Severus rolled his eyes when he came down to the sitting room on Christmas morning. He was pleased that Debra was advancing quite well in her magical abilities during the past seven months of their marriage, but he didn't remember teaching her decorating spells. "Did you use magic for all this or did you stay up all night decorating the Muggle way?" he asked when Debra came in from the kitchen.
"Magic," she answered with a smile as she set a plate of cookies on the coffee table. "Hermione showed me how to do this when I was over her house the other day, she had me help decorate her house."
"Is this because I invited Remus over today?" Severus asked, sitting in his chair. He looked at the tree that was lit with tiny candles. "Those aren't going to cause a fire are they?"
"Nope, Hermione had me practice this charm that would keep them safe for the tree," Debra said as she sat on the couch near him. She tucked her legs up u