clearly irritated. "Mothers know these sorts of things sweetie. Take her there and wait for the moment. It'll come, believe me."
Jon nodded and kissed his mother on the cheek. "Thanks mum."
"Anytime Jon. Now, you should go and change. They'll be here in an hour."
"Alright," he said, standing up and walking up to his room.
Hermione sat back into the couch and smiled. Everything was good. Her job was fantastic, her home life was even better than fantastic and she was married to a wonderful husband who still loved her after all these years.
"I'm done Hermione!" Harry said, coming out of the kitchen and grinning at her.
"Good boy," she said smiling up at him.
Harry sat down next to his wife and grinned happily at her. "So, what are we doing now?"
"I am going to make sure the kids are all ready," she said, standing up.
"Hermione, sit down," Harry said firmly.
"But I have to …"
"No, you don't," he said, pulling her down on top of him so she was sitting on his lap. "You, my dear, are going to relax until everyone gets here."
"Harry, let me go," she said, pouting and trying to stand up.
"No. Jonathon can make sure the kids are all ready."
Hermione pouted and crossed her arms.
Harry grinned and kissed her pout. "Sweetheart, you've been working all day. I want you just to sit here with me for at least five minutes."
"Oh alright," she said, leaning back on the armrest of the chair and looking into Harry's eyes. Then she smiled. "You know about Jon and Felicity?" she asked grinning happily.
Harry laughed and said, "I heard you two talking. So, he's really gonna tell her today?"
"I hope so. I wonder if the teachers betted on them too," she said thoughtfully.
"Have I told you that I love you today?" Harry asked suddenly, pulling Hermione closer and kissing the tip of her nose.
"Yes," she said with a mischievous grin. "This morning when we woke up, in the shower, after we got out of the shower, in the kitchen and here."
He grinned back at her and said, "I love you Hermione."
"I love you too Harry," she murmured, kissing him softly on the lips.
"Good," he said grinning at her.
"THEY'RE HERE!" Emma yelled running down the stairs at top speed, closely followed by her younger brother. "THEY'RE HERE MUM!"
Hermione laughed and said, "Calm down sweetheart." She opened the door to see Ron and Luna there with Felicity and Arthur Junior, who was Emma's age. "Hey guys," Hermione said, hugging Ron and then Luna.
"Hey," Ron said grinning. "Where's Harry?"
"Here guys!" Harry said, walking forward with Jon and Lily following him close behind.
"Hey Jon!" Felicity said grinning at him and hugging him tightly to her.
He smiled and hugged her back. "Hey Flick. What's up?"
She shrugged and said, "Not much."
"Alright. Wanna come up to my room then?" Jon asked, quietly.
She smiled warmly at him and nodded. "Let's go."
Once everyone had said hello they all moved through into the house, the adults going into the kitchen and talking and the children going off to play with each other, while Jonathon and Felicity sat up in Jon's room and talked.
"Hey Flick," Jon said slowly, looking down at his hands as he talked.
"Yes?" she said looking sideways at him. They were sitting on his bed next to each other chatting.
"Um … can you come with me? I need to tell you something," he said, standing up suddenly and looking down at her.
"Sure," she said slowly. "You're not taking me to my doom are you?" she asked with a twinkle in her eye.
Jon smiled and said, "No. I just want to show you something."
"Okay," she said, standing up off his bed and following him out of the room. They made their way through the house and up many stairs to the attic. "Uh, Jon …" Felicity began to say but Jon placed a finger on her lips.
"Just a moment," he said, walking over to the wall and kicking it hard. It shuddered and then moved back to reveal a small passageway. "Okay," he said, drawing his wand and muttering "Lumos."
He took Felicity's hand and led her down the narrow passageway. After about twenty feet they came to a door. Jon unlocked it with a key and stood back for Felicity to walk through.
"Oh Jon!" she exclaimed, looking around and grinning widely.
They were standing in a large room with a couple of couches and countless books around on the shelves on the walls. But the most breathtaking part about the room was the view of the country a huge window provided.
Felicity ran to the window and looked out at the fantastic view of the hills surrounding the house and the forest to the left of the house.
"Oh my god Jon! This is fantastic!" she said, turning around to face him still grinning. She ran to him and hugged him tightly. "Thanks for showing me," she said to his chest.
He smiled to her hair and hugged her back. "Of course I'd show you."
She pulled back and looked up at him. "What did you want to tell me?" she asked, her voice lowered almost to a whisper.
Jon blushed and let go of her. He walked to the window and looked out at the countryside. He felt Felicity place a hand on his shoulder, pulling him around. He looked at her and smiled weakly. She looked so beautiful, with her strawberry-blonde long wavy hair flowing down her back, her crystal blue eyes looking at him with concern. She bit her lip, looking even more concerned for him.
"What is it sweetie? You can tell me anything, remember?" she said quietly, reaching up and stroaking his cheek softly.
He sighed and looked down, deep into her blue eyes. "You know how you asked me last year why I broke up with Anne and I said that I loved someone else?"
Felicity nodded slowly, biting her lip again.
"Well … um … it's kind of you," he finished at a whisper and lowering his eyes to his shoes.
Felicity raised his chin with her fingers and looked up into his hazel eyes and smiled. "You love me?"
She grinned and leant up and planted a soft kiss on his lips. "I love you too," she said against his lips.
That night while Harry and Hermione sat on their veranda, watching all the children playing 'piggy-in-the-middle' Hermione said to Harry, "This is all thanks to Dumbledore and Dobby, you do realise."
He grinned and kissed her temple. "And I thank them silently everyday for the pushing they did."
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