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The Unexpected: A Lily and James Story! by Emms16

Format: Novel
Chapters: 36
Word Count: 168,086

Rating: 15+
Warnings: Mild Language

Genres: Romance
Characters: James
Pairings: James/Lily

First Published: 12/13/2002
Last Chapter: 06/19/2003
Last Updated: 08/24/2005


Chapter 22: The Wedding and The Wedding night!



P.S. This is where the PG-13, 14, or 15 comes in. If you don’t want to read, than no pressure, but don’t worry, it’s not that graphic, just intense making out, if that makes sense.

Here you go!


“ Oh my god May! I think I’m gonna faint! Where’s Amy?” Lily Evans shouted, as she slipped her slim, shaking figure into the white dress.

“ Lily, calm down. Breathe, remember to breathe!” May sniggered.

There was a knock at the door of Potter Mansion.

“ Who’s that?” Lily shouted from the bathroom.

“ I don’t know Lily dear, I’m not telepathic.” May said. May stood up from the disaster area that was the bed, and swung the door open wide. She stepped out of the room, and walked down the stairs.

All of the sudden she was almost thrown down the stairs as Sirius came hurtling down the stairs.

“ Whoa there man.” May said as she spun around.

“ So sorry love, I was just told, quite harshly to get my ass down here and answer the damn door.”

May giggled.

Mrs. Potter wasn’t inside the house; she was out back with Professor Dumbledore, who was going to marry them, so she couldn’t answer the door, so one of them had to.

“ We’ll go together.” May said laughing.

Sirius shrugged. “ Whatever.”

May hopped the rest of the stairs, and pulled the door open. Amy stood there beaming. She was already ready, wearing a nice dark red colored dress robes and her hair up, in a twist on the back of her head. Her make up was already perfectly in place.

“ AMY!”

“ MAY!”

“ Well come in!” May said laughing. Amy walked in, and promptly took off her shoes. She gave May a big huge hug. Then acknowledged Sirius.

“ Who’s this?” Amy asked politely.

“ Oh I’m sorry, this is Sirius Black, my boyfriend.”

“ Oh, pleased to meet you, I’m Amy, I work with dresses.” She shook his hand.

“ Pleased to meet you too.” Sirius said politely. He then turned to May. “ I’m going back up to James, if I’m not back in two minutes he’ll think I’m deserting him. I’ll see you later.” He kissed her cheek, and bounded up the stairs two at a time.

“ He’s cute.” Amy said, wiggling her eyes suggestively. “So where’s the bride?” Amy asked, grinning.

“ As of right now, she’s stuffing herself in her dress, and inquiring where you are, for hair and make up.”

Amy laughed. “ Sorry I’m late, but we do have three hours. If she’s in her dress, she just needs her hair and make up done, we can do it.”

“ Follow me.” May took off up the stairs, more elegantly than Sirius had, even though she wasn’t wearing her skirt yet.

Amy followed her slowly up the stairs, lifting her dress so she wouldn’t trip.

When they finally reached the spare bedroom’s door, May knocked, and rushed in with Amy right behind her.

“ Amy’s here!” May announced, as she knocked on the door to the bathroom in the room.

The door flung open, and a red faced Lily stormed out, her dress half on. She had gotten it on her shoulders, and her body, but it looked as if she was having trouble zipping it up.

“ Could you?” Lily asked as she turned around for May.

“ Actually Lily, I kinda like the open dress, exposure of bra look, don’t you Amy? I’m sure James won’t mind.”

Amy laughed, but it soon turned into a cough when Lily turned around to glare at them.

“ Okay sorry, no more jokes.” May finally managed to zip of the back of her dress with some difficulty. “ The zipper was stuck, it was fine when you bought it.”

“ I know that, Do my hair now.” Lily said, as she sat down in a chair in front of the mirror, in front of the bed.

“ Yes ma’am.” Amy said, as she went to stand behind her.

For the next hour Amy tried several various hairstyles, Lily vetoed all of them; of course all the styles she did were with her hair down.

May spent this hour getting herself ready.

“ Amy try something with my hair up.”

