The Good Kind
Summary: Hermione's pregnant with Ron out of the country when Harry pays her a visit. What started as a cozy talk to catch up takes an unexpected turn…
Disclaimer: Oh how I wish I owned Harry Potter but I don't.
"You know, I'm really sick of calling her 'the baby' or 'my daughter' or 'baby girl', you know." Hermione said frustrated, looking down at her in her arms. Harry grinned from where he was sitting. "Where's Ron so we can give her a name already?"
"Here!" They suddenly heard and when they looked at the door, Ron was standing there. He looked like he'd been running a lot but his face brightened when his eyes fell on Hermione.
He rushed over to her and gave her a long kiss. "I'm so sorry I couldn't get here earlier but you didn't keep your promise." He said half-laughing, pressing his forehead to hers.
"I'm sorry." She smiled sadly.
"Don't be, we finally have our baby." He smiled back, looking down. "So it's -"
"A healthy little girl." Hermione finished for him as she handed him his daughter. She looked even smaller in his arms, she thought.
"She's beautiful." He said with a loving smile. "All you."
He looked at Hermione and she noticed the tears in his eyes. "I love you so much right now." He said to her and kissed her again.
"I love you too. But can we finally give her a name now?"
"Yeah of course. But you knew what we were going to call her, you could've done that without me."
"Another thing without you? I didn't want that. So go ahead."
"Okay." He sat down next to Hermione on the bed. "Say hi to mommy, Rose Molly Weasley."
Hermione smiled happily at her new family and kissed Ron.
"That's a great name." Harry praised and she was reminded of his presence in the room.
"Harry!" Ron said surprised, apparently he hadn't even seen him sitting there. He got up and hugged his best friend. "Thanks for taking care of them Harry, really."
"Please, I love her too you know."
"I do but still."
"What took you so long by the way? And where's the rest of the family?" Harry asked.
"Well we were actually in the middle of the actual wedding party when Hedwig suddenly flew in. I didn't even have to read it to know what it said but Ginny checked just in case. I told them all to stay until it was over and I immediately Apparated over here. Hedwig stayed with Charlie to get some rest, he said she must've flown rather fast to make that journey in 2 days."
So it hadn't been his imagination after all. "I'm sorry that I only owled you but you never told us exactly where you'd be."
"That's okay, it's my own fault that I missed it." Ron replied.
They both looked at Hermione when she yawned loudly. "Oh sorry."
"Maybe you should get some more sleep. You've had a very tiring few days."
"Harry's been up long too you know, but do you see him sleeping all the time?"
"You can't exactly compare yourself to me. I didn't give birth or anything." He said a bit unnecessarily.
"Yeah, thank Merlin." Ron said and they both grinned.
"You know what? I'll go find an owl and let Sirius and Luna and Neville know that you're home, give you two some time alone." Harry said, heading to the door.
"Thanks." Hermione smiled and he nodded and closed the door behind him. By the time he came back Hermione was already asleep.
"Wow, bored her that much did you?" Harry smirked softly and Ron smiled sarcastically. He was holding Rose and gave her the look he normally saved for Hermione, Harry couldn't help but envy him. "Can't stop looking at her, can you?"
"No, it's weird. I just love her so much already." He looked up at Harry and maybe he sensed how he was feeling. "Look Harry - Ginny told me at the wedding how you were feeling about all of this but she'll change her mind. I'm sure of it. I mean, how you take care of Teddy, I just know you'll be a great Dad."
Harry nodded thankfully in response and had trouble saying something else. "Yeah, same for you."
Ron smiled and laid Rose down in the crib. "So tell me how you got here 'cause I don't know a thing."
Harry started to tell him everything, from the moment he arrived at their apartment 'till the moment Ron got here. "Wow, I can't even think about what would've happened if you hadn't been there."
"I'm sure she would've been fine."
"And Malfoy was actually nice to her? But what did he say?"
"I don't know, I haven't had the chance to ask her yet." Harry admitted and there was a short silence where they both looked at Rose.
"You know, I'm really proud of you guys. You finally have your own family, even though I always feared your stupid pride would get in the way." Harry smirked and Ron laughed softly.
"Yeah, it looked like that for a while right? Good thing you set me straight, remember?"
"Oh yeah, vividly."
"Thanks man, we would've never made it without you." Ron said, putting his hand on Harry's shoulder.
"Same from me." Ron nodded in response and looked down. "So awkward hug or lame cool guy handshake?" He asked with a grin.
"Who are we kidding, we're not cool." Harry laughed and they hugged again, patting each other on the back.
Next to them, Hermione was only pretending to sleep and she couldn't help but smile sweetly because of her two favorite guys.
At night, Hermione was holding Rose, Ron was eating a sandwich and Harry went down to the ground floor to go wait for Sirius, Luna and Neville. To his surprise Teddy was with them, he immediately ran towards Harry who crouched down.
"Hey big guy, what are you doing here?" He asked as Teddy hugged him.
"Weekend's over, I have to stay with you again, Uncle Harry."
"You do? I don't know if I even have room for you." Harry joked as he lifted Teddy up.
"I'm still coming with you." Teddy answered and Harry laughed.
"You're too smart for your own good, Teddy Lupin, you're only 6." He then turned to Sirius, who gave him a one-armed hug.
"I think your godson may be the new Hermione Granger." Sirius smirked and Harry smiled in response.
"Hey Luna, Neville."
