I’ve sent this gif to four dancer colleagues, and we’re pretty sure Fred is saying ‘Careful, now…’ as he lifts Ginger into the kiss. Why did we spend our afternoon crammed around our screens, figuring this out? Because we’re dancers. We adore Fred and Ginger. It’s our job to bring them back to life. (Shout-out to @audreyhor for creating this glorious, slow-moving, delicious gif)
If I ever owned a bar I'd call it "Merlot Expectations".
And it’d be the cheapest wine bar in town. Our box wine specials would be Franzia Fridays and Sangria Sundays (only the finest Vella Vineyards). Yellow Tail Tuesdays would be a must and I’d throw in a few drink specials here and there like The Barefoot Confessa (wine and tequila) or Sutterhomefries (every glass comes with a free hashbrown). Brb gonna go start the Kickstarter.
Prompt 78. “You could have died!” and Prompt 79. “Your are so thick sometimes!”
“Are you stupid?” You asked, furrowing your eyebrows together, trying to comprehend if your boyfriend and his twin brother were serious right now. “You are going to get yourselves killed.” You exclaimed as the twin brothers just stared at you.
“You know Y/N,” Fred started.
“It’s not nice to call people stupid.” George finished, making you shake your head. The three of you were sitting in the Gryffindor Common Room, it was one in the morning, but fortunately you didn’t have any classes the next day as it was Saturday. You were sitting in a lounge, while the twins sat on the floor. You, your boyfriend and his twin brother George, were talking about how it was your last year at Hogwarts and how so far, it was turning out to be horrible. You were enjoying the conversation up until the twins decided that they had to go out with a literal ‘bang.’ They had made a basic plan and they had the main idea of the stunt they were going to pull off. It included fireworks, them flying out on their broomsticks (which had been confiscated by Umbridge) and making a swamp, all things that would upset Umbridge. These were only ideas, though, the Weasley Twin’s plans always changed, just to make sure their acts would live up to their potential.
“I’m sorry, you know I’m open minded to all of your pranks, but if Umbridge catches you she will literally put you in Azkaban.” You claimed knowing it was a little bit of an exaggeration.
“Don’t you think that is a bit of an exaggeration, love?” You boyfriend asked standing up and squishing you to the side so he could sit beside you.
“Well, who knows what she is capable of.” You reminded, trying to make a point.
“But that’s the thing-” George started.
“We won’t get caught by her.” Fred finished with a smirk as he wrapped his arm around your shoulders. You moved around slightly, to try to make yourself comfortable and said, “Guys, this is really risky and it is our last year, why don’t you want to stay until the end?” You inquired, desperate for them not to do this.
“It’s alright love, don’t worry about it,” Fred reassured, turning his head to whisper it into your ear. “We will be alright, you know we always are.” He reminded, kissing softly around your jaw. You slightly pulled away so you could whisper back into his ear.
“I know what you’re trying to do, love.” You mimicked him, emphasising the word ‘love’. “But I’m really tired, so I’m going to let you get away with it tonight, don’t think I’m going to let this go, though.” You started kissing his jawline knowing he especially loved that.
“Hey guys,” George said excitedly making you stop and both turn to him, “how about, you get a room.” He offered, making both you and Fred smirk.
“Don’t worry, I’ll let you discuss your idiotic plan, I’m going to bed.” You announced standing up and stretching your arms. “Goodnight guys.” You said going to give Fred a goodnight kiss.
“Goodnight Y/N.” George replied.
“Goodnight, babe.” Fred said as you pulled away from the kiss.
You walked up to your dormitory and jumped on your bed. You couldn’t stop thinking about their plan. Umbridge was not someone to be messed with. You thoughts remained on the topic as you fell asleep.
The next morning you awoke, the stupid idea concerning your boyfriend and his twin still on your mind. It might seem as if you were overreacting, but a war was close. No matter how much you tried to deny it, it was coming and when it does, you wanted your boyfriend to be by your side, alive and safe. You woke up quite late and knew everyone would either be at breakfast or outside as it was an unusually sunny day.
You quickly got changed and walked down into the Common Room, you were walking quite quick considering you wanted to get to the Great Hall before all the food went away. As you walked into the Common Room, you come to an abrupt stop.
“Hey, what are you guys doing here?” You asked curiously, walking towards your boyfriend and his twin who were still sat in the same spot as last night.
“Nothing.” George said quickly grabbing the papers around the twins and putting them into a pile.
“What are you doing here?” Fred asked standing up and walking over to you to give you a good morning kiss.
“I’m going to breakfast.” You said slowly, knowing they were up to something. “Wait, please tell me you eventually went up to bed last night and didn’t stay here.”
“Of course we went to bed.” George replied.
“Yeah, we aren’t superhumans, love. We need sleep.” Fred left this arms around your shoulders and walked towards the door, dragging you along with him. Once you went through the door you sighed, “You were working on the plan weren’t you?” You inquired, coming to a halt and folding your arms across your chest. “No, don’t be silly babe.” He said with a smile on his face, once again wrapping his arms around your shoulders and leading you to the Great Hall. “Now let’s go and get some breakfast, yeah?” He offered, making you roll your eyes.
“Sure.” You replied unamused. You loved Fred, you really did, but you knew he wasn’t telling the truth.
