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The Wedding Reception - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
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The Wedding Reception
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gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 08:35 am (UTC) (Tags)
Twisting, Lavender turned to look in the same direction as Charlie. Giggling at the sight of Ron looking totally at ease with John, she shook her head in amusement. "So all Ron really needed was a good shag," she mused, turning back to Charlie.

"Well, we've already multiplied, so we don't have to worry about that." She nodded over to where her father was spinning around with Rosie, who looked absolutely delighted, her little face lit up.
second_of_seven From: second_of_seven Date: July 5th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC) (Tags)
“Thank you for that,” Charlie said dryly. “I’ve been trying to tell him that for years.” He grinned as he watched Duncan with Rosie.

“Well, we could just have fun practising multiplying. I think it needs lots of trying.”
gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 08:53 am (UTC) (Tags)
"Mmmm." Lavender brushed a chaste kiss to Charlie's lips. "Lots and lots of practise." Smiling slyly, she added, "Besides, tonight is our wedding night. We're expected to have lots of sex. And on our honeymoon."

She looked up at him, licking her lips. "And forever and ever, til death us do part."
second_of_seven From: second_of_seven Date: July 5th, 2006 09:11 am (UTC) (Tags)
Charlie rubbed noses with her and said “And hopefully that will be years and years away.” He smiled back at her.

“And who am I to argue with tradition? Prepare to be ravished, Mrs Weasley.” He pulled her closer to him.

gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 09:19 am (UTC) (Tags)
"Okay," Lavender said breathlessly at the tone of Charlie's voice. "I think a ravishing's just what I need." She rested her forehead against Charlie's, their noses rubbing.

"I don't plan on moving tomorrow," she said in all seriousness. "Let alone being able to move." It sounded like a bit of a challenge but, considering what they had been like when they had got engaged, it seemed very likely that she'd be sore in the morning and just want to lie in his arms all day.
second_of_seven From: second_of_seven Date: July 5th, 2006 09:42 am (UTC) (Tags)
Charlie raised an eyebrow. “Oh that’s good. I didn’t plan on letting you be able to move tomorrow.” He allowed himself to the faintly challenging note in Lavender’s voice.

He glanced around sighed. “People will notice if we disappeared now, wouldn’t they?”
gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 09:49 am (UTC) (Tags)
Echoing his sigh, Lavender nodded. "Unfortunately. We're the reason everyone's here. We've got to stay."

She kissed him softly. "We can go in a couple of hours, I think."
second_of_seven From: second_of_seven Date: July 5th, 2006 10:56 am (UTC) (Tags)
Charlie pretended to pout and asked “That long?” The song ended and Charlie left the dance floor to go and sit with Arthur and Duncan who had been cooing over Rosie. Rosie, of course, had been lapping up the attention.

When she saw Charlie, Rosie said a very definite “Ba” and waved in his general direction.
gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 11:10 am (UTC) (Tags)
Lavender went over to her mother and Molly; Hyacinth pulled her into a tight hug. "Sweetheart, you look beautiful. I can't believe my little girl's married!"

Lavender raised her eyebrows. "You've been nagging us to get married for months."

"Well, yes," Hyacinth relented with a frown, "but it's actually happened now!"

Molly smiled at her. "How are you feeling, Lavender?"

Lavender shrugged. "Great. Still so excited." She bit her lip. "It almost feels that there's a part of my life that's ending today. But, you know, something even better is starting."

Her new mother-in-law gave her a hug, though not quite as tight as the one she had given her after the ceremony. "I know I don't need to tell you to look after my little boy." Molly sniffed slightly. "I suppose he's not really little any more, though."

"No," Lavender said softly, shaking her head. "Not really."
second_of_seven From: second_of_seven Date: July 5th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC) (Tags)
Charlie saw that Lavender had been hijacked by their respective mothers and sighed. He decided not to interfere and turned his attention back to Rosie, who was enchanted by Duncan’s sporran.

He relaxed into his chair and took a sip of the drink that Arthur had passed to him. Arthur smiled at him and said “The hard bit’s over now.”

Duncan agreed and tickled Rosie. Rosie gurgled with delight. “Has she told you about your honeymoon yet? She was running around like a blue arsed fly trying to organise it all whilst you were away,” asked Duncan, half looking up.

Charlie nodded. “She told me earlier. It was a bit of a surprise, to say the least.”
gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 11:41 am (UTC) (Tags)
"What was a surprise?" Lavender had left Molly and Hyacinth talking to Bill and rejoined Charlie. She slipped her arm around his waist, resting her head against his shoulder.

"Hello, Baby Girl," Lavender said softly, waving at Rosie. "Are you looking after your granddad?"

