Continued from here.Hermione wanted to tell Fred that she wasn't going to tell her any such thing when Rupert and Wesley walked into the room. She was glad when Wesley told Fred that her idea was brilliant, so that she'd realize that they were with her, no matter what."Of course we aren't, love," Rupert said. "Siedel didn't expect you to live through your ordeal, I'm sure. His sending you to another dimension was simply a convenient way to...make sure no one found you. And to keep his hands clean.""Fred," Hermione said, walking over to the bed and sitting down next to her. "He tried to take you away from me. The last time someone killed someone I loved, I..."She paused for a moment, looking down at her hands before looking up at Fred. She had never told anyone this before - not even Rupert knew. Only Harry did. And Harry had promised never to tell."When Ron died, I was lying on the floor in pain, his body right next to me, Voldemort nearby. Now, there are three spells that every witch and wizard are taught to never, ever use, no matter what the circumstances, on another witch or wizard. If they do, they're branded evil...wrong..." She took a deep breath. "The worst of the lot is Avada Kedavra, the killing curse. And when Ron fell next to me, I grabbed his wand because mine was being held by Voldemort...and I said it.""Hermione," Rupert said softly.She shrugged. "It didn't work...but I had to try." She reached out and pushed Fred's hair back from her face. "So I understand why you have to do this. He wanted to kill you, and he's killed others. He has to be stopped because I will not let him take you or the babies away from me. From us. So whatever you have to do, I'll be there with you.""As will I," Wesley said."And I," Rupert agreed. "But only if you want this, Fred. You're the one he hurt. You're the one who makes the decision how we proceed with this."
Fred's eyes widened as her fiance and lovers agreed to help her out. She sat there, her eyes to the floor as Hermione told her she had tried to kill someone before. No one had ever wanted to help Fred like this before and soon she had buried her face in her hands and had started to sob."Fred, love?" Rupert asked, moving closer to the bed. "All right, love?""Yes...I just...I've never had anyone ever want to help me kill someone before," she cried. "And that sounded like I've done this before and I haven't."Fred removed her hands from her face to find Wesley and Rupert were both holding out handkerchiefs to her. She laughed a little and snuggled closer to Hermione. "I think we should do it. Tonight he'll be in his office because I saw his schedule," she said with a sniffle."We can start planning now," Wesley said as he put his handkerchief away."Can we snuggle first?" Fred asked, looking at all of them. "I'm really hormonal and it's either snuggle or start yelling at all of you."Wesley and Rupert looked at each other, and nodded. "Sounds lovely," Rupert said with a small smile.Fred scooted onto the bed and waited for the rest of them to join her.
When Fred asked if they could snuggled before planning what they were going to do to Siedel, Hermione nodded. Even with the connection suppressed, she could see how bad her fiancee needed them right now. How much this was hurting her. She knew that they were making the right decision - that Siedel had to be stopped - but right know, they needed to show that they were together.Once Fred had scooted over, Hermione slid over as well, wrapping herself more securely around her fiancee's body. Rupert crawled onto the foor of the bed and up behind Fred, his arms encircling her from the other side. A moment later, Hermione felt Wesley pressing up behind her, so both of them were securely held by the two most important men in their lives.This was their family. And nothing was going to be allowed to tear them apart. Never again.
Sometimes, Fred couldn't believe she was in love with three people. She had never felt this complete before in her life, especially with all three of them there with her. Thoughts of Siedel quickly flew out of her mind, especially when Rupert started to rub her stomach. Fred let out a soft moan and Rupert chuckled."All right, love?" he whispered in her ear."Yes," Fred breathed."I think the portal spell Fred found would be the best course of action," Wesley said to anyone who would listen.Fred tried to tune him out as Rupert ran his hand under her skirt. When he ran his fingers over the crotch of her panties, she pressed forward. "Please, Rupert. I need you," she groaned out.Rupert moved her so he could undress her, while Wesley continued to talk about their revenge. When Fred was completely naked, he stood and took off his own clothes. Fred looked at Hermione and smirked. She leaned forward and softly kissed her fiancee."Maybe you need to get Wesley to shut up," Fred whispered against Hermione's lips."Yes, please, Hermione. I don't know how he can still be going on about that when Fred is lying here naked," Rupert said as he slid behind Fred, his erect cock pressing against her back.Wesley flushed and gave them a sheepish look. "I, um, I...yes, I do suppose a good shagging is needed," he said as he blushed.
