The Eternal Wizard

Epilogue

Eternity held onto Hermione in contentment, his eyes shut as she laid her head against him.

"You know, this...this is...perfect. Just being able to hold you, no cares or worries. Seeing those people's joyous faces. It...it made it all worth it in the end." Eternity kissed her jaw gently again.

"You think so? Even after suffering so much?" Hermione asked.

Harry nodded.

"Absolutely. I...I think that I have no regrets."

"So what are you going to do next?" Hermione asked.

"Unless something catastrophic occurs that I'm needed for I'll be here beside you. No matter where you go, or what you do I'll be here for you as long as you want me."

"Then you'll be here forever." Hermione spun and kissed him passionately, much to the crowd's enthusiasm.

After she pulled back Harry grinned.

"I can live with that."

Once the crowd had eaten it's fill, and made their ways home Harry grasped Hermione's hand gently.

"Shall we go see our parents?" Harry offered.

Hermione nodded.

"Let's."

They traveled through purest light and arrived back at Potter castle.

"I thought your traveling was dark?" Hermione raised an eyebrow.

"It's like my realm I guess. It reflects my heart I suppose." Harry shrugged.

"Harry James Potter! How dare you go after LV!" Lily screeched.

"Umm...Uh-Oh?" Harry laughed nervously.

"You better think uh-oh!" She glared at him, then she turned to Hermione and her eyes softened.

"Hermione dear, thank you for stopping him before he got there."

"Mrs. Potter, I'm sorry but I didn't make it in time, he was already fighting Voldemort when I got there."

"Hermione! You said his-" Lily gasped.

"It's fine. Voldemort's dead." Harry interrupted.

"What?" James blinked in shock as he entered the conversation.

"It was something I had to do and I didn't want to risk Hermione. But...if it wasn't for her I would have lost."

"It was still you who won in the end though. I got knocked out remember?"

"Only towards the end." Harry retorted with a faint smile.

"You two beat Voldemort?" Lily asked weakly.

"Yep. Go to the ministry if you don't believe me. Besides, someone needs to make sure those Death Eaters get trials. The captives and the two of us rounded up the remaining Death Eaters after the battle." Harry replied.

"Voldemort...dead." Lily babbled.

"I think you broke her son." James said as he swung an arm around Lily.

"Sorry, I didn't mean to."

"She'll be okay."

"James! Don't patronize me!" Lily slapped him gently.

"Ahh!" He clutched his left arm as though mortally wounded.

"Stop that." Lily shook her head with a snicker.

"It worked didn't it?" James retorted with a grin.

"Maybe I should hunt down dark lords more often. It seems to make them sillier." Harry told Hermione in a loud whisper.

Lily and James blushed at that and glared weakly at him.

"Anyway, shall we go in?" Harry suggested.

Once they entered James, Sirius, and several others grabbed onto a portkey and made their way to the ministry, less than an hour later they reported that Voldemort was indeed gone, and that his death eaters had mysteriously died.

"Apparently, those Death Eaters got on the wrong father's bad side." Sirius tried a half hearted crack.

"Not funny." James replied.

Sirius sagged and nodded in agreement.

"I agree they should have been put on trial."

A few quiet moments passed before Harry reminded them of something.

"Voldemort's gone right? Who cares if the ex-captives killed their jailers? After all, that was what was going to happen anyway. Look, I know it's cruel, but we don't need to focus on the bad. Especially when the horror of that war has ended. Savor this moment. Don't ruin it. We're free." Harry called.

Remus looked at James.

"He didn't get that brain from you."

James looked gobsmacked for a moment.

"See? I told you so." Remus took his shock for agreement.

The crowd laughed and Various couples kissed.

Alicia was dragging her fiance away, Tonks had jumped into Remus' lap and began a very serious kiss. James was more calm and while he gave Lily a passionate kiss he held back and spoke to the group.

"I think we should go to our own parties. Hermione, Harry what are you going to do?"

Hermione spoke up.

"Do you have a chaplain or someone who can marry us?"

Harry blinked bemusedly.

For the second time in as many hours the crowd was stunned into silence.

"Dear?" Harry whispered into her ear.

"Yes?" She whispered back as the crowd began to chatter excitedly.

"Didn't you forget something?"

Hermione frowned thoughtfully.

"I don't think so."

"You forgot to ask me first." Harry grinned.

"Did I?" Hermione kissed him passionately.

"Did I?" She repeated.

"Nope, not at all. You didn't forget. If there's a chaplain here I'll take you to get some rings and all those things. I can make any dress you want, whatever." Harry agreed.

"Lily? Is there?" Hermione repeated.

"Yes there is." Lily replied faintly.

"You asked for my daughter's hand without permission?" Demetrius was justly upset.

"Actually, I asked him to marry me." Hermione told him fiercely.

"You...asked him? You asked the one guy I didn-" He stopped as he forced himself to calm down.

Elaine patted Demetrius' arm gently.

"It was bound to happen. You know how decisive she is." Elaine soothed.

"He still could have asked." Demetrius growled.

"You would have said no." Elaine replied.

"You're damn right I would have!"

Harry shook his head in amusement at the byplay.

Several hours later the guests were assembled. The dress was created by Harry and Hermione.

The rings were the one thing Harry put the most thought into.

"These rings I've created I forged of my own heart." He whispered as he showed Hermione the rings.

The engagement rings were a simple gold, with a sapphire stone as the centerpiece.

"The stone is of course, your birthstone, but it has another meaning to me too." Harry confided.

"What do you mean?" Hermione asked.

"It's the month we first met." He smiled at her.

