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Oct 21, 2021 11:11 PM
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"Course!" he says.  "We should get you a trunk, too.  And I think I owe you a birthday present," he adds coyly.

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She grins, a bit startled. "Okay!"

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Grin.

Trunk shop!  Most of the trunks, particularly the ones aimed at students, are pull-along ones like a muggle might take to an airport, but there are more expensive ones, proper chests with legs and distinctly magical-looking locks.  (These for the most part are out of her price range, unless she'd like to go back to Gringott's and take out more gold.)

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A pull-along's good. She's used to it, and she doesn't need anything fancy.

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"Just your present left," Hagrid says.  "Any ideas what you want?"

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"Not really..."

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"Could get you an owl?" Hagrid says.  "Clever little beasties, and carry your mail for you."

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She bites her lip, looking unhappy with the thought.

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"Don't have to.  You can always use the school owls if you need to send mail.  Tell you what - how about I take you by a magic toy shop instead?"

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She looks more interested at that, nodding shyly.

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Hagrid leads her to a little shop called D'artagnan's Diversions and Doodads.  Dancing letters on the sign assemble to advertise chocolate frogs, collectible fairy chess pieces, gobstones, exploding snap decks, and a hundred other things, most of which she's never heard of; and little toy soldiers and action figures march back and forth across the window displays.

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Woah!!!

She's fascinated by all the toys - but her gaze keeps getting shyly caught on the things advertised to younger children, especially the very soft looking stuffed animals, many of them magical creatures.

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Some of the stuffed animals gaze back, even!

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Those ones are kinda creepy... She really likes the sleeping plush dragon that keeps letting off little whiffs of nice-smelling smoke, though - it's not only soft, it's warm.

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"Think you'd like one of them?" Hagrid says.

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"Aren't they for little kids?"

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"I had one when I was your age," Hagrid says.  "Think I've still got it somewhere, in fact."

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She nods. "It is soft..."

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"Cute little fella, too.  What do you say?"

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Grin.

He lets her pick out her favorite color and/or scent of smoke, and pays.

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She gets a purple dragon with woodsy smoke, and hugs it the entire time.

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Cute.

"Think that's our shopping done," Hagrid says.  "I've got a room at the Leaky Cauldron - you can share if you like, or we can get you your own."

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"Do you mind sharing?" she asks; staying on her own seems - big and scary.

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"Not at all," Hagrid says.  "You can change your mind any time you like, but I don't mind sharing neither."

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