Hello, everyone! Sorry for making you wait so long, but I'd very much appreciate reviews for this final chapter. Hope you like it! :)
Mr. Snape and Ms. Evans,
Congratulations. You have found the person with whom you needed to continue on your journey. You have been placed in the "Special Cases" area of Heaven. Not many spirits are allowed here.
This is how it works: You will be allowed to live your life again here. You will return to the age where the crossroads in your life paths split you from one another. It is a privelage to be here for not many are allowed this sort of second chance. The only reason you are allowed is that you were both meant to live a long time by each other's side, but outside events forced you apart.
You will discover that anything is possible here, just as it is on Earth.
*six years later*
A little cottage stood tucked away in a glen. The clearest of water ran beside it in the form of a gurgling stream. A couple deer stepped quietly between the trees, grazing at the green grass. Birds chirped sleepily in their nests, the sun just rising. Movement could be spotted in the house.
"Daddy, Mummy, wake up." A little redheaded girl climbed on the lump laying in the middle of a bed and a low groan came from it.
"Five more minutes, little one." A head of tousled black hair raised and the man yawned, then smiled softly at the girl.
"Daddy, please." she looked at him with her big chocolate brown eyes and slipped under the blankets, tucking herself between the pair. Severus laid back down slowly, and Lily blinked her eyes open reluctantly, mumbling
"Amelia, it's early..." Severus chuckled and sat back up, drawing the little girl to his chest. He leaned over to give Lily a soft kiss on her forehead before getting out of bed, yawning as he did. Amelia laid her head on his shoulder, and he rubbed her back as he walked barefoot into the kitchen and set some coffee on to brew. Amelia kissed his neck softly and nuzzled her perfect little nose into his neck.
"And how did you sleep, 'Melia?" She drew her thin arms around his neck and mumbled,
"I had a bad dream."
"A bad dream?" She nodded and Severus frowned slightly.
"What happened?" He sat down with her on a soft red couch, shifting her so he could cradle her better. She snuggled into his belly, as she closed her eyes and shook her head stubbornly.
Just like her mother.
"Come on, sweetheart, you can tell me." His voice had a special gentle tone when he spoke to his four year old. He used a tone similar to it with Lily, but with her there was always a little fear. Fear that he would wake up and he back on that bloody floor or his father would be standing menacingly over him, and his throat would constrict at the thought. Lily always reassured him. Even when he was especially upset, there was always one way she knew she could reassure him. As Amelia sniffled, Severus was brought back to reality, and the image of smooth thighs and sparkling green eyes faded. He hated when Amelia was upset.
"I had a dream that I was alone in a very dark room. I was crying and I kept shouting for you and Mummy, but you didn't come. I was so scared. Why didn't you come for me?" He frowned, kissing her cheek.
"I'm sorry. We would always come for you, you know. Don't worry about it. Nothing can hurt you here. I promise." She nodded, closing her eyes again. Severus sighed softly, leaning back against the couch cushion.
"I promise." She looked up at him and held out her baby finger.
"Pinky?" He chuckled very softly and nodded, linking his pinky with hers.
"I pinky promise. I love you." She smiled, her hands clutching his shirt.
"Love you too, Daddy." She sighed quietly, and relaxed against him as she startd to drift off to sleep again, not even caring when the beep sounded for his coffee. He checked the clock. 3 AM. He closed his eyes, his arms secure around Amelia as he layed his head back on the couch cushion for a couple more hours of sleep. He hardly noticed when a lithe warm body pressed against him, but his free arm instinctively wrapped around her and pulled her close. He smiled as he felt her lips brush against him jaw and he tilted his head ever so slightly to kiss her. She let out a little contented breath and snaked her arms around his waist, whispering
"You're such a softie."
"Oh, shut it." She giggled quietly, murmurng against his skin
"Whatever. You love your daughter and she loves you. I love my softie Slytherin." He smirked, kissing her forehead and whispering back,
"And I love my silly Gryffindor."
"Forever?" He linked his pinky with hers.
Love you all!