Sorry I haven't posted in a while here is the next chapter, enjoy
Chapter Four: The Pre-Wedding
Harry rushed downstairs. with Hermione, Ron and Leslie right behind him. When they looked in the crowded Weasley kitchen, they saw everyone around a figure. Harry took Hermione's hand and walked over with Ron and Leslie behind them.
Harry pushed his way through the crowd, until he was at the front. He saw Lizzie pouring the yellow liquid into Lucas's mouth once again. A few seconds later he arose and looked around the room. "What caused you to faint?" asked a sandy blonde haired veela girl.
"Well," Lucas began, "when you came over and started talking to me, Igot really excited. And then when you asked me if I was at Hogwarts, and if I was in the House of Hufflepuff, I got over excited and fainted." The sandy-blonde haired girl nodded.
Fleur stood up and cleared her throat. IMMEDIATELY all of her family stood in a line, and Fleur introduced everyone. A short black haired man with a bushy moustache was Mr. Delacour. The tall blonde white haired woman was MRs. Delacour. Everyone knew Gabrielle. The sandy blonde haired veela girl, who liked to talk to Lucas, was Sarah Puddifoot. The other white blonde haired veela girl was Natalie Puddifoot.
Hermione asked, "You wouldn't happen to be related to Madam Puddifoot, who owns a teashop in Hogsmeade, would you?" Sarah looked at her twin then they both looked at Hermione and nodded.
"She's our mother, but--," Sarah started.
"We don't have a father," finished Natalie.
"But we do help our mother--."
"In her teashop somtimes--."
"But that is mostly in the summer--."
"Except this one since it is--."
"Our cousin Fleur's wedding."
"We are bridesmaids," they finished in unison.
They all nodded, then Harry shot Hermione a look and she said, "Well, I'm off to wash up for dinner. Coming Harry? Ron?" Harry followed her dragging Ron away from Leslie. The trio walked towards the room Harry was staying in. "So what did you want to tell us, Harry," Hermione asked, as she sat on his bed. Ron was standing up against a wall.
Harry cast the Muffliato spell before saying, "Well, its about these dreams I am having. Its all repetition. I mean I am dreaming of the night Cedric died, the day Sirius died, and Dumbledore. Also, of how Snape ran away like a coward after he killed Dumbledore. And, of how Voldemort was reborn."
"Ohhhh....Harry," Hermione whined, as she got up and put her arms around his neck, "you have to stop this. Think about the good times you and Dumbledore had. Plus the good times you've had with me and Ron. And, think of what Dumbledore would have wanted."
The look on Harry's face told Hermione that he had no idea what she was talking about. "Harry, Dumbledore would have wanted more love in the world. Remember Voldemort...Ohhh..Ron. Stop wincing at the sound of his name, we've known Harry for seven years now and he has fought him six times. Anyway, where was I...ohhh...yes, Dumbledore said Voldemort can't love. And he said that you can use love to defeat him." Harry kissed Hermione passionately at that moment. Ron watched in disgust.
Harry broke the kiss then looked at Ron. Ron looked back and stuttered, "Okay Harry, I will help you with, V-Vol-Voldem-Voldemort." Hermione gasped, but Harry just smiled.
"HARRY! HERMIONE! RON! GET DOWN HERE IMMEDIATELY, WE ARE DOING A PRE-WEDDING," came the shrill scream of Mrs. Weasley. The trio hurried down the steps to see no one in the living room. Harry headed toward the door. He opened it and saw everyone sitting around a huge table. Harry took a blue chair next to Lupin. Hermione took the white chair next to Harry. And Ron sat in a blue chair next to Leslie, who was sitting next to Lizzie.
The whole family and friends ate for about an hour and a half. Then everyone got up, but Mr. Weasley yelled, "Hold on everyone. I would like to make a toast to my son and my new daughter-in-law. To Bill and Fleur." Everyone chanted 'To Bill and Fleur.' Then they drained their glasses of firewhiskey.
Harry sat on top of a hill near the edge of the Weasley yard. He sat there thinking, "Am I going back to Hogwarts or not? I don'tknow every spell there is to know, but I need to find the Horcruxes. Ron isn't coming. Hermione especially isn't coming, I love her too much."
Just then a light breeze came and his hair waved in the ind, and at that point his decision was final.
Hermione was watching him from the table, where she was helping clean up the table. Ron came over to her and asked, "Hermione, are you okay? You just seem like your somewhere else."
She turned her head away from Harry, and said, "I'm alright." And when she looked back at Harry, he was walking away from the Weasley yard. "Ron we've got to follow Harry." She pointed toward him. Ron nodded, ran off, then was back a few seconds later with three broomsticks. They got on and flew towards Harry.
Hermione spotted him first. She shrieked, "HARRY JAMES POTTER!!" They watched as he stopped and looked around until he finally looked up and saw them. Hermione landed first and ran up to him. She slapped him across the face. Ron stared awestruck. "Harry," Hermione whispered, "why did you leave us? You know that you shouldn't have done that. We want to help you. Do you remember what we said before we came here?
Harry replied, "No," as he rubbed his face where she slapped him. Hermione grabbed Harry and Ron's hands and summarized, "We're in this together. We met each other on the train, first year. Ron and I have been there for you and we always will." She let go of Ron's hand and grabbed Harry's free hand. "At least I will," she finished. Then she leaned in and kissed him. He kissed back, and Ron turned away.
They each got on a broom, and flew back to the Burrow. Ron was in front, with Harry and Hermione side-by-side, right behind him. Hermione whispered in Harry's ear a few minutes later, "I bet you can't wait til' tomorrow." Harry's facial expression was blank. "Harry tomorrow is your birthday. You're coming of age, you get to do magic." Harry kissed Hermione's cheek and she screamed and fell off her broom.
Harry rushed towards the ground and caught her, and her broom. She sat infront of him, while he ascended. When he was at a good height, he called, "Hey Ron, hold this." Ron looked behind him and saw the Comet Two-Sixty gliding towards him.
When they got back to the Burrow, they put the brooms up, and went to go and talk to Mrs. Weasley about sleeping arrangements.
After a little arguement between Ron, Ginny and Mrs. Weasley, she finally gave in. Dean was sleeping in Ginny's room, Leslie was sleeping in Ron's room, and Hermione was sleeping in Percy's old room, with Harry.
All six went to bed peacefully that night. The next morning Lizzie was one of the first ones up. Mrs. Weasley and Mr. Weasley were already up. They talked until Harry and Ron came downstairs. Mrs. Weasley started cooking and Lizzie beckoned Harry to come outside with her for a talk.
When they walked outside Lupin was there Lizzie hugged Lupin and then she asked, "Harry, would you like to start Occulemency next week or at the start of the term? Lupin said he would help anyway he could."
Harry stated as Hermione walked outside, ""I'd rather do it at the start of the term." Lupin and Lizzie nodded then walked back to the house.
"Guess who," Hermione whispered as she covered Harry's eyes.
"Hmmmm....let's see Cho...no it couldn't be, she's not here....ummmmm.... Ginny... no, no couldn't be, she's going out with Dean. Ohhh.... I know, Hermione." Harry laughed. Hermione slapped his head. He smiled and slid his hands around her waist and kissed her. He broke the kiss and grabbed her hand then walked toward the house. He stopped just at the door and kissed her again. When they were done Harry opened the door, let Hermione in then walked in the Burrow to a BIG surprise.