There's a song thats inside of my soul
Its the one that I've tired to write over and over again
I'm awake in the infinite cold
But you sing to me over and over again
"You ready?" Tonks asked. Iris turned to look at the older woman. "I'm ready once I can stop shaking." The younger woman said, trying to put on eye-liner. "Can I rub your Buddha belly for luck?" She asked. Tonks proudly held out her almost nine month belly, Iris reaching out to rub it for luck. It was a tradition that had started when Lily was pregnant with Harry, to rub a pregnant woman's stomach for good luck. Tonks had done the same thing to Iris when she was pregnant wih Atticus and now she was returning the favor.
Remus and Tonks' child was already like his mother, stubborn and energetic. Remus had been watching over Tonks her entire pregnancy like a hawk. He didn't even want Tonks at the wedding because he was afarid that she would go into labor. But Iris had promised him, "If she goes into Labor we'll stop everything and get to a hospital." Atticus surpirsed them both, coming into the room in a flurry.
So I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands and
pray to be only yours
I pray to be only yours
I know now Your my only hope
"How do I look Mummy?" He asked. He wore a cute little suit, looking very handsome. His hair was still stubbornly sticking everywhere as it always did. Iris smiled at her son, giving him as big kiss. "You look so handsome Buddy. How do we look?" She asked. "You look beautiful Mummy." Atticus said, pulling on the skirt of her wedding dress. Tonks tapped the little boy on the head. "And what about me?" She asked. Tonks had dyed her hair a vivid shade of purple for the wedding and was wearing a very flattering maternity dress.
"You look pretty too Auntie Tonks." Atticus said, moving around in his seat as Iris was trying to slick his hair back. "Mummy, if you and Severus get married, can I have a little brother?" He asked. "We'll see." Iris said, working some gel in her son's hair.
Sing to me the song of the stars
of your galaxy dancing and
laughing and laughing again
when it feels like my dreams are so far
sing to me of the plans that you have for me over again.
"You got the rings, Hon?" Iris asked as the three of them left the room down he Hogwart's corridor. Atticus nodded, holding up the two rings he had to carry. "Do you think it was the best idea to get married in Hogwarts?" Iris asked. Tonk shrugged. "You two did meet here." She said, the three getting the the Great Hall where Remus was waiting for the women. Tonks gave Remus a kiss before going to sit in the audience.
Remus grabbed Iris' arm. "Are you sure about this?" He asked her for the millionth time. Iris smiled at her mentor. "I have never been surer in my entire life." she said. She gave the older man a hug. "Thank you for giving me away by the way." She said, pulling him away. Remus looked down at Iris. She looked pretty in the simple wedding dress she was wearing. "It seems like yesterday you had told me you'd never get married." He said.
And I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands and pray to be only yours
I pray to be only yours
I know now your my only hope
Remus and Iris waited for their cue. It came, Remus and Iris starting down the ailse, Iris praying her narcolepsy wouldn't effect her today. The audience was small, their fellow professors from Hogwarts and a few of their closet students. Harry waved at his aunt. Iris gave a wave back. She saw Professor McGonagall in the audience, somehow that was a surprise to her. She was crying into a lace tissue, though looking quite happy for her. Draco watched her come down the ailse, looking pleased at his former teachers.
Iris had let him rent her house after he moved out from his parents house. She had planned to rent it to Harry and Ron but they decided to live in the Burrow. As for Mrs. Weasely and the entire family, most of them were there, including Bill which surprised Iris. Bill watched his ex-girlfriend go down the ailse, giving her a thumbs up. Mrs. weasely looked disappointed that it wasn't Iris and Bill getting married but she was still okay. The two finally got to the end, Remus letting Iris go to sit in the audience. She stood opposite Snape, both of them nervous as hell.
I'd give you my destiny
I'm giving my all of me
I want your symphony
Singing in all that I am
At the top of my lungs
I'm giving it back
"Please exchange rings." The minister said. Atticus went up to the couple, giving one ring to his mother and one to Snape. Snape took his, slipping it on Iris' finger. "With this ring, I marry you, binding us together for life as husband and wife. I promise as your husband to honor and care for you no matter how many times you make me want to rip my hair out." Snape said, saying his vows. Iris smiled, taking out hers. "With this ring, I marry you, binding us a husband and wife for life. As your wife, I promise to honor and care for you no matter how much I want to strangle you sometimes." She slipped the ring on his finger, both of them smiling at each other.
"By the power invested in me by the Ministry of Magic, I pronounce you Husband and Wife. You may now kiss the bride." The minister said. Snape was about to kiss Iris when he realized the veil was in his way. Both of them struggled with the veil, making the people there laugh. Snape finally figured out the veil, pulling it back to kiss Iris. It was a very sweet kiss, both of them holding each other as people cheered. Snape looked out the corner of his eye to see a sight that he didn't expect. A foggy shape that wasn't any of the ghosts was in the back of the Great hall.
Iris looked to see what he was looking at to see it too. The shape was taking form as Dumbledore. He wasn't angry like they both thought he would be. He looked happy, clapping like everyone else. The shape turned, walking out of the Great hall, disappearing after waving to the newly weds. Snape and Iris both looked at each other in awe. And they somehow knew that they were blessed by someone who had left them long ago.
"Ahhhh!!!" They both turned to see Tonks fall on the stone floor. Iris ran to her side where Remus already was. "Tonks, are you okay?" she asked. Tonks was helped up by Remus. "The baby's coming." Tonks said, her face in a pained expression. Remus led Tonks out of the Great Hall while everyone offered to help.
The next morning the phone rang in the hotel room that Snape and Iris rented for the nightThey went to Venice for their Honeymoon, leaving Atticus with the Weasely family in the Burrow. Iris groaned, leaving the shelter of Snape's arms to answer the phone. "Hello?" She said into the phone. "Its a girl!!!" Tonks screamed into the phone. Iris held the phone away from her ear. "Shh, shh, thats wonderful Tonks. What did you name her?" Iris asked, sitting up on the bed to show she was naked. "We named her Olivia after Remus' mother. Oh Iris, she beautiful. She has the sweetest little face and the cutest little hands. And Remus can't keep her out of his sight."
Iris smiled. "Thats wonderful. Me and Severus had the best wedding night. We made love about twenty times. Merlin, the mans an animal in bed and then he- I'm on speaker, aren't I?" She could hear Tonks and Remus both laugh on the other end. Iris blushed. "Aw, shut up blood wankers. I'll visit you and your little were-puppy when we get home. Love you guys." She said before hanging up. The phone had wakened Snape. He pulled his wife to him possessively. "What was that about?" He asked.
"Remus and Tonks had a baby. Its a girl and they named her Olivia." Iris said, cuddling into his chest. Snape pulled her closer. "Wonderful. By the way, have you given any thought to us having our own pups?" He asked, moving on top of her. Iris shrugged. "Not sure yet. Maybe if you can twist my arm a little." She laughed as Snape attacked her neck. So my dear readers, I hate to say this but I'm sure many of you would like to hear it. They did live happily ever after.
A/N: Well, I'm pretty proud of this one Yawns and does victory dance well, I'm putting up a squeal soon called Runs in the Family. So if you want to know what happens next, please read that. Thank for sticking it out.