Time of Their Lives: EpilogueSix and a Half Years Later
It was extremely warm for the first of March. So warm in fact that Harry Potter and Ron Weasley decided they would Apparate to the end of their street and walk home together, as they had done on so many occasion before. They were running late because so many people had been stopping them on the way out of the Ministry to wish Ron a Happy Birthday. He was turning twenty five that day and everyone seemed to be making quite a big deal out of it. They were all supposed to be headed to the Burrow at five o'clock which was the reason Ron and Harry were worried about being late.
"I hope Hermione's not in too bad of a mood when I get home she really doesn't like having to rush around these days " said Ron.
"Well I can't exactly blame her said Harry.
They walked up to Ron's house and sure enough Hermione Weasley was waiting on the front stoop with her arms crossed. She made her way down the front steps and waddled towards them. She could not do much m
Time of Their Lives Chapter 26Chapter 26: ForeverTime of Their Lives Chapter 264 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Harry Potter woke up on December the twentieth feeling very groggy. The first thing he noticed was that he was not in his large comfortable bed. He was in the small camp bed in Ron's room that he had slept in so many summers before. Suddenly he remembered why, and it felt like someone had hit him with a blot of electricity. He was getting married today. He sat up in bed and threw his pillow at Ron who was still sound asleep.
"Eh.. Wusgoinon?" muttered Ron.
"Wake up! We're getting married today!" said Harry happily.
"We're " Ron sat up sleepily and then his eyes got very wide as Harry's words sunk in, "Bloody hell I'm getting married today " he said. He stretched and yawned in spite of himself.
"I think letting George and Charlie take us out for our last hurrah as single blokes might not have been the best decision making on our parts " said Ron with a smirk.
George and Charlie had taken them on an absolutely crazy night which included a lot of drinks,
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"Ok what's going on Professor?" said Harry.
"Harry in a little less that two months you are going to moving out of Hogwarts to live on your own. I think it is time that we had a discussion about what you plan to do with the properties that you own." she said to him.
"Properties?" said Harry feeling thoroughly confused, he knew that he owned one property, Grimauld Place, Sirius had left it to him in his will, but he didn't know of any other property that he owned.
"Yes..." said McGonagall, "You are aware I take it, that you own Grimauld Place, but Harry you also are the owner of your parents house in Godrics Hollow." she said.
Harry stared at her. Now that she said it he felt completely stupid for never having realized it before. Of course he owned his parents house, he was their only son.
"You will need to decide of course which house you would like to make your residence and then also decide what you would like to do with your second p
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Harry let out a disgusted sigh and tossed the Prince's Potion book on the table in front of him grumpily. For once they were not in Harry's room, a large group of seventh year students had congregated in the library to study together. Dean and Seamus both aspired to be Aurors as well so they had joined Harry in pouring over the Prince's potion book. Neville was sitting across the table from them helping Lavender go through her Herbology notes, Lavender wanted to be a Healer so Herbology and Potions were her two biggest N.E.W.T.s. Ginny was buried in her Transfiguration notes, and even Luna was studying, she was reading her Charms book and absentmindedly creating streams of multicolored bubbles whenever Madam Pince the librarian was not looking.
Harry glared at the Potions book. He ad been right in thinking that it would probably help him get an O on his Potions N.E.W.T. but not being able to have the book with him in the exam meant that he had to memori
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"Expelliarmus!" yelled Cho, and her opponents wand soared gracefully through the air and landed in her hand. Harry was sitting in the stands with the other Aurors in training and they all jumped up to cheer for her. Dean let out a long whistle and she beamed at him. They were in their first day of their Auror exams and the first examination had to do with dueling. There were five duels and if you could overcome your opponent three out of five times you passed. Cho had done exactly that and now she ran back up to the stands to sit down next to Dean with a smile on her face.
"Really well done Cho!" said Harry earnestly.
"Thanks Harry!" she said, "I'm really glad you and Seamus helped me practice throwing off the Imperius Curse." With that she smiled and turned her attention to the arena so she could cheer on Dean who was going next.
Harry and Cho had finally reached a somewhat comfortable place, she seemed to have finally gotten over him completely and now was ha
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Before Harry knew it was nearing the end of September. It was hard for him to believe that he was going to be getting married in only two short months. It seemed like the year had flown by. It was a Friday night and he was walking back towards the office with Seamus and Holly. They had gone on assignment to apprehend a wizard in Finchley, who was hexing Muggles with a Jelly legs jinx for fun. It hadn't been a very hard job and they were all laughing and talking on their way back. Just as they were about to get in the lift to go up to the Auror department Harry heard a voice call his name. He turned and saw Ginny running towards him.
