Four years has passed since Blaise proposed to Pansy. Things have been crazy for both families. Instead of returning to Malfoy Manor or any of the manors in that case, they decided to stay at the safe house where no one would find them. Especially Harry Potter.
“I can’t believe I’m actually marrying Blaise! I’m so glad y’all are in my wedding!” Pansy exclaims. I chuckle at her, “You were in mine and I had no doubt I was going to be in yours. I can’t phantom the idea you and Blaise actually got together and have kids.”
Ginny walks over to us, “I can’t believe we’ve been friends for almost 16 years. Becoming friends with y’all was one of the best things I ever did.”
“More like sisters! This isn’t friendship. It’s sisterhood” Pansy says pulling us in for a group hug.
Today Blaise and Pansy get married. After four years they are finally tying the knot.
“Guys! I’m marrying Pansy Parkinson!” Blaise says in excitement
In annoyance I reply, “Yes Blaise, we know. We have been here since day one. Been friends since we were small kids.” Goyle glances at him, “I’m glad it’s finally happening.”
Blaise jolts up from the chair, “Are you nervous Goyle?” In reply, “Without a doubt. What do you think will happen? I’m going to fuck it up.”
The thoughts of ′how have I been friends with these dimwits since we were 4′ ponder my brain. “Calm down, both of you! Everything is going to be fine! Trust me! I got Sky to marry me. I was worse than both of you and Crabbe combined.”
Snape burst through the door, “Get your ass out there Blaise! Draco, Goyle, the girls are waiting on you.”
I finish putting my dress on, “How do I look?” Sky and Ginny awe, “You look absolutely beautiful! Blaise is going to fall in love all over again”
“Let me see your dresses.” I say. The girls walk out in long, beautiful Burgundy dresses with their hair in a braided bun with their bangs bobby pinned up. “We look hot!” Ginny announces. I smile and see my two best friends, “Y’all look amazing. Thank you for being the best friends I could ever ask for”
Ginny and I walk out to the boys, ” Damn, you look extra beautiful and perfect today my love.” Draco says as he walks up to me taking my arm.
“Thank you, babe. You look hot yourself!” I say kissing his cheek. I see Goyle glaring at Ginny, “You look amazing Ginny.” She smiles, “So do you.” I interrupt the cute name calling, “Let’s get our girl married!”
My dad is officiating the wedding. He is so glad Blaise is the git marrying Pansy rather than some outsider of the group. Regardless of how dumb Blaise is.
Blaise whispers to me, “She looks amazing. I can’t believe she’s going to be my wife finally.” In happiness, “It’s about time. I’m happy for you mate.”
I look over at Sky, I can see the tears in her eyes as she’s looking at Pansy walking down the aisle. We are both glad to see our best friends finally get married. The two people who have been consistent in our lives the whole time we were growing up. They deserve the same happiness as me and Sky have.
Snape begins, “Today, we are here to celebrate Blaise and Pansy on finally becoming one. They have spent years annoying me, not only as children, students in my Potions class, but also as adults that never steered away from their friends. They have written their own vows. Blaise, you may start.”
With tears creating in Blaise’s eyes, he grabs Pansy’s soft hands. “Pansy Marie Parkinson, you have been my everything since we got together. You have given me four beautiful children and a life of happiness. I always pondered if I would get the chance to have a life like Sky and Draco, then once you officially became mine and we had Avander, I knew that happiness was in my life. I can’t imagine a life without you. I love you and can’t wait for the rest of our lives together.”
“Pansy, you may go now” Snape says
“Blaise, my sweet Blaise. When I first met you at the age of 3, I hated you. As we got to age 8, I thought of you as an annoying git and just one of Draco’s idiot friends and henchmen. But I grew to care for you once we started Hogwarts and were with each other everyday because of Sky and Draco. We grew up from kids, to adults, to having kids of our own. I’m glad this life is one I have with you. I love you Blaise Zabini” Pansy enounces with tears of happiness flowing down her cheeks. Blaise takes his handkerchief and wipes the tears off of her cheek and smiles at his beautiful bride.
