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A/N: Congratulations Ruika-maura for correctly guess that Sixpence None the Richer sung 'Kiss Me'. :D It's a good song… so, who sung 'Turn Your Lights Down Low'? Tis a good song…
Anyway, this is the last chapter. Please remember to review guys! There is a bit of a jump ahead… but that was because we couldn't think of anything interesting to go in the time between the New Year's party and where I start this chapter off. But yeah… I hope you all like the final instalment of How My Love Life Got Even More Complicated.
How My Love Life Got Even More Complicated
Chapter Ten: Turn Your Lights Down Low
When it all comes down to it, it was not meant to be me and Ron, and Harry and Ginny.
Those are the simple facts.
And I am thankful that Ron finally accepted that.
It was not until February that Ron started talking to them again. He had found it extremely difficult to forgive his friends, and this was shown through in the way he handled himself at the New Years' party and whenever he was close to Harry and Hermione.
Hermione and Harry looked up at Ron from their homework and Hermione smiled weakly.
"Sorry doesn't cut it," Harry replied stiffly, crossing his arms and glaring at him.
"I know," Ron sighed, sitting down next to them.
"We can't control how we feel," Harry added, still glaring at Ron.
"I know. And I didn't come here for a bloody lecture," he added, now glaring at Harry. "You have no idea how much you hurt me."
Harry was silent this time, still looking grumpy. Hermione squeezed his arm and looked back at Ron.
"You have to know we never meant for this to happen," she said softly. "I certainly never wanted you hurt over something as silly as this."
"It's not a silly thing," Ron said firmly. "It's taken me a while to realise this, but I know that we weren't ever supposed to be together. You and Harry have a deeper connection than I could ever hope for. It's not something that should be considered silly."
Hermione smiled again and leant over and hugged him tightly. "Friends?"
"Of course," Ron said softly, closing his eyes and hugging her back.
Hermione pulled back and looked expectantly at Harry.
"I really am sorry," Ron told him.
Harry's glare disappeared on his face, to be replaced with a small smile. "I know," he said, "So am I."
"So could you help me with this Charms homework?" Ron asked, pulling his bag up and onto the table.
Hermione smiled and said, "Still haven't finished it?"
"I've not been doing very well lately," Ron said, with an apologetic smile.
"Alright," Hermione said, shuffling her chair over and beginning to help him with the essay.
Harry smiled to himself and thought, 'Maybe we will be okay after all.'
The Trio did seem to recover from that year's events. While Ron didn't spend as much time with his friends as he used to, they were still close, just like best friends again. Harry and Ron would laugh together and play chess while Hermione and Ron would fight over silly things and Hermione would help him with homework.
But the school year came to a close, with Hermione coming at the top of the year in her NEWTs and Harry and Ron, surprisingly, not far behind her.
It was August now and Harry and Hermione were staying in Sirius' old house for the summer.
"Harry, I thought I told you that you were always supposed to wear at least some boxers when I sleep with you," Hermione said sternly, suddenly made aware of an odd presence pressing into the side of her thigh.
"I don't like wearing clothing in bed," Harry whined, shrinking back from her slightly.
"How did you get rid of them without me knowing?" Hermione asked, frowning as she looked under the sheets.
"I pushed them down," Harry said slowly, as though he were talking to a three year old.
"Well, put them back on. Or else I'll put my top back on," Hermione said warningly, sitting up in the bed and reaching for her tank top which was down the other end of the bed.
"Oh alright," Harry grumbled, flinging the bed sheets back, and revealing his whole body, grabbing at his boxers with his toes. "You're wearing underwear," he muttered, "I don't understand why you're so paranoid."
"Because I don't want to get carried away," Hermione said reasonably, biting her bottom lip slightly, "You know how many times it's almost happened."
Harry nodded, pulling his boxers back on. He then sat up and pulled the bed sheets back over him and Hermione, lying back down and looking up at her. "I know," he said, sighing. "I just don't like wearing clothing while asleep."
Hermione smiled and leant down to kiss his lips tenderly. "Do you want me out of your bed?" she asked, smiling at him.
He grinned cheekily and said, "No."
"You can take your pants off when we go to sleep then," she said, snuggling down, facing him. "But while we're… not sleeping, you are to keep them on."
"Good compromise," Harry replied, grinning as he pulled her on top of him, his hands resting on her bare back.
"Mmm yes," she murmured, leaning down and kissing him again.
A long while later Hermione closed her eyes and rested her head on Harry's chest, listening to his steady heartbeat. She tapped the rhythm on his chest, grinning as he began to laugh softly at her.
"What are you doing?" he asked, looking down at her head.
"Listening to your heart," she replied, turning her head so she was looking up at him with her other ear pressed against his chest.
"Can I listen to yours?" he asked, a grin forming on his face again.
Hermione smiled cheekily and said, "You've already had a good listen."
"I wasn't listening properly. Those wonderful breasts of yours distracted me," Harry retorted.
"Well I suppose you'll just have to wait until later to hear my heartbeat," she said, poking her tongue out at him.
"Oh alright," Harry said, making an over-exasperated sigh and smiling again as Hermione giggled softly. He looked back down at her and watched her for a moment, marvelling at how beautiful she looked when she was simply happy.
She opened her eyes and smiled cheekily again. "What?"
Harry smiled back and leant down and kissed her lips softly, "I love you," he whispered before kissing her again. It was the first time he'd said it to her, and she almost felt tears come to her eyes.
She straightened up and leant down and kissed him back, "I love you too," she whispered, moving across to straddle his waist and kiss him again. She felt him smile as he ran his hands up her back, tracing the outline of her spine.
When Hermione woke up the next morning, she found she was alone in Harry's bed. She frowned slightly, lifting her head and looking around sleepily. The curtains were closed and she could see the dimmed sunlight peeking into the room from the slit in between the curtains.
"I've got something for you!" Harry said, in a sing-song voice as he walked in through the open door.
"Where have you been?" Hermione asked in surprise, beginning to grin very happily as she saw what he was holding.
"Downstairs," he said, handing her a tray with her breakfast on it. He climbed onto the bed and moved back up it to sit next to her.
"You didn't have to," she said, smiling as she looked down at her breakfast of poached eggs on toast, with a couple of sausages on the side.
"I know," he said, smiling and kissing her cheek softly. "But I did anyway."
"Well, that deserves a reward," she said, touching his chin softly before he moved away, and turning her head to kiss his lips. The kiss lasted for a few seconds while their tongues entwined and Hermione sucked softly on Harry's bottom lip.
Harry grinned happily as the kiss ended and said, "I'll give you breakfast in bed every morning if that sort of reward waits for me each time."
Hermione laughed and kissed him again. "I could certainly get used to that."
It really did turn out alright. And Hermione did have a very good opportunity to get used to having breakfast in bed with me each morning.
Life was good.
A/N: Bahaha it's so cheesy… :D chessyness rocks.
So, that's it! I'd like to thank all my wonderful readers and reviewers… :D You're all wonderful! I'd also like to thank reviewers for taking a guess at who sung the chapter titles… a few amusing oneshots were born out of it. :D thanks guys!
This was for my wonderful friend hids… who is gorgeous and lovely… 'hug' love you honey!
Please review one last time guys. It'd make me extremely happy… and if you guess who sung this chapter's title, I'll write you an oneshot. Give me an idea and I'll do my best to write it!