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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 sorry about the last chapter. I know that it was pretty bad, but I couldn’t really edit it. No I didn’t fix my word documents, so I’m on works word processor. No I do not like it, but I felt all bad about how long I’ve left you all waiting recently. I’m so sorry.

Two days later Kendra and I could be found in the office building just off Cherry Blossom Ave. The waiting room smelled like lilacs, despite vases full of roses resting on all the tables. My wife was sitting next to me on the overly stuffed pink couch covered in some ridiculous foreign flower; she was flipping through a picture book with all the available houses.

“Kendra…” I grumbled.”Why are we here?”

“Honestly darling this whole thing was your idea. You’re acting as though I dragged you here kicking and screaming.”

“That’s not what I’m talking about. Why did we come to this realestate office? When there are plenty less fruity silly looking ones down the street.”

“And I’m sure they’d sell us a very baby friendly and safe house in a gorgeous neighborhood,” she snapped sarcastically.” No. This is a fantastic realestate agency. Their founder sold us our house. I directed Petunia to this agency when she and Vernon were looking to buy.”

“I don’t remember it smelling like lilacs.”

“That was nearly thirty years ago. They’ve made a few changes. I don’t think we’d be here if they’d just stayed the same. The rest of the world has changed with the times darling. You might want to try it sometime.”

“I’ve changed with the times as well Kendra. You make me sound like a caveman.”

“Darling the only think you’ve allowed to change in the past twenty is your tie.” Before I could respond a perky little girl who couldn’t be any older than twenty five came skipping out and called out our names. Kendra stood up with a big smile on her face and followed after the prancing agent’s assistant. However when we reached the office, with a stupid pink carpet, roses on the desk, and a strange smell of lilacs still lingering, the little girl sat down behind the desk, and I did a double take.

“Excuse me, but where’s the realater?” The little blond thing with the bobby little curls and the bright blue eyes smiled sweetly.

“Oh I am the realater. Just got my license last week and was hired yesterday.” Her smiled widen, and I was shocked that she wasn’t exposing all of her perfectly white teeth already. Kendra grinned happily.

“Now then. I’m Lydia Kristy Williams, and you told Claire, the receptionist, that you were looking for a family home in Godric’s Hollow?”

“Yes,” Kendra said happily. “Is there anything available?”

“Well there’s not a lot of demand in Godric’s Hollow. It’s a very small town, so it’s nice and quite, so I’m sure it would make a very nice retirement town for both of you. And may I just say that I think it’s fantastic that you’re both looking for a smaller house, because you know as you get older it gets harder and harder to keep those houses in good condition. If my parents weren’t so nostalgic, I’d have made them sell their house when they reached your age. I’m sure your children are very relieved that their parents won’t break their backs falling down the steps.” I gaped at her, did this little child just tell me that I’m old.

“No,” I sputtered, staring at the disrespectful little blond bobble head. “We’re looking for a house for our daughter and her fiancé. It’s a wedding gift.” Her mouth dropped into a perfect O.

“That’s very sweet. So when’s the big day?”

“Halloween,” Kendra said sweetly. “I know Miss Williams. That’s coming up pretty quick, and it would be very nice if we could have the contracts for them by the wedding. Can you do it?”

“Well there isn’t much in Godric’s Hollow. Just out of curiosity why there? It’s not that close to your home is it?” I blessed Kendra at that moment. She was a very smooth thinker and came up with a beautiful lie right on the spot.

“We took Lily there on holiday when she was younger, and she just fell in love with it. It’d be her dream wedding gift, to get a little cottage with a small garden, and since there have been a few bumps at making her fiancé feel welcome,” she broke off her to kick my chair. “Edward thought it would be a nice way to make it up to her.”

“Well isn’t that sweet. I assume that you would like it near some playgrounds. They’re planning to have children yes?”

“Actually,” Kendra simpered, her voice dripping with excitement. “They’re already expecting.”

“Well isn’t this just a handy dandy little project! This is just going to be so much fun, and I’m so excited!! You’re my fist clients!!” she squealed jumping up and down. I already hated this women and her bobby little blond curls. “Why don’t we start with a price range, and I’ll show you some pictures of your options. Then we’ll schedule a time for some viewings, and you can pick what home Lily and…I’m sorry what was your future son in law’s name?”

“James Potter,” I said the name with much more malice then I’d expected. The little Barbie doll princess was so dense though that she didn’t even flinch.

“Well then James and Lily are so lucky to have such caring parents.” I wanted to take her and choke the annoying peppiness right out of her. “I know that my parents would never be this supportive if I ever decided to get married. What a lucky couple,” she simpered. This was going to be an unbearably long day.

***

After two sinister hours of pain in Miss Williams office, which consisted of pointless chitchat, looking over of photos of little wooden cottages that all seemed the same, and scheduling another meeting for next week, to see all the properties in person, I finally gained the sweet release of my comfortable car, that didn’t smell like lilacs. Kendra hoped in after me, a grin spreading widely across her face.

“Well I thought she was a real sweetie pie. She was so excited about helping us. What did you think darling? You weren’t talking much. The cottages she showed up looked awfully cute, and I could just see Lily in all of them. I’m sure she’ll love it. What a fantastic idea this was.”

“I don’t like her.” I stated simply. I heard Kendra groan beside me, as I started to drive back home. “Oh don’t do that. Did you hear her go on about how we’re…old? How disrespectful was that?”

“Not very Edward considering we are old.” I spluttered and nearly crashed the car, too busy gawking at her to notice the traffic.

“We are not old. How can you possible think such a thing Kendra!?!?!?!”

“Edward,” she chuckled. “Both of our daughters are out of the house. One’s married, and the other is engaged. Plus they’re both pregnant to boot. We’re about to have two grandchildren. How do we not qualify as old?”

“Because I say so. I can’t believe you Kendra. Our lives are far from over. We don’t have fake teeth or walkers, and I can still hear every word that comes out of your lovely mouth perfectly.”

“I’m sorry darling what did you say?” she asked jokingly. “You know that since young people think we’re old that means that we automatically lose our hearing. I don’t know why you’re freaking out about this. It’s not like we’re dying or anything. Getting older doesn’t really mean much now, with all the medical advancements. It’s not something to be ashamed of darling. These are just facts of life.”

“You know what Kendra,” I sighed, pulling into the driveway. “I don’t think I want to have this conversation with you right now.”

“Whatever you say darling…oh and Petunia called before we left. She was hoping that you, Lily, James and I would all come over to help them fix up the baby’s nursery the day after tomorrow.”

“Oh and afternoon with Potter and Dursley.” I said with mock enthusiasm. “My two favorite people in the whole wide world.”

“You will be nice to them both. Our daughters have enough to worry about without you poking and prodding in their lives.” She gave me a quick peck on the cheek, wished me good luck at the office, slid out of the car, and gracefully made her way up to the front door, while I muttered annoyed by the incompetent Miss Williams and the prospect of spending a day with my idiotic son in laws. At least the day couldn’t have gotten any worse.

AN: Ok I’m really sorry about the wait. But, and I know that I’ve told you this before, but my friends have been more needy than usual. However with good reason. My two best friends have recently decided that they can’t be friends anymore, and I’ve been going back and forth listening to them whine and moan about each other, and since I would normally see them together, separate they’ve been taking up twice as much time. I also had another one of my friends from out of town visiting, so no time to write there. And before all of this happened I had finals, which went great. Now though everyone seems to have left for some sort of camp in the same week, so I’m all yours for now. Thanks for being patient, and I don’t know when I’ll be able to update next.

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