Are You Gonna Be My Girl

Chapter Sixteen

Disclaimer: I own nothing related to Harry Potter.

Hermione woke up the next morning and smiled when her brown eyes met Draco's grey ones. His head was propped up on one hand and he had been watching her sleep. He was so relieved that she was back in his arms. Draco was going to do everything in his power to make sure she knew how much he loved and wanted her forever.

"Good morning Draco," Hermione said softly as she sleepily gazed at his handsome face. It should be a crime for a man to look this gorgeous in the morning, Hermione thought as she looked up at him. She truly felt like the luckiest woman in the world; she was so in love with him.

"Good morning to you love. Did you sleep well?" Draco asked as he pulled her close to him. Hermione nodded as she nuzzled his chest and rested her head on it. After a few minutes, Hermione gently moved out of his arms. Draco looked at her in confusion.

"Where are you going?" he asked softly.

"I really need to pee," Hermione said and giggled.

"I'm sorry love, go ahead," Draco chuckled. He had awoken about an hour before she did and had already relieved himself, along with brushing his teeth. Draco couldn't wait to get Hermione back in the bed. They were definitely going to make up for lost time. He watched as she rose from the bed and stretched her limbs. She looked at him over her shoulder and gave him a flirty smile before she walked to the bathroom. Cheeky little minx, Draco thought as he looked at her with hooded eyes. She knew exactly what she was doing to him.

When she returned to the bed, Draco pounced on her. She began to giggle, but that was soon stifled as Draco covered her mouth with his. Hermione responded by kissing him back gently, nibbling on his lower lip. He groaned and kissed her roughly. She pushed against him and could feel that he was more than ready for another bout of lovemaking. Draco took the hint and buried himself into her, never breaking their kiss. They moved together, their hips moving together and her hips meeting his every thrust. Hermione began to feel the warmth spread in her lower regions and knew she was very close; when she hit her peak she gasped in Draco's mouth. Draco sped up when he felt her inner walls contract; it didn't take long for him to lose control after this. As he felt his orgasm approaching, he gripped her hips as his thrusts became more rough and urgent. When his release finally came, Draco cried out Hermione's name. As he caught his breath, he slowly pulled out of her. As he lay back on the bed, he looked at Hermione and smiled.

"How was that love?" he asked.

"Incredible, but it always is with you Draco. No other man could make me feel like this," Hermione replied as she stroked his cheek.

"There better not be any other man. You're the only one for me Hermione," Draco said.

Sated from their lovemaking, they lay beside each other, talking softly.

"I hate to leave, but I'm going to have to get back to T.J.," Hermione said.

"I'm not planning on going anywhere. I'd like to spend time with you here, but I understand if you have work to do. That was really stupid and selfish of me to try to hold you back from your career Hermione. Things are going to different," Draco stated as he looked into her eyes.

"You can't imagine how happy that makes me Draco," Hermione replied.

They lingered in bed for a few more moments and then Hermione got out to dress. Draco had his arms wrapped around a pillow and was resting on his stomach as he watched her dress. When she was done, Draco rose from the bed and pulled on a pair of boxers. He walked with Hermione to the door and they shared a long kiss before she left.

"I'd like to take you out to dinner tonight," Draco said.

Hermione nodded. "I don't care where you take me, as long as we're together."

Draco groaned as he pulled her to him and gave her a searing kiss. When they were done, Hermione had to gently push him away. "I will definitely see you later," she said as she walked into the hallway outside of his room. She waved to Draco as she headed towards the elevator. Draco watched her until she was out of sight and then went back into his room. He was so glad that he had taken a risk and come to Pensacola. Hermione was his again.

Hermione made it down to the lobby and grabbed a taxi to take her back to the beach house. When she arrived, T.J. was outside on the deck. It was a beautiful day and T.J. was sitting on an Adirondack chair enjoying the cool air, along with the sounds and smell of the sea, and her cup of coffee. She looked up and smiled when Hermione joined her.

"I take it everything went well?" T.J. asked and smiled.

Hermione nodded and sat in the chair next to T.J.'s. "It went very well. T.J., I can't help it; I'm so in love with him."

"Hermione, that's wonderful. I think it's so romantic that Draco came all the way over here for you. What are your plans?"

"Gosh, I don't know T.J. Draco apologized for the way he reacted for my job and said he'd never stand in the way of my career again, so there's that. I guess we'll just go with the flow for the moment," Hermione replied with a dreamy smile.

