“I heard the call of Mother Earth. She was screaming for a savior. I answered her: now I’m the breath of the land, the primal urge of things. I am the beauty of the world. I am the protector of the Earth. I am vengence. I am Poison Ivy.”
The lanes and thoroughfares of Erebor were bustling with activity, and you held your head high to greet everyone who acknowledged you with a nod or a smile as you passed, despite the tingling hum of your nerves and the clamminess of the hand that Fili held in his strong, sure grasp.
“I wonder if I should have brought the biscuits after all,” you fretted suddenly, glancing to the brown paper-wrapped package in your free hand, and Fili frowned.
“Why not? She’ll love them.”
“But it’s such a simple gift, and they’ll only remind her that I’m just a baker.”
The beads that adorned his braided mustache glinted in the light when he shook his head. “You must remember, Mum’s not led the life of the pampered princess,” he assured you. “Everyone worked hard in Ered Luin. If I brought home some dwarf lord’s spoiled daughter who didn’t know flour from talcum powder, she’d box my ears.”
You giggled, though the pattering of your heart quickened as Fili saluted the guard who stood at the entrance to the royal halls and led you down the long corridor. He drew up before an ornately carved oaken door, but showed no hurry to knock, instead stopping to slip his arms around your waist and smile warmly on you.
“Don’t worry,” he said soothingly. “It’ll be fine.”
With a steadying sigh, you nodded, distractedly smoothing the collar of his coat over his chest, though you confessed, “I want so badly for her to like me.”
Fili’s kiss was soft on your forehead, and his gaze was full of encouragement. “She’ll love you…as I love you,” he promised, brushing your lips with his own before adding, low and yearning, “and when the time comes, if you’ll have me, I know she’ll be proud to call you daughter.”
A smile brightened your anxious face and your hand strayed to the coarse, golden hair of his beard as your lips sought his again, fervently this time, his arms encircling you more securely and your eyes falling closed in bliss until, with the click of a lock, the oaken door opened and the Lady Dis stood on the threshold with a surprised expression, taking in the sight of you in her son’s arms.
One of the reasons why the next generation is my favourite era to roleplay in is because we know so little about it, leaving us with a lot of creative freedom. This also includes the face claims used for the characters. In terms of Molly Weasley II, she is a blank slate. We know Percy Weasley, but we know next to nothing about her mother Audrey, including her ethnicity. This gives us a wonderful possibility to include some ethnic diversity into the Weasley family, which is usually portrayed using white face claims. Here I have a list of face claims that I feel could work well for Molly Weasley II, and hopefully it inspires someone to use them. If there are any mistakes in the information listed below, please leave me a message and I’ll fix it asap! Thank you and enjoy.
The face claims shown above (in order):
Chloe Bennet, 22 years old [European, Chinese]. Chloe is my absolute favourite face claim for Molly and I have used her myself for the same role. She’s an absolute pleasure to use and I think others could find her to be a suitable choice for Molly as well.
Shay Mitchell, 27 years old [Irish, Scottish, Filipino]. Shay is a very popular face claim and I’ve seen her used in many different roles, yet I have never seen her used as Molly before. It only struck me recently that she would be great for the role, but I highly encourage people to use her.
Kelsey Chow, 23 years old [English, Chinese, Cherokee]. I’ve seen Kelsey used as Molly a few times before and it’s a choice I can only agree with. She would be a great choice!
Lindsey Morgan, 24 years old [Irish, Mexican]. I love, love, love Lindsey after seeing her as Raven Reyes on the 100, yet I have only seen her used in roleplays a few times. She’d be a wonderful possibility for Molly!
Meghan Markle, 33 years old [Irish, Dutch, African American]. If you’re looking for a diverse face claim for an older Molly I’d highly recommend Meghan. She’s very beautiful and would make an interesting choice for Molly.
Janina Gavankar, 34 years old [Dutch, Indian]. Another face claim that could work for an older Molly is Janina. I’ve never seen her used for the role before but I think she could work!
Giza Lagarce, 23 years old [French, Mexican]. I only heard of Giza a few months ago but she’s quickly become one of my favourite models. She’s a great alternative for the face claims usually used for Molly.
Arden Cho, 29 years old [Korean, American]. Arden seems like such a sweetheart, and ever since I saw her in a graphic for Molly I’ve been in love with that dreamcast.