His Greatest Wish, by AndromedaMarine
50. Epilogue: And the Rest…is History
The Daily Prophet, 16 March 1979
Mr Cordon Micah Diggory and Miss Petunia May Evans were married yesterday in a ceremony performed in accordance with both Wizarding and Muggle traditions. Cordon Diggory is the younger son of Douglas and Marianne Diggory. Petunia Evans is the older daughter of Rose and the late Mark Evans, and older sister of Lily Prince, whose husband Severus invented the Wolfsbane Potion in 1971. The Matron of Honor was Petunia's sister, and the Best Man was Cordon's brother, Amos. The wedding was held in Saint Mary's Cathedral in Ottery St. Catchpole, where the Evans and Prince families relocated following the attack by Death Eaters that resulted in the death of Mr Evans. Cordon and Petunia had been dating for four years prior to their wedding. Cordon graduated from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry last year, and has been working for The Daily Prophet as the new Space Talk columnist, an addition to the Prophet that has been widely hailed as the best thing since the daily crossword. His wife Petunia is attending a Muggle university, where she is studying to be a schoolteacher. Petunia has said that she wants to instruct young witches and wizards in Muggle subjects, so that they are better prepared for interacting with the Muggle world when they grow older.
The Daily Prophet, 2 July 1979
Miss Alice Maria Nelson and Mr Frank Longbottom, two first-year Auror Trainees, were married on Saturday. The ceremony and reception were held at the Prince Estate in Lancashire, with just over fifty people in attendance. The Matron of Honor was Lily Prince, and the Best Man was Peter Pettigrew. Frank Longbottom is the only son of Augusta and Jacob Longbottom, esteemed Aurors who assisted in the mass capture of Death Eaters several years ago. Alice Nelson is the daughter of Luke and Andrea Nelson, who live in Muggle London. Mr and Mrs Frank Longbottom plan to make their careers in the Auror Department.
The Daily Prophet, 19 December 1979
Mr and Mrs Cordon Diggory welcomed a daughter yesterday night at St. Mungo's Hospital. Willow Jasmine Diggory is received by her loving parents, her grandmothers Rose Evans and Marianne Diggory, grandfather Douglas Diggory, Aunt Lily Prince and Uncle Severus Prince, Aunt Victoria Diggory and Uncle Amos Diggory, cousin Cedric Diggory, and all her other adopted aunts and uncles. Mr and Mrs Severus Prince were named Willow's godparents.
The Daily Prophet, 9 March 1980
Mr and Mrs Arthur Weasley welcomed their sixth son on the 1st of March. Ronald Bilius Weasley is welcomed by his older brothers William, Charles, Percy, Frederick, and George, and by uncles Gideon and Fabian Prewett, as well as the Prince and Evans families of Ottery St. Catchpole. The Weasleys named Fabian Prewett godfather, but did not name a godmother.
The Daily Prophet, 6 April 1980
Mr and Mrs Severus Prince welcomed a daughter this morning at St. Mungo's Hospital. Guinevere Arya Prince is welcomed by her loving parents, her Aunt Petunia and Uncle Cordon, Grandmothers Rose Evans and Eileen Prince, and her numerous adopted aunts and uncles. Mr Remus Lupin was named godfather, and Mr and Mrs Prince did not name a godmother.
The Daily Prophet, 31 July 1980
Mr and Mrs Frank Longbottom welcomed a son yesterday at St. Mungo's Hospital. Neville Frank Longbottom is welcomed by his parents and his loving grandparents Augusta and Jacob Longbottom, famed Aurors. No godparents were appointed for Neville.
The Daily Prophet, 18 August 1981
Mr and Mrs Arthur Weasley welcomed their seventh child, a girl, on the 11th of August. Ginevra Molly Weasley is welcomed by her older brothers William, Charles, Percy, Frederick, George, and Ronald. The Weasleys live in a large home just north of Ottery St. Catchpole. They named Gideon Prewett godfather, but did not name a godmother.
