A/N: Here is the next chapter for you all finally…. Sorry it took a while….

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Severus let out the breath he hadn't even realized he had been holding at Hermione's words. He nodded and stood up but didn't let go of his hands even as he sat down beside her. He took in a deep breath and let it out as he looked into her eyes. "I really am sorry for saying the things that I did. I didn't tell you that I wanted to be with you just in order to get you into my bed. I know that you are not the kind of woman who sleeps around. I said the first thing that popped into my head in order to get you to leave before you saw just how much I wanted to keep you here with me. Hermione you are almost nineteen years old and you have your whole life ahead of you and I am forty four years old. I do like you and I would have loved to be with you but I didn't want to bring you down. I know what everyone says about me and I didn't want you to be put in the middle of everything."

Hermione's eyes widened at Severus' words and then she shook her head. "Severus I didn't and still don't care what people say or think about you. I'm sure you have heard the old saying that the heart wants who the heart wants. You can't help or choose who you fall in love with and damn it I had been in love with you for the better part of a year. You tore my heart out when you said what you did and you took all the self-esteem I had and tore that down as well. I can understand that you were scared Severus but that didn't give you the right to treat me like you did. And by the way I'm almost twenty years old and not nineteen thanks to the time turner I've used. Actually I'm probably even older than that but I would have to check to see."

Severus' eyes widened and then he nodded. "I forgot about your use of a time turner. That still doesn't change the fact that I am old enough to be your Father, Hermione and I refuse to let people talk badly about you."

Hermione snorted and then stood up and started pacing as she snarled "Regardless if you are old enough to be my Father or not Severus is a moot point since in about seven and a half months or so you are going to be a Father!"

Severus' mouth dropped open in shock and he demanded "Are you telling me that you are pregnant?"

Hermione turned on her heel and faced Severus as she nodded. "Yes, Severus I am pregnant. I had been feeling sick so I decided to do a test and it came back positive. You are going to be a Father, Severus. So you see either way I'm going to get talked badly about whether it be because I'm with a man old enough to be my Father or because I'm pregnant and the man who got me that way doesn't want a bloody fucking thing to do with our child or me."

Severus' eyes narrowed as he stood up and hissed "I never said I didn't want anything to do with you or our child Hermione. And quit using bad words."

Hermione rolled her eyes and snarled "Don't you tell me what to do Severus Snape! You tore my heart out of my chest and then stomped on it. I then come here so we can talk and all you do is go on and on about what you will do and what you won't do but damn it what about what I want? Does that matter to you at all? I love you Severus and even though I'm pissed as hell at you I wouldn't mind being with you sometime in the future. There is no way in hell I would be with you right now until you make it up to me for what you have done. I want you Severus and I want you in not only my life but our baby's life but I just don't see how that is possible. You won't even give me a chance so why would I think that you would give our baby a chance?"

Severus shook his head. "Damn it to hell Hermione everything I have done and am doing is for you. I will not be the reason why people talk bad about you. I will not be the reason why people shun you. Why can't you see that I do care for you? Why can't you see that I am trying to do what is best for you?"

Hermione shook her head and said "You just don't get it do you Severus? You don't get to make choices for me. I get to make my own choices. If I didn't want to be with you I wouldn't have given you my virginity. If I didn't want to be with you I wouldn't have let people see us leave the ball together. Hell if I didn't want to be with you I would have remembered to have you put up a silencing charm so nobody would hear us while we made love. The point is Severus I did want to be with you and I love you. I refuse to let you make choices for me. I refuse to let you say that my wellbeing is the reason we are not together. You need to decide what you want Severus. You need to decide if you can let go of your past and be with me and our child. You need to realize that I am not Lily and that I am not going to leave you like she did. I loved you when you said those harsh things to me and I love you now but I won't let you stick your head in the sand Severus. Deal with your past and then maybe just maybe we can be together like we should be. I want you Severus and I don't care who knows it. Please work on your past and come back to me and our child. I can do this without you but in all honesty I don't want to do this without you."

Severus felt his heart start to beat faster at Hermione's passionate speech and he sighed. "I will do whatever I can to help you through this Hermione. I will do as you ask. Will you be available to talk again soon?"

Hermione sighed and nodded. "I'm staying at Grimmauld Place so you can reach me there. I promise not to return any of your letters unopened. But promise me Severus that you will think about everything I said. I believe that we can get past this but you are going to have to let go of the past and you are going to have to show me that you want me before I agree to anything."

Severus nodded. "I promise Hermione. You should get Draco and go back and rest. I know that this has stressed you out and it's not good on you or the baby."

Hermione nodded again and gave a slight smile. She walked over to Severus and stood on her tip toes and kissed his cheek. "Thank you Severus. I'll talk to you soon I hope."

Severus nodded again and then watched as Hermione walked out of his quarters. As soon as the door closed shut behind her he sat down and raised a hand to his cheek. He had a lot to think about.

A/N 2: *grins* This chapter had me in tears some what while writing and editing it... I hope you all liked it... Click the button and let me know what you think!