Harry Potter Fic:
Pairing: Harry/Hermione but features Ron/Luna, Tonks/Lupin, Ginny/Neville, Fred/Angelina, George/Katie etc
Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter :(
Summary: The life that Harry leads after the war, including marriage, births and everything else.
I wrote this fic 3 years ago, I intended to keep this as the fic that only I would read, but I thought what the heck I may aswell upload it for you guys. If you want a majorly happy Harry/Hermione life fic (way beyond cheesy!) then you have come to the right place. I hope you enjoy it anyway, and stick with it :) By the way i must mention that all the deaths from the final book (Deathly Hallows) have been forgotten, as had pretty much the whole plot from the final book (apart from Bill/Fleur gettng married and Tonks/Lupin married and having Teddy), the only thing relevant is that obviously Harry defeated Voldemort but that is it. There is also no Percy Weasley in this here. Anyway, i've babbled on enough, let's get on with the fic.
Chapter One - Coma Love
"Madam Pomfrey, he's awake!" Ron shouted across the hospital wing. "Hey mate, it's okay, it's alright, you're fine" Ron said, as he leaned over Harry.
It had been a week since the final battle had taken place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and Harry Potter had finally defeated Lord Voldemort, in a long bloody battle that had taken a whole day to finally come to an end. Harry coughed quite vigorously and he began to adjust his eyes to the blinding hospital wing lights. He could hear, and also now vaguely see, the figure of one of his best friends, Ron Weasley, standing by his bedside.
"Harry, Harry, it's okay you're in the hospital wing; it's all going to be okay. How are you feeling?" Ron asked in concern.
Harry coughed again before answering "Not too bad, my throat is so dry. I feel quite sore and my head feels like I've been hit by a bus, but other than that alright I think" Harry gave a small smile and managed to sit up in his bed and put his glasses on, which Ron had just handed to him.
Madam Pomfrey came bustling over "Oh Mr. Potter you have finally come round, thank heavens we have all been very worried!" She gave a thoughtful pause "I would like to thank you Harry, for what you did for us, for all of us, you saved the entire wizarding world!" she smiled at him before picking up a goblet off his beside cabinet and handing it to him. "Here drink this; it will make you feel so much better."
Harry drank some of it and instantly began feeling healthier. Madam Pomfrey continued "You'll be pleased to know I've been checking your stats regularly and you have no broken bones, just some bruises and a few cuts which I have healed for you. You seem to be perfectly okay but I still advise you to stay in here for a while, just for precautions."
Harry nodded "Okay thank you" he said simply.
"Right I'll leave you to it, I'm in my office if you need me" Madam Pomfrey said finally, before walking away in the direction of her office.
Ron sighed happily "Mate I'm so glad you've come round, everyone has been worried out of their minds, hoping you would wake up" he stopped talking for a moment, and looked very uncomfortable and nervous "Harry I know this is a very difficult question, one you probably don't want to think about right now, but people are going to start asking. Do you remember anything from that night?"
Harry knew this question was going to be asked sooner or later, but he still closed his eyes and started to think. He could see flashes of lights from various wands and the cries and screams of people being hit by curses, many bodies of aurors, students and death eaters littering the crisp green grass of the Hogwarts grounds. Then he remembered seeing the sight of a very familiar girl being struck by a curse, and her collapsing to the ground. The feeling of dread and terror instantly filled Harry as he opened his eyes again to find Ron looking directly at him, suddenly frightened.
"Harry? Are you alright? I'm sorry mate I shouldn't have asked you to do that."
Harry, completely ignoring Ron's question, just looked him straight in the eye, his own eyes very wide and he spoke in a whisper "Hermione" then Harry's voice got louder and louder "My god! Hermione! Is she okay?! Where is she?! Oh my god she's dead isn't she?! HERMIONE!"
Ron was watching his best friend and became rather startled at the sight of Harry with tears in his eyes.
"Harry, no calm down" he placed a hand on Harry's shoulder to try and calm him "It's okay. Hermione, she's safe, she's alive."
Harry stared back at Ron, his heart beating incredibly fast and hope, yet confusion, was in his voice as he spoke, "What? But … but ... I … remember seeing her being hit in the battle." Harry looked even more confused "Also, if Hermione is alright then, where is she? She's not here now, I don't see her anywhere?!" his voice rising again "I have to find her to see if she is okay for myself!" Harry tried to move in an attempt to get out of his bed but Ron stopped him.
"Oh no you don't! You are in no fit state to be getting up out of bed and moving about, so just sit there and be quiet while I explain."
Harry sighed and watched Ron sit down on the edge of the bed as he looked at Harry seriously.
"The reason why Hermione is not here now, is that a few hours ago, Madam Pomfrey and I had to literally force her out of here. Hermione was falling to pieces, she wasn't looking at all well, she has hardly eaten anything for days and was getting no sleep, she just refused to do anything the whole time you were unconscious. Hermione has just been here, every waking hour, sitting next to your bed and holding your hand, pleading that you would wake up from your coma."
