Fred- Hiding part 1
Y/N woke up to the familiar sound of three month old Sirius fussing. Sound travelled in the small two bedroom Diagon Alley apartment fast. Y/N began to sit up when the fussing stopped. She turned to the other side of the bed to see her husband Fred missing from his side of the bed. She smiled. Fred adored Sirius. Every moment he could spare from Weasley Wizard Wheezes, he spent with Y/N and their baby. Wanting to see a moment between the two Y/N slowly crept out of bed and towards Sirius’s bedroom.
Fred held the soft baby. Laying Sirius down on his lap the little boy looked up at his father.Sirius’s big brown eyes observed him curiously. Although only three months old. Sirius had a full head of curly black hair. He was the spitting image of Y/N’s father Sirius Black. Sirius began to baby talk as if in his short three months on the earth he had so much to tell his father about. “ I know.” Fred cooed back holding Sirius’s tiny hands. Y/N watched at the door holding in her giggles as Fred cooed just as she did. Sirius soon discovered his hands and could no longer focus on Fred. “Oh, I see how it is. Your hands are more interesting than your old man.” Fred said jokingly disappointed. Y/N couldn’t hold back her giggles any longer. Fred looked up to the door. “ How long have you been there?” “ Long enough.” Y/N walked in. “ Good morning my two lovely boys.” Sirius heard his mother’s voice and took his hand out of his mouth and squealed. “ Oh I see, Mummy is your favourite?” Fred said handing Sirius over to Y/N. “ You’d be the favourite too if you were his every meal.”
Y/N began to get Fred ready for work. She began making his breakfast in the kitchen handing Fred a now full and very content Sirius.Fred sat with Sirius reading the Daily Prophet. Sirius’s eyes darted from moving photo to moving photo fascinated by the moving figures. Fred gave a small smile. If Sirius were older he would know the Prophet was now filled with war and the new government propaganda. Alast, Sirius watched blissfully unaware of the world around him. “ Love? Could you turn on the radio?” Y/N reached over the counter as she buttered toast and the radio turned on. Instead of the usual quidditch matches and helpful household potions the radio was full of grim news and the names of the dead. Fred and Y/N listened every morning hoping no one they knew would be called off. The part that upset Y/N the most was the ages after people’s names. “Henry Waterstone aged 29,Sarah Waterstone aged 27, and Emelia Waterstone aged 7 months.” Y/N felt her heart sink. Would Sirius’s name ever play on the old warn out radio? Fred felt the same feeling of dread as he looked at his wife growing paler. “ Turn it off Love. Let’s eat something.”
It was hard for Y/N to eat breakfast hearing of all the lives senselessly lost. She soon snapped out of her haze when Sirius started to whine. They say children can sense their parents emotions and Sirius seemed to be proof. “ You’re okay little man.” Fred said scooping Sirius up in one arm bouncing the baby up and down. Sirius let out a tiny giggle causing both of his parents to smile again. Y/N quickly looked at the clock. “ Oh Freddie! You’re late! George won’t appreciate opening up alone again. Here give em here.” Fred frown. Handing over his son. “ I’ll be home as soon as possible. Love you!” Fred stole a quick kiss before rushing out the door. “ Love you more!” Y/N called out from the doorway.
“Alright Sirius we have a busy day ahead.” Y/N said as Sirius lay on Y/N’s bed struggling to get to his feet. Becoming frustrated he yelled at his feet. “ Now now. Here have a teething ring. Okay we have laundry, dishes, sweeping and it’s mopping up day as well. Somewhere we need to fit going to the market and visiting your father for lunch. We can do it right?” Sirius chewed happily on his bright blue teething ring. Y/N placed Sirius gently in his cot in the living room. She combed his curly black hair out of his face. “ You have so much hair. I’ll have to give it a cut soon. You’ll be a ladies man like your father I just know it. Probably a prankster too. I’ll get tons of letters from your headmaster.” Sirius giggled as if knowing the future mischief he would cause. “ Alright. Let’s get ready for today.”
To Y/N’s surprised Fred rushed through the door an hour later. “ Fred?” Y/N asked perplexed as she did the dishes. “ Death eaters are on the street. We gotta get out of here.” He said in a calm but, stern voice. Y/N quickly dropped the plate in her hand into the sink. “Our documents are in our wedding box in the bedroom. I’ll pack Sirius’s things.” Y/N ran into Sirius’s bedroom where he lay quietly having a nap in his white washed crib. Y/N picked up her hospital bag. She threw an array of clothes and Sirius’s favourite toys in the bag. A huge bang at the door made Y/N jump. Sirius woke up from his nap and began to cry. Y/N scooped him up in her arms and hastily wrapped a green blanket around him. She headed toward the door. Fred had his wand pointed at the door. “ Who is it?” Fred asked above a whisper. “ It’s George. We need to leave now.” George said behind the warn maple door.Y/N grabbed her wand and followed Fred out the door without a second glance at their peaceful Diagon Alley apartment.
