The girls visited Ron and Luna the next day, bringing food and books for Luna. When they arrived Luna was sitting in front of the fire staring into it in silence.
"Luna?" Hermione called to the blonde softly
Luna looked up and smiled. She was glad to have the company; Ron was distant, mostly, she thought, because he didn't know what else to do. He felt helpless.
"We brought food and some books for you to read. I hope that's ok." Pansy asked.
Luna nodded and patted the couch for them to sit. She was glad the other women had not asked her how she was; she was tired of answering that question.
"What food did you bring, I'm hungry. You guys have perfect timing." Luna said her mood lightening up.
"We brought fried chicken, potato salad, some soda bread, Sheppard's pie, wine and French Silk Pie." Ginny listed for the young woman, "Shall we start with the French Silk and Wine, then?"
They all nodded and Pansy and Mirabella walked into the kitchen to cut the pie and bring the dessert to the table around the fire.
Hermione and Ginny sat next to Luna as Hermione took Luna's hand. Luna put her head on Mi's shoulder and wept. Hermione just murmured words of comfort and encouragement while Ginny rubbed Luna's shoulder.
When Luna was done, she looked around at her friends and smiled, "thank you."
The other girls nodded and handed her a plate and a glass of wine; Luna gratefully took the food items and dug in, as did the rest of the ladies in the room.
A few hours later, Ron, Draco, Sirius, Remus and Harry walked in to a room filled with laughter. Ron visibly loosened up with relief and walked to his wife. She looked up at him and smiled, "I love you." She said. Ron kissed her and went into the kitchen with the other men to look food.
When they came back in, Luna was teasing them about tattoos and begged to be shown the various stages of healing. The girls all revealed their hips to Luna and their male counterparts were all too pleased to model their tattoos for the women; even going so far as to remove shirts to flex a bit for the ladies.
It was a pleasant evening that went a long way down the healing path for Luna and Ron. Harry had told them that Alex was set to be tried and was expected to be sentenced to Azkaban, though he wasn't sure for how long. Luna and Ron seemed pleased with this news.
Four couples left the home late at night apperating back to their respective residences to spend the nights in the arms of those they loved.
Two weeks later Ginny came bouncing into Hermione's quarters with certain urgency about her.
"Dress in your best robes – light colors- and meet me near the Black Lake in two hours." And then she was gone. She visited Pansy with the same news a moment later.
floo called Hermione two moments later,
"Mi? Are you there?"
"yes here. What's up?"
"What's going on with Ginny? Why do I need to be at Black Lake dressed well and wearing makeup?" Bell asked.
"She told you to wear makeup?" Hermione asked laughing at the thought that the beautiful witch could wear a burlap sack with two black eyes and still be gorgeous.
"Yes. Strange right?" Bell asked.
"Bell, I really don't know, Ginny came in here and told me the same thing, though makeup wasn't mentioned. She must feel there is no hope for me!" Hermione said as she laughed.
Bell chuckled at the joke, "ok well I'll see you in a bit then."
"ok. See you."
Pansy and Hermione met outside in the hallway – their quarters were right next to each other- and smiled, "Wow! You clean up real nice, Granger." Pansy teased
"You also, Parkinson. What do you think is going on?"
Pansy had an idea, but wasn't sure so she shrugged her shoulders and walked side by side with Hermione to the Black Lake.
It was a beautiful day; the sun was shining with a cool breeze. The birds were singing and the grass was still green.
POP! POP! POP! POP!
The two professors turned at the sound of people apperating in – Sirius, Harry, Ron, Luna, Mirabella and Draco.
"Hey, What's going on?" Harry asked the rest of them shrugged and walked down to the arch by the lake.
They all noticed that the normally bare archway was decorated with purple flowers. As they arrived, three more pops were heard as Remus, Ginny and Professor McGonagall apperated in.
Ginny turned to her friends with a smile. They all noticed that she was wearing a cream colored silk sheath dress and a faux fur wrap. Her hair was down with only a thin wreath circling the top of her head with small white flowers weaved into it.
Remus was wearing cream colored wizards robes and a maroon tie. The couple looked angelic.
"We didn't want a big hoopla, but wanted you to be here with us as we took our vows." Remus told the group.
They all smiled excitedly and took their places as the couple began.
Professor McGonagall looked Ginny and Remus.
