ok so Ron says he doesn’t like spiders because when he was 3 the twins turned his teddy bear into a spider right? the twins are only 2 years older than Ron, which means they were FIVE YEARS OLD when they did this and I’m just??????? like they were five and they didn’t even have WANDS and they managed to deliberately turn a bear into a spider???? even if they managed to steal a wand from their siblings or parents that’s a really tricky bit of transfiguration and at age five most kids are just doing uncontrolled magic….. like TBH in my opinion Fred and George had more innate talent than the trio combined but they just wanted to chill and do pranks and I respect tf out of that
Christmas was coming. One morning in mid-December, Hogwarts woke to find itself covered in several feet of snow. The lake froze solid and the Weasley twins were punished for bewitching several snowballs so that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the back of his turban.
J.K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The Twins’ Relationship with Ginny is Highly Underrated
It’s great to watch it develop over the course of the series.
up!” their mother said, and the three boys clambered onto the train. They
leaned out of the window for her to kiss them good-bye, and their younger
sister began to cry.
“Don’t, Ginny, we’ll send you
loads of owls.”
“We’ll send you a Hogwarts’ lavatory
“Only joking, Mum.”
train began to move. Harry saw the boys’ mother waving and their sister, half
laughing, half crying, running to keep up with the train until it gathered too
much speed, then she fell back and waved.
Fred and George challenged Harry and Ron to a few games of Exploding Snap, and Ginny sat watching them, very subdued in Hermione’s usual chair.
“What do we want to be prefects for?” said George, looking revolted at the very idea. “It’d take all the fun out of life."
"You want to set a better example for your sister!” snapped Mrs. Weasley.
“Come on, Ron, you were always saying how boring Scabbers was,” said Fred bracingly. “And he’s been off-color for ages, he was wasting away. It was probably better for him to snuff it quickly — one swallow — he probably didn’t feel a thing.”
“Fred!” said Ginny indignantly.
wizards were dashing from every direction toward the source of the trouble. The
crowd beneath the Roberts family was coming ever closer.
said Fred, grabbing Ginny’s hand and starting to pull her toward the wood.”
Fred, George, and Ginny came to sit next to them too, and Harry was having such a good time he felt almost as though he were back at the Burrow.
“Oh, hello, Harry!” said
Ron’s younger sister, Ginny, brightly.
“I thought I heard your
to Fred and George, she said, “It’s no-go with the Extendable Ears, she’s
gone and put an Imperturbable Charm on the kitchen door.”
“Asleep, yeah, right,” said Fred in an undertone, after Hermione bade them goodnight and they were climbing to the next floor. “If Ginny’s not lying awake waiting for Hermione to tell her everything they said downstairs then I’m a flobberworm…”
“Yeah, size is no guarantee of
power,” said George. “Look at Ginny.”
George and Ginny were doing a kind of war dance to a chant that went: “He
got off, he got off, he got off…"
"He got off, he got off, he got off…”
“That’s enough - Fred - George - Ginny!” said Mrs. Weasley, as Mr. Weasley left the kitchen.
Fred, George and Ginny were still singing. "HE GOT OFF, HE GOT OFF, HE GOT OFF-“
"SHUT UP!” roared Mrs. Weasley.
Fred and George still looked mutinous. Ginny, however, took a few steps over to the nearest chair and sank into it. […] The twins glared at Sirius for another minute, then took seats either side of Ginny.
“Come on, Ginny’s not bad,” said George fairly, sitting down next to Fred. “Actually, I dunno how she got so good, seeing how we never let her play with us."
"She’s been breaking into your broom shed in the garden since the age of six and taking each of your brooms out in turn when you weren’t looking,” said Hermione from behind her tottering pile of Ancient Rune books.
“The thing about growing up with Fred and George,” said Ginny thoughtfully, “is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”
“Hey,” said a voice in Harry’s ear. He looked round; Fred and George had come to join them.
“Ginny’s had a word with us about you,” said Fred, stretching out his legs on the table […]
“Luna and I can stand at either end of the corridor,” said Ginny promptly, “and warn people not to go down there because someone’s let off a load of Garrotting Gas."
Hermione looked surprised at the readiness with which Ginny had come up with this lie; Ginny shrugged and said, "Fred and George were planning to do it before they left.”
“Excuse me, but I care what happens to Sirius as much as you do!” said Ginny, her jaw set so that her resemblance to Fred and George was suddenly striking.
There you go,“ said Fred proudly. "Best range of love potions you’ll find anywhere."
Ginny raised an eyebrow skeptically. "Do they work?” she asked.
“Certainly they work, for up to twenty-four hours at a time depending on the weight of the boy in question…"
"… and the attractiveness of the girl,” said George, reappearing suddenly at their side. "But we’re not selling them to our sister,“ he added, becoming suddenly stern, "not when she’s already got about five boys on the go from what we've…"
"Whatever you’ve heard from Ron is a big fat lie,” said Ginny calmly, leaning forward to take a small pink pot off the shelf. “What’s this?"
"Guaranteed ten-second pimple vanisher,” said Fred. “Excellent on everything from boils to blackheads, but don’t change the subject. Are you or are you not currently going out with a boy called Dean Thomas?"
"Yes, I am,” said Ginny. “And last time I looked, he was definitely one boy, not five. What are those?”
She was pointing at a number of round balls of fluff in shades of pink and purple, all rolling around the bottom of a cage and emitting high-pitched squeaks.
"Pygmy Puffs,” said George.
“Miniature puffskeins, we can’t breed them fast enough. So what about Michael Corner?"
"I dumped him, he was a bad loser,” said Ginny, putting a finger through the bars of the cage and watching the Pygmy Puffs crowd around it.
“They’re really cute!”
"They’re fairly cuddly, yes,“ conceded Fred.
"But you’re moving through boyfriends a bit fast, aren’t you?” Ginny turned to look at him, her hands on her hips. There was such a Mrs. Weasley-ish glare on her face that Harry was surprised Fred didn’t recoil.
“And speaking of hitherto unsuspected skills, Ronald,” said George, “what is this we hear from Ginny about you and a young lady called — unless our information is faulty — Lavender Brown?”
“Then, as Charlie isn’t coming home, that just leaves Harry and Ron in the attic, and if Fleur shares with Ginny —"
"— that’ll make Ginny’s Christmas —” muttered Fred.
Under cover of a particularly jazzy number called “A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love,” Fred and George started a game of Exploding Snap with Ginny.
Admittedly, it took very little to set her off lately; she had been crying on and off ever since Percy had stormed from the house on Christmas Day with his glasses splattered with mashed parsnip (for which Fred, George, and Ginny all claimed credit).
Ginny was now climbing through the hole in the wall, closely followed by Fred, George, and Lee Jordan.
“She’s sixteen!“ shouted Mrs. Weasley.
"She’s not old enough! What you two were thinking bringing her with you—”
Fred and George looked slightly ashamed of themselves.