The next few weeks were exhausting. Dumbledore’s army was started which was purely just harry teaching a few students defense against the dark arts. Now that Hermione and Fred knew about the room of requirements they had somewhere private they could talk about the babies. They met the first night the room was used. “We have to think of names for the boys.” Said Hermione she was getting bigger and was rubbing her belly. “How about Fred jr and George jr?” he asked with a cheeky grin knowing she would say no. “No, how about Richard and Albert? Hermione responded whilst reading her pregnancy book. Fred had already finished his and knew everything he could. “No, What about we name them after someone?” Fred sat down next to her on the sofa. “Ok who should we name them after?” Hermione asked trying to think of someone to name her sons after. “I was thinking maybe our fathers names, so Sirius and Arthur?” Fred said, he had matured so much since they found out they were going to be parents. Or at least he had around her. Hermione sat and ponded the names for a few seconds and then nodded “I like that plus when we tell them we can slip that in and they might not be quite so angry with us.” Said Hermione. They then went onto discuss when they were going to tell them. They decided to leave it as late as possible. After Hermione napped on him they went back to the common room. The couple didn’t have to come up with any excuses as everyone just assumed they were off somewhere together kissing.
Discussions were going on about the DA and Umbridge. Harry was ranting and raving about her and what she was doing. Hermione wasn’t listening though she was to euphoric with the image of her and Fred with their baby boys, Arthur and Sirius. She was watching Fred and imagining what their sons would look like. She thought they would have his height and build with bushy ginger hair and deep chocolate brown eyes like hers. They were going to be perfect and beautiful and also theirs just Fred and Hermione’s. She drifted back into the conversation and heared them say “Yer but we need to know this stuff otherwise we are all screwed” She chuckled to herself still talking about Umbridge clearly. Fred was now looking at her with a twinkle in his eyes that no one, not even Hermione had seen before. He wouldn’t ever say it out loud but he wanted the baby to be a boy. Now he was going to be a dad to not only one boy but two. He couldn’t say that he didn’t expected them to at some point have twins, after all it ran in his family. He wondered what his boys would look like. As he watched Hermione chatter away about something he imagined them with the usual Weasley ginger hair but chocolate brown eyes of Hermione and them to be like her, smart and hard working. Not a mischievous pair like him and George. Although he loved mucking around and the pranks they played, he knew that he didn’t want his kids to be like that. They should get more than 3 OWL’s and loads of NEWT’s so they can have a good future. He watched the others sit there talk about learning how to defend themselves. He didn’t care about looking after himself, Hermione and the babies were what he cared about. They were all he cared about now. George had just said something to him “What mate, I wasn’t paying any attention?” said Fred now fully back with the group. “I said that we should do something really awful to her when we leave.” Said George, he had his usual mischievous look on his face. Fred agreed and they went to plan what they were going to do at the end of the year.
Hermione had decided to write to Charlie, after all he was the only one she could share the news with.
So we had to tell Madam Pomfrey, she’s going to help me and look after my care until I have them which should be after we finish for the school year. She did this spell to show the sex of the baby. It turns out I am having TWIN BOYS. They are not being like Fred and George though. I shouldn’t be telling you this, I don’t want to jinx anything but we are going to name them after my dad and your guys dad, so Arthur and Sirius. I can’t wait for them to be here. They are going to be perfect. I really want to tell at least the parents soon, so we might a Christmas but we don’t want to spoil Christmas for the family. What do you think? Fred has already finished his book you sent him and I have almost finished mine they are a great help thank you.
She was pleased that she had Charlie to talk to about all of it, but she worried that Fred didn’t have anyone to talk to about it. Charlie was a great help and may be home at Christmas so they would have someone there to support them if they did tell everyone then.
Fred was sat with George in the library talking about their plans for the joke shop and what they were going to do to Umbridge. “If Dumbledore goes so do I” said George, there had been talk of Dumbledore being removed from Hogwarts. “I don’t know if I will, I mean what about Hermione, I have to be here to look after her” said Fred who was fiddling with his necklace, he could feel that Hermione was calming down, she had been really stressed and this made the necklace warm to the touch. George looked at his twin knowing something was being hidden from him but if he needed to know then he would be told. Fred had decided “If nothing changes and Dumbledore leaves then I am staying, but if things change then I’ll go” George nodded and they collected up the books they were using and went to the common room. Hermione was stood at the window, trying to shut it. Fred racing over and shut it firmly. He then wrapped his arms around her and squeezed her slightly. Life was going to be so good for them. He was going to find somewhere for them to live and they were going to be a little family. If Hermione wanted to she could go back to school and Fred would look after the boys and run the shop with George. Hermione was concerned about this, Fred with two babies could be a real challenge. She would have to ask Mrs Weasley and her dad to help.
Time was flying by, Hermione had had a few check-ups with Madam Pomfrey since then and the babies were growing healthily. So far no one else knew, making Hermione and Fred both relax and slip back into the regular school life. They would still meet up in the room of the requirements to talk about the future and the babies. Christmas was approaching and they needed to decide if they would tell their families about the babies or not. They put off the decision until Christmas. After all they may want it to be private until the boys are almost here.
One evening they were very late back to the common room, they almost bumped into Ron and Harry who were running towards Dumbledore’s office. They wondered what happened but decided to go to sleep instead.