Trying to ignore the loud footsteps and voices of students walking past his room, Harry shakes his head once more while he tries to convince his mother, and himself, that it’s alright.
“No mum, it’s okay.”
“No I’m serious,” Harry exclaims, lifting his head and tucking a loose strand of hair behind his ear. “I don’t want you to pay!”
“Are you really sure?”
“Yes mum, I’m really sure. I have to go to class in a bit okay?”
“Alright,” she reluctantly agrees.
The uncertainty in her tone makes his heart sink. Holding his phone tightly, he clamps his teeth over his bottom lip, fighting to get control over his shaky body.
“It’s okay mum,” he reassures her in a calm voice, brushing off the tightness in his chest. “I’ll talk to you soon. Bye!”
“I love you.”
“I love you too,” Harry replies and quickly hangs up his phone before his mother could ask him again is he is really sure that he doesn’t want her to pay for his trip back home.
If she would ask him again, his aching heart might win it from his common sense.
He misses his mum and sister terribly and feels absolutely gutted that he won’t be seeing them this Christmas break. He has always seen them as so much more than simply his blood-related family.
They are his true family, the ones that he can built on.
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