I do wonder, sometimes, why I married Tobias. It is not a happy marriage, but I will not give up because I know he is a good man really. It doesn’t matter that he missed the birth of Severus, because he did have a good reason. Over-night conferences can be a pain, but they do happen.
My Severus. He is a good child, although Tobias doesn’t think so. When he was born, he was a good baby really, but he did cry a lot (I suppose all babies do) and Tobias didn’t like that. It was a pity when he started showing signs of magic, because Tobias made me swear that I wouldn’t give him a strange child, but it looks like I did.
I do love him, Severus, I mean, but marriage is important, and I must keep my marriage going. I mean, children who come from divorced backgrounds never have a good childhood, do they? I mean, you see single mothers, and you always think, “Their children can’t be happy, not without a father.”
And I do want my Severus to be happy. It is hard, of course, especially when Tobias is angry, but everyone gets angry sometimes, and, really, it’s my fault for making him angry.
Privately, I am very proud that my Severus became a Slytherin, but of course I cannot show this, because Tobias is not, and I wouldn’t want to make him angry and upset Severus.
There’s that little girl, too. Lily. Tobias says that Severus shouldn’t bother mixing with those people, because they are richer than us and will probably laugh at us, and then when he found out that she was magical too he disliked her even more. But Severus keeps going out with her. She does seem like a sweet girl. Maybe they will get married, and give us a grandchild, that would be nice, wouldn’t it? I am sure Tobias would like a grandchild.
Now my Severus is becoming a young man, I think that the time when he gives us a grandchild could be even closer, but I regret to say that he has not mentioned and girls. This is not a worry, of course, as he is probably just working on his schoolwork, and girls like intelligent men, so there will be plenty of time for girls and grandchildren in the future.
And it is good that he is becoming a man, because what if Tobias dies and leaves me alone? I would have to rely on my Severus. And if I die, who will look after Tobias, and make sure that his dinner is on the table, and that the house is clean enough for him? Yes, Severus is vital for our future happiness.