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The day was sunny and clear, perfect for a wedding. In her room in Malfoy Manor, Hermione smoothed imaginary wrinkles out of her dress nervously.
"What are you so nervous about?" Melissa asked, "I mean, you're already married."
"I know," Hermione said, "I just hate being in front of crowds. Especially these people. Most of them think that I shouldn't be marrying Draco because I'm a muggle-born."
"But they can't do anything about it," Ginny said, "You love him and he loves you. And everybody on your side is happy for you. If those snotty, pure-blooded people don't like it, then they shouldn't be here. It's as simple as that."
"I know," Hermione sighed.
"Oh, Hermione! I almost forgot," said Melissa, "Do you have something old?"
"Pearl necklace of my mums," Hermione said, fingering the pearls.
"I borrowed Narcissa's shoes."
Mel made a face. "Ew...anyway, something blue?"
"I have a couple blue gems in my tiara."
"Perfect," Melissa clasped her hands together. "You're ready."
"What was that all about?" Ginny asked. "Something old, borrowed, new and blue?"
"It's a muggle superstition. They say that on your wedding day you need to have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue." Hermione explained.
"Time to go," Hermione's father said, coming into the room. "You girls look great."
"Thanks," They all said. Hermione took her father's arm and he led her to where the aisle was. The music started and the flower girls (Two of Draco's little cousins) entered, tossing their flower petals everywhere. The ring bearer (Mel's younger brother) came next, walking up the aisle with a serious expression on his face. Ginny and Goyle, the best man and maid of honour, came next, arm in arm, followed by Luna and Theodore Nott and Mel and Blaise Zabini. Finally, it was Hermione's turn. She walked slowly, like Narcissa had ordered her during the rehearsal, until she reached the front. Her father gave her over to Draco who whispered, "You look fabulous," before turning to the little man who was the officiator.
"Ladies and Gentlemen," he began, "We are here today to witness to joining of this couple..." While the man spoke, Hermione and Draco stared at each other's faces, both beaming. Finally, the officiator said,
"Do you, Hermione Jean Granger, take Draco Cygnus Malfoy to be your lawful wedded husband? To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer in sickness and in health? To love and to cherish from this day forward until death do you part?" It was the same vow that Hermione had heard from Dumbledore in his office many months ago. The difference this time, was that she was happy to be marrying him now.
"I do," she said, grinning at her husband.
"Do you, Draco Cygnus Malfoy, take Hermione Jean Granger to be your lawful wedded wife? To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer in sickness and in health? To love and to cherish from this day forward until death do you part?"
Draco smiled back at Hermione. "I do," he said. He took Hermione's hand and the officiator performed some spells and then said,
"I now pronounce bonded for life. You may kiss the bride."
Instead of the last time, when Draco had given her the quickest of pecks on the lips anybody had ever seen, he pulled Hermione into his arms and gave her a long, sweet kiss.
The officiator raised his wand as the audience stood up. The chairs that the audience had been sitting on were replaced by tables with fancy plates, glasses and cutlery on them.
When the meal was finished and the speeches done, it was time for the dance. Draco led Hermione to the centre of the dance floor and pulled her into his arms. The music started and they spun around the dance floor, Draco twirling Hermione every chance he got.
"Your mum did a good job with the wedding," she whispered to him.
"You helped her," he replied.
"I know, but she did most of the work. I just can't believe that we're happily married."
"I know what you mean, even just a year and a half ago, I would never have believed it."
"In some ways I'm almost thankful that You-Know-Who cursed me. I mean, without that, we never would have gotten together."
"I've thought about that before too. But I'm glad he's gone, of course."
"Oh, naturally," Draco said, "I just mean that his curse turned out to be more of a blessing."
Hermione didn't respond, but smiled at her husband as they twirled, completely blissful, in each other's arms.
Wow...I can't believe it's over. I can't believe that I've finally finished this fic. When I started it, I didn't even know if I WOULD finish it...but now here it is, finished with over a hundred reviews. I have so many people to thank for this fic. So brace yourselves, this will be one LOONG A/N.
First of all, I want to thank my brother and sister, both of whom listened to this fic and gave me advice before I published. Without them, I wouldn't feel as confident in my work. They also listened to me squeal about getting over a hundred reviews and congratulated me, when everybody else just wondered what was wrong with me.
Next, I want to thank all the Dramione fic writers out there. I read about a million before deciding to write my own, and some of your AMAZING fics were my motivation.
A HUGE, GIGANTIC, ENORMUS, MONSTRUS and EVERY OTHER POSSIBLE SYNONYM FOR HUGE goes out to ALL my reviewers. You guys have helped me reach a personal fan-fiction goal: over a hundred reviews. Special thanks in particular to RavenEcho for reviewing every chapter and for all your support and advice in not only this one, but all my fics. Your reviews are always helpful and contain wonderful advice, while still being super-nice. I always look forward to your reviews when publishing a fic. Thank you to the people who took the time to tell me what you thought about my fic. Your support, criticism and praise helps me to become a better writer.
I want to let every single reader of this fic know that you are wonderful. Seriously. You don't know how happy I would get coming home from a long, stressful day of school to find lots of reviews, favourites and alerts. I still can't believe that so many people like this fic. You guys have made me feel ecstatic. I love you all.
I probably won't be writing a sequel to this fic, simply because I don't know what else could happen. Everything I planned has happened already. I WILL be eventually writing more Dramione, I just don't know when. But I do have a few other ones planned. I have a marauders oneshot that I am currently editing and deciding on a title, and I'm working on a Teddy Lupin oneshot. It's almost done and will likely be posted within the next few days. I'm hoping to write another Fred/Hermione, but I'm just waiting for inspiration to strike. In the meantime, you are all more than welcome to check out some of my other fics. But I warn you, my older ones are absolutely DREADFUL. I wrote them when I was a lot younger, less experienced, and had no idea how to use a comma :P. But anyways...check them out if you want.
Thanks again to all of you for making this my most successful fic. YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING! I hope you had as much fun reading this as I did writing it!
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