When Wesley finally figured out that none of them were in the mood to plan quite yet, instead needing to just be with each other, Hermione found herself giggling against Fred's lips as her fiancee kissed her. Breaking the kiss with Fred, she shifted onto her back slightly to look up at Wesley. With a smile, she reached up and threaded her fingers in the short hairs at the base of his neck and pulled him down to kiss him.Wesley hummed softly against her lips, his fingers creeping up her torso to her breasts, cupping them through the material of her shirt. When they finally broke apart, they started undressing each other. Hermione shivered slightly when Wesley caressed her bare skin once her shirt and bra had sailed over the side of the bed.He then pulled her trousers and panties off before slipping off the side of the bed to pull his own jeans off. Hermione rolled back onto her side and looked into Fred's eyes, leaning forward to kiss her again, running her hand over Fred's breasts and over her nipples. As she did, she felt Wesley moving in behind her again and let out a soft groan when his hand slipped in between her legs, lifting one up and pulling it back to open her up him.His fingers then slid into her folds, causing her to buck slightly and gasp into her kiss with Fred. She opened her eyes and could see the same want that she was feeling at the moment reflected in her fiancee's eyes."Ready, love?" Wesley whispered into her ear as he pressed closer to her.She nodded, and she felt him pulling her leg back a bit more, followed by his cock pushing into her. "Oh, God..."As Wesley began thrusting into her, Hermione ran her hand down Fred's front, over the swell of her abdomen and between her legs to rub her clit. She wanted all four of them to be connected while they did this. Together.
Fred watched as Hermione and Wesley undressed each other. She knew Rupert was watching too since he was lazily rubbing her stomach. When it looked like Wesley and Hermione were ready, Rupert mimicked Wesley's actions and pulled Fred's leg back before slowly pushing into her."God, love, you're so bloody tight," he hissed.Fred groaned at the feeling of Rupert inside of her, and then shuddered when Hermione started to rub her clit. With a grin, she ran her hand down Hermione's body and found her clit. She started to rub it with her thumb as she hooked two fingers around Wesley's shaft."Oh, bloody hell!" Wesley groaned at the new sensation. "Fred...that's...not stop..."Rupert chuckled and started to thrust into Fred even harder, making her shudder and rub Hermione even harder. She looked into her fiancee's eyes and smiled. "We should do this more often. Make them do all the work," she whispered before deeply kissing her.After a few more thrusts, Fred could feel herself falling over the edge. She cried out and clenched around Rupert's cock. Soon, she could feel him spilling inside of her and she groaned. Relaxing in his arms, she watched Wesley and Hermione finish, and smiled."That was wonder-oh!" Her hand went down to her stomach and she gave all of them a wide-eyed look. "I think one of the babies is moving!"
Hermione groaned when she felt Fred's thumb on her clit and closed her eyes, awash in sensations. Part of her wondered what Fred was doing that had caused Wesley's reaction, but she was getting so lost in own and in trying to keep up what she was doing to her fiancee that she couldn't look down.When Fred's thumb pressed harder on her, though, Hermione gasped, her eyes flying open. She smiled at her and nodded. "This is rather lovely," she said before Fred kissed her."Just lovely?" Wesley asked, and suddenly, Hermione felt him speeding up his thrusts as he reached around to fondle her breasts. She let out a soft cry just as Fred did as well, telling both of them that she was coming. Wesley kissed her shoulder. "Beautiful, aren't they?"Hermione nodded, seeing Rupert shudder. She pressed harder back against Wesley and knew she wasn't going to last much longer. "Wes...""I know, love," he whispered as he thrust into her a few more times. "Let go."Just as he buried himself into her one last time, Hermione let out a strangled cry, trapping Wesley deep inside. He groaned into her ear, and a moment later, she felt herself filled with his warmth."You all right?" he asked her after a few moments, his hands idly caressing across her as he remained inside her."Yes, I'm--baby?" she said, cutting herself off at Fred's remark. Moving her hand up, she placed it on Fred's abdomen and was rewarded with a gentle fluttering, not quite a kick, but definitely movement. Hermione's eyes opened in wonder. "It is. Oh, Fred."Wesley reached over her and lay his hand on her as well, sucking in his breath in amazement when he felt it too. "That's our children."
Fred couldn't believe their children were moving inside of her. She shifted a little so everyone could have their hand on her pregnant stomach. Feeling the babies made all of it seem more real. They were actually doing this and in a few months, they were all going to be parents. It amazed her."That was rather beautiful," Rupert murmured as the fluttering died down. He softly kissed Fred's shoulder and slipped out of the bed. A moment later, he came back with some wet cloths and towel so they could all clean up."I was thinking," Fred said as Rupert cleaned her up, "maybe we should find out the sex of the babies. That way we can name them so they aren't known as its or just the babies.""I like that idea," Wesley said as he started to clean Hermione up. "I've been doing a bit of research on babies--.""A bit?" Rupert asked as he raised his eyebrows. "All he's been reading are baby books!""I want to be prepared!" Wesley said in defense.Rupert just nodded and Wesley huffed. Fred couldn't help but to giggle. "I wonder if we'll become like that when we marry," she mused with a grin.
