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AN: Last two births in this chapter I promise.
Dean Thomas and Seamus Finnigan were sitting in the Gryffindor common room with their sons. Seamus held Fallon while Dean was feeding Cian. Both boys were very healthy much to the delight of their parents. Fallon's brown eyes sparkled up at his Papa and his mouth opened in a wide smile. Seamus smiled back at his son and held out a finger which the baby boy latched on to. Dean looked up from feeding Cian and smiled at his boyfriend and their son. He smiled faded however when a thought crossed his mind.
"What's wrong?" Seamus asked concerned.
"What are we going to do over the summer?" his dark skinned boyfriend worried, "I don't want to spend any time away from you or our son."
Seamus thought about this one and after a while a brilliant idea occurred to him. "We could spend half the Summer at mine and half the Summer at yours. That way we get to spend time with our families and we won't be separated?"
Dean dark brown eyes lit up at this suggestion. "That's a brilliant idea," he agreed. He leaned over and placed a quick kiss on Seamus' lips.
"Hope we're not interrupting something," an amused voice said.
Dean and Seamus looked up and saw Ron Weasley and Neville Longbottom climbing through the portrait whole. Ron had his twins Owen and Ewen with him and Neville had Alixia. The twins were dressed in very cute almost matching outfits. Owen was wearing a green grow suite that had a snitch pattern on it and Ewen was wearing a red one with broomsticks on it.
"Cute outfits," Dean said smiling.
Ron grinned. "Mum sent them to us," he explained.
Ron and Neville joined their housemates on the sofas and began talking about plans for the holidays.
Gregory Goyle was beyond pissed. He'd given birth to his son on the 13th and he was excited about raising his little dark soldier. However Daphne Greengrass the baby's mother had somehow managed to convince everyone to let her have the child. Millicent had also lost Betha to Theodore Nott. It seemed to Crabbe and Goyle that everyone was conspiring against them.
Of course they weren't far off the mark. Dumbledore knew in his heart what the two boys and Millicent would become and he'd be damned if he didn't save the innocent babes from their fate. Therefore, with the help of the Ministry, Theodore Nott had gained custody of Betha and Daphne Greengrass had been granted custody of the newborn boy. Unfortunately that still left Camden. Crabbe and Goyle were his biological parents so there wasn't much Dumbledore could do. However he was determined that Camden would not be left to become a servant to Voldemort.
"We saved our babies!" Daphne crowed lifting her son into the air which made him laugh with delight. She'd chosen to name the boy Arden Dante. The boy would take Daphne's last name. Blaise watched the delighted girl with a smile on his face. She had been so worried about her son.
Theodore Nott cradled his daughter in his arms. He and Pansy had chosen to rename her together. Neither of them particularly liked the name Betha and as Louise was Millicent's mother's name that was definitely going. Instead she was named Geneva Karen. She would take Theodore's last name.
"This is wonderful," Pansy declared, however her exuberant expression died down, "what's going to happen to Camden though?"
Theodore put a comforting hand on her shoulder. "Don't worry," he soothed, "Dumbledore will find a way to make sure he is safe."
These four Slytherins had turned their back on the "old ways" and had chosen instead to accept protection offered by Dumbledore. Crabbe, Goyle and Millicent were the only ones who clung fiercely to the old fashioned pureblood ideals.
14th June 1996
Hermione Granger was in the hospital wing visiting Harry and Lilyana when she suddenly doubled over in pain. Alarmed Harry called for Madam Pomfrey who of course came running. She took one look at Hermione and ushered her into the private room.
"Good luck," Harry murmured to her.
Hermione sent him a grateful smile and followed Madam Pomfrey. When they were in the private room Madam Pomfrey assisted to lie down on the bed. When that was done she encouraged Hermione to push.
Several hours later a babies cry could be heard. Hermione beamed as Madam Pomfrey handed her daughter to her. "Hello Madonna Jean Granger," she cooed. The baby waved its little fists and gurgled happily. Madonna was beautiful. Her brown hair curled into ringlets and she had doe like brown eyes. She was perfect.
The end of the year came all too soon for some people. Daphne, Blaise, Pansy and Theodore would all be staying at with Blaise's parents who had left Voldemort's side long ago and agreed to look after the four teens and their babies.
Draco couldn't go home but fortunately Sirius and Remus had allowed him to come straight to them. Harry had to go to the Dursley's for at least week but didn't mind as he would be seeing the people he truly considered family soon enough.
When the Hogwarts Express arrived at the station Harry pulled Draco over to the side so that he could say goodbye to him and their son. "I'll see you both soon," Harry assured them pressing a kiss to Bastian's forehead. Together they walked over to where Harry's godparents were standing.
'Hey you two," Sirius said beaming.
Harry and Draco returned the greeting.
"We'll be seeing you soon, right pup?" Remus asked anxiously.
"Of course," Harry said, "I can't wait to come stay with you and I'll get to see Bastian.
They talked for a little while longer before the other three grudgingly let Harry go to his Aunt and Uncle.
Vernon and Petunia Dursley stared when they saw Harry approaching carrying a baby in his arms.
"What on Earth...?" Petunia sputtered.
Harry grinned at them. "This is my daughter, Lilyana," he said by way of an explanation. The Dursley's just continued to stare. Harry grinned to himself. This was going to be a very interesting Summer.
AN: A huge thank you to everyone who has read/reviewed/followed/favourited/altered this story. Thanks for sticking with me through. It you guys are the best. The sequel, Oh Merlin, Trouble has its first chapter up so feel free to have a look and let me know what you think. Thanks again everyone :)
AN2: Arden Dante Greengrass, born 13th June 1996 to Gregory Goyle and Daphne Greengrass (sole custody granted to Daphne Greengrass). Madonna Jean Granger, born 14th June to Hermione Granger and Pansy Parkinson.
AN3: I know this has taken a bizarre twist but I just couldn't leave those children in the hands of soon to be Deatheaters. I will also somehow find a way to rescue Camden. Don't forget to review.