After the war, everyone paired off, though not in the configurations Harry had expected. Hermione and Viktor bought a house together, Ron rediscovered Lavender's devotion, and Ginny went to live with the beautiful French girl who had briefly been her sister-in-law.
Harry was happy for them all, but holidays still made him melancholy. Despite the piles of presents he received from anonymous well-wishers, he felt alone.
When he received an enormous package wrapped in gilded paper studded with gemstones, he could think of only one wizarding family with the sort of fortune to send him such a present. But why?