Hermione giggled along with Fred when Wesley got huffy with Rupert teasing him about how he had become rather focused on reading baby books recently. She had to agree because she didn't think she had seen him without one at any time in the last few weeks - and it always seemed to be a different book too, so he was obviously going through them quite quickly."Well, I don't think we will, love," Hermione told her fiancee. "For one, neither of us are Wesley.""Hey!" he said, reaching over to try to pinch her side.She slapped his hand away with a laugh and gave him a Don't make me get my wand look. "And for two, neither of us are men."The second "Hey!" was in stereo."As for your idea about finding out the sex of the babies, I think that's a great idea," she told Fred. She leaned down closer to her abdomen. "I know that I'd like to know who the two of you are in there. She sat up again. "I wonder if they might be magical. I was born to non-magical parents, and as far as I know there were no other witches or wizards in my family, so it's possible even though you, Rupert and Wesley aren't.""Well," Rupert said with a slight cough. "There some wizards and witches in mine - a couple generations back on my mother's side. Some cousins of my grandfather, I believe.""I didn't know that," Hermione said, her eyes widening a bit."It was actually how my mother's family became acquainted with my father's. My grandmother worked with my grandfather's cousin through the Ministry of Magic.""Well, whatever they become, we won't push them, right?" Wesley asked softly.
Fred blinked in surprise when Rupert admitted there were witches and wizards in his family. They increased the likely hold that she would give birth to a magical child. She didn’t know if she liked that idea or not. Would she have to give them up so they could go away to train? She didn’t think she liked the idea of her child not being with her at all times.“No, we won’t, sweetie,” she said as she reached over Hermione and took Wesley’s hand. “If one, or both, is magical, then they can decide how much training they have. All the decisions will be theirs.”“Thank you, Fred,” Wesley quietly said, as relief flooded his face. She understand why he’d asked, remembering what he had told all of them weeks earlier. Wesley didn’t want their children to be made to do anything, and she understood that.“Besides,” Rupert said as he sat up behind Fred, “they might want to be a Watcher, or a housemum, or a rock star.”“Or a scientist!” Fred added.“Or, a doctor,” Wesley said with a grin.
"Or a dentist!" Hermione interjected. When everyone looked at her, she found herself blushing a bit. "What? My parents are dentists."Rupert chuckled and reached over to pat her shoulder. "And a right honorable profession it is, too. If that's what our children want to be, then that's what they'll be."Nodding, Hermione smiled, finding that she was really looking forward to finding out what the gender of the children were. She couldn't believe that she was going to be a mum soon. Sure, not biologically, but that was something she'd never be able to do, and she felt these children were as much hers as the others. She knew they all saw it that way.But before they did that, she knew that they had something else they had to deal with first. As much as she hated thinking about that. Not what they had experienced such a wonderful moment together."Erm...what about...?" she started to ask before trailing off, shrugging slightly.Wesley, though, seemed to pick up on what she was asking. "We probably should decide what we're going to do," he said with a nod. "The sooner we deal with the problem, the sooner we can move on with things. And the sooner he won't be able to hurt anyone else."
Fred had been enjoying the talk they were having about their unborn children. She wanted it to last longer but Hermione had brought up Siedel. She didn’t say his name but all of them knew what she was talking about. “We should maybe use a spell,” Fred said with a shrug.“What sort of spell, love?” Rupert asked as he softly rubbed Fred’s arms.“One to open a portal to a Hell dimension. Give him a taste of his own medicine,” she answered.Wesley nodded and slipped off the bed. He pulled his boxers back on and picked up one of the books. “I assume you don’t want him returning?” he asked as he glanced over at Fred. She nodded and he went back to looking at the book. “Here’s a spell. It opens a portal to a dimension that’s made out of fire and...”“Then that’s the one,” Fred said as she climbed over Rupert to pick up her clothes. She put them back on and looked at the three of them. “We can all go to his office. He’ll be there until late. I’ll open the portal and one of you will push him in. We should leave soon...before he goes to have dinner.”“Just let me get dressed and I’ll be ready,” Rupert said as he got out of the bed. Fred looked over at Hermione, wishing they could still hear each other’s thoughts. “I love you,” she whispered before she leaned down to softly kiss her.
Hermione wrapped her arm around Fred's waist while Wesley found the spell to use to open the portal. Since it was a muggle spell, she wouldn't be able to say it - and it was Fred's right to say it anyway - but she had an idea of what she could do to help.While the guys got up and started to get dressed, she looked over at her fiancee, reaching up to tangle her hand in her hair as they kissed for several moments. "I love you too," she whispered back, caressing her neck gently.Once they parted, Hermioned leaned down and picked up her own clothes, quickly putting them on. As she ran her fingers through her hair, she looked over at Fred again, deciding to see what she thought of her idea."Fred, love, I know a spell that will keep Siedel immobilized," she told her. "If you want me to, I'll use it, so he won't be able to run away while you open the portal. Wesley or Rupert can push him in then."
When Hermione and her were finished kissing, Fred slipped off the bed and started to look around for her clothes. Rupert handed them to her and she silently thanked him before she slipped them on. She was buttoning the last button on her shirt when Hermione come over to her and told her about the spell she knew.It was perfect for what Fred had planned for Siedel - something she hadn't told the others about. "Sounds good, sweetie," Fred said as she ran her fingers through Hermione's hair."I'll get the car and pull it around to the front door," Wesley said as he smoothed out his hair and walked out of the room.Fred picked up the book and read over the spell a few more times. It didn't take her long to memorize the words. After setting the book down, she followed Rupert and Hermione to the front door, with her crossbow in her arms. Stepping outside, she looked at Rupert and Hermione."I'm going to sit up front with Wesley if you don't mind," she said before opening the driver side door and climbing in. When she was in, she gave Wesley a look and then looked down at her crossbow. He simply nodded and started the Jeep again.