"Today, you marry your friend, lover and partner. You will promise each other loyalty, comfort, support and encouragement. Let's begin; Remus look at your bride and repeat after me:
"I state your name…" This resulted in a glare from McGonagall and a laugh from his friends
"Sorry, just kidding, I Remus John Lupin…"
McG: "Do solemnly swear…"
RJL: "Do solemnly swear…"
McG: "To love, honor, cherish and obey…"
RJL: "To love, honor and cherish…" another glare from McG.
RJL: "…and obey…sometimes…" he smiled and mischievous glint in his eye
McG: "Ginervra Molly Weasely in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer, until death do us part."
RJL: "Ginervra Molly Weasely in sickness and in health, for richer and for poorer, until death do us part."
McG: "Remus you also wanted to add something to that, speak now."
RJL: "I cannot give you much, I am not rich, but I promise my will forever be open to hold you, my heart will forever be open to love you, my mind will forever be open to understand you, and my possessions will forever be yours."
Ginny was crying now of course. She couldn't speak so McGonagall gave her a moment to collect herself and truth be told, the old professor was fighting back tears also.
She turned to Ginny.
"I state your name…"
GMW: "I Ginervra Molly Weasely…"
McG: "Do solemnly swear…"
GMW: "Do solemnly swear…"
McG: "To love, honor, cherish and obey…"
GMW: "To love, honor, and cherish…" glare from McG.
Ginny lifted her chin in defiance, "I'm not obeying…" she said. The older professor sighed and moved on.
"Ginny, you also wanted to add something to that, speak now."
"Hey! Remus had to obey, why not Ginny!" Sirius yelled and then was silenced by a quick hard jab to his rib cage by Mirabella. She did it with a smile. He shivered, she was frightening sometimes, but he loved her anyway. He thought. He was startled by that thought, Do I love her? He glanced at her again, Yes, I do. He smiled at his revelation. I should tell her soon. Then focused back on the ceremony.
Ginny turned to Remus, "You challenge me every day and your kindness and generosity make me want to be better; to do better. I am so excited to be able to spend the rest of my life knowing you and loving you. I feel blessed. Thank you, Remus for being 'the one'. I still haven't forgiven you for the tattoo thing, but I'm glad it was you."
He chuckled and the couple faced Professor McGonagall.
"Your rings please." They both took their rings.
McG: "repeat after me: With this ring, I thee wed…"
GMW/RJL: "With this ring I thee wed…"
Slipping the rings on.
McG: "To have and to hold from this day forward."
GMW/RJL: "To have and to hold from this day forward."
McG: "I now pronounce you husband and wife. Remus, Kiss your bride."
He did and their friends clapped and cheered.
They decided to celebrate in Hogsmeade for dinner and the happy couple would apperate from there to spend the weekend honeymooning in Ireland.
Later that night, Draco was washing Hermione's hair lovingly as they had decided to spend the weekend at Malfoy Manor.
"It was lovely wasn't it?" she whispered, absolutely in heaven as his skilled fingers worked around her scalp.
"Yes, it was." He answered and then asked "think she's pregnant?"
"Draco! NO! Jeez" she turned to him and smacked him lightly on his arm. He was laughing.
"Just checking." He chuckled and went back to the task at hand. He loved feeling her hair, hearing her moans of pleasure. He moved his hands down her neck massaging as he went lower to her shoulders.
"What kind of wedding do you want? White roses, flower girls and fairies?" Draco asked her.
She smiled, "no. something simple, like Ginny's. Maybe just me and my groom." She specifically did not include him as she didn't know what he would do.
"You and your groom? So what does your future groom look like?" he asked baiting her.
"That's a loaded question. I don't know, Draco, but don't stop massaging; your hands are magical in more ways than one." She told him.
"Ok, so where would you want to get married then. That's an easy question."
"Hmmm, maybe somewhere forest-y, green, lush, natural I think. Know what I mean?"
"So fairies then?" he asked dryly
"No. No fairies. Just something organic – with no one but the official and us. We would then say what is in our hearts – I don't want any traditional vows." She said as she pondered some more on her wedding day.
"How long would you plan?" He asked massaging her shoulders, his fingers dipping lower to her collar bone.
"I think I want to be surprised, but I could see how that would be very risky for my groom if he weren't completely confident in my agreeing to marry him." she turned her head to look at him.
He kissed her lightly and she turned back around.
They sat in comfortable silence, she enjoying the feel of his hands and him enjoying the feel of her.
His hands grazed her breasts, just floating above water. He bent his head to bite her shoulder as his fingers pinched her nipples. She hissed in pleasure.
