Epilogue: 10 years later
Harry Potter ran a hand nervously through his hair and pulled at the collar of his shirt. The August sun was beating down on him and he felt uncomfortably hot in his tuxedo. He looked to his left and saw that Tyler looked just as uncomfortable as him. He was fanning himself slightly with his hand but he paused and shot a grin at Harry when he caught his eye. Harry smiled meekly back and turned to look out into the audience. Just as he did so Ron and Hermione came strolling down the aisle, followed closely by Neville and Luna, and finally Noah and Jackie, the former of whom high fived Harry before taking his place next to Neville on Harry's left. Harry smiled when Teddy and Emma rounded the corner and began to make their way up the aisle, Caitlin tossing flowers as she went. Teddy's hair was Potter black for the occasion and he looked as though he could be Emma's twin.
It all suddenly became very real to Harry. He was getting married. Today. In a matter of seconds it would be Ginny and Arthur who rounded the corner and then he would be a married man! The thought brought a smile to his face but also kicked his nerves into full gear. However all his thoughts were forgotten when he caught a glimpse of Ginny in her wedding dress. She looked absolutely radiant and she beamed at him, vanishing any worries that he had. She reached the front and unhooked her arm from Arthur's, reaching instead to grasp Harry's hands.
"You look beautiful." He whispered, leaning close to her ear. "I love you."
"I love you too." She whispered back, her smile growing, if possible, larger. They turned their attention to the wizard before them who was ministering the ceremony. As the ceremony proceeded Harry completely forgot about how nervous he had been seconds ago, and how hot he was in his tuxedo, and focused solely on Ginny. Soon the words he'd been waiting to hear were uttered.
"I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride." Applause broke out across the lawn of the Burrow as he leaned in and shared his first kiss with Ginny as husband and wife. He was now officially a married man. Something that was weird for him to say, even mentally. He clasped Ginny's hand in his and turned to the face the crowd, finding the faces of his family in the first row. Sirius beamed at him, his arm around Hallie who was wiping a tear from the corner of her eye. Remus sat next to her, his son Teddy on his lap, and his very pregnant wife Tonks on his other side. Harry's identical twin brothers Lucas and Leo, who were about to celebrate their 10th birthdays, caught Harry's eye and waved enthusiastically. He was searching the crowd for his final sibling when he felt something wrap around his legs and looked down to see Emma grinning up at him. Harry chuckled and lifted her up, placing her on his hip.
"You were a beautiful flower girl." He told the four year old, placing a kiss on her nose. She giggled and reciprocated the kiss.
"You were a handsome groom."
"Why thank you." Harry said with a chuckle.
"Hi Mrs. Potter." Emma said, turning to Ginny. Ginny laughed.
"I like the sound of that Miss Black."
"Me too." Emma said, laying her head on Harry's shoulder. Harry leaned towards her and whispered something in her ear. Emma perked up immediately, and nodded enthusiastically at her older brother. Ginny gave Harry a questioning look but before he could answer Emma began to address the audience. "Ladies and Gentlemen, may I introduce, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Potter!" The crowd broke into applause once more and Harry and Ginny headed down the aisle, Emma still perched on Harry's hip. The bridesmaids and groomsmen followed and then the crowd itself. Twenty minutes later the reception was in full swing and Harry found himself searching for Sirius in the crowd.
"Prongslet!" Harry turned to see that Sirius had found him first.
"Padfoot!" Harry said, wrapping his arms tightly around his Dad.
"My son, Harry Potter, a married man." Sirius sniffed, wiping a fake tear from the corner of his eye. "I never thought I'd see the day!"
"Glad you had so much faith in me Dad." Harry said with a chuckle. "Where's Mum?" He continued, craning his neck to search the crowd.
"She went to find Em a different pair of shoes. Hers were uncomfortable apparently." Sirius said, rolling his eyes. "Speaking of where people are, you haven't seen Luke and Leo have you?"
"Nope. But I'd follow the noise of firecrackers or the smell of dungbombs. Check under the tables as well, they like to reach out and grab people. I have to admit that people's reactions are pretty funny."
"Great." Sirius said, throwing his hands up, a slight smirk on his face.
"They are their father's sons."
"Yeah well Noah never acted like this."
"He inherited a um different quality." Harry said, coughing awkward. He nodded towards Noah, who at the moment had his tongue down his girlfriend's throat. Sirius followed his gaze and groaned.
"Oi! Noah! Get a room!" He yelled, causing a couple people in the vicinity to giggle. Noah and Caitlin sprang apart, but rather than being abashed at being called out Noah just smirked at his father and grabbed Caitlin's hand, pulling her through the crowd behind him. Sirius turned to Harry. "I better go follow him and make sure he's not actually listening to my suggestion. Hallie will have a cow if she finds them. Congrats again mate. I'm so proud of you."
Harry shook his head as his godfather ran off into the crowd. Moments later Tyler came up to him. He'd lost his jacket and his tie hung loosely around his neck. He clapped Harry on the shoulder and grinned at him.
