Full summary: Ron and Hermione's final year at Hogwarts after a summer full of love. Their seventh year is full of Romance, Rows, and wRiting books and newspapers. Things become rocky once more with Lavender and Seamus. A new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher with a surprise of her own! A surprising Ron working hard on the school paper and giving Hermione a wonderful birthday present. Hermione, managing to keep up with her school work and still have time for Ron and to write her new book. There also will be a bit of Harry and Ginny fluff! And lastly the night before graduation (the final ball) is the "right time"! All ending with Ron asking Hermione an important question after they graduate. This story is pure fluff and if you like it review if you don't keep it to yourselves!
I hope you all like it! Now, on with the story...One and Only
On the morning of the day she would be going back to Hogwarts for her last year, Hermione woke up and felt the empty space next to her. That empty space was where Ron would be if they were aloud in the same room but sadly none of them thought that Mrs. Weasley would allow it even if they were in love. It wasn't like they were doing anything besides sleeping in the bed but they knew how she would get, especially if she found out that they had slept in the same bed for majority of the summer. The empty space next to her made her realize that she could never get warm when Ron wasn't there. No matter how much covers she had it would never compare to when Ron wrapped his arms around her and they fell asleep. Hermione decided that she wasn't one to dwell on something that couldn't happen so she pulled herself tiredly out of bed and went to wake Ginny. Ginny was fast asleep and when she woke up she was always in a bad mood, especially now that Ginny was unable to sleep in the same bed as Harry. Hermione tentatively shook Ginny.
"I'm up, I'm up!" Ginny groaned. Hermione backed off and went to her trunk. She searched through until she found a pair of jeans and a white cami with a black sweater to wear over it. Ginny rolled out of bed herself and went over to her own trunk. "Hermione can you open this?" Ginny asked tiredly. Hermione had shut Ginny's trunk and sealed it so that it could only be opened with a wand. She had done that because every time Ginny went to pick out an outfit she couldn't decide between her millions of clothes. Over the summer she had spent all of the muggle money she had on clothes.
"I already chose something for you over there." Hermione pointed to a spot on Ginny's dresser where there was a pair of jeans and a blue top. Ginny scowled and went to get dressed, herself. Hermione left her hair curly because Ron had said he liked it that way. Her and Ginny finished getting ready. They went downstairs to the kitchen and found everyone already there. Ron and his father both had sections of the Daily Prophet and were hidden behind them. Harry was eating his breakfast. He looked tired and miserable. Hermione and Ginny took seats next to their respective boyfriends. Ron put his paper down for a minute to say good morning to Hermione.
"Morning!" Ron said. He gave her a kiss.
"Morning!" She replied as she gave him another one. They smiled at each other and Ron went back to his paper. He was reading the paper because when he got out of Hogwarts he planned on working for the Daily Prophet. He knew that he would start out with a small job but someday he hoped to become editor and be able to boss people around and all of those things that were involved with being editor. They ate their breakfast and talked until Mrs. Weasley told them to gather their belongings. All four of them walked into the hallway. Harry and Ginny walked up the stairs talking together about something that Ron and Hermione weren't paying attention to. Ron took Hermione's hand and spun her back to him before she could walk up the stairs. She ended up in his arms, looking up at him. "What's up sugar?" Hermione joked. Yesterday before she had left her house Ron's parents ate dinner with them and Hermione's parents. Fred and George were also there and they had made Hermione call Ron sugar, honey, or love every time she spoke to him or else they would tell Hermione's parents and Ron's parents that George walked in on them in an awkward position. They were snogging and Ron had his hands on Hermione's butt and Hermione had hikkis on her neck. So since they didn't want their parents to know about that, they did what Fred and George asked. Hermione decided to use the nickname for fun.
"Nothing much honey." Ron replied also wanting to joke. He bent his face down to hers and let his hands slide down her back. They stayed in that position for a few minutes until they hear Ron's parents coming out of the kitchen. Both of them dashed for the stairs and didn't look back until they reached the landing of the room Hermione was staying with Ginny. Both of them were breathing heavily. When they realized that neither of Ron's parents were coming up after them Hermione started laughing. Ron looked oddly at her. "Are you ok?" He asked.
"Can you imagine if they caught us like that? Yesterday would have been for nothing." Hermione laughed. Ron smiled at her but didn't see what was funny about it.
"Well then." He moved closer to her. She resisted the urge to push him against the wall and resume their position but the responsible person in her took over.
"Later. Ok?" She asked. Ron sighed.
