A/N: Well this is the last chapter! I enjoyed writing it and I hope you all enjoyed reading it. I have two other stories that I'm working on right now called Are We Destined to be Alone Forever? and The Last Two Wizards. Check em out and please review! Also, I'd love to have another Harry/Hermione story started, PM me some ideas if you've got them! Enjoy and review!
Harry groaned loudly and slowly opened his eyes. He took in the familiar surroundings of the infirmary at Hogwarts. He looked around and noticed that everyone that was with him in the forest was lying on their own beds looking around just like Harry was.
He turned to his left and looked into the brown eyes of Hermione. She smiled at him. "Hey you," she whispered.
"Hey, how are you feeling?" Harry asked smiling.
"Better. We did it Harry. We've finally defeated him, again. I guess," Hermione replied laughing.
Harry smiled at her and nodded. He closed his eyes for a moment and took a deep breath. When he opened them again, Hermione was looking at him in concern.
"Hermione, I need to ask you something," Harry began.
"Ask me anything Harry," she replied.
"I want to marry you. Would you marry me?" Harry asked boldly.
Hermione's eyes widened. She sat up quickly and leapt over to Harry's bed landing on top of him. She wrapped her arms around his shoulders tightly.
"Of course Harry!" She cried squeezing him tighter. He groaned under her weight, but returned her hug. She leaned her head back to look at him. She smiled widely and planted a kiss on his lips. His eyes widened in surprise, but kissed her eagerly back.
"Get a room you two," Ron murmured from the bed to Harry's right. Hermione leaned back and blushed and reluctantly went back to her own bed. Ron was grinning at her.
"Did I hear you correctly Harry? Did you just ask our Hermione to marry you?" Ron asked lifting an eyebrow.
"Yeah I did," Harry replied.
"Good. Now shush up it's time to rest and I have every intention of doing so," Ron replied with a smirk as he turned to his back and closed his eyes again. Harry smiled at him. He sat up and looked around the infirmary. Across the aisle Fred and George had sat up and were talking conspiringly amongst themselves. He looked down the way and saw Luna and Neville facing each other with a loving look in their eyes. Ginny and Seamus were at the far end. Harry slowly stood and walked over to Ginny's bed. He sat down on the side of her bed and looked down at her.
"Hey, Gin, are you doing okay?" He asked.
A single tear slid down her cheek. "I don't know. Seamus hasn't woken up yet and I just feel like I did something horrible while I was under the imperius curse. I'm afraid, Harry," Ginny muttered more tears slipping down her cheeks.
Harry reached out and gently wiped away her tears. "Ginny, you aren't responsible for your actions while you were cursed. It's not your fault. Seamus will wake up soon. He was possessed by a very dark and evil man so it will take him awhile to wake up," Harry replied.
"What if he's changed, Harry? What if he doesn't want me anymore? I should have known that something was wrong with him. He was so different," Ginny asked.
"Don't say that. Don't worry. Things will be just fine. Just be patient," Harry replied. He patted her hand and stood. He walked back over to his bed and pushed it closer to Hermione's. He lied down and faced Hermione. They laced their fingers together and fell asleep.
Several hours later Harry awoke again and sat up on his elbow. Ginny was sitting next to Seamus on his bed and he was awake. He wanted to get up and talk to them, but it looked like they were having a serious conversation and he didn't want to interrupt. He lied back down and willed himself back to sleep.
After a few more days everyone was finally discharged from the infirmary. They stood on the steps and looked out across the battlefield.
Fred and George turned to Harry. "Alright mate, we're working on your bachelor party and let me just say it's going to be unforgettable," Fred said.
"That's putting it lightly," George replied as he shook Harry's hand. Harry smiled at the twins and Hermione narrowed his gaze.
"There better not be any women at this party," Hermione said with an angry glare.
"Of course not, Hermione," Fred and George replied in unison. They winked at Harry and hugged Ron and Ginny. They waved good bye to Seamus, Neville, and Luna and headed towards the gates of Hogwarts.
Neville and Luna turned to Hermione and Harry. "Thank you both so much for being there through all of this," Hermione said. She hugged Neville tightly and Luna as well.
"Keep in touch you two," Harry replied doing the same as Hermione.
They nodded and turned to the gates walking away hand in hand.
Ginny walked up to Hermione with tears in her eyes. "I'm so sorry for all the mean things I said," she whispered. Hermione felt tears coming to her eyes as well as she reached out and pulled the younger girl into a tight embrace.
"It's okay Ginny. No hard feelings I promise. It's time for you to be happy with the one you really want to be with," Hermione whispered as she glanced over her shoulder at Seamus.
Ginny nodded and stepped back. She wiped her eyes and then embraced Harry tightly. "I do love you Harry. I'm so sorry for hurting you," She said in his ear.
"I love you too and it's okay. It worked out for the best," Harry whispered back. He kissed her forehead before she stepped back.
Seamus stepped forward and looked at Hermione. "Glad that's all over. Remind me to not get possessed again," he said with a chuckle.
Hermione smiled at him. "You got it," she replied.
Seamus turned to Harry and shook his extended hand. The moment was bittersweet and a bit tense. "Take good care of her Seamus," Harry said.
Seamus stared at him his eyes darkening slightly. "I plan on it," he replied in a slightly tense voice.
Harry nodded as they both turned and walked towards the gate. Harry reached out and hooked his arm around Hermione's waist and kissed her gently on the head. He patted Ron on the back. "Let's go home," he said as they set off behind Ginny and Seamus.
They exited the grounds of Hogwarts with one last glance behind them at the looming castle. When they turned back Harry watched as Seamus wrapped his arms around Ginny. For a brief moment their eyes met and Harry saw something he hoped he'd never see again. A red gleam shone brightly in Seamus's blue eyes for a mere second before it was gone in a flash as him and Ginny apparated away.