Draco shifted nervously in his spot, he had this sudden urge to run but swallowed it down and ignored it. He looked around the crowded room, seeing groups of people mumbling together. Some would casually look at him or at the floating glass orbs above them.
He was hit with a sudden nudge right into his ribs he looked over at Blaise, his best friend and the one that had given him a well placed jab. Draco was grateful for Blaise being there, he was one of Draco's few true friends.
Music started to float around the room, slowly getting louder until the din of the crowd quieted. Everyone stood as the doors at the back of the room opened and Luna stepped in. Luna was wearing a very simple white strapless gown covered in fragile lace with long sleeves. Atop her head was a soft lace vale that fell below her curled blonde hair and covered her face.
Draco stopped breathing for a few seconds as she stepped closer to him. Draco could just make out a smile across her red lips. Luna finally reached Draco, she handed her simple bouquet of daisies over to Ginny Potter sitting in the front row.
"Thank you all for coming," Spoke a tall, lean dark skinned man, " I am here today to join these two wonderful individuals together, binding them as one." Luna took one of Draco's hands and squeezed it lightly, "They have written their own vows, Luna you may begin."
"I Luna, choose you Draco as my best friend, my love for life. I promise you my deepest love, my fullest devotion, my tenderest care, through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of the future, I promise to be faithful to you." Luna paused to collect herself, "I promise to love you, to commit to you, and support you. I pledge to respect your unique talents and abilities. You have shown me what love feels like and for that I thank you." She took a deep breath, "You are everything I need and at this moment I know all of my prayers have been answered and that all of my dreams have come true. I praise the Gods for you Draco: for all of your love and constant friendship. I promise to be here for ever and always. From this day forward, you shall not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter and my arms will be your home. As I have given you my hand to hold, I give you my life to keep." She took another breath, Luna hadn't discussed her vows with anyone and she just hoped they weren't bad.
"Very lovely Luna," The man said, "Place his ring on his finger," Luna carefully pushed a platinum wedding band around Draco's left ring finger. "And your vows Draco."
"Well that's going to be hard to follow up," He said with nerves in his voice, a small laugh rippled through the crowd as Draco pulled out a piece of parchment.
"What can I say to you that I haven't already said,
What can I give you that I haven't already given,
Is there anything of me that isn't yours already,
My body, my mind, my heart, even my soul,
Everything that is me belonged to you long before this,
And it shall be yours long after this,
I will follow you anywhere and everywhere you lead,
Hand in hand and heart in heart. Luna I love you,"
Draco finished and handed Blaise the parchment and pulled the ring from it's safe box. He carefully slipped the simple wedding band on her slim finger, there was a large canary diamond in the center and it was flanked with pure white diamonds.
"With the power vested in me and the ministry of magic, I now pronounce you Man and Wife," he spoke louder, "You may now kiss your bride."
Draco reached out and pulled Luna's vale up and over her hair, revealing a tear streaked face. He smiled at her warmly as his eye started to water and leaned in planting a soft kiss on her lips.
"I am proud to announce for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Draco Malfoy," The ministry official proclaimed and everyone in the room clapped loudly, standing up and giving shouts.
Luna and Draco went hand in hand down the aisle and out the double doors.
They kissed passionately and then ran out to the horse drawn carriage that would take them to their reception.
"I can't believe it's been four years," Luna sighed as she rested her head gently on Draco's shoulder.
"Yeah, I can't wait for the years to come," Draco finished, there was a quiet squeak and then a pink head popped out of Draco's front pocket.
"I didn't know you had Pepper with you!" Luna exclaimed as she scooped the now very plumb and old rat out of Draco's pocket and rubbed her ears, "I'm so glad she got to witness the wedding."
Draco watched as she played with their beloved rat, Pepper.
"You're going to be a great mom Luna," Draco let slip before he could control his mouth.
"Oh I will in about 34 weeks," Luna gave Draco a knowing smile.
OoOo The End oOoO