Hermione smiled softly at Fred when she agreed to her and nodded before going over and getting her wand out of the box she kept it in on the dresser. Once she had secreted it up her sleeve, she put on her jacket and then turned to watch her fiancee read through the book, her lips moving as she read over the spell in there.She prayed this worked - she didn't want this man around to haunt Fred. She didn't want this man around anymore to hurt the woman she loved.When they walked out to meet Wes at the car, neither she or Rupert said anything when Fred asked to sit up front with Wesley, instead climbing into the backseat. The ride over to the university was done in silence, almost as if all of them where considering what the were about to do. Hermione knew she was - part of her wanted to use one of the unforgiveables on this man. Crucio to inflict pain on him the way he had inflicted years of pain on Fred, or Imperio to make him feel what it was like to be a slave to someone else's whim while frightened for his life.She knew she wouldn't, though. If she did, the American Department of Magic would know right away since she was now registered as US magical resident. When she had attempted Avada Kedavra on Voldemort, she had been using Ron's wand, and the confusion had made it easy to convince the Ministry of Magic that Voldemort had actually been the one to try it.Besides, this was Fred's vengeance. She was just there to help.When they reached the university, the car park was practically empty outside the physics building. Wesley parked, and the four of them got out of the car to head inside. When they reached the outer part of Siedel's office where his assistant usually sat, they heard a voice call out as there were footsteps coming toward the door."Hello? Who's there? Office hours are over, so I'm afraid you'll have tom--Fred? What are you...?"Before he could say anything else, Hermione had her wand out and was pointing it at Siedel. "Petrificus totalus!" she incanted, freezing Siedel in place.
Fred spent the ride over looking out the window at the passing scenery. She wasn't thinking about Siedel, instead, she was thinking about the babies and when she should make an appointment to find out their sexes. When they arrived at the building, she led the others down the hallway and toward Professor Siedel's office.She turned to look at Siedel but didn't utter a word. Instead, she calmly loaded her crossbow as Hermione did the spell. Fred then lifted the crossbow up and shot it off, it's arrow piercing Siedel's heart. "Leave him be for now. I want him to suffer," she said as she placed the crossbow on his desk and went to the file cabinet.It was locked, but thankfully, Fred had taught herself how to break into things. A skill she'd picked up in Pylea. Once it was unlocked, she pulled the bottom drawer out and picked up several folders. It was research she'd started before Pylea, and she was going to finish it without giving any credit to Siedel since he wasn't going to give her credit for her parts.With the folders tucked away in her bag, she walked over to Siedel and pulled the arrow out. She nodded at Wesley and he promptly opened the portal. "You can unfreeze him now and push him in," Fred said as she stood by Hermione. "We should get Chinese before we go home."
When Fred shot the crossbow bolt into Siedel, Hermione gasped softly in surprise before casting a second spell to keep the professor's petrified body from falling over onto the floor. Part of her was worried for a moment that her fiancee might have gone too far.Until she reminded herself that this man had been responsible for the five most horrific years in the live of the woman she loved. That had he been responsible for the disappearance and, no doubt, deaths of several more innocent students. And that he had tried to get rid of Fred again, only he would have also killed their two unborn children had he succeeded this time.Looking over at Wesley and Rupert, she saw no expression on their faces as they waited. Then Rupert turned his head to look at her, and she could see in his eyes that look. The same look he had when he had told her what he had been forced to do to Ben in Sunnydale. The look that said this was what had to be done. Hermione nodded and turned to look back over at Fred, who was digging through the bottom drawer of the filing cabinet.Once she had found what she wanted and Wesley opened the portal, Hermione recited the spell to lift the petrification charm. Blood blossomed onto Siedel's shirt where Fred had shot him, but before he could react or say anything, Rupert was pushing him into the portal. Siedel opened his mouth in a silent scream as he disappeared, the portal closing behind him moments later.Turning, Hermione wrapped her arm around Fred and kissed her temple, glad that it was over. That man would never hurt her love again."The Chinese shop is on the way home," Wesley mentioned as they turned to head out of the office."Sounds good to me," Rupert said. "We haven't had much to eat today."Nodding, Hermione looked up and saw a security camera in the hall outside the office. Raising her wand, she recited a spell that sent a short through the entire system to take out both the cameras and whatever media it was being recorded to. Obviously, no one was watching the cameras as they would have already been stopped by now. This would be enough."Let's go," she said, tightening her hold on her fiancee.
