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Advent Fic - 2018

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"You won't miss it!" Severus grumbled.

He stood, stunned, in the walkway in front of Harry's new home, staring at the caricature of a dragon -- but this one had a silly face and was holding candy canes.

It was, in a word, horrid.

Which is exactly why Harry would love it.

"Severus!" Harry called from the door. "Come on in!"

"You have outdone yourself," Severus observed.

"Isn't it great!" Harry smiled. "No one will suspect it's an illusion. I saw the image in a Muggle catalog and it's a... balloon that gets inflated nightly."

"Charming, I'm sure," Severus replied dryly.