Harry woke up from a warm kiss on his cheek. “Happy Christmas Harry!” Valorus said in his ear. Harry opened his eyes and looked down at his feet to see a pile of packages wrapped in colorful paper. He looked over at Valorus who was passionately smiling at him. “So what are you waiting for? Lets open presents!”
Hermione had slept with Ron that night, and she and Ron were already awake. “It’s about time you two woke up! Come on! Lets open up our presents!”
“Ok!” Valorus took the nearest one, from her pile and read the tag, ‘to Valorus, Happy Christmas! Love, Sherry.’ She unwrapped the package to reveal a purple velvet teddy bear. “How cute!” she put the teddy bear aside and stared at Harry confusingly. “Aren’t you going to open up presents?”
“Yeah, I guess so,” he took one from Mrs. Weasley off the pile and unwrapped a sweater with the same symbol as the one on his ring stitched on it.
They finished off their piles and Valorus went down to the common room to get something. She came back up with a gorgeously wrapped package, and tossed it at Harry. “Happy Christmas Harry!” she said as she kissed him on the cheek.
Harry unwrapped the package to reveal a pensive. “Wow,” he said my own pensive! Just like Dumbledore’s and Snapes! “How do you enter a memory?”
“Simple; set your pensive down, remember something and concentrate on it. Then, take your wand and draw the memory out and into the pensive!”
“Thanks,” they hugged and kissed and Harry drew out a small package from behind his back, “Happy Christmas Valorus,” he handed her the package.
Valorus took the package, opened it and squealed. One of the things about the P.O.P is that he can posses any talent possible. (Like at the ball he realized he could actually dance) She now saw that Harry had been doing some studying. It was a picture that Harry had painted himself that moved, a picture of Fawkes. “Oh Harry its beautiful!” She said and hugged him tight.
For the remainder of the day, the four sat around the common room chatting, playing games and joking around when a ministry owl came crashing in. the letter was addressed to Valorus, she tore it open and groaned. It read:
Dear miss Riddle,
Just a few small reminders that;
1. You have opened another vault due to your large payments.
“No!!!!!!!!! Not again!!!!!! Please!!!!! Why cant I just Vol-un-teeeeeer??!?!?!??! Ugh!” Valorus screamed.
“Hush Valorus at least you have money at all,” said Ron.
“Do you want the vault? You can have it.”
“Guys! We are trying to read this letter!” snapped Hermione “continue Harry.”
2. We have an important staff meeting on January 1st. (all must attend)
And 3. Sign ups for the business trip to America deadline is on Thursday.
“Great, I forgot all about that shitty business meeting. Ok, guy I am going to leave on the 31st of December, and come back on the 2nd of January,” Valorus finished.
“Can you really give me a full vault?” Ron was on the edge of his chair.
“Ron, I don’t know why I didn’t do that for all of your family in the first place. Your family can have one full vault each, I don’t need any more of it I hate having so much it is sooooooooooo annoying.”
“You are so lame,” Hermione said with a smile.
“Stop trying to act like a muggle Hermione eew!” Valorus smiled.
“C’mon guys, lets go eat.” They went into the great hall where there was a single table in which everyone sat at together. They all ate, opened there Christmas poppers and went to bed.
The next morning Harry woke up but Valorus was not beside him. He got out of bed, got dressed and went into the great hall. She was not there. As he walked past the door to the Hogwarts grounds, he heard crying. He looked outside to see Valorus weeping on the steps.
“Valorus, what’s wrong?” he put his hand on her shoulder, and almost immediately she jumped in fright.
“Harry! What are you doing here?”
“Looking for you, what’s wrong?”
“Nothing you need to worry about Harry, everything will be ok.”
But something told Harry everything would not be ok, and he worried…