"You know we've just about wrapped everything up here in Pensacola. If you're ready to head back to London with Draco, go ahead," T.J. said. There were still quite a few things to be taken care of, but T.J. would handle it. She wanted Hermione to be happy and after seeing her with Draco, it was obvious that they belonged together.

"Oh no, I intend on finishing my work here," Hermione protested.

"I got this girly. Why don't you pack up your things and head on home with that fine ass man of yours!" T.J. chuckled.

"Are you sure T.J.? What about Mesmerize, what am I going to tell them?" Hermione asked.

"Don't worry about that, I'll take care of it," T.J. replied.

"Thank you so much T.J.! I can't tell you how much I appreciate this," Hermione said.

"You're welcome Hermione. You deserve to be happy. Now get out of here and pack your stuff," T.J. scolded lightly. She smiled as Hermione jumped up from the chair and headed back into the beach house. T.J. knew that this was probably the last assignment she was going to have with Hermione. Not everyone was cut out for this line of work. She reflected back on when she was Hermione's age and wondered if she should've taken a chance on love. T.J. mentally shook her head. She was content with how everything worked out in her life.

In the next few hours, Hermione gathered her belongings and got in touch with Draco. When she told him that her work was done in Pensacola, they decided to forgo dinner that night and head back to London. Draco was able to make arrangements for plane tickets to take them back that evening.

Hermione took a deep breath; she couldn't believe how everything had fallen into place. It wasn't that long ago when she was certain that it was over with Draco and now here he was. He loved her as much as she loved him. Hermione made sure she had packed everything and shrunk it down. As she waited for the airline shuttle to pick her up, she sat with T.J. and they talked.

"I guess this is it," T.J. said and gave a small smile. She was going to miss Hermione, but she truly felt that Hermione was doing the right thing by being with Draco.

"I'm just going back to London, I'll be available for any upcoming assignments," Hermione replied and gave T.J.'s arm a reassuring squeeze.

T.J. turned to her and grasped her hands. "Hermione, think hard about what you want. Do you really want to be away from Draco for long periods of time? I know you're young, but I've never seen a couple like you and Draco. You and he are the real deal; don't let anything stand in the way of your happiness."

"I'm a little surprised to hear that from you T.J. What about Mesmerize? Draco said he's fine with whatever decision I make," Hermione replied, taken aback by T.J. revealing this to her.

"There are plenty of opportunities to move up at Mesmerize in our London office, without having to go out on assignments. In fact, I know of an opening that would be perfect for you," T.J. said mischievously.

"You know I thought being out in the clubs, checking out new acts was what I wanted, but I think staying grounded in London will work out well for me. What's this about an opening?" Hermione asked.

"I'll let Byron tell you about it when you get back in London, but I think this would work out perfectly for you," T.J. said.

"T.J. I don't know what to say. Thank you for everything, you've been amazing and I've learned so much from you. I appreciate the opportunity you've given me," Hermione said and hugged her.

T.J. hugged her back. "I enjoyed it Hermione and you're welcome. I think you're an exceptional witch and I feel like I've made a lifelong friend. I'll expect an invitation to the wedding!"

"Most definitely T.J. I can't promise when that'll be, but you'll be on top of the list," Hermione said happily. As they told each other goodbye, the airline shuttle pulled up. Draco stepped out of the vehicle and walked over to them. He picked up Hermione's bag and smiled at T.J.

"You take care of my girl or you'll have to deal with me," T.J. told him as she wiped a few tears that had formed in the corners of her eyes.

"Something tells me I don't want to get on your bad side," Draco chuckled. "You have nothing to worry about. I love her," he said as he turned towards Hermione and took her hand. "Are you ready love?" he asked Hermione.

Hermione nodded. They walked to the shuttle and Hermione stepped in. She took a seat next to Blaise. Draco gave her bag to the driver and climbed in the shuttle, sitting beside Hermione. Blaise gazed out of the window at T.J.

"That is one fine woman. Do you think I have a chance with her?" he asked Hermione.

"Hmm about as much as a snowball in hell," Hermione chuckled while Draco laughed.

"I bet if I would've had more time here, she would've been eating out of the palm of my hand," Blaise bragged.

"I think it would've been the other way around Blaise. T.J. is way too much for you to handle," Draco said.

Blaise rolled his eyes at this and looked back at T.J. as the shuttle pulled away. He blew a kiss to her. He smiled when T.J. grinned and shook her head in a good-natured manner. He watched as she walked back into the beach house. Yeah, I could've tapped that if we would've stayed an extra night, Blaise thought confidently.

