"PIPPER!" Hermione shouted up the stairs for the 3rd time "THEY ARE GOING TO BE HERE ANY MOMENT!" her daughter however still didn't appear. Hermione knew where she was and she also knew she was with her father
Sighing she returned to the dinning room where the table was covered in food and drinks for the Christmas party. On Christmas everyone got together and celebrated, this normally meant 22 people in one house. Suddenly two hands wrapped around her waist
"It looks good doesn't it"
"I'm not talking to you Mr! I've been calling my daughter down here for almost 20 minutes" she said with a smile
"What makes you think I had anything to do with that?"
"Don't play stupid with me Draco Malfoy, I know you've been with my daughter hiding, because you hate getting ready for Christmas"
He smirked into her hair "That doesn't sound like me at all. Plus she is my daughter too"
Sighing she replied, "I suppose your right. She has to get those eyes of hers from someone, everything else though is completely me"
"If you say so" he began to gently kiss her neck making her sigh softly
The large clock sounded in the hall, signally it was 7:00. The fireplace roared to life as Ginny and Blaise entered the house through the floo network, with their three children trailing behind. Hermione and Draco jumped apart and went to great their guests
"Why is it you are always on time?" Draco asked extending his hand to Blaise
"I like to be punctual" he smirked and took Draco's hand, to shake it
Ginny and Hermione had already explained their pleasantries and Hermione was now doting on Ginny and Blaise's children Penny, Chris and Kyle (age order)
"Look what I got for Christmas Aunt Hermy" Kyle held out a plastic dinosaur that looked oddly muggle
"It's very nice" said Hermione as she picked Kyle up and gave him a tight hug
"I saw it in a store, in the big city and I wanted it and then I got it from Santa!"
"The big city?" Hermione asked raising an eyebrow at Ginny
"Muggle London, yes, his very fond of it for some reason, I think his got a lot of dad in him" Ginny smiled as she explained, then she realised someone was missing "Where's Pip?"
"Your guess is as good as mine"
Then from across the room a squeal was heard
"Uncle B!!!" the brunette 10 year old bounded across the room to Blaise
"Pip!" He picked her up and gave her a hug
She began telling him about her day and what she had got for Christmas when the floo network lit up again
Pansy and Harry walked through the floo with their two children Krista and Michael, followed quickly by Ron and his wife Gabrielle and their children James, Courtney, Brooke and Luke
The room was now full of children talking about their Christmas days and all their presents, as well as 'adults' greeting each other with smiles on their faces
The last couple to arrive as always was Neville and Luna with their twins Taylor and Elissa
"About time" Draco said with a laugh "Dinner is now served"
Everyone took their seat at the long table the children down one end everyone else down the other. Christmas was a special time; it was when everyone could come together and just talk about what had been going on. The women discussed how difficult their children were being, or the best spell to clean up while the men discussed business and work. Sometimes the ladies would get involved in the men's discussions or vice versa. The eldest children Taylor, Elissa, Penny and James would tell the younger children about Hogwarts and all the classes. They told them about the magical creatures and the moving staircases, by the end of dinner all the younger children couldn't wait to get to Hogwarts and start learning.
After dinner everyone would sit in the lounge room and exchange gifts, the children as expected were spoiled rotten by all the loving 'aunts' and 'uncles'. Then after the children would sit around and listen to stories from when their parents were in school
"Aunt Hermy, how did you fall in love with uncle Draco?" Krista asked, after her parents had just explained how they met and fell in love
she smiled over at Draco who was smiling back and nodded his head to tell her to explain
"Well it happened over 7 Christmases"
Draco and Hermione said their final good bye to Pansy and Harry as they left for their home.
When they returned to the sitting room Pipper had fallen asleep, and was now draped over the lounge in an uncomfortable position. Draco gently picked her up and began to walk her to her bedroom. He tucked her in and noticed Hermione standing at the door
"She looks more like you then I give you credit for"
"I know" he gave Pipper a soft kiss on the head and went over to his wife "I love you, did you know that?"
"Hmmm no I don't think I did know that, but thank you for letting me know" she replied cheekily
"Come on" Together, side-by-side, they walked towards their room, every so often bumping against each other.
Once they were in the room Draco picked her up bridal style and carried her over to the bed
"You know you're beautiful?" she blushed at his words, they may have been married for 14 years but when he called her beautiful it was like she was 15 again
"I love you Draco Malfoy" he leaned down and kissed her, taking her breath away
"I love you Hermione Malfoy"
He crawled into bed next to her and pulled her close to his chest, kissing her forehead gently. She inhaled his scent and felt at peace
"I'm so glad you talked to me that Christmas in first year" he whispered
"So am I" she smiled into his chest
"Sleep well my darling"
"Happy Christmas Draco"
"Happy Christmas Hermione"