Author's Note: I decided to write a little epilogue to round out the story a bit more. I hope you like my added little bit. Let me know what you think. Thank you to everyone for your wonderful support!


Prague, Czech Republic December 4 2014


"Oh gods, yes," Hermione hummed below him as his hips rocked against her.

"I missed you," Severus said with a low growl as he pumped inside her slowly and methodically.

Hermione kissed his shoulder and wrapped her arms around his neck. "Maybe I should go away more often."

"Don't you dare," he said as he thrust deeply inside her.

Hermione felt the sweat trickling down her back as they continued this ritual that was so familiar. He had met her in Prague after she had completed four weeks as a guest lecturer at The Moravia School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And, although they had spoken daily, this physical part of their relationship was missed by both parties. She had two more weeks in Prague but Severus had surprised her with an unexpected visit.

"You feel so wonderful," Hermione said almost a half hour later as she was edging toward climax. "You...gods, I love you Severus."

"And I love your bottom," he said as he squeezed her cheeks.

She laughed at his act and bit his lip when he leaned down and kissed her.

"Oww! You saucy witch!" He said as he reared back and looked at her with dark eyes.

"And you love me for it," she smiled up at him.

He smiled back and kissed her soundly, allowing his tongue to roam her mouth as his one hand made it's way around her naked body and toward her clit. He placed just the right amount of pressure on it and watched as she bucked beneath him; her climax washing over her in waves. He soon followed and collapsed on top of her awash with happiness and satisfaction.

"I'm so glad you came," Hermione said as she patted his back indicating that he needed to move off of her.

He rolled to the side of her and pulled her body flush against his.

"I'm so glad you came too," he joked.

She swatted at his shoulder and nuzzled his neck. "How long can you stay?"

"Just tonight," he said with a sigh. "Septima is staying with them, much to Julian's chagrin,"

"I'm sure he loves that," Hermione laughed.

"I couldn't trust him to not have a party in our quarters if I went away," Severus said. "This final year celebration bullshit has to stop."

"All kids get like that," Hermione said as she ran a hand up and down his arm. "You just haven't lived with one that was."

"He wants to take a year off to travel, you know," Severus said as he gazed upon the face he loved.

"I know," Hermione said. "I think we should allow it. He'll be miserable if we force him to university."

"True," Severus said thoughtfully. "He's such a talented, powerful, wizard though; I'd hate to see him waste..."

"He won't and you know it," Hermione said softly. "We should let him have the year, Severus."

"Let's see if he gets through this one first," Severus noted.

Hermione sighed next to him. Julian had been getting on his father's nerves these last few months and part of her wished he had moved into the dormitories to put some space between them. Severus couldn't understand Julian's inattention to his studies and focus on his friends, and Julian couldn't understand why his dad had become such a tyrant. In truth, Severus was not a tyrant, and Julian was not a party animal. Both men just seemed to be butting heads for no reason other then they loved each other, and were worried about Julian leaving them in the near future.

"How did Gertie do on her Mandrake project?"

"Outstanding," Severus said. "She a natural at Herbology."

"Are Emmeline and Octavia still sick?" Hermione asked. "You can't imagine how guilty I feel leaving you all when..."

"They are fine," Severus said calming her nerves. "We hardly notice you are gone."

Hermione looked at him startled and, seeing the smirk sneak up on his features, shook his shoulders playfully.

"You horrible man," she laughed. "Not missed?"

"Well, maybe a little," he conceded.

She reached to tickle him and he bucked against her calling for her to stop her forward motion.

"Tell the truth Severus Snape!" She called to him.

"We're not the same without you," he said with a chuckle. "Happy now?"

"Maybe," she said softly.

"We miss you immeasurably," he said truthfully. "I know this invitation was important for your book, but please don't leave us again anytime soon, my love."

"I won't," she said with a soft smile. "The publisher wants me to start on another, so I'll be home for a while writing and warming your bed."

"A good place at that," he said as he kissed her forehead.

"We should eat," Hermione said as she went to sit. "You're only here for the night and I don't plan on spending the whole time in bed."

"Why the devil not?" He asked trying to pull her back to him.

"I want you to see Prague Severus, it's a beautiful city," she said as she rose and gathered her clothes. "Let me take you to my favourite restaurant."

"We've seen enough cities to last a lifetime," Severus groaned as he sat up.

She noticed his mouth open and close. Observing his hesitation, she tilted her head to the side encouraging him to say what he held back.

He sighed and then continued, knowing this was not going to be a pleasant conversation.

"The twins don't understand why we won't let them do the time-turner activities in class. It's their second year and..."

"They know our..."

"Yes, they do, but all their friends do the activities and they feel left out," Severus explained as he pulled on his pants. "Nothing has ever gone wrong since we..."

"No," Hermione said with authority as she pulled a sweater over her head. "I plan on getting all my children through their years at Hogwarts unscathed by a time-turner incident."

"My love, the chance that..." Severus said as he turned to face her and do up his pants.

"I don't care Severus," Hermione said as she did up her belt. "I don't think it's a lot to ask of them after what we went through. I can't believe you are even entertaining the..."

"It's come up since you left," he said. "They know how much you are against it and thought that maybe I would..."

"They thought they could work on you while I was away," Hermione said as she sat to put on her shoes. "Those sneaky buggers..."

"They seem more bothered by it then Gertrude and Julian ever were," Severus said as he did up his shirt.

"I'm bothered by it," Hermione said softly.

"It's been fifteen years," Severus noted as he pulled on his suit jacket. "I thought you..."

"I am past it, most days," Hermione conceded. "I don't think about it anymore, really. It's just times like these when my children want to take unnecessary risks that I get all..."

"I know," he said as he walked toward her and kissed her forehead. "I told them 'no'"

"Good," she said in a whisper.

"Now, take me to dinner, witch," he said as he placed his hands on her shoulders.

"Will you behave?" She asked in a sexy voice.

"I can't promise I will," he said as he ran a hand up her side and cupped her breast. "It has been four weeks."

"It's been about ten minutes by my watch," Hermione smiled at him.

"I love you Hermione Snape," Severus said softly as he kissed up her neck.

"We just got dressed..." She smiled at his attentions.

"We can get undressed, and then dressed again...later," he said as he started to undo the buttons on her shirt.

"Severus..." She giggled as he touched her skin. "I love you."

He smiled against her skin. After over eighteen years, four children, two careers, and countless acts like this one, he never tired of her or she of him.


THE END. Really.