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Twelve Years Later
"Mummy!" Someone screeched in the house. Hermione rolled over in bed, pulling the covers up over her head.
"Mum!" Another voice yelled.
"Mother, Father, get up!"
Hermione growled, pulling the sheets up over her head even higher.
Her husband leaned over and pressed a kiss to the top of her head. "It's time to get up Hermione."
She grumbled. "No."
"Yes Hermione, it's time to get up." He shook her lightly.
With a sigh, Hermione rolled over. Her hand moved to her very large belly, giving it a quick rub. "How are my little twins doing today?"
She rolled her eyes. "They are extra active today." Pulling herself upright, she ignored the knocking on their bedroom door. "Honestly Severus, after this, we're done having children."
He chuckled. "Are you sure? We're getting rather close to Molly Weasley's record."
Hermione sent him a glare. "These two in here will bring us up to six. We're done having children Severus."
Severus simply smiled, leaning forward to kiss his wife. "I love you."
She smiled. "I love you too. But we should probably get up now and attend to your spawn."
Severus shook his head. "They're your children."
Hermione laughed. Getting up out of bed, she gave her stomach a quick rub. She was pregnant with twins this time, and was about seven months along, meaning, she was huge.
Hermione and Severus had gotten married the June after she became human again. Their eldest children, Eloise was born that September. It seemed that in her rush to be intimate with Severus, they had forgotten the idea of contraception. Eloise was a spitting image of her father, with straight black hair, and his piercing black eyes. The only thing she had of Hermione's was her nose. She also inherited her parents' smarts. Eloise was now starting her first year at Hogwarts, and was nervous about having her father for a teacher.
Two years after Eloise, Severus and Hermione had a boy. His name was Leo. Leo had short black curly hair, and his mother's brown eyes. He was rather shy, but loved to play Quidditch with his Uncle Harry. Much to Severus' chagrin, his eldest son was born to be a quidditch player. He was now nine.
Three years later, Celeste was born. Celeste was now six, and she was the biggest loud mouth Hermione had ever met. She continuously rambled on and on about the most unimportant things. She had Severus' black eyes and curly black hair.
Two years after that, another girl was born, this one named Carina. Carina was four, and she had yet to talk. Hermione and Severus were worried, but knew that she would speak when she wanted too. Carina was developing normally, so everyone was stumped as to why she wasn't speaking. The girl would draw to convey her thoughts, and for now, that would do.
And the two twins in her stomach were boys, and she hoped to Merlin that they wouldn't be as bad as the Weasley twins. Severus and her had already picked out names, Damon and Simon.
Hermione had never imagined she'd be the type to pop out babies like that, but when it came to Severus, well; the two of them just went at it like rabbits. And other the years, their bond just grew stronger and stronger.
Hermione quickly got dressed, moving into the living room to appease her children. Immediately she was being tugged on my tons of little hands. "Everyone stop, into the kitchen." She herded the three little ones into the kitchen, surprised to find Eloise already there.
She turned around smiling at her Mum. "I made breakfast," she said, putting everything on the table.
Smiling, Hermione leaned over and picked Carina up. Placing her in the highchair, she secured the strapping so Carina wouldn't fall out. Severus walked in. "Something smells good," he said, leaning over to kiss his wife. Hermione looked over at him, feeling tears well up in her eyes. He was dressed in his teaching robes, because he would have to Hogwarts today.
"Eloise made breakfast," Hermione explained, as everyone took a seat at the table.
Celeste went to get off her seat, but stop when she saw her father's glare. "Sit down," Severus commanded.
"Yes Daddy," she squeaked.
"Mum," Leo said while getting his jacket on.
"Yes honey," Hermione asked, moving to help him with the zipper.
"I don't want Dad to leave," Leo said, his eyes wide.
Hermione frowned. "I know Leo, I don't want him to leave either, but we'll see him soon. You know he loves when we visit him."
Leo didn't say anything; he just huffed under his breath and walked away.
Hermione bit her lip. "Severus, go talk to your son," she said, pushing him towards that direction.
She clapped her hands together. "Everyone in the kitchen! It's time to go!"
Celeste came running in, holding onto Carina's hand. "We're reading to see Eloise off."
Hermione went into Eloise's room. She was staring at the room, a forlorn look on her face.
"I can't believe I'm starting my Hogwarts years," Eloise said, a smile on her face.
Hermione pulled her eldest in for a hug. "I'm so proud of you."
Eloise nodded. "Thanks Mum," she grabbed her suitcase. "All ready."
The two of them went into the living, where everyone else was gathered. Leo's face was red, and Hermione knew he had been crying.
"It's time to go."
