Disclaimer: Sadly, I do not own any of the Harry Potter characters, except the plot and some ocs later on. All belongs to the wonderful JK Rowling.
King's Cross was crowded as the family of four made their way to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters. "I want to go! I want to go now!" The young red-headed girl with bushy hair wailed as she trailed after her mother.
Rose gazed fondly at her daughter. "Alexis, your time will come."
"Two more years, Lexi," Their son, Derek, added not very helpfully.
"Two years is a long time," she whined, wiping a tear from her eyes as the Hogwarts Express came into view.
Derek had dropped slightly back from the rest of his family. Scorpius turned to Rose. "You go on ahead, Rosie," he whispered to her, "I'll see what's troubling Derek. It must be the Houses again."
Rose nodded, pulling on Alexis's hand. "Let's go find Rebecca and Howard, Lexi. Al and Claire should be here any minute." After many years, Al and Claire had finally made up their relationship. Lexi looked slightly brighter as she followed her mother away.
Scorpius stopped beside Derek as his wife left with Lexi. "I can see something's troubling you, Der," he said softly. "You can tell me what's wrong."
He sighed, gazing at his father. "What House will I be Sorted into, dad? Will it be Slytherin or Gryffindor? Or Ravenclaw?"
"It really doesn't matter what House you're in, Derek. Your mother and I will always love you," Scorpius soothed him, "Besides, your mother was in Gryffindor. And she's one of the bravest I've ever met. I was a Slytherin, and well, I won't say anything about myself. Even if you were in Ravenclaw...that wouldn't be such a bad choice. We'll never forgive you if you end up in Hufflepuff, however," he added as an afterthought.
"Very cruel, Scorpius, very cruel," Al remarked, joining the Malfoys.
"Becca! Howard!" Derek greeted the Potters, straightening himself.
It was Howard's first year at Hogwarts, too. He grinned at Derek nervously, and Derek smirked slightly in response. He was the exact copy of his father. Even the smirk. Rose smiled, watching her children. They hadn't broken just one Malfoy tradition, but two. Not only was Derek not named after a constellation, Rose and Scorpius decided on a second child two years later. Alexis. "Well, how are you, my favorite cousin and my favorite cousin-in-law?" Al asked.
"We're both wonderful," Rose answered, putting a hand on his shoulder. Claire shook hands with Rose politely. "You?"
"Perfectly happy to be getting rid of one child, at least."
Rose slapped his arm. "Al!"
"Come on, cousin, you know I didn't mean it," he said. Then he suddenly narrowing his eyes and nodded to a point some yards away. "Look who it is."
It was Bellatrix and her husband, here with their daughter.
"So that's little Anita," Scorpius breathed as Bellatrix turned to them with a scowl. She certainly hadn't changed one bit over the years. "Make sure you beat her on every test, Derek."
"Thank Merlin you have both your father and your mother's brains," Al commented, amusement glittering in his eyes.
Rose wasn't pleased as she folded her arms across her chest. "Scorpius, Al, don't turn them on each other before school even starts! Look what happened to us!" She still remembered her father warning her not to go off marrying pure-bloods. And now, she was the wife of one. Perhaps she had fell for him after deciding to be rebellious.
"We ended up falling in love," Scorpius said, helping Derek lift his trunk onto the train.
"They might, too," Al teased, saying his final good-bye to Howard.
Alexis and Rebecca giggled, while Derek and Howard stayed solemn. "They're too young," Rose scolded her cousin. "It's too early for them to understand."
"At least if they do, you and Scorp can give them all the advice they need," Al added, "You two have all the experience."
Rose felt her cheeks burn. Shaking Al's suggestion away, Scorpius and Rose joined the other parents saying their final words of wisdom. Rose felt Scorpius put an arm around her comfortingly. "Oh, and Der! We'll write to you as many times a week as you want!"
"Not that many times!" He yelled back, embarrassed. "It'll ruin my reputation as a Malfoy!"
Rose stared back. "What? Like not getting too many letters from your parents count toward your cold and arrogant attitude?" She knew him enough to expect his retort to be, "Who said I was cold and arrogant?"
But Howard leaned out the window next to Derek before he could reply. "Lexi! I'll send you a Hogwarts toilet seat, if that'll make you feel any better!"
"Ew, that's disgusting!" Lexi called, laughing as she waved at her brother and Howard.
"Derek will be fine," Scorpius murmured to Rose, reassuring himself as much as her.
"I know," she answered as the train rolled out of the platform.
Rose's hand was still in the air from her wav; her thought no longer on her children but on the man beside her.
She was a Weasley. Scorpius was a Malfoy. But now, she was no longer Rose Weasley. She was Rose Malfoy. And she was proud to be. Because no matter how complicated her life had been, she had endured it, and she was happy now...
...together with Scorpius, as his wife...
As the couple stood, side by side, there was only one question left in her mind:
What do you think of me now, dad?
A/n: Ah, yes. The final chapter. And as for the names... well, I wanted Rose and Scorpius's children to have the same first letter as Draco and Astoria, so I came up with Derek and Alexis (which, as I read somewhere, was the same with Rose and Hugo and Ron and Hermione). And Howard (I couldn't think of another H name)-Hugo/Hermione, and Rebecca-Rose/Ron.
I really don't think there will be a sequel, unless it'll be about the third generation, or maybe a deeper look into Al's relationship with Claire? Since it wasn't that explained in this story...
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