Sorry it's been so long. Let me know if any of you have done my challenge set on the last chapter.
Disclaimer: Anything you recognize from the books is not mine and I am not making any money from them. They are J. K. Rowling's. sob
With a sigh from the exertion, James kneeled beside Lily's chair. Only one knee was on the floor though. He took a box from his jacket pocket and brought it up near Lily.
"Will you marry me?"
Lily was stunned. James was still bent down on one knee and his eyes frantically watched her for a reaction. After the shock had worn off, she smiled.
James took a double take and, before he slid the huge diamond engagement ring onto her finger, he kissed her open mouth.
Suddenly, the hall around them erupted into clapping and cat-calls. Loud whistling could be heard and it was James's guess that the whistler was Sirius.
James hadn't told anyone but his closest friends about him planning to propose. He had been unsure but now as he looked at Lily he could tell things were going to be alright.
They kissed again, longer this time, and the band started playing again. A chant of 'Dance, dance' went around the room like wildfire and so the happy young couple had no choice but to oblige.
That night, Lily and James were alone in their new chambers. It was really a bigger version of their rooms combined. Their hands, mouths and tongues began to wander each others.
It was a strange feeling, Lily decided as James finally began to move deep within her, love. Her she was; naked, with him, in a place she had only just begun to know. Yet she wasn't embarrassed or self-conscious - in fact, the only thing Lily really felt was the desire for James.
Strange thing, this love business.
Lily found the same thought rushing through her head again on her wedding day. Her dress, another Mrs. Kelly creation, was pure and simple but elegant. In the white folds was woven in crushed diamonds and diamond jewelry adorned her.
She could James's face light up as she began her slow march to the end and, when they finally sealed their love with 'I do's and a kiss, the thoughts ran through her head yet again.
That night they made passionate love to each other over and over. James had entered her so many times, shown her so many heights of pleasure and love that it really wasn't surprising that she found out she was pregnant only a few days later.
"James," She said one night as they lay next to each other.
"I don't want our baby to be spoiled."
"He won't be."
"It's a he now?"
"Of course it's a boy."
"How do you know?"
Silence fell for a while.
"I want to get a house, James."
He looked at her, "Where?"
"Why? Don't you like it here?"
"Oh I do, I do, but I want something that we can just be James and Lily in. A place where our family can be without having the pressure of being royalty. I want him to be safe - who knows if that Riddle will show up again. Is that ok?"
"Of course. I'll tell Remus to put the word around in England."
Again, they fell into a comfortable silence.
"That Riddle man, he won't come after us, will he?"
"No. Of course not."
Who could have known that, just under two years on from that conversation, Riddle did find them.
Who could have guessed that this time, James would not get out alive.
It was impossible to have predicted that Lily would not have made it either.
And perhaps the most strangest thing of all, when questioned about why Riddle showed up at the Potter's, Remus and Sirius had said that they didn't know. Perhaps it was because he wanted them for his side on the war.
It was better this way, they figured. Harry Potter - Lily and James's son - would never have to be an orphaned king. He would never have to deal with that as well as everything else his life would bring. This way, they had respected their wishes. Harry was never spoilt and grew up to be a fine young man.
A fine young man, who never knew how important he really was.
Thank you so much for reading. I'm sorry the end skipped past the years so quickly but I think it all ties together nicely. Thanks again,