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Harry rushed into the hallway and bellowed for the nearest Healer. Heads of curious witches and wizards popped out from every doorway and gaped at him. Healer Smythe came rushing towards him.
"What seems to be the trouble, Mr. Potter?" the old Healer asked.
"It's Ginny. She said that something's wrong. Please, you've got to check on her, now!" Harry pleaded, practically pushing him down the hall and into Ginny's room.
"Let me take a look at her," Healer Smythe replied as he walked quickly into the room. He moved his wand over Ginny's abdomen, quietly muttering a spell, and the tip of the wand glowed bright orange. He arched his eyebrows and then gently pressed on Ginny's abdomen.
"What does orange mean? Is she okay? Are the babies okay?" Harry questioned while watching the Healer's every move intently.
"Mrs. Potter, it seems that one or both of the twins have not turned. If we let labour proceed naturally, we will be running the risk of one or two breech births. This will most likely be very bad for oxygen intake. I recommend an immediate Caesarean section."
Ginny looked up at Harry with desperate eyes. He took her hand and gently kissed it.
"Harry, I'm so scared. I felt a weakness in my magic, and I just knew there was a problem with the babies. I don't know if I can do this. What if something happens to one of the babies during the surgery?"
"Ginny, it's going to be all right. Healer Smythe delivered Artie, and I know that he'll take good care of you. However, the decision is yours to make," he gently said.
She leaned into his hand as he rubbed her cheek. "Healer Smythe, we will do whatever we need to do to save the babies. Can Harry stay with me during the surgery?" Ginny asked.
Healer Smythe touched her shoulder reassuringly. "Of course, Mrs. Potter. I'll send a trainee Healer in to prepare you in a few minutes. In the meantime, you two can spend a few quiet moments together before we take you down to the operating room," the Healer answered before leaving the room.
"Harry, I know that we wanted to wait to Floo my family, but will you go ahead and call Mum. I think I really need to talk to her now," Ginny said.
Harry nodded. "I'll go right now. It's nearing sunrise, and I'm sure she's already in the kitchen."
Sure enough, Molly was already up when he Flooed her. He briefly told her what was happening, and she assured him that she and Arthur would be along shortly. "Just tell my baby that Mum is on the way!" she called before rushing up the stairs to get Arthur up and going.
Harry hurried back into Ginny's room and told her that her parents would soon be there. He rubbed the small of her back to soothe her and gave her a small peck on the cheek.
"Just breathe, Love. It'll be over before you know it, and we'll have two beautiful babies cooing in our arms," he whispered in her ear, remembering a time a few years back when Ron had spoken similar words to him . . .
"Just breathe, Mate. It'll be over soon, and then you and Ginny will have the rest of your lives together," Ron reassured him as they got ready in his old room at the Burrow. Harry laughed, knowing that he had said this same speech to Ron when he and Hermione had married the summer before.
"Oh, like you were breathing so easy just before your wedding," Harry said. "I remember having to fan you just before you walked down the aisle."
"That was different. I was marrying the smartest, most beautiful witch in the world. You're just marrying Ginny. Totally different!"
Harry tossed a pillow at him. Ron ducked, barely missing the pillow. "You'd better not let Ginny hear you talking like that. She'd lay a terrific hex on you, and you'd soon be her sister instead of her brother!"
"Don't tease like that, Harry! Besides, you get to spend the rest of your life with that Weasley temper of hers. Are you sure you're up to it?" Ron asked.
Harry smoothed down the front of his robes for the fifth time and looked up at his best man. "I've never been more sure of anything in my entire life," Harry answered confidently, knowing that he was only minutes away from holding Ginny again and vowing his life to her. A wide grin split his face as he said, "Let's get going. I can't keep her waiting!"
The two friends made their way out of the house and out to the orchard. Ginny had said that it was the perfect spot for their wedding, and Harry knew that she was right. The Weasleys had set up rows of chairs in the clearing where they played Quidditch. The trees were blossoming, so there was no need for added flowers. The sun would be setting soon, and that would provide the perfect backdrop as Harry and Ginny pledged themselves to each other.
