28. Returning to Hogwarts
Harrys hearing was a few days before they returned to Hogwarts. He and Mr Weasley had gone early that day, leaving everyone else in the kitchen, sat in anticipation. They spoke of nothing really. That was until Fred and George said in unison “We want to start a joke shop”. Mrs Weasley laughed at her sons ambitions, that was until she realised they were being serious. “Well you have to stay in school. Besides where are you going to get the money to start it?” said Mrs Weasley, concern clouding her judgement. Fred squeezed Hermiones hand, which he did whenever he got annoyed or angry. Hermione looked at her dad and he spoke “I will. I am going to give you the money to start up your business.” Mrs Weasley gave him a stern look and went to speak but he stopped her before she could. “I want to invest in your business boys. I know you have had so much success with what you already do and a shop is just the next step. Anyways I need to make sure he can look after my little girl.” Fred got up and pulled Sirius and Hermione into the hallway. George followed and closed the kitchen door. “We can’t take your money Sirius” they said in unison. “Yes you can. Harry and Ron have told me all about the portable swamps and the snack boxes. You have a skill for pranking much more than I ever had and I was notorious for years at Hogwarts along with James. We never did anything as incredible as your pranks. The most I did was help create the marauders map.” As Sirius spoke the last line the twins dropped to the floor and bowed at his feet. “Master teach us all you know” said George. Sirius made them get up and said “Me and Prongs were nowhere near as visionary as you two are so please take the money.” The twins gave in and agreed to take the money when they needed it. Sirius and George went back into the kitchen, leaving Fred and Hermione in the hallway. He placed his arms around her and asked “So how long did it take for you to convince him?” “I didn’t have to, he wanted to. Besides if you and George do well which of course you will our kids will never be bored.” She smiled up at him. “That’s the first time you have ever talked about us having kids. Think you can put up with me for that long?” he winked at her. She nodded and he leant down and kissed her. He loved her so much and couldn’t wait to have a family with her. Suddenly a cough separated the couple. Harry and Mr Weasley had returned. Harry hugged Hermione before they went into the kitchen. The group sat and ate dinner whilst talking about the hearing. Harry was allowed to return to Hogwarts and the charges against him were dropped. The twins told Harry and Mr Weasley about Sirius helping them to start their business. “Do you want some more money? I would love to be a part of the business? Plus then when I have kids they can get free stuff from the shop.” Harry said. The twins agreed and said that they were going to make 2 new products one called padfoot and the other prongs after their financial backers.
On the night before they returned to Hogwarts, Mrs Weasley had sent them all to bed early. “I don’t care how old you are, when I tell you to go to bed you go to bed!” Mrs Weasley scolded Fred and George. They apparated upstairs. Ginny and Hermione were walking into their bedroom when a hand grabbed Hermiones and she felt herself apparate. She looked around and realised she was in the second floor bathroom. Fred was stood behind her. He kissed a line of kisses along her neck. She turned around and he lifted her onto the side. “One last time before school?” asked Fred. Hermione nodded, she had longed for his embrace since their last and first night together. She was pulling her trousers and underwear off as Fred lifted his shirt over his head. He tugged her top off and undid her bra. She unzip the dark jeans he was wearing to find exactly what she wanted. He put his hands on her waist and guided himself into her. They both let out a small moan of pleasure. Hermione wrapped her legs around Fred’s waist and pulled him further into her. He slowly rocked them and held her against the mirror. He had one hand on her waist and another on the mirror. Hermione’s hands were on his chest. He began to gain speed as she moan and groaned in pleasure. She whispered appreciation and tilted her head back. He lifted her up and held her on him mid-air for a few minutes before placing her down on the cold tiled floor. The coolness was nice as they had gotten hot. She arched her back as he placed his forearms down on the tiles next to her warm beautiful body. She pleaded for him to go faster. He obliged and as he did moans erupted from the couple as they enjoyed each other’s bodies. He pulled her legs up and held them getting deeper inside of her. Fred leant down and got faster. He released inside of her and relaxed. He lay on top of her for a few moments as she whispered appreciation into in his ear. She kissed his neck. He got up and pulled on his boxers. Hermione stood up and Fred handed her clothes over. He then kissed her for the final time that night and apparated to his room. Hermione got dressed quickly and went back to her room. Ginny was already asleep so Hermione got into her pyjamas and got into bed. She looked at her watch as saw they had been in the bathroom for over an hour. It suddenly dawned on her that she hadn’t used any of the enchantments Mrs Weasley had shown her. She had to talk to Fred tomorrow about it. When Fred apparated back to his room he didn’t expect George to still be awake. “Alright mate, you look happy, ohhh ok one more time eh?” said George who was fiddling with a prototype. “Shut up George” said Fred who was glowing with joy and had a grin on his face that was from ear to ear. “Don’t let Sirius find out that you had sex with his daughter in his house again.” Fred laughed but couldn’t help but put his hand up to his slowly disappearing black eye. He started to get into bed as George said to him “Well at least this time you used those spells that dad taught you”. Fred’s face went sheet white and he realised that he hadn’t done any of them and as far as he was aware neither had Hermione. “Fuck” was all he could get out. George looked at him and said no more realising that they hadn’t used any spells.
The next morning everyone ran around the house like headless chickens. Final packing was taking place and the chasing of animals was under way. Hermione had tried for hours to get Crookshanks into the cage and had given up. Fred was overjoyed that the cat was being left behind, he hated the cat and the cat hated him. The trunks were levitated down the spiralling staircase and placed into the car. When they arrived at the station they split up. The Weasleys and Hermione were walking ahead and Harry along with some of the order members were going afterwards as protection. Hermione and Fred walked hand in hand happy for everyone to know they were in a relationship. The group walked through the barrier and said goodbye to Mrs Weasley. Hermione, Ron and Ginny put their things in one compartment and the twins in another as they were going to ride with the friends that they hadn’t seen since the start of the summer. Fred and Hermione went into an empty compartment to talk before the train set off. “We need to talk about last night” said Fred “I forgot to use the spells. Did you use any?” she shook her head and they looked into each other’s eyes. “We have to wait a week to use the charm to see if I am pregnant so until then just cross your fingers.” “Ok. I’m sorry sweetie I do love you.” Said Fred. He kissed the top of her head and took her back to the compartment. Harry was sat there now and the train was about to leave. Hermione could sense it was going to be a dramatic year. Why had she lied to Fred? She would be able to find out is she was pregnant tomorrow. If she was would she tell him or wait to tell him in a weeks’ time. If she wasn’t she knew she would tell him as soon as possible. The train journey was as usual exciting but quiet. Hermione spent most of the time staring out of the window thinking. She thought what it would be like having Fred’s baby. What the kid or kids would be like. Children were not part of her plan yet. She expected to finish school go and work in the ministry and then get married and have kids. But it was her and Fred’s baby. That changed everything. When the train got into Hogsmeade station she was more confused than when she started thinking about what she would do.