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 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.