Part Four: A Camden Wedding
A Few Months Later
"I don't think I can breathe in this dress." Jade said to Draco before they walked down the aisle. Draco looked down her dress, seeing the swell of her breasts from the tight dress.
"You were measured for the second time for the same dress a week ago. Someone's putting on a little weight." Draco said tracing across her breast.
"Maybe we can dump this wedding for a few minutes and see how many calories you can burn off to ease that dress." Draco said, kissing her neck.
"No kissy, kissy time! The wedding's just about to start and Draco's already here, ready to rip that dress right off of you." Andres said, twirling around in his tuxedo. He eyed Draco and Jade couldn't blame him. Draco was wearing a black tuxedo with a black shirt and a black silk tie. His long hair was slicked back and he smelled great.
"BAHAHAHA!" Andres laughed.
Jade flinched but Draco narrowed his eyes at Andres.
"Great, so I'll check to see how the bride is holding up." Andres said.
"Good…you do that." Draco said. Andres left as quickly as he came and Jade giggled.
"What's so funny?" Draco asked, bringing his playful mood back. He wrapped his arm around her and leaned against her.
"Your Mum and Gary are about to get married. Can you at least be a gentleman and hold out until after the ceremony is over?" Jade asked.
Draco unzipped the back of her dress and Jade felt instant relief and the air traveling back to her lungs.
"Wow that feels good." Jade said seeing Draco's eyes darken.
"That's not the only thing I can do to make you feel good." Draco whispered.
"You think I don't know that?" Jade asked.
Andres clapped his hands and pointed to Jade and Draco.
"We'll start in approximately 30 seconds, Draco get to your Mum to walk her down the aisle, Jade…just stand there and look dashing." Andres said seeing Jade nod.
"Look dashing…no sweat." Jade said. Draco kissed Jade on the cheek and left.
Soon after the music started playing and Jade walked down the aisle with Gary's Best Man and longtime best friend Neil.
"You look absolutely charming my dear. If you weren't with Draco Malfoy, I would have fixed you up with my son…he's a Healer you know." Neil said.
Jade politely smiled and could understand why Draco never liked Neil. Neil kissed Jade's cheek and they separated, watching the flower girls sprinkle white and red rose petals down the aisle. Bilius, Aunt Muriel, Molly and Arthur were sitting with Ginny, Hermione, Ron and waved at Jade who smiled back. The music stopped playing and everyone braced themselves for the bride.
The soft and melodious tune of Canon in D filled the chapel and the doors swung open to reveal a beautiful and ageless Narcissa Malfoy, soon to be Narcissa Camden walk down the aisle with Draco by her side. Jade bit her lip, ordering herself not to cry as she saw Narcissa smile brightly and tears of joy running down her face. Jade looked over to Gary whose eyes were red rimmed, trying to keep his poise.
Weddings were so emotional for Jade. To see two people finally unite in the presence of their loved ones and a cake to eat in the end made everything sob worthy for Jade. She looked over at Draco who looked calm but there were hints of strong emotions which were hidden deep inside of him that were barely touching the surface. He kissed his mother's cheek and handed her to Gary.
"I trust you." Draco said clapping Gary's shoulder who grinned back at Draco.
The Minister started the wedding ceremony and Jade watched Narcissa and Gary exchange vows. She heard someone blowing their nose and looked over to Ginny, Hermione, Molly and Bilius wiping their eyes with tissue.
"You have declared before all of us that you will live together in marriage. You have made special promises to each other, which have been symbolized by the joining of hands, taking of vows and the giving and receiving of two rings. I now pronounce you to be husband and wife. Now that the ceremony is over and the experience of living day by day is about to begin, go and meet it gladly. Mr. Camden, you may kiss the bride."
Gary and Narcissa kissed and everyone burst into applause and cheers as they walked out, arm in arm. Jade followed with the rest and saw Draco kiss his mother and hug Gary.