Ron fell silent momentarily, allowing Harry to really absorb the importance of these words; Ron gave an almost saddening look towards Harry.
"I have never seen Hermione like that before, it really scared me, she just refused to leave your side."
Harry just looked at Ron in stunned silence and gulped "She … she really did all that?" he asked and Ron nodded.
Harry then frowned as something occurred to him, "Hang on, how long was I unconscious for?"
"Eight days" Ron replied.
Harry stared at him; the number of days did not seem to falter Harry in the slightest. He seemed more preoccupied about Hermione's actions, than anything else.
"Why did Hermione do that?"
Ron shook his head "I don't know, I tried talking to her many times but she wouldn't listen to me." He looked rather nervously at Harry again "Tell you what though Harry, I'm almost certain that Hermione has very deep feelings for you."
Harry looked taken aback "What makes you think that?"
"Hermione would not have reacted this way for any of the rest of us, not even for me I doubt. Even when we dated for a while, all she could do was talk about you constantly. Haven't you always wondered why Hermione and I never worked out?" Harry didn't respond, so Ron carried on "It's all because of you Harry, and I know I should hate you for that, but I really don't. I've got Luna and I'm more than happy. I also know how you feel about Hermione… so don't even try and deny it" Ron interjected as Harry had risen his eyebrows slightly "You love her don't you?"
Harry blushed crimson and Ron laughed "Thought so, and it's now so obvious by the way Hermione has reacted that she feels the same, so why don't you finally tell her how you feel?"
Harry didn't get the chance to respond, as they both turned in the direction of the hospital wing doors as they heard them open, and Harry and Ron both saw Hermione coming in, looking awfully pale and worn out.
Hermione looked directly over to where the two boys were sitting and a huge grin spread across her face and she cried "HARRY!" She ran straight over to his bed and flung her arms around him.
"Oh Harry, you're awake! Thanks heavens, I have never been so worried in my entire life!" she let go of him. Harry and Hermione locked eyes and the two of them gave the biggest smiles.
"I'm here Hermione; you won't be able to get rid of me now" Harry said and they smiled again.
"How are you feeling? Are you okay?" she asked in concern.
"I'm fine, all the better for seeing you."
Hermione blushed slightly and beamed at him "I am so proud of you Harry, you beat him. Voldemort is gone now; he can't hurt you any longer."
Harry gently took hold of Hermione's hand "I did it, I really killed him?" he asked not daring to believe it.
His two friends nodded.
"Yeah you did, mate" said Ron "Most of the death eaters were either caught or killed, a few got away but aurors are tracking them down. Those death eaters won't try anything; they know they are out-numbered, so there is no point in you worrying, you've done more than enough. Just remember you saved our world and everyone in it and we all can't thank you enough."
Ron and Hermione smiled at him and Harry looked on at his two best friends, they had been through everything with him and he loved them very much.
"Thanks guys, I don't know what I would do without either of you. How are you both?" his eyes darted between the two before resting on Hermione.
"Hermione, I remember seeing you getting hit by a curse in the battle? I thought you had died!" Ron was afraid Harry was going to start crying again but Hermione was quick to answer.
"Oh no Harry! I'm fine, really. I did get hit by a curse but it just knocked me out. I was alright after, no lasting damage at all."
"Yeah and I'm fine too, just had a few cuts but nothing serious" added Ron. Harry breathed a sigh of relief before then realising something else; the joyful relief from discovering his two closest friends were alright was replaced by a feeling of trepidation.
"What about everybody else?"
Hermione and Ron exchanged nervous glances before Ron answered "Quite a number on our side were killed Harry. Thankfully it was none of the family or any of our close friends. But we aren't going to lie to you; the final headcount was pretty bad. Although most of the people killed were death eaters, but honestly Harry you can't feel guilty, and in no way are we going to let you blame yourself for the deaths of all the others, because it is not your fault."
Hermione was nodding in agreement "Yes Harry, nobody in any way blames you for any of it, those people knew what they were letting themselves in for, they wanted to fight and they knew what the possible consequences could be. So please don't feel guilty or ashamed because that's the last thing we want. We won the war and our casualties were less than the other side, so it could have been a lot worse for us if you had not of ended it when you did."
Harry just nodded, although he felt deeply remorseful for the deaths that needn't have happened, he knew the world was now beginning to move on and was looking to the future, and the now happier times, without Voldemort.
Ron interrupted Harry's train of thoughts "Mate, I'm sorry but do you mind if I leave you for a bit, I promised to tell the family and everyone when you had woken up."
"Sure" replied Harry "Give my love to everyone and tell them thanks."
Ron smiled "I will do Harry, I'll be back in a bit" he got up and left the hospital wing.
Complete silence filled the vast room, it was just Harry and Hermione left alone. Harry turned to look at Hermione, she was smiling at him. He loved her glowing smile. From out of nowhere, Harry felt the warmth of her smile spread through his entire body, he felt more alive now than he had done for a long time. Harry thought about Ron's final words to him before Hermione came into the room 'Why don't you finally tell her how you feel?' so with Ron's words echoing in his mind, he began to speak.