Tears forming in both Draco and Sky’s eyes as they look at each other. The thoughts running through Draco’s head: ′I can’t believe that after all these years just the sight of her drives me crazy. Knowing the tears in her eyes are happiness for her best friend, it pains me. I get to spend my life with this beautiful woman and I never have to worry of not having her.′
Sky faces Draco as if Pansy and Blaise aren’t even there, that it’s just her and Draco in the room. She sees the tears in Draco’s eyes as he stares at her with a smile on his face. ′This handsome man in front of me is the man I get to spend life with and have for the past 18 years. Since we were ten, he is the only person I ever loved; not once has the thought of loving someone else crossed my mind. I’m beyond thankful Merlin created him for me.′
“Blaise, do you take Pansy to be your wife?” Snape questioned
“I do. Bloody hell I do” Blaise responds as the crowd of people laugh
“Pansy, do you take Blaise to be your husband?” Snape leans towards her, “You still have time to run if it crossed your mind any.”
Sky and Pansy both roll their eyes and Snape took the hint that not once has it ever crossed Pansy’s mind of leaving Blaise. “I do” She responds
“I now pronounce you husband and wife. Blaise, you may kiss your bride” Snape announces, “I welcome Mr. and Mrs. Blaise Zabini!”
Everyone is dancing and having a great time celebrating Blaise and Pansy finally getting married after all these years. It’s time for Pansy to throw the bouquet and everyone except a certain someone knows the plan.
“Okay everyone, it’s time for me to throw the bouquet! All of the single girls over here. Sky, you stay there, you’re already married, so you’re out!” Pansy lets out a giggle while saying it.
Little did Ginny Weasley know that she was the main event right now; not Pansy, but Ginny, for a special reason.
Pansy turns around and walks over and hands the bouquet to Ginny, then spins Ginny around. Gregory Goyle, the longtime best friend of Skyra, Draco, Blaise, Pansy, and Crabbe was on one knee.
“Ginny Weasley, you are the best thing that has ever happened to me, and the past five years have been absolutely perfect with you. I want to spend the rest of my life making these memories with you... Will you marry me?” Goyle asks her, shaking in nervousness.
Without any hesitation and tears filling her eyes, Ginny yells, “YES GOYLE! OF COURSE I’LL MARRY YOU!” Everyone at the reception begins clapping and cheering for them, mainly their best friends.
“Congratulations Gin, Goyle!” I exclaim with so much happiness in my voice
Ginny looked at me with a side eye when she knew I was hiding something, “Did you know about this?” Goyle smiles at her, “Who else do you think helped me pick out the perfect ring for you? Pansy tried convincing me to get you a Pink ring.”
“Hey! I helped plan this too!” Draco said upset that he isn’t getting any recognition for his part. I laughed at him being so overdramatic, “Yes you did. You helped Goyle gain the courage to ask Fred, George and especially Mr. Weasley for their blessing on asking Ginny. And gaining the balls to actually ask Ginny to marry him.”
Goyle grabs Ginny’s hands, kissing each one before pulling her in and kissing her, “Don’t worry precious, we don’t have to get married right away. I want you to have the wedding of your dreams. Take all the time you want.”
“I love you Greg” Ginny says kissing him. His eyes glare in hers, “I love you Gin”
Fred and George look at each other and say in unison, “Congrats you two. Can’t believe our little sister is engaged. Congrats Pansy and Blaise on this beautiful wedding.”
Blaise looks at Pansy, “We are finally catching up to Sky and Draco. Me and Pans are going to be the best love story.” I look at him, snarling back, “Shut it Zabini. Me and Draco will forever be the best love story that has ever came out of Hogwarts or the Wizarding World in general.”
“Yeah, considering who your whole family is. Your dad is Severus Snape, your mum is a Riddle. The Dark Lord is your grandfather, and you’re married into the Malfoy/Black families. Nonetheless, your kids will forever be known. Just think Servius and Lycissa will be going to Hogwarts next year.” Goyle replies to my comment.
Draco pulls me into his arms, and I can feel the tension and anxiety building up inside of him,
“Dude shut it. Don’t remind us that we have 10 year-olds already. Feels like just yesterday that we found out she was pregnant with them.” I begin to cry, “Draco! Our babies start Hogwarts next year!”
“Oi, thanks Goyle!” He lifts my chin up, “Hey beautiful, it’s okay. They’re still our babies and they love us. They’ll have Avander with them in their 2nd year. And you’ll be there with them when you start as a professor.”
