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A Very Gryffie Holiday by Gryffindor Collaboration

Format: Short story collection
Chapters: 17
Word Count: 35,753

Rating: 15+
Warnings: Mild Language, Mild Violence, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature, Contains Slash (Same-Sex Pairing), Substance Use or Abuse, Sensitive Topic/Issue/Theme

Genres: Drama, General
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Lily, James, Bill, Percy, Neville, Fred, George
Pairings: Harry/Ginny, James/Lily, Remus/Tonks, Ron/Hermione, Other Pairing

First Published: 11/24/2010
Last Chapter: 02/24/2011
Last Updated: 02/24/2011


Ever wanted to know what your favourite Gryffindors get up to during the holiday season?  Well, wonder no more, as we explore the many and varied antics that the silly season can inspire.

The Gryffindor House holiday collaboration 2010

Awesome banner by Sarah_Bee at TDA!!

Chapter 17: A Very Gryffie Holiday: Great So Far


Love. It's a four letter word that everyone interprets differently. My sister seems to think love is the easiest feeling to feel along with her boyfriend. In their case though, I'm inclined to believe it in their case. I'm actually not entirely sure what love is. So many people around me use the word frivolously, but that doesn't explain what it is. My parents are in love, and my sister and her boyfriend. Oh my' and how could I forget the Potter boys?! They are in love with their girlfriends, too. The thing is, though they all act differently towards each other.

My mum and dad are like equals, but my mum adores taking care of dad and making him happy, and he's pleased if she is happy. James and Lila are really into PDA and announcing everything about their relationship while Albus treats Lizzie like his best friend. Finally it comes down to my sister, Victoire, and her boyfriend, Teddy. they are perfect for each other. They always get along, are never too openly public with displays of affection, know each other better than they know themselves, and well just fit together. If I'm going to get idea of love from somewhere, then it will be them.

"Dom! Domi, honey!" Oh, great. My annoying boyfriend. Honestly, how annoying, self-absorbed, and clueless can one person be?! He just is totally and utterly hopeless. And to be honest, I can't even remember why I agreed to date him. It's not like I ever fancied him or anything.

"Yes, Mick?" I knew that he knew that I really didn't care by the look he got on his face. Try imagining the look in the face of a wet cat, and someone who is constipated mixed up into one. Not a pretty picture, huh?

"Could you ever, I dunno, try and put some effort into our relationship?!" He questioned me. I could feel my face twist into a look that was probably a mix between disappointment and boredom.

"Mick, hun, to put it plain and simple: no. If it isn't working, then that doesn't mean it's my fault. It just simply doesn't work," I replied in the same bored tone as before. Mick sighed, and I knew what was coming. This was the exact reason I couldn't bring myself to believe in love. Because for me, relationships always turned out the same. In insults and hurt.

"You know what, Dom! Everyone says that your sister is the cold hearted one, but at least she can treat her boyfriend with respect. You're the ice queen, aren't you? The one who will never find love! The one who will eventually be all alone on the holidays, just like now, and it will be no one's fault, but yours! I hope you're happy alone, Dominique Weasley! Because we're over!" He shouted at me with many arm gestures. I sighed as he turned and walked away. For some reason his words hit me harder than any of the ones before them. Looking into the den I realized why. Mick was completely right. Even in a family the size of mine, I was totally alone. Three days before Christmas, I am now single, and feeling utterly alone. This holiday isn't going great so far.