|Viva Las Vegas!
Author: Catwoman99 PM
Albus & Minerva head to Las Vegas for a little vacation. Will it lead to romance or disaster? Will they meet Elvis? Wayne Newton? Does what happen in Vegas, really stay in Vegas? MMAD, of course.Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Romance - Albus D. & Minerva M. - Chapters: 9 - Words: 12,313 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 10-22-07 - Published: 08-05-04 - Status: Complete - id: 1999241
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A/N: This has been floating in my mind for a couple of weeks and even though I should be working on my other fics, I decided to go ahead and start this one. My own insane love of Las Vegas and the scene in "Sister Act" where Dame Maggie compares Reno to Sodom and Gomorrah are responisible for this story. I've got it all plotted out, plus my husband offered up some input of his own that I'll include as well. I haven't forgotten about my other fics, I just hit writer's block! They're coming along slowly but surely. Special thanks to TartanPhoenix for her pre-approval of this chapter. You rock!
Disclaimer: I own nothing. These are Jo Rowling's creations and I don't make any money off them.
Viva Las Vegas
'Dear Headmaster Dumbledore,
We are writing this letter to inform you that you have been selected to receive an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, USA! In an effort to attract more tourists from the magical community, we are offering you and a guest the opportunity to spend 3 days and 2 nights in our wonderful city. You may choose to stay at either "Pantheon," our newest hotel catering to only the wizarding community, or "Excalibur", a muggle hotel with an Arthurian theme. Also included in our special offer are a pair of tickets to any Las Vegas show of your choice and 3,000 US dollars to spend however you like.
We have included a small brochure highlighting the many things to do in the "city that never sleeps" and we hope to see you there! Please respond to this letter by July 1. Our travel agents are standing by to assist in your arrangements.
Director of Tourism,
US Ministry of Magic'
Albus Dumbledore excitedly opened up the enclosed brochure intrigued by how much there was to do. He had always wanted to go to Las Vegas, but never seemed to have the time. Now that Voldemort was gone, Albus decided that he could do with a few days of vacation. Who could I ask to come with me? He heard a knock at his office door and looked up in time to his deputy headmistress walk into the room. Aha!
"Good morning, Minerva!" he said cheerfully.
She eyed him with interest. "You are in an awfully good mood, Headmaster."
Albus grinned like she just handed him a bag of sherbet lemons. "Why shouldn't I be, my dear Professor McGonagall! Voldemort is no more and peace has been restored. We should be celebrating and I think I know just how to do it." He held up the letter and brochure, handing them over for her to read.
Minerva looked up a few minutes later, her glasses perched on the end of her nose. She raised one eyebrow. "Really, Albus, you're not thinking of going, are you?"
He was still grinning like mad. "Absolutely! It sounds like fun, besides it has been years since I've had a vacation. Would you want to join me?"
The way his blue eyes twinkled as he voiced his invitation made her heart beat a little faster. Since the demise of Voldemort, she found herself thinking of the man before her as more than just a colleague. A resurfacing of an old schoolgirl crush, if you will. If he ever found out, she knew she would die of embarrassment. She considered his offer, but had a few objections to the city.
"You know that this muggle city is a...veritable melting pot of moral degradation. Sodom and Gomorrah, need I say more?"
The headmaster chuckled to himself. "It is not entirely bad. There's Madame Toussand's Wax Museum and a place called Circus Circus. Sounds like a jolly good time."
Minerva opened the brochure again. "Yes, yes, but you're forgetting the Glitter Gulch and a show called Jubilee, in which the dancers run around without any tops on!"
"Minerva, really, where is your sense of adventure? Simply don't go to those places. Now, what do you say?"
Unable to resist the look on his face, she relented. "Fine, Albus, I'll go with you."
Albus clapped his hands together and his grin got even bigger. "Splendid! I'll send them my response straight away. Now, you needed to see me about something?"
What other antics will these two get up to? Stay tuned! Leaving a review is good karma. ;-) (Ok, you don't have to, but I'd really like it if you did)