Her smile was radiant and she kissed him for that.

The actual wedding ring was much more ornate, a color change sapphire sat in the heart of the ring with a pair of emeralds flanking it, a single small ruby sat under the sapphire, and diamonds wreathed the entire group of precious stones.

"This is...beautiful." Hermione gasped.

"I didn't have a lot of time, but I got the gems and gold from various parts of this planet."

"You found them? You didn't just make them?" Hermione had a few tears in her eyes.

"Nope, you mean more to me than a simple wave of the hand." Harry smiled.

"Thank you." She kissed him.

"Hey now, I haven't even gotten to the best part!" Harry grinned after they broke apart.

"What's the best part?"

"The ring protects the wearer and no matter where the other ring is, the wearer of the first will be able to find the other. If I was on the other side of the universe you'd be able to sense me, and find me. No matter where you are and no matter where I am. You'll be able to find me; and vice-versa."

Hermione smiled at that thought.

"You ready love?"

Hermione nodded with tears in her eyes.

"I love you, see you soon."

"That I will." Harry agreed.

Their wedding was something that became legend. The feelings of joy, hope, and peace were great but outweighed by the sensations caused by the immense love of the two.


"What do you mean he's getting married?" Ginny hissed.

"I'm sorry dear. I know you had your heart set on marrying him." Molly apologized.

"I'm going to need some time to calm down."

And take my dose of the Ammorentia to act as the anchor.

"Alright Gin." Molly soothed before she shut the door to her daughter's room.

Ginny flipped around, and dug through her bottom drawer for the vials of potion she had created four years ago. It was her luck to brew the stupid stuff about the same time her love left with the mudblood.

With a salute to her mirror she downed the draft.

While she had been skilled, and knew how to brew the solution she didn't know the dangers of leaving an anchoring draft unused for so long. It was likely that one would forget which one was which, if one forgot to label them. What made matters worse, is that Within fifteen minutes she collapsed onto her bed as she suffered from an overdose from the draft.

Things would become worse for her as Ron later saw the ammorentia, and thought it was a vial of pumpkin juice, and after drinking the draft he himself also suffered from the overdose. However, the overdosing merely knocked them out. This would lead to some severe complications and a very scary case for mind healers.

However, that's a story of it's own.


That night Harry and Hermione laid down beside each other for the first time.

"Harry, I thought I'd be more nervous than you but...you're practically shaking."

"It makes sense. I've been a virgin for eons. I've never...I've never...y'know." Harry's face burned as he rambled.

"You've never had sexual relations?"

"I had offers but...I never accepted." Harry flushed.

Hermione smiled radiantly.

"So we'll be each other's firsts." She said.

"You'll have to...to guide me. I've never even had 'the talk'." Harry admitted in shame.

"Shh...It's okay love. I don't mind. It means that I can help you."

"Okay, what do I do?" Harry asked.

"Take things slow. Our clothes will need to end up off of us eventually, but that'll be a little later." She replied.

The two kissed and Hermione guided his hands to locations he'd never touched on anyone. He found that he quite enjoyed this with Hermione.

Eventually they stripped and once they had explored Hermione spoke.

"It'll hurt me the first time."

Harry's eyes widened in horror.

"No! I don't want to-" He practically wailed.

"Harry! It's okay! It's supposed to hurt. I'll get past that but I need to give me time to get used to you." She explained.

"O-okay." He whispered.


"Ginerva and Ronald Weasley!" Molly Screeched.

She was ignored. The two were too busy kissing each other.


Silventa became a common guest in their home, however, she learned very quickly not to pop up inside the house. That rule was quickly learned by all their guests.


15 Years Later

Hermione Potter smiled wistfully as she watched her son leave for Hogwarts.

"Don't worry, you'll see him again at the sorting." Harry winked roguishly and kissed her.

"We might not make it to the sorting." Hermione replied.

"Why's that?" Harry asked as he nipped on her neck in that way that he knew drove her crazy.

She pounced on him.


100 Years Later

"You know, I'm somewhat surprised. I thought I'd die eventually." Hermione said as she leaned into Harry's arms.

"You married the Wizard of Eternity Hermione. That constitutes a sense of timelessness." Harry winked.

"I know that." Hermione laughed.

"You know what really surprises me though?" Harry asked.

"What?"

"All of our children have been taking positions of dimensional wizards and witches of the light side that fell. I think that was part of the Creator's plan too."

"I think you're right."

"Even if that wasn't the case at least I've still got you." Harry kissed her.

"You flatterer."

"What does it get me."

"It gets you this."

She pounced on him and after a passionate kiss Harry spoke again.

"You've got to be the most perfect woman ever." Harry proclaimed.

"Better believe it." They laughed before things started to heat up.

Once they pulled apart Hermione spoke.

"You're really become amazing at this. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks."

"Better believe it." He agreed.

"Oh!" She moaned as he caressed her.

How did I live without her again anyway? He wondered mentally before he focused on his favorite topic: Hermione. He was getting pretty good at it too. After all, he had her love and that's all he really needed and wanted in the end.

The key to defeating Voldemort had been Hermione. But she was far more than that. She was his heart, his love, and his other half. As long as he had her...Life was good.

The Eternal Wizard

Finis

And it's over at long last. I really enjoyed this. Yes, I do see more than one way I could write a side story to this but I don't plan to.

Okay, is it odd that I feel uncomfortable with Ron and Ginny making out? I figured that they needed a punishment for trying to use Hermione/Harry for their own ends...Still, Harry and Hermione didn't even pay them any attention! ^.^

Oh yes, hopefully by the end of this week RC will have an update.