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"There you two are," Narcissa huffed as her sons made their way through the crowd to where she and Severus were standing near the Hogwarts Express. "I was afraid you would miss it."
"Of course not," Draco said, running a hand through his chin length blonde hair. "We would never miss seeing our sister off to Hogwarts."
"Where is she?" Harry asked as he looked around busy platform. The area was filled with children and their parents, excitement in the air for those getting ready to leave for Hogwarts.
"With her friends," Severus said, his eyes glancing over at his eleven year old daughter. She was the light of all their lives, a sweet, smart, sometimes mischievous little girl with his dark hair and Narcissa's silver blue eyes.
"Cassie!" Harry waved.
Cassiopeia Lillian Snape looked over and a huge smile spread across her face when she saw her older brothers. She hurried over to them, happy that they would be seeing her off. She positively adored her brothers and knew with their jobs as Aurors, there had been a chance that they be too late.
"You're here!" Cassie squealed as she hugged Harry and then Draco.
"Of course we are," Draco said as he released her. "We told the bad wizard we were after that catching him would have to wait, we needed to see our sister off to school."
Cassie gasped but saw the teasing glint in Draco's eyes. "You're being silly." She told him.
"He's always silly," Harry teased, moving out of the way of Draco's playful punch. The two were still the best of friends and worked together, both committed to making sure no wizards like Voldemort or Lucius would ever rise again.
"I can't believe my little girl is going to Hogwarts," Narcissa sniffed, taking a handkerchief out of her pocket.
"Oh Mum," Cassie sighed, sharing a smile with her dad. Her mum had been crying on and off for the last couple of weeks and she and her dad liked to tease her. She wished he still taught Potions, like he had when her brothers had been in school but he now ran his own Apothecary. Her uncles, Sirius and Remus, were professors though. Remus still taught Defense and Sirius now taught Transfiguration, since McGonagall had decided to stop teaching to focus more on being deputy Headmistress. Sirius also was now the Head of House for Gryffindor and Cassie was happy that they would be at the school. She was excited to go, but she would miss her family. Although knowing them, they would be popping in and out of Hogwarts to visit. They were a close family and she knew neither her parents or her brothers would ever go months without seeing her.
"Remember, Cassie," Draco said with a smirk. "Slytherin."
Cassie rolled her eyes.
"Gryffindor," Harry argued. "Think of all the fun you'll have with your Uncle Sirius as Head of House."
"Yes, think of all the trouble she will be able to get into," Severus said dryly.
"She's a Slytherin," Draco argued with his brother.
"No way. She's a Gryffindor," Harry shot back. "Remember all the pranks she played when she was younger?"
"And remember how she always managed to get out of trouble for them?" Draco asked in a satisfied tone.
The Hogwarts Express whistle blew just then. "I'll send Primrose with a message soon as I get sorted," Cassie promised as the students began boarding the train. Primrose was her owl. She hugged her family and then ran off with her friends. "Write me!" She yelled.
"We will!" Harry waved.
"Merlin, how is she already a Hogwarts student," Draco said fondly as he waved, watching the train roll away.
"All of you grew up too fast," Narcissa sighed.
"How is work?" Severus asked when they began to walk away from Kings Cross.
"It is going well." Harry said. "We stopped some wizards who were causing some mayhem, but nothing too serious."
"And how is Tracey?" Severus asked slyly. Harry and Tracey Davies had started dating a year ago. He grinned at Harry's blush and then eyed Draco. "And Padma?" Draco had been seeing Padma Patil since they had graduated Hogwarts and Narcissa was itching for at least one of her boys to pop the question so that she could help plan the wedding. She also was anxious to become a grandmother.
"Padma is doing wonderfully," Draco said, a smile on his face. He noticed the expectant look on his mum's face and laughed. "Yes, I'll be asking for her hand soon."
"Wonderful!" Narcissa clapped her hands together. "And then Harry can ask Tracey."
Harry laughed. "I'd like to wait a little while longer, but I can't imagine life without her," he admitted.
Severus looked at his sons warmly. "I'm pleased at how well you both are doing."
"Have you heard from Ron and Hermione?" Narcissa asked.
"Yes, they are both doing well," Harry answered. "Hermione is due any day." His two friends had been married a couple of years and were expecting their first child.
"Ah, little Draco will soon be born," Draco said smugly.
Harry burst into laughter. "You wish!"
Later that evening, Draco flooed to to the spacious apartment he and Harry shared, waving a letter in his hand. "Did you receive one?" He demanded. "I was having dinner with Padma when Primrose delivered this."
"Yes," Harry said in amusement, putting down the book he had been reading. "I received mine an hour ago."
"Cassie did this on purpose," Draco huffed.
"The hat sorted her," Harry reminded him with a chuckle as he looked down at the letter his sister had sent informing him she had been sorted into Ravenclaw.
"Padma is all smug about it," Draco rolled his eyes, a small smile forming. "Says she isn't surprised at all."
"Well, look at this way. It could have been Hufflepuff," Harry teased. "The House you were almost sorted into." He had been teasing Draco about being a Hufflepuff since their first year and it never got old.
"I was not!" Draco exclaimed. "You're such a prat!"
Harry laughed and summoned his chess board over. "Fancy a game?"
"Sure, if you don't mind losing. Yet again," Draco smirked as he sat on one side of the board.
Harry gave a laugh and shrugged, making his first move on the chess board. He didn't care about winning, he just enjoyed spending time with his brother. Life was good.
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