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"I officially wish you ill luck on your marriage now." George groaned to Harry.
The two soon-to-be brother-in-laws were outside beating a rug, sweat trailing down their bare necks and backs. The sun was beaming down upon them with a fierce hatred and because of his fair skin George was already turning the shade of bubblegum. Harry noticed and let out a short laugh, his mouth and throat dry.
"I bet you'll have fun wearing a suit tomorrow." Harry grunted, his arms sore.
George didn't have time to answer because Molly ran out frantically, her hair frizzy and as hectic as she was.
"Boys, there's no time for talking right now! We have a wedding tomorrow that we have to prepare for!" She barked.
She picked up a gnome and threw him as far as she could. Percy came out of the house and began to help her rid the gnomes. He had arrived last night, followed shortly by Bill and Fleur and Harry's godson Teddy. Teddy's grandma had passed away and Teddy was living with Bill and Fleur until Harry and Ginny married, then he'd live with them.
"Mum, can't we use magic for all this?" George huffed, grunting as he swung at the rug with full force.
"We can't use magic for everything, there's already a lot of magic going on to clean the kitchen and dining room, you can only use so much!" Molly said, aggravated.
"Stop talking." Harry muttered to George.
It was bad enough they had to do all this work and that it was hot out; he couldn't stand the idea of listening to Molly scream along with it. George seemed to think along the same lines and didn't say another word.
Inside the house, Hermione was vacuuming the living room. She had already steam cleaned the rugs upstairs and mopped the bathrooms. Her hair was pulled into a bun and she wore an old t-shirt of Charlie's and a pair of shorts, walking in socks. Curls were stuck to her forehead in sweat as she pushed the heavy object. Charlie was outside power washing the house and cleaning the windows, Bill was outside starting to produce the big gazebo and arch set up that Ginny wished for. Fleur was watching over Teddy and taking care of him in one of the guest rooms.
Hermione, having heard her name called, turned off the vacuum cleaner and looked up to see Ginny.
"Hey, what's up?" Hermione asked, wiping the sweat from her forehead.
Ginny looked around to make sure no one was around before scuttling closer.
"I'm not pregnant." Ginny said and smiled.
"Wait, you said you were." Hermione answered, confused, her eyebrows furrowing.
"I felt cramps and took another test and it was negative, so I took another just to make sure and it was also negative. I also got my period." Ginny explained, looking relieved.
"Harry won't be happy about your period on your wedding night." Hermione teased, "But congratulations, I suppose, for the false alarm."
Ginny laughed, "Oh, he'll be fine. But thanks. I was worrying, honestly. We're already going to be taking care of Teddy, another baby to juggle would be hard." She said with a shrug.
"True." Hermione said, smiling.
"I'll let you get back to work though; I have to talk to Fleur about food arrangements for tomorrow, and music. Good luck." Ginny said before turning and walking out of the room.
Hermione turned the vacuum on and finished cleaning the living room. After she turned it off and wrapped the wire back up, she went to lift it to carry it back to the closet, but two big arms appeared and lifted it up easily. Hermione glanced up and smiled when she saw Charlie's sun kissed face.
"I got this for you, madam." Charlie said, grinning, as he carried it to the closet.
Hermione followed and answered,
"Oh, why, thank-you very much, sir."
"No problem, ma'am."
Charlie stored the vacuum cleaner back into the closet and then scooped up Hermione and kissed her passionately. Hermione ran her fingers through his sweaty hair and kissed him back.
"Have you seen Fleur yet?" Charlie asked.
"Not yet, why?"
"What do you mean?" Hermione asked, confused.
"She's pregnant, Hermione. Bill said she's already at nine months."
"Oh, wow! That's amazing; I'll have to congratulate her when I see her next." Hermione said, smiling.
Odd, the way things turned out sometimes. Ginny found out she wasn't pregnant and then Hermione found out Fleur was about to have a baby. It was good for Bill that Teddy would be going to Harry and Ginny.
"How are you? You haven't been worked too hard, have you?" Hermione asked, reaching up to kiss Charlie again, unable to keep her lips away from his.
"I'm well, madam. Yourself?" Charlie asked, kissing her back.
"I'm very good now, thank-you." Hermione answered, trailing kisses across his jaw and nibbling his earlobe.
"Why is that?" Charlie murmured, stroking her hair.
"Because I have you." Hermione said and kissed his lips again.
Charlie picked her up again and she giggled, but this time he carried her into one of the guest rooms and shut the door with his foot, tossing Hermione onto the bed.
"What are you doing?" Hermione asked playfully, scooting back on the bed.
Charlie jumped onto the bed and dived onto her, tickling her. Hermione shrieked in laughter and thrashed against him.
