Draco finishes tying his shoes and stands up. He walks towards the bathroom and knocks on the door. "Hermione? Are you almost ready?"
The door opens and Hermione steps out. "Zip me up, please?" She turns so her back is facing her husband. Draco slowly zips up the back of Hermione's dress, placing his hands softly on her shoulders. He leans over and places a soft kiss on the side of her neck. Smiling faintly, Hermione moves to the closet door and pulls down Draco's suit jacket. Walking over to her husband, she hands him the blazer.
Standing in front of the mirror, Draco pulls on the jacket and straightens out his tie. Hermione comes up behind him and wraps her arms around his chest, squeezing tightly before releasing her hold. Draco turns to face her and looks into her eyes, "We should probably head out." Sighing heavily, Hermione nods and grasps her husband's hand.
A willow tree sits in the middle of a gated area off the beaten path. With a quiet pop, Hermione and Draco apparate just outside the gate. Squeezing each other's hands, Hermione and Draco quietly open the gate and walk towards the peaceful tree in the center. A gentle wind blows causing the tendrils to sway softly. Draco and Hermione stop in front of the tree and look down at the plaque sitting in the grass.
Tears falling down their faces, the couple kneels down and places their hands on the stone. Sniffling, Hermione whispers, "I love you, baby" before standing back up. Stroking the stone once more, Draco joins his wife and wraps a comforting arm around her shoulders.
They stand for another minute before Hermione says, "It's time." Nodding, Draco once again takes her hand in his.
As they disapparate, a newly bloomed flower gently falls onto the stone and rests next to the inscription that adorns it:
You were our dream.
And in our dreams we will see you.
They walk into the office hand-in-hand and after checking-in, Hermione and Draco sit down in the waiting room. After several moments of silence they hear their name called, "Mr. and Mrs. Malfoy? Dr. Smethwick is ready for you." The young couple stands up and walks towards the door that reads Dr. Smethwick: Grief Counselor. Taking a deep breath, Hermione and Draco open the door to the next chapter in their lives.
A/N: I want to thank all of you who have read, followed, or favorited this story. And a special thank you goes out to BouncyCastle08 and Vaneesa85 for reviewing and giving me some much needed moral support. I am thinking about doing a sequel (most likely a one-shot, possibly a multi-chapter), but I'm not sure when that would be completed. Thank you again for giving my story a chance :-)