1.8 Family Christmas

Harry knew that counting down the days until Ginny comes home for Christmas would make the time go slower, but he couldn’t help it. He was just really looking forward to having Ginny back for a couple of weeks, and having some time off work with her (the auror office was never closed, but Harry would be on call).

The day she arrived home, Harry went with Mrs Weasley to meet her at the station. The stares and grateful smiles coming from the parents on the station were making him feel a little self conscious, but nothing could stop him looking forward to the next couple of weeks.

When Ginny arrived, they went back to the Burrow to say hi and dump her stuff, and then she took Harry to one side and asked him if they could disappear to his house. Harry was never going to say no to this, and so they took off after convincing Mrs Weasley she wouldn’t be staying, and Harry would have her home at a reasonable time.

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They sat on the couch, and Ginny told Harry all about Hogwarts and how it was up and running again, and she told him she was starting to even feel a little bored because of her quiet year. Harry laughed at this and reminded her to be careful what she wished for.

The Christmas went on pretty much like this for the few weeks Ginny was home. They spent a lot of time at the Burrow, but when they could steal some alone time, they would wander off to Harry’s for hours on end.

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They went for Christmas dinner at the Burrow, which Harry absolutely loved. It was a sad affair, with no Fred and Lupin and Tonks and all the other fallen soldiers that should have been spending Christmas day with their families, but it was nice for everyone to get together and miss them. 02-05-15_7-38 PM

Hagrid was there, which meant that a few chairs were broken, of course. He had clearly brought some firewhisky, which Harry refused because he was on call. Kingsley Shacklebolt popped by, which got Mrs Weasley into a bit of a flap, and made Harry wonder how many minister for Magic’s had actually been in the burrow. Andromeda brought Teddy, and Harry spent a lot of time laughing at him changing the features on his body.

All in all, it really was an amazing Christmas, and when the time came for Harry to say goodbye to Ginny again, it was even harder than last time. But then, next time Ginny came home, she will have finished Hogwarts, and Mrs Weasley would have to lift up the rules a little, considering she would then be an adult.

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