“ But Lily, you have such beautiful, long, thick red hair. You sure?”

“ Yea.” Lily nodded. Amy shook her head but complied.

Her hair twisted into an elegant knot at the back of her head, in the middle, above her neck, there were a few tendrils that fell from it, and around her face. Amy put a sparkle charm on her hair to make it shimmer; she then curled the tendrils.

“ Ok, I’ll admit, that hair style is very beautiful.”

Lily looked in the mirror, and nodded happily. “ Perfect.”

For the final hour Amy tried different approaches to make up. She charmed Lily’s skin to shimmer, and glow beautifully, and made her eyes look large and innocent with a slight touch of eye liner, She lengthened, and volumized her eyelashes, with mascara, and made her lips full and pink using a special thick lipgloss, that also made her lips shimmer. Lily looked like a fairy tale princess by the time she was done.

Amy glanced at the clock. It was fifteen minutes until show time. The door to the room opened, and a thin red haired woman, with startlingly blue eyes entered. She held a large bouquet of white lilies.

“ Lily dear, you look gorgeous.” Mrs. Potter said with tears in her eyes, as Amy turned her toward the woman.

“ Thank you Mrs. Potter.”

“ I have your bouquet.”

“ Thank you.” Lily stood up and walked over to Mrs. Potter. She gave her a huge hug. “ Thanks for everything.” Lily felt a tear come to her eye, but pushed it hastily down. She could not cry! Not now!

“ They’re here dear.” Mrs. Potter whispered, and patted her back. Lily didn’t need to be told who; her heart was already aching for her parents, who were absent. “ Just like James’s father’s here.”

Lily finally broke apart, and sniffled. “ I know.” She said quietly and smiled at the older woman. Mrs. Potter handed her the bouquet of lilies that she had requested.

The woman smiled warmly before turning to May, who was sitting in front of the mirror, giving herself a once over look. The light blue dress hugging her curves snuggly.

“ May you look terrific.”

May looked up and smiled. “ Thank you Mrs. Potter.”

Mrs. Potter turned to Amy now, and smiled at her. “ As do you, I’m Mrs. Potter by the way.” She held out her hand for Amy to shake.

“ I’m Amy Winser. Pleased to meet you.” Amy smiled warmly.

“ As am I.” The older woman returned the smile.

“ Ok Lily, I believe it’s show time.” Mrs. Potter smiled warmly. She gave her a short hug. “ Go get him.” She turned and walked toward the door, and glanced once over her shoulder. She smiled, and closed the door behind her quietly.

“ Oh Lils! I’m so excited for you!” May said hugging her friend tightly.

Lily grinned happily, this was it, she was going to be Lily Evans Potter, and she could hardly wait! A colony of butterflies seemed to have set up camp in her stomach, and she grinned nervously, as May backed up to smile at her.

“ I’m going down, Ok? I’ll see ya.” Amy said smiling, as she disappeared out the door.

“ Oh my god! Where’s my cloak?” Lily shrieked, as the door clicked shut after Amy left.

May looked around the room, it was no where.

“ Where is it!” Lily asked, panic rose, ‘everything needed to be perfect!’ He throat constricted, and her palms began to sweat.

“ Don’t panic, hold on.”

May walked nervously into the bathroom. Lily’s cloak was lying on the top of the toilet, probably from when she was getting it on earlier. May picked it up, and ran out.

“ Hurry put it on, we have to go! Now!”

“ Ok.” Lily hastily wrapped it across her shoulders, and buttoned the jewel, just below the neck. The cloak flowed in a train. “ Ready.” Lily said shakily.

“ Oh Lils you look beautiful!”

“ Thank you, let’s go.”

And the girls walked out of the room, there was no turning back, and Lily didn’t want to.


“Siri! What if she changes her mind? What will I do?” James whispered nervously at the altar, with Sirius standing next to him.

Sirius rolled his eyes. “ James! How many times must I tell you that she loves you? She’ll be here! Honestly.”

Sirius scanned the backyard of Potter Mansion, he saw Remus with his parents, and May’s grandparents. He saw Peter sitting beside Remus, and he also saw his parents, and Mrs. Potter sitting with Remus’s parents. He also saw Amy, sitting alone, but not far away from the others. He also saw a bunch of official looking men, probably friends of the family, and aurors that had worked with Mr. Potter.