Rosie smiled at her. "Gah!"
second_of_seven From: second_of_seven Date: July 5th, 2006 11:52 am (UTC) (Tags)
Charlie wrapped his arm round her. “The honeymoon. Your dad was saying you were running around like a mad thing organising it.”

He tugged her, so she settled on his lap. He laughed softly as he watched Rosie. “She’s liking his sporran.”
gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 11:55 am (UTC) (Tags)
"I wasn't that mad!" Lavender protested, settling comfortably onto Charlie's lap. "Okay, a little bit," she relented.

Lavender smiled as she watched Rosie. "Dad's only half Scottish," she told Charlie, rolling her eyes.

"That's beside the point," Duncan said, adjusting Rosie when she wobbled slightly on his lap.
second_of_seven From: second_of_seven Date: July 5th, 2006 12:03 pm (UTC) (Tags)
He wrapped his arms round her waist and settled her chin on her shoulder. Charlie smiled, "I think it's nice."

Arthur gave a small chuckle. "Adds a bit of colour really. I mean, you can't miss our side of the family." He stroked Rosie's hair and continued "Looks like she's got our colouring and all."
gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Rosie blew a raspberry and Lavender laughed, taking her from her father. Smiling in delight, Rosie threw up her hands with joy. Cuddle with Mummy and Daddy! Yay!

"I didn't expect anything less," Lavender said, dropping a kiss on Rosie's head, glad to have her familiar weight in her arms and Charlie holding her tightly, protectively. "I think her hair's going to get a little darker, but I definitely think there's going to be freckles."
second_of_seven From: second_of_seven Date: July 5th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Rosie reached up to tug on lavender’s neckline and Charlie absently stroked her arm. “She’s definitely have to stay out of the sun. Especially at the moment with the current heat wave.”

He frowned before smiling again. “We’re still not sure whether her eyes are going to change colour or just stay blue.”
gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 01:08 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Lavender teasingly pressed Rosie's nose. "Beep!" Rosie shook her head and blew a raspberry at Mummy.

"Well, I don't care if they change or not. She's beautiful anyway." Lavender relaxed back into Charlie's arms, a little relieved when Rosie yawned. She'd been awake for hours, so Lavender had a feeling that she'd feel asleep any moment.
second_of_seven From: second_of_seven Date: July 5th, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Charlie asked “Are you all right holding her or shall we put her in her carrier thingy?” Duncan tilted his head. “She is about to drop off, isn’t she? Far too much excitement, probably.”

He smiled as Rosie gave another yawn and then wriggled a little to get comfortable. Arthur said “We have her carry cot for when we take her tonight.”
gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC) (Tags)
"Yeah, that's a good idea," Lavender agreed, giving Rosie another kiss before she put her in the carrier that was sitting at Arthur's feet. Rosie yawned, blinking sleepily. Just as she was about to put her thumb in her mouth, Lavender found the dummy that was attached by a cord to the carrier's handle, popping it into her mouth.

Lavender settled back in Charlie's arms, covering his hands with hers.
second_of_seven From: second_of_seven Date: July 5th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Charlie absently stoked her belly as Lavender settled back on his lap. Arthur looked round and said, “we had a look round before the ceremony. It looks like Hogwarts is ready to reopen. It’s nice to see it feeling alive again.”

Charlie smiled as well. “We thought it would be nice to have something happy here again after everything’s that happened.”
gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC) (Tags)
"This place needs lots more good memories to make up for the war." Lavender twisted to smile at Charlie, kissing his cheek.

"I think it's fitting," she said. "Hogwarts is starting a new life, and so are we. So are a lot of other people."
second_of_seven From: second_of_seven Date: July 5th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Charlie shrugged. “It’s a start on the happy memories.”

He looked round the room and a few people that he would never expected to see together. Cho and Fred were talking about something that involved a lot of arm waving. Fleur looked a lot happier with this new fella then she ever did and Ron and John were still looking fairly relaxed. He smiled quietly when he saw Draco and Hermione – two people he never thought he’d see together.
gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC) (Tags)
"End of an era, start of a new one. And we can help make more happy memories," Lavender murmured, her eyes half-closed as she enjoyed Charlie holding her.

Lavender felt safe and love and happy, and there wasn't really anything else she could ask for.
second_of_seven From: second_of_seven Date: July 5th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC) (Tags)
Charlie carefully reached for his glass and then took a sip of his champagne. He then kissed Lavender’s neck. “Don’t fall asleep on me,” he teased gently.

Arthur and Duncan laughed at that and then stood to rejoin their respective wives by the band.
gyromancy From: gyromancy Date: July 5th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC) (Tags)
"I won't," Lavender promised as Duncan and Arthur left. She smiled and ducked down to lift Rosie's carrier onto the table. The baby was fast asleep, though still sucking her dummy.

Lavender turned to kiss Charlie, tasting champagne on his lips.
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