Author's Note: Sorry this took so long guys I was having some serious writer's block. I could not find out how to end this story so I am sorry if the ending seems rushed. I personally didn't think anything could beat that last chapter but oh well. Here is how I chose to end this. Thank you all for your support and I promise I will get more stories out soon!
Draco Malfoy sat at his desk finishing a report for the Ministry of Magic. He was already behind on his work and had to get this report finished if he didn't want to get yet another lecture from the Minister. He could picture it now, "Mr. Malfoy, you are lucky to have this job. Normally I wouldn't provide someone with your kind of…family history…with a job like this but considering your credentials from Hogwarts were outstanding, I decided to give it a shot. Do not make me regret my decision, Mr. Malfoy…" Draco groaned and began to write some more.
"Daddy!" Malfoy looked up from his report. Elizabeth, his four year old daughter came running into his office. Her little nightgown was too long for her and drug on the floor as her long brown hair bounced on her back. Malfoy rolled his eyes. Wasn't she supposed to be in bed?
"Yes, sweet heart?" Malfoy asked, standing up from his desk and going toward her.
"Tell me a bedtime story!"
"Lizzie, I can't right now. I have to get this report finished or daddy's boss will be very angry with him…" Elizabeth looked at him with her big brown eyes and stuck out her bottom lip, "Daddy, pleeeaaasse?" she asked. Malfoy's heart melted.
"Alright, come on," he scooped up the little girl and carried her up the stairs and to her bedroom. Her bedroom was adorned in beautiful lavender wallpaper and toys were strewn all across the floor. Draco Malfoy had to watch where he stepped so as not to trip. He carried his daughter over to her bed and tossed her playfully on it, making her giggle, "Now then, tell me little Lizzie, what story is it you want to hear tonight?"
"The guardian angel one!" Elizabeth answered eagerly. Ah, yes, Malfoy thought, the guardian angel one. He sat down on the edge of the bed and tucked her underneath her sheets.
"Alright, once upon a time…"
"There was a princess!" Elizabeth finished excitedly.
"Yes, a princess. She lived in a far away kingdom – very far from where you and I live. When she was born, her father vowed to make her the happiest child in all the kingdom and he held true for many years. For fourteen years the princess was happy. Her father and her mother did everything in their power to make her happy. They sent her away to the finest of all the schools where she studied magic and learned spells. The princess was very happy there. She made two best friends and was very happy. One day when she returned from school for holiday, her father wasn't there to meet her. She began to get worried, where was he?" Malfoy paused for dramatic effect and noticed Elizabeth's eyes growing round.
"The princess and her mother were very worried about where he was. Then they got some horrible news," he continued, "He had been in an accident and died. The princess as well as her mother was distraught. The castle grew dark and dreary. The only place the princess was ever happy after that was school. She only told her two best friends what had happened over the summer holiday. Then something happened. The princess' mother met a man named Sir Seth. Sir Seth was everything her mother had ever hoped for and was a huge help to the princess and her mother. But things got bad. Sir Seth became angry with the princess and her mother. He made their lives miserable. The princess couldn't wait to return to school to get away from him.
"During the school year she met someone. This someone had known the princess for a very long time but they always fought. The princess did not want anything to do with this person because of the way he had always treated her. Then one day, the princess was heard crying. This someone went over to her and comforted her and they became friends. Eventually this someone fell in love with the princess but knew it would never work out. He was from another kingdom and another family. His father would forbid it."
"What did they do?" Elizabeth asked.
"Well one night the princess got a letter from her mother. Her mother was going to marry Sir Seth and Sir Seth was forbidding the princess to ever go to school again! The princess ran away to a secret place that only she knew of – a secret and enchanted place where the stars are alive in the night sky. Her two best friends and that someone went looking for her and found her. That someone went and sat beside her and held her in his arms and she asked him if he believed in guardian angels. He said yes he did but wasn't too sure. He only said yes to make her happy. They took her back to the school and that night that someone couldn't sleep. He kept thinking about the princess and how in a few weeks she would be forced to leave him and never see him again so in the morning he went to the king – King Dumbledore…"
"That's a funny name," Elizabeth giggled.
"Yes, I suppose it is," Malfoy smiled, "This someone went to this king and begged and begged him to do something. The king told this someone that he knew the princess was in danger if she returned home and something had to be done. The king called the princess into his throne room and told he knew the secret she had been hiding. He said that he was going to help her and send her and her mother far away from Sir Seth to a magical place were Sir Seth could never find them. He told the princess that someone had come to him and had begged him to do something to save her. The princess had no idea who but when she told her friends goodbye, she said that her guardian angel had made it all possible.
"After saying goodbye to her friends, she found that someone I mentioned earlier. She ran towards him and gave him a kiss and told him that no matter what happened, she would never forget him. The princess gathered her things and returned to the king. Her mother had been brought to the king by a magical spell and was happy to see her daughter. The princess hugged her mother and told her that with the king's help they would be safe and away from Sir Seth. Her mother agreed and said she was sorry she ever allowed Seth into their lives. The king raised his magical wand and said the magical words…" Malfoy paused again for dramatic effect, "And the princess and her mother were sent away to a far away land. To the princess however, it wasn't very far away at all. She recognized where she was instantly and saw that someone coming toward her. She ran to him, hugged him, and said, 'thank you, my guardian angel,' and he took the princess and her mother inside and found them rooms. His father had been thrown into prison and now he and his mother had had the whole mansion to themselves. He had gone to her and begged her to allow the princess and her mother to stay with them and she had agreed and they all lived happily ever…"
"Wait!" Elizabeth pouted, clearly unsatisfied, "What happened to the guardian angel and the princess?"
"What do you think happened?" Malfoy cocked an eyebrow towards his daughter with a teasing grin.
"They married, didn't they?"
"Yes, my love, they did. They married and are still married to this day. To him, she will always be his princess and to her, he will always be her guardian angel." Elizabeth smiled.
"What, my love?"
"I like that story. I wish fairytales like that one were true in real life."
"Well, Lizzie, you never know…" he grinned and kissed his daughter on the head, "Goodnight, Lizzie."
Draco Malfoy turned off her light and headed back to his office. He still had that report to finish. He had barely stepped into his office when he saw someone sitting at his chair. He walked toward his desk as the chair spun around and she faced him. Her long brown hair fell over her shoulders and her big brown eyes sparkled playfully as she said, "Not doing your homework I see." Malfoy grinned.
"Shut up, Granger," he smirked.
"Make me," she smirked back.
He walked over to her, pinned her shoulders to the back of the chair and kissed her. As they pulled away, they looked into each other's eyes. With one stare there was more love shared between them than a lot of people have in their lifetimes.
"I love you, Princess."
"I love you too, my guardian angel. No get back to work; I'll be waiting for you upstairs…"
"I can finish this tomorrow if you would like to…"
"Finish your report, Malfoy," Hermione turned on her heel and walked over to the door, turned around and blue him a kiss before going upstairs to their bedroom to dream about a love that conquered all…a love between a Princess and her guardian angel.