Challenge: Christmas eve/day challenge
A/N: Still not mine, not beta'd. This was inspired, or could be a continuation of A Skewed Reality. See the end for links to parts 3 & 4.
“Santa Claus is real?”
“You believe in magic. You had no problem believing you’re a witch. Why don’t you believe in Santa Claus?”
Hermione sat heavily on the sofa. “Really?”
Severus sighed. “Saint Nicholas was a real person, a fourth century Christian monk and a wizard. How do you think Santa could deliver gifts all over the world without magic?”
“Well, that makes sense, I guess.”
Severus nodded. “Would you like to know how the image of Santa Claus became known for the twinkle in his eye, his long white beard, his odd-shaped glasses, and his annoying Gryffindor red clothing?”
“You can’t be serious? Albus is Santa Claus?” Hermione stared at her husband.
“Albus isn’t really Santa, I think it was almost a hundred years ago, he ran into the real Santa. There’s a line of wizards, descended from the original wizard, who maintain the tradition. Albus ran into him, had too much elf-made wine, and accidentally took his never-ending toy sack. So he delivered the toys that year. A bit too loudly, actually, quite a few people saw him.”
“So, do you want to hear about the time Filius was mistaken for Cupid?” Severus asked with a smirk.
All of which was continued:
A Skewed Reality3.
A Skewed Reality4 (complete).