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Ron and Hermione After the Battle

After the battle...

To Hermione it felt like time suspended, she looked at the sacrifices people had made. Bodies being taken to the hospital wing, the survivors mourning their losses. She was in the Entrance Hall, looking and watching. She wanted Ron, she needed him. She turned around to face the Grand Staircase, again bodies. George. Fred... A tear escaped, it ran down Hermione's cheek. Harry passed her into the Great Hall. Not to mourn, but to pity. Riddle had a choice, like we all do, he just chose the wrong one.

Ginny walked in, looking for her hero, she found him easily enough, she took his hand. He turned toward her. They looked into each other's eyes and Harry half smiled. Ginny started to cry. He hugged her, like a doting boyfriend would, Hermione knew he needed to cry too, but he wanted to be strong for Ginny.

She closed her eyes tightly, not wanting to cry, but knowing it would be inevitable. When she thought she could open her eyes, Hermione caught sight of Ron. His eyes ignited like a fire when he saw her. He half-smiled like Harry did, when he saw his girlfriend. Hermione knew she'd shed tears, she ran out into the courtyard. Ron followed her willingly.

Ron found Hermione standing in the middle, her head turned up toward the sky, like she was waiting. He walked up behind her, and slid his arm round her waist comfortingly. It had started to rain, a tear trickled down from Hermione's eyes, she pulled away from Ron. Hermione walked away and sat on the edge of the fountain.

Ron wasn't going to back down. He marched forward to Hermione and bent down, so his eyes were level with hers. Hermione saw that Ron's eyes had a tortured glint in them. "Hey, Granger, I know it's tough going, ah, bloody hell, please don't cry."

"But, Ron, we did this, we're the reason, those children are dead or dying." Hermione cried, sobbing and she got up.

"Yeah, we might be, but think, we stopped Voldemort, and now people don't have to live in fear anymore." Ron replied, rubbing his jaw. "We're safe. You're safe."

Hermione's mouth opened, then she shut it again. She couldn't answer to that, she knew he was right. She crossed her arms and bit her lip, her eyes closed and opened again.

Ron started moving closer to Hermione, she mirrored this by stepping backward, but she tripped. Ron caught her and made Hermione back against the stone wall. He forced her to look at him. "I promise it's not our fault, and you have nothing to be ashamed of. You helped save people's lives." Suddenly Hermione wrapped her arms around his neck, and cuddled with him.

"I love you." She whispered. Ron pulled back to look at her. He murmured back, "I love you too." He leaned in for a kiss, but she rested her palms on his chest preventing him. Hermione smiled, and took Ron's hand.

With Ronald in tow, Hermione pulled him through the corridors near the Transfiguration Courtyard. And into Moaning Myrtle's bathroom. It made Ron smile because in the bathroom they had privacy; students never came into Moaning Myrtle's Bathroom because of the 'Out of Order' sign...

It was time for Hermione to get her own back. She pulled Ron's Weasley family jumper closer to her, and she looked up at him, beckoning him to kiss her. Ron was extremely content... He smirked crookedly, and slowly pressed his lips to hers.

Ron slid his arms around Hermione's waist, and deepened the kiss. Thank you Spew, Ron thought as their lips parted. Ron pushed Hermione against one of the stone walls. Ron punched the wall, as their bodies pressed together. They both felt a strange static electricity, a raw, hot, intense passion. Their breathing deepened, processing the electric infatuation between them.

Suddenly there was a knock at the door, Ron and Hermione looked at the door in shock, as they found themselves entwined...

Knock! Ron and Hermione kissing/snogging (British for making out, in case you didn't know :) ) Who will find them? I put the Out of Order sign in this scene because I found it very funny for the reason being that Ron and Hermione would have privacy and no-one would disturb them. The Out of Order sign is a reference to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Spew is Awesome! I put Spew in there because I saw a deviant art piece and in it Ron and Hermione were kissing and Ron was thinking Thank You Spew, or there was another one like it except Spew was Dobby, and I found this deeply amusing :) Spew is a reference to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; in case you don't know and I sincerely doubt that. If you'd like more... please review... :)