Chapter 25

The sun slowly streamed through the window. It was an early morning sunshine that was not yet strong enough to wake one up, unless it shone directly in one's eyes. It illuminated a big bedroom. The room had a big bed against one of the walls and a desk against another wall. There were three doors leading out of the room. One led to the hallway outside, one lead to a bathroom, and one led to a closet, trust Jess to have a walk in closet.

Dom was lying next to Jess watching her sleep, he had been awake for hours. She was sprawled out over him, lying face down on his naked chest, her black hair swept to one side so that he could see her face. Dom was just watching her with a goofy smile on his face.

"Make yourself useful and put the kettle on instead of staring at me… it's a little creepy," grunted Jess.

"Good morning to you too," said Dom, kissing the top of her head.

"Yeah, yeah, good morning," said Jess, turning so that she was on her side. "I was serious about the kettle, tea please, one sugar."

"Alright, I'm going," laughed Dom, gently placing her head on his pillow. He got up and pulled on his pants. "Anyone would think you hadn't missed me… look at you, you're just lying there."

"I'm barely conscious," grumbled Jess, throwing a pillow at him. "It's too early for this. I need tea to function."

"I'm going," laughed Dom.


"Is it safe to speak now?" Dom teased. Jess had just finished breakfast and was looking much more cheerful.

"If you must," she sighed dramatically.

"You sure know how to make houseguests feel welcome," he chuckled.

"Well I didn't hear you complaining last night," she grinned, reaching over the table and kissing him. "You know I'm not a morning person."

"I know," said Dom, watching her adoringly as she collected their dishes and dumped them in the sink.

"You're watching me again," she said.

"I know. Is that a problem?"

"No… it's just, I'm not doing anything."

"You don't have to be doing anything," he said, pulling her into his arms. "I like to watch you. I missed you."

"I missed you too," said Jess, cuddling into him. "I missed you a lot, a whole lot."

"I know."

"Promise you won't leave for that long again?" said Jess quietly. She hated showing any weakness, but she felt she needed his reassurance that he wouldn't just leave her again.

"Promise," he said, holding her close. "I love you, I really love you."

"I know you do," said Jess. "I love you too."

"I know," he said.

"So," said Jess, pulling out of his arms. "What do you want to do today?"

"I uh, actually have to go to Dad's and collect some stuff," said Dom. "I'll be back in about an hour."

"Okay," said Jess, disappointed he was leaving so soon.

"I'll be back," he reassured her.

"Okay," she said, then she added with a mischievous glint in her eye. "Make sure to bring your pajamas or no more slumber parties."

"Well I didn't need my jimmy jams last night," he said slyly.

"What you expect me to sleep with you every night?!"

"Oh don't lie, you love it really," said Dom. "Anyway I won't be long, I promise."



"Oh Jesus, Jess what the…" exclaimed Dom. He had just apparated to Jess' flat and found in her in her living room, wearing a black t shirt and hot pink French lace panties.

"What? Oh you gave me a fright," gasped Jess.

"What are you doing?" he said, averting his eyes.

"I spilled coffee on my jeans I was just going to change," laughed Jess, amused by his embarrassment. "What is the problem, you've seen me a lot more naked than this."

"But Jess this… just put your jeans back on. I can't… when you're," he babbled. "You're looking at me like… Jess stay away…"

"Well that isn't very nice, now is it?" she said, running her hands down his chest.

"Jess," he moaned, as she started to kiss his neck.

"What?" she said, letting her hands wander further south.

"This was not what I had planned for the afternoon."

"Alright then if you want to do something more fun… I'm game," she said unzipping his jeans. "Wait a minute this doesn't belong in here," she said, pulling a small velvet box out of his pocket. She tossed it aside and continued to torture Dom.

"Jess… look in that damn box will you?" he groaned.


"No now," he said, pushing her away a little.

"Fine," she sighed. "There is something very wrong when you push me away."

"It's worth it," he promised, handing her the box.

"It better be a damn nice piece of jewelry," she muttered.

"You have to put some clothes on," he said.

"Oh my god," she gasped. "Is this…"

"Marry me?" he said, taking the box from her. He dropped onto one knee. "Jess, Marry me?"

"Is this why we couldn't have sex? Because I have to tell you this is not a romantic proposal. I'm half naked and you have the start of a hickey coming on your neck," said Jess. "But I don't care."


"Yes, I'll marry you, you moron."


That night Jess and Dom had gone to dinner with their parents. They were all sitting round a huge dining room table. Jess stood up and pulled Dom up with her.

"Uh can everyone shut up!" she shouted, trying to be heard over the noise. "We have something to tell you all."

"We're engaged," said Dom. He was a little uncertain of everyone's reaction to the news, especially given all that had happened the last time they were together.

"You know what this means, Padfoot," said James seriously. Sirius was sitting next to him on his right.

"Yeah I do, Prongs," said Sirius grimly.

Dom looked over a Jess a little afraid, she just looked confused.

"We're going to be real BROTHERS!" Suddenly the two men were hugging like they hadn't seen each other for years.

"Unbelievable," said Jess. "I'm so glad our engagement could bring you two closer together."

"Brothers. Brothers, we're BROTHERS!" James and Sirius chanted.

"Hey you're stealing my bloody limelight!"

Yayyy I finally finished this fic. Go me! So Review and tell me what you thought of the ending