"Alright." Ron sighed and backed off. She stood on her tippy toes and gave him a soft kiss on the lips. "I'm holding you to it." Ron told her.
"I know sweetie." She said, adding her own word into their pet name list. She smiled at him and walked into the room Ginny was in. She fell onto her bed and sighed. "I love him." Hermione sighed.
"Yeah, I know." Ginny said. "What's up?" Ginny could tell something was up with Hermione because everyone already knew that she loved him and he loved her.
"I love him." She sighed dreamily again.
"Hermione, we just went through this. I know you love him so what's a matter?" Ginny asked again. Hermione sat up and looked at Ginny.
"Nothings wrong. I am just really happy right now. I can tell that this is going to be a great year because I'm with Ron and nothing will change that." Hermione said with a dreamy look on her face. Ginny smiled.
"I'm glad you're happy. I haven't seen you as happy as you have been this summer since… since… I dunno when." Ginny replied. Hermione's smile brightened.
"Yeah!" She sighed. Hermione levitated the two trunks in the air and brought them downstairs with all of their other stuff.
They made it to the train station with five minutes to spare.
"Be good and let me know when you talk to Professor McGonagall about your careers." Mrs. Weasley said. They all agreed and she gave them hugs before they got on the train. All of them waved until the train was out of the station.
"We'll find a carriage and you two come and find us when you get done." Harry said. Ron and Hermione were Head Boy and Girl. Ron had been shocked to find out that he was Head Boy. Ginny was too, she said that she was going to make sure that Dumbledore was "sane" and "sober" when he made his decision because she didn't believe it.
"Alright." Ron and Hermione agreed. Harry and Ginny went off leaving Ron and Hermione to go give the Prefects their directions. They got to the carriage and found eight new Prefects waiting for them. Hermione spoke mostly in telling them what to do and Ron added comments like, "Yeah," and "She's right!" Also he said things that he remembered Hermione telling him, "You have to be more responsible now," and "Your position can be taken away just as easily as it was given!" Whenever he would say something like this Hermione would smile and watch amused by this. When Ron saw her smile so he smiled back and went into a lecture on stuff Hermione always told him. Hermione held in her laughs because she knew Ron was only doing it to impress her. They finished talking to the Prefects and the Prefects left to patrol and make sure nobody was doing things they shouldn't. When the door closed, Hermione burst into laughter.
"What?" Ron asked.
"You!" She laughed. Ron looked confused. "That was funny."
"I thought you liked it." Ron said.
"I did." Hermione sat up and stopped laughing. "It was really good. Very dominant and strong. Kinda turned me on!" Hermione winked.
"Stop teasing me like that! It's not fair!" Ron protested. Hermione smiled. Over the summer she had teased him constantly by moving her hips more when she knew he was looking and other stuff like that. She did this because when they came close to having sex Ron said that they should wait until the time was right. At the time they were on her kitchen floor and covered in smoothie and it was one a.m. Ron had forgotten to put the top on the blender before he turned it on and they had slipped in it. They brought their relationship further then but Ron wanted to stop because he thought they should wait for the right time and also because he thought Hermione was vulnerable at that time.
"Oh you know you like it." Hermione teased.
"Yes I do but if you keep this up. We'll end up doing it in here and I don't think that that's such a good idea." Ron replied. Hermione smiled.
"Is it?" She teased. Ron smiled at her he decided to play along.
"Maybe not." Ron moved on the seat next to her and put his hands behind her head. His lips crashed down upon hers and Hermione was enjoying it too much to stop but when he deepened the kiss, she figured that they should stop before they got too carried away.
"Alright I get it! I'll stop teasing you…for right now!" Hermione said. Ron chuckled slightly and they both walked out of the carriage to find Harry and Ginny. When they got there they found Harry asleep and Ginny was next to him reading a muggle book that Hermione had lent her. Hermione and Ron had started calling each other Romeo and Juliet as nicknames and when Ginny asked Hermione had lent her the book. Ever since then Ginny had started reading all different kinds of muggle books. When the door shut Harry sat up and looked around confused.
"Your back already?" Harry asked.
"It's been an hour and a half." Hermione told him.
"Oh right!" Harry sat all of the way up and yawned. Hermione and Ron laughed. Before they could settle in, Neville and Luna came in. Over the summer they had found out that Neville and Luna were dating and had been ever since the end of the previous year.
"Hi!" They all said.
"Hi!" Neville and Luna responded.
"Congratulations on getting Head Boy and Girl!" Neville said to them.