"I thought I was supposed to be meeting you at Gringotts!" said Harry.
"Well I got off work early so I figured I'd come meet you all here, and then we can just take the Floo to Mum and Dad's" she said as she kissed him.
They were all going to the Weasley's house that night to have a birthday celebration
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The next day when Harry and Ginny met Hermione outside of Defense Against the Dark Arts it was all they could do to keep straight faces. Her hair was thrown into a messy ponytail and she looked like she hadn't slept in a few weeks.
"Hey Hermione looking good." said Harry with a smirk.
"Ohh... not so loud " she moaned and put her hands on each side of her head.
Hermione spent the entire class period with her head down on her desk and after it was over she made her way to Harry and Ginny's room where she flopped on the couch and groaned.
"If I ever even think about touching a drop of Firewhisky for the rest of my life, promise me that you will slap me silly." she said.
Harry laughed and went to the kitchen to make her a cup of strong tea; he heard that sometimes that would help. Ginny came over and told him that she would be right back and then she hurried out the door.
"So how's Ron?" asked Harry in amusement.
"He's slightly better than me
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Harry walked down the hall slowly. He was completely exhausted, it had happened to work out that the first week that Ginny had to be away on Gringotts business coincided with a weekend that Teddy was scheduled to be staying with them. Harry adored his godson but he had been taking care of him all by himself for the past two days, and he couldn't wait till Ginny got home later that day. Not only was watching Teddy by himself tough but Harry had been sleeping alone in their big bed for a week and he missed her terribly. Harry pushed the door to Teddy's room open, and saw the happy little boy stand in his bed looking over the railing. His hair was the exact same shade of blue that was on his walls.
"Uca Ha-ee" Teddy squealed, he was in the very beginning stages of talking. At first they had a very hard time understanding what he was saying but now both Harry and Ginny were fluent in Teddy language.
"I guess you're up from your nap huh?" said Harry as he w
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Harry sighed as he picked up another envelope. It was early November and they were doing the job they had been dreading for the past two months. They were addressing all their wedding invitations. Harry's trip to Rome kept being pushed back by circumstances beyond their control. First there was a nasty fight in the werewolf city and they were sent word that it was not safe for them to come at the moment. Then when things finally calmed down there was an issue at the ministry with one of the Auror's who was going on the trip and it was postponed again. It had been rescheduled for the upcoming week, and everyone had their fingers crossed that it would finally happen.
"Right I've changed my mind." said Ron, who was sealing yet another envelope, "I don't want a big wedding at Hogwarts, let's just get married here with only our family."
"Oh stop complaining ." said Hermione as she briskly wrote a name on another envelope, "most Muggles have to write
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Ron was released from St. Mungo's on Saturday morning, and they took him back to the Burrow. McGonagall had sent word that Harry, Ginny, and Hermione were excused from school until Wednesday so they could spend a little time with their family. Harry was very grateful for this, because he had some things he needed to discuss with them, and he felt it would be easier if he had ample time to explain.
Upon arriving at the Burrow Mrs. Weasley began shooing a still rather weak Ron towards his bedroom, but he put a hand up and looked at her with a determined expression.
"Hermione's going to be staying in my room." he said.
"Excuse me?" said Mrs. Weasley, "Ronald Bilius Weasley you know the rules of this house "
"Mum " Ron interrupted, his voice was tired but still resolved, "In less than a months time I am going to be nineteen years old. By the time you were nineteen you were already pregnant with Bill. Hermione is my fiancé, we're going to be married,
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Monday morning Harry got up early, he was very excited. He went downstairs and cooked a breakfast of eggs and bacon and toast. Today was his first day as an official Auror and he couldn't wait. About ten minutes later Ginny came down the stairs dressed in her navy blue Gringotts robes, she plopped down at the table and smiled at him.
"You're making breakfast for me? What's the occasion?" she said with a smile.
"I dunno I couldn't sleep, so I got up early." said Harry.
Ginny got up and walked over to him, she slipped her arms around his waist from behind and rested her chin on his shoulder.
"You're not nervous are you Auror Potter?" she teased.
Harry turned from the stove so he was facing her and she smiled up at him, he returned her smile and leaned down to kiss her.
"Maybe a little bit," he said with a smirk.
"Well don't be, you're going to be a wonderful Auror." she said, and she kissed him again, "now where's my breakfast?" she
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Harry and Ginny lay in bed together, and at that particular moment they were both laughing so hard they could barely breathe.
"And then what happened?" gasped Ginny.
"Well I sort of started saying random words that sounded like what Muggles think magic spells are and my Uncle Vernon turned even purpler, but I got to do whatever I wanted for that summer. Later they found out about the statute for underage wizardry and I got it good... but it was totally worth it." Harry was still laughing at the memory.
