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The Hardys
Jingle Bells
Mon Oct 19, 2009 21:16

Christmas at the Hardy Household was a quiet affair. The children were sent to bed early, Leo going without a fuss and Orion making noises similar to that of a dying cat as her brother dragged her away. Mr and Mrs Hardy would sit together in comfortable silence, sipping mulled wine and listening to the evening radio broadcasts before placing the presents under the tree and making their own way to bed.

In the middle of the night Orion would wake up, or rather get up as she never could sleep with the thought of presents taunting her downstairs, and sneak into Leo's room. This was the only time that the siblings acted as such, swapping stories and spells and munching on whatever they had managed to steal from the kitchen the previous day for the traditional Christmas midnight snack. This years gossip was mostly about crushes and Ri had teased her brother mercilessly about Talora. Leo had retorted with...well nothing. If Orion had a crush she was hiding it extremely well.

Then they would sneak downstairs and eat their breakfast, ready for when their Dad came in from his morning fly and pounce on the presents with enthusiasm. After that came dinner, where the turkey was, this year, a gammon steak with roasted...shoe soles? What ever it was they gave up trying to eat it after a while and went to the park to eat chips.

New Year came and went as nothing special and before long it was time to return to school. Orion and Leo were equally excited but for different reasons. Orion, as ever, was eager to returned to Quidditch and show Bradley the new moves her Dad had taught her and Leo wanted to see Talora and, oddly, Grace. so the holidays had passed in the blink of an eye with nothing much really happening but with everything to tell their friends. sticking together for a change they ate their first meal at school together side by side before eventually partying ways. Their holidays over it was no longer brother and sister it was 'the annoying little witch that always got in trouble' and the 'stupid dork face goody-two-shoes'. Normality resumed.

    • Batman SmellsThe Schuler family, Mon Oct 19 22:05
      The Scoresby Household was nosier, as Poppa generally had a crowd of co-workers around to celebrate the night before. This year was an even larger crowd as he had added the occasion of his daughter’s ... more
      • Did you see?Orion, Mon Oct 19 22:53
        Orion greeted Randy with a rather unexpected hug and she had to pull back quickly and give him a punch on the arm to feel like herself again. Their conversation passed by the usual post-holiday... more
        • NaturallyRandy, Mon Oct 19 23:12
          He'd accepted the hug but was glad for how quickly she'd accumulated to the three- second rule. Otherwise it would have been awakward. Thoughts of that were forgotten however with talk of the... more
          • Well..duhOrion, Mon Oct 19 23:31
            Orion shot a wicked little grin in his direction. "Well, I'm even younger than you, you know," she winked at him. "Of course I'll my room...sleeping...," lowering her voice and casting a... more
            • expected who?Randy, Mon Oct 19 23:39
              He laughed and elbowed her slightly "That's the way." he told her. "I'm gonna have to amke sure to save you a dance then. Or should I be expecting to talk Quidditch with Boyce again?" he raised an... more
              • BoyceRi, Mon Oct 19 23:43
                "Ha!" the laugh rang out across the Hall making a distinctive echoing sound. Everything was silent for a minute as everyone looked around to see who or what had made the noise. she giggled quietly... more
                • First and last Randy, Tue Oct 20 00:27
                  " Do I ever?!" he said. " You need to be first last and only. I can promise you the first and the last, but come on, you know you can't be my only. Your brother would totally kill me otherwise and... more
                  • OnlyRi, Tue Oct 20 01:52
                    "I'll be satisfied with just the first," she grinned at him. "Buuut," she began again, lowering her voice just slightly, "what Leo doesn't know won't hurt him," glancing over to where Leo was handing ... more
      • New Years ResolutionLeo, Mon Oct 19 22:21
        Leo watched as one by one the Schuler siblings broke off from each other, going their separate ways and gave Ri a half-hearted wave as she left. Then he was left alone with Grace. He pulled his... more
        • PackagesGrace, Mon Oct 19 22:35
          She tossed her head with a little huph. " Like I would tell you Hardy." she said. "If you wanna tease me about it,you're just going to have to figure it out you're own self. unless your Mum replaced... more
          • Re: PackagesLeo, Mon Oct 19 23:06
            Leo nodded slowly and some what suspiciously. "I got something unusual," he told her, though something told him that he didn't need to tell her that...he stopped there. His own thoughts were far too... more
            • PresentsGrace, Mon Oct 19 23:17
              She smiled, and there wasn't anything even secretive about it. "Welcome." she said. " I went lloking al around for soemthing to buy for Christmas presents and I jsut couldn't find anything. Then we... more
              • GlitterLeo, Mon Oct 19 23:40
                "Oh yeah, I got the bookmark," he grinned scathingly at her. The glitter hadn't come out of his sheets no matter what spell he'd tried to covertly get his Dad to use on them. "Pink isn't really my... more
                • Best. Present. Ever.Grace, Tue Oct 20 00:09
                  She took it just as covertly and very uncovertly tore the wrappings off. , grinning like she'd never gotten a single gift in her entire life. There in her arms was a little pillow in red fluffy... more
                  • YeahLeo, Tue Oct 20 00:14
                    "Yeah, well. Just something for practice, you know," he grinned again. It was getting awkward, all this grinning and the sides of his cheeks were beginning to hurt with the effort. "We'll get started ... more
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