As his hands traveled lower across her belly, she felt butterflies. His lips were trailing kisses over her shoulders and on her neck.
She shivered and spread her legs as his hands moved even lower.
His fingers found her swollen nub and pinched softly. She bucked her hips to meet his hands hoping for another pinching sensation.
He moved and she made a pouty face at the loss of contact.
He picked her up out of the water and carried her to the fire. He laid her down and kissed her so passionately. It spoke volumes of his need for her.
His mouth began moving down; his paused at her belly button and explored the inner circle with his tongue. She arched her back in response and drove her fingers through his hair.
Still he went lower until his tongue was pressing on her clit making her squirm for more friction. He held her hips and spread her legs wider, his fingers thrust forward scissoring inside of her while his tongue danced around her clit.
"Draco please…" she moaned arching her back hoping for release.
"Tell me you love me and only me." he said
"I love you and won't love another" she whispered.
"Tell me again."
"I love you. I love you. I love you." She was repeating it like a mantra and the more she said it the harder his tongue caused her the much needed pressure.
"Love you Draco, Love you" she kept on and on.
He was sucking on her clit now and she was squirming even more until she finally came with a scream of pleasure.
Before she came down he pushed inside of her, filling her completely. She gasped as he thrust faster and faster, telling her she was his.
His thumb found her clit, rubbing circles causing her legs to shake. She came again fiercely and she could feel his warm release and stiffening body signaling him cumming too.
The next few weeks passed by fairly quickly. Hermione had one second year almost blow up the potions lab, but she was able to catch it in time – so the only thing that suffered were his and his lab partners eyebrows and hair; nothing a glamour charm couldn't fix.
She had sent the two charred students to Professor Weasely… now Lupin, to help with the glamour charm.
The students got confused with two Professor Lupins, so Ginny opted to keep her name for a while. Remus was fine with that, as long as she sat with him at lunch. It was quite adorable…almost sickeningly so.
At winter break, the students went home. Ginny and Remus were spending their time at the burrow as the house that they were having built…on Hogwarts grounds was not finished yet.
Pansy and Harry were spending the break in the Carribean and then Christmas at the burrow; Luna and Ron also, of course.
Draco came to pick her up the morning after everyone left and made their way back to Malfoy Manor.
He handed her a box when they got there, "Put this on. I'll be right back."
She opened the box to find a beautiful floor length silk gown a very light crystal green color. She put it on and it fit her small curves perfectly.
He stepped out of the dressing room with emerald green wizards robes, walking up to her smirking at her questioning look; he took her around the waist and apperated them away.
She opened her eyes to a clearing in some forest. It was dark around them with only the sun shining in where they stood.
It hit her like a ton of bricks – "Draco?"
"Mia, Will you spend the rest of your life with me as my wife?"
When she agreed (with tears in her eyes) the official appeared, someone she had never met and they began.
The official nodded at Draco, but didn't speak,
"Mia, you have been the love of my life since I was 12. You're kindness and intellect continues to impress me and bound me to you. I want to have a family with you, and grow old with you. I never want to leave your side. You get me and I you. I feel like I can conquer any obstacle with you standing behind me. Thank you for being…you."
She was crying and looked at the official. He nodded but again, didn't say anything.
"Draco, you are my lifeline; a light to my darkness. I am both honored and humbled that you chose me. I love you."
It was the officials turn, "Rings?"
Draco nodded and pulled out two rings. The official murmured a spell over the rings and they glowed blue. Draco moved to slip the ring on her finger – "With this ring you are mine to love forever."
She took the other ring and slipped it onto his finger, "with this ring, I will love you forever."
The rings, still glowing blue, magically adjusted to fit their fingers when the official spoke, "you are now wed for eternity. Draco you may kiss your wife."
Draco bent to kiss his Mia and the rings glowed white then faded.
The official apperated away leaving a parchment of proof of marriage in his wake.
"Is this what you had in mind?" Draco asked his wife.
"Yes. It was perfect."
"I love you Mrs. Malfoy." He said as he kissed her again, arms tightening around her waist.
She giggled and kissed him back. When he pulled away she was looking at her ring.
"I love it." She said holding her hand up. It was a simple circle of platinum with small diamonds, emeralds and rubies set in it.
He apperated her to their bedroom,
"Time to make love to my wife."
She sighed as he kissed her neck – What a great start to a marriage, she thought right before her brain shut down.