A Hogwarts Romance

Lilly is a fifth year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She expects school to be boring this year with nothing interesting. Then she meets new boy Zach. Tall, dark and handsome, Lilly is intrigued with Zach and Zach with Lilly. But is everything too perfect and what is Lilly's best friend hiding?

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21. Chapter 21

Chpt 21

Lilly practically ran at Zach before leaping into his arms, wrapping her legs around his waist and burying her face into his neck.

"Merry Christmas Lilly." He chuckled quietly into her ear.

"Merry Christmas Zach." She whispered as she angled her lips to his and kissed them gently.

"Damn it Lilly it's only early and you're kissing me already?" He said loudly. "Don't stop." He murmured so only she could hear.

She giggled at him. "Zach. Stop it. Not now. It's Christmas, there's people." Zach sighed and frowned at her.

"Fine." He pouted. "But you attacked me!" He put her down but kept his arm around her waist.

Annah was busying herself the other side of the room, trying to distract herself from watching them.

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Shortly after, Dean and Jared came in to wish them a merry Christmas. Lilly looked at Dean and they both gasped at the same time. They were wearing the same Batman shirt. Not similar but the exact same.

"Looks like we're matching." Winked Dean.

Lilly laughed. "Yeah, we are." She looked over at Zach and smiled, only to see Zach scowling at them both as if they'd planned it.

After that it went slightly awkward but just then Lilly remember their gifts along with Zach's.

She handed them Jared and Dean's small packages with a smile then turned to Zach. He immediately smiled brightly at her as she presented him with his stack.

Lilly and Annah watched the Jared and Dean open what they had and laughed as Jared opened his wand right there and started pointing it at Dean, Dean went along with it well but was too busy admiring his Batman-comic wrapping paper with awe.

They both thanked Lilly and they turned to Zach.

"You gonna open them?" Lilly asked him.

"Oh. Yeah. Sorry I was in a world of my own." He said.

Zach opened the sweater and smiled at it.

"Hm. If I didn't know you better I'd say this blue was your favourite colour on me?" He beamed at Lilly while pulling the sweater over his head. Lilly blushed, shushed him and urged him to open the rest.

He loved them all but was still smiling at the thought of the sweater.

Dean cleared his throat loudly. "Um. Jared wanted to get all you guys something, so here you go." He handed Lilly and Annah small, square parcels and Zach a bottle bag.

The girls unwrapped theirs to find a pie each.

"I-I baked them myself." Jared said shyly, looking down.

"Thank you. Both of you." Lilly said and hugged them both, ignoring Zach's impatient sigh. He turned to his bag and pulled out a large bottle of Butter-beer.

"We didn't know what you drank so yeah." Dean grinned at him.

"Thanks." Zach said awkwardly.

It was tense.

Zach looked at Lilly and said "Okay. So I have this for you. But if you don't like it you don't have to keep it."

"Oh don't be silly. I'm sure I'll love it because it's from you." She squeezed his hand.

Annah pursed her lips.

Lilly gasped as she looked at what Zach bought her- a real silver necklace with a circular pendant. The pendant had "Lilly" engraved on it and opened.

"You can put whatever you want inside it and it'll keep it safe. It's kind of bigger on the inside." He smiled.

"Zach! I love it! Thank you so much!" She kissed him gently and kept smiling at him. He put the chain around her neck and secured it. He looked at Lilly happily.

"I love Christmas now." He whispered in her ear.

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