Meet the Dursleys
Disclaimer: I own nothing but Ariel, how many times do I have to say that! Lol
A/N: Dang, you guys get so...violent and demanding when I leave you with a cliffie lol but still thanks for the reviews...I'll answer your reviews at the end of the chapter, since this is the final chapter...lol anyway enjoy!
Harry and Hermione stared at the Vernon, wide-eyed and horror-struck. Then they turned their shocked stare towards Petunia, who had the slightest hint of a smile on her lips.
"Ahem," Vernon said. "You didn't let me finish talking. Our answer would have to be no...unless you promise to invite us to the wedding too."
"Wha—" Harry was at a loss for words.
"You two honestly thought that we would've said no? You'd probably use one of your bloody curses on us if we did," Vernon said.
Hermione was the first of the two to recover slightly from the surprise. "But you thought we wouldn't invite you? What made you think that?"
"Because we've always...treated Harry...badly," Vernon admitted.
"Well...he forgives you, don't you Harry?" Hermione asked.
"Yeah I suppose. I mean, as long as you won't be that way anymore, it's fine with me," Harry said, shrugging.
"Good, it's settled then. We're inviting you, don't worry about it," Hermione said to them.
"Well...thank you then," Vernon said, but it seemed like he had a hard time getting the word out, since this was probably the first time he'd ever said 'thank you' to Harry, or any wizard.
Hermione Apparated over to her parents's house and let herself inside. She walked up the stairs to her parents room and was about to knock when she heard them discussing something, and it sounded pretty serious, so her hand paused in midair, and she listened quietly.
"...just wish Hermione would wear a white dress. I mean, what will everyone think when they see her in a green dress, at her own wedding! They'll think we didn't raise her right or something..."
"Oh David, don't say that. We raised her just fine. But like I said the other day when they came by, she's old enough to be making her own choices now, so if that's what she wants, then I'm fine with it."
Hermione suddenly had an idea, so she knocked on the door and the talking stopped abruptly. Hermione's mother opened the door a moment later.
"Hermione! What are you doing here? You let yourself in?" Mrs. Granger asked.
"Yeah, the other day I found my house keys that I'd lost a long time ago," Hermione explained. She walked in and said, "Hey Dad."
"Hello Hermione," Mr. Granger sounded a bit cold but it wasn't very noticeable.
"Look, I've decided to change something. How about I wear a white dress for the wedding itself, but then I'll change into my green one for the reception dinner. Is that better at least?" Hermione asked.
Mr. Granger thought about it for a moment, then said, "Yes, that's better. But your wedding is in less than a week, did you even buy a dress yet?"
"Well we didn't buy one yet, but we reserved one the other day," Hermione said.
"Okay then. That sounds a lot better now, although normally the bride wouldn't change out of her dress between the wedding and the dinner..." Mr. Granger trailed off when he saw Mrs. Granger glaring at him.
"Hermione, thanks for respecting your dad and my opinion. I'm glad you compromised too," Mrs. Granger said, hugging her.
"No problem Mum. Well, that's all I wanted to say, so I guess I'll go now to tell Harry about it," Hermione said, and she hugged her Mum and Dad once more before Apparating back to the flat.
"Harry?" Hermione went into their flat and found it empty.
She went into their room and found Harry sitting with his head against his desk, sleeping. She decided not to wake him up until later, so she just stood there at the door and smiled as she observed his sleeping face. His hair was flopped down over his eyes, and his lips were curved into a small smile, which made Hermione wonder what he was dreaming about. Slowly, she backed out of the room and closed the door gently. She left the flat again, and headed for the bridal shop at Hogsmeade.
Once she got there, the salesclerk said, "Hello Miss Granger, it's good to see you again. How are you doing?"
"I'm fine thanks. I was wondering if you still had that dress we reserved from last time, I'd like to buy it today," Hermione said.
"Yes we still have it right here," the clerk pulled out her wand and said Accio Dress 723, and the dress they had picked out came soaring out through the stockroom and laid itself neatly on the front counter. "That'll be 75 Galleons please."
Hermione sorted through her purse and finally managed to pull out 75 of them. She handed them to the clerk, who mini-sized the coins and stored them all in the cash register. Then she carefully folded up the dress, laid it into a box, and handed it to Hermione. "Thanks for shopping here, and good luck with your wedding!"
"Thank you," Hermione said, smiling, and then she Apparated back to the flat again. This time, she entered quietly though, knowing that Harry was probably still asleep.
She tried on the dress, and then went into their room and lightly pecked Harry's cheek.
"Wha..." he opened one eye blearily, and groped around the table for his glasses. As soon as he put them on though, his gaze turned to Hermione and both of his eyes widened. "You look...amazing. But I thought you said you were wearing the green dress."
Hermione sat down on the bed and explained everything to him, about the compromise she had made with her parents. Harry nodded slowly, taking it all in. When she finished explaining, she asked, "So you're okay with all that right?"