"Dad." Draco said. Gary pulled away and put a hand on Draco's shoulder.
"Son." Gary said.
"Here comes everyone else, we need to move to the reception area." Narcissa said, adjusting her wedding gown with a full length train.
Draco smiled and turned around, seeing Jade leaning on a wall, watching him with the flowers still in her hands.
"Want me to help you out of that dress?" Draco asked seeing her grin.
"Aren't you sweet and considerate?" Jade asked, pulling him into a room.
Jade and Draco walked into the reception hall after they were done changing and met with Narcissa and Gary.
"Congratulations!" Jade said hugging Narcissa who had changed out of her wedding dress into another wedding dress that was lighter and easy to dance around in.
"Thank you so much Jade. You have no idea how my life has fallen into place. My entire family is happy, especially my boy." Narcissa said, looking at Draco who grinned.
"Maybe it's your time to walk down the aisle." Gary said to Jade and Draco who froze. Narcissa's eyes grew wide and she clapped her hands together.
"That's perfect! You both are up next! Oh I have the perfect dress for you Jade, it's in Milan with one of my close friends who is one of the most famous wedding dress designers. You'll love her." Narcissa said. Jade gaped at Narcissa like a fish and looked at Draco who shrugged.
"Well I don't know-" Jade started but was cut off by a few people who came by to congratulate Narcissa and Gary.
"Have you met my son and his fiancée Jade Weasley?" Narcissa asked proudly.
"Ah yes, I remember her. She was the Aurseize that used to work for the Ministry." One of the women said.
"Dangerous job." Another said.
"Well she's not an Aurseize anymore and whatever she wants to be, I have no objection. My son and Jade are in love and that's what matters right?" Narcissa asked, seeing them nod.
"Of course that's what matters! Oh we're so happy for you both." They said seeing Narcissa and Gary nod. Andres walked over and took Narcissa and Gary's hands.
"Sweetheart honey cocoa puffs, you both are ready to cut the cake."Andres said. Narcissa and Gary left and Jade turned to Draco who smiled cheekily.
"I didn't know we were engaged." Jade said.
"I didn't know either." Draco said, sliding down Jade's pink dress strap.
"I'm kind of waiting for a little more help here. Your Mum and Gary think we're engaged." Jade said.
"Is that a problem?" Draco asked.
"Draco." Jade said seeing him look up.
"Are you saying we should get married?" Jade asked.
He looked slightly confused, wondering if whatever he was going to say would be used for him or against him.
"Don't you want to get married though?" he asked.
"No." Jade said seeing him scoff.
"Yeah, of course not…me either." He said.
They both stood around awkwardly and Draco crossed his arms, standing away from her. A small flower girl walked by, dropping her basket. She sat down and picked the petals back into the basket, her curly blonde hair tumbling down her shoulders.
"What about kids…do you want any of those things?" Draco asked seeing Jade shrug.
"I don't know…do you?" Jade asked seeing him scratch his head.
"I don't know either…but I do know one thing. If I ever have kids with you, I'd be scared for my life." Draco said.
"Why on earth?" Jade asked.
"Imagine miniature Jade Weasley's running around…nope, I don't want to have children." Draco said shaking his head. Jade punched his arm and walked away from him to her family.
"Look at you! So beautiful when you were walking down the aisle. It's my only dream…to see my only child walk down the aisle and stay that way for the rest of her life." Bilius said.
"Well don't worry about that Bilius because my son and Jade have announced their engagement today!" Narcissa said appearing by Jade's side.
"What?" Bilius squeaked. His eyes rolled backward and he fell backwards, off his chair.
Ron looked over and shook his head.
"Guess we won't see any flowers tonight." Ron said as Aunt Muriel cackled.
"So is this true? You and Draco are getting married?" Hermione asked as Ginny burst into tears.
"I need to find someone fast! I can hear my biological clock ticking!" Ginny cried.