T.J. laughed to herself when that cocky wizard Blaise blew a kiss her way. He was quite good-looking, but way too young for her. T.J. had no intention of being a cougar witch. She sighed as she walked back into the quiet beach house. Back to square one, she thought. T.J. was going to have to find another assistant.

When they arrived at the airport, Blaise, Draco, and Hermione checked in and it wasn't long before they boarded the plane. They settled into the first class section, Draco and Hermione sitting together and Blaise was seated behind them. As the plane prepared for takeoff, Draco took Hermione's hand closest to him and brought it to his lips. She settled back into the comfortable seat and smiled at him. Draco held her hand for the whole trip; he was never letting her go again.

Hours later they arrived safely in London. Hermione slipped into the ladies room before they left, so this gave Blaise and Draco a little time to talk.

"Blaise, I can't thank you enough for coming with me. You truly are my best friend," Draco said as he shook his hand.

"You're welcome. Merlin knows you've helped me out time and time again. I enjoyed it Dray, I'm glad it all worked out. Hermione is amazing," Blaise replied and smiled.

At that moment, Hermione stepped out of the ladies room. She walked out of the airport with Blaise and Draco to where a car was waiting for them. The driver brought Blaise to his flat. As he stepped out of the vehicle, Blaise grinned and gave a small salute.

"Thanks for the mini-vacay, I'll see you two later I'm sure," he said.

Draco only smirked while he and Hermione waved. As the car pulled away, he settled into the sumptuous leather of the back seat of the Mercedes sedan. He had his arm around Hermione and was nuzzling her neck. As she giggled and playfully pushed him away, the driver interrupted them.

"Shall I bring you and Ms. Granger to your home?" he asked.

"Yes, Mr. Digby," Draco answered. He noticed Hermione looking at him with a small smile. "You did want to come home with me?" he asked.

"Of course I did silly," Hermione answered and kissed him full on the lips. As their kissing became more intense, Draco pulled away and gently held her face in her hands. He loved the way she looked at that moment, her eyes were dark with desire and her lips were parted.

"Draco, why did you stop?" Hermione asked softly.

"I had to. I don't think Mr. Digby would appreciate me having my way with you when he's only a few centimeters away. You are so in for it when we get home," Draco whispered as he nibbled her ear.

"Mmm, I can't wait Mr. Malfoy," Hermione replied. She didn't feel a sense of apprehension when he mentioned "home." Hermione realized at that moment that she no longer had qualms about moving too quickly with Draco; this felt right.

They soon arrived at their destination. Once they walked inside, Draco pulled Hermione to him. He gently framed her face with both of his hands and looked deep into her eyes.

"You can't imagine how happy I am at this moment. I'm so glad that you're here," he said softly.

Hermione wrapped her arms around his waist. "Draco, I've been so headstrong and made such foolish choices. I've been so blind to what we have. I feel so lucky that you've been willing to look past that and still want me in your life. I simply love you with all of my heart."

"You've just made me the happiest man alive love. Come on, I have something special planned for us," Draco replied, as he removed his hands from her face. He led her to the dining room. Hermione gasped when she walked into the room, taking in the table set with candles and dinner for two.

Draco smiled when he saw her reaction. "I had one of the house elves come in and set this up for us since we didn't have dinner in Pensacola. I thought it would be a nice surprise."

"It's a wonderful surprise Draco. This is so thoughtful," Hermione replied and sat down in the chair Draco pulled out for her.

Draco sat across from her and they began to eat, enjoying the food and discussing what had been happening in their lives. When they were about to have dessert, Draco decided that it was the right time. He stood up and went around to Hermione's side of the table. Her eyes grew wide when he knelt down beside her and pulled out a small box from his pants pocket.

"Hermione, I know we're young and just getting out into the real world, but I'm ready to be committed to you. Would you do me the honor of becoming my wife?" Draco asked as he removed the diamond and ruby ring from the box. He placed the ring on the third finger of Hermione's left hand.

Hermione lifted her hand up and looked at the truly spectacular gem gracing her hand; it fit perfectly. Tears began to course down her face and she pulled Draco up and gave him a fierce hug. Draco wrapped his arms around her and looked at her.

"I take it that this means yes?" he asked.

Hermione nodded. "Yes, I'll marry you!" Draco pulled her up and held her for a long time. They eventually made their way up to the bedroom, where they made up for all of the time that had been lost.

