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The Life as a Family Begins by 2525yasmin

Format: Short story
Chapters: 3
Word Count: 3,023
Status: Abandoned

Rating: 12+
Warnings: No Warnings

Genres: Romance
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny

First Published: 01/08/2005
Last Chapter: 08/23/2005
Last Updated: 08/23/2005

Is the new life that Harry, Ginny, Ron, and Hermione have to indure going to be fun or stinky, loud, and late nighted.

Chapter 1: The Life as a Family Begins
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Harry, Ron and Hermione had been out of Hogwarts for two years and Ginny one year. They lived in two flats right next door to each other. Ron and Hermione married right after graduation and are now expecting a new baby. Harry and Ginny married last year after Ginny graduated and they are also expecting as well. But our story today starts like this.

Hermione had tied her hair back and was looking for a bucket, because it was time for spring cleaning. Ron was still in bed hoping to be woken up by the smell of hot coffee, but instead was woken by Hermione singing to herself as she worked. So he quietly walked down the flight of stairs leading into the living area. He stood against the wall next to the door that led into the kitchen where Hermione was at. Hermione stood up with a grunt also grabbing her stomach because she had been on the floor. Ron ran in grabbing her around her waist and pulled her up.
“Oh Ronald you’re so sweet to me” said Hermione sarcastically.
“Well…..”Said Ron grabbing a chair behind him and gently placing Hermione in it.
Now at Harry and Ginny’s flat the tables were turned Ginny was still in bed and Harry was fixing breakfast in the kitchen. Harry quietly walked up their flight of steps and stood in the doorway of their room, looking at Ginny sleeping soundly in their bed. Ginny groaned slightly and rolled over.”Sweety, honey”said Harry gently stroking her hair.
“Hmmm….”Said Ginny blinking in the light.
“I’ve made breakfast down stairs” said Harry.
“Ooom, thank you honey” said Ginny gently grabbing Harry’s shoulder and pulling herself up. They walked down stairs and Harry was behind Ginny holding her waist.

Back at Ron and Hermione’s flat Ron had taken Hermione up stairs hoping she would get some sleep. “But I have to clean, that’s what ‘spring cleaning’ means” Hermione objected.

“No, we’ll clean later, but right now you need to rest” said Ron getting up and kissing her on the lips. He walked down stairs to get something to eat. He opened the fridge and grabbed the carton of milk, opened it and poured it in his mouth without even bothering to get a glass. Then Ron decided to go say hi to Harry. So he got his shoes on and walked out the door.

‘Knock, knock, knock’ went Harry’s door. “Hi, Ron” said Harry inviting Ron into the kitchen where Harry and Ginny were sitting eating breakfast.

“Hi, Harry, Hermione is sleeping so I thought I’d come over and say hi” said Ron grabbing a chair next to Ginny. “Hi, Ginny how are you feeling today?” Asked Ron.

“Hi, Ron I’m doing just fine my back hurts a little, but other than that I’m fine” said Ginny looking down at her belly and rubbing it.
“That’s good, yea Hermione is sleeping” said Ron “hopefully” he added.
“So, Ron what have you been doing this morning?” said Harry taking his breakfast dish to the sink and rinsing it off.
“Oh, not much woke up to Hermione on the floor cleaning” said Ron emphasizing the floor. “I had to help her up when she went to get up she couldn’t do it, I better go and check on Hermione” said Ron getting up and heading toward the door.
“Well talk to ya later Ron” said Harry getting a glass of water for Ginny.
“Oh, Harry here is your Daily Prophet” said Ron handing it over to Harry.
“Thanks” said Harry taking it from Ron.

Chapter 2: Welcome the Babies
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As Ron entered his flat he heard a small scratching noise, coming from upstairs. So he quietly walked up the stairs and opened the door to their room. “Hermione!!!!” Said Ron stepping across the threshold with his arms crossed.

“Oh, Honey” said Hermione quickly closing her ink well and putting her Healer application and quill away.

“You were supposed to be resting, you’re at your seventh month, that baby could come at any time in the next couple of months and all you’re worrying about is a stupid application” said Ron helping her back into bed and covering her up.

“But…” “No buts” said Ron closing the door. “Oh and when I come back I want you asleep” said Ron closing the door again.

At Harry and Ginny’s flat Harry came back into the kitchen and found Ginny sleeping in her oat meal. “Oh, Ginny come on upstairs” said Harry taking her bowl to the sink and grabbing a wash clothe. He gently dabbed the oats off her face and carried her to bed.
* * *
A couple of months later, Hermione and Ginny both woke up to contractions minutes apart. “HARRY!” Went Ginny’s scream.
“RON!” Went Hermione’s scream at the same time as Ginny’s.
“Yes, yes what is it” said Harry and Ron at the same time.
“Call St. Mungo’s NOW!” Screamed Ginny and Hermione. The boys did not even bother calling, they just carried the girls to the living area and apparented.

