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Twinfic for fiatincantatum - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
Twinfic for fiatincantatum
How did the twins feel about having thrown snowballs at Quirrelmort's turban, once they found out what was under it?

I couldn't decide which twin to give the point of view to, so I gave it to Ron.

Start: 10:50

"Out of the back his head?" Fred repeated. "Under that bloody turban?"

"Fred!" Mum shook a spoon at him. "I won't have that language at the table."

"That's what Harry said," Ron told him, grabbing another chicken leg before Ginny could get to it. "Under the turban... another face, just growing right out of his skull."

"Wicked," George said.

Fred smiled. "I have to get this story out of Harry himself."

"I, er..." Ron bit his lip, not entirely sure what he meant to say. He didn't think Harry would appreciate the twins asking him to tell it all like a grand joke. He was used to it himself, and they'd made jokes about his thick skull saving him, but Harry wasn't used to them, and--

"You leave him alone," Mum said, a dark look in her eyes. The shadows of the tree above the table, which they'd brought outside to enjoy the nice weather, made her eyes seem to flare. "The boy's been through enough."

Ron sighed with relief, glad that Mum hadn't left it to him to tell the twins.

"Reckon McGonagall wants to take back that detention she gave us, anyway," George said.

Across the table, Percy raised his eyebrows. "Which one?" Ginny looked across at them, wide-eyed and impressed that such a question needed to be asked.

"First snowfall," George said, scooping potatoes onto his plate. "We charmed snowballs to follow the git around and hit him in the back of the head."

Fred nodded. "So we're war heroes, really."

"Hit You-Know-Who right in the face, when you think about it."

"And we had to clean the animal cages in Transfiguration over it. It's not right."

"You shouldn't throw snowballs at teachers," Percy said. "It's not respectful."

"He's right," Ginny piped up, grinning. "You should have used dungbombs."

"That is not what I meant."

"Well, if we'd known it was You-Know-Who, we'd have done that."

"Right, just think--that turban all covered with dungbombs... he'd have to taken it off, and everyone would know..." George sighed wistfully. "Wish we'd thought of it then."

"Well, next time we get a squirrely teacher, we'll use dungbombs."

"I think we should try old Snape when we go back. Just in case."

"You'll do no such thing," Mum said. "And if I hear about it, I'll bring you right home, and you won't have to worry about detentions with Professor McGonagall anymore."

"Anyway," Ron said uncomfortably, "it turned out that Snape was trying to save Harry's life." He squirmed in his seat again, not liking the position of defending Snape, who deserved a rain of dungbombs no matter whose side he was on.

"Still," Fred said, "better safe than sorry, when you think about it. We should test him."

"I wouldn't do that," Percy said.

"There's a shock."

"You're not to do it, either," Mum said. "And that's the end of the question."

George sighed. "Still, it's not fair when you think about it. Harry gets sixty house points for battling You-Know-Who, and we get detention for it."

"Harry Potter knew he was facing You-Know-Who!" Ginny said suddenly. "It's much braver. Isn't it, Ron?"

"Er..."

"Well, I think it was very brave. And you were, too, Ron," she added as an afterthought.

"It was all three of us. Hermione was down there, too."

Fred and George made kissing noises at him, and he glared at them.

"Is she your girlfriend?" Ginny asked.

"No."

"Is she Harry's girlfriend?"

"She's no one's girlfriend. She's Hermione."

Mum shook her head. "Fred, George... you two take care of the dishes."

"Will you levitate them inside for us?"

"No. I'll take care of the table."

Grumbling, the twins cleared the table and carried the dishes inside.

Ron took care off the rubbish, saving a few leftovers for Scabbers. When he went inside, the twins were finishing up the dishes, looking over their shoulders.

"Mum listening?" Fred asked.

"Don't think so," George said.

"So... dungbombs?"

End 11:57

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silverhill From: silverhill Date: September 9th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fred nodded. "So we're war heroes, really."

