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A/N: so this is the finale part for this story it was a pretty sweet and sort of sad journey for our beloved characters. Scorpius and Lily are now my top ship to sail and I will start a campaign for them as the second True Pairing (or third after Ron and Hermione and Harry and Ginny).
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She Is Not Thinking of Me
I couldn't sleep that night. For the most time I spent in bed that night all I did was tossing and turning before Ginny finally cracked and threw me out of it threatening to hex me if I didn't take something to calm my nerves.
So without any other option I went down to the kitchen, thinking perhaps a steaming cup of tea (along with a few drops of Ogden's finest) will help. I placed the teapot on the stove and took out a mug from the cabinet. Just then I heard a noise coming from the back yard. I halted for a moment and than a soft crashing sound was heard. Not sparing a second thought I took out my wand and slowly walked out to the yard.
She got up from the ground her face flushed with embarrassment and looked down. "Hi Dad." She said.
"Lily, it's two o'clock in the morning…" I looked around, "Where you playing quidditch?"
"I couldn't sleep and needed something to wear me out." She sniffed and shuffled her feet in the ground.
I chuckled as I tucked my wand back to my dressing gown's pocket. Lily just stared at me before I decided to speak. "I played quidditch too. The night before I married your mother, that is."
"Where you scared?" she asked her voice all small and ashamed.
"Scared? Nah…" she gave me doubtful look so I smiled. "Petrified, mortified, stupefied more likely." At this she released a cry of laughter and picked up the quaffle she was using to play with from the ground and threw it at me, I caught it without a blink.
"James gave me The Talk last night."
"He said to contact him whenever Scorpius is being an arse or something like that."
"He's a smart boy your brother."
"He's a git but one's that means well." She shrugged. "Anyway, I was wondering, when are you planning on talking to me?"
"About what I'm supposed to do when and if Scorpius is ever going to be a right pain in arse?" she rolled her eyes.
"Snitch, you are a grown woman now and well a qualified auror," Lily stared at me so kept going. "I'd hate to think you won't be able to beat the pulp out of anyone who's coming your way." For a moment I thought she was going to say something or at least roll her eyes again but then in a quick motion she leaped into my arms and hugged me.
"I see what Mum means when she says you're not that bad."
"Hey!" I said half heartedly.
"I love you, Dad." She freed herself from the hug and beamed at me.
"Love you too, Snitch." I kissed her forehead. As I looked down at this freckled, pajama clad nine year old girl who suddenly decided she's going to be a bride tomorrow, I realized me time is up.
"Hey there Mister Potter," Ginny said and handed me a glass of champagne. "Looking sharp."
"You're not too shabby yourself, Miss Weasley." I kissed her softly as she sat beside me. "How are you?"
"I'm pretty much okay." She sipped her drink.
"James is hysteric."
"So is Al."
"And Teddy." I added.
"And you?" Ginny asked.
She looked up and arched her eyebrow at me.
"I'm happy for her." I reached out and closed my hand of hers. "It's about time I'd be, don't you think?"
"I think that you're an amazing man, Harry Potter, somewhat crazy but nevertheless amazing."
"Hear hear!" someone called behind us and Ron raised his glass at us, I gave him the two fingers salute and kissed Ginny.
"Behave now," she scolded me. "Scorpius is about to make his speech." Ginny said between kisses. "Harry, your son-in-low…"
"I know I know."
There was the ringing of glasses and we all turned to pay attention to the young blond man standing with a very flushed face.
"Thank you everyone." He said. "Back in my first year at Hogwarts I met one was Rose Weasley and one Albus Potter. It took us a near death experience by an evil devil's snare plant to make us become best friends so first I want to raise a glass to my two best friends, to Al and Rosie!" everyone murmured and joined in to the toast.
Al winked at Scorpius and Rose blew a kiss at him.
"As much as I'm thankful for my two best friends this is not why we are all here." He joked. "Lily," he began to say and held out his hand to Lily which she kissed before taking it into her own and smiling up at him. "When I'm asked how long I love you I say: since forever. When I'm asked how much I love you I answer: 'Silly White Rabbit'. When I'm asked why I love you I say: Lily." He raised his glass for a second time. "My wife, my heart: Lily!"
Everyone murmured and drank for my daughter and as Scorpius set down and kissed her chastely, Ginny sniffed beside me. I turned to look at her and she shrugged and whipped a tear from her eye.
"That was sweet." She protested and sniffed once more. She wasn't the only one as most female population seemed to follow her and get all teary well Lily wasn't but that because she was too happy to shed any tears.
I was restless, something kept bothering me the whole night and I've reached my boiling point and my auror senses, always sharp and tuned since I can remember (what do you expect when you spend the first half of your life haunted by an evil dark lord and his minions who wants you dead), and did what I usually do. I checked on the kids.
James was chatting and mostly arguing with Teddy, probably quidditch related. Al was dancing with his fiancée Cleo, both looking rather busy with themselves. Scorpius (yes I know) is dancing with Molly and Lily is…
"Have you seen Lily?"
"Sorry dear." Ginny shook her head and returned to her conversation with Luna.
After five more minutes of searching where I almost entered a discussion about cauldron safety between Hermione and Percy, I gave up and set down near an empty table. I was about to give up when the song that the band started to play caught my attention.
"Pack up all my cares and woes…here I go, singing low…Bye-bye Blackbird..."
I looked up and there she was, a vision in white, reaching out her petit hand for me to take it.
"It's tradition for the father of the bride to dance with the bride herself." I got up and walked with her to the dance floor.
I let her rest her head on my shoulder and we swayed slowly as the singer kept on singing.
"Where somebody waits for me…sugars sweet, so is she…Bye-bye Blackbird…"
"You were a baby when I sang you that song for the first time." I said to her and she looked up at me with a smile. "I was checking up on you and there you were this tiny bundle in her crib and you were awake so I thought maybe I should sing you a lullaby."
Lily chuckled. "I bet it went fantastic."
"The first try was terrible, some silly song about a rabbit or a bunny-"
"Not to mention your awful singing abilities."
"Watch it now," I teased, "Those singing abilities you're mocking put you to bed for two years."
"Sure Dad." She sniggered and smiled at me.
"Make my bed light my lights…I´ll arise late tonight…Blackbird, bye bye…"
"He's not that bad." I suddenly said and Lily looked at me as if I grew a second head. "Don't be so surprised, Snitch. It's not like I can really hate the man who took away my only daughter and-"
"And what dad?" she asked with a hint of annoyance.
"And having to know that he loves her just as much as I think she deserves to be loved makes thing a little bit easier on me."
"…Blackbird, bye bye…"
The song ended and she pulled away from me I kissed her head and knew that my time was running out. A small tear ran down her cheek and I whipped it gently with my thumb and kissed her again before letting go of her hand.
"Love you, Snitch." I said quietly.
"Love you more." She hugged me and kissed me before going to see her husband, my new son-in-low, Scorpius Malfoy.
And I knew right then, when she laughed at something he said and as he wrapped his arm around her to keep her close to him, that I finally did it.
I let her go.
And you know what?
A/N: Thank you for reading. That was the end for this fic as it was supposed to be a short.
I don't own Bye Bye Blackbrid lyrics just so you know but it is a personal favorite.
Check out my new fic: Infection Z! if you like Harry Potter, action, horror and zombies than this is the fic for you.
Loads of kisses!