Chapter 11 : Not So Merry Christmas
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Michael was furious with Nora the entire trip home "It's not gonna be the same without her. I can't stand her!" he thought to himself, just before the train stopped.
Ron (just to make sure everyone knows, this is his father. LOL!) stood at the far right-hand side of the train station. "Hey, Mike, hows school been?" he asked with a fairly large grin as Michael walked slowly up to him.
"It's been okay," answered Michael in a rude tone of voice.
"Oh, er, okay then," said Ron confused, as usual. "Let's get going, Mom's made a very nice dinner tonight and Aunt Ginny and David are there," he said, not realising that Michael had turned red as soon as he mentioned the name 'David'.
"You mean, he's still around?" asked Michael nervously looking at his dad's face to see his reaction.
"Of, course he is! Why wouldn't he be?" asked Ron with a surprised look on his freckled face.
"Er, well, er, forget it," said Michael, still nervously looking at his father's face. After turning away, Michael remembered something that he had been wanting to know about since the first week of school, "Dad, I have to ask you somethin'."
"Yeah, tell me," said Ron, somewhat anxiously.
"I'll tell you when we get home, after dinner," answered Michael.
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Harrie walked off the train to see Harry and Luna, her parents (incase anyone forgot! LOL! again!), standing right in front of her, "Hi, dad, hi, mo--" before she could finish, her mom gave her a huge hug that seemed to almost completely cut off he circulation.
"Oh, I missed you so much," exclaimed Luna while still keeping an extremely tight grip around Harrie.
"Er, Luna, dear," exclaimed Harry, with his eyes open wide, "You can let go of her now," he finished. Luna gave him a cruel look, as if she were about to pounce on him then strangle him, and let go of her grip. "So, Harrie, hows school been?" asked Mr Potter just as they began to walk through the portal.
"It's been an adventure!" answered Harrie excitedly, and just as she said this she wondered "What's Nora and Crystal doing back at Hogwarts?"
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"Now here's my chance," said Nora excitedly.
Crystal looked at her, discouraged, "I'm not sure if it's a good idea, I mean, houselves aren't as nice as they used to be," she said, wishing in her head that Nora wouldn't go.
"Please, don't worry about me so much. I must, under any circumstances, save those poor things," said Nora with a slight smile, "Would you like it if people controlled every move you'd make of every day of your life?" she asked as she began walking out the door.
"Well, no, but... I'll go with you!" shouted Crystal just before Nora could close the door.
"Er, why?" asked Nora, opening the door slightly.
"I was sent to protect Harrie and, or, her friends while they're at Hogwarts and you, being the only friend at Hogwarts, I'll have to protect," explained Crystal so quickly that Nora had to freeze for a second to figure out what she had just said.
"Oh, well, er, okay then, let's go," exclaimed Nora, so loudly that she made Crystal slightly scream.
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When Harrie and her parents arrived back home, she noticed that every house had colorful Christmas lights. The streets were covered in snow and there were carollers singing repeatedly:
And Happy New Year!
Smell the Reigndeer.(LOL)
"So, what's been happening since I've been gone?" asked Harrie as she and her parents got out of the car, which was making noises as if it were going to explode.
Harry answered, "Oh, nothing much. We cleaned your room, we put up the lights and the tree, and..." he paused and made a face as if what he was about to say would make Harrie explode, "We invited your Uncle Dudley for dinner on Christmas," he finished.
"Oh, that's a... WAIT! did you say, Uncle Dudley?" asked Harrie, her face was turning a strange blue color.
Luna quickly answered, "Er, yes he did, dear, but don't get ups---"
"DON'T GET UPSET!" shouted Harrie, her face was turning into a deeper shade of blue, "WHAT! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS!" she shouted, even louder, "I'M going TO my ROOM!" she finished as she ran up the stairs, stomped her feet across the upstairs hallway, then slammed the door to her bedroom.
Luna looked at Harry then said, "I told you we should have just told her on Christmas."
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Michael stared at David the entire dinner that night, he was frightened of him, in fact, he didn't want to sleep the entire night. "I wonder if a wand counts as a stake in this case?" he asked himself while still staring at David's terribly pale face. "Er, so, David, what happened to your skin?" asked Michael, making David wince a little, "I mean, why are you as pale as those Malfoys'?" he asked.
"Honestly, Michael, don't be so rude," said Hermione and Ginny at the same time.
"No, it's alright," said David, smiling as both of them calmed down, "I can't be around the sun much, muggle doctor's orders."
"Oh, right," answered Michael in a way that made Hermione, Ginny, and Ron mad.
"MICHAEL, GO TO YOUR ROOM, NOW!" shouted Hermione.
"Fine, but I won't sleep and neither will he," answered Michael as he ran up the stairs and toward his bedroom.
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"Are you sure this is the way to the kitchen, Crystal?" asked Nora as they walked pass the Great Hall.
"You're asking a Guardian if this is the way to go," said Crytsal in a rude way.
Nora quickly responded, "Yeah, 'cause sometimes I wonder if your really a---"
"Shh! Look," said Crystal, pointing at about ten houselves.