Fred stood in silence as the rest of them finished the job off for her. When she saw Siedel fall into the portal, relief rushed over her. It was finally over. She wouldn't have to worry about the professor anymore. "Thank you," she said to all of them as Hermione took her hand. She gave them all a grateful smile before they walked out of the building.About ten minutes later, they were pulling up in front of the Chinese place. Fred's back was hurting so they decided to take the food home to eat and turn in for the night. All of them got out of Jeep and went inside, where Cordy was standing, waiting for her order. "Hey, Cordy," Fred said with a smile."Oh, hey," she said with a smile when she saw the four of them."How are you been, Cordelia?" Rupert asked as Wesley ordered their food."It's going great," Cordy said as she picked up her bag of food. "Well, I need to get back to Lucas.""Lucas?" Fred asked, perking an eyebrow. "Boyfriend?"Cordy blushed and nodded. "Yeah. I met him a few weeks ago. He just moved her from England." She looked down at her watch. "I need to go. I'll talk to all of you later."Fred watched Cordy walk out of the restaurant and shrugged her shoulders. "Looks like she's happy at least," she commented.
Hermione didn't know Cordelia well, so she stood next to Fred while her fiancee and Rupert spoke to her. With everything that had been going on, she had almost forgot that Groo and she had split up. When Groo had stopped by to say goodbye to them, he had said something about his princess no longer needing him. She had been spending a lot of time with Angel and Connor at the time and had seemed to barely noticed that Groo was gone, although since Connor had becoming more accustomed to his father and more accepting, Angel had been focusing more and more on his son to the exclusion of everyone else. Hermione wondered if that had something to do with Cordelia finding her new boyfriend."Wonder what Angel thinks of that," Wesley said. "He wasn't quite thrilled when Groo showed back up.""I don't honestly think he notices anything that doesn't have to do with Connor right now, love," Rupert responded."Well, she deserves some happiness. Maybe she'll introduce us sometime."Hermione raised an eyebrow at Wes. "You want to assess his suitability for Cordelia, don't you?""Of course," he said with an unabashed grin. "After all, I had to do the same for you with Fred. I don't want to let just anyone go out with my friends.""I take it this assessment won't include some of the same...measures?"That caused Wesley to blush furiously, at which Rupert barked out a laugh. "You must admit, love - we are rather unorthodox," he said, squeezing his husband's shoulder.Their order came up, so Wesley and Rupert took the bags, and the four of them headed out to the car to head back to the apartment. The more they slipped into normality following what they had just done, the more relaxed Hermione felt. Fred and the babies were safe now, and that was all that mattered. Something niggled at her, though. She just wasn't sure what it was."Want me to draw you a bath later?" Hermione asked Fred as she rubbed her back during the ride back to the house.
Following the rest of them out to the car, Fred slipped into the backseat with Hermione. The smell of the Chinese food was strong and she could hear her stomach growling. "Food first, then a bath," she said with a giggle as she rubbed her stomach and leaned against her fiance. She turned her attention to the side window and then smiled. "I have the perfect plan.""What's that?" Wesley asked as he glanced over the seat at her."All of us should make-out with you in a public place to get you over your shyness," Fred said with a giggle, which turned into a laugh when Wesley started to blush again."I...you lot really need to stop teasing me!" he said with a pout."Aww! Sorry, Wesley," Fred said as she leaned forward and softly kissed his pout. "We'll start small...maybe a grope here and there."Wesley blushed again and Rupert shook his head. "Cheeky, isn't she?" Rupert asked as he looked over at his husband. "Yes...I might have to bugger that cheekiness out of her," Wesley said as he gave Fred a wink.Fred rolled her eyes and leaned back so she could snuggle with Hermione again. When they got to the house, all of them went inside and started to set the table up so they can eat. While the others were getting the plates and silverware, Fred dug through the bags and found the egg rolls. She ate one, and then another and by the time the rest of them returned, all the egg rolls were gone."I, uh, I ate all the egg rolls," she said with a blush.
Hermione laughed as Fred continued to tease Wesley, causing him to turn even more red than he had been mere moments ago. She had to admit that not so long ago, she would have been reacting the same way. The idea of public make-out sessions had never been something she had liked...until she had met Fred.At the house, she went into the kitchen with Rupert and Wesley. While the guys got the dishes and silverware, she grabbed four glasses out of the cabinet, setting them on Rupert's tea tray along with pitchers of water, still lemonade and milk. She carried it out in time for Fred to look at them with a guilty expression on her face as she confessed to eating the egg rolls."Obviously, the babies like egg rolls," Rupert said with a laugh as he started setting the plates down on the table.Hermione nodded and kissed Fred's cheek. "Next time we'll just get a double order. What would everyone like to drink?""Lemonade," Wesley said. "Since Fred ate all the egg rolls, does that mean I get more of the Lo Mein?"Rupert swatted his husband's hands away. "Only if there some leftover," he told him with a grin. "And I'll just take some water."Hermione nodded and poured their glasses for them before looking over at Fred. "Love? What would you like?"