When Draco returned to work the following week, he was shocked to find out that Starla had resigned. He asked around the office, but no one seemed to know anything. He was told that she hadn't shown up for work the Friday before. One of the secretaries said that she had left a letter on Draco's desk. When he went to his office, there was no letter. He decided to check with his father. When he arrived at Lucius' office, the door was open and Lucius motioned for him to enter.

"Father, why did Starla leave so suddenly? Did she speak to you?" Draco asked with a puzzled look.

Lucius shook his head. "Son, I was just as shocked as you were. Starla was one of our best employees. In fact, I was planning on giving her a raise," Lucius replied.

"I was told she left a letter on my desk. Do you have it?" Draco asked.

Lucius nodded and opened one of the drawers at his desk. He pulled out an envelope and handed it to Draco. "I didn't want someone else in the office reading it. It's the strangest thing; no one seems to know much about her. She was friendly with some of her coworkers at the office, but as far as I know she didn't spend time with anyone outside of work."

Draco quickly scanned the contents of the letter.

Dear Mr. Malfoy,

It has been a great pleasure working for your company and I thank you. I know my departure is sudden, but I've received an offer that I cannot pass up. I have been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. I regret that I wasn't able to give a notice, but this new position requires that I start right away.

Again, thank you for being a great boss. I wish you all the best and happiness in the world-you deserve it!

Starla

Draco shook his head in disbelief and then a slow smile spread across his face. He thanked his father and rushed back to his office with the letter in his hand. When he arrived at his office, he walked in and spotted the music magazine Starla had lent him. It was still on his desk where he had left it before leaving for Pensacola. He picked it up and began thumbing through it. Just as he suspected after reading Starla's letter, there was no mention of Hermione anywhere in the magazine. Draco put the magazine down and sat down in a chair. He chuckled to himself. Had Starla been his guardian angel?

When Starla left the office on Thursday evening, she crossed her fingers that her little magazine trick was finally going to bring Draco and Hermione together. Time was of the essence for her and if this didn't work, she wasn't sure what she was going to do. She liked Draco and her coworkers, but she didn't want to work there forever. When she arrived at her apartment and walked in, she was shocked as her body was propelled forward and she felt the surge of apparation. When she finally caught her breath, she realized she was back in the world she had come from. Starla looked around her and saw her parents and siblings, along with other family and friends. They were clapping and congratulating her. She couldn't believe it; her task was complete! As her family and friends hugged her, she saw her superior Logan walking up to her. She broke away and walked towards him. He smiled warmly at her.

"Starla, my child, you've finally reached your goal. Ms. Granger and Mr. Malfoy are finally together. The wizarding world will benefit from this union," Logan said.

Starla curtsied and bowed her head towards him. "You cannot imagine how long I've been waiting to hear those words from you Logan. I'm so glad they're finally together. If there were ever two people that should be united, it's Draco and Hermione," she replied.

"Stand up Starla," Logan commanded gently. He waved his wand and Starla gasped when she felt the wings sprouting from her back. Finally! I'm a full-fledged fairy, she thought gleefully. She tentatively flapped her shimmering silver wings and giggled when she heard the soft flutter. Logan smiled at her and shook his head. For some time, he wondered if Starla was ever going to earn her wings, but she had finally proved herself by showing that couple they truly belonged together.

After celebrating with her fairy family, Starla decided to make a quick trip to Pensacola, Florida. With a quick pop, she was there. She spotted Draco and Hermione on the beach and smiled when she saw them walking hand in hand. Satisfied that all was well, she went back to her world. She quickly penned a letter of resignation and had a messenger bring it to Malfoy Industries. With all of her bases covered, Starla settled back into the fairy world, but she still planned to pop back into the mortal world to make sure her favorite couple was faring well.

The next few months were a tad chaotic, to say the least, but Draco and Hermione enjoyed every moment of it. Their parents and friends were thrilled when they announced their engagement. They scheduled their wedding a few months after Ginny and Harry's.

Ginny and Hermione gave up the cottage they were renting. Since they were both engaged and had dates set, it seemed their parents were more accepting of them living with their significant others before marriage. Draco was thrilled when Hermione finally moved in with him. Hermione made a few changes to the sterile interior of the home, adding a woman's touch. Draco gave her free reign; he didn't care what the house looked like, as long as Hermione was part of it.

