AN: Sorry, WillowBee for not mentioning you in my list of reviewers! I checked my email right after I updated so I didn't see your review until it was already published =/
You all are lovely: WillowBee, MayFairy, rolfshuvakomail, CakeLover,WritingDream, ., DayDreaming0f y0u, Jaisler, Book-Mania-Girl520 (The books never specified when in their seventh year they finally got together so that isn't cannon provided fact. I didn't have anything to write for either of their birthdays honestly. I had something for Lily but then scratched it out because it was right after Christmas break break and didn't fit in well in the story, so since I didn't write on hers I thought it would be odd to write on James's. I do understand where you're coming from, though. Kind of.), and Loslote
Stay tuned for a very long AN which I will most likely ramble incessantly in.
The morning of September thirty-first in seventy nine promised a beautiful day to come. The fall air was crisp and cool, but as the Sun's rays began to rise over the horizon and bathe the world with its warm light, the chilly air began to ebb away. The world seemed to be at peace, completely still, save for a rusty leaf drifting to the ground. This day was a very important one for James Potter and Lily Evans.
Why? They were to be married of course, at one o'clock that afternoon.
The morning was spent in last minute preparations, additions, and eager anticipation. The bridesmaids were busy fussing over each other's hair and makeup, but paying the most attention to the bride. Lily was glowing in her dress. It was simple, but complemented her slim figure perfectly. Her hair had been done in loose curls that cascaded down her back in auburn waves. Her makeup was simple and natural, using brown shadows and peachy tones on the lips and cheeks. A light coat of mascara made her electric eyes pop, and thin eyeliner enlarged their size even more.
James was in his room that he had shared with the groomsmen, his tuxedo only partially on, glasses laying carelessly on the table, and head in his hands. "I'm getting married…I'm getting married…I can't believe it…" he muttered into his palms. "It's alright," his best man, Sirius consoled him. "It happens to the best of us." He himself was engaged to the maid of honor, and were to be wed in a few months' time. James began pacing and it wasn't until Sirius and Peter dragged him out the door that he stopped.
The guest list had been somewhat short, and the venue had not been decorated too extravagantly, but the couple would not have had it any other way. It was outside, underneath the canopy of tall oak trees. There were bouquets of flowers all over, full of flowers that complemented the crimson, ginger, and yellow leaves. The bridesmaids wore cream knee length dresses with a deep red sash. The groomsmen's ties matched their sashes, and the party all looked their best. James stood waiting for his bride with a big smile stretched across his face. The violinist began to play Mendelsohn's wedding march, and all the heads turned around to see Lily.
She was hanging on to Remus's arm; she had asked him to walk her down the aisle almost immediately after James proposed, since her own father had passed away. He was honored, and had agreed to accompany her immediately. James's smile grew even wider, if possible. The ladies whispered to each other about how beautiful she looked in her dress. Remus stopped before the altar, gave her brief kiss on the cheek, and whispered a few words of encouragement in her ear before heading over to the other groomsmen.
The reverend began the ceremony, inwardly feeling glad that he was doing Lily's wedding right after her parents funeral, and happy for the change of mood. He was glad that she had been able to find happiness after their deaths. When he finally uttered the words "You may kiss the bride" James dove in and locked lips with his bride. She smiled into it, as did he, enjoying the cheers from their guests—the loudest of which was, unsurprisingly, from Sirius.
They rushed to take pictures, none of the smiles having to be forced but from genuine happiness. They danced the reception away, and couldn't be happier despite the blisters covering their feet from dancing in such uncomfortable shoes.
It was understandably the best day of Lily Evans—excuse me, Potter—and James Potter's lives, and promised a wonderful married life to come. They were, quite simply, perfect for each other.
AN: Get ready, because this is going to be long!
So yes, I decided to do the wedding. I know some people wanted their death, but it just didn't come out right, and I wanted this to have a happy ending after all the terrible things that had gone on. And sorry if it wasn't perfect, it didn't feel completely right—especially the ending—but it was the best I could do. So please don't complain.
Moving on, there are quite a few 'thank you's that are due! To anyone who has alerted, favorited, or reviewed, and stuck with me to the end, thank you so much. You really mean the world to me, and are the reason that I'm still writing this. I'd like to thank some specific people who have reviewed quite a few times (but not quite regularly) and given great support and encouragement, in no particular order: PaNaMo, alicenotinwonderland, ., Breezey03, Roseflower94, horseislove, TalonsandTeaLeaves, Nanabug, ShootinStar, In Love With Prongs, TWHATT18, AllieofGreenGables, and WillowBee. These next three people have reviewed almost every chapter, and have been a source of constant support: rolfshuvakomail, Loslote, and DayDreaming0f y0u and lastly, MayFairy has reviewed EVERY CHAPTER since the first. Thank you so much for taking the time to write great reviews every chapter! Sorry if I left you out in any of these categories, it's hard to determine who has reviewed more than who and whatnot. But again, thank you to every one of you who has supported by reading and/or reviewing
My next story is going to be less than ten chapters, and a series of letters between James and Lily over break. It's going to be humorous (I will try, but I'm no comedian) and I'm really excited for it! I'll try and get the first chapter up in about month, I'd like to have a few already written before I publish and take a little break from fanfiction before I start. Add me to your author alert if you think you might enjoy it!
This is really the end; you can take this off your alerts list. I've really enjoyed writing this, I feel like it's one of my best. Sure now that I look back there are things I'd like to improve, but I think it turned out alright.
I'd love to hear your last thoughts; this will be your last chance to review so if you haven't give it a go! If you have any questions, let me know and I'll get back to you.
Again, thank you all so much. I'll miss you all along with this story!