I love that line! It's so Fred. :)
From: hobviously Date: September 9th, 2004 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

huzzah

This is wonderfully IC. A couple favourite lines:

"I wouldn't do that," Percy said.
"There's a shock."


and

"She's no one's girlfriend. She's Hermione."

Yessssssssssss! Hermione is a girl, and therefore must belong to one of the two main boys. Right. GAH to Hermione-shipping; she's her own woman, and better for it.

Well done!
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: September 9th, 2004 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: huzzah

Well, I do ultimately ship R/H (sort of, inasmuch as I think it will happen and write as if it will)... but yes, that whole "Why isn't she dating one of them yet?" thing gets to me.
From: hobviously Date: September 9th, 2004 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: huzzah

I kind of think it will happen, too, but cannot yet bring myself to stop hating it.

Le sigh.
mincot From: mincot Date: September 10th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: huzzah

Well, and at the ages the characters are in this drabble, neither Ron nor Harry is in any stage to see girls as romantic interests. I suspect their reaction to finding somebody kissing would be to roll their eyes at each other; likely Ron would add, "Eeewwww, girls!" and Harry would shake his head sympathetically and go back to thinking about Quidditch.

Really lovely snippet, Fern- G&F are very much in-character, and I liked the way to anticipated Ginny's assertive streak.
fiatincantatum From: fiatincantatum Date: September 9th, 2004 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
*applauds*

LOVE it! Yeah... love the last line, too. Very F&G, definitely. You should do more twinfic *G*
leelastarsky From: leelastarsky Date: September 9th, 2004 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I cannot express how much I loved this!!! Brilliant piece.
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gmth From: gmth Date: September 9th, 2004 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Wonderful stuff! Beautifully IC. :-)
erised1810 From: erised1810 Date: September 10th, 2004 03:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so very muc hforthis. It cracked me up! I lvoe your version ofthe twins. I liek weasley-fic ingeneral especial yif it portrays the characters in such a vivid way.
azaelia_culnamo From: azaelia_culnamo Date: September 10th, 2004 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Hehe, I really enjoyed this. "You should have used Dungbombs instead!"

From: magnolia_mama Date: September 10th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Count me in with the praising masses, this was a wonderful little scene. Everyone was so well-drawn--thank you for not making Molly a screeching shrew--and I especially loved Ginny's sugegtsion that the twins use dungbombs next time.

Excellent work!

MM
From: aries_siren Date: September 10th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
I loved it. Im a fan of weasley fiction, sadly i dont find much of it so i enjoyed this a great deal. As usual, great work.
From: lnevans Date: September 10th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)
So wonderful! And very IC.

I love this line in particular.
"He's right," Ginny piped up, grinning. "You should have used dungbombs."
mrs_who From: mrs_who Date: September 10th, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

wonderful!

We love The Twins at our house and this fic will "go down a treat" here! Thanks bunches, Fern.
lissa_maylee From: lissa_maylee Date: September 11th, 2004 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)
HAH! I loved this little ficlet. Thanks for sharing it. (It was recced in vanilla_charm) Great F&G and Ginny characterizations.
purplerebecca From: purplerebecca Date: September 11th, 2004 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was so wonderfully cannonical. ^^
prplhez8 From: prplhez8 Date: September 16th, 2004 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful - luv gred & forge fics, they're sooooooooooooo entertaining, as you well know. But, anwyay, job well done.

"She's no one's girlfriend. She's Hermione." - luv that line.
terrylj From: terrylj Date: September 24th, 2004 08:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Hi! Here from vanilla_charm. This was very good, everybody IC and funny. Makes me wonder, though--I'm sure Voldemort figured out who did that, and I'm sure he's marked F&G down for special treatment later on...
0lesserknown0 From: 0lesserknown0 Date: September 24th, 2004 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Brilliant

Great story, totally IC. Thanks!
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