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Spending he day Christmas shopping with his mom was exactly how Callum wanted to spend his Saturday. Anytime spent with his mom was time he cherished. “How many people exactly do we need to get presents for?” He asked curiously.
"Well, let's see.", she said as she thought. "We have Uncle Aydan and Aunt Elle and Uncle Thomas. then we have Hadley, Hudson and Felix...and then Felicity. So that's seven...We should probably get something for Ann-Sofie as well, so eight.", she said smiling at her son. "Did I forget anyone?"
"Not if you keep up this greedy little attitude.", she said with a stern look, before letting it fade into a smile. As they continued walking, she watched Callum, trying to think about how he grew so fast. "What happened to that little boy a met in Hogsmeade..You're about twice his size now...And even more handsome."
“I was 13 mum, I’m 16 now,” he said, trying not to show his embarrassment. “Besides, puberty does wonders to the male body,” he said with a grin. “But, I will admit I grew pretty fast,” he said with a chuckle.
He smiled sheepishly at that. “Schools good, exams and tests are hard because I’m a sixth year,” he whined. “Quidditch is good, Captain is also tiring. But I’m managing. Seeing the therapist weekly helps too,”
"I definitely remember trying to balance school and being quidditch captain. It can get hard sometimes.", she said. "But, I'm glad that it's going well. Know that if you need anything, I'll be there in a second."
"I know you could...You are strong and brilliant young man. You can do anything.", she said, beaming at her son. She took wrapped her arm around his, resting her head against his shoulder. It felt crazy that he was taller than her now and that she was able to do this. "I know that you're going to accomplish many amazing things, sweetie."
He smiled a little and walked with his mom. He felt so glad that she was so proud of him, and it just made him want to be even better. "If it wasn't for you I wouldn't be anything, I couldn't have asked for a better mum," He said with a smile and patted her hand. "Your Christmas gift is only fit for someone like you,"
“You’re too sweet,Callum. I know I will love anything you give me.”, she said. She was so proud of the man her son was becoming. “Ok, but the real question. What are we going to get for your sweet girlfriend?”
"You are a big dork.", she said, grinning. "She's dating you for your presence, not your presents. She won't be upset because you didn't get the most expensive and glamorous gift. As long as it's something from you and from the heart, she will love it."
"She played quidditch for awhile, and was pretty good. Then, she turned to the auror office and did that for a few years. Now, she is just a stay at home mom...We used to be super close, but she and Aydan had a little bit of a falling out and we didn't see her as much for awhile."
"Oh..." He said with a small pout. "I don't really know what it's like to have a falling out with a sibling, my oldest brother left when I was eleven, so I guess I didn't really have a chance to have a falling out?" He said with a small shrug.
"Well, thankfully, we've got you into a new life now..", she said, smiling softly, and gently squeezing his arm. "Is there anything else you need while we're down here? Anything to take back to school?"
He just gave a small smile to her, knowing that he needed to forget everything about his old life. "I need some new notebooks, mine are all full again," He said with a cheeky grin. "Even though you bought me some last month,"
"You have all the time in the world to decide. Don't stress about it.", she said. "After I retired from Quidditch, I had absolutely no clue what to do. It took me forever to figure out that healing was my calling."
“Yeah...” he said, before spotting a food stand and gasping. “No way! Mum look!” He pointed. “We have to try that, it’s called Unicorn’s Horn and it’s this new food. It’s a speciality and it makes your tongue rainbow colored and you can breath glitter,”
He dragged her over to the stand, ordering two horns. He handed one to Aubree and took his. The horns were both golden and glittering, wrapped with a napkin. Callum paid and then munched at the horn. It wasn’t long before his tongue turned rainbow and his breath was glittery.
She watched him bite into his first, laughing as glitter started leaving his mouth. She took a bite of her own, turning to face Callum, and blew glitter at him. "Ok...This is pretty cool.", she said, smiling.
She laughed along with him, enjoying every moment. Hearing his laugh truly warmed her heart. It felt like it had been so long since she had seen him this genuinely happy. "Well, I'm glad you saw them...It's definitely a completely new experience for me."
"Maybe we can pop over there and get that for Aydan's present! I'm sure he would love to mess with the kid with it!", she said smiling. "I totally miss you when you're at school. We don't get to things like this as often..But I guess it makes it even more special when we do."
"I know, but only one more school year and then I'll be graduated," He told her and gave her a little nudge with his elbow. "I'll be home for a year after that working, so you'll get to see me everyday and get super annoyed with me," He joked with a laugh.
"Which makes it even better.", she replied, a mischevious grin on her face. "Why don't we get you your notebooks and a few extra supplies so you don't run out again, and then go get a real meal that doesn't glitter."