They apparated in to a little ally beside of Purge and Dowse Ltd department store. They hurried around the building and up to the glass display window.
"We're here to see Hermione Granger" said Mr. Weasley.
The dummy in the window nodded and gestured for them to come forward. They stepped through the glass and arrived in the waiting room.
"You lot sit down and We'll find out what's going on." said Mrs. Weasley.
Ginny, Harry and George gave her a we're-not-little-kids-anymore look. But they did as they were told.
"I wonder what happened?" asked Ginny as they were sitting down.
"You don't think it was death eaters?"
"No" said Harry quickly.
"Couldn't have been, we haven't had an actual Death Eater in over two years."
"I just hope she's okay" said Ginny looking extremely worried.
"I'm sure she will be." said George.
Harry leaned over and put his arm around Ginny's shoulders. "She'll be fine."
They waited another five minutes before Mrs. Weasley came back with the news they had been hoping for.
"She's going to be alright."
They all breathed a sigh of relief. "Ron's with her now, in a little bit we can all go back there."
"What floor is she on mum?"
"She's on the Ground floor." Harry remembered that floor was for Cauldron explosions, wand backfiring, broom crashes and other things of that nature. He knew there was no way Hermione crashed on a broom, or that her wand backfired. He was just about to come to a conclusion when someone called.
"That's us." said Mrs. Weasley.
The five of them Followed the healer down a long white hall and through a set of double doors. She walked straight through and stopped in front of a single door.
"She's awake." said the healer.
"If you need anything I'll be right down the hall." The healer scribbled something on a clipboard, placed it on Hermione's door and walked away.
"Why don't you three go on in, me and dad will wait right here." said Mrs. Weasley.
Harry knocked and opened the door.
"I'm fine Ronald."
Was the first thing they heard before they fully entered the room. Hermione was lying on a bed with a very, worried looking Ron at her side. He looked as if he had not slept in three days.
"Harry, Ginny, George" said Hermione beaming.
"How are you feeling?" they asked.
"My head just hurts." She indicated a bandage on her forehead. "And I have a cut on my arm. But other than that I'm fine."
"What happened?' said Ginny, sitting on the edge of Hermione's bed.
"Something really stupid, I was brewing a potion and I added the wrong ingredient. I was reading the list, I had the vile in my hand and I dropped it in the cauldron by accident and it blew up."
"Its okay Hermione" said Harry patting her shoulder. "It was bound to happen sometime."
"Yes" said Ginny. "We've all done it and now you've had your go."
Hermione laughed."Ron found me, I was knocked out."
Harry looked at Ron who was just still sitting there; he hadn't said a word since they entered the room.
"Ron you okay" asked George.
Ron just shook his head to indicate yes.
"Have they said when you can go home?"
"The healer said sometime tomorrow. They just want to keep me over night."
"Has anyone got in touch with your parents?" asked Harry.
"No, but I'm fine so there is really no need for them to come."
Ron grunted at the phrase. "I'm fine."
"Ronald I am perfectly fine."
"Hermione" Ron finally said. "You were not fine! You were on the floor knocked out; I had to carry you here! You scared me to death. I didn't know what had happened to you. It was like being back at Malfoy Manor all over again."
Ron closed his eyes, covered them with his hands and looked down.
Harry, Ginny and George tried their best to blend in with the wall bracing themselves for the argument that was about to happen.
He just blurted it out without thinking.
"What?" she said, He said it so fast that she didn't catch a word of it.
He took a deep breath, reached in his robes and pulled out a ring box.
"I bought this two months ago, I've been carrying it around with me ever since. I was waiting for the right moment to ask you and now is just as good as any. "
Hermione just looked at him with tears in her eyes. He opened the box and pulled out a muggle diamond ring.
Ginny squealed and threw her arms around Harry and began to kiss him and George just stood there beaming.
He took her hand.
"Hermione I've loved you, well since forever, I think I've loved you since I saw you asking about Neville's toad on the Hogwarts Express First year."
"Will you marry me?"
Hermione wiped the tears from her cheek and said. "I waited 7 years for you; do you think I'm going to say no to a question like that?"
"Yes, Ron of course"
Ron smiled the biggest smile Harry had ever seen on his face as he placed the ring on her finger. Then he leaned forward and kissed her.
Harry, Ginny and George couldn't stand it anymore; they leapt forward and began hugging both of them.
"It's about time mate." said Harry as he hugged Ron.
Ron just shrugged his shoulders and smiled.
George started singing "For they are jolly good fellows."
All the racket that was going on made Mr. and Mrs. Weasley come see what was going on and when they opened the door they thought everyone had gone mad.
Ginny just swung her arms around her mother and said. "Looks like we have two weddings to plan."
