September 1st, 2017
"Permission slips for Hogsmede?"
"Don't remind me," Louis complained and crossed his arms, a pout on his lips.
"One more year Lou, then you can go," Bill reassured him in the typical father tone.
"It's not like any other 2nd years are going either," Dominique reminded him, tying her blonde hair back with an elastic. Now a 5th year, she looked exactly as Victoire did two years earlier when they had their first departing for Hogwarts.
"But you guys are! And I want to see the Shrieking Shack!"
"It's really not that cool," Dominique told him, laughing at the disappointed look on his face.
"I beg to differ. The Shrieking Shack is by far the coolest thing at Hogsmede," Victoire claimed, throwing an arm around her younger brother. "And it's definitely worth the wait."
"I see my friends on the train, can I go now?" Dominique cried suddenly, waving to a group of Ravenclaw girls already in their compartment.
"Not before you say goodbye!" Fleur exclaimed emotionally and threw her arms around her daughter. "Are you sure you don't want to wait for the rest of ze family?"
"I'll see them on the train, Mama!" Dominique kissed her father and grabbed her trunk. "I'll see you guys at Christmas!"
"Oh, there are my friends! Can I go too?" Louis chirped, his disappointment long forgotten as he hugged his father and mother and sped off without another word.
"There go the little birds, leaving the nest so soon," Bill sighed and wrapped an arm around his wife.
Victoire frowned. "Um, hi. Oldest daughter still here, about the start her final year at Hogwarts."
"Of course, of course," Fleur tutted and hugged her daughter close. Victoire smiled, content.
"Are you sure you'll be manage without Teddy around? Now that he's got the Healing job at St. Mungo's he won't be there to show you the ropes," her father pointed out.
Victoire couldn't help the smile that formed on her face as she thought of Teddy entertaining all the sick children at St. Mungo's with changing his hair color and facial features. "I think I've gotten a good grip on them now."
"Well, we'll let you go find Bex and Leah. Don't forget to write, and take care of your brother," Bill told her and kissed his daughter on the head lovingly.
"Somebody's got to," Victoire shrugged and giggled as her parents waved goodbye. When they had disappeared through Platform 9 ¾, she took out the note in her pocket that was worn and wrinkled from being read so many times.
I'll be there. –Teddy
It had been a short reply to her letter, but it said everything it needed too. Victoire took her trunk and began to wander around the platform, keeping an eye out for the familiar turquoise hair she loved so dearly.
She and Teddy had been dating since that wonderful April afternoon at the end of her fifth year, and the only people who knew about it were her mother, Dominique, and Andromeda. They had both decided it was better to keep things on the down low because in a family as big as there's, chaos would occur if they all found out. And if they had broken up…it could break up the family as well.
But it had been nearly a year and a half (not that she was counting…) and she had never been so happy. Her sixth year had been blissful, and although it would be hard not seeing him everyday, it would make breaks all the more special. Seeing him still gave her butterflies and made her feel like she could run all the way to Scotland, which was exactly why she burst into a sprint when she caught sight of his bright hair among the crowd.
He turned around just as she made contact, wrapping her arms around him. Teddy laughed and hugged her back.
"So you got my letter, I assume?" he joked.
"Thanks for coming," Victoire mumbled and squeezed him tighter, realizing how much she would miss him at that moment.
Teddy grinned and pulled back to put his hands on her shoulders. "What? Did you honestly think I'd miss saying goodbye to you and have you nag me about it for the rest of our lives?"
Victoire rolled her eyes but laughed. "You have a very valid point."
Teddy laughed with her and glanced around. "Did your family leave already?"
"Yeah, but I don't know about Harry and the rest of them."
"Maybe I'll catch them on the way out," Teddy shrugged before turning back to her. "I got you something."
Victoire felt her heart flutter. "You didn't have to."
"Oh, yes I did. When I saw it practically grabbed my knees and begged me to give it to you," Teddy told her and reached into his jean pocket, pulling out a small square box with a ribbon on it. "Open it."
Victoire smile as she undid the ribbon and opened the box. Her eyebrows furrowed in confusion as she pulled out a small crystal orb. "A remembrall?"
"So you'll remember to miss me!" Teddy declared brightly and Victoire laughed.
"I don't think I'll need help, but thank you." She wrapped her arms around Teddy's neck and gave him a thank you kiss. But Teddy held her close to him and continue to kiss her, both of them realizing it would be a long time until their next one.
An astounded voice, accompanied with a voice crack of a boy going through puberty, interrupted them. "TEDDY?"
They broke apart to see James with his mouth open and eyes wide. "Careful Jim, you'll catch flies."
"What are you doing?" James demanded glancing from Teddy to Victoire so fast Victoire was sure his eyes would fall out of their sockets.
"I've come to see Victoire off," James informed him. "And I'd appreciate if you'd go away, please."
James nodded, still dazed, and ran off into the cloud of smoke that had formed around them from the train. Teddy and Victoire looked at each other before bursting into laughter, the kind that made you clutch your sides from joyous pain.
"The look on his face, oh Merlin," Victoire mused, wiping a tear from her eye. "I suppose he's gone off to tell the entire family then."
"The secrets out," Teddy shrugged with a grin. "You okay with that?"
Victoire sighed. "Well, my dad isn't going to be too happy that I didn't tell him, but my mom will help him. Are you okay with it?"
"Why wouldn't I be okay with showing off the love of my life to the world?" Teddy proclaimed and Victoire blushed as he kissed her again.
5 months later and it's done :')
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