"Yeah of course," Harry said. "It's a surprise to me, but really, I'm fine with it. It doesn't matter what you wear, you'd look beautiful to me no matter what. Even if you went to our wedding naked." He smirked.
She rolled her eyes. "Men."
He grinned and sat down onto the bed next to her. Putting his arm around her, he said, "I can't believe we're getting married in less than a week."
"I know," Hermione said, snuggling up to him.
"HARRY AND HERMIONE ARE GETTING MARRIED TODAY!" Ariel sang out in her loudest voice as she and Ginny helped Hermione with her dress and makeup.
"Ariel!" Hermione swatted her arm lightly. "Would you quit being so loud?"
"All right, I'll stop. It's just that, it's actually happening today. Your wedding! The start of your lives together, the beginning of a journey, the—"
Ariel was cut off by Ginny, who interrupted to say, "Jeez Ariel, calm down. And stop being so overly dramatic." Ariel grinned sheepishly and shrugged as they added the final touches to Hermione's eyes. Then, they carefully placed the veil on her hair and secured it with white flowery pins.
Ginny and Ariel lead Hermione over to a mirror, and they said, "Okay, open your eyes now and see how you look."
Hermione's eyes fluttered open, and she gasped in happiness at her appearance. "You guys...I don't know how to thank you for all that you've done." She walked over to them and hugged them tightly, tears threatening to fall, but she held them back since it would mess up her mascara and they'd have to start over again.
"No problem Hermione. We'd do anything for you," Ariel said, hugging her back.
There was a knock on the door. "Ready yet?" Draco's voice called.
"Yep, she's ready," Ginny replied. She turned back to face Hermione. "Now go get 'em girl."
Hermione grinned, and the three of them walked to the front doors of the church, where Mr. Granger was standing there, fixing his bowtie. When he saw her, it was evident that tears were glistening in his eyes, and he hugged her and whispered, "I'm so proud of you sweetie."
"Thanks Dad," Hermione said. She took a deep breath. "Let's go then." The doors opened, and they walked slowly down the aisle.
Ron nudged Harry and said, "Look mate." Harry's heart was caught in his throat as he watched Hermione walk towards him. He swallowed hard and smiled at her. She blushed and smiled back, and they stopped in front of Harry. Mr. Granger leaned down and kissed Hermione's forehead, then went to sit with Mrs. Granger.
Harry and Hermione turned to face the priest, who began speaking. "I'd like to thank everyone for coming here today, on this fine day, September 9th, to witness Harry Potter and Hermione Granger's wedding. But as tradition goes, I must ask: anyone who objects to this wedding, please speak up now or forever hold your peace." He glanced around the silent room before continuing.
"Do you, Hermione Jane Granger, take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband? To love, to honor, and to cherish, in sickness and in health, for as long as you both shall live."
"I do," Hermione said softly. She took the ring and placed it on Harry's finger.
The priest turned to Harry. "Do you, Harry James Potter, take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife? To love, to honor, and to cherish, in sickness and in health, for as long as you both shall live."
"I do," Harry said, slipping the ring onto Hermione's finger, then entwining her fingers with his and holding her hand tightly.
"Let these rings serve as locks, not binding you together, but as keys, unlocking the secrets of your hearts for each other to know, and thus bringing you closer together forever. And now, without further ado, I present to you all, Mr. and Mrs. Harry and Hermione Potter. You may kiss the bride."
Harry leaned forward and captured Hermione's lips in a breathtaking kiss, before picking her up and carrying her towards the doors. Ginny and Ariel threw flower petals around them, and Ron said a charm that had 2 white doves circle around Harry and Hermione. Then, just before they went out the door, Hermione tossed the bouquet and Ariel caught it, grinning widely at Ron, who grinned back at her.
Hermione changed into her green dress a few hours later, and then she and Harry went in the limo to the dinner. They all ate and talked, Ron being the happiest, with a huge mound of food on his plate.
After they were all finished and the waiters took back all the plates (Ron was still trying to hold onto his, but eventually gave in and handed it grudgingly to the waiter), the DJ announced that it was time for the bride and groom's first dance as a couple.
"Also, Harry said that this song is one that he picked out by himself, so it's a complete surprise to Hermione," the DJ added, then he pressed the play button.
'From This Moment On' by Shania Twain began playing, and Harry held his hand out to Hermione, who took it, and they went onto the dance floor, and began swaying slowly.
"So this is the song you picked for me," Hermione said softly.
"Yeah. Do you like it?" Harry asked.
"No. I don't like it. I love it," Hermione said, smiling.
"Whew. You scared me there for a moment," Harry said, smiling back.
"You're the reason I believe in love,
and you're the answer to my prayers from up above,
all we need is just the two of us,
my dreams came true,
because of you," Harry sang along quietly, brushing a strand of hair from Hermione's face.
Hermione completed the song for him, her eyes shining with tears of joy.
"And I will love you,
as long as I live,
from this moment on."
A/N: And that's the end...((tear tear)) lol but seriously, I hope you guys liked it. Now, to answer to your reviews...
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