"Things just kind of picked up from there," Ginny finished her story, panting, "Mione, we're going to have to take a break, I don't think I can take much more."
Hermione looked at her then glanced at their surroundings. Movement caught her eye to their left. Hermione saw a flash of red and blonde, and turned back to Ginny, "Gin, look, I think I see Ron and Draco."
Life is a road and I wanna keep going
Ginny whipped her head around to follow Hermione's gaze. She, too, caught a glance of bright red hair that could only belong to one of her family members, "Ron!"
Ron jerked his head around, trying to locate the source of the sound. His gaze fell on the bright red hair of a woman clinging to another woman with long brown hair. He turned to the others, "It's Hermione, and Ginny," he said, and took off running in their direction, Draco right behind him. Harry and Luna came as quickly as they could with Luna's hurt leg.
Hermione waited until Ginny was safely in Draco's arms before launching herself into Ron's, "Thank goodness," she whispered.
Love is a river I wanna keep going on
Ron ran his fingers through her hair and held her tightly, "Mione, I've been so worried. Are you ok," he whispered, lightly touching the cut on her cheek.
Hermione winced at his touch, but smiled, "I'm fine," she said, relaxing in his arms, "just fine."
Ginny clung to Draco, crying softly, "I feared the worst," she said.
"So did I," Draco admitted, giving her a quick kiss, "but now we're both ok."
Starting out on a journey
Ginny nodded as Luna and Harry came up to them, "Voldemort?" Hermione asked.
"Dead," Harry answered, "Are you both ok?"
"Except for this cut," Hermione answered, "which looks worse than it is, I promise."
"My ankle's pretty beat up," Ginny said, leaning heavily on Draco.
"Let's head back toward the hill," Luna said, "there has to be more survivors."
Life is a road and I wanna keep going
Draco picked up Ginny and carried her and the rest walked beside them. "Ron," Ginny said, "have you seen anyone else?"
Ron hung his head, "Charlie and George are gone, but we haven't seen Mum or Fleur," he answered.
Ginny nodded, tears in her eyes, "We found Mundungus' wand, but that's it. Also, if there are other survivors, I'm afraid they think Hermione and I are dead. We didn't have our wands on us when we woke up."
Draco nodded, "it's ok, Gin, we'll get them back and set everyone straight."
Love is a river I wanna keep flowing
Harry turned to Hermione, "You guys didn't see Dumbledore by any chance did you?"
Hermione shook her head, allowing Ron to help her begin the ascent up the hill.
Luna looked at Harry, "Dumbledore made it, you know he did," she said.
Harry nodded, giving her a quick kiss on the cheek, "I hope so, love, I hope so."
In the end I wanna be standing
They reached the top of the hill, most of them out of breath. Draco lowered Ginny gingerly onto her good foot, and the six of them gazed at the scene below them. Everywhere wizards were celebrating. Harry recognized many faces, including Dumbledore and Mrs. Weasley.
"Ron, there's Mum," Ginny said, excitedly.
"I see her, Gin," Ron answered. He turned to the rest, "It's over, you guys. It's finally over." He picked up Hermione and swung her around before placing her on her feet again.
"I just wish that all of our father's could be here to see this," Luna said, "even yours Draco."
Draco smiled, "thank you, Luna," he said.
At the beginning with you
Six individuals. Five families. Five different fathers, all taken by the same war, left their children to make a new world. They would live on to tell the stories to the next generation. Stories of a brave Professor who died doing something right when everyone thought he wasn't. Stories of a wise old man who stood up to the most evil wizard in the world. Stories about a young group of students who fought evil at an early age. Stories of one young man who defeated Voldemort. Most importantly, however, they would all live on.