Hello peeps! Sad to say, but this is the end. This is where our tale ends and I can write no more. Seriously, I can’t. At least, not in this world I’ve created. My muse refuses to go no further and I agree. So please no begging for another sequel, because there won’t be one. If you’ve enjoyed my writing, please feel free to check out other fics I have written and even take a spin around my website. You can find the address on my profile page.
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True to their word, the Scoobies and their friends had returned to Middle Earth for the Mid-year celebration. They were surprised however, to learn that they would also be attending Aragorn’s wedding to the lovely elf maiden, Arwen. She, like her brothers Elladan and Elrohir, had long black hair and grey eyes. While all elves had an innate beauty, Arwen seemed to possess something more that made everyone who met her like her. It was easy to see that she only had eyes for Aragorn, though.
The past six months since Voldemort’s fall had seen a wondrous change in their group. Despite the fact that he was once again seen as the savior of the wizarding world, Harry was more relaxed than he had ever been. Everything in his life seemed to be falling into place. The threat of Voldemort was gone forever, the Dursleys would never trouble him again since he lived with Sirius, his friends were safe, and he was in love.
He wasn’t the only one breathing easier. Blaise was reunited with her parents and their testimony helped send many deatheaters to Azkaban. Her and Neville’s relationship was still going strong, to the pleasure of his grandmother and her parents. Remus and Faith both found the acceptance that they had both been searching for - he in his new job at Angel Investigations and she in the unconditional love that he offered her.
Ron no longer felt as though he was playing second fiddle to Harry having played a large role in their last adventure into trouble. He and Hermione surprised everyone by eloping right after graduation and were currently looking for a small flat in London. Éowyn and Faramir had announced that their wedding would also be in a few months. Ginny had talked her parents into letting her bring back Brytta, her horse. She had become quite attached to him during her stay in Middle Earth and had missed him greatly when she had returned home.
Even though the Scoobies had been primarily hired to help protect Harry from Voldemort, they decided to keep their teaching positions at Hogwarts. They had a lot to teach and they enjoyed their new jobs. Clem and Tilly had met while he had visited Hogwarts and she moved back to Sunnydale with him. At least there she was no longer losing her kittens. And upon their return to Middle Earth, they had all been surprised to see that the White Tree of Gondor was once again in full bloom. A signal, better than all others, that the world was finally on the mend.
Dawn laughed as Draco twirled her around the dance floor. “I can’t believe Aragorn didn’t tell us he was getting married.”
“He wasn’t sure Elrond, her father, would allow it. So he kept it secret until he knew for sure,” Draco explained.
“I overheard him asking Ginny for a favor,” he said.
Dawn looked up to where the redhead had finished singing a song with several musicians. “At least now I know why she just had
to learn all of those songs Legolas had given her.”
With the lull in the music, everyone could hear Ginny as she said, “I would like to dedicate this next song to two very good friends of mine - Draco and Dawn.” The music began and she grinned impishly at them. “And Draco, we’re all dying of suspense. Get on with it already.”
Draco glared at Ginny while Dawn looked at him with curiosity. “What’s that all about?”
“Nothing. Let’s dance,” he said, pulling her close. I don’t like to be alone in the night
And I don’t like to hear I’m wrong when I’m right
And I don’t like to have the rain on my shoe
But I do love you, but I do love you
“And now I know where she’s been hiding herself for the past two days,” Dawn said.
“She’s been teaching the musicians Earth songs,” Dawn said with a roll of her eyes.
“Oh,” he said, and then fell silent again. He suddenly stopped dancing and pulled back to look her in the eyes. “You know I love you, right?”
“Ummm, yeah,” she said.
“You were an angel that swooped into my sorry life. You trusted and believed in me when no one else would. I am a better man because of you.” He reached into his pocket and pulled out a small black box. Taking a deep breath, he opened it to reveal a diamond set in an ornate silver band. He got down on one knee and Dawn was suddenly very conscious that everyone had stopped dancing and was watching them.
“Dawn, will you marry me?”
She was so stunned that all she could do was nod her head.
“Is that a yes?’
“Yes, oh my god, yes,” she squealed, the shock finally passing.
There was applause and cheers from the crowd as he slid the ring on her finger. He stood and kissed her. Love everything about the way you’re loving me
The way you lay your head
Upon my shoulder when you sleep
And I love to kiss you in the rain
I love everything you do, oh I do
“This ring is absolutely gorgeous. Where did you get it?” She asked.
“It’s mithril, so obviously I had some help,” he said a bit sheepishly.
“That’s what all that whispering with Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli was about before we had left and when we got back.”
“Yeah, you’re not mad are you?”
Dawn smirked. “Yes, I’m obviously so upset about you proposing that I said yes. I love you, silly boy.”
“I am not,” he protested before kissing her again. ~finis~