Chapter Twenty-Five


Two Weeks Later

George lay outside on the grass. He was tired, he'd not slept well since Fred had gone in the hospital, and he'd been kept up with nightmares about various things, Fred dying mainly. Katie was worried about him, he knew. He sighed. He should be a happy newly wed, not worried about whether or not his twin brother was going to make it. Katie deserved to be happy too, he was worried about his own happiness as much as he was worried about hers. They'd even delayed moving into their flat, so that George could be around his family and especially Hermione. He heard footsteps and looked behind him. Katie was headed towards him with two glasses of lemonade.

"Hey sweetheart," he said. She flashed him the smile that made him weak in the knees. "I was just thinking about you." She sat down beside him and handed him a glass.

"Anything good?" she teased.

"Of course," he replied kissing her softly. "I don't deserve you, you do know that."

"That's what my dad says, but I'd disagree," she replied.

"You're dad's smart," he countered. "I'm sorry about all this, I wish that we could be normal newly weds, and be all over each other with no worries." She looked at him.

"I know how much Fred means to you, even after all this time," she said softly. "I would rather be here for you than anything in the world. You are the most important thing to me George." She brushed his hair back from his forehead. He smiled at her touch. "Besides, you are kind of cute."

"Just kind of?" he asked, grinning. He gave her a mischievous look and began tickling her.

The room was white. Why was it white? His bedroom was blue. The white hurt his eyes. He slowly sat up and let his blue eyes adjust. Bloody hell, he was in a hospital. What in God's name was he doing there? Then the memories came back to him. Hermione had just said that she couldn't love him and he'd been so upset he'd forgotten to look across the street. He'd been hit by a car, a blue one actually. He looked around. No one was in his room. What day was it?

He got up wincing with pain, and looked at the calendar in the corner. It had been 2 weeks since he'd been hit. Had he been in a coma all that time? He supposed so. He found a robe in the closet and put in on. He didn't want to show everyone at St. Mungo's his arse. He found the nurses station quite easily, and most of them stared at him in shock.

"Mr. Weasley?" One of them asked surprised. He nodded. He wanted to go home. He wanted to visit his family.

"I'm going," he said. "I've got a family to see." One of the mediwitches tried to argue with him, but Fred ignored her. He went back to his room and found a spare change of clothing. He had to talk to Hermione. She had to love him. That's all there was to it.

Hermione sat in a chair in the Weasley sitting room. All she'd done for the past two weeks was think about Fred. Her children had tried to get her to do things with them, but to no avail. She wanted Fred. She needed him. She always had. She sighed.

Suddenly there was a pop and she looked up. She shook her head not believing her eyes.

"Fred?" she asked, beginning to cry. He nodded and she ran into his arms. "I am so sorry. For being too stubborn, for being so mean, for everything." She was sobbing at this point and he held her close. "I need you Fred. I love you. I always have and always will." He didn't reply at first he just held her close. Then he leaned down and kissed her softly.

"I'll always love you no matter what," was Fred's reply.

A/N: *sobs* it's finished. My baby is finished. I love you all for reviewing. I'll be writing another Fred/Hermione story that takes place during Hogwart's. I hope that you will all R/R that. It's going to be called Upside Down and Inside Out. The plot won't be incredibly original but the point is that it will be fun! Fun yay! I'll try to start it ASAP.

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