Mood - Yeesh...
(Note to self:
Remember that nothing ever surprises you anymore. )
So, today’s the day of the dress, as I call it. I admit, I am somewhat nervous. I have never even thought about how I want it to look, let alone attempt to try any on. But, then there’s the fact that they might not even have any TO try on. They like to custom make their clothes around here. For all I know, it could just be a consultation, measuring moment and material choice. Anyway, breakfast time. I’ll finish this later...
OK, back. So, I went to the great hall for something to eat and somehow managed to get it all down my clean clothes. Thankfully, Minerva said that there was enough time for me to change, so I legged it back to my room and threw on something different. I made sure to give the dirty clothes a nice death stare on the way out. For some reason Gilderoy was not present at breakfast. I was a touch worried. Thankfully, Minerva informed me that all was well and he hadn’t killed himself. Haha.
We set off for the store anyway. It was nice. I had always liked Minerva, as she has a kind nature and isn’t too judgmental like a lot of people are. We had some really nice conversations. She asked about my family, how life used to be like and that sort of thing, until finally switching the subject to the current situation. I confided in her and expressed how nervous I was and she gave me a small smile and told me that she is not surprised. She asked if I was truly happy with Gilderoy and I had to say I was. Well, it’s true. I am very happy. I feel like I can trust him and we just click so well.
Anyway, enough blabbering about that. It’s the store I want to tell you about. It was great. And I was right. It was a measurement appointment. They took my measurements and I looked over some fabrics and style ideas. There were so many lovely ones that it was so difficult to pick just one. But, I eventually came to my decision and I went for a classic look. A line, old style wedding gown with lace overlay going up to capped sleeves and a thin band just under the bust line. I’m really looking forward to seeing it. I hope he can make it in the time we have left!
We left the store and walked slowly back to Hogwarts, discussing plans. She wanted to know about what was planned for the wedding. Well, what could I honestly tell her? I had no idea! Gilderoy was the one arranging it all. I had actually not heard a peep from him about it. It suddenly made me stress again. She patted me on the back and reassured me that it will all be OK. That was all I needed... I felt a little better.
She then escorted me to see the headmaster. Obviously he would be attending to oversee for OBVIOUS reasons, so I needed to discuss it. What little I actually knew about it. We arrived and Snape was there, his arms folded. Thankfully, Minerva came with and stood by me as I spoke to Dumbledore. I was still getting the heebies from Snape, so I was thankful. We explained that it was Gilderoy he needed to see. He then requested that Minerva go and get him so that he could discuss it better, so she ended up leaving me on my own in Dumbledore’s office with Snape. Bah.
Oddly, Dumbledore just stood there and said nothing. I asked if anything was the matter and he suddenly blurted out an odd question. “How are things between you two then, Severus?” He was gesturing towards me! I instantly frowned and asked what the heck he meant. I couldn’t help it, I felt a little awkward about such a question. It was then he asked me to sit down. So, naturally, I obliged. I sat down and waited for him to explain what he meant. “It must be interesting for you to have a relative in the castle.”
I turned to look at Snape, then back at Dumbledore. No, surely he was joking. I think my face said it all, because he answered me without me even having to ask a question. “You and Severus are related, child.”
Eeegh. My poor head... Snape walked over just as Gilderoy had arrived with Minerva in toe.
Dumbledore also asked him to be seated and went ahead and explained it. I thought I was there for wedding talk! DAMN IT! Apparently, I am related through my father’s side. It appears as if Snape was the son of one of my father’s sisters. Yeah... I know. I feel buggered up by it. Ugh.
I looked at Gilderoy, to Dumbledore, to Minerva, to Snape and back to Dumbledore again. “You’re serious?” Snape placed a hand on my shoulder. “Dumbledore is quite serious. Now maybe you will understand my reasons and motives?” He raised an eyebrow at me and looked at Gilderoy, narrowing his eyes. He was all “And you had better take care of this one, or there shall be dire consequences.” Wait... He knew TOO!? Holy cow. Dumbledore thankfully explained that he had informed Severus after finding out the family tie, as he would like for him to accompany him to the wedding. Being a relation and all. Also, I have no one to give me away. You know... After disowning that heap of junk that’s called Dad. I suppose it’s not all that bad.
Gilderoy nodded in agreement and stood, offering his hand out to Snape saying that he swears it and that he had already stated it in the talk he had with him previously. A prev... What? I just blurted out “So you knew too” at him and he nodded at me. Joy... I just LOVE being in the dark. Pah! I have NO idea how he knew. I guess I will ask him tomorrow.
Dumbledore continued with the meeting and requested that Gilderoy told him where the wedding was being held. He looked at me as if I shouldn’t even know. Charming. Well, I guess one more surprise wouldn’t hurt, so I rolled my eyes and covered my ears. It pleased him and amused Minerva.
Snape kept staring at Gilderoy like a vulture waiting for a lion to finish chewing on a carcass. If it’s like thie now, what will it be like at the wedding? Yeesh. I hope it’s better.
I’m not sure if Minerva will be going or not. A lot of students won’t be at Hogwarts over the Christmas period, but a few still remain behind. Who knows. In one way, I hope she attends. I especially hope Gilderoy remembered to invite my family, or at least my mother and brother. I guess I’ll find out in a few days.
Well, the meeting ended by Dumbledore assuring us that he will be in attendance to act as a witness and that Snape will be accompanying him. After that, we all went separate ways back to our rooms.
What a crazy day. My poor head...