"Come on, let's go," said Nora, slowly sneaking toward the houselves. The closer they got, the more houselves they saw.
"Don't make a sound," said Crystal and at that moment Nora stepped on a hard noodle.
"AHHH!" screamed one of the houselves, making every houself in the kitchen scream.
"SHH! We come in peace," said Nora, in a low voice, "I've always wanted to say that," she whispered to Crystal.
"Not you we scared of, pixy we scared of," said a small houself in the corner.
"Me, why?" she asked, surprised that they knew because she was still in her disguise.
"A'cause, pixies mean to Piper and Wella," answered another houself, presumably Piper.
Crystal looked surprised, "Well, I'm not like that, in fact, Nora and I have come to save you," she explained.
"We no want to be saved," said the small houself in the corner of the room, "We happy here," he told them.
"But, don't you want to be free? Don't you want to see your families again, I mean, nobody owns houselves anymore, it's just schools," exclaimed Nora.
"Wella do want to see family," said the small houself.
"Piper too," said Piper with what looked like a smile. Soon, every houself in the room said that they too wanted to see their families.
"Okay, I have an idea," whispered Nora to Crystal, "See that hole right there? Well, that leads to the great hall, which is empty. So all we have to do is get them out the Great Hall and out the front doors without anyone noticing," said Nora.
"Or, we could just send them to their families with a spell," said Crystal.
"Er, I'm not nearly strong enough to do that," said Nora.
"No, but I am," she said and snapped her fingers, making every houself dissapear, "OOPS!" shouted Crystal.
"What?" asked Nora curiously.
"I made them invisible, and the only way they can turn back, is if they get outside," answered Crystal.
"Okay then, that makes our job way easier," said Nora, listening to the houselve's little voices cover the room.
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Harrie sat in her bedroom, repeatedly muttering to herself, "I wish I were back at Hogwarts."
She didn't want to sleep the entire night, all she could think about was her huge adventure at Hogwarts. "I can't wait to go back," she said to herself. "I have to find that stupid ring too!" after she said this, she heard something hit her window. She looked out the window to see Sean and Lisa standing right below the window, in their pajamas.
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"Is that the last one?" asked Nora as she and Crystal let out one last invisible houself.
"Yup, that's the last of the nine-hundred and ninety-nine freakin' HOUSELVES!" shouted Crystal, she had to count each and every one that went out.
"Perfect, now lets, er, hello, Hagrid," said Nora when she sighted Prof Hagrid standing right behind them.
"Tha's righ' I saw the whole thing," said Hagrid with a cruel look.
"Please, Hagrid, don't give us detention, I've just got one!" exclaimed Nora.
"No need to worry, we were gonna let those things go anyway," explained Hagrid.
"So, we did all of that for no reason?" asked Nora, turning red.
"Er, well--- Yeah, yeah," answered Hagrid witha slight smile, "Now get to bed before I get in trouble."
Nora looked confused, "But you're the headmaster---"
"Yeah I know. Now GO!" he shouted, making Nora and Crystal swiftly run up the staircase.
* * * * *
"What the heck are you guys doing here?" asked Harrie after she sneaked out of her house swiftly and quietly.
"We were bored," answered Sean.
"Yeah, but I still think this isn't a good idea," said Lisa, who was apparently biting her fingernails.
"What idea?" asked Harrie anxiously.
"Well, I was thinking that you, Lisa, and I could go to that new area that was built by where the spider grove used to be," said Sean.
"New area? That place has been abandoned since 2000," said Harrie.
"Er, right, so that's where we could have an adventure," explained Sean.
"What about Michael?" asked Harrie curiously.
"Nope we went over and apparently, his parents said that he's grounded at the moment
"Why don't we do it the day after Christmas," said Harrie.
"Great idea!" exclaimed Lisa relieved.
"Fine, but that's just two days from now since tommorow is Christmas anyways," said Sean.
"Okay, the day after tommorow," said Harrie with confidence.
Lisa and Sean left Harrie with different expressions, Lisa was still worried and Sean was extremely excited.
* * * * *
Christmas day was very different for Harrie. She and Luna had to clean the house to make it absolutely perfect for Dudley. All Harrie could think about was the many other times that Dudley would come over, it was like the devil himself came. He would continually push Harry and Harrie's buttons and would literally flirt with Luna, even though she didn't enjoy it, in front of Harry. All Harrie could say was, "This is not gonna be a Merry Chistmas."
There was a sudden slam on the door and Harry slowly opened the door to see his humongous cousin Dudley. Dudley had obviously gained at the most, forty pounds since the last time Harrie and her parents had seen him. "Well, is anyone gonna say hello?" he asked as he squeezed through the doorway.
"Hi," said Harry sarcastically.
"Hey," sighed Harrie.
"Hello to both of you," said Dudley, "And hello Luna, how have you been?" he asked flirtingly.
"Fine," answered Luna rudely.
"Oh, well, that's great," said Dudley, not noticing how rudely she said that, "So, when's breakfast?" he asked with his face turning purple.
"Er, right now," answered Harry after noticing that Harrie and Luna were not going to say a word, "This is gonna be a long day."
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