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My Baby Girl’s Wedding by obsessive

Format: Novella
Chapters: 21
Word Count: 47,941
Status: WIP

Rating: 15+
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme, Contains Spoilers

Genres: General, Humor, Romance
Characters: Lupin, Sirius, Lily, James, Pettigrew, OC
Pairings: James/Lily, Snape/Lily, OC/OC

First Published: 04/23/2007
Last Chapter: 02/23/2009
Last Updated: 02/23/2009

My name is Edward Evans. About thirty years ago I married my wife Kendra, and we have two daughters. One of them eloped with a man I can’t stand. My youngest is the only one I have left, and there is no way I’m going to let her walk down the aisle. Especially not with James Potter waiting at the alter. Yay! Over 17,000 reads!!!

Chapter 2: James Potter

Disclaimer: The Plot and Lily’s parents are all my doing. However Lily and James aren’t mine. I’m not JKR and this is in no way connected to her. Live with it.

AN: I just posted the first chapter two minutes ago, so I don’t know what kind of response I’m going to get yet, but I hope that it’s a good one. However if it’s not I want all of you to do a better job of leaving me a review for this one.

Lily glanced at me one more time before she opened the door. I was vaguely aware of my youngest greeting this boy, who was encroaching on my territory. After Potter had exchanged his greetings with my daughter, she stepped back and let him in. A dark haired boy with hazel eyes, wearing a muggle suit and formal shoes, a lot like mine, walked into my household.

Kendra raised her eyebrows as he entered. I glanced at my wife quickly. She was looking him over with a hint of approval in her eyes. It took me all the effort in the world not to yell at her for even seeming to approve of this boy. I looked back towards the door as Lily closed it. James, if that was his real name, smiled and walked over to me, his hand outstretched. I grasped it; I let go very quickly though. That didn’t escape Kendra’s sharp eyes, even though I tried to make it look very casual.

“Hello James,” my wife offered sweetly. Potter shook her hand too, and she gestured for him to come into the living room. “Would you like something to drink?” James thought about it for a moment as he sat down on the couch next to Lily. I let it slide, for the moment, and sat on the couch opposite them with my wife. “We have everything James. Don’t worry about it.”

“Um…I’ll take whatever you’ve got Mrs. Evans,” he responded politely.

“Please James call me Kendra. You’re making me feel old. Lily? Edward? What would the two of you like to drink?”

“Whatever is fine mum.”

I took a moment before answering my wife. I didn’t take my eyes of Potter. He didn’t look at me. He kept his eyes on Kendra, who was standing next to the drink cart waiting for my answer. James however seemed to know that I was sizing him up, so, just as I had done with Kendra’s father, he didn’t look me square in the eye. If he did that would be a sign of weakness.

“A beer Kendra. I’ll have a beer.” She nodded and brought back a beer and three other glasses of clear liquid. I didn’t ask what was in them. Without waiting for anyone else to grab a bottle, I had mine in my hand and had taken a swig. “So James tell me. An auror? What exactly is that?” However before James could find a way to phrase this in a way that I would understand, Lily chimed in.

“It’s a job. The aurors are like the elite. Their jobs are a lot like the police. It’s their job to catch dark wizards. Only their a little bit more like detectives really. It’s a tough job, but once you get the hang of it pays a lot. Right James?”

The dark haired wizard nodded. “Yeah it does pay a decent amount, but you have to go through about three years of training. Then at the beginning you don’t get paid a lot, but, providing you don’t lose any limbs in a fight, you get promoted really quick.” Kendra nodded slowly. She was clearly impressed that our daughter’s boyfriend had chosen such a difficult career path. I however was thinking about how it sounded like only a fool would take that job.

“Well that does sound…umm…Do you have any hobbies?” I asked before Kendra could but in. James nodded slowly, took a sip of his drink, and set it down on the table before answering.

“I like to play quidditch with my friends. If that’s what you mean Mr. Evans?” I’d heard Lily mention quidditch. She said that it was a very difficult sport to play. However he did like sports. Under normal circumstance anyone who liked sports would be good on my list, but these weren’t normal circumstances. He even was showing me respect by not automatically calling me Edward, just because my wife had commanded him to call her Kendra. However under no circumstances was I going to like this boy. He was dating my youngest daughter.

