1 month later.

No one knew how to react to the deaths of Clare and Carolyn, they didn't want to accept the fact that they were gone, it had hit the girls harder than James, Remus and Sirius but it was Snape who was suffering the most, especially since he had to explain to his daughter that her mother was never coming back and for the first time ever the Marauders actually felt genuinally sorry for him, even they admitted that they wouldn't wish it on anyone, even him.

"You know what tomorrow is?" Snape asked his daughter, tears forming in his eyes

She nodded, looking up at him terrified. She was three years old and was gonig through unimaginable pain. She was scared that her dad was going to leave her as well. She didn't quite understand it all.

"Night sweetie." He kissed her forehead and as he walked out of the room, she began to cry. He turned round.

"Daddy, please don't leave me." She sobbed.

He went back to her bed and hugged her tightly.

"I promise I won't." He whispered to her, stroking her her.

He rocked her gently in his arms for a while until she fell asleep. Tears slipped down his cheeks, she was so innocent yet she now had to grow up without her mother, this was the one thing that terrified him, although he was grieving because he had lost the one person who he had loved and been loved in return, he was more concerned with the fact Alafair was going to grow up without Carolyn. More tears spilled out of his eyes when he took out a photograph from his pocket, something he had kept there since they had left Hogwarts, in it was the two of them laughing and looking like they were enjoying themselves, it tore him apart to look at it now, and to make it worse the Ministry was no closer to finding who did it, even though they knew but they wouldn't believe the words of seven teenagers because there was no proof that Peter Pettigrew had done it even if he had threatened to do it. He left the room quietly becauzse he didn't want his daughter to see him crying. He took a bottle of Firewhiskey and drank the whole bottle, it couldn't solve anything but it suppressed the pain he was feeling. He'd had people asking him how he was doing and that they were there for him but he didn't want anyone's help or pity. Burying his head into a pillow, he sobbed, letting grief take him. The only thing he wanted to do was to take his wand and end it all but he couldn't bring himself to do it.


A joint funeral had been decided on, for the simple fact that no one, including the families couldn't handle having two. The morning had come but no one wanted it to arrive, it was the reality that it was actually happening, everyone desperately hoping that it was a nightmare that they were going to wake from, instead it was a living nightmare that was all too real.

At Sirius' and Lily's place no one said anything until the girls left the room to go the bathroom. It was Sirius who spoke first.

"They need to find him." He muttered, "I can't take this anymore, knowing he's done it but no one will do anything about it."

"They won't though, that's the problem." James said, "I can't believe he'd do something like that."

"He was corrupted." Remus responded, "Lucius Malfoy and those Slytherins corrupted his mind and made him think we'd turned against him."

"They're not going to feel safe until he's caught are they?" James asked

The other two shook their heads.

"What about Snape?" Remus added, "He's lost Carolyn. I don't know what I'd do if I was in his position."

"He loved her." Sirius said, "Plain and simple, and as much as I hate him, I wouldn't want him to suffer like he is."

"Same here." James replied

They fell silent again once Lily, Hannah and Rachel came back into the room and they were ready to leave, well, not ready as such, more like they had to leave but didn't want to. When they arrived at the church, they saw a sea of people dressed in black. Fresh tears threatening to surface at any moment. They made their way to the entrance, they saw Snape by the door, slumped against the wall, his head in his arms.

"Hey." Lily whispered to him

He looked up at her, tears stained his cheeks. Lily pulled him into a hug and he practically fell into her arms because he felt to weak to stand properly.

"I've lost everything." He choked

"It's going to be okay." Lily said to him, but in a way that she was almost assuring herself that it was as well.

Snape shook his head.

"No it's not." his voice almost like a whisper, "First Carolyn and now Alafair."

"Why?"

"Carolyn's mother keeps saying after today she's having legal custody of her, that I can't see her anymore because I'm not fit to."

"She can't do that." Lily told him, "Trust me on this, but right now she's going to need you to be strong for her."

He nodded slightly and Lily handed him a tissue.

"I think we'll be needing a lot of these today."

She took hold of his hand.

"Come on, we have to go in."

As they went in, a small girl ran to them and straight into Snape's arms and she clung to them when they sat down at the back. The priest came out and said.

"We are here today to mourn the loss of Carolyn Sharpe and Clare Wells. Both have been taken before their time, both too young to die. No parent should outlive their children and no child should have to grow up without a mother. These two young women were best friends and were killed mercilessly. They will never be forgotten by family, friends and anyone else who knew them."

People began to break down and cry, there was a few short prayers said and then Clare's mother said a small piece about both Clare and Carolyn. Snape had been going to do one but couldn't bear saying a word of what he wanted to, about how much he loved Carolyn and how much he would miss her. On this day there was an agreement for old wounds and bad feelings to rest for this mourning period. There was a sobre feeling amongst the group as they couldn't help thinking, this is it this make it all permanent we really have to let go of them. Sobs a fresh filled the girls and lumps rose in the guys throats as they were hit with a fresh sense of grief.

At the end of the service however sparks did fly.

"You're not taking my daughter!" Snape shouted, "You of all people should know what it's like to have your daughter taken away from you!"

"You'll never be able to take care of her!" Carolyn's mother retorted, "And you certainly were never good enough for my daughter."

"She hated you! You ruined her life and she hated you for it!"

"You'll never be a good father to her."

"Well you never made a fantastic mother but there we go."

Neither noticed the girls plus the Marauders come up behind them. Neither would have expected what was saisd next to be said either.

"Excuse me Ms Sharpe but as much I hate the guy, he'd never let anything happen to Alafair." Sirius said, "And were do you get off critising him? At your daughter's funeral!"

"And he's right, she did hate you." Remus added, "Now leave the poor man to grieve."

Snape looked at them with a look of thanks.

"It'll get better you know." James told him, "Trust me, I know."

The girls pulled him into a hug and said to him

"We'll see you soon, and you can come for Christmas."

They said their goodbyes and slowly walked out into the world, wondering if justice was ever going to be done.


ok it's like so totally over and I did not know where to end it or how to so I am so sorry for that! (;-() I've been doing this for over a year! Hope you will read the sequel (No clue to what it will be called yet) and you will have to wait and see about the storyline. I hope you enjoyed.