T.J. was right about the job at Mesmerize. Byron needed an assistant and when he heard Hermione was interested, he accepted her resignation as T.J.'s assistant and she was reassigned. She loved working in human resources. Hermione found out that she was great at helping out employees and resolving any crises that popped up. She still received the perks of being invited to concerts and new club openings, which worked out well. Sometimes she and Draco liked going out, but the majority of their free time was spent at home. In between all of this, she squeezed in dress fittings and wedding planning with her mother and Narcissa.

Two Years Later

Hermione looked over at her husband and still couldn't believe that she was married to such an incredible man. After many trials and tribulations, everything had fallen in place when she finally realized she and Draco were meant to be together. Her career at Mesmerize was flourishing and she was promoted to Byron's former position as director of human resources. Byron Clement had moved up to being the Vice President of Mesmerize. Employees of Mesmerize speculated that Hermione would probably move into that position one day too, but Hermione was happy where she was.

Draco watched his wife moving around the kitchen and wondered if it was possible to be even more in love with her than he was a year ago. Hermione was the best thing that ever happened to him. They had their ups and downs, but everything had worked out. Malfoy Industries was once again at the top of the businesses in the wizarding world. Lucius had been cutting back on his hours at the office and leaving the business in Draco's more than capable hands. Life was perfect.

Starla, invisible and hovering in a corner, watched as Draco and Hermione sat down at the snack bar in the kitchen and shared an informal dinner. She smiled as she watched them chat about their day. They were truly a happy couple. Starla sighed happily. Their life was wonderful, but maybe it needed something more. She moved closer to them and fluttered her wings, letting fairy dust sprinkle upon their shoulders. Starla was so excited after doing this; she couldn't resist letting out a soft giggle as she popped back into her world.

Hermione stopped eating and looked around the kitchen. She could've sworn she heard someone giggling.

"Is something wrong love?" Draco asked.

"Did you hear that?" Hermione asked as she turned on the stool, her eyes scanning the kitchen.

"Hear what?" Draco asked, puzzled.

"You're going to think I'm completely mental, but I could've sworn I heard a woman giggling," Hermione chuckled.

"I didn't hear anything. Maybe you need some rest. Why don't you get ready for bed and I'll take care of the dishes," Draco replied and rubbed her back.

Hermione turned to him and smiled. "You're right. I've been putting in long hours at Mesmerize. I think I'll take a bath and go to bed. I can help with the dishes."

Draco shook his head. "Nonsense, go run your bath. I'll see you in a few minutes."

"Okay, thanks. Have I told you how much I love you?" Hermione said and kissed him.

"All the time, but I never get tired of hearing it. I love you too," Draco replied and kissed her back.

Hermione slipped off of the stool and headed upstairs. When she reached the bathroom, she went to the tub and let the water run. She added enchanted bath salts and inhaled the eucalyptus scent as it filled the room. After she undressed and the tub was full, Hermione stepped into the warm water and sunk into it. This is so relaxing after such a long day, she thought. After a few minutes, Draco entered the bathroom and it wasn't long before his clothes were shed and he got into the tub behind her. When he settled in, he pulled Hermione close to him and buried his face in her soft hair, kissing her.

"I look forward to these moments," Draco said softly.

"I do too. I love the end of the day and we're together," Hermione replied.

They soaked in the tub for about 20 minutes and then decided to shower. When they were done, Hermione pulled on a robe and went into the bedroom. She sat at her vanity and was brushing her hair when she saw Draco staring at her through the mirror. He walked over to her and placed his hands on her shoulders, gently massaging them through her robe. Hermione closed her eyes; this was total bliss.

"Draco, that feels wonderful. I feel so relaxed," Hermione said.

Draco smiled and kept on massaging her. After a few minutes Hermione stood up so that she was facing him. They started kissing each other softly while Hermione's robe fell to the floor along with the towel Draco had wrapped around his waist. They made their way to the bed, never breaking their kiss. As Hermione fell back on the bed, she pulled Draco so that he was top of her. They began to slowly make love, taking the time to truly enjoy each other. Draco knew every curve and sensitive spot of his wife's body, as she did his. They were so relaxed that neither one remembered to cast a contraceptive charm.

Two months later, Hermione was suffering from a virus that she just couldn't get rid of. After throwing up for the third time one morning at work, she decided to visit a walk-in MediWitch clinic on her lunch hour. When she went in and began to tell the older witch her symptoms, the woman only smiled and waved her wand over Hermione's lower body. Hermione gasped when she saw the telltale blue glow indicating that she was pregnant. She couldn't believe that she thought she was suffering from a virus! When she heard the news, she burst into tears. The older witch comforted her. After she got over the initial shock at receiving this prognosis, she thanked the witch and left the clinic. She decided to head over to Malfoy Industries.