"Just enjoying some time with my girlfriend." Charlie answered and kissed her.
Hermione smiled against his lips and kissed him back as she wrapped her arms loosely around his neck. Charlie stroked her cheek as they kissed, their eyes closed and their bodies warm, hearts satisfied. Hermione enjoyed the weight of him on top of her and her hands trailed down his back, rubbing his back lightly. Charlie tugged off Hermione's shirt and unclipped her bra. She felt her heart skip a beat as he slipped his tongue in her mouth sweetly, allowing hers to tease his. Charlie's hands roamed to her breasts and he stroked them softly, massaging them and rubbing her nipples with the pad of his thumb as she sighed in pleasure against his lips.
Hermione pulled Charlie's shirt up over his head and off his body and tossed it to the side to join her shirt and bra. Charlie slid down a bit and began to kiss her breasts, his tongue playing with her nipples. Hermione let out a soft moan and stroked her hands through his hair, playing and tugging at it gently. As he suckled her breasts he pulled off her shorts. Hermione surprised him by rolling over so she was sitting around his waist. She unbuttoned his shorts and pulled them off, bringing his boxers down along with them. She tossed the boxers and shorts to the side and looked Charlie up and down, marveling her naked boyfriend's body. Muscles rippled throughout the perfect body, light ginger hairs scattered on his chest. His abs stood out like hard rocks and she ran her hand against them.
Charlie pushed her down on the bed and she squealed and giggled. He grinned and kissed down to her thigh and took the band of her panties between his teeth and pulled it down to her ankles. Hermione lifted her leg, kicking them off, but Charlie was on top of her before she could put her leg down. Instead it rested around his waist.
The couple kissed and made out, tongues teasing one another, their hands roaming each other's bodies. It was the first time the two bodies were bare while against each other. Hermione could feel Charlie's hardened cock press against her leg and she moaned, her breathing a bit thicker than when they had started messing around. Charlie's eyes were glazed over as he peered at her through lowered lids, kissing her neck and running his tongue against her smooth skin. His hand lowered to her wet mound and he began to finger her clit. Hermione breathed shakily, running her nails lightly down his back as he kissed and licked and bit her neck while fingering her clit. She moaned as he hit a rhythm and his fingers went deeper, going by her sharp gasping breath.
"Charlie.." she whispered.
"H-Hermione." Charlie whispered, his own breathing shaky, his voice thick.
"I want to make love." She moaned.
Charlie's fingers stopped and he looked into her eyes, seeing how full of lust her own were. He pulled his hand up and asked quietly,
"Are you sure?"
"I love you, Charlie." Hermione said softly, kissing his lips.
Charlie's eyes searched hers and once she closed hers, he put his hands on either side of her and closed his eyes, sweat rolling down his back. He moved his hips so his penis was near her entrance and he slowly pushed in. Hermione moan, feeling his thickness fill her and her vagina expand for his cock.
"Hermione, it's going to hurt a little." Charlie murmured, kissing her lips.
Charlie thrusted quickly, his penis going all the way in, deflowering her. Hermione let out a loud cry, her nails digging into his back, the pain blossoming. She felt something drip down her leg and knew she was bleeding since Charlie hadn't cum yet. Charlie let it sit for a moment, kissing her lips and cheek, murmuring that it was okay. He slowly began to thrust gently. The pain was dulling but she still ached and she clung to him, biting his shoulder.
At that moment, Bill opened the door. Hermione squealed a bit and Charlie glanced over his shoulder, looking back to see his brother in the door way.
Bill went bright red and said,
"I'm sorry, I heard a cry and I… well I .. uh.. I see what it was now. I'm sorry..uhm..enjoy." and quickly left, closing the door behind him.
Hermione looked back up at Charlie and he grinned, shaking his head and kissed her nose. He continued thrusting slowly and she relaxed into him. He picked up the pace after a few moments and she felt the bed begin to move with them. She kissed his neck and jaw up to his lips, listening to his breathing get huskier. She felt his penis begin to pulse and throb inside of her and she moaned his name, wanting him to cum even though she ached too much to really enjoy the ending. Charlie inhaled sharply and she felt his cum shoot inside her. He lay against her, kissing her lips, stroking her cheek.
"Hermione, I love you so much, you know." Charlie murmured.
"I love you too, Charlie." Hermione whispered.
After a couple of minutes cuddling, Charlie got up and got dressed again then helped Hermione up. She hissed a bit, feeling pain between her legs, but it disappeared. She looked at the bed and saw blood on the blankets.
"Your mom is going to kill us." Hermione said, smiling weakly as Charlie helped her get dressed.
