Title: When Peacocks Fall
Summary: Lucius finds an injured peacock in his garden, not realizing it is Hermione Granger in her Animgaus form. What happens when Hermione reveals herself to him and feelings appear on the surface? Takes place after the war.
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20 years later
A woman in her early thirties appeared, her arm wrapped around her husbands waist as they watched their eleven year old daughter run through the wall between platform nine and ten. Their son hesitated before them, unsure if he wanted to go.
Hermione gave a wry smile at her husband and made a motion to go and talk to him.
"If you insist," He said and gave her a kiss on the lips before watching her go after their daughter.
"Nathan?" Lucius asked his son, putting a hand on his shoulders and he lent on his walking stick, one which his children gave him a few years back. "What seems to be the problem?"
His son bit his lip. "What if I don't get in Slytherin?" He asked, his eyes full of worry.
Lucius sighed. "Has Narcissa been teasing you again?" It was typical of their daughter's behaviour to tease her brother about the Hogwart's Houses.
"It's not that...It's just..." He sighed. "Will you hate me for not being in Slytherin or Gryffindor?"
"There was a time were I despised all things to do with Gryffindors," Lucius said, stroking his son brown hair, which he had inherited of his mother. "But your mother changed that of course. But we will always be proud of you. It doesn't matter what house you are in, all that matters if you feel that you belong there," Lucius smiled. "Come, otherwise we'll be late for the train," Nathan brightened up a little at that and with his father, they arrived in front of the Hogwart's express and Lucius found Hermione near Harry, Ginny, Draco and Astoria.
"How is he?" Hermione asked concerned as she rejoined her husband.
"He's nervous. He was just worried about not getting sorted into either Slytherin or Gryffindor," Lucius said. "But I told him it doesn't matter what house he is in so long he feels as though he belongs there,"
Hermione's smile widened. "I'm proud of you," She kissed him.
Draco paled. "Please Hermione, not in front of me or the kids,"
Scorpoius and James Sirius snorted at this before hugging their mothers goodbye before they got on the train.
Hermione smiled innocently at him. "Come on Draco, after twenty years you still can't get used to this?"
Astoria grinned wickedly. "He still can't get used to looking after the kids,"
"Hey, that's not true!" Draco protested and everyone laughed when the train whistled.
They said goodbye to their kids and watched the train leave when they saw something in the distance.
"Hermione, isn't that Ron?" Ginny asked, and Hermione turned to see where she was pointing too.
It was indeed Ron, who had grown and changed over the last 20 years she had seen him and he had of course, a different girlfriend, or this time, wife.
"Wonder how many women he slept with now behind his wife back," Draco commented, making the others roll their eyes.
"Not my business. I'm just glad I'm with a man that I love and trust completely," Hermione said, holding Lucius hand in hers.
"You are the romantic one Hermione," Harry said, grinning as he held Ginny by the waist and his daughter, Lily Luna hand in the other.
"Sssh you," She playfully smacked him on the arm as Harry just laughed.
"Now, Now Potter, no need to get jealous," Lucius said, smirking. Amber was there 7 year old daughter who was quite the attention seeker. Narcissa Luna Malfoy was the oldest, Nathan was born soon after and then they had Amber a few years later.
"If you say so. Although, I'm sure Mickey and the others take care of her just fine," Hermione said, almost pouting a little. She loved her daughter very much, but sometimes it would be nice to spend some time with just Lucius.
Lucius shook his head and smiled. "It was pleasant to see you Potters, Draco and Astoria. I'm afraid myself and my wife shall have to retire home," He bowed and with that they both apparated back home.
"It's funny how life has turned out," Hermione said, looking at the white peacocks that were strolling along the garden. Even today, Lucius liked to have his peacocks.
"How so my dear?" Lucius asked.
"How just one little incident changed everything." She said and she kissed him on the lips and she closed her eyes as she did so.
Yes. She thought. Life was perfect.