Here is the final chapter. I hope you all like it.
Demon Kitara: I haven't read that far in the books yet though I do know what happens.
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The following day Buffy got to celebrate her birthday with her friends. In the morning her friends brought her pancakes with candles in them. They had talked Madam Pomfrey into releasing her. Dumbledore let them use the Great Hall for the party so they could dance. That was a week and a half ago. Buffy thought about it as she put on her wedding dress. She couldn't believe today was the day she was getting married.
"Oliver's going to pass out when he sees you."
Willow said as she came out of the dressing room.
"I just hope I don't. I never thought this day would come. I can't believe I'm so nervous."
"It's alright to be nervous Buffy. You're taking a big step today. You two are soul mates and you're doing something most slayers don't get to do."
"I know. I just wish mom was here."
Buffy told her best friend. She hadn't told anyone but Harry and Oliver that she saw her mother the night they were attacked by dementors. Harry had come to her claiming to have seen his father.
"I know you do Buffy, but remember she's with you always."
"I know Will." There was a knock on the door.
"Everyone decent?" Giles voiced asked from the other side of the door.
"Come on in Giles."
Buffy called to him. Seconds later Giles was looking at how beautiful Buffy looked in her dress.
"You look beautiful, my dear."
"Thanks Giles." Buffy said as he gave him a hug.
"I'm going to check on how things are going."
Willow said leaving the two alone. She knew that Giles wanted to talk to Buffy alone before everything started.
"You've grown up so fast. It seems like only yesterday you were starting you're first year here looking so small and innocent. Now in a few minutes you'll be getting married and starting a family of your own. I just wish your mother could have been here to share this day with you."
"So do I Giles. So do I."
Both Buffy and Giles noticed the room suddenly became cooler. A wind blew some of the candles out making the room grow darker. A bright blue light began to take shape in front of them. Giles placed himself in front of Buffy. The wind died down and Buffy peeked around Giles. Her eyes had gone wide at the ghostly figure in front of her.
"Yes, baby it's me. Look at how grown up you look. You've turned into such a beautiful woman."
"I've missed you mom. What are you doing here?"
"The Powers That Be granted you're wishes as a reward for doing such a good job. I wanted to thank you Rupert Giles for taking in Buffy the way you did. You showed her a love that her own father could never show. For that I am truly grateful."
"It is I who should thank you for the good influence you instilled upon her."
Both Joyce and Giles had a loving smile on their faces. Buffy moved closer to her mother wanting to touch her. She was beginning to feel guilty over her mother's death.
"It was not your fault pumpkin. It was my time to go." Her mother put a hand close to her daughter's cheek, but didn't touch her. "I knew from the day you were born that you were going to grow up to do great things. I love you Buffy, and know this that I am always with you in here."
Joyce Summers pointed to her daughter's heart. For a brief instant Joyce became solid and she embraced her daughter. Her mother put a necklace around her neck before becoming transparent once again. The golden necklace had a small pearl like stone on it.
"My wedding present to you. This necklace has been in our family for years. It was given to my mother on her wedding day, as it was to me on mine. Now I'm giving it to you and hope that one day you will pass it along to your daughter. You've got a fine man out there waiting for you. Don't keep him waiting any longer. I love you Buffy."
"I love you too mom." Joyce began to fade away. "And thank you."
Her mother just nodded already knowing that she meant it for the necklace and the incident with the dementors.
It was a beautiful spring day and not a cloud in the air. Oliver Wood was standing nervously on the Quidditch pitch with Xander by his side as the best man. He and Buffy had decided to have the wedding outside if it was nice day so that the whole school, their family, and friends could come. A minister, who is one in the Muggle world and the Wizarding world, was standing off to the side of them. The music began to play and everyone turned toward the entrance. Willow came down the way first. Hermione who was escorted by Harry followed her. Fred and Angelina came next followed by George and Katie. The Wedding March began and red carpet with rose petals thrown on it appeared. Oliver took a deep breath upon seeing Buffy in her stunning white dress that seemed to sparkle everywhere. A sudden nudge from Xander reminded him he needed to breathe. Buffy had found that she had had difficulty not running down the aisle.
Giles escorted Buffy up to the spot where the others waited. Giles lifted her veil and gave her one last kiss on the cheek.
"We are gathered here today to see this man, Oliver Wood, join with this woman, Elizabeth Anne Summers, in the bonds of holy matrimony. At this time is there anyone who objects to these two being married?"
The minister waited for anyone to speak and no one did. He continued you on.
"Who gives this woman to wed this man?"
"I Rupert Giles give this woman to this man on behalf of her mother and her family."
Giles said as he placed Buffy's hand inside Oliver's. Buffy handed her flowers to Willow as she and Oliver faced each other. Both their eyes were showing their desire for one another.
"It's time for your vows. Oliver…"
"Buffy, you are my soul mate. I didn't know it the first time I saw you, but you had my heart since that first day we met on the train. I love everything about you. I love the way you get along with whoever you meet. You are a rare creature that deserves to be treasured. I love you Elizabeth "Buffy" Anne Summers and I never want to let you go."
Buffy was fighting to keep her tears at bay. Oliver's words had touched her soul.
"Buffy…" The minister motioned for her to begin.
"Oliver, you have been my strength when I thought I had none. You are my lifeline in the ongoing battle with evil. Whenever the battle becomes too much and all I can think of is giving up you are always there to help me continue on. We were meant to be together from the start. I love you Oliver Wood and from this day forward I will walk my path with you."
