author’s note: hey everyone! so i know that i haven’t uploaded a fic in a literal month, and i am so sorry. this fic was sort of rushed because of my guilt haha. so its not the best. but i hope you enjoy it nonetheless!
The summer heat beat down on Evan’s skin. The
sun rays were crisping his pale complexion, torturing the freckles on his back.
It was the middle of July, and young Hansen still had yet to receive his
letter. It was all that his relatives spoke to him about. At every barbeque,
Thanksgiving dinner, and holiday; it was to be mentioned. He was of age to
attend Hogwarts. And it seemed like that’s all they cared about. They never
asked him how he was, what he enjoys doing, or if he likes school. They asked
him what animal he would bring as a messenger, what house he thought he would
be sorted into, what classes he would enroll in. Much to their dismay, Evan had
no idea. If he had to be honest with himself, he was more worried than excited.
The anxiety crawled under his skin, thinking about leaving his mother alone in
their big house. His mother, Heidi, was a healer. She used her wizardry to help
the sick. But Evan knew that no spell on Earth would mend her broken heart, for
when he left for Hogwarts.
He pondered over these thoughts whilst he sat
in the big oak tree, on his front lawn. His right leg sat beneath him whilst
his left leg curled up towards his chest. He gazed out onto the dry lawn. The
summer heat was unbearable this summer, drying every crop in sight. He wondered
how his mother would manage to mow the lawn, water the plants, and weed the
garden while he was away. He wondered what she would do with all of her fall
vegetables – possibly freezing them in a stew for when he returned. He wondered
who would make her tea and tuck her into bed on her hard nights. He wondered
who would tuck him into bed and make him tea on all of his hard nights. He
wondered about all of these things.