When she arrived at Draco's office, the receptionist, Danielle greeted her with a genuine smile. Hermione returned the greeting and waved to the young girl as she walked past her. When she arrived at Draco's office, she took a deep breath before knocking. She had no idea how Draco was going to respond to this news. They had discussed starting a family, but they were going to wait a few years. So much for that, Hermione thought as she knocked on the door.

Draco was sitting at his desks and was so immersed in looking over expense reports that he was startled by the knock on the door.

"Enter," he said in a businesslike tone. He sighed and stood up, wondering which of his staff was interrupting him. When he saw Hermione walk in, his face lit up. "Hey love, what are you doing here?" he asked happily, but then grew concerned when he saw that she had been crying. "What's wrong? Did something happen at work?" Draco asked as he walked over to his wife and pulled her into his arms.

Hermione shook her head and the tears began to fall again. "Nothing happened at work. I'm coming from the MediWitch clinic."

"Oh, you went to see about that virus you've been suffering from. I don't understand why you're crying. I'm sure there are potions that will make you feel better," Draco said.

"It's not a virus Draco. I'm pregnant," Hermione said and waited for his reaction. Draco was about to say something, but then stopped and stared at her. "You, you, you're pregnant?" he asked, stammering.

Hermione nodded and wiped away some of the tears that had fallen. Draco pulled away from her and stood back, still staring at her. Hermione bit her lip and watched him, wondering if he was upset or just shocked. Suddenly, Draco walked back towards her and went to his knees. He wrapped his arms around her waist and put his head against her abdomen. He looked up at her, his grey eyes shining. "You mean to tell me that we actually made a baby?" Hermione nodded and she ran her fingers through his soft hair. After a few moments, Draco slowly stood up. He took her in his arms and kissed her softly.

"Just when I thought things couldn't be better, you've proved me wrong," he said.

"So you're happy about the baby?" Hermione asked tentatively.

"Merlin yes Hermione! I'm so excited that we're starting our family," Draco said happily. "I can't wait to tell everyone!"

"Let's wait a few weeks and keep this to ourselves. Maybe we can have a special dinner with our parents at that time and tell them the news," Hermione suggested.

"Your wish is my command love," Draco replied as he kissed her again.

The next few weeks went by quickly. Their parents and friends were thrilled with the news. Draco and Hermione's parents couldn't wait to welcome their new grandchild into the world. To say that this child was going to be spoiled beyond belief was the understatement of the century.

The happy couple was at home when Hermione's water broke. Hermione remained calm while Draco ran around the house, making sure that they had everything before taking the floo to St. Mungo's. They arrived at the hospital with only a few minutes to spare for it wasn't long after that Scorpius Abraxas Malfoy arrived in the world. As Draco watched his tired but still gorgeous wife nurse their newborn son, he was finally able to breathe easier. He thought about how close he had come to not having Hermione in his life and wondered how he could've ever lived without her. At that moment, Draco could not imagine loving anyone more than his wife and son.

Starla popped back in when the new parents were asleep. Baby Scorpius was fighting his sleep and about to cry when he spotted a bright light. Starla smiled down at the baby boy and sprinkled fairy dust over him. She was definitely going to be keeping watch over this little one. He looked at her with what could pass for a smile, but was probably gas. Starla giggled as she popped out of the room and back into her world.

Hermione woke up with a start and looked over at Scorpius in his cradle next to her hospital bed. She then looked around the room because she could've sworn she heard a woman giggling. Hermione figured that she was exhausted and hearing things. She slowly got out of the bed and went to her son. As she picked him up from the cradle, she noticed that there was some kind of dusty residue on the blanket. Frowning, she touched it and gasped when her fingers tingled and the dust faded away. Fairy dust! It finally dawned on Hermione that she really did hear a woman giggling; the first time, months ago at her home and now in the hospital room. Hermione smiled as she looked down at Scorpius. He was a very special baby indeed to have a fairy godmother like Starla.

I apologize for the delay in updating. This one is finally complete. I so loved Draco and Hermione in this one; maybe I was subconsciously reluctant to end it! Thank you so much to everyone who has kept up with this story with the alerts and reviews. My school schedule is hectic, but I don't want to give up on Fanfiction. Writing these stories make me happy and I hope you all enjoy them!