One year later
"So…" Ginny asked conversationally. "Are you going to tell Ron that you're pregnant?" The two girls had gone out for lunch today for their breaks, and Hermione had finally broken the news to Ginny.
Hermione had told Ginny that Ron didn't know yet. "Well of course I am! I can't go around pretending that I just enjoy having a balloon under my shirt…he'd find out by then and it wouldn't be good." Hermione said.
"You never know. He might not notice. Sometimes he can be pretty daft." Ginny said teasingly.
"Oh he'd notice alright…" Hermione trailed off, turning crimson. "But why now though? I mean it's defiantly not a good time for either of us right now. Ron's beginning his Auror training, and I just started my job at the Ministry. How would it look to them if I asked for maternity leave, and I haven't even been working there for a full year yet?" Hermione said desperately/
"I know hon. But you've managed with Bonnie so far. Besides, your boss will understand. You're a Weasley aren't you? That's got to help your reputation. And can't most of you work be done from home? You have your own office at your house. You don't need the ministries office to do research." Ginny reassured her.
"You have a point. I guess I will have to work things out with my boss." Hermione said, shaking her head sadly.
"So how you gonna tell Ron?" Ginny asked not even trying to hide her excitement.
"I'm not sure. It's going to have to be when he's calm and seated. Maybe tonight I should do it. He had the day off from training so he should be relaxed." Hermione thought out loud
"Sounds like a plan. Is that how you told him last time?" Ginny asked.
"Yeah, pretty much." Hermione said.
"Well, its better to tell him sooner, rather then later." Ginny said through a mouthful of salad. Hermione grinned at her. Gin could be so much like her brother.
"So Bonnie's starting school next week, right?" Ginny asked.
"Yeah. She is so excited. She's been telling anyone that comes to the house that she's going to school." Hermione said proudly with a small smile on her face.
"That's so cute! So she isn't scared at all?" Ginny asked.
"Well sometimes she worries if people will like her, if she's going to be accepted by her teacher and the other children. Ron and I just keep telling her that she has nothing to worry about." Hermione said.
"Yeah. I doubt she will have any problems making friends. She's so likeable! The teacher will adore her." Ginny said.
"I just hope we have prepared her enough for her first year." Hermione said, a little bit worried.
"Hermione, the kid can read already. Not only is she prepared for her first year, but she is overly prepared. The teacher won have anything left to teach the poor kid." Ginny laughed.
"Don't you think you're over exaggerating things a little bit?" Hermione asked. She was clearly in 'worried mom' mode.
"Hardly" Ginny said laughing some more.
Suddenly Hermione made a face and almost gagged. "Yuck. Ham. That smell is going to make me sick."
Ginny snorted into her pumpkin juice. "Oh, the joys of being pregnant."
"Oh put a sock in it Gin." Hermione said, throwing a mock glare in her direction.
"Well my lunch break is almost over. I have got to get back to the store. I'll see you later. Oh, and don't worry about Ron. He'll be ecstatic about another baby." Ginny said smiling fondly at Hermione. Getting up to leave, she leaned over and gave her sister-in-law a hug of reassurance.
"See you later Gin. Thanks for the talk." Hermione said.
"No problem." Ginny said paying for the meal.
"You don't have to pay. I can get it." Hermione said.
"Nonsense. It's the least I can do for you and your soon to be balloon belly." Ginny said with an evil smirk.
Hermione shook her head. "Don't worry your time will come. And when it does, you'll be begging for my help!" Hermione laughed.
"Ya…someday! And that day doesn't seem to be anywhere in the near future!" Ginny smiled. "See you later hun."
Hermione waved as she left the restaurant and headed towards work. She was happy about being pregnant again. But right now, she was defiantly feeling nauseous -and it wasn't just from the smell of ham. It was because of the nagging feeling, knowing that she'd have to tell Ron that he was going to be a daddy.
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