The Daily Prophet, 15 November 1981: James Henry (formerly Potter) Found Dead
James Henry (formerly Potter), previously heir of his father Henry's fortune, was found dead on the 31st of October on the banks of the Thames near Twickenham. Potter was disinherited by his parents in 1977 after he attempted to rape Lily Prince (née Evans). Potter was found by local Muggles, and Scotland Yard cordoned off the scene until a team from the DMLE arrived to investigate. The DMLE squad was able to use Priori Incantatum on Potter's wand, which they discovered had been recently used to cast basic defensive spells and a Stunner. Potter's death was ruled a homicide by non-magical means, and the DMLE is coordinating with our wizarding contacts at Scotland Yard to investigate the possibility of a Muggle killer.
The Daily Prophet, 17 October 1982
Mr Regulus Arcturus Black and Miss Emily Jane Winston were bonded in marriage last week after having spent five years in a serious relationship. They married according to wizarding customs, and the ceremony took place in a secluded forest clearing in northern Scotland, with a small gathering of close friends and family. The Best Man was Sirius Black, and the Maid of Honor was Jacqueline Clearwater. Regulus is the younger son of Orion and Walburga Black. He joined the Department of Magical Law Enforcement following his graduation from Hogwarts. Emily Winston is the daughter of Timothy and Collette Winston, and apprentices at Ollivander's Wand Shop in Diagon Alley with the desire to become a wandmaker.
The Daily Prophet, 3 May 1984
Mr and Mrs Severus Prince welcomed twin sons yesterday at St. Mungo's Hospital. Rowan Victor and Marcus Oliver are welcomed by their older sister Guinevere, grandmothers Rose Evans and Eileen Prince, Aunt Petunia and Uncle Cordon Diggory, cousin Willow Diggory, and all their adopted aunts and uncles.
The Daily Prophet, 26 August 1984: Peter Pettigrew to Receive Lawmaker's Award
Peter Pettigrew, 1981 graduate of the College of Magical Law in Edinburgh, received the prestigious Lawmaker's Award for his work lobbying and working towards equal treatment of all magical beasts and beings. He is close friends with the noted successful werewolf Remus Lupin, who was also recognized as being an integral part of the movement towards true magical equality.
The Daily Prophet, 19 September 1985
Mr and Mrs Regulus Black welcomed their first daughter at midnight last night at St. Mungo's Hospital. Cressida Lyra Black is welcomed by her parents, her Uncle Sirius, grandparents Timothy and Collette Winston, and all her adopted aunts and uncles. They named Sirius Black and Jacqueline Clearwater as the godparents.
The Daily Prophet, 9 August 1987
Mr Sirius Orion Black and Miss Jacqueline Penny Clearwater married yesterday in a beautiful ceremony held at the Prince Estate in Lancashire. Nearly a hundred people were in attendance. Remus Lupin was the Best Man, and Emily Black the Matron of Honor. Sirius is the assistant Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Jacqueline is a mid-level Ministry employee in the Department of Magical Games and Sports, with aspirations to be the Department Head in the future.
The Daily Prophet, 5 April 1988
Mr Renly Holmes and Miss Kenna Andrews were married yesterday at the Ravenwood Estate, with a gathering of one hundred and fifty guests. Renly is the younger son of Lord Salvador and Lady Henrietta Holmes. Kenna is the daughter of Killian and Emma Andrews. Renly is a consultant with the Ministry for various things, as our reporter cannot determine exactly what he does for a living. Kenna is a Healer at St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.