He felt his lips form a smile. He glanced at James. His best friend was getting married, who would have thought? All the other Marauders though that he would be the last to get married, he never dated, or flirted. Lily must be one special woman.

They would be happy, very happy.

He turned his face in the direction of the back door as the music started. There was a long moment, before Sirius saw May walk out of the decorated door. She was beautiful. Her long black hair was up in a tight sleek knot at the back of her head. She wore a long clingy baby blue dress without any sleeves. It sparkled in the sun, and she was carrying a small bouquet of flowers. He smiled. ‘One day. She’ll be the one getting married.’ He smiled as he watched her walk toward them. Their eyes connected, and she gave Sirius a nervous smile. Sirius grinned back. She was gorgeous.

When she finally reached the altar, she moved aside to the left. The music picked up-tempo, and James’s eyes turned toward the back door. Butterflies swarming his stomach. He was getting married! He loved her so much, and she had actually agreed to marry him! What had he done to deserve someone like Lily? Whatever he did, he was glad he had.

Lily stepped out the door, with her head down at first, concentrating on not tripping, but she immediately looked up and made eye contact with James. The butterflies in her stomach evaporated as she looked into his loving eyes. She walked with her head held high. She loved him! And he loved her! What had she done to deserve him in her life? She kept eye contact with him, and walked slowly down the isle. Holding the bouquet of lilies close to her chest. Around her she vaguely recalled a ‘She’s so beautiful.’ Or a ‘would you look at her, she’s gorgeous’, but her mind was set on just getting to James.

James stared at her; he couldn’t break eye contact to save his life. Her hair was up, and curly, with tendrils falling around her flushed, and happy face. She was beautiful. Her eyes sparkled happily, as she walked toward him. Her white cloak’s train dragged down the isle.

He would remember this moment for years to come.

When she finally reached him, she took his arm, and they turned toward Professor Dumbledore.

“ We are here to join Lily Evans and James Potter in holy matrimony.” (I’m not good with weddings, to tell you the truth, I’ve only been to two in my life, and I was young, so I don’t really know what they say, besides what they say in the movies, so I’ll skip down to their vows.)

“ Let us begin the vows.” Dumbledore smiled warmly down at them, as they turned toward each other. They stared into each other’s eyes. “ James you begin.”

“ Lily Evans, I remember the day that I finally met you. That day changed my life. You looked so sad, and I wanted to change that. I went to great lengths to get you to trust me, and open up to me. When you did, I found myself no longer wanting to just be your friend. I wanted to be your best friend, your life partner, your anchor, your love, and the person that you trusted above all. I can’t imagine a life without you in it. There isn’t one for me. I love you with all my being, with my heart and soul, there is no one else for me, you are my soul mate, now and forever. I will always be there to protect you, to love, and cherish you, forever, and ever.” He smiled happily at her, as her eyes became watery.

She started shakily, her voice trembling with emotion. She smiled and stared into James’s loving gaze.

“ James, I remember the first time that I met you, you were so nice to me, it was odd for someone like me. I thought it was some kind of cruel joke. Why would someone like you like someone like myself? I was terrified that you were pulling something on me. I tried to stay away from you, but soon I found that was impossible.” A tear fell down her cheek, and she smiled. “ When I finally realized that you had no intention of pulling a prank on me, I started to trust you. That was the greatest thing I could have done, because I fell in love with my life partner. After you told me you loved me for the first time, I knew for sure that I felt the same way, and that I always would, and nothing that anyone could say would make me stop. I can’t live without you. You’re the only person that I want to have a family with, I live for you, and breath for you. I love you more than anything in this world. If I didn’t have you, I don’t know where I would be right now. I love you James Potter.”

James smiled.

“ James Harold Potter, do you take Lillian Marie Evans to be your lawfully wedded wife, to love and to hold, to honor and cherish, in sickness and in health as long as you both shall live?”

“ I do.”