When Harry had returned from the mission in Germany he and Ginny had started playing a game every night. Asking each other questions, and also telling each other things that they thought the other one didn't know. There were no specific parameters, just anything that popped into their heads. It had now been a month and Harry was absolutely amazed with all the things he'd learned about Ginny, and how much he still had to learn.
"Ok so you heard about the bes
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Ginny had scheduled Quidditch tryouts for Wednesday and Thursday evening, and their first practice was Friday evening. Harry had tried out Wednesday night and unsurprisingly he had been given back his position as Seeker. While some might have grumbled he was getting preferential treatment as the Captains boyfriend, no one could argue that he flew circles around ever other candidate. They had gotten back a few old faces, Dean Thomas came back on the team to play as a chaser, along with Ginny, and surprisingly Lavender Brown. She did not have near the skill of the other two, but she was attentive and what she lacked in skill he made up for in determination. Their Beaters were both new as well the boy
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"Harry come on we don't want to be late!" said Ginny, she was hauling her trunk towards the door of their room on Saturday morning.
Harry look around the room with a feeling of sadness. This had been the first place he and Ginny had ever lived together. They had so many good memories here he sighed and turned to face her. She gave him an understanding look.
"I know love, but we'll make more wonderful memories in our home." she said, she always had an uncanny knack of knowing exactly what he was thinking.
Harry shook his head and put his arm around her. They both walked out the doors of their room for the last time. They met Hermione in the Entrance Hall she was smiling at them brightly. She had of course done perfectly on all her N.E. even DADA, they wouldn't get their grades until the following Friday but none of them were that worried.
"You ready to go down to the train?" she asked.
"Yeah " said Harry, and they all began to walk across the lawn, a
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Over the next week and a half Harry seriously began to wonder whether Hermione was even going to be talking to any of them by the time Ron's grand scheme came together. On Thursday evening, Ron had pulled Ginny and Harry aside right after their Quidditch practice to talk to them about his plan and the parts they needed to play. Ron was so busy between work and making sure everything went as planned that he was seeing very little of Hermione. To Harry's bewilderment, when he was with her, he was acting rather grumpy and distant. Harry confronted him on this after a few days of this behavior, and Ron simply grinned and said he was trying to throw her off the track, so she'd
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It was late July at the Burrow. Harry, Ginny, Ron and Hermione were all sitting in the living room facing each other. They could hear Mrs. Weasley bustling around in the kitchen, and they were waiting. They were waiting for the moment when Mr. Weasley would come through the back door, and then they would put their plan into action. Ron looked around at them with a very grave expression. Harry himself had a knot growing in his stomach.
Harry and Ginny had been working full time for almost five weeks. Harr
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The next two weeks seemed to fly by for Harry. After the ball they had one more week of classes before they went back to the Burrow for their Christmas holidays. The news of Harry and Ginny's engagement spread throughout the school in a matter of hours, and had made the headlines in at least three major newspapers by the next morning. Yet for once Harry didn't mind being the center of attention, since it was over something that was making him the happiest he had been in years.
On the third of December they all made their way back to the Burrow. Ron had unfortunately only gotten the week of Christmas off of work, so he was rather scarce during the day. To Harry's delight, George and Charlie had asked him if he would mind working a few hours a day in the shop while he was on break, because they were becoming overwhelmed by the Christmas rush. Harry was happy to oblige, while he adored spending time with his fiancé, sitting around the house all day
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Harry and Ginny sat in potions class on Monday morning watching a particularly funny scene. Professor Slughorn had given them the assignment to make the antidote to Polyjuice Potion. He had explained that this was a useful potion because like Veritaserum, it was colorless and could be slipped into any drink without notice. Therefore, it was a useful way to make sure visitors were not enemies posing as friends. Before they began Professor Slughorn had decided that, just for fun, they would each take Polyjuice Potion laced with each other's hair at the beginning of the lesson, and see who could put themselves right by the end. Now Harry, who looked like Seamus, was sitting next to Ginny, who had taken on the appearance of a slightly chubby Hufflepuff girl who sat in the row behind him. Harry looked over at the person who looked like Ginny, which was really Ernie Macmillan, who was sweating and struggling with a smoking potion. At the end of the hour Slughorn asked th
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"No no! I've changed my mind I don't want to!" squealed Hermione.
She was standing on a ledge about 15 feet above the water of the lake. She was holding a rope, and had already attempted to swing out into the water three times and then lost her nerve. Harry, Ginny, and Ron had already jumped and were in the water waiting for her.
"We should have never let her go last; I knew she'd cop out." Ron said to Harry out the side of his mouth. Ginny giggled.
