|Falling In Love It's Not That Fun
Author: watchitstark PM
Minerva and Hermione love each other, but both are too blind to see how the other feels. So while their friends try to push them together, and they slowly get closer every tea time, what could happen? HG/MMRated: Fiction K+ - English - Hermione G. & Minerva M. - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,800 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 07-25-12 - Published: 05-22-10 - id: 5989485
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Falling In Love. It's Not That Fun.
Chapter 6: Christmas Morning
A/N: Woah, Christmas already! I know, I'm skipping loads of bits out but I can't help it, I just want to see what happens next! (Because I don't know anything more than you do.)
To be honest, I can't believe that I've got 5 chapters and over 9,000 words, all the chapters seem to be longer than my norm… But I have a feeling that the very long chapters might be coming to an end soon, as my well of inspiration is running dry.
Beware, that soon I shall be back at school, and with starting my GCSE's I think I'm going to be pretty busy for a while. So I shall stop waffling and move on, to a chapter that I dedicate to everyone who is still reading, and especially to those still reviewing.
Sorry guys, but I just couldn't kill off Hedwig.
Hermione yawned and tried to ignore the yelling of "HERMIONE!" coming from the bottom of the girls staircase, the boys wanted to open their presents with her, but she just did not want to get up, it was Christmas, so why couldn't she have a lie in? She sighed to herself and rose from her bed, pulling out her wand and casting a spell to tie her hair back in a loose ponytail before heading down to join the boys. They were the only students in the whole castle so their presents were under a tree in the Common Room, as opposed to the bottom of their beds. Hermione walked down the stairs slowly and the boys were twitching impatiently at the bottom. Hermione couldn't help but laugh at the odd expression on Ron's face, it looked almost like he was constipated and his left eye was twitching.
"Why did you wait for me? I mean, I love you guys for it, but Ron looks like he's in pain." Harry looked over at Ron and started to roar with laughter, and Hermione couldn't help but join in. When they stood up Ron was twitching over the presents.
"You can open them now Ron." Harry said calmly, and was back on the floor again laughing at the way that Ron dived in and opened everything like an excited puppy. Hermione and Harry followed more sedately, sitting down by their presents and carefully opening them. The first one that Hermione opened was a pale blue woolly jumper with a dark purple letter 'H' on the front.
"Ron, your Mum's really outdone herself this year." Hermione said, immediately stuffing the jumper over her head. It fit nicely, and wasn't lumpy at all.
"Yeah, with all the money we've got off the Ministry Mum bought some new knitting needles and more expensive thread, she says its helped loads." Hermione grinned and took a bite of the heavenly homemade treacle that was wrapped up with the jumper then moved onto her other presents. She got some interesting, and rare, ancient runes books from Harry, and a 10 Ways To Pick Up Witches book from Ron.
"Ron!" She exclaimed in horror and then him with afore mentioned book.
"What? You are trying to Pick Up A Witch, so I thought it was a good book choice." Hermione just rolled her eyes and put it down. She got makeup and flashy clothes from Lavender and Parvati, which she couldn't help but laugh at, Harry joining in. Ron just looked mystified. She had another present that had a card attached to the top. She picked it up and read the card.
Merry Christmas, I hope you have the best day that you could wish for, and that Potter and Weasley do not cause too much trouble.
P.S. Would you like to come to my quarters at four o'clock for tea?
Hermione grinned wide and turned to Harry.
"Could I borrow Hedwig please?" Harry nodded and Hermione grinned when he whistled and Hedwig glided down from up in the boys dormitory. She grabbed a piece of parchment and a Muggle pen.
I would love to join at four. Have a great day.
Then she attached it to Hedwig's leg and watched her glide off.
"Who was that?" Harry asked.
"Minerva. She got me a present, and asked if I could join her in her quarters at four for tea." Hermione beamed.
"What did she get you?" Ron asked.
"I don't know, I haven't opened it yet!" She suddenly realised and ripped into the emerald green paper.
"That's odd, you've got Slytherin paper." Harry noted.