Fred was happy that none of them seemed to mind she had ate all the egg rolls. She sat down at the table and smirked when Wesley tried to get more Lo Mien. "Nice try, Wesley," she with a small laugh. "You have to remember I'm eating for three now." She stuck her tongue out at him just as Hermione was asking what she wanted to drink. "Milk, please."After Hermione had poured the milk, everyone started to fill their plates with food. Wesley and Fred kept looking at each other, almost like they were afraid the other one was going to get more than them. It made Fred giggle, considering how much food Wesley could eat and how skinny he was."How are the wedding plans coming about?" Rupert suddenly asked as he put a spoonful of rice in his mouth."We're still waiting to hear back from the coven," Fred explained. "There's a few couples in front of us.""If you don't hear from them soon, I'll ring them for you," Rupert said.Fred nodded and finished off her plate of food. She then drank the rest of her milk. She was completely full and suddenly tired. "I think I'm going to put my plate in the kitchen and lie down for a bit," she said as she stood. She put the dishes away and went to the bedroom she shared with Hermione and laid down. Within moments, she was asleep.
As Fred and Wesley eyed each other suspiciously over the food, Rupert shot Hermione a look and shook his head with a smile. It was moments like this that Hermione truly loved, that made her feel she was part of something wonderful...and normal. When she had been at Hogwarts, she had needed moments like this - moments where Ron and Harry and she had bickered about something stupid or where they had just sat around talking - to keep herself grounded in all the weird and painful happenings that were otherwise going on in their lives.She just hoped that the four of them never lost this, no matter what happened. It had seemed as time had gone on with Ron and Harry, that the normal moments had been buried by everything else. And that, in the end, had led to her and Harry drifting apart, she felt. They couldn't be normal with each other after Voldemort, after Ron's death.But the fact that she, Fred, Wesley and Rupert could, despite almost being torn apart by the First and despite what they had been forced to do earlier...that told her more about the strength of their relationship than anything else.After Fred had disappeared to have a lie down, the rest of them finished their food and took everything into the kitchen to wash up. As Hermione turned on the water to rinse the dishes, Rupert suddenly shooed her away from the sink."Go spend time with Fred, love," he told her. "Wesley and I will handle this."She looked at them. "Are you sure?""Yes. Get some rest, and we'll see you in the morning." Rupert looked like someone that had something up his sleeve, but Hermione decided not to push it."All right. Night, you two."Hermione gave both of them a kiss before heading to her and Fred's private bedroom, somehow knowing that she had probably gone there and not their shared bedroom. When she opened the door, she smiled at the sight of Fred sleeping, thinking how beautiful and peaceful she looked. Crawling into the bed, she cuddled up behind her, wrapping her arms around her and holding her as she let herself start to drift off to sleep as well."I love you, Fred," she murmured.
Fred rushed into the bedroom and plucked Hermione's shoes from under the bed. All of them had been rushing around for most of the morning, getting ready for the ceremony. She couldn't believe Hermione and her were finally getting married. Rupert and Wesley had stepped forward and finished with all the preparations when it became obvious it would become too difficult for Fred and Hermione to handle everything with Fred being pregnant. They'd planned a small ceremony at the house since it was now winter in California and they had been getting a lot of rain showers. All of them had decorated the house, but didn't go overboard since it was just going to be them there since Buffy and Dawn couldn't make it. "Shoes," Fred said as she waddled back out into the living room and tossed the shoes at Hermione. She then looked over at Rupert and Wesley, who were staring at the both of them. "What?""Nothing," Wesley said before he glanced at Rupert.Fred shrugged and suddenly realized her dress still needed to be zipped. Sighing, she knew she wouldn't be able to reach it herself. She loved being pregnant but sometimes it got on her nerves. "What time will they be here?" she asked as she continued to think of a way to get her dress zipped up."In about thirty minutes," Rupert said after he'd glanced at his watch.Fred sighed. Maybe she could whip something up to zip the dress up.
Shoes. Shoes. Where in the bloody hell were her shoes? If she had been thinking straight, she would have used her wand to do a location spell, but as it was, she was also trying to get her hair to cooperate since it had picked that day to be problematic.Just then Fred appeared and tossed her the shoes she had been looking for. Not even thinking about it, Hermione smiled at her soon-to-be wife and slipped them on. When she finished, she looked at Fred and furrowed her brow."Turn around, love," she told her. Once Fred had, she zipped up her dress before laying a gentle kiss on her shoulder. "There you go." She then looked over at Rupert, frowning at the look at his face but too busy to find out exactly what his expression was all about. "You just said thirty minutes?"He nodded. "Yes. Elaine said she'd be here around one.""Okay...I'm going to try to tame this rat's nest I call my hair," she said, rushing into the bedroom and finding her wand. Normally, she didn't like using it on her hair if she could help it because she had heard horror stories about people's hair falling out from too much magic being cast. But today, she was about to make an exception.Standing in front of the mirror, she said a few words to quickly smooth out her hair, then curl them into perfect ringlets. Once that was done, she put two combs into her hair to hold it back from her face.All right, now she was presentable.Hurrying back out, she smiled at the others. "All right, I think I'm ready finally." She looked over at Fred and held out her hand to her. "Love?"