Ron turned his attention back to the cliff.
"Hermione!" he called, "Nothing's going to happen to you. I'm right here!"
"Ok OK " Hermione was trying to talk herself into it. "Ok
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Harry sat in the hospital wing for what felt like days. On their way back to the castle Ginny mustered enough energy to ask Bill if she was allowed to pass out. Bill laughed at her and said yes and she had fainted a few seconds later. Harry had been sitting with her in the hospital wing holding her hand ever since.
"Mr. Potter you should really get some sleep " said Madam Pomfry gently, "Your fiancé is perfectly fine. Apart from the scar, she will be no worse for wear."
Harry touched the pale pink line that now ran from corner of Ginny's nose up her cheek to her temple, Madam Pomfry had healed the wound as soon as Ginny was brought in, but she also explained that since Ginny was hurt with a powerful dark curse, this scar would never go away. Harry felt a sob welling up inside him and he did his best to force it back down.
"I'm not leaving her " he said firmly.
"Well then you should at least take the bed next to her and get some sleep." said Madam
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Harry awoke bright and early on Monday morning. He was a jumble of nerves as he slipped out of bed and went down to take a shower. He came back to Ginny's room and found her out of bed and dressed in a nice pair of navy blue robes. She was just pulling her hair back into a pony tail.
"What do you think?" she said, "do I look serious and professional?" she made a mock serious face at him and stood up straight like a statue.
"You look seriously beautiful." said Harry as he kissed her cheek, "I hope there are no guys in your training group because they'll never be able to focus."
"May I once again remind you of how completely biased you are." She said with a smirk.
Harry shrugged and changed into a pair of khaki's and a polo shirt. He knew he would receive his
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Harry met Hermione outside of her Ancient Runes class at quarter to four in the afternoon on Monday. They walked towards McGonagall's office together and Harry could tell that Hermione was just as nervous as he was. They walked past the gargoyle and up to the office. McGonagall barely looked up when they walked in, she was busily sorting through a pile of papers on her desk. Harry and Hermione stepped into the fireplace and said, 'the ministry of magic'. A moment later they landed in one of the many large ornate fireplaces in the Ministry of Magic's Atrium. It was fairly empty because it was the middle of the day. They made their way to the lifts that were just inside the golden gates. They pressed the button for the fourth floor, and rode in relative silence. A cool voice came over the intercom announcing they had arrived at fourth floor, the department of Magical News and Information. They stepped off the lift into a chaotic office with people rushing arou
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As soon as they got back to Hogwarts a week later one of the first things they noticed was pamphlets had been put up on all the noticed boards informing seventh year students that they would each be required to have a meeting with Professor McGonagall to discuss the career they were hoping to pursue. That Tuesday evening Harry, Ginny, Neville, Luna, and Hermione were sitting in Harry's room discussing that very topic.
"Well of course I want to work for the Quibbler with my Dad." Luna was saying, "There's not a lot of specific N.E.W.T.s needed for a job in news, but I know you need one in History of Magic, and one in Charms to be a newspaper manager, which is what Daddy is making me."
"How about you Neville?" said Harry.
"I don't really know yet " said Neville, "I want to do something with Herbology, but I'm hoping after I go to China I'll have a better idea of what jobs to look at." He said with a shrug, and Luna patted his arm.
"You want to be an Auror
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A week and a half later they were making there way towards King's Cross, as they stood on platform nine and three quarters saying there goodbyes to Mr. and Mrs. Weasley, and also to Ron. Harry thought to how the last time he had been on this platform it had been with Dumbledore and it had been in another place. Harry pulled his head back to reality; Mrs. Weasley was hurrying them onto the train. They waved goodbye, and Ron blew Hermione a kiss. The three of them found their way to a compartment. The train was not as crowded as usual, and soon Luna and Neville joined them. Harry had always suspected something w
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Harry was lying on his back in the cold dirt, and every muscle in his body ached. George appeared above him and offered him a hand up, which he took gratefully. He picked up the large black motorcycle that was lying on its side at the edge of the road and began to push it back up the lane, to where Ginny and Teddy were sitting on a stump watching him.
"You alright Harry?" said Ginny, as he came closer.
"Yeah I'm fine " he said, "but I'm going to have some interesting bruises tonight."
"Now Harry you have to remember... if you let the clutch out too fast... you stall, and then you crash " said George.
"Got it..." said Harry, as he remounted the motorcycle.
"Go Uncle Harry!" cheered Ginny, as she bounced Teddy up and down in her lap, and clapped his hands together, he squealed appreciatively.
Harry pushed his foot down and the bike roared to life he slowly let the clutch off the way George told him too and the bike moved forward