A/N: I just want to thank those of you who have read and enjoyed this story. The reviews really mean so much to me and I'm so happy you've enjoyed this story, but I'm afraid every story must come to an end and so I present to you the last chapter. I may do a sequal in the future if my imagination allows it to happen, but for now I hope you enjoy the last installment of Sunrise :) - Annabelle
Draco was leaning on the balcony where he had first watched the sunrise with Luna. It was now a considerable amount of time past sunrise, but Draco needed the peace that this place allowed him. It wasn't as if things were particularly hard for him right now; Pansy had finally left him alone as she was too embarrassed to make any form of contact with him, people weren't constantly patting his back for hurting Luna anymore, and his dreams were finally subsiding. However, he now found himself dreaming more than ever about anything and everything; about things he wanted to happen and possibilities the future could hold, and he knew that this new, hopeful state of mind was all thanks to her.
He smiled at the thought of Luna, and the feeling of guilt was no longer as strong as it was before. As soon as she woke up and smiled at him, he felt as if the world had forgiven him, and ever since he couldn't care less about the bad things going on around him.
"I thought I'd find you here," a familiar voice said from behind him. Draco turned around abruptly, shocked that the voice of the person he was just thinking about was now standing right in front of him.
"Luna..." he said, a little breathlessly due to the shock. "You're out of the hospital wing?"
"They let me out this morning," Luna said. "I would have found you earlier, but I came back to my room to discover the nargles had returned all the belongings they had stolen from me. It was very nice of them."
Draco laughed softly, though he assumed silently that people felt bad for her being in hospital and so returned the things they had stolen from her.
"Are you feeling better now?" he asked, walking over to her and taking both her hands into his own, looking down at her with concern. She nodded, and he caught site of the bruises that were still clinging to her skin. He still felt responsible for them, and brought one of his hands up to touch them. As his fingers caressed her skin, he became aware that Luna seemed frozen under his touch, and his eyes moved from her bruises to meet her gaze, looking at him with something he had never seen before. He moved his hand under her chin, looking down at her lips and back at her eyes, giving her a chance to back away if she wanted like she had done for him. When she didn't attempt to run away, Draco closed the gap between them, kissing her gently but tenderly. He felt her smile against his kiss before returning it, and when Draco pulled away she was still smiling. He felt like his heart was flying.
"Welcome back," he grinned, pulling her into a loving hug.
"It's good to be back," she replied, her voice sounding even dreamier than it had before.
"Have any of you seen Luna? I heard she got out of the hospital wing this morning but I haven't seen her at all," Ginny said, addressing the rest of the Gryffindor's on the table. Ron simply shrugged, eating as if he hadn't been fed in days.
"She's definitely left. I had to go down there earlier to give something to Madam Pomfrey, and the hospital wing was virtually empty," Hermione replied.
"It's not like her to be this late to dinner. The hall's beginning to empty... I'm a bit worried," Ginny said, looking frequently at the door of the great hall.
"She'll be fine. She's Luna; I'm sure she's just catching up with the plimpies and the nargles," Ron said.
"As true as that probably is, she'd usually come say hello to us first, wouldn't she? I might go looking for her, I'm worried she..."
Ginny's sentence trailed off as the door opened to reveal none other than Luna, walking hand and hand with Draco Malfoy. This site caused nearly the entire Gryffindor table to fall silent with surprise, as did many people on the other tables. Draco dared to look over to the Slytherin table, where Pansy's mouth was open in mortification. He smirked, scanning the rest of the able and catching Theodore's eye, who nodded at him before resuming his eating, unfazed by the bewilderment the room was feeling. Luna seemed oblivious to the many eyes on her, and happily sat down next to Ginny, leaving Draco standing awkwardly behind her.
"Hello, everyone!" Luna said, taking a piece of bread from the basket. "I'm sorry I didn't find you all earlier, I've had a busy day."
"Nargles?" Ron asked.
Ron gave Ginny an I-told-you-so look, which was returned with a hit on the arm. She then turned to Luna, and looked from her to Draco before asking, "Is there something you wanted to tell us?"
A faint blush appeared on Draco's cheeks, but Luna happily replied, "Oh yes! Draco is now my boyfriend!"
"WHAT?" The group shrieked in unison. Luna smiled as if everything was normal, but Draco felt seriously out of place.
"How did this happen? Malfoy's a complete git!" Ron protested.
"He's also standing right here," Draco mumbled. Ron looked at him for a second as if wondering why Draco thought his opinion mattered, before returning to Luna.
"I think you could call it a twist of fate," Luna said happily. "I hope you all try to consider Draco, he's really not all bad."
All heads turned again to look at the Slytherin, who felt incredibly under pressure, as if he had 60 seconds to impress them or something. Most of their faces looked disgruntled, but he was incredibly grateful when Ginny said,
"I'm happy for you, Luna."
All heads then turned to look at Ginny, and Malfoy gave her a small nod of thanks.
"Me too, I guess," Harry said, not looking up. Ginny looked at him approvingly.
"I'm happy for you if you are, Luna," Hermione said, before turning to Ron, as if expecting him to accept the new relationship. After looking at her with a reluctant expression, the Gryffindor finally caved.
"Fine," Ron said. "I'm happy for you. Just for you though. Not for him." He turned to Draco. "You better not do anything to hurt her."
Draco raised an eyebrow at him as if to suggest the idea was stupid.
"Ok then. As long as we're clear," Ron said, though a little embarrassed by Draco's making him out to be dumb.
"I'd better go," Draco said, turning his back to the Gryffindor's. "All this has put me behind on work. I'll talk to you soon," he said. Luna nodded, and Draco boldly kissed Luna in front of everyone before smiling at her and walking away. She turned back to the others, who had gone back to taking the look of surprise.
"Loony Lovegood and the ferret," Ron said. "It's so imperfect, it works."
Luna smiled, turning and watching her boyfriend leave with those words in mind. They truly were completely imperfect for each other. And she wouldn't have it any other way.