The Weird Sisters
Disclaimer: Holy fish paste, Batman! I'm not J.K. Rowling.
Title: The Little Things that Matter
Challenge: All Aboard the Love Boat
Paring: Luna Lovegood and George Weasley
Prompt: The Weird Sisters
Seven Months BD
Today had been a bad day. Angry customers, low stocks . . . they hardly made any income today. He was glad that today was over because he desperately needed a break.
Walking up the workshop steps to the flat, George could hear music blasting. A slight smile coming to his face, George quietly opened the door, stepping inside.
The delicious aroma of Italian food drifted through the flat, music following it as it drifted out the window to Diagon Alley. It was the Weird Sisters, he realized, the music vibrating off his ear drums.
A few days ago, Luna had confessed to him that she was a closet Weird Sisters fan and so, just because he saw it while he was out buying groceries the other day, he bought their latest record for her.
Now, George watched, a smile on his face as Luna danced around the kitchen, singing loudly (and off-key) to one of the songs.
Oh I love you I do!
You're my soul mate true!
No need for a love potion baby,
Or any kind of special charms,
All we need is you and me love,
To make the right spells.
George chuckled as Luna twirled and a sung into a spaghetti sauce covered spoon, bending over to take out the garlic bread from the oven before going back to dancing.
Her long hair bounced gracefully against her shoulders as she skipped back and forth in the kitchen, twirling around, shaking her hips. . . .
His ears turning a horrible shade of red, he looked up again as the song went off and Luna stopped dancing. What had – had he just been staring at her arse?
She looked up at him, smiling. "Hey! Dinner will be ready in a sec."
"No rush," George said, plopping down onto the couch.
Luna moved over to him, sitting down on the edge of the couch. "Are you alright?"
"It's just been a long day," he said, leaning his head back. "I'm really, really down and tired right now is all."
"You know what always makes me feel better on a bad day? Turning up the music real loud and dancing my brains out."
Another fast song came loudly on, blasting through invisible speakers. Drums and guitars blared in a wild beat, simply an instrumental of craziness.
"Oh, this is my absolute favorite song!" Luna cried, dropping her spoon. She skipped over to George, grabbing his hands. "You have to dance with me!"
"What?" George said, surprised. "No – no Luna. . . . I – I don't dance."
"Come on, just a quick dance, George. Please? I promise I won't bug you for another one. Please? Dancing will make you feel better."
Groaning, he let Luna pull him to his feet, leading him in a little jig around the living room. A small smirk came to his face as he twirled her around, pulling her back towards him. Soon his smirk turned into a wide grin as they danced wildly around to the Weird Sisters' wild music.
Luna jumped onto the couch, jumping up into the air and kicking her feet, pretending to strum on an air guitar. George ran into the kitchen, grabbing two spoons, running around and banging on the furniture. He felt like a little kid again, banging on pots and pans for a fake drum set.
Jumping off the couch and over the coffee table, Luna opened the door to the shop, running down the stairs as she turned the music up louder with her wand. Laughing, George followed, still banging the spoons against the walls and the railing of the stairs.
The music could be heard all the way in the shop and Luna and George continued to dance around to it, running through the aisles and hoping on top of the counters. As the song came to an end, Luna jumped off the counter and into George's arms, where he spun her until ended in its final chord and last striking blow to the drums.
George set Luna down and they both collapsed to the floor in the middle of the shop, laughing until tears fell from their eyes.
"Feel better?" Luna asked as soon as they calmed down.
"Yeah, actually, I do," George said, grinning. "How do you figure this stuff out, Luna?"
"All this – feel good stuff. I mean, you seem to know everything to do when you feel bad. How do you know?"
"Some of it, like the dancing, I just sort of found out one day during Hogwarts. You figure out a lot of things when you hang out by yourself. A lot of the stuff, though, came from my mom. She was great at knowing how to cheer people up and so she passed it down to me."
George hesitated for a moment as he looked over at Luna, her hair fanned out around her, some of it still falling over her face. He smiled as she blew it out of the way, only to have land lightly back in the same place. "Your mum was a very smart woman."
Luna smiled. "Yeah, she was."
They were both silent for a moment, staring up at the ceiling. "I never did thank you for the record, George," Luna said, softly.
"It's fine," George said. "Thank you for teaching me how to dance."
"For a beginner, you're really very good." Luna grinned over at him and he laughed.
"All this dancing worked up an appetite," George said, patting his stomach.
"Appetite!" Luna sat up suddenly, scrambling to her feet. "I forgot about dinner!"
Laughing, George got to his feet, following up the stairs as another Weird Sisters song burst through the house.
An evening at home with Luna was definitely different from the norm.
A/n: So I know this one was fairly short and I apologize but I still hope you guys liked it. Thanks again for reading and be sure to stay tuned for the next chapter.