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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

Summary:
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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 5: The 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 haven’t posted the fourth chapter yet, but I know how much you guys hate when I leave you waiting. I’m sorry if this chapter is a little short it’s just a filler chapter. The next one is going to be more interesting. I promise.

“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, and the minute I saw it I felt the color drain from my face. I literally felt as though I couldn’t breathe. Then through the haze of shock and anger I heard a voice.

“Daddy? Dad! Dad! Are you alright? Mum! Mum come down quick!” Suddenly hearing Lily’s voice made me find my own.

“KENDRA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” There was a loud thump from the floor above. I could hear the mother of my daughters crashing into objects as she fell off the bed and started rushing towards our youngest and my upset voices. When she finally made it to her bickering family Lily and I were screaming our hearts content at each other. I was yelling about how late it was and how worried we were. She was shrieking about how she was an adult and living here was her choice and if I had a problem with the way she was living her life she would be more than happy to move out so I wouldn’t have to watch.

“Everyone shut up!” My wife’s high pitch voice cut in through the din. “Both of you shut up!” Lily and I both quickly feel silent. “Now will one of you please tell me what’s going on here.” The as quick as a flash we both started talking at once again. “Shut up. No one speaks until I say so. Lily what’s going on?”

“I’m engaged!” Then they both started screaming and jumping up and down. I just stood there and watched as my wife and daughter started celebrating the big news. I didn’t move. My wife was happy about the worst event in my entire life. She was such a traitor. I couldn’t believe my eyes.

“I’m engaged Mum! I’m engaged! Can you believe it!?!” Lily giggled as she jumped up and down in celebration with her mother. I didn’t give Kendra a chance to respond.

“You know what else you are Lily? Grounded! Curfew is at ten.”

“Yeah Dad you can’t ground me. I’m an adult. I can live my life any way I want. And if you don’t think you can stand the sight of it just let know, cause I was serious about moving in with James. He’d be more than happy to accommodate me.”

“You are not moving in with your boyfriend, and you are grounded. I’m the head of this household and what I say goes, and I say you’re grounded and not moving in with your boyfriend. End of story young lady.” However that phrase didn’t seem to work the way it did when she was younger. Her mother crossed her arms and frowned at me.

“Since when are you the head of this household, and Lily’s right. She’s and adult. We have to treat her like an adult. And if she wants to we’d be more than happy to help her move in with James. He’s a lovely boy Lily sweetheart. I approve.” My little Lily Lou didn’t respond to her mother though she was still looking at me.

“Daddy do you want me to stay because you’re afraid of having an empty nest? Because if you do that’s alright. I understand how it can be to let go of your last little baby bird. Please if that’s it than can we just talk about this. It’ll be easier that way. Now if we talk about this than things won’t get awkward or angry. Also communication is a key component in a relationship between parents and child.”

“No it’s not about that. It’s about the fact that you can’t move in with your boyfriend?”

“Why can’t I move in with James?”

“Because I said so. That’s why.” She crossed her arms now like her mother. Then they both started giving me this angry, upset, you’re being unreasonable look. Like mother like daughter. “Remember when I used to say that and you two would listen to me.” Their expressions didn’t change. After another minute of my wife and daughter ganging up on me I caved.

“Alright you two want to talk. Let’s talk. What do you want to talk about?”

“Why don’t you want me to move out Daddy?”

“Because…I…go to bed!”

“Smooth. Edward. Really smooth.”

“Daddy why don’t you want me to move out?” I was doing some very quick thinking, when Kendra saved me.

“Lily Lou can you do your Mummy and Daddy a favor and let us talk alone for a while. Would you mind doing that for me?” Lily shook her head, uncrossed her arms, and walked away. As soon as our daughter was out of sight she smacked me across the head.

“Edward! If you keep this up she’s going to find out that you can’t stand James to save your life. Do you have any idea how upset she’s going to be if she finds out that you hate her fiancé with a burning passion?”

“Well if it’s up to me he’s not going to be her fiancé for long. I forbid her to marry that sick, sick boy! In fact I think I’m going to go find him and kill him. Then I’m going to come home and lock her up in her room. Do you want to help?”

“Edward! How can you even think such a terrible thing? He’s and incredible boy. Also I think that he’s perfect for Lily. He’s the nicest boy she’s ever dated. I don’t know what your problem is with James. Do you want to talk about it?”

“No that boy is not marrying our daughter period. I don’t care what you say or if Lily loves him. She’s not marrying him. End of story.”

“Edward! What are you going to do? Wreck the wedding?”
“No I’m not going to be one of those fathers. Instead I’m going to be one of the fathers that tries to make the groom wet his pants.”

“Wait hold on this conversation seems familiar. Let me thing were have I heard about a conversation like this before. Oh yeah my mum told me about how she and my Dad had this exact same conversation after we go engaged!”

“Would you stop comparing me to your father. He hated me for no reason at all, and I hate James for some very good reasons.”

“Name one?”

“Off the top of my head I can’t think of any.”

“Alright Dad.”

“No there is no way I’m like your dad. These two situations are completely different.”

“You’re right.”

“Thank you.”

“All you have to do is replace the Edward Evans with James Potter. Then switch the Kendra with Lily. Also let’s pretend that when I yell Edward I’m really saying Samuel. Then every time you say my name you’re really calling me Gabby, but apart from that they’re exactly the same.”

“Would you stop that! There will be no wedding no matter what you say.”

***

“So Mum can we hire a wedding planner for the wedding?” Lily asked over breakfast. I tensed and shook my head behind Lily’s back. Kendra looked right at me and pretended not to notice.

“Sure sweetie. I’ll call the company that helped with our wedding. I’m sure they’ll be thrilled to help out. I’ll set up and appointment for this week. That sound good?”

“That sounds great. I’ll owl James and tell him to come when you get the date and time, so can you call later on today?”

“Not a problem honey.” I was sitting listening in on their conversation, and after hearing Kendra’s response I couldn’t hold my tongue for another second.

“Kendra do you remember that conversation we had last night?” Kendra and Lily looked at me while Kendra nodded. “Well…don’t you remember what I said.” She nodded again. “Well aren’t you going to agree with me and help with that plan I mentioned?” Kendra shook her head.

“Nope. You’re on your own on that one sweetie.” She smiled, stood up, and poured all of us another cup of coffee. “So Lily why don’t you tell me what were you thinking for the wedding dress?”

“Well I kind of wanted a fall or winter wedding. What do you think?”

“That sounds lovely. What does James want?”

“I was thinking that we’d talk about that at the wedding planner’s. What about you guys. I don’t want it to be too expensive. I mean I know we’re not really made of money.” She quickly added with an apologetic look on her face.

“Nope don’t worry about it sweetie. We’ll just spend all the money we had saved for Petunia’s wedding if we have to.”

“Thanks Mum. I’m going to send James and owl really quick. Love you.” With that she rushed upstairs squealing. I looked at Kendra as the sounds of our happy daughter faded as she continued upstairs. My wife of thirty years smiled at me kindly as she sipped her coffee.

“Do the words ‘there will be no wedding no matter what you say’ mean anything to you?” I demanded of the kind woman sitting in front of me.

“I told you. You’re on your own on that one.” With a smile she pecked me on the cheek and stood up. “Have a nice day at work honey.”


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