"Any news?" Lily asked as hopefully as she could the minute Teddy entered the apartment.
Victoire had been missing for over a month now. She had been calling her parents every week to make them sure she was alright. Ever since he found out, Teddy had gone to Bill and Fleur's house to try to talk with her but she had refused to talk to him at all. Not giving any hint or information as to where she was, Teddy had started to consider his marriage over for good.
"No," he said shaking his head. "I don't think she's coming back... wherever she is."
"I'm sorry, Teddy," she said hugging him.
"This was meant to happen, Lily. We all knew this marriage was coming to an end at some point. It was just a matter of who and when, I guess," he said with a shrug.
"Aren't you going to fight for her?" Lily frowned as she looked at Teddy's impasive face.
"I don't think so. I honestly can't see the point in fighting for someone I'm no longer in love with," he said, looking intently into her eyes.
Lily didn't know what to do or what to say. She stood there feeling her whole world collapsing. Too far. They had gone too far, and what she feared the most had happened.
"Teddy... I- This was not what we... had planned!" she ended up screaming.
Anger won out in the end. She found herself angry at her decision, angry at their agreement that was doomed from the beginning and angry at destiny.
"Lily, I can't help what I feel. I'm sure that if you give me a chance-" He sighed. "We were happy this past year, weren't we?"
"We were just fucking, Teddy! Just. Fucking. I thought I was clear about that."
"Don't say that. You know perfectly well that we weren't 'just shagging' for a long time now. We are good together, Lily. We are meant to be together. If you'd just-"
"No!" she screamed. "I'm not going to do anything! You need to go, Teddy."
"No, we need to talk about this, Lily."
She opened the door of her apartment for him. "Please, leave. Don't make me hex your arse out of my house 'cause you know I will."
She felt every hair on her body standing on end. She was so furious. Mostly, furious at herself for really believing this was going to work. How could she be so stupid? There was no way things were going to end up the way she had thought they would a year ago. Teddy couldn't fix his marriage with Victoire (or maybe he had just stopped trying), and she ended up hurting one of the most important people in her life.
Closing the door, she let herself slide to the floor and cry for her mistake. Cry for the damage she had caused without intending to. Teddy was right, affairs always ended badly.
Arriving home from work, to another miserable night alone, Teddy entered his house. Thinking for the hundredth time in the last month that it was too big for just one person, he made his way to the kitchen. There, on the table, were two envelopes waiting for him. Opening the bigger one, he saw they were legal papers with a little note inside:
I'm really sorry it had to end like this, but you left me with no option. Being betrayed by my husband and my family, you left me with no choice other than to start all over as far away from my loved ones as I could.
I wish you the best as I am sure you do the same for me. Please, send the papers to my dad when you're done with them. I already signed them. My mum has my wedding and engagement rings. I thought it would be best if you had them, so she will give them to you when you stop by their house.
You'll always be the one who bears my firsts, and I'll always be grateful for being able to share them with my best friend. I just wish we hadn't hurt each other as much as we did. It could have been avoided, but our stubbornness didn't let us see that and give up.
Take care of yourself, Teddy.
Falling in a chair, Teddy sat clutching the letter in his hands. He couldn't believe he was actually going to get divorced. It had never felt as real as it did right then and there. Examining the papers, he remembered the other envelope, now buried below the ones from Victoire.
Opening the other letter, he saw it was from Lily, who hadn't talked to him since that day he had blatantly expressed his love for her.
First, let me tell you I'm really sorry things had to end this way. We both know it wasn't our intention, and I really wish nobody had got as hurt as we all did in the end.
I'm sending you this letter to tell you that I accepted a job in America. The Ministry for Magic of the USA offered me a great opportunity in their Department of Magical Transportation (which, by the way, is ten times bigger than the one in Britain). It's a fantastic opportunity for me career-wise, and I think it'll help us all get through this better.
You will always be my friend and I will love you for always being there to support me. Trust me, this is my least favourite way to say goodbye, but taking into account everything that has happened, I don't have another choice.
I hope you will one day be able to forgive me for everything. It was not my intention to ruin anyone's life.
A/N: Well, that's a wrap :) Hope you guys liked it! Thanks for the reviews, faving, etc. Tell me what you think of it :D I know the ending is sad...at least for Teddy. I owe a happy ending to this pairing. I'llprobably give them another go in the future. Anyway...thank you!