You walked to the Great Hall and ate breakfast, which was as always, delicious. Fred offered to spend the morning with you and without George, which you appreciated but had a feeling it had something to do with trying to pry you away from their plan. You sat outside a tree that was quite a distance away from the Black Lake. You spent the day with Fred leant up on the tree and you leant up on him. It was a beautiful day and you were grateful to have a beautiful person to spend it with.
You soon decided to get up and go get some lunch. You of course, sat with George at lunch. They could only spend certain amounts of time away from each other.
The rest of the day was spent relaxing, which is what you needed considering N.E.W.Ts had definitely taken its toll on all three of you.
The next morning you woke up considerably early and decided to go downstairs to the Common Room as there was no point in staying in your dorm. You were probably going to go get breakfast straight away so you could have some time to yourself. This plan vanished once you reached the Common Room and saw the twins, again in the same spot. You avoided shouting at them immediately as there were a few other students in the room this time. You walked over to them.
“Hey, what are you doing?” Acting innocent. You knew they were planning this idea that they have had. Similar to yesterday morning, George started stacking the sheets and Fred got up to greet you.
“You look beautiful today my dear. Tell me, have you done something different?” He asked as if he was really interested in the topic. You narrowed your eyes at him as he lead you out of the Common Room. He replied with a big grin that was quite contagious which made you sigh, but also give him a small grin back.
“I’ve done nothing, Fred. Tell me, what were you doing in the Common Room?” You challenged, mimicking him and smirking at him as you two made your way to the Great Hall for breakfast. He also smirked at you but completely dodged the question saying, “You know, the usual. Y/N, you smell really good today, what perfume are you wearing?” You rolled your eyes, was he serious? You weren’t that dumb.
“Fred, I know what you’re doing, stop it.” You said, you just wanted him to be truthful.
“I have no idea what you’re talking about.” He replied as you sat down and started eating breakfast, as Fred suddenly changed the topic.
This string of events kept happening throughout the week. You would ask what they’re doing, George would pack away the papers and Fred would lead you somewhere else and try to change the subject.
You knew something was going to happen when Fred started spending a lot more time with you. You spent quite a lot of time with him generally, but usually, George was with you. Lately, he had been joined at your hip, only leaving you when you had to go to the bathroom, when you had a different class and when you went to your dormitory. But even then he tried to convince you to sneak into his dormitory. You weren’t going to try anything, though, especially with Umbridge around. This isn’t to say that you and Fred didn’t spend a lot of time together before this week, but you both had personal space and could hang out with other friends.
It was a Saturday afternoon and you were sitting in the Common Room, sharing a lounge for one that was placed in the corner.
“What’s happening?” You asked suddenly going quite serious.
“What do you mean?” Fred asked, acting confused.
“You’ve been spending a lot of time with me lately and not that I don’t like it, it’s just-” But you were cut off by Fred kissing you. You relaxed and kissed back.
“Alright, I’ll be honest with you.” He sighed. “You know how George and I have been planning to leave Hogwarts early?” He asked to which you nodded. “Well, we are leaving tomorrow.” He mumbled, hoping you wouldn’t hear. You heart dropped. You assumed this was the reason he was spending more time with you, but you pushed that thought down, denying it. You just nodded, not really knowing what to say.
“Don’t worry, you only have a few more weeks and then we have each other forever, right?” He asked, a hint of fright in his voice.
“Of course.” You whispered. Like Fred said, it would only be a few weeks until you would be reunited, but it would be different considering you always have Fred by your side.
“And George and I are going to open our joke shop and there is a very small apartment above it and I was wondering if you would maybe want to move in with us? You don’t have to if you don’t want to, though.” Fred explained making you smile.
“I would love to.” You said as you hugged him closer. You stayed like that for the rest of the night until you went to your dorms. You knew this would be the last time you would be in Fred’s arms for a while.
The next morning came and you honestly didn’t know what to expect. All you knew was that it was going to be something the students and professors from Hogwarts would remember for a while. You and Fred said your goodbyes and you said goodbye to George before they did it. You didn’t want to raise any suspicion by being with them. You heard the first bang and you knew they had started and you weren’t surprised, you knew they had it in them all along. They ended their little scene and you knew you had to write Fred a letter. That night you sat in bed and wrote:
Are you insane? You could have died!
But, I was very impressed with your little plan that you have been hiding from me for the past few weeks, I knew you had it in you all along. I already miss you and it hasn’t even been a day. Although I am very sad you are gone, I am very happy that you are happy. Hope you are getting our little apartment ready, I can’t wait until the year ends. See you once school ends,
The next morning you owled the letter. Your last few weeks at Hogwarts just didn’t feel right without Fred and your last day didn’t seem right either. You couldn’t wait until school ended so you could spend the rest of your time with Fred.
Soon the day came when you would meet Fred again as school had finally ended. As soon as you saw him, you walked quickly towards him and hugged him. You were meeting him in Diagon Alley in front of his new joke shop.
“You are so thick sometimes!” You exclaimed, happy to be in his arms again.
“Hello to you too, my love.” He said and you knew he was smirking.
“You could have died!” You exclaimed, ignoring his remark.
“But I didn’t.” He said pulling back from the hug. You shook your head and chuckled at his immature reply. You leant in and kissed him. You couldn’t wait to spend the rest of your life with this goofball.