Chapter 10 : The Disaster
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"I can see your epidermis," he says.
"Oh, yeah? Well, I can see you think. Oh yeah, don't bust a blood vessel," I reply.
"That was just stupid, Lily."
"Albus, don't be mean. I hope you won't be like this after Christmas." I pull Albus into a hug. It's been so long since I've seen him.
"What's then?" Albus is so dumb sometimes.
"You're meeting my friends...? And my boyfriend, Drake. I told you this," I say.
He smiles that smile, the smile that wins him everything, and says, "Oh yeah. And your hot friends. I can't wait to have one of those sexay thangs undaneath me."
"Albus, you are so disgusting. Besides, neither of my friends would do that with you. Kiki got warned and Gemma is waiting for someone special," I try to get this lodged into his brain. I know Gemma's hasn't waited, but I don't want Albus getting any ideas about her.
"Pshh. Waiting. I'm special. Quite possibly one of the most genius wizards of my year," he tells me this very proudly.
"You are so full of yourself." We walk into the kitchen and I see mum preparing a small lunch for all of us. She waves her wand and sandwiches start making themselves. Tea brews itself. In a few days, Christmas, we're going to grandma Weasley's for dinner. Then, the day after, Kiki, Drake, and Gemma are coming over to meet Albus.
"How long has your hair been black?" Albus asks randomly while eating.
"About a month or so." I shrug as though its no big deal. Gemma and I have been secretly dying it every month so it doesn't wash out.
"Why?" he asks with a mouth full of bread.
"I don't know. I just wanted to."
After lunch Albus and I catch up. We tell each other about our school lives. We hang out the whole time. We even built a fort. When the few days pass and its finally time for Christmas dinner, I put on a nice dress. It's black with pink ribbon on it. Albus looks very nice in a black shirt and pants. The bowtie was my idea.
"Well, lets go to grandmas," says mum. "We'll floo."
"I can't," I stop her.
"Oh, damn," she mutters. So low I doubt she thought I could hear. "Well, you and i will apparate there. Come here." She hands me her arm and I grip it tight.
I open my eyes and just about throw up. I feel sick to my stomach. Ugh. I spot Albus and go over to him. He's already in an indepth conversation with Hugo who's standing with Rose. I wave at them and then Grandma and Grandpa Weasley announce it's time to eat. We sit at the kiddy table with the rest of our cousins. Actually, the kiddy table is quite large. It has to fit a lot of cousins. We all sit outside underneath a tent. Despite the cold temperature outside, the tent is quite warm. Must be some spell.
Grandma waves her wand and plates of food come out of the house and onto the table. Bowls follow. We sit down. Grandma starts a speech. Something about family and love and loyalty. I stopped listening after the first few sentences.
I look across the table and see Albus writing a hasty letter. He looks up and sees me staring.
He whispers, "Penny keeps writing me. I broke up with her yesterday and now she won't stop sending these to me." He gestures to the letter.
I give him a WTF look, then also whisper, "You broke up with her over a letter?!"
"What? She was getting way to overprotective." I aim my foot and kick his leg. Obviously it wasn't him that I hit, because Roxy cries out in pain. She looks at me and I point to Fred next to me. She balls up her left fist and takes out her wand.
Roxy stands up and Grandma yells, "Roxanne! What are you doing?"
She says, "Fred kicked me underneath the table!"
"I did no such thing!" Fred also stands up now. "It was Lily."
Albus starts to laugh and I lie, "Me? Why would I kick her? I haven't seen her in a long time. I'm happy not mad."
"Yeah, sure," Fred spits. "You're probably jealous of her."
"What's that supposed to mean?" I yell and then stand up on my tippy toes to seem taller.
"You're jealous, because you're a stupid squib that can't learn magic. And while we're all at Hogwarts, you have to go to that damn High School. I can see the jealousy in your eyes everytime Roxy tells you a story about Hogwarts. You're so jealous you have to kick Rox to take some of the bloody anger away. Just admit it!"
I close my eyes and feel a tear fall. I look up into Fred's face. He's sneering down at me. I look around the table at all my very shocked relatives. I do the only thing I can think to: I punch Fred square in the nose.
After I so stylishly hit Fred, I had walked away silently shaking my right hand. I went into the house and realized I was unfollowed. I headed up the stairs. I went into the darkest room and closed the door. I put a chair up to the door and turned on the light. I see two twin beds, two dressers, two bedside tables, two of everything. Great. I picked the room of the guy Fred's named after. Smooth.
I move around the room and sit on one of the beds. When I do, a cloud of dust jumps up at me. I stand up immediately. I have wonderful taste, I even picked his bed! I lay on the other bed and no dust atacks me. Much better. I soon grow bored and look in the closet. I find some old joke toy things that must have been duds or something. I play around with them until they too bore me. I'm unsure of how much time has passed, but I know it's been hours, since the sun has gone down and the house has become loud and lively.
"Lily!" I hear out in the hallway. It's mum. I move the chair back to the desk and await the anger.
The doorknob turns and my hands shake. "Lils?" asks my mother.
"Yes?" I ask innocently.
"Honey, I'm not mad. Fred was way out of line. I remember wanting to do the very same to my brother on a few occasions." Mum laughs at probably a hilarious memory. "Are you hungry?"
"Not really. Is grandma mad at me?" I sound like a little kid.
"No. Why don't you come down and say goodbye. We'll be leaving soon." Mum reaches her hand out to me and I take it. She straightens my dress and fixes the glittering bow in my dark, dark hair. Mum pulls me out the door and down the stairs. I see most everybody exchanging gifts and some saying goodbyes. There is nobody in the kitchen, for the dishes are cleaning themselves.
"Oh, Ginny dear!" calls Grandma. She comes over to mum and gives her a big hug. After, she turns to me and does the same. "Lily. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Fred didn't mean it. Oh, but that punch was grand! Don't worry, hun. He needed it." She pinches my cheek and I see Albus talking with Fred. I go over to them. Fred's got ice on his face and I stifle a laugh.
"Great job, 'lil sis!" Albus says. "Real shiner you gave him." Al pats me on the back.
"No hard feelings?" I extend a hand to Fred.
"No hard feelings?" he repeats. "You bloody hit me in the face. And it fuckin' hurt!"
Al chuckles and I do, too. "Well, you deserved it," I say back.
"Yeah, whatever," he mumbles.
"Albus. Lily!" Mum calls. Jesus, she's embarrassing. "We're leaving now!" Al and I follow our parents and we soon arrive home.
AN: Yay! I finally gave it an ending. It's such a horribly short chapter, I know. But still, it is worthy of reviews? This is the only chapter where, if you review it, I'll go review one of your story's chapters. Whether it be a completed story or WIP, I'll go review it, or if you have mutiple stories, I'll chose one story chapter.
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