DISCLAIMER: We are at the end, and I still don't own Harry Potter.
A/N: Yes, I know this seems rushed but there really wasn't anything else to say. So, without further ado, here is the epilogue.
Chapter 25: Epilogue
The woman leaned back in her seat and observed the novel length book in front of her. It was hard to believe that their story was that long when it only seemed a distant memory.
She smiled softly to herself as she dipped the quill back in the ink. She thought over her words as she touched the tip to the last page.
My dearest Mariana,
I love you more than anything. Over the last two years, my decisions have not exactly been the best but I do not regret them. The only thing I do regret is not being able to see you as much as I would like.
Sirius is coming up the stairs. He never was one who could move around silently. I suspect he is beginning to get worried about me.
Wow, I've been writing our story for well over six hours. He knows that I am telling you this, Ria my love, and he understands. But I need you to understand, my baby, and maybe I need you to forgive me as well.
I am so sorry for leaving your father and I need you to understand that for me to be happy that I had to leave. Your father understands and I believe he is happier with your stepmother than I ever could have made him. I hear you have a little brother now. Be a good big sister now.
Again, I pray that you understand why I left and I hope you will forgive me. I love you, my baby girl, more than life itself. I'll always be here for you.
I love you, never forget that.
Hermione closed the book just as Sirius opened the door to the attic. She placed the quill in the holder and wiped her ink-stained hands on a cloth.
"Finished?" he asked as he walked up behind her, placing his hands on her shoulders. He bent down and kissed the side of her neck.
"Just did," she answered softly. She stood and turned around to look into his black eyes, cupping his face in her hands. "I did the right thing, right?"
He kissed her slowly. "You needed to get it out, so yes." He raised his hands up and placed them over top of hers. "Ria will be two tomorrow, you know." He peered deeply into her eyes. "Are you going to give her the book?"
Hermione glanced at the book and placed a hand on the slight bump on her stomach where their baby grew. "No, I don't think I will, not yet."
Sirius smiled and placed his hands over hers. "Whatever you decide, I'm here for you." He kissed her once again. "I'll always be here for you."
And, in that moment, Hermione knew she had made the right choice.
A/N: DONE! FINIS! COMPLETE!
There is no sequel planned for this. Like I said above, yes, I realized that it seemed rush but I really couldn't think of anything else to say. Therefore, this is what ya'll got :D…. Hope ya liked it.
NEW STORY ALERT! Started out as just a little one-shot to pass my time with but ended up turning into a 6 chapter fic. Yes, it is all typed so it will be posted rather quickly. It's a Harry and Hermione fic though it doesn't seem like it at the beginning. Hope ya'll check it out. Called "Say It Isn't So" by yours truly :D