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Four years pass as Hermione raises her son. “Danny! Your Uncle Ron is coming over!” Hermione yelled up the stairs. “Hurry up!” A young boy about 4 years old came running down the stairs.

“Where is he?” He asked waiting at the door.

“He’s not coming in by door silly. He’s coming by floo.”

“Ohh.” He said running towards the fireplace. The fire turned green and Ron popped out a moment later.

“Hey Danny.” Ron said pulling the little boy into a hug. “You’re looking more like your father every day.” Hermione smiled from the doorway. “I brought you something.” Ron said.

“What?” Danny asked searching the pockets of his uncle. Ron pulled out a mini broom.

“Reducio.” Ron said pointing his wand at the broom. It grew to the normal size of about 5 feet.

“Ronald.” Hermione said scowling.

“Don’t worry, it only hovers a couple feet off the ground and it doesn’t go fast.” Ron smiled and stood up.

“Wow!” Danny said.

“What do you say Danny?” Hermione said coming into the room.

“Thank you Uncle!” Danny said hugging Ron tightly before running off with his broom.

“Thanks for stopping by.” Hermione said. “He likes to see you.”

“Any time.” Ron smiled.

“Want some tea?”

“Sure.” Ron said following Hermione into the kitchen. He sat down at the table and waited for her to sit before he said anything. “So how are you holding up?”

“I’m doing good. Work at the Ministry is busy as always.” Hermione said taking a sip of her tea. “Danny’s always causing trouble around the house. Making things happen.”

“So he’s shown his first signs of magic then?” Ron asked.

“Well of course, Fred and George can’t stop showing him how to do things.” Hermione laughed. “He loves you guys so much. You mean the world to him. And to me.” Hermione said seriously. “Thank you for always being there for me.”

“Of course. We’re your family.” Ron said smiling.

“I’m glad he’s shown signs of magic, he’s pretty smart with it too.” Hermione beamed. “So how are you and Luna?”

“Great. We moved in together last week.” Ron nodded. “I admit, it’s a little weird sharing a place with a girl.” Hermione laughed. “But I love her.”

“I’m happy for the both of you.” Hermione said. “How’s Gin doing?”

“Good. Healer life is treating her good. She just finished her internship and she’s helping the big Healers.”

“That’s good news.” Hermione smiled. “I haven’t talked to her in ages. We’re both busy with work and we’ve gone our separate ways. I should call her for some tea.”

“She’d like it.” Ron said. “But then again you haven’t talked to a lot of people you used to.”

“Besides Danny’s immediate family and of course Fred, George, me and my parents.”

“Yeah. I can’t keep Danny away from his family.”

“When was the last time you went?” Ron asked talking about Harry’s grave.

“Months ago.” Hermione said shaking her head. “I’ve been really busy with the Ministry and Danny. I haven’t had time.”

“Hermione, come on. We’re going there.” Ron said getting up. “Danny!” He called.

“Ron no.” Hermione said standing up as well. “I can’t go.”

“You can’t or you wont?” Ron asked. Danny came gliding into the room on his new broom.

“It’s awesome!” Danny yelled in happiness.

“I’m glad you like it.” Ron said helping him off the broom. “Go get your shoes and coat on.”

“Where are we going?”

“We’re going to visit your dad.”

“Oh.” Danny said bowing his head and then looked up at Hermione. “We’re going to daddy’s grave?”

“Yeah baby.” Hermione said kneeling in front of him. “I think it’s time we went again.”

“Okay, I’ll get my coat.” Danny said before leaving the kitchen. He came back a few minutes later with his coat zipped up and his shoes untied. Hermione kneeled down again and tied his shoes for him. They didn’t say a word but silently agreed on leaving the house. She drove them to the graveyard and found his stone. Hermione magically had flowers appear in her hand and then sat them in front of his gravestone.

“Hey Harry.” Hermione said sitting down. “I miss you.” There was silence before she said anything else. “Danny came to see you.” He came forward and sat in her lap. “He looks like you more and more each day.” She started to cry.

“Come on Danny.” Ron said from behind. “Lets leave your mom some time alone.” Danny nodded and got up. He didn’t leave without giving her a hug first. “We’ll wait for you in the car.”

“Thanks.” Hermione said. She didn’t say anything until she was sure they were far enough away. “Why’d you have to go? You weren’t supposed to die.” She cried into her hands. “I wish you could have met your son. He’s like you in every way and he needs a father. He needs you.” She quickly wiped the tears from her eyes and stood up. “I love you.” She kissed her hand and then touched his gravestone. “I’ll see you later.”

She had a nightmare that night. Harry walked into the house and up to her room. Hermione thought she woke up but in truth she was still dreaming. “Harry?” Hermione called from her bed. “That can’t be you. You died.”

“I came back for you.” He said coming closer. “To kill you!” He shouted and she immediately woke up.

“Mommy?” Danny asked from the door. “Are you okay?”

“Yeah baby, I’m okay. What are you doing up? It’s late.”

“You were making noises. We’re you having a bad dream?”

“Yeah, I guess I was. Come here.” Hermione said holding out her arms. Danny jumped onto the bed and hugged her.

“Can I sleep with you?” He asked.