Ginny let go and Mrs. Weasley walked forward and saw the ring on Hermione's hand. "Well it's about time." She said grinning with her hands on her hips.
Harry laughed and Ron blushed.
The healer came in to see what was going on. They thought she was going to run them out because of the noise. But she just smiled when they told her the news, asked them to keep it down a bit and walked back out.
"Looks like we have a party to plan." said Mrs. Weasley dabbing her eyes."When would you like you have it dears."
"The healer said I'll be able to go home tomorrow, so tomorrow night is fine." said Hermione.
Mrs. Weasley nodded her head. "Goodness well I better get started if we are going to have everything ready."
Mr. and Mrs. Weasley gave them one last hug and left.
"Blimey I'm hungry." said Ron as he sat beside Hermione.
Hermione shook her head "Do you think about food all the time?"
"I missed lunch!" said Ron.
"I've got some chocolate frogs." Said George.
"Cheers" said Ron.
George reached in his robes and tossed them to him.
Ron ripped off the top and opened it. "Harry again" he said as he picked up the card. "I never get myself."
They all laughed at him as stuffed the chocolate in his mouth.
"We better get going." said Ginny.
"Congratulations" they all said in unison before they left.
"We'll see you tomorrow" said Hermione.
The three of them walked down the hall and out past the welcome witch and though the glass.
I've got some restocking to do." Said George when they reached the ally.
"I'll see you two later." And with that he turned and Disapparated.
"What do you want to do? asked Harry turning to Ginny.
"Let's go for a walk." She said.
"Alright" Harry took her hand and they turned around the corner and made their way down the street.
They got a few curious looks from a couple of muggle's because of their robes but they just grinned. They walked several blocks talking about nothing in particular, until Ginny stopped by a bench and they both sat down.
" Harry" she said.
"I got a job offer at the Daily Prophet, and I think I'm going to take it."
"What's the position?" asked Harry sipping a drink they had bought earlier.
"Senior Quidditch correspondent"
"That's great Ginny!" said Harry coughing on his drink, the thought of him never having to worry about her falling off a broom in a Quidditch match again thrilled him. But he was also happy about the job, it was a great one and he knew she would be great at it.
I got the letter by owl the other day; you're the only one I've told. I'll tell everyone after Hermione and Ron's news dies down a bit."
"What about Quidditch?" he asked.
"We're about to be married, and I can't really see myself Juggling a house, kids and trying to play Quidditch."
When she said the word Kids, Harry beamed.
"Speaking of kids." he said, placing his arms around Ginny. "How many do you want? We've never talked about it"
"Two or three I expect." She said.
"That's what I was thinking too."
"But I think we should wait a little while before we try to have some." she put it.
"Sounds good to me. That will give us plenty of time to practice." said Harry, grinning
Ginny just shook her head and kissed him. "We better head back to the burrow. Mum probably needs help."
They walked down the street and found a little ally to disapparate in, they felt the awful feeling of being pushed through a small tube and then finally they landed on solid ground.
When they went in to the kitchen, Harry got a little surprise.
"Uncle Harry! "screamed Teddy as he hugged Harry's legs.
Today his hair was midnight black, like Harry's.
Harry reached down and picked him up.
"I missed you." said Teddy.
"I missed you too." said Harry.
"Hello Harry." said Andromeda. "He's been begging to come see you all day."
Harry smiled at her.
"Oh Harry a owl brought you a package." Said Mrs. Weasley. 'It's in the sitting room."
Harry sat Teddy down and went to the sitting room. He beamed when he saw the package. He grabbed it and took it back to the kitchen.
"What's that?"asked Ginny.
Harry just smiled and told Teddy to "Come here."
The little boy jumped up and ran to him.
"I didn't want to break tradition." Harry said to no one in particular.
He tore the paper off to reveal a small toy broomstick. At the sight of it Teddy's eyes almost popped out.
"That's mine?" he asked.
"Yes" said Harry, grinning. "But you have to be careful."
Harry took teddy outside and grabbed a broomstick from the shed for himself.
"I'm going to show you how to fly on a broom." He told Teddy, who was holding his toy broom.
Harry mounted his, kicked off and hovered a foot off the ground.
"Can you do what I just did Teddy?" Teddy smiled and copied Harry exactly; he needed a few goes at it. But he was in the air with then a few minutes.
The little broom rose about two feet off the ground and Harry kept his at the same level as Teddy's.
They just flew about the yard laughing and having a good time.
Harry didn't know it, but Ginny was watching from the window, lost in her own thoughts. She smiled and went back to help her mother prepare for dinner tomorrow night.
HAHA I threw you guys a curve ball! You were expecting Death Eater's and Hermione to be hurt really bad. :D On another note I finally ended a chapter without someone disapprating at the end. YAY! Please Read and Review