Before long, all of the guests were seated. As Harry and Ron took their places in front of the guests, Harry silently surveyed the crowd. He was pleased to see Remus and Tonks sitting together near the front. Professor McGonagall sat on the other side of Remus. Further back, he saw Seamus Finnigan with his latest girlfriend sitting with Dean and Lavender Thomas. Parvati Patil also sat with them, her twin conspicuously absent. She had been killed just before the final battle. Fred and George were seated with their wives Katie and Angelina. The twins waved furiously to Harry when they saw him look their way. He hoped that they behaved themselves during the reception, but Harry knew not to get his hopes up on that one. Charlie was sitting behind the twins with his wife and their three children. They had met on the dragon reserve where he was working in Romania and had married after a whirlwind courtship. Bill and Fleur were also there with their twin daughters. Hagrid stood at the back of the chairs, occasionally wiping at his eyes. It meant so much to Harry to have all of his friends present as he married Ginny.
Soon, the music began to play. Harry watched as the bridesmaids made their way down the aisle. Hermione came next to stand in her role as matron of honour. As she reached the front, Harry looked up to see Ginny and her father. He knew at that moment that he had never seen a more beautiful sight and doubted that he ever would. She reminded him of an angel, and she was as cool as could be. Long gone were the days when his presence made her nervous. She held tightly to her father's arm, and they made their way towards Harry. Her white robes flowed softly behind her. When they reached the front, Arthur kissed Ginny's forehead, and placed her hand in Harry's. She leaned into Harry and whispered, "I love you" before turning to face Professor Dumbledore, who had agreed to perform the ceremony.
"Friends and relations," Dumbledore began. "We have gathered here today to join Harry and Ginny in magical matrimony."
Harry didn't remember many of the details of the ceremony. He did remember how beautiful Ginny looked, and he remembered thinking that this was the happiest moment of his life. She kept looking up at him and smiling throughout the ceremony, and when it came time to say his vows, he pulled out the small piece of parchment where he had written them down. This was too important to forget any of the words.
"Ginevra Molly, my Ginny, you are my heart, my soul, and my life. On this day, I pledge myself to you. I promise to love and cherish you, through good times and bad, forsaking all others, until death do us part. This is my solemn vow. I present you with this ring as a symbol of my eternal and undying love." He slid Ginny's wedding band on her finger and then slowly brought her hand to his lips.
Then, it was Ginny's turn. "Harry James, my Harry, you have been in my heart for as long as I can remember. You complete me. On this day, I pledge myself to you. I promise to love and cherish you, through good times and bad, forsaking all others, until death do us part. This is my solemn vow. I present you with this ring as a symbol of my eternal and undying love." She slid Harry's ring onto his finger and repeated his gesture.
Professor Dumbledore surveyed the couple with a smile and then looked up at the wedding guests. "Harry and Ginny will now take part in the ancient and time-honoured binding ceremony." He raised his wand and began to spin it in a circle above their heads, repeating an incantation as he did so. A circle of light glowed above their heads and then moved down to encircle their bodies. As it reached the same height as their hearts, it glowed bright red, causing an audible gasp from many of the wedding guests. Harry raised his eyebrows at this, and Ginny smiled mischievously.
"I'll tell you later," she whispered. Harry nodded and then leaned his forehead to hers. Dumbledore interrupted the moment with a pronouncement.
"Harry and Ginevra have exchanged vows, exchanged rings, and completed magical bonding ceremony. I now pronounce that they are husband and wife. Harry, you may kiss your bride."
Harry lowered his lips to capture Ginny's in what he thought would be a small kiss. Ginny apparently had other ideas and drew the kiss out longer, causing a smacking sound when they finally parted. A gentle laughing sound came from the direction of the guests, but the happy couple didn't notice. They were too wrapped up in each other.
"Oh Harry, that just verified what I've known all along. Most couples hope to have a pink glow around them, meaning that they are truly in love with each other and a magical bonding has taken place. However, we had a bright red glow. That means that not only are we very much in love, but we are true soul mates."
Harry smiled and took his new bride into his arms. He gave her a deep, passionate kiss.
Ginny's tight grasp on his arm returned Harry to the present. He looked at his wife's face as she grimaced from the pain of another contraction.
Harry couldn't help but notice the large curtain that had been placed just above Ginny's chest, blocking her view of her abdomen. He watched as the Healer cast a spell over Ginny so that she wouldn't feel anything before they began the Caesarean Section.
Directing his gaze briefly towards the nervous couple, Healer Smythe said, "Ginny, we'll need to begin the surgery now. Harry, you may sit in the chair by Ginny's head."
Harry sat down on the small stool by her head and held her hands lovingly. He leaned in to kiss the top of her head and whispered, "It will be over soon. I love you, Gin."
Silent tears streamed down Ginny's face as she answered, "I love you, too."
After testing her belly for feeling, the Healer raised his wand, quietly speaking a cutting spell to begin the surgery.
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