"Oh my goodness. I need a piece of cake." Jade said leaving.
She went up to the table and took a piece of cake, looking around the entire hall to see Narcissa and Draco dancing with each other. Gary appeared next to Jade with a small plate of wedding cake in his hand.
"This wedding was so beautiful…and the cake is the best I ever had." Jade said seeing Gary laugh.
"Made from the finest Swiss chocolate. I'll order you one every week if you want to." Gary said seeing Jade gasp.
"That would be sinful…but I have to start watching myself. I could hardly fit into my bridesmaid dress." Jade said.
They finished up their cake and Gary offered his hand to Jade.
"A dance with my future daughter in law." He said. Jade took his hand and smiled.
"Actually Gary…Draco and I aren't even engaged. It was just-" Jade stopped to see Gary chuckling.
"Yes I know dear. Narcissa and I were both pulling your legs." Gary said.
"Gary!" Jade said seeing him laugh.
"We hoped that you both would actually get engaged and be married. You both are 25. Narcissa had Draco when she was 20." Gary said. Jade nodded and looked over to Draco who was listening to Narcissa speak to him.
"Do you have kids?" Jade asked seeing Gary smile sadly.
"I had twins…a boy and a girl. Both drowned to death with their mother while they went fishing on a trip with her family." Gary said.
Jade was shocked. She never asked about Gary's past and when she'd usually speak it him, it would be about the Ministry and how much he loved Narcissa and loved beating Draco in Quidditch.
"That's unimaginable. I'm sorry to hear that." Jade said seeing Gary shake his head.
"It was years ago and it's in the past. It took me so many years to get over such a tragedy but Narcissa came along and like she said…everything fell into place." He said. Jade smiled and kissed his cheek.
"You both are wonderful people who deserve each other." Jade said.
"And you're a beautiful and wonderful woman who Draco deserves." Gary said seeing Jade smile.
The song ended and Draco held up Narcissa's hand to Gary.
"Mind if I steal my woman?" Draco asked as Gary let Jade go and took Narcissa's hand.
"Only if I get mine back." Gary said.
Jade placed a hand on Draco's shoulder and slipped her hand into his.
"You're not mad at me are you?" he asked softly as they swayed to the music. Jade shook her head, smiling at him.
"I'm not mad at you…okay only a little but if we had mini Jade's running around, it wouldn't compare to mini Draco's." Jade said seeing Draco tilt his head back and laugh. Jade grinned and Draco kissed her, wrapping his arms around her waist. Jade closed her arms around him and they silently danced with everyone around them.
"Do you want to take a walk outside near the beach?" Draco asked hearing Jade hum.
They slipped away from the reception. It was a perfect moonlit night in Geneva. Jade slipped off her heels and jumped on the sand. Draco slipped off his tuxedo jacket and held hands with Jade as they walked down the beach.
"It's so much more beautiful out here at night." Jade said looking up at the moon. Draco nuzzled against her neck.
"I told you it was. Remember when I called you from here when I came to book the reception hall?" Draco asked seeing Jade nod.
"You said you wished I was there with you. I thought you were a romantic and pathetic nutter." Jade said seeing Draco grin and kiss the inside of her wrist.
"I know…isn't it sad?" he asked.
They sat down on the sand, listening to the ocean waves roll in and out. As Jade watched the waves, the sand, the moon, the stars, the clear midnight blue sky and Draco, she realized that this was her safe haven; where she imagined to be before she nearly died.
"Remember I told you about that dream I had when Dahlia buried me in a coffin?" Jade asked seeing Draco's hold on her hand squeeze lightly. He looked around their surroundings and looked back at Jade who kissed him.
"I feel so safe right now. Even when I think about it…it makes me feel safe if I'm buried in a coffin or not." Jade said. Draco kissed her forehead and looked into her eyes.
"I've been wrestling with something that's been on my mind ever since I found you in the coffin." He said, brushing her cheek lightly with his fingers.
