A/N: *Sigh* The end has come. I hope you have enjoyed reading this story as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I will be starting a new Phan fiction ^-^ and will be attempting to write a fanfiction from the HP realm. Please Read and Review! Thanks!



Ten years later

Erik put his arm around Laila as they sat on the porch swing. She turned and kissed his scared cheek. He had grown comfortable around their home and around their close friends that he no longer wore his mask around them. He no longer felt the need to hide his face in their presence. He pushed a foot against the ground to set the swing into gentle motion. "I love you," he whispered in her ear, causing her to smile.

"I love you too." She giggled as she watched their beautiful daughter playing with her best friend. Alaine's genes had taken Erik's disfigurement and had spread it across her left jaw. It had also given her a small case of her mother's skin condition. She had grown up with both parents' love and support and had never suffered from feeling unloved. Now as a young girl of eight, she was as carefree as any child. She was best friends with Meg and Ames's nine year old son, Chayson.

Laila rested her head on Erik shoulder as she watched her daughter play. She had inherited her brown hair and Erik's blue eyes. Chayson had dark blond hair and had inherited his father's green eyes. They were so cute together. It was good the two families lived so close as the two friends were nearly inseparable.

The two families often went to see the opera, sitting in box five which Erik had remained in possession of. Mme. Giry continued to work at the opera but often visited the Roux family and the Destler family.

"Chayson! Time for dinner!" Meg called from the open door to her home. Chayson waved goodbye to Alaine and ran to his mother. Alaine walked the short distance to her own parents and her father scooped her up and sat her on his lap.

"How's my darling girl?" he asked, rubbing noses with her.

"I'm wonderful," she answered, giggling.

He gave her a hug before putting his arm back around Laila. Alaine put her hand on her mother's stomach. "When is the baby coming?" she asked.

"In two more months, sweetheart."

Alaine pouted. "I want it to be here now, Mama!" Her parents chuckled at her. "What?"

"It will be here before you know it," Laila said comfortingly. Alaine sighed.

"Come. Let's go eat supper."

"Yay!" Alaine exclaimed, jumping off her father's lap and running into the house. Erik stood up and helped Laila to her feet.

"I love you," he said, kissing her cheek.

"I love you too."


A/N: I'm considering writing a story with Alaine and Chayson. Let me know if you would like to hear more from them. Anyways... Hoped you enjoyed this story. Love you all!