"Hermione, come and sit by me" he said while patting a space next to him on the bed, she sat down instantly and stared at him sweetly.
"Before you came in, Ron was telling me that you stayed next to me through the whole time I was unconscious, you didn't get much sleep or anything. Why did you do that, Hermione?" Harry asked softly. Hermione blushed and took her eyes off Harry to look at her feet for a moment.
"Because … I wanted to be here when you woke up, you looked so fragile just lying there and the thought that I could maybe still lose you -" She stopped abruptly, her emotions getting the better of her. Harry could see Hermione had developed tears in her mystical chocolate coloured eyes, as she gazed at him whilst retelling her turmoil, but she managed to carry on. "- it was killing me. I had to be near you to make sure you were alright … I just didn't want you to be alone again!"
Harry immediately enveloped Hermione into a tight hug as she cried into his chest; Harry rubbed her back gently and whispered "Its okay, shhh it's all alright now." Hermione eventually managed to compose herself and when they broke apart, Hermione gazed at Harry and she noticed something deep in his eyes that she had never seen before.
"You're amazing do you know that Hermione?" Harry said with full admiration clearly showing in his voice. He reached up and cupped her cheek with his hand "And so beautiful."
Hermione blushed "You don't mean that."
"Yes I do, I really do. You are so beautiful, you always have been Hermione, you are just the only one who cannot see it. For a long time now I have wanted to tell you that, but I have never had the courage to."
Hermione just sat, completely stunned at what Harry was telling her.
"In fact there is something even more important I have to say, which I should have said years ago, too."
Harry took Hermione's hands once again "I love you, Hermione."
Hermione looked stunned by Harry's admission. This was surely not happening, not to her, the bushy haired bookworm.
Harry started to get worried, maybe Ron was mistaken and Hermione did not love him after all. Then to his immense relief he saw her smile, she had the biggest smile of her face.
"Harry, oh I can't believe you have actually said the words I have wanted to hear for so long. Harry I love you too, so much!"
They both smiled and looked deep into each other's eyes and they lent forward and kissed, it was as if fireworks were going off, this single tender kiss made both Harry and Hermione feel on top of the world. Many emotions were showing in this gentle, soft kiss; feelings of immense happiness, relief and most importantly pure love.
Harry had his arms encircling Hermione's waist, while Hermione's arms were around his neck, neither of them wanted to let go of eachother, as far as both of them were concerned, they could stay in that position for eternity.
The two of them were soon interrupted however, as the door to the hospital wing opened and Ron entered with a few people, including Fred and George, behind him. They all let out a gasp of shock at the scene in front of them. Harry and Hermione had let go of eachother at once, looking extremely embarrassed. Ron started to laugh and cheer as did everyone else and they could not help but smile.
Then Ron spoke up "Well about bloody time!" the small crowd began laughing again and before long, Harry and Hermione joined in.
Madam Pomfrey came out of her office when she heard the noise.
"What is all the commotion about out here? Kindly remember Mr. Potter has not long come round from a coma, he needs to rest."
"I don't think resting is what he has in mind!" Fred shouted from behind Ron. The sound of sniggering and giggles were heard from the small crowd; Harry had the decency to blush at the remark. Madam Pomfrey looked over at the two teens on the bed.
"Well, well, caught on at last have you? The staff has been having bets on when the two of you would be getting together. I think Hagrid owes me two galleons" she said with a thoughtful grin. Harry and Hermione were looking rather surprised at hearing this certain piece of information about their teachers, but neither of them said anything."I'm pleased to see you two so happy, but please Mr. Potter you need to rest, so all of you lot" she said while pointing at the small crowd of people gathered by the doorway, "I want you out. That includes you too Miss Granger" she said as she turned to Hermione who looked rather saddened, but knew it was best not to argue.
The crowd all chorused "Awww!" in disappointment but soon left while shouting, "Thanks Harry" and "You did it!" and Fred and George added "Get well soon Harry, we will be having a party to celebrate when you get out of here!" and they followed the rest of the crowd. Ron, however, stayed and could not help but laugh "Trust those two, honestly. We'll see you later mate, come on Hermione let's go get some food."
Hermione sighed "Okay, okay I'm coming."
She turned back to look at Harry and gave him a peck on the lips and smiled "I'll be back later" she jumped up and went up to Ron by the doorway.
Harry grinned and shouted "Can't wait!" after her.
Ron and Hermione left quietly, closing the door behind them.
Madam Pomfrey had since gone back to her office, leaving Harry in a very empty Hospital Wing. He drank some more of his potion that tasted oddly like tomatoes and parsnips, before taking off his glasses and placing them on the bedside cabinet and he lay back on the bed with a smile on his face. Harry quickly drifted off to sleep thinking, all was now right with the world and how lucky he was to still have the girl he loved by his side.