Title: Just Another Normal Day in Diagon Alley [01]
Author: lil_grl_lost

Pairing: Harry/Luna
Rating: PG
Spoilers: OoTP
Summary: What a normal day is like for the newest Potters in Diagon Alley
DISCLAIMER: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.


A young woman weaved her way through the dense Saturday crowd, passing by shops and their owners in a rush of air. Her pursuer was on her heels and gaining at every turn. The patrons of this magical district moved out of her way if they could. Children stepped in front of her pursuer's path to give her a few more steps lead in front of him. Mothers moved their children from the chase's path and continued on with their Saturday morning shopping.

The chase continued passed Ollivander's, where she accidentally ran into a muggle mother with her son. She paused long enough to help the woman with the packages that she had knocked from her arms before continuing on. She waved at Hagrid as she went by the Magical Menagerie.

At the bend in Diagon Alley where Flourish and Blotts was situated she ran into a young wizard waiting outside on its steps. The wizard's hands grabbed her arms to keep her from falling to the pavement. Once he had released her from his grasp, she went to moving her hair so that she could see properly.

The blonde wizard motioned to the right of her in the silent form of asking where her husband was. She just shrugged at him and fastened herself onto his neck and placed a kiss upon his cheek. As she moved to detangle herself from his neck, her husband came through the crowd.

"Malfoy, hold her."

The wizard's hands came up to hold her in place as her husband came up behind her in silence. She waited quietly as he approached her place in the man's hold. She was released from Draco's hold as her husband's hands were firmly positioned on her waist.

"Potter, you should really keep a leash on her."

"I really don't see the point, since she'll just keep escaping." The woman in question snorted at both of the men. She felt herself being pulled closer toward Harry's chest. She mock struggled against his arms, but felt safer when his hold upon her only tightened.

"Come on, Luna. Let's go home." Luna become aware of Harry picking her up and in a moment she was laying over his shoulder and being carried through the crowd. She watched as Draco Malfoy walked out of sight holding hands with his wife.

The Potters continued on through the twisting street of Diagon Alley; past Knockturn Alley and Ollivander's. As the street began to straighten, Harry set his new wife of 18 months down. Luna smiled a smile that was reserved for him only and laced her hand and his together. Harry bent down and lightly pressed a kiss to her lips. She returned the kiss and deepened it.

Harry pulled back first and mimicked scolding her; nevertheless, she just blushed and giggled.

"I'm sorry. I promise I won't to it again. And I will be a good little girl for the rest of the day."

Luna laughed at his expression of fear, and pulled him toward the nearest baby shop. Harry followed willingly, enjoying the bliss that this marriage and the new baby had to offer. The couple leisurely strolled along the shops of Diagon Alley, stopping occasionally to go into stores and buy things for the baby's nursery.

Luna watched her husband's expressions change to awe and disbelief at the sights that he was seeing in one of the many baby shops that littered Diagon Alley. She smiled at him, happy at seeing his amazement at an object that seemed so trivial to her. It was times like these that she never got tired, just the opportunity to reveal to her husband a world that he was denied as a child was rewarding to her.

As the Potters left that particular shop and continued to meander down the cobble path, the Weasley twins could be seen demonstrating their newest product. Harry waved as they passed by the demonstration stand. Luna steered them toward one of many restaurants that was located near the end of the street before it turned into the residential area of the district. Harry followed her lead down Diagon Alley, thinking quietly as they walked.

Luna pulled him out of his thoughts by tugging on his robe sleeve to indicate that they had reached the restaurant. Harry gave her a slight smile as the waiter lead the couple to a table in a corner of the establishment. The newest Mrs. Potter raised one of her light blonde eyebrows at her husband's silence.

"Harry, are you alright?"

"Y-yes...no, I don't think I am." He matched Luna's eyes as he carried on, "I mean what if I'm not cut out to be a father. I didn't have the greatest home life. What if I mess up, and this kid ends up like I was, er...still am."

Luna's eyes spoke volumes as she gazed into his emerald eyes. "You will do fine, Harry. For one thing, this child will know the love of both its parents. And also, it's normal for fathers to have these kinds of anxieties." Harry seemed skeptical at what she was saying. Harry chose to voice his skeptical thoughts to her.

"What about Malfoy? He wasn't nervous when his son was born."

Luna shot him a you-have-got-to-be-kidding-me look. "For one, by the time Malfoy found out about his son, he was almost a year old. Come on, Harry. Malfoy wasn't given the opportunity to freak out. If he wanted to be part of his child's life, than he had to play by the rules Ophelia set. Nevertheless, I will say this: it is weird calling this child, by his gender. I wish Malfoy would hurry up and name the poor boy."

As Harry nodded his head in agreement at her point, the waitress came by to take their order. After she had departed to place their order and get them their drinks, then did Harry speak.

"I asked Malfoy that last Saturday, when Neville, Ron, and I met him at the empty field behind his house, he replied, 'I want to make sure that he has the best name in the world. After all, he is a Malfoy.' What ignorance! Ophelia showed up as he was saying this, she told him off. Saying something about how the child was to be the next ruler was more important than his father's surname. Malfoy mumbled a few words at her in Elfish and she disappeared after that. I wonder what he said."

The young ex-Ravenclaw just shrugged as both their food and drinks were set upon the table. Their waitress wondered off again after that. "Ophelia is tired of him, she's going to name the boy during the next full-moon. She has his name all picked out and everything. I can't remember what it is, but I do remember what it stands for; it's Elfish for 'Little Dragon.' I think it is real appropriate considering." Luna became quiet after that and the couple ate in a comfortable silence for a little while.

Finally, once Harry couldn't take the silence, he asked her what was on her mind. Luna just grinned at him and continued to eat her food in silence. When the food was cleared and the check was paid the couple began the walk home. Luna grabbed her husband's hand as their apartment building came into view.

"If it's a girl, I want to name it after our mothers, and if it's a boy than after your father and godfather."

Harry pulled her to him after the words were spoken and kissed her on the lips. She leaned into his kiss and wrapped her arms around his neck pulling him toward her warmth.

"I love you, Harry."

"Love you, too, Loony Luna."