Within hours Ron, Hermione, Harry, and Ginny were proud parents. Hermione had twins, girls, named Pollean and Ally. Ginny had a little boy in which they named Sirius after Harry’s God father. Harry and Ron got on payphones and called all their friends and family.

“Hello” said the receiver on the phone it was Lupin an old friend of Harry’s.
“Hi Lupin it’s me, Harry” said Harry twirling the cord around his finger. “I have some good news” said Harry tuning to face Ginny’s open door.
“What is it? Oh, you and Ginny had your baby huh” said Lupin.
“Yea, it’s a boy we named him Sirius” said Harry leaning on the phone booth.
“That’s a good choice Sirius would be proud” said Lupin tending to the fire.
“Well I better let you go, I got a few more people to call, so bye” said Harry turning back around.
“It was nice talking to you oh and congratulations” said Lupin hanging up the phone. Harry did the same. Harry called the rest of the people on his list of people who would want to know about the good news. Not as many people on his list as there was on Ron’s, but he did not care. The next morning they were allowed to go home. So they all (meaning Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, and the babies) apparented back to their designated flats.

* * *
Three months later Hermione noticed that Ally was not feeling well so she called Ginny to ask advice of what she should do. “Hello is this Ginny” said Hermione with Ally in her arms slowing rocking her.
“No just a minute Hermione” said Harry taking the phone to Ginny.
“Oh, hi Harry” said Hermione she waited for a moment but, then Ginny answered.
“Hello, Hermione how are you getting along with two growing girls?” said Ginny grabbing a bottle out of the fridge for Sirius.
“Good for the most part, it’s just that little Ally isn’t feeling well and I need a mother’s advice as to what I should do” said Hermione gesturing to Ron to come here and help her up out of the chair so she could put down Ally in her bassinet.
“Ah, poor thing what are her symptoms I have this neat little book with all kinds of colds and any illness you can think of” said Ginny sitting down in her hand made rocking chair from Ron.
“Just the normal cough, nose thing I think it’s just a cold but I don’t know what to give her” said Hermione picking up Pollean and grabbing her bottle.
“Oh ok just give her Tylenol if she has a fever but, if not let it run its coarse ok” said Ginny getting up to lay down Sirius.
“Ok thanks” said Hermione hanging up the phone.

Later that week little Ally just kept getting worse so finally Hermione and Ron took her to doctor. “I believe she has a new kind of illness that is still in the lab being researched but, we have a name for it already” said Ally’s Pediatrician touching the end of his right hand fingers to his left hand fingers.
“What is it then?” asked Hermione trembling so bad that Ron had to squeeze her shoulders gently to get her to stop.
“Philiacidus, its symptoms are the same as an average cold” said the doctor twiddling his thumbs.
“What causes it?” asked Ron “and what are the effects?” Ron was doing all the talking now because Hermione had turned her head and was now crying on his shoulder.
“Having a cold when in the womb and you can never tell if it happened until now of course and it affects nothing really except when she has a cold then the cold is not a normal cold it gets a little worse like her breathing gets raspier and nose goes gets runnier things like that” said the doctor. “Oh and you will need a respirator this is a machine that’s helps her breathing during a cold and you can get one at any pharmacy”
“Thanks so we just need to use it wile she has a cold?” said Ron writing this all down.
“Yes oh and in the morning and at night or any time during the day she might need it during the cold but she has to have it done at least in the morning and before bed ok” said the doctor.
“Ok, thanks” said Ron turning to Hermione in a chair behind him hugging Ally tightly. “Come on honey time to go home” Ron grabbed Hermione by the hand and pulled her up off the chair and handing her purse to her.

When they got home Ron said “I’m going to tell Ginny and Harry, ok”
“Okayyy” trembled Hermione holding tight to Ally.
“It’s gonna be ok, ok” said Ron leaning down and kissing her on the forehead then doing the same to Ally then walked out the door.