“ And do you Lillian Marie Evans take James Harold Potter to be your lawfully wedded husband to love and hold, to honor and cherish, in sickness and in health as long as you both shall live?”

“ I do.” Lily said.

“ The rings.”

Sirius and May stepped up, and handed them the rings. James slipped the ring on Lily’s ring finger, while Lily slipped the ring on James’s ring finger. James held her hand.

“ I love you.” He whispered.

“ I love you too.” She gave him a watery smile.

“ I now pronounce you husband and wife!” Dumbledore announced happily. “ You may kiss the bride.”

“ Finally!” James said happily. Lily giggled, and James lowered his head, and gave her a tender, sweet kiss, promising the world. He caressed her cheek, and hair. When they broke apart, he hugged her.

“ I now introduce Mr. and Mrs. James Potter!”

Lily and James broke apart and grinned happily to the people. James put his arm protectively around his wife’s shoulders. His wife! He could barely believe it.

Everyone at the wedding clapped happily, and Mrs. Potter was crying silently (James’s mother, not Lily.)


Lily sat in the back room with James before the reception. The entire picture taking had taken a lot out of them. She was cuddled up against his chest, well how close you can get in a wedding dress.

This was the best day of James life. He didn’t want to leave the back room, where he was holding his wife. He felt her lay back her head, and rested it against his chest. His wife. Mrs. Potter. He liked the sound of that! He smiled, and kissed her head.

“ Come on love, we have to go.”

“ I don’t want to.” She groaned.

“ I know, but we have to.”

Lily nodded, and stood up. James immediately felt the loss of warmth, and almost pulled her back down, but he stood up, and pulled his wife toward him. She wrapped her arms around his neck, and rested her head on his shoulder.

“ I love you.” Lily whispered.

“ I know.” He pulled her head up to face his. He bent down and placed his lips on hers. She readily kissed back. He ran his tongue over her bottom lip, begging entry, and Lily readily opened her mouth. He slipped his tongue in, and searched the world of her mouth. She played with the hairs at the nape of his neck. He groaned, and pulled her closer to him, begging for more closeness.

They broke the kiss, and he bent down, and ran his lips down the skin of her neck. She tilted her head, so he had better access. He moved down her neck to her collarbone. She groaned happily, and grabbed a fistful of his hair, messing it up further, but he didn’t seem to care, as he lifted his head, and kissed her mouth again.

“ ACM!” Someone cleared their throat. James and Lily looked up and groaned.

“ Go away Sirius, we’re busy.” Lily said. James chuckled.

“ I can see that.” He smirked. “ But you might want to go down there.”

James let out a sigh, and wrapped his arm around Lily’s waist. “ All right, lets go, we can finish this later.” He whispered in Lily’s ear, sending shivers of pleasure through her skin.

She nodded, and followed her husband out of the room.

When they entered the party room, a cheer went out around the room, and Lily blushed, and burrowed into James’s side, hugging him tightly around the waist. He kissed her head.

May, Remus, Peter, Amy, and Mrs. Potter ran up. May smiled happily, and pulled Lily reluctantly away from James. She gave her friend a huge hug. “ Congrats! Sweets!” May said happily. “ I’m so happy for you!”

Remus slapped James on the back. “ Hey congratulations!”

“ Thanks.” James said staring at his wife. She caught his eye and smiled.

‘I love you.’ She mouthed, and walked away with May and Mrs. Potter.

James watched her walk away, chatting happily with May and his mother.

Sirius waved a hand in front of his face. “ He’s gone.” Sirius said smiling.

“ Yes, seems that way doesn’t it?” Remus said looking at his friend.

There was a loud voice that was magically amplified. “ I think it’s time for the bride and grooms dance.” (I just realized that the dinner’s usually first at a wedding, am I right? Or can you choose? Oh well, at this one, you can dance whenever you want.)

James and Lily broke away from their friends, and found each other on the dance floor. They instantly became unaware of the many pairs of eyes fixed upon them. It reminded them both of the dance in their final year.

“ You’re so beautiful.” James whispered, as he wrapped his arm around her waist, and she stepped into his embrace. With his free hand, he entwined their fingers, and kissed them lovingly. Lily smiled happily, and laid her head on his chest, and wrapped her free hand around his neck.