"Thanks!" Hermione and Ron said. Neville and Luna sat and talked with everyone until something started Luna on an explanation of what a Nargle was. She got into a description of it and talked about how they populate most of the world. She even said that she would like to catch one, one day. Neville seemed fascinated by this so he kept asking questions so she talked for a while. Harry and Ginny took turns poking one another when they fell asleep. Hermione didn't bother to wake Ron when he fell asleep on her.
"So how do you catch one?" Neville asked. Luna went on and on. Hermione only half listened because she knew what Luna said wasn't true. Eventually Luna ended her discussion.
"I never knew that. That was really...er...enlightening Luna." Hermione said trying to be polite.
"Yeah, I know." Luna said. "Next time we talk I'll tell you about the Crumple-Horned Snorkack."
"I'll look forward to it!" Hermione said. She was sure that Harry and Ginny were the only ones that caught her sarcasm.
"What's wrong with Ron?" Luna asked looking at Ron asleep in Hermione's arms. Hermione searched her head for an explanation but didn't need one.
"I'm awake!" Ron said with his eyes still closed. "It's just easier to take it all in with my eyes closed." Ron lied. He moved more comfortably in Hermione's arms. Hermione, Ginny, and Harry stifled their laughter.
"Ok." Luna replied. "We'll see you later then." Luna said with a vague expression on her face. Neville and Luna walked out. Harry, Hermione, and Ginny burst out laughing. Hermione made to get up and shut the door but Ron held onto her.
"No! Don't move I'm comfortable." Ron exclaimed. His head was resting by her stomach and he wrapped his arms around her waist so she wouldn't move.
"Alright, alright!" Hermione exclaimed with a laugh. She sat back and Ron released her waist. Before Harry could get up and shut the door two people came by. Lavender and Seamus were there. Over the summer Lavender had tried to get together with Ron. She invited them to her birthday party and tried to slip him a love potion before Ginny stopped him. Ron had punched Seamus because he was staring at Hermione, inappropriately. Lavender and Seamus had ended up together after all of this. They weren't on very good terms with Ron and Hermione until quite recently in Diagon Alley. They stood at the door seeming if they wanted an invite. "Hi!" Hermione said politely. They seemed to take that as good enough because they walked in and sat down. Ron woke just then and realized that there were people in there. He sat up and looked at them with no particular expression on his face.
"We just wanted to say that we were sorry for everything over the summer." Lavender said.
"Yeah." Seamus agreed. "I'm really sorry for that Hermione."
"And I'm sorry too Ron." Lavender said.
"It's alright." Hermione said. "I'm not going to hold a grudge over a stupid thing like that." Hermione said to Seamus.
"Yeah, it's alright." Ron said. "As long as it doesn't happen again it's cool." Harry and Ginny were watching and trying to suppress laughs.
"Are we ok Hermione?" Lavender asked. Hermione nodded.
"Yeah. Like I said I'm not going to hold a grudge." Hermione said. Lavender hugged her. Seamus stuck out his hand for Ron.
"Are we good?" Seamus asked.
"Yeah." Ron shook Seamus's hand.
"Alright, that's all settled now." Ginny said with laughter in her voice.
"Anyone want to play Exploding Snap?" Harry asked. Seamus, Ron, and Harry played while Lavender, Hermione, and Ginny talked.
"Have you heard anything about our new DADA teacher?" Ginny asked Lavender.
"My dad works at the Ministry and he said that it's an Auror. He said that they will be staying though." Lavender answered.
"Dad didn't tell us that!" Ron said to Ginny.
"I wonder if it's anyone we know." Hermione said.
"You know Aurors?" Seamus asked.
"Yeah." Harry answered. "Just Mad Eye Moody, although he's an ex- Auror. And we know two others."
"Wow!" Seamus said.
"It's probably not though because if it were them dad would have told us." Ginny pointed out.
"Oh yeah." Hermione said. She lifted up her hand to brush some hair behind her ear when Lavender noticed her bracelet.
"Hermione, I love your bracelet where did you get it?" Lavender asked.
"Oh Ron got it for me." Hermione said as she showed Lavender the bracelet on her arm.
"Aw, that's so cute. You guys are in love?" Lavender said.
"Yeah." Hermione answered with a blush.
"I knew it!" Seamus said to Ron. "I knew you loved her. You were always too protective over her. Even when you weren't together. Especially in fourth year when you two had that row about Viktor Krum."
"Yeah!" Lavender agreed. Soon after, Seamus and Lavender left them.