"What?" Jade asked.
Draco paused before answering her.
"I love you." he said, touching her cheek. "I'm in love with you." he said.
Jade felt like she had just dove off a cliff. There was a breathless feeling that scared her for a bit but suddenly felt liberating and the best she had ever felt in her life.
"You do?" Jade asked seeing him nod and smile.
"I felt like an idiot for the past couple of months…I didn't know why it was such a big deal for me whenever I saw you walk in after work or when you were the first thing I saw when I woke up." He said.
"We see muggle movies all the time." Jade said seeing Draco shake his head.
"This didn't feel like a muggle movie for me Jade. I don't think a muggle movie will be able to tell anyone watching how I feel about you." he said. He settled Jade on his lap and touched her forehead with his.
"I must sound insane to you." he murmured as Jade shook her head.
"I like it actually. I really like it." Jade said.
Draco nodded and looked her over, silently thinking to himself. There was a slight look of discomfort and confusion but he shook the thoughts off and reached over to pull her zipper.
"Are you insane, on the beach?" Jade asked seeing him grin.
"They made a drink out of that you know." He said. Jade got up and jogged away from him.
"Don't make me get up and take you down." Draco said seeing Jade dance around and stick her tongue out at him.
"Whenever I make you run after me, you usually lose." Jade said seeing him slowly get up.
"Well that's because you always close the fucking doors on me! How am I suppose to get to you when there's something in my way?" he asked seeing her take a few steps back.
"Not my problem babe. Maybe you suck." Jade said.
Draco charged after her and Jade yelped, bolting for it.
"They're so beautiful together. I've never seen Draco this happy and well behaved." Narcissa said placing her head on Gary's shoulder.
Gary wrapped an arm around Narcissa, watching Draco and Jade disappear far into the other side of the beach.
"He loves her very much." Gary said seeing Narcissa nod.
"I could tell when I first saw him with her. I know my son so well and when I saw the look in his eyes when she was around I was terrified at first. He's probably mad to be in love with a Weasley but I stopped and thought about how much I sounded like my ex-husband." Narcissa said. "So I knew that my son could love a house elf for all I care…as long as that house elf makes him happy." Narcissa said.
Gary snorted and Narcissa looked aghast. Gary covered his mouth and started shaking in laughter.
"What?! What did I say?" she asked, seeing him dismiss it with a wave but still laughing. "Why are you laughing like that? I want to know the joke too!" Narcissa said.
Gary settled down his laughter and spoke with a wide grin on his face.
"Oh he loves a house elf all right…it's just when something blows up in front of her and she loses her eyebrows and hair." Gary said as Narcissa slapped his arm.
"That's not a nice thing to say! Jade's a lovely girl." Narcissa said as Gary agreed with her.
"She's wonderful…but she still looks like a house elf after an explosion." He said.
Jade and Draco woke up in the morning in their hotel suite by the sound of a ringing cell phone.
"Shut it off…shut the fucking thing off!" Jade groaned as Draco reached across her to get the cell phone.
"What the hell do you want now?" Draco asked into the phone.
Jade heard someone murmuring into the other line.
"You've got to me shitting me." Draco said, sitting up. Jade rolled over on her stomach and threw the pillow on her head to block out Draco's conversation.
"I can't believe this at all." Draco said.
"There's a room next door, use that one." Jade said seeing Draco close his phone.
"Potter's wanted for murdering Severus Snape and a few others and he's disappeared." Draco said.
Jade blinked at Draco and shook her head.
"That's not funny." Jade said.
"I'm not lying. The Ministry wants me in on the case because they're working everyone else to death. They've even notified the muggle government about Potter and he's on high alert." Draco said. He went straight into the bathroom and stuck his head out again.
"I don't suppose you want to shower with me?" Draco asked seeing Jade jump off the bed.
"Harry's innocent and I need to go to the Ministry." Jade said as Draco rolled his eyes.