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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 12: Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew

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’m feeling guilty because I’ve been writing nonstop for this story and ignoring my other two. Although I did just finish the latest chapter for another story, but I really should work on the Percy one. I haven’t updated that one in ages. Oh well I’m bad.

My sweet baby doll is moving out of our house, and she’s moving in with him…a predator. I don’t know how my wife talked me into it, but she did, and now my daughter is moving in with her boyfriend. I don’t know what to do with myself. My whole life has been centered around my girls, and Petunia was stolen from me. Now someone has their paws on Lily, and I’m prepared to maim to keep her here with me.

Hmm maim…. No. No! Last time you tried to break them up Lily had to be rushed to the hospital. Plus Kendra would leave for sure. I was up in Little Lou Lou’s room packing her books up into boxes. Kendra was downstairs making tea for the movers James had promised to send over. He and Sirius had an all day training session, and today was Lily’s last sick day off work. The plan was for Kendra and I to get all Lou’s things into boxes. Then the movers would come, help Little Lily flou all of her possessions over to Potter’s apartment. Then they’d help her move in, and she would then wait for the new man of her new house to get home.

Lily came up with a smile on her face and more empty boxes. She opened her closet and started taking all of her clothes out and packing them. We didn’t speak to one another. Neither of us had really had a conversation since the whole Severus Snape fiasco. I turned to glance at her, but her back was to me. Since we’d gotten home for St. Mungo’s four days ago Lu Lu had been doing a lot better. She’d been sleeping a little more than usual, but that was only because of the sedative that’d been prescribed.

After five minutes only half of her closet had been packed, and she was out of boxes. “Do you want me to get some more for you Little Lily?” she looked up and shook her head. I raised my eyebrows at her.

“I might as well leave some things here,” she sighed straightening up. “Mum wants me to stay here the night before the wedding. That way she can do my makeup and hair in the morning. Plus if you start to get involved again, there wouldn’t been any point to moving everything. If you have your say, I’ll probably wind up back here and single again by the end of the month.” I winced at her criticism, but I can’t say that I didn’t deserve it. She didn’t speak again until Kendra’s voice called us down.

Little Love left the room before I did, due to the fact that the closet was closer to the door, than her bookshelf. I followed her down the steps until we both arrived in the sitting room to find Pettigrew and Lupin drinking the tea my wife had made. I froze when I saw them. Lily however moved forward and greeted them both with a hug. I just came down the last few steps slowly and glared at Potter’s friends with hatred. Lupin let go of my daughter and extended a hand to me.

I took a new tack with this one. I couldn’t be rude to him out right. If I was Lu Lu and Kendra would never let me hear the end of it. I took his hand and squeezed. I began the attempt to crush the boy’s fingers. He winced slightly at my grip. That fact didn’t escape my wife’s sharp eye. She glared at me, just as I realized that Pettigrew had noticed too and seemed reluctant to shake my hand. I let go. Remus was flexing his fingers trying to regain some feeling in them. Lily had spotted it too, maybe it wasn’t as subtle as I thought, and she was now trying to easy the tension that had fallowed.

“Well would you two mind just waiting down here for a little while longer? We aren’t done packing just yet.” Peter shook his head, but Remus turned to her.

“Why don’t we help Lils? It’ll go faster that way,” he suggested. Lily raised her eyebrows at this eagerly.

“Well if you don’t mind?” she inquired looking between Peter and Remus. “We could really use the help.” Peter nodded happily, eager to help, and Lupin just pointed up the steps. Lily smiled and led the two of them upstairs to her room, where more boxes were waiting. I glared at Kendra and she just gestured for me to fallow the kids back up the stairs. When I reached my daughter’s room Lily and her fiancé’s two friends already had half of her items in boxes.

The reason for this sudden up kick in the pace became apparent when the three spotted me. Lupin’s wand quickly dropped to the ground in surprise, and my daughter’s levitating objects fell on the floor with a clatter. I glared at Lily disapprovingly. She lowered her wand slowly, and the box gently landed on the floor. Pettigrew remained the only one who wasn’t using a wand. He threw the box he’d been trying to assemble by hand aside quickly at my entrance. I looked at all three of them, and for some reason I realized that Potter’s friends were looking at me, frightened.

I looked at them all and leaned down, starting to pick up my baby girl’s possessions. Remus leaned down, so I could no longer see the fear in his eyes, and started helping Peter assemble the moving boxes, without magic. I started putting the things spread out across the floor into the cardboard container Little Love had been levitating. Unlike the other two though, Lily Lou wasn’t afraid of me. In fact she’d been raring for a fight with me since we’d gotten out of the hospital.

“Dad we can do this by magic. It’ll make things go a lot faster,” she told me with a fake smile plastered firmly across her face. I shook my head at her and handed her the packing tape. She groaned, but didn’t push the subject for some reason. Instead she put her head down in one swift movement of frustration and took the tape from me, in a way that told me my youngest would like nothing more than to smack me upside the head with it. I couldn’t resist smiling to myself. That was something her mother would have loved to do.

The four of us started to pack up Lily’s things. Little Lou and Lupin were taping the boxes up, and Pettigrew and I were throwing the contents of the room sloppily into the cardboard containers. We worked in silence for about twenty minutes, before Peter finally broke the silence.

“Lily, what’s this?” he asked holding up a pen. She looked up at the black stick he was holding, as she handed me another box.

