N/A: Officially the last chapter. It's been an amazing journey! Thank you for the support! The new story is called 'Leaves of Grass' and the Prologue should be on in a few hours. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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#47 - Epilogue
It was snowing when Lily opened her eyes that morning. She brushed her hand through her James usually slept and it was empty. That made her wake up fully. She sat up and scratched her green eyes, than browsed the dark bedroom for clues as to where her husband might be at this time. Eight-thirty. Too early. Lily sighed and finally got up, putting on her morning robe and fluffly slipper, and making her way to the kitchen for breakfast.
The kitchen table was all set filled with all kinds of delicious food, coffee, juice, everything! The plates were the fancy ones they had registered for when they got married and the cutelry was all bright and polished. James stood next to it, smiling widely at her, his hair a mess and his eyes sparkly.
'Morning, love.' He said in a rusky voice which Lily atributed to the cold he was the coming down with.
'Good morning, honey! This is beautiful!' she said, running towards him and locking him in a loving hug.
'Merry Christmas...' he said, kissing her ear-lobe. 'And Happy Anniversary, too.'
Lily giggled and kissed him deeply. 'Happy Anniversary, James!'
'Go on, have your breakfast, darling!' he said, sitting her on the table and putting all sorts of good-looking pastry on her plate.
'Did you make all this?' she asked with an eyebrow raised. He chuckled.
'No! Are you crazy? I got it yesterday from that place we like...'
Lily sighed in relief and he threw a piece of bread at her.
'Hey, don't throw things at your wife!' she pouted. James laughed and shook his head.
After breakfast, they went to hang out at the sofa, watching some Christmas special on the telly. Well, James was watching, Lily had a goofy smile on her face as she looked at their Christmas Tree. James looked down at her and knocked on the top of her head.
'Hello, anybody there?' he asked. She shoved him and smiled.
'I'm just thinking you'll absolutely love my present for you!' she said with a smirk.
'You'll love mine more.' He said, defiantly. 'Oh, yeah! We have to open them!'
'You had forgotten until now?' asked Lily, shocked. 'But you never forget Christmas!'
'I guess I had more important things in my mind.' He winked. 'Me first!' he left her there and went to their bedroom, from where he returned holding an envelope. 'Here, happy Christmas!'
'An envelope?' she asked with a raised eyebrow. He motioned for her to open it and she did.
Inside the envelope there was a document. Lily read through it and her jaw dropped after every word, and her eyes filled with tears after she read the signature on the bottom.
'Oh my God!' she exclaimed. 'You got me a house?'
James smiled. 'I've been building it... It's not big, just a cottage in Godric's Hollow, but I thought it would be a nice place to start building a family...' he said and Lily got to her feet and wrapped her arms around his neck.
'This is the best present I've ever got! Thank you! I love you, honey!'
James looked at her fondely and cupped her face with both hands, bringing her close for a kiss. Minutes or years passed when the parted. They were both breathless.
'Now, what did you get me?' he asked, again in a defiant tone.
'Oh, mine's still better.' She said. Lily went to the tree and picked up a little box she'd put there two days before. It was small and rectangular with a golden bow on top of it. 'Here.'
James looked at it suspiciously, then shook it slightly, then undid the bow. He removed the lid and looked inside.
'Holy shit.' He said with the biggest smile in the world. 'You're kidding!' he looked at her and found the same huge smile on her face. 'We're having a baby?' he asked, picking up the pregnancy test inside the box and looking at it closely.
'Sweetie, that's gross...' Lily said with a chuckle.
'I don't care it's pee! It's my baby pee! A baby, Lils! We're having a cute little baby!'
Lily looked at his excitement and began to cry. She was so happy. Everything was perfect. Even with the war and the dangers they put themselves through everyday, coming home to him made her feel joyous and like flying. It was perfect. Just perfect.
'We're having a baby!' she nodded with a smile. James looked at her and his eyes were passionate. He wrapper his arms around her and they kissed.
Minutes later, their clothes were lying on the floor and they had retreated to the bedroom.
Hours later, they laid breathless on the bed. Lily had her arms around James's bare waist and had her head on his cheast. He stroked her shoulder and kissed the top of her head.
'What do you want to name him?' James asked suddely. Lily giggled. They were having a baby! She had found out a few days later, but it felt so much better finally telling him! Sharing this was magical, in the Muggle sense of the world.
'How could you possibly know it's a boy?' she asked. James chuckled.
'Oh, Lils... All first-born Potters are boys. It's just genetics...'
Lily shook her head and rolled her eyes, then shrugged.
'I dunno... Wait! Yes, I do! I know!'
James smiled. 'What?'
'Harry!' she said. 'Harry Potter!'
James looked down on her with both eyebrows raised. He looked choked-up. 'Really?' he asked.
'Yes... Your father was very important to me, and to you, obviously, so I'd like to honour him. Also, I want to name my child after the two bravest, most amazing men I've ever met. So our baby boy will be Harry James Potter.' She said and James smiled wider.
'God, I love you, Lily...'
Lily chuckled and pushed him on the back agains the bed.
'Shut up and kiss me, Potter.' She said and he did.
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N/A: Thank you for everything! Byeee!