I look up in his eyes, “Yeah, but then I’ll be away from the other four while I’m teaching.” Mumsy walks up and puts her hand on my back, rubbing it, “Sweetie, they will be with me; how much trouble could they possibly get in with Mumsy. Other than destroying my garden and annoying their Papa Lucius and Aunt Bella.”
Dad asks, “Have you decided what you want to teach yet? You need to give an answer before you start.” I take a moment before responding, “I decided on teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts.”
“I told you that you would end up choosing that because you love the Dark Arts so much.” Draco says in a know-it-all tone. Pansy smiled, “You’re going to be the best DADA professor Hogwarts has ever had.” Dad gave her that look like really Pansy, I was the DADA professor your 6th year.
Mumsy smiles at all of us, “I mean look at who your family is. Everyone would be in utter shock if you decided on teaching something other than the Dark Arts.” Dad replies, “She’s a Snape and Riddle. The genes run strong.” Draco turns his head towards dad, “She’s a Malfoy too. Blood and marriage, the genes run strong. Just remember Lycissa will be there next year, she’s going to be the mini girl version of me.”
“You’re going to be awesomely wicked at it!” Fred says. George adds in, “Your kids are going to be held to the highest expectations.” Blaise laughs at George, “Mate, Sky was held at high expectations too. That’s why she was always studying, practicing spells, and everything. She had a total meltdown when she made a 98 on something in Herbology and Granger made a 99.”
I become angry, “Shit Blaise, why they hell did you have to bring that up?! If I didn’t make good marks, then dad would be on my ass about why I didn’t do good. Not only dad, but Draco too. He pushed me harder than dad because he knew what I was capable of.”
Lucius lets out a laugh, “Hell, he pushed you harder than he did himself. But he did well in school, just not as well as you did.” Draco sighed, “Yes father I know. What can I say, I wanted her to get the best education she could and I loved seeing her surpass Granger in everything. Mainly because it drove Granger insane that Sky did better than her.”
A year later
September 2007, our first born babies, Lycissa Amelie and Servius Oliver have both turned 11. This is the beginning of one of the biggest parts of their lives; our babies start Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It feels like just last week that me and their mum, Sky got our letters and was heading to Hogwarts. Our time at Hogwarts was interesting to say the least, but we had each other and our best friends. Unlike us, they are going in without knowing anyone.
This makes my 10th year working for the Ministry of Magic; I’ve encouraged Sky to be a stay at home mum like my mum was. Not because that’s where the women belong, like my father thinks, but because I wanted her to spend as much time with the kids as she could. There were times she would go help at St. Mungos when they were short staffed on Healers. Sky is going to be the best Defense Against the Dark Arts professor; don’t tell Snape that or he will give us a lecture on how he was our DADA professor in our 6th year. Miserable lecture if you ask me. Little does Sky or anyone in the family know, I have a surprise up my sleeve.
We leave the manor and make our way to Kings Crossing. The kids have never been here before so, they are nervous about getting on to the platform. “Come on darlings, Platform 9 ¾ is just right up here.” Sky says helping Serv with his trolley. “Mum there’s no such thing as 9 ¾ only 9 and 10 exist.” “Watch Mumsy and Papa Lucius” Mum says. They walk through the wall and onto the platform. Next is Sky and Serv, then me and Cissa.
Father looks at Lycissa and Severus, and what looks like a tear rolls down his cheek, these kids have made him soft. “I can’t believe you two are 11 and starting Hogwarts. I remember the day that we brought your mum and dad to the platform for the first time. Your mum was so scared.”
“Mum why were you scared?” Cissa asks. Sky looks at her, putting her hand on her shoulder, “I was worried that I would be placed in Gryffindor away from your father and our friends, and then them never talk to me again.”
I see Sky get upset, even though that was 16 years ago, I say, “But regardless of which house you are placed in, we will always be proud of you and that house will have an amazing witch or wizard in it.”
Mum looks at the kids, “Yes we will. You’re going to be great. You’re both an amazing witch and wizard.” Lydia looks at the kids, “Now, get on the train before you miss it!”
Cissa turns and yells, “Bye mumsy, bye Papa Lucius, bye Grandma, bye daddy!”
