So, here's my first chapter for the 50 Art of Words Challenge for the Harry Potter Fanfic Challenge Forum. I'm given fifty prompts to write from, and I have to come up with something from it. I'm going to end up writing 50 one-shots, though, there might be a couple three-shots, so three in a row will go together. Otherwise, each chapter will completely stand alone. This is a Hermione/Draco. If that didn't make sense (and trust me, it's 1AM here, so it might not) PM me and I'll try to make it clearer. :)
This is going to be one of those three-shots. This one, chapter two, and chapter three will go together. :) Please enjoy.
Oh, and I don't own anything you recoginze. And I found the quote online (It's from the Common Book of Prayers, I believe), so that's not mine either.
Prompt – Ring
Part One of Three Shining Moments Triliogy
With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.
He smiled suddenly, as an idea occurred to him. "Do you have a Sickle?" he asked, holding out a hand towards her.
She frowned in confusion at him, digging in her pocket for one, and dropped it his hand. "Why?"
"Call it," he told her, not willing to let her go. Not if he had anything to say about it.
"Heads," she said hesitantly. Then, more strongly and suspiciously, "What are the terms?" She had plenty of experience with him and his crazy bets, and was wary of them now. Especially since it was a bet that had gotten them into this tangled mess.
"Heads, I marry you. Tails, you marry me," he grinned, flipping the coin. He caught it, inspected it. His heart started beating faster as he announced, "Heads it is."
This was it. Do or die. He didn't know what he would do if she said no, but he forced himself to get past the fear.
She stared at him in shock. She managed to force a strangled "What?" past her lips.
He forced a smile, and dug into his pocket for the ring he'd been carrying around for the past week. "Hermione Jane Granger, I love you. Forever. Are you willing to take me on and marry me?"
She was speechless for a moment more, trying to process it all. As the events all settled into her brain, a smile crept across her face until she was glowing from the inside out. Everything felt right. Everything was in place, for the first time in a long while.
The tangled mess that had been there just moments inside her gut smoothed out.
"I'm always up for a challenge. Absolutely."
Relief crossed his features before he stood and hugged her close, his face in her hair, inhaling her scent. "Thank God," he murmured.
She smiled again, and hugged him tighter. "I love you," she murmured. "Always and forever."
A/N: Review, please. :) I'll try to upload soon.