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Five Years Later

"Merlin, Lucius! No, she cannot borrow your wand! She will-"

Severus peeked into the living room to find out what his wife was reprimanding Lucius about, and what he saw made him burst out laughing. "It rather suits you, Lucius."

Lucius gave him a confused stare. "What?"

Hermione folded her arms over her chest and tapped her foot. "You have black hair, Lucius. Like I said, do not lend Aurora your wand."

"Grandpa Lucius is pretty!"

Hermione looked at her daughter, and her face broke out in a smile. "Yes, Aurora. Grandpa Lucius is pretty."

"Dad!" Aurora spun on her heel and stormed towards him, and he just managed to bend down and catch her before she ran into his legs. "Did you see, dad? I made grandpa Lucius pretty!"

Severus hitched her up, holding her with one arm as he kissed her cheek. "I saw, sweetheart."

"Do you think he's pretty?"

Severus smirked at Lucius. "Very pretty, sweetheart." He looked back at his daughter. "But remember what we taught you, Aurora? You need to be careful."

The raven-haired girl nodded. "Yes, dad. I remember." The front door opened, and Aurora immediately twisted out of his grip, forcing him to set her down. "Grandma Issa!"

Narcissa walked into the living room, giving Aurora a beaming smile as she held out her arms to her. "Hello my dearest girl. How are you?"

"I made grandpa Lucius pretty!"

Narcissa looked confused for a moment, but then she saw Lucius, and immediately burst out laughing.

"Don't you think he's pretty?"

Narcissa kissed Aurora's cheek. "I think he is extremely pretty, pumpkin."

Severus felt an arm link with his, and found his wife standing next to him, leaning her head on his shoulder. "Her magic is getting rather..strong."

Severus nodded as he looked at his daughter. "I know. She is stronger than many first-years."

"We need to teach her. I know it's early, and she is young, but she will accidentally blow up the house one of these days."

Severus chuckled. "Indeed."

"Your husband thought it was a brilliant idea to lend Aurora his wand," Hermione said to Narcissa. "Although I strongly suggested he shouldn't."

Narcissa laughed as she put down the girl. "Well, that will teach him.." She paused and looked at Lucius as he opened his arms to Aurora, pulling her up on his lap. "Who am I kidding? Your sweet daughter has the man wrapped around her finger."

Severus chuckled as he watched Lucius tickle Aurora, making her squeal with delighted laughter.

"She's a menace," Hermione whispered. "A wonderful menace, though."

Severus pulled his wife closer and wrapped his arms around her. "She's our wonderful menace."

Hermione gave him a warm smile. "She is."

"Do you need help in the kitchen?"

Hermione turned to Narcissa and shook her head. "Thank you, but no, I think just about everything is ready. We might need some assistance when everyone arrives, though. It will be chaotic."

Narcissa chuckled. "Indeed. Is everyone coming?"

Hermione nodded. "Yes. Harry and Ginny and the twins, Molly, Arthur, Ron and Claire, did you know Claire is expecting, by the way? Draco and Luna will be here, of course, Neville and Amanda," she hesitated, "who am I forgetting?"

Severus thought for a moment. "George, Melinda, and their twins."

Hermione rolled her eyes. "Oh, of course, how could I forget?"

"That is not a short guest list, I must say," Narcissa said with an amused look. "Will there be room?"

Hermione chuckled. "No. Definitely not. But we'll make room."

Narcissa gave Hermione a warm smile. "Indeed you will. You always do."

This is my life, Severus thought. This is my wonderful, blessed life.