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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 10: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Longbottom

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: Now I know that the last chapter was longer than usual, but hey that was nice wasn’t it. Gave everyone some practice to get their WPM up, but now I’m out of cute things to say, if you even consider that cute, but anyway enjoy!

Tomorrow came. Things had gone back to the way they’d been before. Kendra wasn’t even acknowledging my presence, but there was, again, a small difference. Lily was now around to ignore me along with her mother. They would of course spend hours talking about how excited they were about the baby, and how they were going to be an aunt and a grandmother. Whenever I would come in though they’d fall silent, sulk, and stare menacingly at me.

I never thought I’d say this, but it was a relief when we met Potter outside Frank’s at noon. He shook my hand and Kendra’s, and then he turned to Lily and leaned in to peck her lips. She however didn’t move. When he noticed that she wasn’t going for it, he compromised by kissing Little Lou on the cheek. She kept her arms crossed and glared at him once he was standing up straight again. James looked at me, and I nodded. He took Lily by the hand and led her into the pub.

The place was empty except for three boys. I recognized one of them as Black. Potter introduced another of them, the short chubby one, as Peter Pettigrew, and the last one, who was frail and ragged looking, as Remus Lupin. Kendra smiled warmly at each of them in turn. When they saw Lily though all three of them stood up, and she gave each of them a hug, showing such a level of friendliness that I didn’t think would be possible given her current state of anger and hate for her fiancé and father.

We all sat down, at the table and Peter looked at Lily curiously. “Wow Lils you look pale. And now that I’m looking at you, you seem a tad green too. I’ve never seen you look this bad.” Little Love if possible lost about half of what little color she had regained since her nervous break down a couple days ago. James was as observant as I was, and placed a hand on top of hers and squeezed encouragingly.

“I think she looks gorgeous,” he told Peter. Lily smiled at him for the first time since the tea party. “In fact I always think she looks fantastic.” Then he leaned forward and kissed her on the lips tenderly. I hadn’t seen them kiss since he left after the party, and to be honest I’d forgotten how much it made me want to hit something. Black seemed to be feeling somewhere along those lines as well.

“Oh for goodness sakes,” James gently pulled away from Lily and looked scathingly at his best friend. Sirius back down quickly at the look on Potter’s face. Lily smiled and brought his face back to hers. It took me all the effort in the world not to gag on the spot. If only we all had such an easy way to get out of the dog house, but Kendra and I had long since past the cute new relationship phase. It had been years since all I had to do was compliment her and all would be fine and dandy. Black’s voice brought me crashing back down to reality.

“Seriously mate, pardon the pun, but seriously. In public no less, and in front of her parents too.” I felt my liking for the best man growing. “I mean come on!” he groaned exasperatedly. James untangled his lips from my daughter’s and turned to look at his dog like friend.

“Shut…Up,” he enunciated every word clearly as though Sirius didn’t speak English all that well. Lily smiled and lovingly messed her fiancé’s hair up even more than usual. He grinned at this display of affection.

“Think of it this way James,” she comforted him, “Sirius is being serious. Bet you never thought that would happen? Did ya?” Everyone, but Sirius laughed at this joke. Black just glowered stubbornly at everyone. James had his arm around my Lily’s shoulder, and she was leaning comfortably up against him.
Lupin smiled at the two of them. “I’m glad to see you’re feeling better Lils. Work hasn’t been as much fun without you. What were you sick with?” Lily tensed a little bit in the dark haired boy’s arms, but James came to her defense.

“It was just a little bug. Nothing big, and she’s feeling much healthier now, and even better she’s not contagious anymore,” he smiled holding Lily close. Remus nodded, but he didn’t look convinced. Peter looked confused, and Sirius looked at the supposedly happy couple in concern. Lily had noticed and shifted her attention to us.

“So Mum, Dad. What do you think of Frank’s?” Remus tore his eyes off the engaged in the room and focused instead on us.

“Yes Mr. and Mrs. Evans we tried to think of a place that you two would feel comfortable, plus Frank Longbottom is an old friend of ours.”

“Kendra, Remus. Mrs. Evans makes me sound old,” she grinned I just glowered at all three of Potter’s friends, “And, yes. This place seems nice. So what’s Frank like?”

Lily was quick to jump in for Frank. “Oh he’s great. A real stand up guy. This is just temporary for him. He’s in auror training with Sirius and James. In fact he’s dating another old school friend of ours, Alice. She’s really sweet. One of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. Tiny bit clumsy though.” Remus and Sirius cracked identical grins.

“Actually they’re not dating anymore. We were talking to Frank just before you three arrived. They eloped last month. They’re Mr. and Mrs. Frank Longbottom now.” Lily squealed in delight at this, and untangled herself from James in order to clap her hands with glee. Potter just slumped down in his chair looking wistfully into space. Once Little Flower had calmed down she looked over at him.

“What’s with you?” I demanded of him, annoyed at his happiness.