The sound of several people crying could be heard as they finished their vows. The minister looked at Xander.
"Do you have the rings?" Xander reached into his pocket and brought out the box that had the rings in it. "These rings are a symbol of their undying love. An unbroken circle of love that each has given freely. May these rings remind you of the vows you have taken."
The minister handed Oliver the smaller ring, which Oliver proceeded to place on her finger repeating the words of the minister.
"With this ring I thee wed. All that I am I give to you."
Buffy took her ring from the Judge and repeated Oliver's words as she placed the ring on his finger.
"With this ring I thee wed. All that I am I give to you."
"You two have proven that the love you have for one another is genuine. Cherish it for as long as you both shall live. May your happiness be your guide and the time you have together be long upon this earth." He looked up at the crowd. "By the powers invested in me by the Ministry of Magic and the ministry of the Muggle world, I now pronounce you man and wife. You may kiss the bride."
Oliver and Buffy kissed passionately as if trying to quell their desire for one another in that one kiss. The minister cleared his throat and the two finally broke apart. Oliver was holding the now breathless Buffy up.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I now present to you Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Wood."
The cheers were deafening as the over filled Quidditch stand spectators stood, applauded, and cheered. Buffy and Oliver looked at all the people who supported them.
"You may lead the procession out now."
Oliver took Buffy's hand as they proceeded to walk out of the Quidditch pitch.
The reception took place in the Great Hall. The usual starry night sky was replaced with a heavenly sky with colorful rainbows. The tables were decked out with beautiful flowers arrangements. Gone were the benches that students normal sat on. They were replaced with luxurious golden chairs with plush red seats. The wedding party took its seats. Buffy and Oliver were in the middle. Beside her sat Willow, Hermione, Angelina, and Katie. On the other side of Oliver sat Xander, Harry, Fred, and George. Oliver's parents were sitting with Giles and McGonagall. After dinner it was time for the first dance. Oliver escorted Buffy onto the dance floor. A romantic ballad began to play and Oliver took Buffy in his arms. It was like a scene from a fairy tale. Buffy and Oliver seemed entranced as they looked into each other's eyes. To them they were the only ones around. A baby blue sparkling light seemed to come from nowhere shun directly upon them. The light followed them wherever they went. Everyone watched not believing their eyes as Buffy and Oliver began to float about three feet in the air still dancing. The couple was oblivious to what was happening. It truly was a dream come true. As the song ended the two landed as the last notes were played and were passionately kissing one another. When they finally broke apart they were looking into one another's eyes.
"Wow!" Oliver said.
"That was absolutely magical."
Buffy responded. She gave a silent thanks to her mother knowing she had something to do with it. Oliver's mom and Giles came out onto the dance floor. The next dance was for Mother/Son and Father/Daughter.
Buffy and Oliver were taking a break from the dancing and went to socialize with some of the guest. Buffy and Oliver were talking with Sam, who was Kendra's watcher, and Giles.
"Congratulations you two. I was pleased to hear that you survived the Cruciamentum. Rupert and I have found out that it was a man by the name of Quentin Travers. He found a very old prophecy concerning a witch/slayer. In the year of her eighteenth birthday she would marry and become a very powerful witch/slayer against the forces of evil. Travers was a follower of You-Know-Who and had set up the Cruciamentum without the rest of the council's knowledge. Travers is facing severe consequences and is locked up in one of the watcher's best prisons. As for Mr. Wyndam-Pryce…"
"He got scared shitless after the majority of the faculty and some of the schools families threatened him." Giles laughed a Ripperish laugh. "I would have laughed at the threats if I hadn't been so worried about you."
"Good because if I ever see him again I'll do more than kick him in the forbidden zone."
Sam took Buffy's hand.
"Buffy, you have accomplished something that slayers don't get to do. Cherish it you two. It is a precious gift."
"We will Sam." Buffy said giving the man a hug.
"Buffy, it's time to throw the bouquet." Oliver's mom called out.
"Coming." Buffy called back to her. "In case I don't get to see you again tonight, take care of yourself and please keep in touch."
Willow had caught the bouquet and Xander the garter. Buffy had made sure that her two best friends would catch them in hopes that they would get some ideas. It was getting late. Buffy and Oliver were very anxious to be alone together and were more than ready to start their honeymoon. They were saying their goodbyes as Giles got their things loaded in their transportation. Buffy and Oliver had rented a nice tropical island resort where they would be alone to do as they wished.
"You're transportation awaits you." Giles came back in to the hall.
Giles led the couple out to the grounds. The majority of the party guests were already out there. Buffy and Oliver gasped upon seeing the beautiful carriage that would be taking them to their destination. Three black winged horses called Abraxan were pulling the carriage. Buffy pulled Oliver along to see what the inside of the carriage looked like.
"This is amazing. It looks so comfortable and spacious."
"And it's yours," said Giles. "They know exactly where to take you."
"You guys are too much. Thank you."
Buffy said giving them a 1000-watt smile.
"Buffy we better get going if we're going to make it to our destination before the sunrises."
"Alright. Bye everybody."
She said as Oliver helped her into the carriage. He climbed in after her sitting directly behind her as she waved out the window. The carriage began to move and Buffy fell on to Oliver lap when it suddenly jerked off the ground.
"I love you so much Mr. Wood."
"I love you too Mrs. Wood."
The two began a long passionate kiss, which they both knew were going to lead to other things. Oliver's hand pulled the drapes shut.
Back on the ground everyone watched as the carriage flew away with a JUST MARRIED!
sign on the back.
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