"Congrats mate." He said. "Wizard weddings are way better than muggle ones by the way. I mean you have an actual giant here! Unbelievable."
"He's half giant actually." Harry said, chuckling at his friend's amazement.
"Whatever. He's still like 10 feet tall." Tyler said, shaking his head. "How does it feel to be a married man?"
"Not much different." Harry admitted with shrug.
"No duh. You and Ginny were practically married before this little shindig. I swear I never saw you two apart."
"It was the war. It messed with everything." Harry said solemnly. Tyler's smile faded and he nodded his head, unable to find words to say. Luckily their silence was broken when Teddy and Emma came bounding up to them, Victoire toddling behind them. Teddy's hair was blonde, Victoire's favorite as it was the color of her own hair.
"Uncle Harry, Uncle Tyler!" He shouted gleefully. "Did I do a good job as Wing Bearer?" He asked, grinning at them.
"Ring Bearer." Harry corrected and Teddy frowned.
"Wing Bearer. That's what I said."
"Yes Teddy you did a wonderful job. Best Wing Bearer there is!" Tyler said, scooping up the little boy and proceeding to tickle him.
"Was I good flower girl?" Emma asked, eyeing Teddy jealously.
"Of course sweetheart." Harry answered, lifting his sister and goddaughter. Emma beamed and wrapped her arms tightly around his neck.
"Victoire up too!" The two year old whined, frowning from her spot on the ground. Harry chuckled and lifted Victoire up onto his other hip, grateful that neither of them was very heavy.
"Harry?" Emma asked. "Now that you're married are you going to stop living with us?"
"Yeah Emma. But I won't live too far away and whenever you're missing me you can ask Mum, Dad, Lucas, or Leo to floo you over to my house."
"Daddy says when I'm 5 he might let me floo by myself!"
"Well then I expect a visit from you in January Emma Lucia."
"I'll be there Harry James." Emma said, grinning at her favorite brother. Harry grinned back but turned away when he heard a giggle and he looked over to see Teddy perched on Tyler's shoulders, arms wrapped tightly around the older boy's head, squealing with laughter as Tyler spun quickly in circles.
"Me too Harry!" Emma exclaimed, noticing Teddy as well.
"Me too!" Victoire added.
"Not now guys. I'm going to go find my wife but if you go find Noah he may be up to it." Harry said, placing the two girls on the ground. Emma took Victoire's hand and took of into the crowd, shouting Noah's name as she went. Harry took off as well, but in the opposite direction and finally found Ginny speaking to her mother and father.
"Hey Gin." He said, coming up beside her and wrapping an arm around her waist.
"Hey Husband." Ginny said with a giggle.
"I'll never get tired of hearing that."
"I'll never get tired of saying it."
"Congratulations Harry." Arthur piped up, coughing awkwardly.
"Now I like the sound of that." Arthur exclaimed, pulling Harry into a hug. "I couldn't think of anyone better for my daughter."
"It means a lot to hear you say that." Harry said, grinning at the balding wizard.
"Welcome to the family Harry." Molly said, pulling him into a hug as well.
"Thanks Mum." Hearing Harry say this brought tears to Molly's eyes and she grinned at Harry one last time before bustling off with her husband to go check on the food inside.
"This is overwhelming." Ginny said, motioning to the hundreds of people that had come to attend their wedding.
"That's what you get for marrying the Chosen One." Harry said with a smirk.
"You prat." Ginny said, hitting him across the arm, a smile on her face. "Anyways think we can ship out early. I can't wait for our honeymoon."
"Believe me baby neither can I." Harry said, waggling his eyebrows. Ginny hit him again but a small laugh escaped her. "So you want to ditch our own wedding reception? Don't you think people will notice that we're gone?"
"You forgot someone has an invisibility cloak."
"Yeah that will get us out of here but they'll go to cut the cake and be like where's the bride and groom?"
"True. I'm just tired of people I don't know coming up and offering their congratulations." Ginny said with a grown.
"It'll be worse when we have a baby. I was serious when I said it was you got for marrying the Chosen One."
"I know. But it was worth it." Ginny said, standing on her tiptoes to give him a kiss. "So we can't leave?"
"Nope." Harry said with a laugh. He took Ginny's hand in his. "But I won't leave your side the whole night. I promise."
"You're the best Harry."
"That's what I've been told." Harry said, smirking once again. Ginny laughed again and the two set out through the crowd to make their way to the dance floor. He took Ginny's hand in his and placed a hand on her waist. "Now I'm rubbish at dancing so don't laugh."
"I won't I promise."
"Good." Harry whispered. As they swayed to the music the dance floor slowly started to fill. Hallie and Sirius were the first to join them, followed closely by Remus and Tonks and Noah and Caitlin. Even Teddy and Emma came up, glancing at the adults repeatedly to mirror what they were doing. When the song ended Sirius approached Harry, a sad smile on his face.
"Your Mum and Dad would be so proud." He told Harry. Harry smiled and glanced up at the sky, now orange with sunset, before turning back to Sirius.
"They are proud."