Chapter 16

"I apologize," Hermione turned to Ron at the end of her uncle's terrifying performance, her face ashen.

Ron smiled at her, "its fine. I have embarrassing uncles, too." He added, "But, of course, they don't sing or dance as well as your uncle does."

Hermione turned red, mortified again.

"I'm joking Hermione."

"Right," Hermione forced a smile and turned back to the stage.

"Tonight we have another special guest performer," Hermione's uncle smiled at the audience, breathless from the excitement of his performance and the audience's standing ovation. "And, it happens to be my niece, Hermione!"

Hermione's jaw dropped open and she exchanged a panicked glance with Ron.

But, he just smiled and said, "You'll do great."
"C'mon up Hermione, don't be shy!" Hermione's uncle urged.

Hermione slowly got up from her chair and approached the stage. Hermione's uncle handed her off the microphone and whispered something in her ear. She whispered back. Uncle Ned walked off to the DJ and murmured. Soon, the first notes of Alicia Keys' If I Ain't Got You filled the restaurant.

Ron gave Hermione reassuring thumbs up and she smiled back. She brought the microphone up to her mouth and began to sing,

"Some people live for the fortune
Some people live just for the fame
Some people live for the power, yeah
Some people live just to play the game
Some people think that the physical things
Define what's within
And I've been there before
But that life's a bore
So full of the superficial

Some people want it all
But I don't want nothing at all
If it ain't you baby
If I ain't got you baby
Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain't got you, Yeah

Some people search for a fountain
That promises forever young
Some people need three dozen roses
And that's the only way to prove you love them
Hand me the world on a silver platter
And what good would it be
With no one to share
With no one who truly cares for me
Some people want it all
But I don't want nothing at all
If it ain't you baby
If I ain't got you baby
Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain't got you, you, you
Some people want it all
But I don't want nothing at all
If it ain't you baby
If I ain't got you baby
Some people want diamond rings
Some just want everything
But everything means nothing
If I ain't got you, yeah

If I ain't got you with me baby
so nothing in this whole wide world don't mean a thing
if I ain't got you with me baby
"

Hermione finished the song to her own standing ovation. She gave a small curtsy and ran off the stage to her table.

"Talent definitely runs in the family," Uncle Ned laughed. So, now we are going to put on a little dance music and we can start up the karaoke in a few. The sign- up sheet will be over there. He pointed to the bar, "Most importantly, everyone, have fun!"

The DJ began playing a mix of songs.

Wen's House

The two finished their original song to an eruption of cheers and applause from their family.

"Great job!" Mr. Gifford said, "We have some really talented kids over here."

Gram walked over to Olivia and gave her a kiss on the top of her head, "That was beautiful sweetie."

"Thanks, Gram," Olivia murmured.

"And, wonderful piano playing Wen," Gram smiled at Wen.

"So, who is ready for desert?" Mr. Gifford asked.

"Me! Me! Me!" Georgie began hopping up and down excitedly, "What are we having? What are we having?"

"Well, Olivia and her grandmother brought cookies. And, Sydney told me that you were baking, too. IS that right?"
"Oh, yes! It's a surprise."

Georgie rushed out of the living room and headed to the kitchen, "Everyone stay over there!" she hollered, "I'll tell you when I'm ready."

The adults exchanged glances and laughed while Wen and Olivia just smiled at each other.

"I wonder what she made," Olivia said.

"A surprise, that's what she made," Wen replied.

Olivia laughed.

"Okay, I'm ready!" Georgie's voice came muffled from the kitchen, "But, close your eyes when you all come in okay?"

Everyone began heading over to the kitchen with their eyes closed. Georgie waited till everyone was in the kitchen before she told them to open their eyes.

"Okay, open! Ta-da!" Georgie scooted away from the front of the table where she was hiding the food with her body.

Georgie had set up plates all around the table with two cookies on each one and left a giant cake in the middle.

She stood on her tiptoes and smiled, "I made the cake! There's cookie dough inside! It's yummy!"

"Sounds delicious!" Mr. Gifford picked up Georgie and spun her around while she giggled.

Everyone took a seat around the table and dug into the dessert.

At the Restaurant

"You did a great job, Hermione," Ron said to her.

"Oh, thanks."

"I didn't know you could sing."

"I can't, really," Hermione replied.

"What was that, then?"

"Okay, well I dabble," Hermione admitted.

Ron smiled at her, "Well, do you want to dance?"

Hermione smiled and nodded, "Sure."

The two of them headed two the dance floor and began to dance. Suddenly, the music changed to a slow song and the two awkwardly eased into it.

Chapter 16! I don't know when this will be done. It will probably be over sooner than later, depending on when I am able to update. Sorry for the long wait for the update, it's a mixture of laziness and craziness. Wow, that rhymes…funny! Not actually funny, but yeah. And, I also have a new-ish obsession with Austin & Ally. So, if you're wondering what else I've been writing I've written some one shots for Austin & Ally. I've also updated One Hairy Challenge and Supah Lemons. So enjoy, read, and review!
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