“I’m coming with y’all.” I say back. Sky looks at me, “Why? Don’t you need to get to the ministry for work?” I smile and grab her hand, “The ministry is allowing me to work at Hogwarts and keep an eye on Dumbledore.” With a furious look, “You didn’t think to tell me this Draco?!”
I kiss her forehead, “It was a surprise my love. You don’t tell the person what it is until the time of, making it a surprise.”
“Come on, lets go! I want to get to a compartment before they’re all taken! Come on Lycissa!”
The kids find a compartment and me, Sky, and Snape get our own compartment. “I think Lycissa is going to be in Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff” Sky strikes a conversation. I shake my head, “She’s going to be in Slytherin, with no doubt.”
“I agree with Draco. She may have some of your tendencies Sky, but she is a Malfoy, with the attitude and all. I thought you were going to be a Hufflepuff.” Snape chimes in. First time Snape has ever agreed with me on anything. “I knew she would be a Slytherin. Her attitude gave it away, still does.” I imply
She turns her head towards me and with the same sassy attitude she always gave me in this damn compartment when we were kids, “Hey! Not cool! At least I had a chance to get in another house! The damn sorting hat didn’t even make it on your head, didn’t even touch your hair before it yelled Slytherin!”
“Do you think the hat will sense the Riddle in them?” I ask. Snape turns his head from the window, “I think so. It sensed it with Sky.
“I sure hope they don’t cause the amount of trouble we did.” Sky says. Snape automatically replies, “Yeah, I hope so too. Because your 4th and 5th years was pure hell for me. And embarrassing when you two decided to have fun under the table.”
I can feel Snape’s eyes beaming into my body, “She wouldn’t stop teasing me in the room, then run off. The little brat she was.” Sky slouches down, “I’m taking a nap. Goodnight.” Within a few minutes she was asleep gripping onto my thigh like she used to when we had to take these rides.
Twenty minutes of silence between me and Snape, he asks, “Are you worried about them?”
I can’t help but hesitate, but he can see it. “I am. I don’t want people to be mean or tease them about who their family is, like I was because of my Aunt Bella and dad being sent to Azkaban for that short time. They’re great kids, and we always tried to keep out of the ministry’s eye, despite the mark, just so the kids didn’t have to suffer.”
“Yes, they’re amazing kids. They will be fine, but you have to let them fight their own battles. They will have each other’s backs and Pany’s little brother Lorenzo will be there this year with them too.” Snape includes. I reply, “I always forget she has a brother, due to the age gap between them. Let’s hope they will be sorted together, and they will be friends.”
“Baby, we are at Hogwarts. Wake up.” I hear Draco whisper in my ear like he used to.
Me, Draco and dad make our way to the Great Hall to be seated on the stage with the rest of the professors. Professor McGonagall brings the kids in go be sorted. Memories of our first day and being sorted into our houses flooded my brain.
“I’m so nervous for them right now.” I say. Draco grabs my hand underneath the table and squeezes in reassurance that the kids are fine.
“Lorenzo Parkinson” McGonagall announces
The hat was placed on his head, ”SLYTHERIN!”
“Lycissa Malfoy” McGonagall calls next
“Ahh a mixture of Malfoy, Snape, and Riddle. I sense cunningness, resourceful, and daring... Let it be... SLYTHERIN!” the hat yells. Lycissa sits next to Lorenzo
A few students were called, then we hear, “Servius Malfoy”
The hat makes a weird look, “Two of them! Another Malfoy, Snape, and Riddle. Very determined, cunning, ambition, and cleverness. Very interesting, yes indeed. SLYTHERIN!”
Dumbledore steps up to the podium to make his welcoming speeches like every year before the feast begins. I have to admit, I have missed the food here.
“Good evening everyone. Welcome back to another year at Hogwarts. And welcome to all our first years.” He continues, “This year we have a new professor. Sky Malfoy who will be taking over Defense Against the Dark Arts. Welcome professor, it’s wonderful to have the best student of Hogwarts history back in the school.” Sky nods and smiles
“And we also have a new flying professor and Quidditch coach/referee taking over for Madam Hooch after her retirement. Draco Malfoy. Welcome back Draco. Nice to have both of you back.”
"Serv, did you know dad was doing this?”
He looks to me and back to mum, “No. By the looks of it, mum didn’t know either.”