Chapter 3: Philiacidus
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“Honey, please hold still!” said Hermione to a screaming and thrashing Ally. Ally did not like to use the respirator but it was for her own good no matter how hard it was for her.
“No respiater” said little Ally for she was now almost a year old and did not like her daily treatments.
“Yes, Ally you need to do your treatment!” said Ron very Stern walking into the living room with a box of cookies in his hand.
“Ronald that isn’t fare you’re dangling cookies in her face when she can’t have any!” said Hermione struggling to hold down Ally and give her, her treatment at the same time. As Ron and Hermione bickered about the cookies Ally rolled off the couch and landed on the floor then crawled up the stairs before her parents noticed she was gone.
“ALLY!!” said both of them at the same time starting up the stairs and when they reached her Hermione bent over and picked her up.
“Ally no, no the stairs are not for you” said Hermione now she had calmed down and was talking not yelling at Ally. A faint cry came from the girl’s bedroom it was little Pollean who was also almost a year old Ron followed the cry to the door to their room and opened it to find Pollean had woken up from her nap. He picked her up and walked to Hermione saying,
“Hermione umm… your daughter reeks.”
“My daughter why is she always my daughter when she needs a diaper change” said Hermione trading baby’s with Ron. *Cough, cough* “Ron can you get Ally to do her treatment I tried for an hour before you came home from the Ministry” said Hermione noticing the cough as she unbuttoned Pollean’s pants.
“Why can’t you do it I’m beat I had seventeen Muggles that needed memory charms done and also one of those dang Muggles that needed the memory charm was because he some how found out how to get into the Ministry it self!”
“Oh my gosh! Did you fix it though?” said Hermione pulling on a new flowered dress for Pollean. It had a blue background with pink, purple, and yellow flowers on it; also it had little bloomers with ruffles on the butt. Then she changed Ally into the same dress so they would match when they went to town.
“Oh yeah I fixed it, took me six whole hours to do it though because I had to memory modify the Muggle, and clean up the mess he’d caused and on top of all that by the time we caught up with him he’d already told sixteen Muggles about us and who knows we could be on the Muggle NEWS by now” said Ron Munching on a cookie. Hermione grabbed it and the box out of his hand and threw them away.
“What did I tell you Ronald!” said Hermione with her hands on her hips and tapping her left foot. “Now go get the stroller out of the closet and unfold it, I’ll get the diaper bag ready” said Hermione bending over to pick up the wipes to put them in the bag. When the diaper bag was ready and the stroller out and unfolded Hermione sat Ally on the couch and said, “Ron you hold her down and I’ll do the treatment” so Ron held her down and Hermione did the treatment to a very upset Ally. When the treatment was through Hermione buckled Ally into the stroller and then Pollean and away they went. It was sunny and warm day as the walked down the cobble stoned street.
“Toys!” screamed Ally and Pollean they did this every time they went to town.
“Honey I’ll be in here looking for some clothes for the girls” said Hermione gesturing toward a little shop to the right of them. She walked in and headed to the back of the store that’s where they kept the Clearance racks she started at a rack with shirts on it and started flicking through it as rounded the corner of the rack she bumped into Ginny who was also shopping for Sirius she had four shirts in her hand and a cute bathrobe with dinosaurs on it. “Hi Ginny just looking for a few things for the girls and you?” said Hermione who now had six shirts in her hand.
“Hi Hermione I’m shopping for some shirts because little Sirius has just grown so fast that none of the shirts we have at home fits him any more” said Ginny looking at the size of a new shirt then placing back on the rack. “Harry is taking Sirius to look at toys today I thought they needed a boy’s day out” said Ginny picking out a pair of pants for her son.
“Yeah Ron is outside probably trying to get the girls to be quiet about the whole toy issue” said Hermione giggling to herself as she thought maybe he’d given in and taken them to the toy shop. “Do you think Pollean would like this one?” said Hermione holding it up to her chest to see the effect of what it would look like on Pollean.
“Yes I think so” said Ginny now with eight shirts, a bathrobe, and four pairs of pants. “Well I think this do him for a while I better go pay for it” said Ginny as she walked toward the cashier. She plopped down all her items onto the counter and started writing out a check. Hermione waited in line behind Ginny then plopped her items on the counter then grabbed her VISA and slid it through the machine in front of her she grabbed her bag of stuff and followed Ginny to the cobble stoned street. Ron was nowhere in sight so she figured they went to the toy shop with Harry and Sirius.
“Sooooo… you want to go shopping for ourselves?” said Hermione really excited because they had not been able to for a very long time.
“Let’s go look at that new robe shop down on Forge” said Ginny “its right across from the toy shop so we can watch the boys with our children” said Ginny sarcastically as they headed to the robe shop. They caught up with the boys and the children in front of the toy shop. “Hermione and I are going into this new robe shop want to join us, oh Sirius did Daddy get you a new toy” said Ginny noticing the truck in Sirius’s hand.
“And girls you got new dollies, Mommy got you girls some new clothes” said Hermione gesturing to the bag hanging off her wrist. “Well we’ll be in here ok” said Hermione to Ron and Harry who did not feel like going into the crowed shop with the strollers. Ginny saw a periwinkle colored robe hanging from a display rack that she thought would look so good on her so she grabbed it in her size and ran to the back the store where the dressing rooms were with Hermione in her wake. As Ginny was changing Hermione spotted a violet robe near her so she grabbed it saying “Ginny I’ll be trying on a robe too” Hermione entered the stall next to Ginny. The two girls came out at the same time and modeled their robes for each other; they absolutely adored them so they bought them after changing back into their clothes. When they retuned to their family outside the shop they showed them what they had gotten.
“I’m sure it looks gorgeous on you Ginny” said Harry after seeing the new robe.
“You’ll look beautiful in it Hermione” said Ron.
“Hungy!” said the children as it was almost time for lunch
“Oh I never realized it was this late we better get going home” said Ginny looking at her watch. “We’ll see you later then” said Ginny walking away with Harry and Sirius and Ron, Hermione and the twins did the same.