Summary: As the stars twinkled above them, Cedric was struck with a brilliant idea; one that he was positive wouldn't fail him.
Disclaimer: I can only dream it's mine but we all know it belongs to JK Rowling.
Author's Note: I just had to write this as I listen to Moondance by Michael Buble
The timing was just right as the joyous and giggly guests mingled in and out of the Burrow. Of course some just had a little too much to drink and was currently singing horribly into the trash. Oh yes, this was certainly New Year's Eve. However, it wasn't the crowd that had Cedric grinning like a boy. No sire-bob, it was the woman across the yard from him that made his heart flutter and his body shake with excitement. She was just gorgeous in the moonlight as her face glowed brightly and her laughter carried above the others. Her normally bushy hair was gathered into a loose bun while her doe brown eyes shined with amusement as she watched Ron and Gabrielle dance clumsily together.
Yes, the weather was just perfect and the clear sky was just beckoning them all to dance a moondance. Although a little chilly with the snow about an inch deep on the ground, Cedric just could feel that it was going to be a good year. Putting his glass down, he excused himself from Neville and Mr. Weasley before walking towards Hermione. As the stars twinkled above them, Cedric was struck with a brilliant idea; one that he was positive wouldn't fail him. Coming up behind her, he smiled gently before pulling her away from the party. Discreetly walking towards the Weasley's garden, he could hear Hermione chuckle just slightly before catching up to him. Stopping, he closed the last feet between then and just danced. At first it was a bit difficult since she had no clue what he was doing but soon caught on and followed his lead.
When Hermione told him about the silence, Cedric pulled her close and hummed into her ear. She shivered just slightly but soon relaxed into his embrace. Cedric wasn't sure what he was humming but didn't care as Hermione began to hum with him as well. Their whispered dance seemed to go on forever and blissfully when it was broken by the faint voices calling out 'Happy New Year's!'. Deciding to end the dance, he spun her out and in slowly before dipping her. As he pulled her back up, Cedric softly kissed Hermione before it deepened. Letting go, he smiled as she blushed with a cute grin.
"Happy New Year's, Cedric," she whispered.
"Happy New Year's, love."
Can I just have one more Moondance with you, my love
Can I just make some more romance with you, my love
-Moondance by Michael Buble