I look at mum, then Papa Snape, then to dad who is looking at mum like she’s going to torture him. “Mum isn’t happy at all. First dad didn’t tell her he was going to be working here for the ministry. Now that he is a professor too.”
Servius looks at me, “I sense an argument between them soon about this.” I nod my head in agreement.
After the feast is over and everyone goes to their common rooms. Dumbledore informs me and Draco, “You two will have the room near the Astronomy Tower. It’s private and closer to both of your classrooms. I’m glad you both decided to teach here, as well as you working at the ministry too, Draco.”
“Thank you, Professor, it feels good to be back.” Draco says
We make our way to our room and sit our trunks down, “Well, both of our kids got into Slytherin.” Draco tells me
“Yeah, and everyone knows they’re Riddles. I think everyone is going to stay clear of them.” I respond
Draco kisses me, “They’ll be fine babe. They’re our kids. They will have Lorenzo with them, and he will help protect them and same with him.”
“Dray, why didn’t you tell me about you teaching flying?” I ponder. He smiles profoundly, “I felt like flying and quidditch is what we enjoyed, and I’d love to see you in the Slytherin stands again, even if it’s not cheering for me.” I respond with, “you think either of the kids will try out?”
He looks over at me, “Servius wants to take up Xylomancy. Lycissa is the one who wants to play Quidditch.”
“Of course she does. Just to be like her dad.” I say with a smirk. He smirks back, “She’s going to be a seeker, I can feel it.” To change the subject, “I know she will. I hope they get along with Lorenzo.” Draco pulls me onto the bed and covers me up, wrapping his arm around me, “Come on, you have a big day tomorrow. Your first day as a DADA professor.”
There’s a knock on the door, “Mum, dad” it’s Servius. He comes in after Draco says he can. “Yes honey?” I ask. He looks at me, “Should I keep Lorenzo and Lycissa away from each other? They’re acting like they’re dating. He was carrying all her books to her dorm, getting her breakfast for her, and just being really... Weird.”
“No Serv, just let them be. Still be protective over her; she’s still your sister.” Draco replies to him.
Looking like a lot of relief is lifted off of Servius, “Okay. I just wanted to ask. I didn’t know mainly with him being Aunt Pany’s brother.” I sigh but laugh, “Baby, you know you’re not actually related to Aunt Pansy, right? Me and her have been best friends since we were 4 or 5, and we are still best friends. She’s also both of your Godmother.” That’s why you call her Aunt Pansy because she’s like my sister.” His eyes are gazing at me like the protective brother I know he is, “So, they can date? Shit! He’s definitely on the top of my watch list!”
The next morning, and the first day of classes
“Good morning class, I am Professor Malfoy. I will be teaching you Defense Against the Dark Arts.”
A student raises their hand, and asks, “Is it true that you are you-know-who or he who mustn’t be named’s granddaughter and Professor Snape is your father?”
I knew this question would come at any given time; I expect it to be more so often than I want. Ever since the Battle of Hogwarts in our 7th year, our family has been in the spotlight. I remember the day after the attack, the front page of the Daily Prophet.
Beginning of Flashback
The Daily Prophet
By Rita Skeeter
SKYRA SNAPE MALFOY- GRANDDAUGHTER OF HE WHO MUST NOT BE NAMED!
Skyra Malfoy, daughter of Professor Severus Snape the Potions Professor at Hogwarts is the granddaughter of Voldemort. She is the spouse of Draco Malfoy. Both are under investigation with the Ministry of Magic after the Battle of Hogwarts, for any involvement of the battle and the escape of Bellatrix Lestrange.
“Skyra Malfoy, was the perfect student that any professor could ask for. I do not believe her, nor Draco Malfoy had any involvement of the battle or the escape of Mrs. Lestrange.” -Headmaster Albus Dumbledore
“Our son, nor our daughter-in-law had any part of this treachery. Both are new parents who are trying to provide for their children and make a life for themselves. They don’t need this type of bloody negativity in their lives. Let them be and raise their children in Merlin’s peace!” -Lucius & Narcissa Malfoy
Due to the nature and circumstances on this matter, the Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge has yet to comment on the matters of this case. Draco and Skyra Malfoy are being watched in their home by dementors from Azkaban.