“It’s a pen Peter,” she said calmly, looking back down at the tape in her hands. The watery-eyed boy looked confused, and she glanced back up at him. Sighing she continued. “It’s like a muggle version of a quill.” A sudden look of compression crossed over his face, as he tossed the small black stick, like thing, into a fresh box. Then he held up a thing of lipstick.

“And what’s this?” I growled and grabbed my daughter’s make up from him. Lily didn’t even look up, from helping her shabby looking college. The silence stretched over for a few minutes, and them Peter spoke again, “What’s this Lily?” he asked. We all looked up this time, and Lily turned a shad of dark red. Her soon to be husband’s friend was holding up a bag of sanitary supplies. Remus looked down quickly, to spare his peer’s dignity. I grabbed the bag and shoved them into the box with the lipstick.

Peter, unaware that he had caused one of his best friends any embarrassment, pulled out a bottle of some kind from the desk in the corner. “What’s this Lils?” We all looked up again, reluctantly due to the last question he’d asked. I froze when I saw the bottle in his hands. Across the glass bottle there was a label that I knew very well. I had bought about a dozen bottle of vitamins with that label for Kendra over the course of two pregnancies. Remus also seemed to have recognized the bottle and was staring at the bride to be in shock and awe. Lily however just glanced at the vitamins and looked back at the box.

“A gift for Petunia,” she said lightly, not noticing the changing the atmosphere. I let my breath out, not even realizing that I’d been holding it. Finally we finished packing and we all started lugging the millions of boxes down to the sitting room where Kendra was waiting with a tray of tea and biscuits. She smiled as the last couple of boxes were set down in front of fireplace.

“Anyone hungry?” The two movers nodded and rushed towards the food. They ate my wife’s cooking hungrily. I looked at them in disapproval. Neither of them noticed though as they complimented Kendra on the food. Lily sat down on the couch across from her feeding friends. I groaned as I joined her on the furniture. I looked at her, and she focused pointedly at the wall in front of her. Kendra had gone to collect more tea, and the two boys were too occupied by their food to notice what we were doing.

“Listen darling,” I muttered to her kindly. She angrily looked at me, her eyes telling me she wished she could stab me with a knife. “I know you’re mad at me, but I’m trying here.” She gazed at me surprised. Then her expression became relieved.

“I’m glad Daddy,” she smiled, calling me Daddy for the first time in weeks. “I happy to hear that you’re excepting the fact that I’m getting married.” I didn’t know where it came from, but there was a sudden pang in my gut. I couldn’t stop myself from saying it. I just couldn’t.

“Back up there darling,” she groaned and let her head fall back up against the cushions so she staring at the ceiling now. “I said,” I continued, ignoring her reaction. “That I was trying. I’m trying to get rid of the cause of all your pain.”

“Daddy. That would be you,” she told me, sitting back up exasperatedly. I ignored her and continued with my main point.

“So don’t you worry about a thing Lily Lou. That boy will be out of your life before you can make a big mistake. It’s all under control baby doll,” I said giving her a one armed hug. Kendra rejoined the room before my youngest could respond. She had another tray of biscuits and a refilled teapot. She smiled, putting platter on the coffee table, and sitting down on Lily’s other side.

The next hour passed in a happy way, for Kendra, Remus, and Peter. Lily and I were staring at each other, much in a way that Potter and I would stare each other down. Our three companions didn’t notice our contest. They discussed everything under the sun. They talked about how Kendra’s piano lessons were going. They threw around ideas about baby names. My wife of thirty years fretted over the fact that she was going to be a grandmother for about fifteen minutes. Then Remus glanced at his watch and looked up at Lily, noticing for the first time her expression.

“Um…Lily…. we should probably get your stuff over to James’ place now. He’s going to be home in a bit, and he’ll be worried if you aren’t there. He has been more concerned about you than usual lately…” he trailed off, confused by how she was still staring at me. “Are you sure everything is alright Lils?”

“Yes it’s fine,” she said, tarring her eyes away from me for the first time. “I’m fine Remus really. You four are just worrying too much…which is strange because usually I’m the one who worries too much…at least according to you four.”

Lupin shook his head slowly at her. “Lily, in James’ head when it comes to you, there isn’t such thing as worrying too much.” Kendra sighed, and Little Love nodded and stood up. The two men started picking up the boxes, while Lou lit a fire with her wand. She then leaned down to grab some cardboard, but Remus, Peter, and I both moved to stop her. I made her straighten back up as she looked at all three of us surprised.

“Don’t strain yourself Lils,” Lupin said. Peter nodded in agreement, and I held her elbow as we watched the two Marauders made three trips each to get my youngest’s possessions to her new place of residence. Once they made the last trip they told Lily they’d meet her at the apartment. After the flames flared up for the last time my baby girl turned to us. Kendra let out a sob, and she embraced her daughter.

“I’m going to miss you baby doll,” she choked squeezing our daughter even tighter. It was a mass of red hair, as Lily had received her dark red hair from her mother. I pushed my graying brown hair back and held the two of them in my wide arms. They were both sobbing and sniffling. Suddenly the smaller of the two bodies started to wriggle out of my embrace. I kissed her on top of the head before she escaped my arms.

Her face was tear stained as she backed toward the fireplace. Then without saying goodbye she sobbed again and pulled some powder out of her pocket. “Maylien Road, Building no. 12 apartment 9,” she called clearly then in a whoosh the flames engulfed her, and she was gone.


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