A/N: Here's the last chapter guys! I thought I'd write two more chappies but I decided to make this an epilogue/final chapter. Like I said I will probably write a sequel. I hope you enjoy!
One Year Later
Ronald Weasley sat in his cell in Azkaban prison thinking of everything he had read in the Daily Prophet, he looked around the small room and saw the headlines:
HARRY POTTER AND HERMIONE GRANGER A COUPLE?
BY: Rita Skeeter
HARRY POTTER AND HERMIONE GRANGER SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE TRIAL AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP
By: Luna Lovegood
And finally two weeks ago he saw:
HARRY POTTER AND HERMIONE GRANGER: ENGAGED!
By: Luna Lovegood
This last headline had struck Ron the hardest. He should have seen it coming of course; not only because of the other headlines but because he had seen it since their fifth year. But this last year in Azkaban had opened Ron's eyes to his mistakes and he realized that Harry and Hermione deserved each other. And that is why he had a blank parchment and a sharp quill sitting next to him on his bed. Ron Weasley wanted his two best friends know that he was sorry and that they had his best wishes, but for some reason he couldn't find the words to say it. So Ron sat and stared at all the headlines and read and re-read the articles until he figured out what to write….
Number 12 Grimmauld Place
An official looking owl flew into the kitchen of Number 12 Grimmauld Place and as soon as Harry Potter took the letter off, it flew away and back out into the sunrise. The young man took one look at the sender and yelled, "Hermione!"
The young woman in question came racing down the stairs, "What is it Harry love?"
He looked at his fiancée and smiled sadly, "It's a letter from Ron. Something tells me that he saw the article from Luna…" Hermione sat next to him and opened the letter, she opened the parchment fully and read aloud,
"Dear Harry and Hermione,
This is very difficult for me to write this, but as I look over all these old newspaper clippings I know that it is something that I must write. It has taken me a week to write this and another two days to even send it, but here it is anyways.
I just wanted to write you and say that I am sorry for everything. To you Harry for keeping her from you for so long and for falling away from you when you needed me the most. Even though I was in a dark place it is no excuse for my actions towards you. And to you, my dear Hermione I am so very sorry for everything I have ever done to you and our unborn child. I am sorry for all those years in Hogwarts that I was mean to you, I am sorry for keeping you from Harry out of jealousy and spite, I am sorry for all the physical and emotional pain I have given you over the last six years, and I am sorry for so much more that I could never fully say.
Now that the apologies are out in the open there is one more thing that needs to be said. I know that it is not worth much, but I would love to give my full blessing for your future wedding, my congratulations and my best wishes for a long and fruitful marriage.
I hope that you can forgive me, though I don't expect you to, and I hope that you see through my flawed personality that I am truly sorry and understand my heartache for what I have done.
P.S. Harry, please take care of her better than I ever did. And thanks, for saving her and me; being placed in Azkaban has made me feel much better and I am now completely sober thanks to a wonderful therapist they have here on site. Here is where I say my farewell to the two best friends that I have ever had, though I wish I didn't have to. Good-bye my friends and good luck.
When the young couple finished reading they both had tears in their eyes and smiled at each other. "They really have helped him out there," Hermione whispered, "I haven't heard him that open and honest since he returned to the tent all those years ago." Harry could only nod in agreement and smiled sadly at the thought of his old friend.
7 months later in a small church in Godric's Hollow
"I now pronounce you man and wife," said the ministry official. Cheers and applause started loudly in the audience as Harry and Hermione shared their first kiss as man and wife.
The next day in a small cell in Azkaban
Ronald Weasley smiled the first true smile in awhile as he read the article about Harry and Hermione's wedding, a small line in the article made him quite happy, "Harry and Hermione Potter made sure to mention in the ceremony that they were brought together by a miracle in disguise as their best friend, Ronald Weasley…"
A small hotel room in Britain
Harry smiled at his new wife and kissed her cheek.
"What are you smiling at Harry," Hermione asked quietly.
He smiled again and answered, "I was just thinking back to the last six years and how we've both been so hurt and so alone and now after all these years we're finally healed, because of each other. And I'm just so happy for that and I'm glad that they are too."
She smiled with tears in her eyes, "who are they Harry?"
Harry chuckled, "Ron and Ginny of course. They are the ones who left us hurt and lone to begin with, it only seems right that they would be happy we are finally whole again, Mione. And I'm going to make sure until my dying day that we stay that way. I love you, Hermione."
The young woman smiled at her husband and replied, "Yeah, I love you too Harry."
A/N: And there it is! I hope you liked it! It took me awhile to find a nice ending but I think I tied it in well with the title. And I think I will start a sequel in a few weeks so keep an eye out. Thank you so much for reading and please review!