They twirled on the dance floor, and became unaware that most of the wedding party had also flowed out onto the dance floor. Lily lifted her head, and caught sight of Remus and Amy dancing. She smiled, as she saw Remus lean in, so he could hear what Amy was saying, and laugh, his eyes sparkling. She grinned, and looked a bit to the right, watching the people on the dance floor.

She caught sight of Sirius and May who were dancing near by. She smiled at how much they had progresses since their misunderstanding. May and Sirius seemed to love each other. She sighed happily, and put her head back on James’s shoulder.

James felt her rest her head back on his chest, and looked down, smiling. She was watching May and Sirius dancing, with a smile. He looked over where she was looking, and had to smile. They were perfect for each other, just like Lily was perfect for him. Lily let out a happy sigh. He bent and kissed her hair, and stroked her back lovingly. She looked up, and James was almost blown away by the look of love she was giving him. His stomach flip-flopped pleasantly. He was happy that she could still do that to him. She stood on her toes, and planted a kiss on his lips. He grinned and kissed her back.

“ What do you say we leave a little after dinner? After all we leave for California tomorrow.” He asked as he pulled back.

“ I like that plan.” She kissed him. She snuggled into his chest, and swayed with the music.

When the song finally stopped, they had to switch partners. Lily danced with Sirius, and James danced with his mother. Then Lily danced with Remus, and James danced with May. And finally Lily danced reluctantly with Peter.

After the dancing Sirius rounded everyone up to eat.

Lily hiked up her skirt, and found her way to the table. She sat down next to James. He kissed her cheek, and grabbed her hand.

They ate happily, talking about random things. May announced that she had been offered a job at Hogwarts as the new potions professor, and would be looking for a new house for her to move into, since Lily and James were now married. Sirius groaned.

“ That means I have to move out!”

“ Yea I does.” James said smiling.

“ Oh give me a few weeks.”

Lily and James chuckled. “ Take all the time you need Sir.”

“ Don’t say all the time he needs, you don’t know how long he can milk it for what it’s worth.” James chuckled.

“ What happened to wanting Sirius to live with us?” Lily asked her eyes sparkling.

“ That flew out the window when he refused to help me unpack the groceries.” James grinned.

“ Hey, I wouldn’t do that, milking for all it’s worth, that is, I don’t want to impose with the happy couple.” Sirius smirked.

They talked like this for a good portion of the evening, they mingled, and danced, until James announced that Lily and he were leaving.

“ Ohhhh were are you two going?” Sirius teased.

“ Wouldn’t you like to know.” Lily shot back blushing furiously.

Sirius smirked. “ Oh yeah, May and I are spending the night at Remus’s crib, so don’t be expecting us.”

“ Good.” James said, and Lily blushed. Sirius, Remus, Peter, and May all burst out laughing.

“ Bye kids!” Sirius said waving. He nudged Remus. “ Look our little James is all grown up, and got hitched!” Sirius then proceeded to wipe an imaginary tear from his eye.

Remus laughed.

Mrs. Potter gave Lily and James a kiss on the cheek, and a hug each, as the two left to go to the fireplace to floo back to the house.

James wrapped his arm around her shoulders.

“ See ya there.”

She smiled and pinched some floo powder in the fireplace. She stepped inside, and was soon zooming away.

She landed in her living room, and grinned. She was Mrs. James Potter. She was Lily Potter. Lily Evans Potter. She grinned.

The fire behind her glowed green, she spun around, her dress swishing around her ankles. James stumbled out of the fireplace. He looked up at her and grinned, dusting off his robes. He advanced on her slowly, his blue eyes sparkling happily. Her heart rate sped up. Her heart was pounding rapidly against her rib cage.

He was mere inches from her, his feel implanted between hers. She could feel the heat coming from his body, and felt his breath on her face. She tilted her head to star dreamily into his piercingly blue eyes. Her knees were becoming weak.

“ I finally got you alone.” He whispered, smiling a bright smile that made her stomach flop pleasantly.

