Disclaimer: This is the final chapter.
"Why aren't you with Ginny?" Harry looked up from his lunch. He and Hermione had gone out to lunch on Valentines Day and she was taking now to ask him that question.
"I could ask you the same question about Ron." Hermione rolled her eyes.
"Harry, you know fully well Ron's out of town..." she trailed off. Out of town! What the hell was Ron doing out of town on Valentine's Day! Hermione's mind wandered back to last night at Ron's apartment.
"Dammit 'Mione. Do we have to go through this? I already explained that they needed me and there's nothing I can do about that!"
"It's Valentine's Day Ron! You weren't there for the past four ones and now when I finally have something planned you have to go and ruin it!" Ron threw his hands in the air and grabbed his suitcase.
"I don't have time for this!" Hermione reached out for his arm.
"Ron! Wait!" He closed his eyes and turned to her. He saw pain. "Ever since the incident in seventh year, we haven't had a moment together. I thought this year would be different..." Ron groaned.
"I don't have time for this, Mione, I have to go!" She couldn't believe him. She was trying to tell him how much she needed him and all he could think about was leaving!
"You are such a moron!" Ron looked around for devine intervention.
"Look 'Mione... I have to work... There's nothing I can do about it." He leaned in to give her a kiss but she turned her head so his lips hit her cheek. He closed his eyes and sighed. He took her face in his hand and gave her a firm kiss then disaparrated.
"You should be with her... you don't want to spoil a perfectly good day." Harry watched her sadly.
"He still loves you..." Hermione looked up at him and gave him a wane smile.
"He's never told me..." Harry looked down at his watch and swore.
"Shit! We're late! Come on!" He threw some money on the table and grabbed her hand. As she snatched her coat she tried to keep up with him.
"Where are we going?" He smiled.
"Your place! Come on!"
Hermione frowned as she entered her apartment. Harry walked past her and sat down on the couch propping his feet up on the table. He looked up at her expectantly.
"Well?" She looked down at him.
"Well what?" He pointed to her room.
"Go in there and hurry up, we don't have much time." She just stared at him.
"What?" He got up and shoved her towards her room.
"Hurry up!" She stumbled into her room and Harry slammed the door behind her. She looked around the room and gasped.
Harry glanced at his watch and continued to pace. He knew it would take a while for her to come out but this was ridiculous. Finally the door opened. All he could do was stare.
"Hermione," he gasped. She smiled, looking down at the beautiful dress. It was black with speghetti straps. It trailed slightly and her back was exposed. She looked like a vision. He walked up to her and looked her over with his mouth open.
"You... You look amazing!" Hermione blushed.
"Well, what now?" Harry smiled.
"You might want to get a coat." She gave him a curious look and walked to the foyer and grabbed her cloak. He moved to her and held out his arm. Taking it, they disapparated.
Hermione gasped. Harry had landed her in the middle of what she guessed was the Forbidden Forest. She looked around. It was a clearing. Surrounding the area were floating candles. It was absolutely breathtaking. The moon was out and shining brightly as she took in the sight.
"Harry... what's going on?" Harry let go of her arm and began to walk away. He pointed to the corner of the clearing.
"Why don't you ask him?" Hermione whirled around and gaped.
"Ron!" The man smiled and walked over to her. She looked around, then up at him.
"Ron... I thought you'd left..." He took her hands.
"If you want to call spending the night at Harry's, then yeah, I left." Hermoine whirled around to face the sniggering raven head.
"You! You knew!" Harry shrugged.
"I knew also!" Hermione gasped as Ginny appeared, standing next to Harry. She smiled.
"We'll leave you two alone." Her and Harry left. Hermoine turned back to Ron.
"I can't believe this... You planned this! Everything! The fake assignment! The whole Harry taking me out to lunch! You bought me a dress!" Ron shrugged, tugging on her strap.
"I don't know. I think you look ravishing in it." Hermione blushed, looking down at the dress. She looked up at him, absolute praise in her eyes.
"You did all of this..." Ron smiled and took her hand.
"Come with me," he whispered. She smiled and followed him. They entered the woods and began to make their way through. They emerged and she grinned. It was the lake. Four years later and it had finaly filled up with water. She turned to him.
"Ron-" He held up a finger.
"Shh!" He then turned to the lake, shifting nervously. "Come on, Oca. Don't let me down." Hermione frowned and then jumped when something nudged her leg. She looked down and her eyes bulged. Two lions were sitting there staring at her.
"Ron!" He smiled and kneeled down. The lion handed him something and then they left. Ron straightened up and faced Hermione. He looked positively nervous.
"Hermione... I spent seven years wondering what it would be like to be with you. To be able to hold you and call you my own... then when I finally had you, I took advantage of it. Now..." he took her face in his hands. "I want to spend the rest of my life making up for the time I used up." Ron got down on his knees and Hermione could feel herself trembling. This was really happening. Ron looked up at her and pulled out a little black box.
"Oh Ron!" she whispered. He smiled.
"Hermione Jane Granger... will you marry me?" Hermione just stared at him. Tears filled her eyes as she opened and closed her eyes, her throat tightening up. She jumped slightly when she heard a twig snap. She turned to see Harry and Ginny appear, smiling encouragingly. Ron stood up, a slightly worried look on his face.
"'Mione say something." She looked up at him, tears falling from her eyes. She put her hand to her mouth, still trying to find the words to say. She sniffed, trying to pull herself together. Ron was starting to freak out. Why wasn't she saying anything?
"Hermione..." She raised her hand to shut him up. She collected himself and tried to smile through her tears. She took a deep breath.
"I called you a moron..." She began to giggle and he joined her, taking her head in his hands. He laughed as he kissed her. Pulling away he gazed into her chocolate eyes.
"Is that a yes?" She smiled and nodded.
"Yes! Yes!" He let out a whoop and spun her around. He pulled her close and kissed her. As their kisses grew more heated Hermione felt the weather grow colder. As she slid to the ground in his arms, she pulled away and looked around. All around them was a barren iceland. Hermione could see her breath as they breathed.
"Ron... what's going on?" Ron smiled.
"Close your eyes." She frowned. He kissed her softly on the forehead.
"Trust me..." Trust him. She trusted him completely. She closed her eyes. She felt Ron's lips brush her cheek.
"Open your eyes..." She gasped. The ground was made of ice, but there were now hills made of flames. There were trees of stone and lakes of gold. There were creatures also. She watched in amazement as lions played Quiddich with hoops of onyx.
"It's beautiful..." She turned to him. "Is this where Oca took you?" Ron nodded. "What about Emalek?" He turned to her and smiled. He pulled her flush against him and kissed her. Hermione wrapped her arms around him and allowed him to deepen the kiss as the passion grew. She loved him. She loved him so much and he loved her as well. She moaned as his hands roamed over the dress and up her bare back, taking in the feel of her skin, relishing the moment. Thier kisses grew more aggressive, both taken over by the passion. Hermione ran her fingers through his air, both of them moaning with desire for each other. Reluctantly, Ron pulled away slightly, their breath mingling.
A/N: I loved this! I want to thank everyone who went through this whole thing with me! I love you! Special thanks to Coconut girl!
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