Chapter 14: The Answer...The End

Draco glanced down and flipped open the box to reveal a silver ring with a tiny diamond set on either side of the 'D & H' in a crushed sapphire dust. Harry gasped in shock as his eyes traveled from Draco's face to the ring back to the face.

"Will you marry me?" Draco asked, staring earnestly into Harry's face.

Harry stared in astonishment. After a moment, he managed to talk.

"What?" he croaked.

"Will you mar—" Draco began, only to have Harry cut him off.

"I know what you said, you prat!" Harry cried, falling off the bench to the ground. "I was just too astonished to say anything else at first!"

Draco grinned as Harry threw his arms around him and kissed him fervently. Draco wrapped his fingers in Harry's hair before caressing the sixteen-year- old's cheek.

"Soooo . . . is that a yes?" Draco asked anxiously. Harry laughed.

"Yes. Yes, it's yes! My answer's yes!" he exclaimed, hugging Draco tightly. Draco's face lit up as the hall exploded in cheers and applause as the two teens kissed again. Draco slipped the ring out of its place in the box and onto Harry's finger. The raven-haired boy stared at in disbelief before looking up at Draco with tear-filled eyes.

"What's wrong?" Draco asked, concerned. Harry smiled.

"Nothing," he replied, choking back a sob. "Everything's right."

A/N: THE END!!!!!!!!!!!! I know, this was a really short chapter, but I didn't want it to be a long one. The sequel is going to be coming out soon. Tomorrow, most likely. I just have to make a few finishing touches. Bye-bye, lovelies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dedicated: This chapter is dedicated to Richard Harris, who died on October 25, 2002. May he always rest in peace.