Fred grinned as Hermione zipped up her dress. "Thank you, sweetie," she said as she turned around and smiled at Hermione.When the other woman went to fix her hair, Fred picked up a pair of slipper shoes and slipped her feet into them. Looking up, she noticed Rupert and Wesley was looking at her. "What?" she asked as she placed her hands on her belly. "I'm six months pregnant with twins. I'm not going to be all fashionable and wear ugly heels. And you two really need to wipe those looks off your faces or I'll make sure the only company you have for the next four months is yourselves."Rupert and Wesley looked at each other for a moment before looking at Fred again. Wesley opened his mouth to say something but Rupert shook his head, knowing whatever Wesley was about to say would only get them into more trouble. Wesley nodded and snapped his mouth shut before giving Fred a smile."We'll bring the car around," Rupert said as Wesley and him went to the garage door.Fred took Hermione's hand and walked with her to the front door. Once they were in the car, Fred turned and looked at her soon-to-be wife. "Rupert and Wesley were making fun of my shoes," she pouted as Rupert pulled the car out of the driveway."We were not!" Wesley protested as Rupert pinched his side to get him to be quiet.
Once they were settled in the car, Hermione furrowed her brow when Fred told her that Rupert and Wesley had been making fun of her shoes. "Why would they do that?" she asked. "I think they're lovely. Much better than heels, especially since you've been so uncomfortable recently."She saw the guys glancing at each other again and once more felt like there was something she was missing, based on the expressions on their faces."Would you two like to share? You've been looking funny at each other all morning," she said. "Oh, Merlin...don't tell me that there's a problem with the arrangements? Is Elaine going to be late? Is Elaine not able to make it?""No, it's nothing, love," Rupert assured her. "Everything's set. In fact, look - there she is."They pulled up to the open glade they had chosen for the ceremony, where they could see Elaine had created a circle and was waiting for them. Wesley and Hermione helped Fred out of the car while Rupert went over to speak to the priestess. Once the three of them joined them and they got themselves situated, Elaine began the ceremony by casting the circle."The two of you have already bonded yourselves to each other as show by the tattoos that encircle your wrists," she told them. Taking the arm of each woman with the tattoo, she crossed their wrists and used a length of cord to bind them together. "Today, you are strengthening that bond into one of marriage."As the ceremony continued, Hermione looked over at Fred, feeling like she might never stop smiling. She was getting married to the woman she loved more than anything. Just a year ago, she never thought that this would ever happen, that she had lost too much to ever find anything like this.And now she had three people who loved her, including the most wonderful woman--wife, anyone could ever ask for. She was part of a family again.After making their pledges and completing the requirements of the ceremony, Elaine held her hands over the cord and spoke a few words, causing it to disappear. "The cord can no longer be seen or felt, but it still ties you together and always will. Love and take care of each other, Winifred and Hermione."
Fred too had seen the looks Rupert and Wesley continued to share. She wanted to ask what was going on but didn’t have the chance as they pulled up to the spot they’d picked for the ceremony. She gave Hermione a small smile as they slipped out of the car. They were finally going to be bond together, forever.As the ceremony progressed, Fred could feel her emotions build up as she looked at Hermione. She was the most beautiful women she’d ever met and she wanted to spend the rest of her life with her. Fred still couldn’t believe it. She couldn’t believe she had three people in love with her, with two babies on the way. It was a far cry from her old cave.As Elaine took the cord off, Fred started to lean over to kiss Hermione when she suddenly jumped. “Sorry. One of the babies kicked me pretty hard,” she said with a small giggle. She then leaned over and gave her wife a slow, deep kiss. “I love you, Hermione.”Elaine smiled at the two of them, and after inviting the four of them for dinner at the coven, she packed up and headed back to her car. Fred looked up and noticed it was starting to get dark. It looked like it was about to rain - thankfully it’d held off during the ceremony.“We should get back to the house,” Rupert said as he reached out and took Wesley’s hand.The four of them went back to the car, and before sliding into the backseat, Fred looked at Wesley and saw the happy look on his face. “You do know you aren’t going to be asked to join in tonight, right?” she asked as Rupert chuckled and shook his head.“Oh, are you saying Hermione isn’t going to share you, love?” Wesley asked with a cheeky grin.“I don’t know,” she said as she glanced at Hermione. “Are you gonna share me tonight or are the boys going to have to do without us for a while?”
Of course the babies wanted to be part of the ceremony, Hermione thought with a laugh when one of them kicked Fred just before they kissed. Couldn't forget them. Reaching down, she rubbed her wife's stomach gently while they finally kissed for the first time as a bonded couple.Once they finally broke apart and said their thank yous and goodbyes to Elaine, the four of them headed back to the car to go back to the house themselves. Hermione raised an eyebrow when Wesley asked if she wasn't going to share Fred that night as she got into the car next to her."Oh, I'm definitely thinking that the boys will have to do without us for a bit," Hermione told her. "You'll have to excuse me if I feel like being rather selfish when it comes to monopolizing my new wife.""I'm sure I can find something to keep him busy," Rupert promised with a chuckle, raising his eyebrows at his husband.Hermione gave them a grin. "Perhaps you join us later. For a price..."She didn't tell them what that might be though. When they reached the house, they had dinner together, then Hermione took Fred's hand and took her up to their private bedroom, closing and locking the door behind them. Taking out her wand, she pointed it at the bed."I hope you like this. Took me a bit to figure out the exact spell so this came out right," she said before muttering a few words. A moment later, a dish of chocolate-covered strawberries and a bowl of strawberry ice cream appeared on a small table at the end of the bed. There were also two flutes of a sparkling drink."My first attempts ended up with the chocolate in the glasses and the drinks in the ice cream bowl," she said with a laugh. "You have to get the wording order just right."Taking the glasses, she handed one to Fred. "Sparkling grape juice," she told her with a smile. "I wanted to have a toast with my wife to our married life together."