Down the stairs Fred and George peered around the door frame. Death Eaters had destroyed most of the shops leading to the apartment. “ Okay. We need to get out of Diagon Alley. I can fetch a cab to take us to Mum’s. I’ll go first. Then Y/N come behind me and Fred will keep an eye out for the back.” George whispered. Y/N nodded. She silently said to herself. Sirius baby, please don’t cry. Glass smashed with a large green bolts of light hitting the shop beside them. Sirius’s big brown eyes bugged out of his tiny head. Big tears threatened to give them away. Thinking fast Fred put a teething ring in Sirius’s mouth before he could cry out. “ Y/N, listen to me. George and I will make a distraction. I need you to take Sirius and run as fast as you can to the edge of Diagon Alley. Don’t look back.Get to the Burrow. George and I will meet you when we’re finished here. Do you understand?” Fred loaded the backpack of important documents onto Y/N’s back. Before Y/N could protest, Fred and George ran out into the street.
Y/N ran down the cobblestone Alleyways dodging bits of old shops she had once enjoyed getting her school supplies for another year at Hogwarts. A bolt of green light went past Y/N’s head. “ Stop!” A voice yelled from behind her. A dead end. Her back against a grey wall.She could no longer suppress Sirius’s cries. He belted out his tiny cries. Three black hooded figures stood in front of her. “ Papers!” They demanded. Y/N shakingly reached in her backpack. “ Hurry!” The voices shouted causing Sirius to scream louder. With a shaking hand she handed her identity papers. “ Pure blood half Malfoy and Half Black.” One said to the others. “ What about the child? Is it a half blood?” Y/N violently shook her head. Managing to suppress Sirius’s cries to a whine. “ Papers!” Y/N riffled through her bag and pulled out his birth certificate. “ Pureblood half Black and…half Weasley? So half blood traitor?!” The hooded figure threw the birth certificate on the floor and stomped on it. “ Take them.” The one said to the other two. “ Please don’t do this! He’s just a baby!” “Shut up! You’re lucky i’m not just taking the child!” Behind the hooded man a boom caught there attention. A barrage of fireworks caused the three hooded figures to desperately dodge the flames. Fred and George jumped through the smoke. Stunning the men. Fred yanked Y/N off the grounds. “Run!”
Outside the Diagon Alley walls were still unsafe. Fred reassured George that he could handle everything from this point and he could go home to his own wife and children. Y/N sat shaking on a park bench waiting for Arthur to arrive with a friend’s car to pick them all up. Fred sat beside her and pulled her close. “ It’s going to be alright.” Sirius bundled in his dinosaur blanket slept blissfully unaware of his parents anxiety. “ we were almost the names on the radio Fred…” Fred kissed Y/N’s forehead. “ I would never let that happen. You and Sirius are my world and i’ll be damned if I let those pure blood pricks take that away from me. We’ll make it. When this war is over Sirius will never have to worry about a death eaters or even a war. We’re doing this for his future.” Y/N gave a sad smile. “ I just want Sirius to be safe…” “ I know baby. Me too.”
Now knowing Sirius’s life was in danger the Weasley family gathered around the dinner table. “ We have two options.” Arthur said firmly at the table. “ We can lay low here and have the risk of being attacked or, we can go into hiding. I can’t promise everyone will be together.” Silence fell on the table. Molly sat blankly stirring her tea. “I don’t want everyone scattered across Britain.” Molly finally said. “ This war is bad enough without having to split this family up. Who knows how long this could last. Days…months and maybe even years.” Arthur sighed. “Molly you and I know we are not on the death eaters good list. If…if they find out Ron is with Harry we’ll be seen as a threat and hunted down. Maybe I can arrange something for Fred and Y/N..although with a baby in toe it might not be easy.” Y/N peered down at Fred’s hands on the table. His knuckles were white and clenched. Sirius began to fuss. “ Excuse me.” Y/N rushed away from the table tears welling in her eyes.
She sat in Fred’s childhood bedroom he shared with his twin George. Memories of wanting a moment of alone time to steal a kiss amongst the chaos of siblings came flooding back. Y/N fed Sirius with thoughts going through her mind of dread. Will we be separated? How long will this war last? They had left their whole life in London in an instant. Everything they have worked for their shop, their home and, belongings were gone. With only the clothes on their back and Sirius’s belongings. Y/N wiped tears from her eyes. She was stronger then this. Before she had Sirius nothing made her cry but, the prospect of something happening to Fred and Sirius was too much. The doorknob jiggled. Y/N quickly gained her composure as Fred came through the door. Without saying a word he crouched down on the floor in front of Y/N while Sirius laid on her lap. “ I’ve saved up some money stored away. Dad and I agreed it would be best to get Sirius fake identity papers. He doesn’t look like a Weasley.” Fred gave a soft sad smile looking at the sleeping Sirius. “ That way. If you or him get caught you he wouldn’t be attached to the Weasley name. Percy knows someone who can get them for tomorrow evening. Then we’ll leave here.” Y/N’s heart was broken. This war would take her son’s name. “ Where are we going?” “ I don’t know…we are not to tell anybody we are leaving. Not even George and Poppy. We leave after dinner tomorrow.” Y/N’s tears were too heavy to hold anymore. Her shoulders shook as she tried to silence her sobs. Fred got up and sat beside her on the bed. He was wiping away his own silent tears. Sirius lay fast asleep.