"Hello Harry." Luna said in her usual calm way as he hugged her and then Neville quickly.
"How are they?"
"As happy as ever. Follow me."
Harry knocked when they got to the right room and let the others go in before him.
"Hey!" Hermione smiled widely when she saw them. She and Ron got hugs and congratulations from the three of them."This is Rose everyone." Hermione said.
"Aw, she's really cute, you guys." Neville remarked and Luna nodded in agreement.
"She looks like you, Hermione." Sirius added.
"So I've been told." She answered with a smile.
Harry sat Teddy down next to Hermione on the bed and she wrapped an arm around him. "Auntie Hermione? I heard that they think I'm the new you."
"Who does, Teddy?"
"Uncle Harry and Uncle Sirius." He replied and Hermione looked up at them suspiciously but with a smile on her face.
"And why's that?"
"Uncle Harry says I'm too smart for my own good."
"Really, he does?" She smirked, shaking her head and then hitting him on the arm. "Well don't you believe him, Teddy. I always liked to believe that was a good thing."
Ron left halfway through the conversation and only when he came back, they knew why. He was followed inside by the entire Weasley family, including Charlie and Alicia. Hermione was a bit overwhelmed when she saw them all come in still in their dress robes. She got hugs from everyone and they all spoke awe of their cute baby girl.
"Everyone I'd like you to meet Rose Molly Weasley." Ron said and Hermione was in tears when Mrs. Weasley rushed over to hug them extra tightly. Ginny immediately walked to kiss Harry.
"You sure she's yours, Ron? She's far too beautiful to be right." Fred grinned, his wife Katie giving him a push and Ron threw him a sarcastic smile.
"Shut it, Fred." Ginny smiled. "And you too, George."
"I didn't even say anything!" He countered but his wife Angelina smiled at him.
"Like you weren't going to start too."
"Okay fine." He gave in with a grin.
"Sorry I ruined your wedding party, Charlie, Alicia." Hermione said.
"We're just glad you're okay."
"Can I talk to you for a second?" Ginny whispered to Harry.
"Yeah sure." He said. She took his hand and he followed her outside.
"I'm so proud of you." She immediately said and he looked a bit surprised.
"I didn't really do anything."
"If that were true, I'm sure Hermione and Rose wouldn't be here." She replied and she looked down for a second. "Listen Harry.. Ron talked to me at the wedding and after what you went through with Hermione, I changed my mind. I do want kids with you, a family and I mean it." She said, looking into his eyes and he smiled, cupping her cheek.
"I love for saying that but you aren't ready and that's really okay for me now. 'Cause after what I went through with Hermione, I don't want to put you through that kind of pain if you don't want it yet."
"Are you sure?"
"Yeah of course, let's just wait another couple of years. I want us to both be happy." He replied and Ginny got tears in her eyes. This surprised him, normally she wasn't really the crying type.
"I love you." She said softly, wrapping her arms around his neck.
"I love you too, Gin." He gave her a long kiss and they went back inside, holding hands, where George was holding Rose. He handed her over to his mother, who smiled widely.
"I'm glad you're back, actually." Ron said to Harry and Ginny, looking a bit relieved and nervous at the same time. "Because we have something important to ask you."
He sat down next to Hermione on the bed, wrapping his arm around her and they looked at them with light frowns. "Harry, Ginny.. We want you to be Rose's godparents."
They were both speechless but touched as they looked at each other. "Of course, we'd be honored." Then Ginny rushed to hug Hermione and her brother and Harry followed her example.
"Thanks, this really means a lot to me." Harry said softly as he hugged Hermione.
"I knew it would." She answered, looking at him with a bright smile.
"I thought you already were my godfather, Uncle Harry." Teddy remarked. He looked worried and Harry smiled at him.
"I am, Teddy, but now I'm also Rose's, okay?"
"As long as you don't forget about me." He pouted and Harry picked him up.
"Oh don't worry, buddy, I could never do that."
"Okay." Ginny gave Harry an endearing smile as Teddy hugged him.
"Wow Harry, only 23 and already 2 godchildren, you're getting old." Neville joked and everyone laughed.
"Well anyway, we're going to give you some alone time now, okay? We'll come back tomorrow night." Mr. Weasley said and everyone said their goodbyes.
They all left except for Ginny, Harry and Teddy who stayed behind a bit since Ginny hadn't had the chance to hold Rose yet.
"You let him get a good night's sleep, okay Gin?" Hermione said with a smirk.
"Fine, I will." She giggled, bouncing Rose a bit but then putting her down in the crib.
"We'll see you tomorrow." She said as she took both Teddy and Harry's hand.
"Oh and Harry!" Hermione suddenly called when he was almost out the door.
"Yeah?" He asked with his hand on the doorknob. "Thanks for everything."
"You're welcome. Anything for you guys." He smiled lightly and as he closed the door he saw Ron wrapping his arms around Hermione.
He walked over to Ginny, who held onto Teddy and wrapped his arm around her. "Come on, let's go home." He said, realizing he was pretty happy with the family he already had.
AN/ Sorry it took me so long to post this chapter but with exams and counting down the days 'till DH PT2 I've been rather busy. :D This was probably the last chapter but I'm not sure yet since there've been some of you asking me to continue. Thank you so much to those of you who have reviewed or put as favorite or on alert, it really means a lot to me! Anyway hope you like this one and maybe I'll see you next chapter.