A/N: Thanks for all your reviews and reads and love!!
I started this story before I read Half-Blood Prince, and after reading HBP I did the outline for the rest of the story... and just never finished it. I came across it and thought "Hmm... maybe I should finish this up." Thanks for pushing me to complete it :)
It's going to be hard to do a sequel after reading DH, but I'll have to displace myself from canon and write in a post-HBP universe. But I have an idea and I just need to run with it. I've uploaded the prologue: it's called Blood Queen, and you can find it on my author page.
Thanks again, I hope you all enjoy part two!
Upon their return to Hogwarts, Professor McGonagall greeted the students from Dumbledore's Army with a grand banquet. With the generous points that she awarded, Gryffindor won the House Cup by a landslide. Harry made a grand speech about Severus Snape to clear his name, explaining exactly what happened at the field.
Ginny became an Auror, earning her apprenticeship with Kingsley Shacklebolt, while Harry accepted Professor McGonagall's request to teach Defense Against the Dark Arts. He became the first professor in years to hold the position for more than one year. They married in a small ceremony on the Hogwarts grounds, and now live in a tidy little house with their son Albus next to Hagrid's hut.
Ron and Padma stayed together, moving into a cottage near the Weasley house. They both ended up working at the Ministry, Padma working with Ron's father at the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and Ron taking the long-vacated spot of Junior Undersecretary to the Minister after Percy succeeded Dolores Umbridge.
Draco and Hermione graduated from Hogwarts (Hermione with top honors) and married immediately, moving into the Malfoy mansion. Draco decided to become an Auror, wanting to give back to the wizarding community for what his family had done. Hermione, meanwhile, taught Muggle Studies at the castle for three years-- upon Professor McGonagall's retirement, she became the youngest Headmistress to ever preside at Hogwarts. They had a baby girl whom they named Alyssa. The portrait of Lucius in the mansion screamed nonstop about blood treason, treachery, and the return of the Dark ways until Narcissa "accidentally" set fire to it. She fell in love with Alastor Moody, who jokingly claims it was because of his crazy eye. "It's my greatest catch as an Auror," he likes to say, "and I did it after retirement!" A year after Alyssa's birth, Narcissa and Alastor married and moved into Alastor's house. The Malfoy mansion was left to Hermione and Draco. They moved into the master bedroom, of course, but kept Draco's old bedroom just the way it was, for use as a dungeon when the mood struck them-- which it did quite often.