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It the day before Christmas break, everyone was milling about happily talking about how their families were going to react when they introduced them to their spouses. Persephone rolled her eyes at most of the conversations but as she was on her way to Transfiguration she found herself being pulled into an empty classroom.

"What the –" She started before a large hand covered her mouth.

"Sephie?" A tentative voice asked, "I didn't hurt you did I?"

The hand slipped off her mouth and she found herself looking up into a pair of dark blue eyes. "No Jason," She sighed, "You didn't hurt me, now what do you want? I'm going to be late for class."

"I wanted to apologize…what I did with Marietta was wrong."

"You're damn right it was. Besides what's the point in apologizing now? It's over and done with."

"I want to start our relationship over again. I'm sorry, you're sorry, now let's start fresh."

"You are aware that we're both married right."

"That's what makes it fun."

"How you got into Ravenclaw I'll never know." Persephone muttered before an idea popped into her head. "I'd love to start dating you again Jason!"

"Great!" He leaned down a bit as if to kiss her and she side stepped him.

"But, well, there's a fidelity charm on the marriages. If you were willing to work past that then I'd be honored."

"What kind of fidelity charm?"

"It only happens to the guys, surprisingly, you'll get horrible boils on your…" Persephone pointed at his crotch, "Well…you know."

Jason's eyes widened and he pushed some of his light brown hair out of his eyes, "You…you're sure?"

"Yes," She approached him, "I'm positive."

"I have to go." He blurted out.

Persephone pouted, "But Jason…"

"Sorry Sephie, I've changed my mind. I'll see you around." He ran out of the room and turned.

"Mr. Carmichael, what, pray tell, are you running from?" Severus asked.

"Nothing, sir." Jason said as he ran off towards Transfiguration.

"5 points from Ravenclaw." He said, turning the corner and entering the room there, the same room that Jason had just ran out of. Needless to say, he was shocked to see Persephone there, clutching her stomach and laughing.

"What is wrong with you?"

"Told Jason…fidelity charm on marriages…gives him boils." Persephone gasped, "Oh shit, I have to get to class." Picking up her bag from where it fell on the floor she ran past Severus and out the door, up to Transfiguration.

Severus blinked and shook his head before getting ready for the class that was coming in.

Later That Night

Persephone glanced up at the door from the couch because Severus hadn't come in yet. Getting up she walked over to the door and opened it, she snuck over to where he kept his potions and unlocked the door. She went in and searched the shelves pulling out two Dreamless Sleep potions she left the room and went back to their rooms. Sitting on the couch she uncorked the two bottles and drank them.

Soon after Persephone was felling woozy, she took off her glasses and lied down, pulling the blanket over herself. Then the world went black.

Three Days Later

She groaned and rolled over, "Ow," She mumbled as she tried to pull herself to her feet.

"I wouldn't advise getting up."

"What happened?

"You stole two bottles of my Dreamless Sleep."

Persephone muttered something under her breath before opening her eyes and finding a very bleary Severus Snape.

"What were you thinking?!"

"That I was tired and I hate my…I guess you could call them dreams though they're anything but." Persephone sighed, "Other than that I wasn't."

"Obviously, you could have died!"

"Why do you care?"

"I don't!"

"Exactly! If you don't care then you should have just let me die!" Persephone glared at him, still unable to see, "But they would have blamed you blamed wouldn't they?" She said mockingly.

"Yes. They would have."

Persephone groaned. "Shit. I was supposed to go and visit Bobby and Claire."

"They sent an owl when you didn't show up. I told them you were incapable of showing up before Christmas."

"Er…thanks. What day is it?" Looking down Persephone saw her glasses and put them on, blinking a few times to clear head vision she looked up at Severus.

"The 26th." Severus said.

"Ha! Just in time!"

"For what?"

"We're weird but the three of us have always celebrated on the 27th. Everything goes on sale on Boxing Day so that's when we buy the other presents. It was easier for the three of us to have our own little private Christmas party then." Standing up, she put a hand to her head and swayed a little and Severus stepped forward.

"I told you, you shouldn't stand."

"I'm fine. I have to change." She stumbled over to the bedroom turning when she reached the door. "You know, you can come tomorrow if you want. Bobby probably wants to meet you anyway."

Persephone closed the door behind her and grabbed a towel; she walked into the adjoining bathroom and spent most of her shower leaning against a wall with her eyes closed letting the water wash over her. Sighing she shut off the tap and stepped out, wrapping a towel around herself. She left the bathroom and went over to her dresser; pulling out a pair of jeans and a baggy tee she pulled them on.

She looked at her watch on top of the dresser and saw that it was 11, in the morning thankfully. She then left the bedroom and, seeing that Severus wasn't in the other rooms, shrugged and left. She wandered around the castle for a while before going down to the Great Hall for lunch.

"Ah, feeling better I see." Dumbledore said to her when she sat down.

"Yep, hungry but other than that I feel fine."

"That's good, and no lasting effects?"

"Not that I'm aware of."

"Good, good."

"Yep." She muttered before grabbing some things off the table and starting to eat.

It was late before Persephone returned to the chambers for the evening as she had spent the day wandering about the castle and grounds. She found Severus sitting in an armchair reading a book not really knowing what to say she went into the bedroom and grabbed her book off of her trunk. Walking back out she lay down on the couch and held the book above her head before starting to read.

After she had finished approximately three chapters Severus stood up and stretched before walking over to the bedroom.

"Goodnight." Persephone muttered, not turning away from her book.

Severus froze but Persephone didn't notice, she heard the door close a few seconds later.


Christmas with Bobby and Claire is next! Yeah, that's not going to be akward at all.