A/N: Hello lovely readers, reviewers, subscribers! I've missed you dearly! I admit that I am a bad authoress and did not wrap up Alphonse and Gabriel's relationship. I wanted to incorporate that in this lead up chapter that goes to The Chronicles of Aella Knight. So am I using this chapter to advertise that story, maybe a little bit :) I thought all of you would like to know! Please go check it out after you read this! Also AS FOR A SEQUEL TO THE PRINCE'S KNIGHT! I have decided that I WILL be writing one. However, it will not come out until I finish The Chronicles of Aella Knight. Enjoy!
The Chronicles of Aella Knight
"I do not want to foresee the future. I am concerned with taking care of the present."
The Prince's Knight Afterword
Aella looked up from her potion making at her nephew in the doorway. He looked frazzled and worried. She motioned for him to come in and sit down at the lone chair in the room. Regretfully, it wasn't a very comfortable chair. Aella was past comfort; she had plenty of that when she was in school at Hogwarts. She waved her wand over her potion to put it in stasis and took a good look at Alphonse as he tried to get comfortable.
"Alphonse, aren't you supposed to be with Aaron and Alex to meet with Father?" she asked with a raised eyebrow. "You know it is a very important meeting since it is the first meeting since the Battle of Hogwarts and Elizabeth's betrayal."
"This is more important."
"What's on your mind?" she prompted.
Alphonse took a moment to gather his thoughts before speaking: "How do you tell someone that you like them?"
A tiny frown formed on his aunt's face as she spoke, "I'm not sure if I'm the person to answer that question. My romantic life wasn't very exciting, you know. I didn't tell my husband how I felt for a very long time."
"You mean Uncle-"
"Don't say his name!" Aella looked stricken, cutting of her nephew quickly.
"Sorry," Alphonse said sheepishly, "But Aunt Aella, I'm serious! I need help and Alex isn't helpful at all!"
Aella looked at her pouting nephew and sighed, "Why don't you just invite him to dinner and tell him? It is Gabriel, right?"
Alphonse nodded meekly, "Can you see if we're going to make it?"
"I suppose I can try. You know I cannot tell you any specific details."
Alphonse said something happily, but Aella didn't hear it as her eyes started to glow bright silver and she got lost in her vision.
Gabriel winced as he stood to his feet. The pressure in his lower back was horrible, worse than when Bellatrix cursed him. He rubbed his protruding belly as he fought back tears. Why wasn't Alphonse home yet? He needed him.
"Gabriel, are you ok?"
Gabriel sighed and nodded to his sister-in-law. Her dark eyes were shining with concern as she helped him to the couch in another room.
"Where is Alphonse?"
"He had to work late. An incident from straggling Death Eaters left quite an overflow at St. Mungo's. That's why I am here. He floo'd me while you were sleeping."
"Were you in constant back pain when you were carrying Scorpius?" he whined when another pain shot down his back.
Alex nodded, "I was. Scorpius was a difficult child to carry. Very finicky, like his father. It is much easier this time around."
Gabriel blinked as his brain caught up with what she said, "You're pregnant again!"
Alex smiled and nodded, "I just found out today. Draco doesn't know yet. I'm telling him in the morning."
"Why is my sister being congratulated?" a voice asked from the doorway.
"Al!" Gabriel exclaimed gleefully, holding his arms for a hug. Alphonse was across the room in seconds, leaning down and hugging his husband. He kissed Gabriel gently and touched his stomach, asking, "How is my little girl?"
"A pain in my back!"
Alphonse laughed, "But won't it be worth it when we see her beautiful face?!"
"Only if she takes after Gabriel," Alex muttered, looking away from the loving sight.
"Alex!" Gabriel interrupted Alphonse's protests, "Tell Al your news!"
"Draco and I are going to have another baby."
"Our children can be playmates!" Alphonse gushed, causing his sister to roll her eyes.
Aella blinked rapidly as she came out of the vision. She swayed a little bit, but steadied herself- quite used to the after effect of her visions after having years of them. She smiled at her nephew and nodded. He jumped up and hugged her tightly before leaving her potions room.
"Thank you! I'm going to talk to him now!" his voice followed behind him as he left.
"Your cousins will be here soon! Don't scare them with all that excitement!" she called after him.
"Ok!" his voice sounded from very far away.
Aella chuckled and shook her head.
"Almost reminds you of James, doesn't it?"
Aella flinched at the voice but nodded in agreement.
"Remember our years at Hogwarts? I miss them."
"Me too," Aella whispered, "And I miss you even more."
A/N: And that's that! The "hey come read this other story!" chapter with elements that I know some people wanted to see :) Please review and check out The Chronicles of Aella Knight. First chapter is already up, just for you guys :)