"That was interesting." Ginny pointed out as she closed the door.
"Very." Hermione said. Ron laid back down on Hermione and got himself comfortable. "Ron we have to get changed!" Hermione exclaimed.
"Just a few more minute love." Ron said, his eyes still closed. Hermione sighed.
"Fine, a few more minutes but that is it!" Hermione said defiantly. "Got it darling?"
"Yeah, yeah." Ron said. A few minutes later they changed into their robes and Ron reluctantly got off Hermione's lap. Ron and Hermione carefully pinned their Head Boy and Girl badges on the front of their robes. A while later they approached the castle and all shuffled out. In the Great Hall the first years were sorted into houses and the feast began. Hermione and Harry noticed Ron talking without food in his mouth.
"Hermione, look what you've done. He's an actual human being now. It's a miracle! I say that this calls for a celebration." Harry exclaimed. Hermione smiled.
"Yeah, I guess he just might be human now." Hermione laughed.
"I dunno, I don't believe it." Ginny said. Ron swallowed.
"Believe it. I am a changed man!" Ron said proudly. "Now about that celebration what kind of food?" Ron joked.
"So much for changed." Ginny laughed.
"But I don't want him to change too much, he's not Ron then." Hermione said. Ron smiled at her and forgot to swallow before answering.
"Thanks!" He said with a full mouth. Hermione smiled.
"But then again some things never change." She laughed. "But it's a good thing because I like you just the way you are." She said when she saw Ron's protestant face. Ron smiled at her and then continued eating. Hermione looked ahead and noticed the staff table, something she had forgotten to do when she walked in. She looked up and down it for the new DADA teacher. She didn't have to look too far because the bright pink hair stood out amidst the other teachers. Tonks sat at the staff table talking amiably with Dumbledore. "Look!" Hermione pointed to the staff table where Tonks was sitting. Harry, Ron, and Ginny turned their heads and saw Tonks.
"Tonks is our new DADA teacher?" Harry asked happily.
"Why didn't dad tell us?" Ginny wondered. Tonks noticed them looking and waved over at them. They waved back. People started questioning them about how they knew the new DADA teacher. The feast ended then so everyone went quiet. Dumbledore spoke of his normal announcements and ended with his final announcement of teachers.
"And lastly we have a new staff appointment this year. Nymphadora Tonks will be the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Tonks was a Ministry Auror before she took this job." Dumbledore said. Everyone clapped as Tonks stood up and waved to the crowd. Hermione, Ron, Harry, and Ginny clapped extra loud. They were dismissed and people stood up to go to their common rooms. Tonks was walking over to them. A few people lagged behind to hear the conversation.
"Don't we have to show the first years where to go?" Ron asked Hermione.
"No, the Prefects do that." Hermione said. Ron beamed.
"Nice!" He exclaimed. Tonks came over to them as Lavender, Seamus, Dean, and Parvati stayed behind, in hopes of meeting the new teacher.
"Congratulations on getting Head Boy and Girl!" Tonks exclaimed. She gave Hermione a hug.
"How come you never told us that you were the new DADA teacher?" Ron asked.
"Dumbledore said he was having trouble finding a new teacher at Harry's party so I offered to do it. I always thought it would be interesting to teach." Tonks replied.
"Why didn't you tell us then?" Harry asked.
"Because Hermione fell off of the broom and you four left early with Fred and George." Tonks replied.
"So you're staying?" Ginny asked.
"Yup!" Tonks replied. Seamus, Lavender, Dean, and Parvati were standing by them and listening.
"You had Aurors and Dumbledore at your birthday party?" Dean asked with amazement.
"Yeah." Harry responded and then turned to Tonks. "Tonks – or is it Professor Tonks now?" Harry started.
"Tonks." Tonks replied. "I think that Professor is way to formal." Harry smiled.
"Tonks, this is Seamus, Dean, Lavender, and Parvati." Harry introduced.
"But isn't –" Tonks started but Hermione shook her head to warn her not to finish the sentence. "Nice to meet you." Tonks said and shook all of their hands. They replied. "You can call me Tonks too. I don't like Professor." Tonks told them. "I'll see you tomorrow." Tonks said and walked off.
"Wow! Defense Against the Dark Arts is going to be the best this year!" Seamus exclaimed. "She seems really cool!"
"Is she cool?" Parvati asked them.
"Yeah Tonks is the best!" Ginny replied.
"Great! This will make our last year even better!" Lavender exclaimed. Hermione grabbed Ron's hand and they veered off course.
