Here it is! Final chappie. Thank you guys so much for all your wonderful feedback. You all rock!
A/N: All righty. Updates on this are going to be kinda sporadic—seeing as I’ll be at work until around 5. So we’re starting at midnight, and I plan to update in the morning before I leave.
The story is finished—the entire thing will be posted before the day is over.
My endless, boundless thanks to megan_peta, zoonut, dusty273, and uisge_beatha for your revisions, your suggestions, and your encouragement. I’m the luckiest writer in the world, having you all there for me.
Thank you to vampkiss for the gorgeous banner and icons.
Lastly, I’m dedicating this fic to jamalov29—defender of the ‘ship, and one of the sweetest, most genuine people I’ve ever known. You’re invaluable, sweetie, and I’m a better person for knowing you. *hugs*
A/N: Okay, everyone. Here it is. The last chapter.
I haven’t seen Harry Potter yet. The early show was sold out, and it’ll be past my post-date by the time we get back from the later one. Thanks to everyone who read/reviewed. I hope to reply individually to all the lovely comments between later tonight and tomorrow. Thank you so much.
I’ll be posting the last chapter later tonight. Right now, getting ready to go see Harry Potter. :)
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Author’s Note: Okay, so here it is. Part One of my contribution to seasonal_spuffy. There are five parts, which I will post intermediately throughout the day as time allows. The second part should be coming sometime around midmorning, the third around noon, the fourth mid-afternoon, and the fifth in the early evening, all in Central Standard Time, USA. I only have this fic to offer you, as my PS skills leave much wanting, and I was pressed to get this alone written in the time allowed. I sincerely hope everyone can at least get some laughs and enjoyment from my contribution, as it was terribly fun to write.
A few things: I owe everything to megan_peta, dusty273, therealmccoy1, and uisge_beatha for their superb betaing jobs. vampkiss, of course, made the gorgeous banner. therealmccoy1 provided one of my favorite lines of the series, which appears in Part One, and megan_peta talked me through several bumps in the last two parts, and similarly provided a wonderful line. Thank you ladies so much for taking the time to go over this for me. I don’t know what I’d do without you.
Lastly, angst lovers will likely be left wanting. This is undoubtedly the most saccharine story I’ve ever written. It’s a screwball holiday comedy, done in the manner of A Christmas Story with elements of absurdism that would hopefully do Tom Stoppard proud. And yes, as with most of my fics, it does get a little smutty. In fact, as I was writing it, I couldn’t help but think of George Carlin’s line, “You ever notice how you never get laid on Thanksgiving? I think it’s because they put all the coats on the bed.” I gleefully set myself up to prove that wrong.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Enjoy!