The 11th Year: Part 2
The 11th Year: Part 2
Once settle back into my chair, Uncle Bryce bounces over with a gleeful smile on his face.
“Me, next!” he says.
I laugh and respond with, “Give me!”
“Pass me that box beside the couch, will ya mate?” he asks my dad.
Dad roles his eyes but complies with the request. Spike reaches beside the couch and lifts a huge box up and over the couch, sitting it in front of my feet.
I look at everyone curiously, before setting my gaze on Bryce.
“You didn’t get me something real small and stuff it in here inside other smaller boxes did you? Because you did that last year and doing it again would be tacky, Uncle Bryce.”
Bryce snorts, replying, “No, I didn’t.”
With that, I take the wrapping paper off the box and open the lid to find three more boxes.
“I thought you said…”
“I didn’t, just open them up already!” answers Bryce.
“Fine, be that way!” I laugh and stick my tongue out at him.
Grapping the box on top, I open it to find a Nikon DIX Digital Camera. The same camera that I have upstairs in my room.
Before I can question him, Bryce comments, “Open the others first and then I will explain to you something about them.”
Ok, weird. But what the hell.
I open the next two boxes to find a new Sony laptop and box that's filled to the brim with movies and CDs.
“Thanks Uncle Bryce, I love them!” I say as I shuffle through the movies and turn to face him to give him a hug.
After his hug, he starts to tell me about the camera and the laptop.
“I know you’re wondering why I got you the same camera you already have,” I nod, as he continues, “that’s because the one in your room won’t work in highly magical environments. This one here and your new laptop will both work at Hogwarts, because they don’t run on batteries, but get this magic itself is what runs these babies.”
My shocked expression must have been amusing to everyone in the room, because they all start to laugh.
“Wow, Uncle B that is so wicked! Is that the secret project you’ve been working on for a while now?”
“Yep, I did all the tech stuff, rebuilt them, and Alex just supplied me with a little magic to charge them with.”
I go through the same process with Uncle Hillary. He got me my own coffee pot and espresso maker that Bryce has reconfigured to work on magic. Along with my favorite blends of coffee. He also got me some new clothes and an empty scrapbook.
After I thank him, I move onto Aunt Lara, who got me more magic powered electronics. Starting with new TV with a DVD player in it, and a new stereo system. She also got me got me a pair of deluxe omniculars and a set of blessed silver throwing knives. Once done giving her a hug, I move onto Uncle Alex.
Uncle Alex got me penknife that is supposed to unlock most locks, which is bloody cool, a magic printer for my laptop, and a trunk for school.
“This isn’t just any trunk though.” He says.
“It’s not?” I question.
“Nope. This is a seven-compartment trunk, which is made to look like a look like a four compartment trunk. The first four compartments are the one everyone else will see, unless you are keyed into the wards. There is a compartment for your school supplies, potions, storage, and a pop up wardrobe.”
“The other three compartments are a climb in library to hold all your books you don’t want people seeing, a storage compartment for your training equipment. That we expect you to find somewhere to set up and keep in shape. The final space is your weapon’s lockers. The manual for setting the wards and all the other goodies is in the first compartment.” Alex said.
My eyes wide, my jaw dropped and I stumble over words to thank him.
After the multiple thanks and hugs, I move onto the last person of the group. My dad smiled at me and said. “Here you go bit. Open this one first.”
I take the box out of his hand and open it up to find a shiny cloak. As I put it on, Uncle Bryce lets out a manly shriek and I turn to look at him.
“You, you, you’re invisible!” he screeches. I look down and notice that sure enough, I’m invisible from the neck down.
When I realize what that means I tackle my dad. “Thank You, thank you, thank you so much! An invisibility cloak Dad, this is wicked awesome!”
He chuckles and sits me back on my feet from where he had lifted me off the floor. “Not a problem luv.”
Dad also got me a snitch and a record player with multiple albums, including the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Ramones.
Once I’m done thanking everyone again and another round of hugs we go to the media room, watch some movies, and just enjoy spending time with each other.
I have to say this is the best birthday yet!
AN: well there you go! The next chapter will be Amanda getting her Hogwart’s letter and going shopping for schools stuff. And maybe even her first run in with Draco Malfoy. Thanks for reading and please review!