A/N: This is an edited chapter of the final chapter because I made not a big mistake but a minor mistake. Enjoy. :3
A/N: -tear- Tergum Vicis is coming to and end, but do not fret, a sequel will soon follow! I do however, plan to finish another of my stories before a sequel is even posted. That shouldn't take me long, however. You can most likely expect it within the next week or so. For now, however, enjoy the final chapter!
A Day To Remember
Everyone seems to be here, Draco thought to himself, as he looked around the inside of the church. He stood at the altar, dressed in a black and white tuxedo, looking incredibly handsome. Ye, it was true. Everybody did seem to be there. The Potters, James, Lily, and Kyle. Lily was crying into a tissue, though a smile was on her face. His own mother, Narcissa was there. Narcissa wasn't crying like Lily, but she did have a small smile on her face, and Draco knew she was happy for him. All of the teachers and staff at Hogwarts were there, even the Weasleys, who, after hearing Harry was such good friends with Ron, happily accepted the invitation. Sirius and Remus, Blaise Zabini, and a few other classmates from the Slytherin house could also be found sitting in some chairs, like Crabbe and Goyle, though Draco wasn't too surprised to see them. This would be the wedding of the century, Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy.
He hoped he didn't look as nervous as he felt. He hadn't nearly felt as nervous when proposing to the boy for crying out loud! And now, today, on this day of days, he would become his husband, his one and only love. Draco couldn't be happier.
He noticed a few of his other relatives, ones that they normally hadn't spoke to in a while, like Nymphadora Tonks. She was seated with Remus and Sirius, her hair changing color every now and then but occasionally returning to its bubblegum pink.
As the music started, Draco got ready. Swallowing, he looked towards the door, as did everyone else. As a wizarding community, they normally didn't have bridesmaids, or rather, groomsmen, when it came to a homosexual marriage, however, Draco did have a best man picked out, and that had been, much to everyone's surprise, Ron. While it wouldn't surprising if Harry chose Ron or Draco chose Blaise, Draco choosing Ron hadn't crossed anyone's mind.
Ron stood next to Draco, and both men looked at the door expectantly. James was by now gone, though Draco knew he would come back, but this time with Harry. Lily was still dabbing at her eyes, but watching the door, waiting, like the rest.
The music got louder, and Draco recognized the tune as 'here coems the bride'. Draco rolled his eyes. Couldn't they make up their own little wizard wedding song, and not use the blasted muggle one?
All train of thought however, left him the moment Harry entered the room with James. Everyone stood up, and Harry had a bit of a surprised look on his own face as he saw Ron at the altar with Draco. He mentally smirked, having purposefully not told Harry about that little detail.
James walked Harry up to the altar. Both were dressed in quite handsome tuxedos, Harry's nearly matching Draco's. Draco reached out to gently take Harry's hand that Jaemes had held before, and Draco guided his very soon-to-be husband up to the altar.
When everything was done, the music stopped, and Albus Dumbledore stood up, behind the podium and facing everyone gathered for the ceremony. His blue eyes which hid behind his half-moon spectacles were twinkling even more so today. Harry could only assume why.
As Draco and Harry held hands, Dumbledore spoke. "Good afternoon, everyone. We are gathered here today to celebrate the wedding of Mr. Harry James Potter, and Mr. Draco Lucius Malfoy. If there was anyone who thinks there is a reason as to why these two should not be wed, please speak now, or forever hold your peace."
Harry and Draco's eyes both looked around at the crowd, but no one said a word, not even his father. Harry smiled slightly, before his eyes returned to the blond standing next to him.
Dumbledore went on for a few minutes later, talking about their lives, and how he had come to know each of them. Then, it was time for the exchanging of rings.
It went on. Vows were exchanged, quite a tearful moment, at least, if you were Lily Potter and Molly Weasley. Even Narcissa shed a few small tears. But then it was time for the exchanging of rings as Kyle, who was the ring bearer, brought two georgeous diamond wedding rings up to the couple. Dumbledore smiled, as Harry was the first to take one.
"Now, Harry, I want you to repeat after me," Dumbledore said softly as Harry took Draco's left hand gently, holding the ring between two fingers. "I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day."
Harry looked into Draco's stormy gray eyes as he gently placed the ring on his left ring finger, repeating what Dumbledore said but looking only at Draco. "I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day."
Draco's heart nearly skipped a beat, reaching for his own ring and repeating what Harry had just done, holding on to his left hand. Dumbledore merely continued to smile. "I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day."