I remember constantly fearing that the babies would be taken away from us and that we would spend our life in Azkaban. I would cry for hours, Draco would hold me and assure me everything would be okay, but at that moment, nothing felt right. I was terrified; I know he was too but was being strong for me and our new babies. A few weeks after the battle, both Draco and I were found to have no part of the Battle of Hogwarts or the escape of Aunt Bellatrix. Little did the ministry or Rita Skeeter of the Daily Prophet know; concealment charms work wonderfully when hiding the dark mark. The Minister of Magic felt horrible for accusing two children of high respected families, Malfoy’s and Professor Snape’s daughter of such a crime, that he offered Draco a job in the ministry as an Alchemist and has been working there for 10 years now. He loves Alchemy, always has.
End of Flashback
“Yes, it is true. No, that does not mean I am like my grandfather or my father. I am my own person, and I had the highest scores in the history of Hogwarts on all of my OWL’s. Now let’s pay attention to the lesson.” I say, then starting again, “The first few weeks we will be learning simple things such as dark creatures, hexes, and jinx’s, before we preform them. These should not be used outside of this classroom unless I set dueling courses.
The first two weeks of classes pass by fast and I am loving being a professor. Lycissa tried out for the Slytherin Quidditch team, and today is the day the students and professors find out who made the teams.
“So between us, did she make the team?” I badger Draco into telling me. He leans down, “Well of course she did. She’s going to be seeker too. Just like me. I can’t wait to see my baby girl out there.”
We make our way to the Great Hall for breakfast when we run into this in the corridors
“You’re a freak Lycissa! You’re going to be just like you-know-who!” A student shouts. Lorenzo and Servius step in, as Lorenzo says, “Shut up Adams! Leave her alone!” Servius adds in, “If anything, you’re a freak!”
The student pushes through Lorenzo and Servius and punches Lycissa. Lycissa wipes her lip of blood, then punches back as hard as she can, breaking the kid’s nose. “My father will hear about this!”
I look at Draco, “Draco, she’s definitely your child.”
“Lycissa Amelie! Get your ass over here right now! Draco screams. I yell, “Adams you too!” They both walk over to us, I say, “I’m taking this one to the hospital wing, handle her” as I walk away with Adams but wink at Draco.
Lorenzo and Servius get up and run towards Lycissa, “Cissa, I’m so sorry! I didn’t think he would punch you. Please forgive me.” She smiles at him and takes his hand, “Of course I forgive you Enzo!”
“How’s your hand Cissa?” I ask her. “I’m fine dad. My head hurts but it’s nothing”
Sky gets back from taking that git Adams to the hospital wing, “Don’t worry, he has detention. Dumbledore didn’t want you having detention because you were defending yourself.”
“He’s a real piece of work I tell you!” Servius says with an attitude. Lorenzo takes Cissa’s books and her hand, “Let me walk you back to your dorm gorgeous.” Lorenzo and Cissa walk away, Servius not far behind them.
Sky leans her head onto my arm as I say, “They’re going to end up dating, I can already feel it. I wish she were my little 4 year old baby girl that still follows me around wanting to be just like me.” The thoughts of Lycissa being small run through my head and the agony of knowing she’s never going to stop growing is horrific.
“He reminds me of a young you. Always sweet and flirtatious. Now I know why all the girls wanted you so badly. And she will always be your little girl, just won’t be 4 again.” She says with a smile on her face. I sigh as I sit down, “Yes he does. I think she has her first boyfriend.” She runs her hand through my hair, “Young love. With a Parkinson. And the fact she calls him Enzo.” I look at her with a grin, “Pansy’s going to get a kick out of this. Her brother dating her Goddaughter! She’s going to feel the pain I do knowing they are dating.”
“Draco Lucius, we have to let our daughter be happy.”
Lorenzo walks up to us, “Mr. and Mrs. Malfoy, can I talk to you about something important?”
The thought of my daughter dating this git is going to tear me to shreds. My little girl is not old enough to have a boyfriend. Mainly a Parkinson, Pansy’s younger brother! I want to throw this kid across the hall right now for even holding her hand, but I know Sky would avada my ass and Lycissa would never talk to me again. Is this what parenthood is? Wanting to avada your child’s boyfriend or girlfriend just for them wanting to talk to you about so.