A/N: I know, its been forever and a day since my last update, but here it finally is: the last chapter. Thank you so much to everyone who has reviewed, you kept this story going!
Moments later, Lily's feet slammed on to some kind of hard floor. Looking around, she immediately recognized it as St. Mungo's. Healers rushed to them in green blurs. She could hear one of them say, "Oh my God, it's Healer Evans!"
They tried to usher her into a room, but Lily said, "No, no, I'm fine. Help the others." But they still sent her into a room.
What seemed like an eternity later, after she had been poked, prodded, stuck, and her left wrist had been repaired, Lily sat in her bed at St. Mungo's, starting at the opposite wall. James had not returned. She was nearly stick with worry. What had happened? Had he been hurt? Had he been killed? Had he been taken here, to St. Mungo's? Was he lying in a bed just like this one, possibly dying of some terrible curse from a Death Eater?
Lily heaved a deep sigh. She shouldn't be thinking like this. James was tough, he'd be fine.
There was a knock on the door. A Healer stuck her head in the doorway. "Ms. Evans? There's someone here to see you."
Lily nodded and sat up straighter in bed. In came James, all but running to her bedside. She flung her arms around his neck as he sat on the edge of her bed. Tears fell from her green eyes as he looked at her.
"Hey, now," James said soothingly as he wiped her tears away. "Everything's going to be fine." He leaned forward and kissed her.
She had almost forgotten how amazing his kisses were. She wanted to drowned in it.
Once they broke apart, Lily leaned against his shoulder as his arm enclosed her waist. After several minutes of comfortable silence, James said, " You probably need to get some sleep."
Lily felt childish for asking, but she had said her thoughts aloud before she could stop herself. "Will you stay here until I fall asleep?"
James smiled at her. "I'll be here when you wake up."
They kissed again before Lily laid back against the bed and immediately fell asleep.
Lily had been staying with James since she had been discharged from St. Mungo's nearly two weeks ago. As much as she hated to admit it, she was afraid to stay in her apartment. It was bad enough to relive her attack when she wasn't at the place it occurred. So she had grabbed a bunch of clothes and moved in with James and Sirius, though she was looking for a place of her own.
Lily was lounging on the couch when James came in. Without so much as a hello, James said, "Come with me, I want to show you something."
"What's with the urgency?"
"I just really want you to see something." He extended his hand, which she took. Once she was standing, he Disapparated, taking Lily with him.
They stood in the middle of a yard, facing a two-story home. James took her by the hand and led her into the house. It was completely empty.
James gave her a tour of the house. First they went through the bottom level, which had a large living room, kitchen, dining room, and bathroom. Then they headed upstairs.
"So are you thinking of buying this house?" Lily asked James as they went through the bedrooms.
"Technically, no...I already bought it."
Lily spun her head so quickly it hurt. "What?"
"Do you like it?"
"Yeah, its just..."
"It's just what?"
"Well, its just kind of big for just yourself."
"I wasn't planning on living by myself."
James nodded as he took Lily's hands in his. "I was hoping that you would move in with me. But not just that," he continued as Lily opened her mouth to speak. "I want to spent the rest of my life with you." He reached into his pocket and pulled out a diamond ring. Lily's eyes grew wide and filled with tears.
"Will you marry me?"
She was momentarily stunned; she stood there just looking at James before she flung her arms around his neck and said, "Yes, yes of course I'll marry you!"
James slid the ring onto her left hand. It was a perfect fit. She looked at it for a moment before she kissed him.
After they broke apart, Lily said, "So you don't mind to getting into more trouble because you're married to me?"
James laughed. "It's a risk that I'm more than willing to take."