Apr 16, 2021 7:26 AM
the one where... well, you know
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As far as Anathema Potter-Canta is concerned, the end of fifth year has been by far the best yet. Her mom seems on the mend, even if Anathema is trying very hard not to think too much about her mom's taste in girlfriends. (Well. Single girlfriend. Bellatrix flirts with Fay a lot but doesn't seem to actually be doing anything about that, unlike how she's hanging off of Elodie.) They thumbed their noses very successfully at Voldemort, and Anathema's pretty sure there's been fallout from that but none of it's hit her, so. The last month of term is peaceful, despite the Transfiguration NEWT McGonagall insists they take trying to murder Anathema personally. (That is possibly a slight exaggeration. They probably passed, at least.) (She barely even notices it when Fudge loses his runoff against Director Bones in a landslide, except with a vague 'good riddance.')

And, most importantly, Anathema has a wife who is the most beautiful and smartest person in the world, and she has a wedding and honeymoon to plan. It's just family and very close friends, nothing big, and Anathema's never cared about social propriety, so the planning isn't as stressful as she usually hears people complaining about. Her mom lets her draw whatever she wants out of the full family vaults to pay for it, not just the little slice accessible to Anathema at her age. They're sticking with the magic beach Elodie recommended for the party and the first bit of the honeymoon, and Anathema wants music and obscenely fancy catered food, a new dress, jewelry - including a custom ring she commissions for Ellie, with as many runic enchantments woven in as a rune carver willing to work with muggle precision tools can carve.

She's having the time of her life.

Her mom's smiling more often, at ease, by the time the wedding date fully rolls around. Anathema wants to hold it at midsummer - she'd started a lot of this before confirming their venue, but the near date still leaves her rushing to get everything ready (money helps dramatically, as does the small size of the wizarding community - things in general aren't too busy). Smuggling her mom into France isn't hard at all. She's floating on cloud nine the whole time they spend planning, staring at her wife every chance she gets with a broad grin on her face.

(They're married.)

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And soon they're gonna be married on a beach in France. (Ellie maaaay have gotten them matching bikinis in secret. She's planning to surprise Anathema with them when they start the just-them bit of the honeymoon.)

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Best summer so far. 

The beach is so beautiful, in the moments Anathema can tear her eyes from her wife. All of her preparations pay off and more. Her dress takes her own breath away - it isn't a muggle-style wedding dress, so they'll be able to use it on other dates, too, but it's gorgeous and flattering and custom tailored, a soft inner silky layer surrounded by increasingly sheer layers in a dark bloody red with little flecks of black gems. She gets Elodie to help with her hair again in a rush of jitters, lets her mom help select and prepare a flower crown for her, blossoms woven into her braids. Jewelry, too - all of it newly brought by her mom. (It's good luck to have new jewelry for a new household, even if they're not actually moving out.)

Anathema feels - light. Pretty. Like everything's gone right, and she has her wife's eyes on her, and nothing could ever top this -

She keeps Ellie's ring in her pocket all through the festivities, heart in her throat. 

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Ellie is in dusky green, a full-length skirt and a suit jacket that hugs her curves. She has her hair pulled back with an emerald hairband and a ring carved from ruby in her pocket.

This is the best party.

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All of Anathema's plans about dancing and dinner and music and all feel so, so much now, she wants to rush off with her wife, but -

This is special. She'd regret it later, she thinks, if she skipped out too early.

Still... She's very happy when night falls, and the party winds down, and she can pull Ellie aside and thank her for being her wife -

"I had this made for you," she whispers, heart in her throat, pulling the ring from her pocket. Its woven silver band is nearly entirely subsumed by dark runes, and each of the small green gems sparkles.

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"Oh," she says, taking it. "It's beautiful."

She takes the ruby ring out from her pocket and holds it out. "This is for you." The light dances like flame in the depths of its facets.

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"Gosh," she says, taking it as well and sliding it on. "I love it."

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"I love you." Be-ringed kiss!

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Kiss!!! "Love you too."

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"I'm so glad I married you."

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"Marrying you was the best decision I've ever made," she says, kissing her wife again.

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"I think we've put in enough of an appearance at this party..."

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She giggles. "Plenty."

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"Let's head back to the room where it's nice and quiet."

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She takes her wife's hand. "Lead the way, darling."

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Anathema splurged on an exceptionally nice blue cottage overlooking the ocean - and French wizards don't seem nearly as trapped in the Middle Ages as British wizards. They've got the best room, with a lovely bay window and a massive comfortable bed and most importantly privacy.

The room is significantly improved, though, once it contains Anathema's wife.

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Perhaps it could be further improved if they... maybe... take off their clothes?

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Very carefully. This dress is nice and Anathema's probably even mostly done getting taller, and she wants to save it. 

(She'll show the same care with Ellie's clothes, of course.)

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Slow, gentle care... Can't have them wrinkling, too, so she'll want to hang them up...

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The very instant the hangers leave her hands, Ellie tackles her onto the bed.

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She laughs, tumbling, and kisses her wife. 

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Kisses! And pets, and maybe a little more?

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More and more and more. As much more as Ellie wants. 

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She wants all of her wife.

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