There was not really any point in inquiring. Her parents were muggle dentists. But Hermione had promised, so as they were finishing their Christmas dinner, she asked, "Have you ever heard of Nicolas Flamel?"

Her dad grinned and looked at her mum, who gave a go-ahead shrug. He said, "Sure we've heard of him."

"Really?" There probably was some muggle with that name. That or Christmas drinks put her parents in a merry mood.

"Of course! He's the guy who invented flannel. Named it after him too."

Hermione rolled her eyes. Harry and Ron weren't getting to hear that titbit.

The End