Summary: As one family struggles to come together, another is torn further apart.
Main Pairing: RL/OC
Story Rating: NC-17
Chapter title: Chapter 34 - Five years Later
Chapter Rating: PG-13
“Bria’s Joining was yesterday. She looked so beautiful I wish you could have been there. You would have been so proud. Harry looked amazing, he tried so hard to hold himself together but I could see him start fumbling when he put the feather in her hair just as you were. Do you remember? Then they were both shaking during some sort of ritual kiss thing that took place. You should have heard Jenny whop and holler over that one and the looks on the twins faces. I didn’t even have the nerve to look over at Papa’s expression. And here I though that our traditional joining ceremonies were a bit much with the women being topless. How come I haven’t known about this tradition of yours before?
As you can probably tell by the way I’m talking, they had the ceremony here. In fact it was held at mama’s tree and everyone showed up for it: Margaret, Xander, Sirius, Severus and Hermione, Ron and Ann, and finally, Draco and Ginny, with, Regina, their daughter. It was nice to see all of them again. Nobody mentions you anymore, at least not around me. I don’t know if it’s a good thing or not but it’s just something that’s not done. Every one of them has accepted that you’re gone and have given up on trying to convince me to do the same. I can’t and they just don’t understand. If you’re gone wouldn’t I feel it? Wouldn’t I know? You knew when I left. Then there’s the kids. I know you bound their powers….wouldn’t they have returned if you had left us? You once promised me that when you would die you would haunt me forever because you would never leave me. Do you remember that? I do…and still I wonder.
I look at Jack everyday and sometimes I slip and start to think he’s your ghost. Margaret says he looks so much like you did at that age. He’s 11 now. I’m not sure why but he still never received his letter to Hogwarts. Has the new headmaster banned werewolves from attending or is it because of the binding? Sometimes I think the whole time we had together there was all a dream. It was so long ago but the memories are still so fresh. I just don’t know anymore. Even if he was accepted would I even consider letting him go? I can’t loose anyone else to that world and although you swore I would never loose you I feel that I have. I miss you so much. Why aren’t you here? You’re suppose to be here with us, we need you. The moon has become so painful I don’t know how many more I can go through. Remus please just tell me where you are.”