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"And what do we have for Harry now?" Lily asked as she helped her son open another Christmas present.
"A rubber wand from Uncle Sirius," Sirius said. "Save the paper, too." He pointed his wand at the shredded paper and fixed it. He conjured a frame so that everyone could see the red and green snitches.
"Is that the last of them?" James asked. Lily put the rubber wand into the huge pile of Harry's presents.
"I have a present for the three of you," Dumbledore said, mysteriously.
"What?" James asked, excitedly.
"James, act your age," Lily said, playfully slapping her husband. "What, sir?"
"Lily, you aren't my student anymore," Dumbledore said, "you needn't refer to me as 'sir'."
"Yes, um, Dumbledore," Lily said.
"I'll tell you about your present later," Dumbledore said. "Right now, let's feast!"
Lily waved her wand, making her prepared feast appear on the lengthened table. Then, James waved his wand, making the drinks appear.
The babies were put in playpens. Harry, Ron, and Neville all played with the numerous toys they had gotten for Christmas. Bill and Charlie sat at the kid's table accompanied by the three year old Fred and three year old George.
While the adults were all cooing over the little friendship the three boys were starting, Fred and George were switching the salt shakers with sugar shakers.
When dinner was done, Lily, James, and Dumbledore had each had quite a bit to drink, so a sobering charm was placed on them and Dumbledore led them to a quiet room upstairs.
"Listen, this is very serious," Dumbledore said.
Lily and James were no longer smiling when they saw his eyes stop twinkling.
"Yes?" asked James.
"A concealment charm needs to be placed on your house," Dumbledore explained. "Voldemort is after Harry. You need to pick a secret keeper very soon."
"Sirius," James said, immediately.
"Now, wait," Lily said, "are you sure that's wise?"
"You don't think we can trust Sirius?" James asked.
"No, I think we can trust him completely," Lily said, "but won't it be a bit obvious that he is our keeper?"
"We'll have him decide," James said.
Dumbledore brought Sirius up to the room and sobered him. He explained everything to them.
"So will you do it?" Lily asked.
"Well," said Sirius, "I would love to protect you, but don't you think it might be a bit obvious?"
"Exactly what I said," Lily said.
"Well, who can we choose?" James asked.
"Not Remus," James said. "He's the traitor. Peter said he knew about his spying.
"Do you honestly believe that?" Lily asked. "I've been friends with him for a long time, and I don't think he'd do that."
"Lily, we couldn't believe it at first either," Sirius said. "We've known him longer, but he'd be the perfect spy. Voldemort likes werewolves. Plus, what about his "mom" getting sick so much. I can't believe you let him into your house."
"We couldn't let him know we were onto him," James said.
"Anyway, we need a secret keeper," Lily reminded them. "We need someone completely trustworthy."
"What do you think about Peter?" James asked.
"I don't know," Lily said.
However, she was ignored and left out of the most important decision of their lives. "Perfect!" Sirius exclaimed.
"We'll ask him in the morning," James said.
Lily sighed and aroused the sleeping Dumbledore. "We've made our decision."
"Good," Dumbledore said. "Don't tell me, I'm not supposed to know."
The four went down stairs to the sleepy wizards. Everyone left the house and went into the snow. The three Potters danced to Christmas music until it was nearly eleven.
"Look, he's sleeping," Lily said, laughing a little.
"He needs to get to bed anyway, Santa will be coming soon," said James, winking at Lily.
And that was the end of Harry's first and only Christmas Eve with his parents.
A/N Please review! Merry Christmas... Eve!