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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 4: The Possible Soon to be Mrs. 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’m so sorry for the wait. Things just got insane. I had to take a trip with my dad. I’m taking one small course over summer and I redid my room. Now I’m all yours. Oh and FYI I don’t know if this chapter is any good. Please let me know.

“Daddy…how do I look in this?” I pulled my eyes off my newspaper and looked up at my youngest daughter dressed up in a short black silk dress. Her red hair was up in a messy bun with a few strands falling elegantly down in front of her face. I looked her up and down. She did look awfully dressed up.

“You look nice…you and James going somewhere sweetie?” I asked. In my mind she was saying “No Daddy I dumped James. Now I’m going out with a muggle doctor.” However when she opened her mouth those weren’t the words that were coming out of my Lily flower’s mouth.

“Yep it’s our first year anniversary. James told me that he wanted tonight to be special. Said it was a surprise, but he promised me that it would be a night I’d never forget. Isn’t that so romantic. He’s that sweetest guy I’ve ever gone out with. Three years. I’m just blown away by that. But how do I look? Good right?’

“Well honey you know…if he’s a good guy he won’t care what you look like. It won’t matter to him that your…umm your…your feet.” My plan was working she was sitting there looking worried. Maybe if I freaked her out enough she would cancel her plans with her unbearable boyfriend. Then he wouldn’t be able to propose.

“What’s wrong with my feet Daddy?” She asked a worried look on her face. In my head I was doing the conga. “I mean do you think that I should paint them…or do you think that the silver shoes would go better with the dress…or maybe the blue ones. Or do you think”

I quickly cut her off. “No sweetie it’s the way they’re shaped.’

“The way there shaped…Daddy are you feeling alright? Should I get Mum and tell her you need your medicine again?”

“No Lilly Lou Daddy’s fine…he’s just worried about the way you’re feet are shaped.” My plan would have kept on working if my wife of thirty years hadn’t chosen that moment to walk in.

“What’s wrong with Lily’s feet?”

“Daddy thinks they’re shaped strangely. Mum do you think they’d look better if I put the silver heels instead?”

“No sweetie…you should know better than to ask a man for style advise. Those shoes look gorgeous on you. They’ll blow James’ mind.”

“Thanks Mum.” Before I could open my mouth to protest there was a knock on the door. “That’s him…bye Mum bye Dad.” Then she was out the door quick as a flash. Without saying a word to Kendra I brought my paper back up to the front of my face. I listened hard for the sound of a car backing out of the driveway. When I didn’t hear anything I figured he must have taken Lily out by using magical means.

“So I hope James has Lily’s correct ring size. Maybe he’ll get down on one knee. Like you did…oh that was the most romantic night of my life. I hope that our baby girl has as magical a night tonight as we did all those years ago.”

“I don’t.”

“Edward!!!!” She shrieked.

“Kendra do you remember what we did after I proposed?”

“Really if memory serves I dragged you back to my parent’s house to tell them the good news. Really sweetie…he seems like a terrific guy for our daughter. There’s no way he could be worse than Vernon.”

“Yes well…didn’t you see the way…the way…how he… didn’t even come in to say hello. Isn’t that rude of him? Maybe I should set him up with Dursley…yeah, yeah, yeah, Dursley and Potter those two are so terrible they’d get along wonderfully.”

“Vernon and James. Vernon is family, and judging by the conversation that that you and James had the when he came over he’s intending to become a part of this family as well. You should stop calling them both by their last names. It’s rude.”

“Potter wants to be family. He’s not family. He wants to be, but not yet. So I can call him any thing I want to. And to be honest I don’t care if it’s rude. So is he.”

“Edward I can’t believe this,” she started laughing uncontrollably.

“What’s so funny? Stop laughing!”

“I’m sorry,” she giggled tears in her eyes. “It’s just so funny! It’s just this is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen!”

“After thirty years of marriage Kendra you’ve finally lost it. I never thought that I’d say that, but it’s true you’ve finally lost it.”

