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  A/N: I do not own any of the Harry Potter characters or settings. I have rights to my original characters, but not to the Harry Potter characters.
The Christmas holidays were only a week away and Heidi found herself studying in a secluded corner of the library with Albus. Yet again he was helping her with her astronomy homework, which she always seemed to leave until last minute.

“With the homework they're piling on I won't have any time to open my presents!” Heidi exclaimed, throwing down her quill once her essay was completed.

“You wait until Easter, chocolate eggs will be the last thing on your mind. It won't be so bad though. Are you staying for Christmas?” Albus looked at her tenderly.

“Yeah, I really don't feel like going back home this Christmas, plus the food is way better here.”

Albus chuckled. “I'll be staying as well. Dad needs a break, plus Mum is organising a wedding. Teddy and Victoire are getting married after Christmas. Dad is like Teddy's father and Mum is helping Aunt Fleur get Victoire fitted for her dress and everything. It's insane. Lily's going back with Rose so they can get dresses, but the rest of us are staying.” He pulled a face at the last remark.

Heidi saw his face and looked at him questioningly.

“James has been giving me a hard time. Don't worry about it.”

“He likes me about as much as Bridget loves you, huh?”

Albus sighed and nodded. Ever since Albus had started holding hands with Heidi in public James had been trying to get him to leave her. James seemed to hate Heidi. She had an older brother who had gone to Azkaban and their father had caught him. Because of her brother, James seemed to think that Heidi would go down the same path and just drag Albus down with her.

Bridget didn't like Albus because his father had put Heidi's older brother and her own older brother in Azkaban. A lot of the fights that Heidi and Bridget had had recently were about Heidi's loyalty to her brother.

“It's because of Nathaniel and Josiah isn't it? I have the same problem with Bridget. Josiah is her brother, as you know. But what has that got to do with us being happy?” Heidi asked, taking Albus's hand.

“A lot, because my brother and your best friend don't seem to want us to be together at all. The fact that we haven't been interrupted yet is a miracle.”

“Is your Dad upset about it at all?”

“We haven't really talked about it, and I'm not going home for Christmas. He'll probably know by then and talk to me about it at the wedding.”

“Do you think he will be angry?”

“Not really. He's pretty good about that sort of stuff. I mean Lily is going out with Scorpius and he's meant to be an enemy practically. Well, not really.”

“What's the problem then? What they think doesn't matter. Your father was the one who caught them and if he doesn't have a problem with it,there shouldn't be an issue.”

“But there is.” Albus stood up. “Bridget is coming and I should leave before she gets really angry.”

Albus disappeared under his cloak, just as Bridget walked up to Heidi. Bridget seemed in high spirits for the first time since she told off Heidi in the common room. Smiling brightly she motioned for Heidi to follow her, telling her to be quiet when she went to protest. Shrugging, Heidi grabbed her notes and shoved them in her bag. The walk might be interesting.

They were halfway up the astronomy tower when Bridget stopped and turned to Heidi.

“Alright, we're almost there, we just have to turn into the next corridor. Whatever you do, don't speak.”

“But-” Heidi started.

“What did I say?”

Heidi mimed zipping her lips and remained quiet. The walk was short and soon they stood outside a classroom door. It was dark and seemed empty. Bridget opened the door and pushed Heidi inside roughly.
Heidi feel and landed on some cushions. It wasn't an empty, dusty classroom like she thought it would be. Lights lit up all around and it was suddenly warm, inviting and very pink.

“We set it up ourselves!” said Bridget happily, swinging her arms around the huge room full of all of Heidi's friends.

Ailee, Cameron, Denise, Ellen, Frannie and Geraldine were all sitting in a circle, the whole floor was covered in cushions.

“We want to have a girls night in, but we didn't want it in the girls dorm, since we're not all from the same house,” Frannie explained.

Heidi smiled. She hardly got time with all her friends these days, especially with Bridget being mad at her. They all sat down and talked, while eating chocolate and chips. Conversation very quickly turned to Heidi and Albus. Everyone wanted to know everything.

“So, have you kissed yet?”Cameron asked, everyone all asking the same thing.

“Well, we almost kissed once... We're taking it slow. We hold hands all the time,” Heidi replied, blushing a little.

“They shouldn't be together at all!” Bridget protested. “What would our brothers think?”

“It's their fault they got in Azkaban, why should my happiness be taken away because of that?”

“His father put them away!”

“Bridget, just leave it.”

Everything was silent. No one even ate a chip, the tension was so thick. Then Ailee piped up.

“He is dreamy though...”

Everyone laughed and the fight was over. After more talking and a pillow fight they all went to their respective dorms before curfew. Bridget, Ellen and Heidi walked up to Gryffindor tower together. Once they were inside, Ellen and Bridget walked up to go to the girls' dorm.

“You coming?” asked Ellen to Heidi.

“In a minute, I have to finish my conclusion for astronomy first.”

They wished her a good night and went up to bed. Heidi sat down near the fire, she sighed as she took out her homework.

Albus appeared beside her suddenly.

“Thought you'd never get back. I missed you at dinner and so I thought you were up her, but I couldn't find you so I decided to wait,” he said.

Heidi just stared at him, then hit him. “Don't do that!”

“Sorry love, I was just wanted to kiss you goodnight.”

Then he leaned forward and kissed her sweetly on the lips. Heidi was shocked at first then kissed back, putting her arms around him and pulling him into the chair with her. They were kissing so passionately that they didn't hear the portrait door open.

"What are you doing!?" James yelled at them.

Heidi was startled and ran up to the girls dorm with Albus shouting after her to come back. Ignoring him she ran to her room door and slammed it shut. Lying down on her bed she touched her lips, for one minute there, everything had been perfect. And yet again someone had ruined it. Sighing Heidi punched her pillow and got comfortable, she planned to be awake for a while trying to figure how to get back at James Sirius Potter.
F/N: The story is starting to set out now, don't forget to review! I love feedback.

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