"We have to go see Dumbledore so we'll meet you back in the common room." Hermione said to the others. They walked off.
"We do?" Ron asked.
"Didn't you read the letter?" Hermione asked.
"I was going to but I got caught up in all of the excitement of being Head Boy." Ron said. Hermione sighed.
"Well the letter said that we are supposed to go to Dumbledore's office after the feast so he can give us our directions." Hermione informed him as she directed him down a corridor.
"Did it say what time?" Ron asked coyly.
"Just after the feast." Hermione replied. "Why?"
"Oh, I was just wondering if it was later yet?" Ron asked in a sly voice. Hermione giggled.
"Almost. After we see Dumbledore it'll be later." Hermione said with a smile.
"Ok." Ron sighed. They turned down the last corner to Dumbledore's office and when they saw McGonagall there waiting they let go of each other's hands.
"Good evening." McGonagall said. "The Headmaster is waiting for you." She said the password (chocolate frogs) and the gargoyle sprang open. McGonagall led them up and into Dumbledore's office.
"Ah, Good evening Miss Granger and Mr. Weasley. Come sit." He gestured to empty seats in front of his desk. Hermione and Ron took them while Professor McGonagall took another. "I am very pleased with my decision for Head Boy and Girl. I think you two will do well. I have been informed that the train ride went smoothly and you two informed the Prefects of their jobs. Most of your jobs as Head Boy and Girl will be to instruct the Prefects as you have learned from your predecessors. You are to patrol corridors before going up to your common room and you are to keep an eye on all of the Prefects to make sure that they do their jobs correctly. Privileges are that you have access to the Head common room, the password is strawberry smoothie – " Hermione and Ron tried to suppress smiles and laughter. "Something wrong?" Dumbledore wondered.
"I was just wondering why you chose that for a password." Hermione said as calmly as possible.
"Over the summer I was fortunate enough to have been turned onto the muggle beverage and ever since them I have found that I liked them very much." Dumbledore replied with a smirk on his face. Hermione wondered if he was performing Legimacy so she tried to shake the thought out of her head. Dumbledore continued on, "It is located behind the picture of the lion, snake, badger, and raven. Also you will be aloud out until ten." Dumbledore said. "I think I've made myself clear but are there any questions?"
"No." Ron and Hermione said together.
"Very well then. Good night." Dumbledore said and rested back in his chair. Ron and Hermione stood up and left. When they were outside of the office Ron took Hermione's hand again.
"I didn't know that there was a Head common room. Did you?" Ron asked.
"No, I didn't." Hermione admitted.
"Let's go check it out then." Ron said playfully as he pulled Hermione in the direction of the painting.
"Strawberry smoothie!" Hermione said with a laugh. Ron chuckled too. They walked into the common room and noticed that it mirrored the Gryffindor common room. Hermione figured that the colors of the room were changed depending on the houses of the Head Boy and Girl.
"This is great!" Ron exclaimed as he flopped down onto the couch. Hermione laughed.
"Yeah, I know. We can do our homework without being bother from all of the noise in the common room." Hermione sat as she looked around. Ron frowned. She didn't notice and continued. "This is perfect for studying! You, me, and Harry could actually have peace and quiet while we're studying for the N.E.W.T.s!" Hermione exclaimed happily. Ron was still frowning.
"Homework? Studying?" Ron asked incredulously. "What about using it to our advantage?"
"Having quiet will be an advantage for studying." Hermione said.
"But what about being alone. Won't that be an advantage?" Ron asked. Hermione laughed and plopped down next to him.
"Maybe!" She said playfully.
"Maybe?" Ron asked as he kissed her.
"Yes I suppose it will be," she said as she kissed him back.
"Is – it – later?" Ron asked between kisses.
"Defiantly!" Hermione replied.
A little while later they went back to the common room and found it empty. "Night." She said as she gave him a quick kiss. She started toward her dormitory but Ron caught her arm and pulled her back to him.
"No, don't go!" He said. He met their lips. After a few minutes she pulled away.
"I have to." She said. Ron sighed.
"But can't we –" Ron started but Hermione met their lips again.
"I'll see you in the morning." She said before turning and starting up the stairs. "Love you!" She said.
"I love you too." Ron said as he started for his own dormitory.
A/N: So what did you think for the start? Please review cuz you know you love me and you want to! Lol! I am hoping for 10 reviews before I update again! The next chapter is their first day and their career meetings with McGonagall. So please review, let me know what you think and I'll update! Love y'all! -Kylie