Lilly and Zach stayed on the lake bank until the moon was shining and the stars were twinkling above them. They walked hands entwined up to the Common Room, discussing who they thought would win the first Quidditch match, between Hufflepuff and Slytherin, in January.
Lilly said goodnight to Zach with a warm hug and a small kiss. She got to her dorm and stopped at the door. She thought she heard a stifled sob. She went in but everything was normal, Annah was in bed asleep as it was so late and nothing had changed. She told herself it must've been a floorboard creaking, but not entirely managing to convince herself.
Lilly lay in bed on her back looking at the ceiling, unaware that Zach was in that exact position in the boys dormitory. She was glad she had made up with Zach, she didn't realise how much she craved his company. Her mind drifted to warm summers spent cocooned in Zach's comforting arms, frosty winters curled up by the fire and the next day. Christmas.
She gasped quietly as she realised she hadn't wrapped Zach, Audrey or Annah's presents. She quietly got out of bed and looked everywhere for wrapping paper but couldn't find any. All she found was a few old superhero comics. They'd have to do.
She gathered the presents and sorted them into piles, adding a sliver friendship bracelet to go with Annah's Jelly Slugs and self-applying enchanted mascara with matching lipstick for Audrey. She had also bought two Jelly Wands for Dean and Jared to thank them for helping her with Annah the other day.
Zach had a nice sized pile consisting of Chocolate frogs, Ice Mice, Pepper Imps, Dr Filibuster's Fireworks and a blue sweater- Lilly's favourite colour on him. She nodded, satisfied with the amount of each and began to choose suitable comics for them.
She decided on Cat-woman for Audrey, Wonder Woman for Annah, Superman for Zach, Spider-Man for Jared and Batman for Dean. (Even though Batman was Lilly's favourite superhero.) She set the presents out at the end of her bed ready for the next morning. She yawned and hopped back into her bed, shutting her eyes and drifting into sleep.