He reached up behind her head, and pulled out the clip that held her hair in place. Her hair tumbled, in curls around her shoulders, and down her back. She licked her lips, and felt the knot of desire form in her stomach. He cupped his hand around her cheek, and pushed her wildly beautiful hair away from her face.

He gently smoothed her hair, and looked into her emerald green pools. He could feel her body heat, and feel her trembling. God he loved her so much it hurt. Her hair tumbled in waves down her back, standing out against the white of her wedding dress. She was his wife. His stomach fluttered in pleasure.

She wrapped her arms around his neck, and pulled his head toward her. He kissed her sweetly. A long and lingering kiss, showing how much she meant to him. As time passed, the kiss became hungrier, and more passionate. Her hands roamed his hair, making it stick up messily in uncombed spikes. He held her head, and ran his fingers through her hair. She opened her mouth, begging his entry. He slipped his tongue in, and explored the hidden contours of her mouth. She pulled him toward her, pressing her body to his, and a desperate attempt to be closer to him.

He broke apart, and his lips traveled down her neck. She tilted her head to the side, and moaned in delight. He broke apart and looked at her. She groaned and pulled him back. He kissed her briefly.

“ Come on.” He grunted huskily. He picked her up, cradling like a baby, and carried her to their room.

She shivered in anticipation, and rested her head on his chest, smiling with delight.

He raced up the stairs, and pushed the door open with his foot, and stepped hurriedly into the room. He shut the door behind him, and laid Lily down on the bed, her wedding dress pooled around her. She reached up, and pulled him down to her, kissing him passionately. She reached up and took off his glasses, and placed them on the nightstand. Her shaking hands then reached in front of his chest, and hastily unbuttoned his robes.

He hastily flung the robe across the room, and then he took off his white shirt, and flung it over his robes. He bent down to kiss her again. She lifted her hands, and wrapped her arms around his bare back.

She ran her hands from his shoulder blades down to the belt of his pants. Her fingers burning a trail of pleasure down his back, and chest. He shivered as her small hands roamed his chest. She reached up and placed a kiss on his chest, and collarbone. He groaned in pleasure, and kissed her fiercely.

Suddenly, the heavy dress she was wearing was hot, and constricting.

“ James.” She moaned against his mouth.

“ Hum?” He kissed her lips and her jaw.

“ Hold on a minute.”

He looked down at her; he sat up, and reached behind her to unclasp her dress, she unclasped the clasp, and unzipped the zipper. She peeled off the dress, and flung it to the ground, and lay back down on the bed, waiting, trembling nervously. He hovered above her, and stared at her lovingly, searching her warm green eyes.

“ You. Are. So. Beautiful.” He said pronouncing every word. He bent and kissed her sweetly. “ Never leave me.” He whispered in her hair. Hugging her to him.

That was all that was said as they discarded the other restraining clothing.

Hearing James’s voice whispering loving words in her ear, feeling his hands on her skin and his lips on her mouth, she forgot everything except how much she loved him.

She wanted to be his. She wanted to give him all of her, not just her body. Her whole life, her sadness, her happiness, everything.

Afterward when they could breath, James held her close to his heart, as he gazed into her shining emerald eyes. Nothing could be said about how he felt for her.

“ I didn’t hurt you did I?” He asked worriedly.

“ A little.” She saw his crestfallen look. “But don’t worry, there are other times to make up for it.” She grinned, and smoothed his sweaty hair away from his face, and kissed his forehead longly and lovingly.

“ I love you James.”

He kissed her shoulder, then her neck. “ I love you too.”

He wrapped his arm around her bare shoulders, and she cuddled into his side, and sighed happily, she was so lucky! She was the happiest girl on the face of the planet. She fell asleep there cuddled in his warmth.

He lay there; staring at the dark ceiling with a goofy grin on his face. He never imagined that he would ever get married or fall in love. But he had, hard. He couldn’t imagine a life without Lily, it was too horrible to imagine, and now thankfully, he didn’t need to.

He held his sleeping beauty securely curled up in his arms. He buried his face in the crook of her neck, his easy breathing tickling the soft flesh of her neck, and soon fell into a happy sleep.