"Nah, I'll just clean it with magic." Charlie answered, pecking her cheek.
Once Hermione was dressed, Charlie pulled his wand out of his pocket and pointed it at the bed. The blankets and pillows rose off the bed and the swiveled in the air before making itself neatly back on the bed. The blankets now looked fresh and clean and there was a lavender scent in the air.
"That was a nice break from cleaning." Hermione said and hugged him.
Charlie hugged her back, smiling, "Any time." He answered.
He took her hand and they left the room, joining the others again to continue help cleaning.
Hours later, Hermione was cleaning a small chandelier in the hallway. She stood on her toes to reach the highest bulb, when she suddenly felt the ladder tilt and start to rock. She gasped and grabbed at air, but felt the ladder steadied and she looked down to see Bill holding the ladder.
"Are you okay?" he asked, helping her down.
"Yeah, just shaky. Thanks for helping me!" She said, taking a deep breath.
"Erm, about earlier. I'm sorry I walked in." Bill apologized.
"No, it's okay really, you were just checking on a sound you heard. For all you knew, someone could've been hurt." Hermione said, smiling.
Bill caught sight of her scar and he smiled himself,
"I'm sure you've heard it a lot already, but, I'm glad you and Charlie are dating. You're an excellent witch. You're beautiful, Hermione, very brave too. And he will take great care of you. Be proud of that scar." He said, pointing at her arm.
"Thank-you, Bill." She answered.
Bill smiled and patted her back before leaving to go see how else he could help around the house.
"Ugh, what a day." Hermione sighed, flopping beside Charlie on his bed that night.
"You're telling me." Charlie groaned.
"You're a big, strong man though." Hermione teased, laughing.
"I haven't exactly played with dragons in a while, Hermione." He said, grinning, pulling her into his arms.
"True. Let's sleep, handsome, there's a wedding going on tomorrow." Hermione said, kissing his cheek.
"Good night, beautiful, sweet dreams and sleep well. I love you, always." Charlie murmured, kissing her good night.
"Good night, gorgeous. I love you too." Hermione answered, smiling.
She cuddled against him and closed her eyes as he held her. Within moments, they were asleep.
The next day was almost more hectic than it had been for Bill and Fleur's wedding. Dozens and dozens of people were Apparating every second it seemed. The house was to its maximum capacity and yet more people seemed to enter. Getting through the hallways was a task and one couldn't get through without being injured at least once. Dresses were flowing and suits were constantly being critiqued by the female partner, ties being straightened and shirts being tucked. Names were heard calling around the house frequently.
"Fleur, I'm in here!"
"No, it's Gabrielle!"
"Harry, where are my shoes?"
"George you need a strictly purple tie, no polka dots!"
"Fleur, the water is over boiling!"
"Hey everyone, uhm, there's a gnome in the house chasing a fat orange cat!"
People were bustling about, hair half done or make up half done, men searching for a tie and the aroma of tasty food drifting through the rooms. The sun was almost set and the paper lanterns were seen glowing in the gazebo from the windows of the house.
Hermione was in Ginny's room with Angelina Johnson and Luna Lovegood. The girls helped fluff out Ginny's dress, adjusting the train and making last minute touches on her makeup and hair, making sure the veil fit correctly. Ginny gazed at herself in the mirror, a large smile on her face. She barely needed blush; she was already pink in excitement. Hermione looked up to see Ginny smile and her eyes full of tears.
"No, don't cry! It isn't waterproof eyeliner!" Angelina said, fanning at Ginny's eyes to help her dry the tears away.
"I can't help it, I'm so happy." Ginny said, also fanning at her eyes.
"Well, that's understandable; it's the best day of your life." Luna said lightly, smiling.
Luna and Angelina wore royal purple floor length dresses that ruffled towards the bottom, the bust shaped like a heart. Their hair was piled on top of their head in a lovely up-do, a strand left down and a mini sunflower clipped to the right side of the hair. Hermione wore a light periwinkle floor length dress that was satin on the bust to the waist and then silk was the rest of the way down. Her hair was down with half of it clipped up with a sunflower.
"You all are so beautiful." Ginny cried, and she and Angelina had to fan harder at her eyes as the tears began to collect on the rims of her eyes.
"Thank-you Gin, but you're the most beautiful today." Hermione said, smiling up at her friend.
Molly opened the door, wearing a knee-length navy satin dress with a black shall. When she saw Ginny she burst into tears but said tearfully,
"Angelina and Luna, you two need to join the rest of the bridal party out by the arch."
Angelina and Luna picked up their bouquets and quickly left. Molly walked over to Ginny and hugged her, careful to not get anything on her daughter's dress or mess anything up.
