Whenever anyone comments that Ron and Hermione wouldn’t have lasted long-term, I remind them that there are 19 whole years prior to the epilogue that we don’t see. We have no idea how much they changed and grew over those years. We also know comparatively little about Hermione’s pre-Hogwarts childhood, but based on her mannerisms, I imagine she had rather strict parents. I feel like she needed to end up with someone like Ron, who could bring out the mischievous, fun-loving side in her.
Give me angry Pansy pining after Draco who's pining after Harry who's pining after Ginny who's pining after Dean who's pining after Seamus who's also pining after Dean
Give me Pansy who tries something new every year to get Draco’s attention and being so angry when he doesn’t notice
Give me Draco ignoring Pansy because Potter is nearby and that Granger girl is far too close to him Pansy /look/
Give me Harry ranting to Hermione about Ginny because she’s been spending a lot of time with Neville, are they dating? And Hermione patiently explaining that, no, they aren’t dating because Luna and Neville are dating
Give me Ginny ranting to Luna about Dean because he’s always with /Seamus/
Give me Dean talking to Ron in a hushed voice in the common room at night about Seamus and how he totally likes me, right?
Give me Seamus having the same conversation with Ron the next morning at breakfast and being confused when Ron sighs and mumbles something about pining idiots
Give me eighth year friendships that turn into relationships
Give me Hermione and Pansy who try and get Draco and Harry together and end up having a fling. It doesn’t work out because Pansy starts thinking that maybe she doesn’t want a relationship
Give me Pansy who gets a dog and names it Clifford because what, Hermione, I’ve watched the show
Give me Draco and Harry who are pushing into a relationship by Pansy and Hermione and are reluctant at first, but then they realize that, hey, they actually work
Give me Ginny who gets even closer to Luna after the war and when Luna and Neville break up, is confused as to why she is relieved because she doesn’t like /Neville/
Give me Dean who draws Seamus in all his free time because he has a really nice smile
Give me Seamus finding the drawings and confronting Dean about them because these are /good/ but there are so many and how long has he been doing this?
Give me Seamus getting confused when Dean gets flustered because he doesn’t like him, right?
Give me Dean who kisses Seamus on the spot because it’s now or never
Give me Hermione who is fed up with all of this pining
Give me Ron who laughs harder everyday because these gay idiots have no idea they like each other
Give me Neville who ends up in a relationship with Hannah Abbot because she shares his love of plants and he really loved Luna, but more as a sister than anything
Give me Weasley dinners with Ron and Hermione, Draco and Harry, Neville and Hannah, Luna and Ginny, Dean and Seamus, Pansy and Clifford
Give me Molly going frantic because /so many jumpers/ and how do you even make a jumper for a /dog/
Give me couples swapping jumpers
Give me happy Hogwarts kids in happy, loving relationships
The beach was absolutely stunning! When we arrived at the beach house, Sirius droped his bags and ran to the turquoise water, making sure he removed his shirt. Teddy giggled and ran after him but I catched him before he got to far.
“Wait a minute you little monkey, you need your life vest and some sunscreen..” I said.
“But Padda is there!” Teddy said.
“Yes but Padda is an idiot and he’ll get sunburned. C'mon it’ll be quick, then you can go in the water.”
I put on Teddy’s lifevest and coated his skin with sunscreen. I removed my shirt and took Teddy’s hand as we walked to the water.
“Is that the sea?”
“It is Ted. Do you like it?”
“Yes. It’s pretty. But.. Where are the fishies?”
“They are somewhere. Maybe they’re a bit scared because we are here.” I said, his hand still holding two of my fingers.
“Okay. But I don’t want to hurt them, I just want to see them..” Teddy said, confused.
“Maybe if we don’t move for a minute or two they would come near our feet.” I said.
“Okay don’t move dadda, we’re gonna wait for the fishies.” He said, squeezing my hand tighter.
After a few seconds only, a small blue and green fish approached Teddy’s small feet.
“Look Ted! There’s a fishy!” I said, pointing it to him.
“Ohh! He’s cute! Hi fishy!” He said, waving to the fish.
“I think he likes you.” I smiled.
“How should we name him dadda?”
“Yes! Hi Blue!”
I smiled at how cute this moment was.
“I like fishies dadda.”
“Maybe we could get you a fishy stuffed animal at the shop tommorow? Would you like that?” I asked, knowing how he liked them.
“Yes!! Just like Blue!” He said, claping his hands together.
Sirius swam to us and took Teddy in his arms.
“Padda! We made a new friend! He’s a fishy and his name his Blue!” Teddy said, looking at his father with big eyes.
“You did? That’s great! Want to see what I found under the water?” Sirius asked.
He took out a beautiful seashell from his bathing suit pocket. You know the ones where you can hear the sea if you put it close to your ear. He showed it to Teddy and he smiled.
“If you put it right there, close to your ear, you can listen to the sea. So when you are home and you miss being here, you take it and you can listen to the sea talking to you.” Sirius explained.
“Really?” Teddy asked.
We ate dinner on the beach, sitting on a blanket. The view was absolutely beautiful. I didn’t regret taking Teddy here. We were all together. Teddy fell asleep on the blanket so Sirius picked him up slowly and got inside the little cottage to go put him in his crib. The sun was set and the sky was getting darker and darker so I lit up the fire. Sirius came back with a bottle of wine and two wineglasses with a smirk on his face.
“Look at you being an amazing husband!” I giggled.
“What can I say..” he smirked.
We drank our wine and looked at the ocean waves slowly approaching us. Sirius had took with him Teddy’s monitor so if something was wrong we could go check on him. We were laying on the blanket just looking at the stars and i realized that Sirius still hadn’t put his shirt back on. I think he was trying to turn me on.. it kinda worked. As the time passed, we got closer and closer to eachother. My fingers were slowly drawing random shapes on his tanned muscles.
“It tickles..” Sirius said, breaking the silence.
“Oh sorry..” i said, stopping.
“No.. Don’t stop.. I like it..” Sirius said, his eyes closed.
I smiled to myself and continued brushing the tip of my fingers on his muscled torso. His bare skin was rising up and down following his breathing. We could only hear the fire cracking and the waves breaking a few feet away from us. It was perfect. I leaned on my elbow and slowly kissed Sirius’ soft muscled torso. I heared him gasped silently and his fingers found their way to my curls who were still salty. He pulled me softly so I could kiss his lips, tasting the salt. He was still laying down as I was holding myself with my two arms. His hands brushed against my sides to my waist where he tried to remove my dry swimming suit.
“You have sand on your butt cheeks..” he whispered in my ear making me giggle.
“Well we’re on a beach what did you expect..” I smirked, kissing him once more.
He laughed and his hands explored my body a bit more. I was glad that no one was sharing this beach because we were kinda having a moment. I tangled my fingers in Sirius’ hair and he let a soft noise leave his mouth. I loved when he did that because it showed me that he was enjoying what we were doing. His eyes were tight shut and he breathed fastly through the kiss. I took that as a sign to kiss down his jaw and neck, leaving a few red marks on his tanned skin. It was one of the best moments of my life. We were alone, skin to skin, lips to lips… After a few minutes, Sirius and I were cuddled against eachother, a thin layer of blanket covering our bare skins. We weren’t talking. We were just enjoying eachothers presence, enjoying the pleasurable feeling that was still sparkling in our lower tummies.
“Babe?” Sirius said, his voice raspy.
“Yes?” I said, lifting my head so I could meet his eyes.