The Daily Prophet, 12 June 1988: Severus Prince Named Potions Academy Fellow
Experimental Potions Master and Inventor of the Wolfsbane, Severus Prince, has been named Potions Academy Fellow for his work on a Cruciatus Cure potion, which heals damaged nerves from exposure to extended Cruciatus curses. This is especially useful for victims of dark magic attacks by various would-be dark lords. Extended exposure to the Cruciatus usually strips away all sense of identity, and turns the victims insane. Master Prince has also developed a spell (taxing, but useful when a potion is not available) that has the same soothing effect on the nerves in the brain, preventing overstimulation and thus saving the victim from certain insanity. The potion is one of profound healing, restoring and replacing, in some cases, damaged nerve endings. This problem is thankfully not widespread, but Master Prince had personal reasons for pursuing such a potion.
The Daily Prophet, 1 February 1989
Mr and Mrs Sirius Black welcomed a son in the early hours of this morning at St. Mungo's Hospital. Cetus Leo is welcomed by his parents, his Uncle Regulus and Aunt Emily, cousin Cressida, grandparents Richard and Katharine Clearwater, and all his adopted aunts and uncles.
The Daily Prophet, 18 February 1990
Mr and Mrs Renly Holmes welcomed a daughter, Alexandria Margaery is welcomed by her parents, grandparents Salvador and Hannah Holmes, Aunt Violet Holmes and Uncle Siger Holmes, cousins Mycroft and William Holmes, and the Tonks family, who are close friends, as well as her adopted aunts and uncles.
The Daily Prophet, 1 September 1994: Triwizard Tournament Reinstated
The Ministry of Magic is pleased to announce the reinstatement of the Triwizard Tournament. After many months of meetings and discussions with officials from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, and the Durmstrang Institute, it has been decided that the Tournament will be held at Hogwarts. The rules have been changed to protect the students participating, and each task will have teams of emergency mediwizards on hand. The Tournament has Jacqueline Black to thank for its successful organization, as her efforts in bringing Durmstrang and Beauxbatons to agreement was instrumental.
The Daily Prophet, 24 June 1995: The Triwizard Champion!
The Hogwarts Champion, Cedric Diggory, has won the Triwizard Tournament! He takes home 1000 Galleons of prize money, as well as his name in the record books. Second place went to the Durmstrang champion, Viktor Krum, and Beauxbatons came last, with Fleur Delacour. Better luck next time!
The Daily Prophet, 27 December 1996
Mr Remus John Lupin and Miss Nymphadora Vulpecula Tonks were married on Christmas Eve in a ceremony held at the Prince Estate in Glastonbury. Tonks, who prefers to go by her surname, is the daughter of Andromeda and Ted Tonks. Remus Lupin is the son of Lyall and Hope Lupin. Tonks completed her Auror training in 1994, graduating in the top five percent of her class. She was three years old when she suffered a bite from the infamous werewolf known as Fenrir Greyback, who was also the werewolf that bit Mr Lupin when he was five years old. Remus owns and operates his own shop in Diagon Alley, Lupin's Books & Beans, which he runs with former classmate and good friend Jacqueline Black.
The Daily Prophet, 3 January 1998
Mr and Mrs Remus Lupin welcomed a son yesterday at St. Mungo's Hospital. Edward Remus Lupin is welcomed by his loving parents, who insist that their son will be known as "Teddy" unless he gets into trouble, grandparents Lyall and Hope Lupin, grandparents Andromeda and Ted Tonks, and all his adopted aunts and uncles.
The Daily Prophet, 15 July 2006
Longtime Headmaster Albus Dumbledore announced his retirement from Hogwarts yesterday in a press conference held on the front steps of the castle. He named his deputy, Minerva McGonagall, as his successor. When inquired, he said that he plans to take a long trip through the Mediterranean countries soaking up sun and relaxing.
The Daily Prophet, 31 July 2006
Sirius Black, assistant Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts and Head of Gryffindor House has been announced as Minerva McGonagall's replacement as full time Transfiguration Professor. Deputy Headmaster Pink said that Black is the most qualified Transfiguration teacher he's seen besides McGonagall in all his years teaching.
I love you, Severus, forever.
I love you, Lily, always.
A/N Final: Thank you for 5 years of encouragement, reviews, and love. If you want to know who killed James, shoot me a PM.