"You look absolutely stunning and breathtaking, Ginny. I couldn't be more proud than I am right now of you." Molly said.
"Thanks mum." Ginny said, smiling tearfully.
Ginny turned to Hermione and said,
"Okay, Hermione. When my dad comes in, you'll lead us to the arch and then you'll walk ahead of us and join the bridal party as my dad leads me down to the arch."
Hermione smiled and nodded,
"Got it." She answered.
Molly squeezed Ginny's hand before leaving to get to the seats near the arch. In a few minutes that seemed to drag, Arthur appeared in Ginny's room.
"Ginny, you look beautiful." Arthur greeted, swallowing a few times, and wiping his eyes.
"Don't cry dad or I'll lose it." Ginny said, fanning her eyes again.
Hermione led them out the house and to the arch on top of the hill. The family and friends, there had to be at least a hundred, turned and looked to see Hermione walk ahead of Ginny and Arthur. They cheered and clapped, most of the women crying. Harry, already at the arch, had tears shining behind his glasses, and he grinned at his soon-to-be wife. Hermione stood at the front of the bridal party line on the right side of the arch and she smiled across to where Charlie was, at the front of the groom's party line on the left. He grinned back at her.
Arthur finally got Ginny to Harry and she stood in front of him, taking his hands, the couple giggling and smiling at each other, tears standing out in their eyes in happiness. Arthur sat beside Molly as the priest stood in front of Ginny and Harry and started their vows.
After the "I do"s and the sealing kiss, the loud roar of applause and cheering, Harry picked up Ginny bridal-style and ran to the gazebo where a DJ started playing the music when he saw the kiss was done. The audience got up and followed the newly wed to the giant dance area.
George was dancing with Angelina, Neville was dancing with Gabrielle, Luna was dancing with her boyfriend Rolf, and Molly and Arthur were dancing together. Hermione smiled, watching the new married couple slow dance when she suddenly heard footsteps behind her and saw Harry and Ginny look over towards her. Hermione looked behind her and was surprised to see Ron and Lavender standing there. Ron wore a sheepish grin as Harry and Ginny made their way over.
"You missed the wedding." Ginny said, looking pointedly at his royal purple tie.
"Yeah I know, I got the times mixed up." Ron said, shifting his weight.
"No worries man, I'm glad you came." Harry said, smiling at his friend.
"Look, Harry- "
"Ron, there's no need, I understand. It's been rough for everyone."
"No, I need to say it. Things have been getting better, everyone's happier, I have no excuse anymore. I'm sorry I've been a total A-hole. It was unnecessary. I hope you'll forgive me." Ron apologized.
Charlie joined Hermione's side, his arm going around her waist and she smiled up at him.
"Of course I forgive you." Harry said.
The two boys grinned and hugged, and then Ginny hugged Ron as well. Afterwards, Harry and Ginny went back to the dance floor as a faster song came on. Charlie cleared his throat and Ron rubbed the back of his neck.
Charlie just pulled Ron into a hug, ruffing up his hair.
"Good to have you back, bro." Charlie said, smiling.
Ron smiled back then turned to Hermione. She uncrossed her arms and looked at him.
"Erm. Yeah." He said, looking hopelessly at her.
Hermione just looked at him blankly.
Ron just turned and walked into the crowd. Lavender followed him, pausing in front of her. In annoyance, Hermione noticed they were wearing the same dress. She knew she did it on purpose too, because even Ron knew to wear royal purple. She had no reason to be wearing periwinkle. She must've heard from Angelina or Luna or one of the other girls what Hermione's dress looked like.
"Nice dr-"Lavender was sneering but caught sight of Hermione's scar on her arm.
Her expression softened and she looked back up at Hermione,
"You look beautiful."
"Thanks." Hermione muttered.
Lavender left to go find Ron and Charlie turned to Hermione,
"Beautiful, don't worry. Ron will come around."
"Honestly, I don't care. All I care about is you. Now let me get my dance with you, handsome." Hermione said, smiling and standing on her toes to kiss his nose.
"Good." Charlie laughed.
He kissed her lips and then led her to the dance floor. He took her hand and twirled her, smiling as her eyes sparkled, the paper lanterns giving a soft glow to Hermione's beauty in his eyes. He loved her. He almost wished this was their wedding. He stopped dancing after a few minutes and said,
Everyone stopped doing what they were doing when someone screamed. All eyes went to the left where people were scattering out of the way. Fleur and Bill stood in the suddenly empty left side of the floor, Bill's arm around her shoulders and Fleur's hands on her stomach. A large puddle was around their feet.
"My water broke!" Fleur exclaimed.
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