I could hear Draco and Lucius talking in the other room and I tried to listen in. If there is one thing I've become accustom to while being here, it's being able to eavesdrop on their conversations. From what I could hear, they were talking about the upcoming sammenkomst. Draco wanted to be there for it, but he also wanted to stay home. Lucius was reassuring him that he would be kept in the loop and his ideas and opinions would be heard by everyone. I could hear Dray sigh and it was quiet for a minute. Then I heard the Floo activate and then someone stepping through. I knew that it was Kingsley. He had said that he would be here around lunch time and it was now noon, he was right on the hour. I sighed and then exited the dining room and into the front parlor. Kingsley smiled when he saw me.
"Hermione, it's good to see you. I am so glad that you are alright. And congratulations on the pregnancy. I'm sure you're going to make a wonderful mother." I smiled at him and he gave me a hug.
"It's good to see you too, Minister. Thank you, I am going to try my best." We both smiled and everyone exchanged greetings. We all sat down and then began talking. Mostly about what the Clan's intended to do about the Mutts, what went down during the fight, and the Clans strategy for keeping the baby and I safe. Kingsley offered the Ministry's help. He said that the Auror department could be on call in case something happened or even used as backup if something else were to happen. Draco and Lucius assured him that the Clans were more than capable dealing with the Mutts, but that it would be appreciated if they could have a little extra backup. After about an hour Mitzi came in and refreshed our tea.
"Now, there is another matter I would like to discuss with Draco and Hermione." Dray and I both looked at each other before looking back at him. We did not know where he was going with this.
"There is still some question as to if Ronald Weasley was involved with the Mutts. We know for certain that Astoria Greengrass-Weasley was involved. We found letters exchanged between her and Cyprus Stroud. Now, there will be a council meeting to decide whether or not he was involved. They've asked that the two of you give statements. Also, during Stroud and Greengrass's trial's they want the two of you to testify to what happened. You can say no, you are not being forced into this. However, they urge you both to attend." I sighed and looked down at my cup before looking at Dray. His jaw was tense and his brow was slightly furrowed.
"Hermione and I will discuss it. I will send you an Owl when we have made a decision." Dray said with a nod at Kingsley. Kingsley returned the nod and put his cup down.
"That is fair. Now, we do have another issue to discuss. You managed to escape the press frenzy at St. Mungo's, however I'm sure they will be stalking you and those closest to you. Word spread quickly about the attack and you two are already targets for the press. We can have a detail to keep them off of you should you decide to attend the trials." He said. I sighed and then nodded at Dray. He nodded and me and then turned to Kingsley.
"That would be good, thank you. If Theodore Nott could head the detail, that would be great. He has lead protective details in the past and he is a member of the Clan, we trust him." Kingsley nodded.
"Of course, I will speak to his department head and get this in motion. Now, I would love to stay and chat, but I do have a few other matters to attend to." He stood and we all said our goodbyes before he left. Cissa and Lucius went upstairs and Dray and I headed for the sun room. We were sitting there in silence, we were each reading books and just enjoying some quiet when I felt Dray look at me. I knew what he wanted to talk about. I wanted to talk about it too.
"Mia.." He started and I looked at him, giving him a smile before I spoke.
"I know. I think we should attend. I want to know if Ron was involved and I want to make sure that Stroud and Astoria are locked up, for good." He sighed and ran a hand through his hair, looking out over the massive gardens. He was quiet for a moment before he nodded.
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The Start of Forever.Fanfiction
7 years have passed since the fall of Voldemort, now a new law is shaking things up. A Marriage Law. How will Draco, Hermione, and friends fair as they navigate life as married couples. And what new craziness could be brewing out there in the dark...