"You see!" said a strained voice. Tonks was glaring at Lupin. "She still wants to marry him, even though he's been bitten! She doesn't care!"
"It's different," said Lupin, barely moving his lips and looking
suddenly tense. "Bill will not be a full werewolf. The cases are completely -- "
"But I don't care either, I don't care!" said Tonks, seizing the front of Lupin's robes and shaking them. "I've told you a million times...."
And the meaning of Tonks's patronus and her mouse-colored hair, and the reason she had come running to find Dumbledore when she had heard a rumor someone had been attacked by Greyback, all suddenly became clear to Harry; it had not been Sirius that Tonks had fallen in love with after all.
"And I've told you a million times," said Lupin, refusing to meet her eyes, staring at the floor, "that I am too old for you, too poor...too dangerous..."
"I've said all along you're taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus," said Mrs. Weasley over Fleur's shoulder as she patted her on the back.
"I am not being ridiculous," said Lupin steadily. "Tonks deserves somebody young and whole."
"But she wants you," said Mr. Weasley, with a small smile. "And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so."
He gestured sadly at his son, lying between them.
"This is -- not the moment to discuss it," said Lupin, avoiding everybody's eyes as he looked around distractedly. "Dumbledore is dead -- "
"Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world," said Professor McGonagall curtly. - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, p. 623 - 624
"Harry, guess what?" said Tonks from her perch on top of the washing machine, and she wiggled her left hand at him; a ring glittered there.
"You got married?" Harry yelped, looking from her to Lupin. "I'm sorry you couldn't be there, Harry, it was very quiet." "That's brilliant, congratulations!" - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, p. 46
Lupin fell over the threshold. He was white-faced, wrapped in a traveling cloak, his graying hair windswept. He straightened up, looked around the room, making sure of who was there, then cried aloud, "It's a boy! We've named him Ted, after Dora's father!"
"Wha -- ? Tonks -- Tonks has had the baby?"
"Yes, yes, she's had the baby!" shouted Lupin. All around the
table came cries of delight, sighs of relief: Hermione and Fleur both squealed, "Congratulations!" and Ron said, "Blimey, a baby!" as if he had never heard of such a thing before.
"Yes -- yes -- a boy," said Lupin again, who seemed dazed by his own happiness. "I can't stay long, I must get back," he said, beaming around at them all: He looked years younger than Harry had ever seen him. "Thank you, thank you, Bill."
Bill had soon filled all of their goblets, they stood and raised them high in a toast.
"To Teddy Remus Lupin," said Lupin, "a great wizard in the making!"
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, p. 514 - 515
Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks first met as mutual members of the Order of the Phoenix, after its reformation in response to Voldemort's return. Though they seemed to be little more than casual companions, Tonks had been harboring feels for Lupin for quite some time, unbeknownst to most.
Lupin had made it clear to Tonks that he did not wish to be in any sort of a romantic relationship with her, feeling that his "furry little problem" made him unworthy of her affection.
Tonks was initially devastated by his rejection, with Molly Weasley acting as her main confidant.
After Greyback's attack on Bill Weasley, however, Tonks was finally able to convince Lupin to be with her - for Fleur Delacour, despite Bill's attack, had made every indication of staying by his side. The two married shortly thereafter - in July of 1997 - in a small discreet ceremony (to avoid persecution by the Ministry of Magic, which had grown increasingly anti-werewolf).
As the war continued, Lupin grew increasingly protective of Tonks, and it was soon learned that his precaution was for a good reason: Tonks was pregnant.
Worrying about Tonks and his unborn child caused Lupin to be in almost constant distress - he even temporarily considered leaving her to join the trio, in an effort to relieve her of the stigma surrounding his condition. Harry convinced him to remain with her, however, and months afterwards, Lupin became the proud and happy father of Teddy Remus Tonks - of whom he named Harry godfather to.
However, much like the tragic tale of Lily and James Potter, Lupin and Tonks were only able to enjoy their family for a short while - for the two were cruelly murdered during the Battle of Hogwarts, leaving their son Teddy to be raised by his grandmother.
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