I did not expect that.
My eyes were wide and my lips were parted as I did not know what to say. My brother stared back at me before blinking a few times and looking away.
“I’m sorry.” he said. “I shouldn’t have told you that.”
“Wait why?” I frowned. Why would he apologise for telling me about his boyfriend? That didn’t make sense at all.
“You’re obviously not comfortable with it.” he spoke, standing up and I scoffed loudly, pulling myself up from the chair.
“Please. You may not have known me for eight years but assuming I’m homophobic? That’s insulting.” I said before walking around the desk. I threw my arms around his neck, hugging him tightly. He hesitated but then hugged me back, resting his head on mine.
“If you’re happy, that’s all that matters.” I said. “Are you happy?”
“Very.” he told me. “Mum’s met him already. I introduced him during the holidays. He spent them with us at home.”
“What’s his name?” I asked as I sat back down. “Emmett.” he told me. “Emmett Dime.” “Emmett Dime.” I repeated. “Is he your age?”
“Twenty-seven.” he nodded at me. Sebastian himself turned twenty-seven in February. It’s a good age. I was definitely looking forward to when I was the one being in my twenties. “He’ll be spending easter with us as well. Hopefully you’ll be home so that you get to meet him.”
“I definitely have to come home, now.” I smiled.
Later that day, I was in the common room with Fred and Kathleen. George still wasn’t back from Hogsmeade and it had been a few hours so I would lie if I said I hadn’t started to worry just a bit. I mean, something’s probably just gotten his attention, kept him occupied. They do get distracted a lot, those twins.
“Easter is just around the corner.” Fred commented, leaning against the table that Kathleen and I sat by. “Are you two joining us at the Burrow? It’s our last chance for a holiday together. Well with you Kathy. I’m going to be seeing Liz a whole lot more after school.”
“I can go.” Kathleen nodded. “I’ll just send my father an owl.”
“Yeah, I would love to go to the Burrow for easter but I’m gonna go home. Sebastian want to introduce me to his boyfriend.”
“Boyfriend?” Kathleen asked. “He’s gay? Now I never have a chance. Gosh. He’s so hot and...” I hit her in the back of the head, making her yelp as she looked at me in confusion.
“My brother is not hot. That’s disgusting.”
“Aren’t you with Lee?” Fred asked her. “What do you think he would say to you drooling over your professor?”
“Well, for your information, Fred. Sebastian Blossom is not my professor. I don’t take his classes.” she responded. “And Lee and I have yet to make anything official.”
“Seriously?” I groaned. “You’ve been going at it for almost two years. How are you not official?”
“I don’t know.” she shrugged. “He hasn’t asked me to be his girlfriend and I’m scared to ask him to be my boyfriend.”
“That’s ridiculous.” I said. “You like him, right?”
“Then bloody ask him! I asked George to...”
Both looked at me as I stopped my sentence. Fred raised an eyebrow, leaning closer as he urged for me to continue.
“My point is... ask him or you might regret it.”
“What were you about to say?” Fred asked. “Asked George to what?”
Luckily for me, Lee arrived in the common room at the very moment and I knew exactly what to do. “Lee! Jordan! Lee Jordan!”
He looked at me, slowly making his way over. “I’m not deaf, Elizabeth. No need to shout.”
“You like Kathy, right?” I asked, motioning to Kathleen next to me who was currently hiding her face in embarrassment.
“I mean... y-yeah.” he stuttered, scratching the back of his neck.
“Great!” I smiled and stood up. “She likes you too. Now kiss and you’re official. Congratulation Lee, you just got yourself a very beautiful and fantastic girlfriend.”
He looked at Kathleen who looked up at him with an apologetic expression. The portrait opened again and now it was George who walked in.
“Where have you been?!” I shouted, making him stumble back in surprise to hear my voice so clearly.
“Geez, Lizzie. Think you’ve been spending a bit too much time with my mum.” he joked as I rushed over to him. “Did you miss me that much?”
“Did you get the condoms?” I asked, ignoring his question. He looked over my head before looking down at me again and nodded. “Great. Also, you might’ve missed the whole hour of Muggle Studies.”