“Ah…eloping,” Lily and Kendra both shot him furious looks. I let out an audible growl. Suddenly he realized that he’d said that out loud, and sat up quickly in his seat. “I didn’t mean that. I love flower arrangements and picking out place settings. Can we get an insane amount of doves that will fly away when we say I do?” Little Lou still didn’t look all that happy with him. I’d have quailed under the look she was giving him; it reminded me of how I always snap when Kendra gets mad. “You’re beautiful, and I love you,” he added quickly, but luckily for him there was a squeal from behind the counter and a tall blond woman, with a round happy face came running towards us. She tripped over her own feet but recovered quickly. Before anyone could blink she and Lily were embracing and yelling out their hearts content. Kendra smiled at the girls, but James looked around at all the men at the table.

“You would have thought they hadn’t seen each other in years.” Lily heard her fiancé and smacked him across the head, a lot like her mother. James rubbed his black hair grumpily as a man with dark brown hair emerged from the back too.

“Come on let me see the ring,” Lily demanded of her school girl friend. Alice blushed at this.

“It isn’t much Lily, you know wedding ring’s don’t have diamonds on like the engagement ones do.” The dark red hair flew back and forth as Lily shook her head.

“Come on now, let me be the judge of that. I want to see it. Let me see! Let me see!” she squealed. Alice showed Lily the ring with an embarrassed kind of smile on her face. Little Lou grabbed her hand and took a closer look at it. “Oh Frank,” she cooed looking at the man, who was still behind the counter. “It looks fantastic!” Alice pulled her hand back and looked at Lily.

“Well cough it up Evans,” she smiled hands on her hips. “Let’s see yours.” Lily held up her hand to show the diamond ring to the blond. “Wow,” she gasped pulling Lu Lu’s hand closer to her. “Brilliant choice James.” The man, who I was assuming was Frank, came out from behind the counter. He took his over excited wife by the shoulder and sat her down at one of the stool a little to the left of the table; all the while she was talking away. “We got the invitation. They were lovely Lils really! And Halloween! Won’t that be fun!” Finally Frank managed to get a word in.

“Let’em breath Alice dear,” the round-faced woman took a deep breath and fell silent. “So Lils, these are your parents?” Frank asked gestering towards Kendra and I. Lily nodded and introduced us. “Well Mr. and Mrs. Evans, it’s nice to met you. What do you all want to eat?” We placed our orders, and Frank went back in the kitchen, leaving his wife sitting at the bar smiling at Lily and James with glowing looks on her face. “Alice!” She hoped off the stool at her husband’s summons, leaving the seven of us alone.

“So, Mr. Evans…” Peter was starting up again. “Lily says that you do insurance. What…is…that...exactly” I glared at the boy, as he spoke so he faltered. Once the awkward silence had begun James and I moved on to your usual stare down. Lupin noticed that Potter and I seemed to wishing each other nothing, but an early death. He cleared his throat loudly.

“You sure you’re feeling better Lils because you’re still looking a little pale.” She nodded with confidence. “You sure? Because I can tell the head of department that you’re still sick. I’m positive he’ll understand.” Lily shook her head. “Oh come on Lils,” Remus pressed looking concerned. “Peter’s right you do look a little green.” My daughter shook her head again. “James,” the young man called, interrupting our whom hates whom more contest. “Back me up. Doesn’t she still seem sick?”

“Well…” James put his hand on Little Lou’s forehead, to take her temperature. I growled a little, and he removed his hand quickly. “She maybe still feel a little feverish, but if she feels that she can go to work, I don’t really think we can stop her.”

I scoffed at this statement. “Actually I think we can stop her from doing anything we want to. You know if we try hard enough.” Lily shot me a furious look, but it was nothing compared to Kendra’s. I didn’t care though. It didn’t matter to me it I never got to sleep in a bed again. I was stopping my daughter from making the biggest mistake of her life. James had tensed in his seat. “Do you know what I’m taking about James?” Kendra and Lily both kicked me underneath the table at the same time. I didn’t even wince this time.

Potter shook his head slowly, trying to stare me down. “No Mr. Evans I don’t really know what you’re talking about,” he said, his tone slow and cold.

“You want to try that again, boy. You know a little bit more respectfully,” I countered coolly.

“Not really,” he was looking at me with malice now. “You know why? I don’t really see that point to it. When it’s obvious that you would love it if I just left, and didn’t marry your daughter. Isn’t that right!” I was on my feet and so was he.

“Dad! James!” Lily tried to call us to order, but we were too busy shouting at each other. She turned to her mother, “Mum!” Kendra shook her head, completely thrown by this sudden argument. Frank and Alice both stuck their heads out of the kitchen to see what all the fuss was about. My baby girl turned to her fiancé’s best man desperately. “Do something!” she commanded. Sirius stood up too.

“Alright now let’s all just calm down,” he said holding up his hands in a jester. It was too late though.

“Lily and Severus Snape hung out all the time when they were little! They were best friends, and to be honest I think that they had a fling once, and she didn’t want you to know about it!” What little color was left in Lily’s face left as quick as a flash. Kendra instantly yelled my name at the top of her lungs. My Little Lou however went completely limp in her seat, her green eyes rolled up in her head, and she slipped sideways right off her seat in a dead faint. Black stooped down and caught her by the shoulders just before she hit the ground. Before I could move to tend to one of the most important things in my life, Potter punched me square in the eye.


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