Fred smirked at Wesley and then giggled a little before hugging him. No matter how much the two of them teased each other, she still cared for him. “I’m sure something can be worked out later,” she said as she glanced at her wife. “We could charge them some sort of admission to join us.”When Hermione took her hand, Fred waved goodbye to Wesley and Rupert and followed Hermione to the bedroom. Another giggled escaped her mouth when her wife locked the door behind them. She was about to make a comment about it when Hermione did a magic spell and made several items appear on the bed.“Wow,” Fred muttered in awe before taking the glass of juice from the other woman. “That’s amazing.” At the mention of a toast, she furrowed her brow, trying to think of something to say. She didn’t want to say something stupid on her wedding night. “To an amazing wife, who not only lets me sleep and carry other people’s babies, but also has taught me how to love again.”Reaching out, she tapped her glass against Hermione’s before taking a small drink. She then sat the glass down on the bedside table and tugged her wife closer to her. Once Hermione was close, Fred cupped her face and pulled her in for a soft kiss. The slowly deepened and just as Fred was about to pull away, she felt something tingle through her body.“What was that?” she asked as she pulled away and looked at her wife with wide eyes. “Are you still doing magic?”
Hermione definitely agreed that there should be some sort of admission if the boys wanted to join them later, but she figured they could discuss that later. Right now, she wanted her time with Fred. She was just glad that the spell hadn't gone wrong - she wanted everything to be perfect that night.At Fred's toast, she smiled. Anyone who didn't know them might have thought Fred was taking the mickey, but she knew just much she meant what she said. "To my wife, who taught me how to live again."Once they drank and put the glasses aside, she let Fred pull her closer to kiss her. She wrapped her arms around her just as she felt a familiar sensation beginning to build in her. Fred obviously felt it too."I'm not doing anything," she said, pointing to where she had set the wand on the bed. She hadn't had a chance to really practice wandless magic. "I..."Suddenly, a thought hit her, and she looked into Fred's eyes. Reaching down, she linked their hands together before leaning forward and kissing her deeply. The sensation ran through her again, causing her to gasp slightly as they broke apart."I think...Fred, I think our connection is returning," she told her in amazement.
Fred looked at Hermione as she took her hands, wondering what she was doing. When she kissed her, Fred felt the familiar sensation run through her body. She moaned and when they parted, she stared at Hermione in wonderment. "It has," she said before grinning. "It's back." This made her incredibly happy, especially since she'd blamed herself for the connection being broken in the first place.She didn't want to wait any longer to be with her wife. Reaching behind her, she unzipped the back of her dress and let it fall to the floor before taking off her bra and panties. Fred then turned Hermione around and unzipped the back of the dress she was wearing. She then softly kissed along her shoulders before unhooking her bra. Fred then turned Hermione around and dipped her head to suck one of her nipples into her mouth. As she sucked on it, she ran her hands down and pushed Hermione's panties off her hips and down her hips. Releasing her nipple, Fred smiled and took a step back. "You're so beautiful," she whispered before taking her hand and leading her to the bed."I want to taste you but I think you may have to lay on your side so I can. I'm afraid my stomach might get in the way if I get between your legs. I had problems when I was with Wesley yesterday," she said with a small blush. "Gotta come up with some creative ways to make love, now that I'm the size of a whale."
Hermione almost couldn't believe it - their connection was back. After months of not knowing what had happened to it and worrying, that familiar feeling of Fred had returned. There was a completeness there now.Hermione watched as Fred undressed, thinking how lucky she was. Pregnant, she was beautiful. And Hermione knew she would always think she was beautiful, no matter what. No matter how old they were. She wanted to reach out and touch her, but before she could, she was being turned around, so Fred could undress her. She shuddered slightly as the cool air of the room hit her.When she turned around, she gasped as Fred sucked on her nipple. "Oh God," she moaned, her eyes closing for a moment. She felt herself throb as need and that sensation that had been missing for so long began to build inside her. She wanted to feel more, she wanted to feel her wife, so she let her led her over to the bed. She gave Fred a soft smile and reached out to touch her face when she blushed at her size."You're not a whale, love," she told her. "You're beautiful. And we'll figure it out."Helping Fred onto the bed, she had her lay down and then situated herself to they could both taste each other. Gently she ran her hand up between Fred's legs, parting them so she could place a kiss on her inner thigh. "Does this work for you?" she asked.