Dumbledore returned to behind the podium, though Harry and Draco never stopped looking at each other, as if oblivious to everyone else that was in the room, except for Professor Dumbledore, of course.
"Do you, Harry James Potter, take this man, Draco Lucius Malfoy, to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, to love, honor, and obey, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself solely unto him for as long as you both shall live?"
Harry smiled, no hesitation clear in his voice. He replied immediately. "I do."
Dumbledore smiled, before turning to Draco. "And do you, Draco Lucius Malfoy, take this man, Harry James Potter, to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, to love, honor, and obey, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself solely unto him for as long as you both shall live?"
Draco replied almost as quick as Harry had. "I do."
The smile never seemed to leave the Headmaster's face, though his eyes twinkled more. "By the authority vested in me, I pronounce you, married, and what God hath joined together, let no man nor woman put asunder. You may now kiss."
Draco leaned down to kiss Harry passionately, an arm wrapping around his waist. Harry's feet nearly gave way, but Draco held onto him. The crowd erupted into cheers and claps, even Dumbledore was clapping.
It was the best day of Harry's life, as well as Draco's.
As the two newly weds had finally finished talking to everyone, finished taking pictures and such, they were surprised to find a muggle limosine waiting for them outside the church.
Harry turned towards his parents. James had his arm wrapped around Lily, who had been in tears since the moment they kissed at the altar, but she seemed alright now.
"Mum?" Harry asked. Lily smiled.
"Your father and I wanted to do something for you both," Lily said with a smile. "Of course, your mother helped as well, Draco."
Draco glanced at his own mother, who wasn't too far away, busy conversing with Blaise's parents and other people who happened to be there.
"What is this for?" Harry asked, gesturing towards the limo.
"Well, all of us put our money together and rented it for you," James told them. "It's going to take you to the airport."
"What? Why?" Harry asked. Lily giggled.
"Don't you know what comes after a wedding, Harry?"
"Honeymoon," Draco whispered into his ear, making a bright red blush appear on Harry's cheeks.
Lily laughed, and gave her son a hug. "We bought the plane tickets and everything, I hope you don't mind flying on a plane, Draco. I've been on one before, I never liked it. Of course, I don't particularly like flying on broomsticks, either." She sent a look James's way, who cowered under her gaze. Both boys laughed, but Draco shook his head.
"I'll be fine, Mrs. Potter," Draco said with a smile. "And besides, even if I'm not, I'll have Harry."
They hugged the Potters, and Draco said goodbye to his mother as well, though he was immediately swooped up into a hug by Narcissa.
"Mum, a man's gotta... breathe," Draco said after a moment, and Narcissa reluctantly let go of her only son.
"Yes, yes, I know," Narcissa gave a small smile and reluctantly pulled away from her only son. "You two have fun alright? And be safe."
"Yes, mother," Draco said, and Harry gave a small nod, a smile on his face.
"I just have one question before you both go," Narcissa smiled sweetly. "Will there be a baby on the way when you get back?"
"Mother!" Draco's face flushed, and Harry laughed quietly, though a faint red was on his own cheeks.
Draco bid his mother a tearful, well, tearful on Narcissa's part at least, goodbye, and lead Harry away from there as he guided him to the limo. They waved to everyone as they got in the limo. Everyone had stayed to see them off, it seemed.
Harry got in first, Draco getting in after as the door was shut behind them. They were all in a muggle community for the ceremony, dressed in somewhat appropriate clothing to blend in. Though one might consider it highly suspicious as they saw such a large crowd leave a church, and without any cars to go home with. They were all genuinely surprised when no one came around to see where their cars had gotten to.
Harry rested his head on Draco's shoulder while they both looked at the window of the limo as the driver took off to the airport without so much as a word to them.
"Well, this has been a day to remember, don't you think?" Draco asked softly, a small smile on his face as he turned his head to look down at Harry, who smiled up at him, eyes half-lidded.
"Yes," Harry whispered softly. "A day to remember."
Forever, thought Harry as Draco leaned down and kissed him, and Harry found himself melting.
Forever, thought Draco, not realizing Harry was thinking the same thing.
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A/N: There we go, all fixed, and I added a little tad bit on! The sequel when it's up will take place as Draco and Harry come home from their honeymoon.
Thank you all for giving me over 300 reviews. This has been my most popular fic ever, and I'm very proud and happy for it. ^___^
And for now, I bid you farewell, until the sequel. LATER DAYS!