"It's not Slytherin, it's the same colour of her eyes." She reminded him as she carefully opened a box, gasping when she saw what was inside. It was a beautiful bracelet that was silver and had charms all along the length; a book, a tiny cat, a quill, and many others, some of which were moving.
"It's beautiful." She breathed, immediately putting it on. Ron was eating some treacle and dropped it when he saw her bracelet.
"That's amazing. I don't pretend to know much about jewellery but that must have been extremely expensive, not many can make them move, and those jewellery makers that do charge very high for their pieces." Ron said, moving closer to look at it. Hermione grinned.
"Happy Christmas Minerva my dear!" A very cheerful looking Albus Dumbledore exclaimed and started to jump on her bed like a small child on their first Christmas.
"Why do you have to get me up so early? It's Christmas, surely that's an excuse to have a lie in?" Minerva moaned into her pillow, pulling her cover up over her head as she turned over. Dumbledore straight away pulled it down and Minerva groaned.
"Why Minerva, I could never open my presents without you, so I must wake you up, as I want to open them now." Dumbledore tugged on her hand and pulled her out of bed, landing her on the floor.
"Albus!" She stormed and jumped up, grabbing him around the neck and wrestling him onto the bed before tickling him until he was almost crying. "Do you beg for mercy?" She questioned, eyes narrowed.
"Never!" He exclaimed so she resumed tickling him until there was a knock on the door. Minerva looked at Dumbledore as she shrugged on her dressing gown. He just shrugged so she went and opened the door, getting hugged by numerous people as she did.
"Merry Christmas Minerva!" Rolanda and Poppy exclaimed as they hugged her and then bustled into the room, their stacks of presents floating behind them.
"You lot all planned this didn't you?" She questioned, mock angry.
"Yeah." Rolanda crowed triumphantly. Then Albus emerged from the bedroom looking very ruffled. "We didn't think she'd rape you." Rolanda said, sounding apologetic. Minerva gasped and both Poppy and Albus started to laugh, Poppy rolling on to the floor and Albus leaning on the door frame. Then Minerva joined in, mostly at the fact that Albus was now wheezing and Poppy was whinging about her knee hurting.
"You, Rolanda Hooch, are simply ridiculous." Minerva managed. The others just nodded in agreement and everyone set about opening presents. Minerva left one of them for last, the one whose packaging she didn't recognise and had a card stuck to the top. She pulled off the card and read it, a grin spreading across her face as she did.
Merry Christmas! I hope you're having a great day, although with Professor Dumbledore there I would be more surprised if you didn't, I wonder if he'll dress up as Father Christmas this year. I hope he hasn't got you up too early, although the boys will have me up before eight o'clock I'm sure.
The other's all turned to look at her, Dumbledore staging whispering to the others;
"I bet it from her." They all knew who he meant immediately, he had informed them of the situation with Miss Granger as soon as he was aware of it.
"I don't know what you mean Albus." Minerva said, the grin not leaving her face.
"Oh, I think you do Minerva." Rolanda countered.
"Who do you think it is then?"
"Miss Granger of course!" Poppy cut in.
"How did you know?" Minerva looked confused.
"Only she could make you smile like that." Albus said.
"So what did she get you?"
"I don't know, I have yet to open it." Minerva replied. The others just rolled their eyes as she cautiously opened it.
"We could look away you know, in case it's something you don't want us to see." Rolanda said, Minerva just looked up, bemused. "Well, you know, it could be something not for work use." Minerva's eyes widened as she realised what Rolanda meant, there was no way that it would ever be anything dirty!
"You're obscene!" She announced and quickly opened it, not wanting any other mad ideas to get into her head. There was a box inside which she took the lid off of and smiled when she saw a pair of gloves inside, hers had recently fell apart, and she announced that it was time to get a new pair. Hermione of course had noticed that she hadn't been wearing any recently, and that she must have discarded or lost her old pair. They were beautiful dark emerald green leather with black stitching, and she knew straight away that they had warming and water repulsion charms on them. Rolanda and Poppy oohed and aahed over the gloves, they were obviously expertly made, and only Hermione would have got her something so thoughtful.
"They're amazing gloves." Albus smiled.
Tea's soon, I just wanted to get this out, it's a pretty long chapter you know! :D