University Part 4: Epilogue
Harry sat twisting his wedding ring, ignoring the papers he was supposed to be grading. It was Draco's turn to make dinner tonight, and he suspected that it was going to be his favorite, lamb with couscous. They were celebrating his recent promotion from Associate Professor to Full Professor at the simply-named University of Seidhr, the most prestigious magical university in Europe, located in Gamla Uppsala, Sweden.
His wand-less charms had become famous with a pair of books he'd published, and he was booked for the summer to tour the continent speaking in various venues about the practical aspects of living independently of one's wand.
Draco worked as an independent art curator, so he was able to travel with Harry without fearing that he would lose his job. In his spare time he translated old Runes manuals. He also worked as an interior decorator through referrals, most of which came from Pansy.
After the initial debacle of meeting Harry's friends, they had meshed well for the most part. The same couldn't be said of Draco's old crowd. Pansy and Theodore were the only ones who were civil, though neither of them went out of their way to spend time with Harry. Harry bore all of this with a brave face. He was married to the most wonderful man in the world. Who cared if not all of their friends from school didn't like it?
He finally stopped daydreaming and scrambled to get all of the papers graded before he needed to be at home. They were just magical records of how his students had performed the practical section of class. He smiled when he saw that, for the most part, they at least understood the concept. Only a small fraction had managed to levitate their feathers without a wand, but a small fraction was still a fraction. That was a huge step up from it being considered technically impossible.
To say that Harry was glad he had decided to become a teacher rather than and Auror would be an understatement. There was something divine about seeing a student's eyes widen when they realized that boundaries were only there if you thought they were.
He finished in time and packed up his journals for reading that evening. With a snap of his fingers he vanished.
He reappeared in the living room of the modest flat he shared with Draco. Other than their books, neither of them had many possessions so owning a large place was impractical.
As he had expected, Draco had cooked his favorite. They kissed each other hello and then sat down to eat.
Holding hands over coffee afterwards, they discussed the upcoming tour and possible recreational diversions they could make. A tour of the cathedrals was obviously a must. Draco would deny him sex for a year if Harry said no to that.
When they'd finished eating and the dishes were put away, they retired to their bedroom to read and possibly fool around.
Harry had just gotten comfortable, wearing the blue striped pajamas Draco bought him for Christmas, when Draco spoke up.
"Harry, my love, how do you feel about adopting a child?"
Well, this is it. I can only hope that I enjoy teaching as much as Harry evidently does, though I've still got some years of schooling to go before I can expound upon the joys of literature to university students.
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