Before I could think up a response Kendra jumped in. “What sort of friends do you have James?” I shot a look at her. She smiled. Kendra had known what I was doing. Her father had done the exact same thing to me before we got married. I was roughing him up. I was trying to break him down so that he would be so intimidated he would ask my daughter to marry him. This silent conversation between me and my wife remained unspotted to our daughter and her boyfriend.

“Well I have three really good friends. Umm…Remus, Peter and Sirius have been my three best friends since fist year. Sirius and I are the two who love to play quidditch. Remus and Peter are into different hobbies though. Remus like to read, and Peter is into just about anything.”

Lily nodded. “James and Sirius were the two smartest boys in our year at Hogwarts. In fact they’re blowing people away at their auror training.”

“Well isn’t that nice.” I commented a dull unimpressed tone. “So your best friend is in training with you. What about the other two? What do they do?”

“Well Remus will be working with Lily in the Department of Magical Games and Sports. And Peter is just kind of drifting right now. He has never really been able to settle on any one thing. It’s a bit difficult for him. However we’re helping him out as only friends can.” Kendra smiled at these words. I however felt that I would have been impressed by his loyalty to his friend, if he wasn’t dating my daughter.

“If you’ll excuse me I have to go check on dinner. I’ll be right back, James, Lily, Edward.” After Kendra left I sat in silence staring at my daughter sitting comfortably next to her boyfriend on the couch. He was looking too comfy really. I should be being more tough. The harder I am on him the easier it’ll be to break him down in the end.

The silence continued until Kendra came back to tell us that dinner was served. We all stood up and made our way silently into the dinning room. I was familiar with the room. It had been in this room that I nearly punched my eldest daughter’s husband. Maybe I really would punch the younger one’s boyfriend, but only if I was lucky.

I watched closely as James pulled out Lily’s chair. He smiled at her as she looked up at him gratefully. He sat down in the chair across from her, while I took the seat at the head of the table. Kendra came out and started passing the plates around. As everyone dished up there was silence expect for the cinch of knives and forks as they transferred the food from the serving plates and to their own plates. Once everyone had taken a bit of their meal James broke the silence.

“It’s wonderful Kendra. I’ve never tasted roast beef this good. What do you think Lily?” he asked my daughter trying to unease the tension that had filled the room, as I glared at him menacingly. Lily smiled at his effort and finished chewing her food before she answered.

“It’s a delicious as your cooking always is Mum. Dad? You’re awfully quiet. I thought that you liked roast beef.” My daughter’s comment forced me to stop staring threateningly at her boyfriend. It took me an effort to stop myself from answering her while trying to make her boyfriend wet himself.

“I do love roast beef. It’s my favorite. I’m just thinking about other things.” I answered her. This answer seemed to satisfy her and after that she dropped the subject, and I went back to threatening Potter without words. However now Lily went to picking on her mother. “Have we heard from Petunia? How are she and Vernon doing?”

Kendra winced ever so slightly at the mention of our older daughter. However she shook it off with all the grace that had made me fall in love with her. “Oh they’re fine. I’m sure that if anything new had happened she would have called. Why have you heard from her sweet heart?”

“No that’s why I’m asking.” After this silence fell. Kendra glanced at me, and Lily snapped her eyes on James. They both were so perceptive that they seemed to have caught on to the subtle stare down we were having. Lily looked back to her mother and asked her with her eyes to do something. I was sure that my wife of thirty years was thinking very fast. However nothing seemed to come to her, so the four of us spent the rest of our meal on complete silence. Once every scrap of food was cleared from our plates Kendra stood up.

“Lily darling will you come and help me clean up?” Lily nodded and helped her mother clear the plates. After both my daughter and wife left, I found myself alone with Potter. We sat without saying a word for a couple of minutes. Finally James spoke.

“There is a reason that I wanted to come over.” I kept staring at him daring him to go on. He waited a minute for my response, when none came he kept going. “Mr. Evans I wanted to talk to you about Lily and I.” I still didn’t say anything. “As you know we’ve been dating for almost a year now. And I just wanted to say that I’m crazy about your daughter.” He wasn’t even bothering to wait for me to reply, but he just didn’t stop talking. “She’s beautiful, and smart, and kind, and sweet, and the most gorgeous and patient person I’ve ever met.”

“Listen Potter if you could just get to the point I would appreciate it. I’m sure that Lily and Kendra could use our help in the kitchen,” I finally let words spill from my mouth. However I knew what was coming. I’d given a similar speech to my father in law right before I-

“Mr. Evans, with your blessing, I’d like to marry your daughter.” Right before I did that.