The family made their way towards King's Cross. Holding hands with Severus, Hermione walked with her family.
"There's James!" Leo said with a smile, running over to his friend.
Hermione saw Harry and Ginny approaching them, Ginny holding their youngest Lily, and Albus following close behind his dad. It was James first year as well.
"Hermione!" Ginny cried, pulling her friend in for a hug. "How are my little babies?" she asked, rubbing Hermione's large stomach.
Hermione chuckled. "They're doing just fine."
"Leo, do you want to sleep over tonight?" Harry asked, causing Leo to smile.
Leo looked to his parents, who nodded. "Yes Uncle Harry, I'd love too!"
"All of them can sleep over," Ginny said, giving Hermione a wink.
She nodded, "All right."
She moved over to the side with Severus so they could say their goodbyes. She wrapped her arms around his neck, pulling him close. "I'll miss you."
His lips found hers. "I'll see you soon."
"Mmmmm, I wish I lived at the castle with you," she mumbled against his lips.
"Maybe once the twins are older. It'd just be too chaotic right now." Severus kissed her.
"Okay, Severus, I love you."
He cupped her cheek. "I love you too, so much. You've given me so much Hermione, and I'll never be able to thank you."
"You're my second shot at life Severus Snape."
"And you're mine, Hermione Snape."
The two of them kissed passionately before they heard the train whistle. It was almost time. Walking over, she saw Celeste hugging Eloise goodbye. "Have fun, and tell me where you get sorted!" Eloise nodded, promising to write.
Hermione pulled Eloise in for a hug. "I love you sweetie. Have fun, and I'll see you soon."
She nodded. "Love you."
Meanwhile, the others were saying goodbye to their dad.
"I love you," Leo mumbled into his father's chest.
"I love you too," Severus said, "be sure to look after your sisters." Leo moved back, allowing Hermione to wrap her arm around him.
"Bye Daddy," Celeste said, her hands clawing on at his chest. Severus laughed, scooping her up into his arms. "Bye sweetie, Daddy loves you." Celeste giggled, hugging him tightly.
Carina smiled at her Daddy as he bent down. "I love you sweetie pie."
Carina laughed, rubbing her nose against his. She placed her hand over his heart.
Severus kissed her forehead. "I love you Carina."
Moving towards Hermione, he kissed her once more. "I love you."
She blushed, "I love you too."
Meanwhile, the Potters were saying their own goodbyes. Ginny was sobbing, while Harry rubbed her back in a comforting manner.
Looking around, Hermione saw Ron and Lavender saying goodbye to their oldest daughter. Ron and Hermione were still awkward, so they often kept their distance. But Rose and Eloise got along, so at least Eloise already had one friend at school.
Everyone said their last goodbyes and Severus started to walk away with Eloise.
Hermione had never heard that voice before. Turning around, she saw Leo's mouth wide open in shock.
Carina was sitting there, waving goodbye. "Bye bye Da and Elice!"
Severus stopped, quickly turning around. "Was that?"
Hermione nodded, scooping her little girl up. "Say it again sweetie," she said, giving her daughter a smile.
"Mommy!" she cried, giggling and clapping her hands together.
"Oh Severus!" she cried, holding Carina out to him.
"Daddy!" she squealed.
Hermione felt as if a huge weight had been lifted from her shoulders. Carina was speaking. She had just waited for the right moment. The sound of her daughter's voice was the most beautiful thing she had ever heard.
Severus coddled Carina for a few more minutes, before handing her back to Hermione. He kissed them all once more, and quickly ran towards the train with Eloise. They were almost late.
"Let's go home," Hermione said with a smile. Leo flooed over holding onto Celeste's hand, while Hermione flooed home with Carina.
Hermione watched as Leo cuddled up with a book and Carina and Celeste played with dolls. She felt the twins kicking, causing her to put her hand on her stomach.
Hermione had everything she could hope for and more.
Ginny flooed over to collect the kids. "You holding up okay?"
Hermione nodded. "Thanks for watching the kids tonight."
Ginny nodded. "I love having them over. Besides, Harry loves to spoils his nieces."
Hermione nodded, quickly packing everyone's clothes away.
Severus sighed as he moved towards his office, ready for bed. The first day back was always the worst. Entering his chambers, he was surprised to see the lights on. A smirk on his face, he moved towards his bedroom.
Hermione was sitting on the edge of his bed, a grin on her face.
He chuckled, moving towards her. "I should have known you wouldn't have been able to stay away."
Hermione grinned cheekily, pulling him closer. "I can never stay away from you," she said, claiming his lips in a kiss.
Hermione had everything she could possibly need, and so much more.
She finally had her happily ever after.