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A/N: Thank you so much for your reviews! It's good to be back! I know I don't usually do this, but I think an explanation is owed. Last September I was in the Hospital because I was severely anemic, severely as in I needed two units of vampire food. Then in October I was hospitalized again because I was even more anemic (four units of vampire food). All of this happened just after finding out I have Ulcerative Colitis (Ulcers and swelling in the Colon). It's been difficult partially because I have had to severely limit my diet (more than just being gluten or grain free. If you want more details, contact me). In addition, I've had serious writer's block, along with the fact that my family doesn't really approve of fanfiction (although I think they've started to realize that it helps me cope). On a happier note, I've set up my own website (from scratch) that advertizes the fact that I do graphic and web design (again, contact me for more details). Please don't judge my abilities based on the cover of this story! ;D Special thanks to Only Dreams are Free for her review of chapter 18! It was short, but gave me the kick that I needed to continue. Also, congrats to paddiew for technically being the 150th reviewer, even if she couldn't sign in at the time! :D Sorry, there's no reward for this one. Maybe when we reach 200 reviews.
Now, I think that this has gone on long enough, so without further ado, here is the next list!
P.S. Anything surrounded by brackets, , is the list. Let me know if it's too confusing.
Once settled comfortably on the bed, Hermione took the lists from Severus and began reading, with her husband looking over her shoulder:
What to Get Harry for his 13th Birthday
1. Hogwarts, A History
Severus couldn't help but snort in amusement. Hermione grinned, only to blush upon reading her thirteen-year-old self's comment below.
+Maybe Harry will actually read it! If he does than we can talk about it!
'I was so naïve then,' Hermione thought.
-No. I'm in France for Merlin's Sake! I should get him something from here!
Severus laughed. "Did you?" he asked.
2. A French flag
"Well, that's rather lackluster," Severus commented.
"Oh shut it!"
Severus blinked at the next item on the list.
3. Le Français Défense: Comment faire face au méchant et dangereux de la France *
+Harry's always getting into trouble. This would be great for him so he can learn how to defend himself.
"Yes, Severus!" Hermione snapped. Severus opened his mouth to reply but was cut off by his wife saying, "And before you ask the obvious, Mum and Dad did remind me that Harry probably couldn't read French."
"Actually, I was going to ask if you if this list was really meant for Potter or for you." Hermione jabbed her husband in the side with her elbow and continued down the list.
4. That model of Mont Saint-Michel I saw in the souvenir shop
-No. That's too tacky.
'You got that right!' Severus thought.
5. A photo of my parents and me in front of the Wizarding part of the Louvre.
"You've been there?!" Severus asked incredulously.
"You mean you haven't?"
Severus scoffed. "When would I have had the time or money?"
Hermione looked rather upset at his tone of voice. 'Damn pregnancy hormones!' she thought bitterly. "Perhaps we should visit after the baby is born?" she suggested tentatively.
Noticing that his wife seemed close to tears, Severus chose his next words carefully but, unfortunately, not his tone, "Perhaps in a year or two."
Hermione burst into tears at his stern sounding tone. "If you don't want to go, just say so!" Hermione shouted at Severus.
"Hermione! Calm down, woman! I want to go, but when our child is old enough not to keep us in a state of constant exhaustion!"
Hermione sniffled in response to his yelling.
"Don't worry, Hermione, I'm not angry," Severus said in his most comforting voice. "I just wanted to make sure that you heard me," Severus continued clearly amused, if the twitching of his mouth was anything to go by.
Hermione blinked rapidly for a second or two then scowled. "You didn't have to yell. I could hear you perfectly fine," she pouted.
Severus chuckled then smirked. "Well, in that case, I wanted to make sure you listened to me."
Hermione hmmphed and turned back to the list. She did however, allow a small smile to grace her lips.
- No. That might make him jealous.
Hermione snorted, "I was so stupid then. Harry never gets jealous!"
Her husband raised an elegant eyebrow. "Not even that time when James refused to be picked up by anyone but me? Or how about when Albus called me 'Dada' as his first word?"
"Fine then," Hermione humphed, "almost never."
6. A dragon hide covered journal
+ If he won't talk to us about what the Dursley's are like, then he can at least write it down. It would do wonders for him. Maybe I should get his name embossed on it?
- Then again, he might not use it.
The next item on the list appeared to have been written at a little later than the rest.
7. A broomstick servicing kit
+ Mum found an ad in the Daily Profit for it.
+ Harry loves Quidditch.
+ All I'll have to do is find a way to get it to him.
"Why wouldn't you be able to send it?"
"I didn't have an owl."
Severus frowned at that. Seeing this Hermione replied, "Mum and dad didn't want me to have pet until I proved that I could handle school. They said that I could get one before my third year."
"Ah." Severus glanced back at the list and said, "It appears we have reached the end. Shall we read another?"
Hermione smiled, "Of course!"
*This is supposed to translate to: The French Defence: How to face the dark and dangerous of France
I used Google Translate to get the French. I took Spanish for my foreign language. Thank you to "French Canadian" for her note on how what I had originally did not make sense. :D I hope it does now!