Charlie sat on a chair in the Great Hall of Hogwarts, wringing his hands nervously. Remus and Tonks were sitting beside him and he could see Oliver Wood and his ex wife, Viola trying to avoid each other a few rows up. Molly and Arthur were chatting happily on the other side of the Lupins. Today was Sanna's graduation. A whole year since that summer camp fiasco and another year of receiving owls telling him that Sanna was getting caught duelling in the corridors outside of classes. He suppose he wouldn't have minded if she hadn't kept getting caught. He should have let Fred and George have a word with her, at the very least. It had become abundantly clear that he couldn't stop it so he should have made it so he didn't get notified every time it happened.
However, the day itself was not the sole reason he was so nervous. It was only one of the causes. He was waiting for the other to come walking through the door, which he glanced at every other minute. Sanna had told him she'd owled Dawn and Tash and asked them to come too. Tash had graduated the week before and Sanna had received special permission to attend. It was still a little off-putting to see them together, he had to admit. It always took him a moment to realise that they were both there.
After ten minutes of watching the door anxiously, he was rewarded to see it open and emit Dawn and Tash. He couldn't help but admire the way his ex-wife looked. He pushed it to the back of his mind though when he caught her looking around for him. He raised his hand and waved, but faltered when he saw Buffy, Willow, Faith, Mick and Clay follow them inside.
Dawn caught sight of his hand and directed everyone in his direction. They were lucky it was still early and there was plenty of seating around. He smiled as Tash practically skipped down the aisle and slid into the seat next to him, smiling happily up at him. "Hi Daddy."
"Hello sweetheart. How's LA?"
"Freaking hot. I like here, it's nice and cool. Can I move here?"
"Ask your mother." He paused when Dawn caught up to them. "Dawn."
"Charlie. Sorry about the entourage, but they didn't want to miss it. Mick was especially loud about it."
Charlie snorted derisively. Despite the distance, Sanna and Mick had kept up a rather strenuous relationship. At least it was strenuous for their owls, if not for their studies. However, he had to say that they seemed to have pulled it off rather well.
"And I'll be right back. I promised Buffy I'd re-introduce her to Oliver."
Charlie frowned. "Are you sure that's a good idea?"
"Not at all, but I promised and she pulls hair."
"I think Mom just wants everyone to be happy," Tash said quietly to him as they watched her lead Buffy away. "Which one's Oliver?"
Charlie pointed him out and Tash had a thoughtful look on her face. "What's that look for?"
"He's kinda cute."
Charlie looked disgusted.
"I mean, for an old guy."
"You know he's only a year or two older than your mum?"
"I mean, not that he's old, at all. No, he's rather young but I prefer men who are born in the same century, thanks all the same."
Charlie laughed and ruffled her hair.
"Did I pull my ass out of the fire sufficiently?"
"Yep, but barely." He slung an arm around her shoulder and watched as Dawn greeted Oliver and introduced her smiling older sister. There was a lot of unnecessary hugging and giggling but he had realised long ago that was just how they were. Dawn eventually left Buffy there, much to the disgust of Oliver's ex-wife and came back to sit next to Tash.
"Good work, Mom."
"Thanks, but I can't help but be a little worried."
"For both of them. It's either going to be amazing or catastrophic."
They spent a moment in contemplation then quickly moved on. Willow, Faith, Mick and Clay had managed to wrangle seats behind them and Mick had his feet on the back of Tash's seat. Whenever he poked her, she rocked her chair suddenly, causing his feet to slip and fall, making him look very uncoordinated. It was a fun game to watch up until the fifteenth time when Faith hit the back of Mick's head.
"Cut it out, otherwise you're going straight back home."
Mick pouted and crossed his arms but stopped poking Tash.
The ceremony started not long after that. All in all, it was a bunch of tedious speeches with the only excitement being the announcement of the valedictorian. Everyone knew Sanna wouldn't get it, she'd been in too many fights but no one was expecting Teddy's name to be read out. Tonks let out a holler during the applause and Remus was beaming.
After the ceremony, the guests were escorted into the antechamber while the Hall could be reconfigured into a dining area. House elves were serving drinks and nibblies for the half hour that they were there. Sanna came and found them rather quickly. She jumped on Tash the moment she was within distance.
"Hey San. How does it feel to be free?"
"Amazing. I'm so excited for Teds. I'll have to tell Victoire." There was a certain look in her eye that amused Tash greatly.
"Still trying, huh?"
"I'm not going to give up on those two."
"Sanna," Dawn called out.
"Mum!" Dawn laughed as she received a similar hug to Tash's. She hadn't seen Sanna this excited since they had Flooed Romania for the first time. "I'm so glad you could make it."
"Wouldn't miss it for the world, kiddo."
A voice crept over Sanna and sent shivers down her spine. "Where's my hug?"
Tash felt her sister freeze in her arms and turn to stare at Mick. "But... how? Hogwarts... Muggle... You can't..."
"Part Slayer. Apparently that makes me part magical beast."
Sanna squealed in excitement and enveloped her boyfriend in a hug. "Brilliant."
* * *
Later that night, the LA group retreated to the Eyrie with Charlie and Sanna. The twins were sitting out the back, away from everyone inside, not talking but just enjoying the other's company. They had spent every spare moment talking to each other through owls and their lockets. They had both decided that they had forgiven their parents and that it was unlikely that Charlie and Dawn would not be doing anything anytime soon.
They were unaware that everyone except Charlie and Dawn were in the kitchen. This fact was only made known to them when silence descended in the cottage behind them. Sanna and Tash glanced at each other and scrambled to their feet, awkwardly trying to fit through the door at the same time and failing.
When they finally made it through, they saw what had made everyone else so quiet. Their parents were standing in the doorway, holding hands. Tash's jaw drop and Sanna's eyes widened comically. The other Scoobies didn't seem to know what to make of it.
"That wasn't quite the reaction I was expecting," Charlie muttered.
"Dawn and I are going to try again. Ow!" Charlie rubbed his arm where Dawn had slapped him.
"That makes it sound... weird. We're going to date and see where things go."
"You're not joking?" Tash asked tentatively.
"Yes, we're doing this just to break your fragile spirits," Dawn replied sarcastically. "Of course we're not joking."
The twins glanced at each other and rushed forward to hug their parents.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you," Sanna whispered.
"Took you long enough. So, celebratory champagne?" Buffy asked.
* * *
The day the eldest Weasley grandchildren graduated from their respective schools, their parents decided that secretly wishing they were a family again sucked and finally gave things another try.
Two years after, the Weasleys and the Scoobies gathered for the second wedding of Charlie Weasley and Dawn Summers.
Another three years, and Dawn gave birth to the fifth and final member of their family: Liam Gideon Weasley.
* * *Final Author's Note: It's over! I can't believe after five years, I finally finished this. I know it's not the same as the original Parent Trap. I took a look at everything and realised that these characters are not the same and their situations are different, therefore after a certain point I felt like it should branch off a bit. Hope it didn't turn anybody off!
But really, I just wanted to thank everyone so much for the support. You've all been amazing and I could not have done it without you.
See you soon!