“No honey I’m sorry. I haven’t lost it. It’s just that…God I never thought I’d say this, but you’ve…you'’ve…I’m sorry. This is the funniest thing that has happened to me.” She told me, still shaking with uncontrollably with laughter.

“What Kendra…I’ve what?”

“You’ve turned into my father,” she informed after finally regaining herself control.

I had never been more insulted in my while life. To be compared to my picky impossible father in law. He so impossible that I bless everyday that I never have to see him, but for her to compare me to that picky impossible man, that’s the most insulting thing I’ve ever heard. My emotions must have shown on my face because Kendra quickly stood up.

“Listen sweetie. I’m going to bed. Wake me when your sanity returns, or when our recently engaged daughter returns from her date.”

“Very funny Kendra. Very funny.” I called after her as she walked up the stairs.


Three hours later you could find me pacing in the living room. It was half past midnight and my Lily pet still wasn’t home. I knew it. I knew those shoes looked to good on her. I was checking my watch every five seconds and tapping my foot on the rare occasions I would stop pacing. I would stand and listen to my fine shoes hitting the hard wood floor for about one minute. Then I would check my watch and continue pacing. I had been at this ever since Kendra had gone to bed, three hours one minute and thirty seconds.

Finally after another fifteen minutes of my pacing ritual I walked up the stairs and into Kendra’s and my room. She was sound asleep in bed. Which was nice while it lasted. I started gently shaking her awake with care. She moaned as I woke her up. She hit me on the head as she rolled over to look as at me.

“What is wrong?”

“It’s quarter to one and Lily still isn’t home.”

“Sweetie I’m sure that everything’s fine. She’s with James he won’t let anything happen to her. Don’t worry.”

“What if James does something to her?”

“We meet him honey. He’s a great guy. Just go to sleep. And while you’re at let me sleep too.”

“Didn’t we have a rule about this? She had to be home at ten or ten thirty at the latest?”

“Yeah Ed we had that rule, but that was when she was sixteen. She’s almost eighteen now. By the end of the summer she’ll be a legal adult in both worlds. You really want to try and give her a curfew?”

“Well she is living with us.”

“Honey if you want to pull that ‘When you’re living under our roof you live under our rules’ stuff you’re on your own, because if you do she’ll move out. She can you know. I think she’s only living with us because we both think that you’re not ready for an empty nest yet.” My wife mumbled into her pillow.

I was getting ready to yell at her when I heard the front door open. “Oh Lily’s back. I’ll be right back Kendra.” I hoped off our bed and rushed downstairs. I found Lily still in her pretty black dress and the shoes that actually did go perfectly with the dress. She had a goofy look on her face and was leaning up against the door. I couldn’t help but notice that in addition to that, she had her left hand pressed up against face.

“Oh hi Daddy. You’ll never guess”

“What time it is?” I snapped, cutting her off. “No need sweetie it’s one in the morning. See I already know what time it is Lily darling. Do you?”

She kept smiling, started walking away, and the whole time she kept her left hand up to her face. “Oh Daddy if you were so tried you could have gone to sleep. I’m almost eighteen you don’t need to wait up for me.”

“Not the point. You shouldn’t have stayed out that late I was worried sick. Do you have any idea how upset your mother is?”

“Oh Mum’s still up. That’s great because I have got the best news.”

“No your mother is not still up it’s one o’clock. Do you have any idea how much trouble you are in?”

“Dad I’m an adult. I can’t be in any trouble. I’m an adult who’s”

For the third time I cut her off before she was finished. “You’re an adult who’s in a lot of trouble. Lily as long as you live under my roof you live under my rules.”

“Dad well what if I don’t live under your roof. What if I move in with James?”

“You wouldn’t!”

“I would. In fact that’s the big news it’s about James.”

“Lily Fiona Evans you are not moving in with your boyfriend!”

“I know I’m not. I’m marrying him. James asked me to marry him. And I said yes. I’m getting married.” She squealed pulling her hand away from her face and showing me a beautiful diamond ring wrapped around her left hand ring finger.