“Of course.” She smiled. The next night she was having the same nightmare until she woke up hearing someone walk in her front door. She wrapped a robe around herself and crept out of her room. She heard voices coming from downstairs.

“I couldn’t wait to see her.” Someone said. “It’s been too long.”

“I know. But I think it would be better if you saw her in the morning.” A voice that sounded like Ron said. “She might be freaked out. I was.”

“I can’t wait. I have to see her.” Hermione turned on the lights and the boys froze.

“Who’s there?” Hermione called out.

“Hermione, it’s Ron.” Ron said as Hermione came out from the stairs. “Put your wand down.” He laughed. She didn’t do so and kept it pointed at the hooded figure.

“Who’s that?” She asked as she got off the stairs. The man’s hood fell down revealing a raven black haired man with glasses. “Harry?” She whispered.

“Yeah.” He said stepping into the light.

“It’s not possible.” She shook her head and backed away. “You…you died. I saw your body.”

“We all thought he had died.” Ron said. “Madam Pomfrey couldn’t find a pulse or a heart beat. But in truth, they were all shallow. Dumbledore took him in and helped him regain his strength.”

“And no one told me?” Hermione asked as tears formed in her eyes. “After his funeral, after months of me crying over him, after 4 years, no one decided to tell me?”

“I didn’t even know until last night.” Ron said.

“Does he know?” Hermione asked.

“Know what?” Ron asked.

“About my son.” Ron looked back at Harry who by the looks of it had no idea he had a son.

“Mommy!” Danny called from upstairs. “What’s going on?” He came into view and ran downstairs.

“Your uncle just stopped by for a midnight chat.” She said quietly.

“Uncle Ron!” Danny said leaping forward and giving him a hug.

“Danny.” Hermione said kneeling in front of him. “This is your dad.” Danny looked around Ron and at the strange man.

“But daddy’s dead.” He said.

“That’s what I thought too, honey.” Hermione said and then she stood up. “Harry, meet your son.”

“Daddy!” Danny shouted as he caught a glimpse of Harry’s face. Harry lifted Danny up and hugged him. Tears started falling from her eyes.

“I think I should get going to leave you guys alone to talk.” Ron said. “Bye Danny.”

“Bye Uncle.” Danny said waving as Ron took the floo back.

“Umm, would you like some tea?” Hermione choked out.

“Sure.” Harry said nodding and they walked into the kitchen.

“Danny, I think you need to go back off to bed.” Hermione said.

“But mum…” He whined.

“No buts. It’s nearly midnight and I don’t want you being tired in the morning. So off to bed you go.”

“Is daddy going to be here in the morning?” Danny asked. Hermione looked at Harry and he nodded.

“Of course he is.” Hermione said. “Now give him a hug and a kiss and say goodnight.”

“Night daddy.” He said hugging him and then kissed him on the cheek.

“Night.” Harry said smiling and watched him leave the kitchen. “How old is he?” He asked.

“He turns 5 next week.” Hermione said.

“I’ve been gone that long?” He shook his head in disbelief. “If I knew…”

“It’s okay. I just thought that someone would have told me; so that I could have seen you, so you could have seen your son.”

“But I’m here now and I’m not going anywhere.” He got up and walked over to her. She started crying. “Shh, it’s okay.”

“I cried every night.” Hermione said as he hugged her. “Danny was the only thing that kept me going because I saw you in him. His hair, his eyes, his stubbornness and the knack for getting in trouble.”

“How come you never told me you were pregnant?” He asked.

“I didn’t know until I got to the Hospital Wing the day of the war. Madam Pomfrey could tell.”

“I’m sorry I wasn’t there.”

“It’s not your fault.” Hermione smiled and looked up at him. “I’m just glad you’re here now.”

“So am I.” He smiled back. “Come on, it’s late and you look tired.” He grabbed her hand and led her to the bedroom. When they reached the door he stopped her. “You never opened it?” He asked rubbing her left hand.

“No.” Hermione said shaking her head. “You told me to open it when you got back.”

“Hermione.” He smiled and rubbed her cheek. “Where is it?”

“It’s in here.” Hermione said walking with him to her bedside table. She opened the top drawer and took out the small box. “I thought about opening but I couldn’t.”

“It’s okay.” He nodded and smiled. “Sit down.” He instructed. She sat down on the bed and then he got on one knee.

“Harry.” She said lightly.

“Hermione, I’ve loved you from the moment I saw you and I’ve waited long enough to give you this. Will you marry me?” Harry asked opening the box and revealing a square cut diamond.

“Yes.” She smiled and cried at the same time. He placed the ring on her finger and kissed her lightly. “I love you.” She said hugging him. “And I missed you.” She closed her eyes and roamed her right hand in his hair and smelled his scent in.

“I love you too.” He said.

‘Please, don’t let this moment end.’ Hermione said to herself as they slipped into bed. She woke up the next morning in Harry’s arms and couldn’t stop smiling. ‘Thank you.’ She said and went back to sleep.

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I hope you like, I'm trying to work out a plot for the next sequel, but I'm not sure it'll work. We'll see and keep looking back for new stories. I'm hoping to have a new story out within the next couple of months.

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