The Little Things that Matter


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Title: The Little Things that Matter

Challenge: All Aboard the Love Boat

Paring: Luna Lovegood and George Weasley

Prompt: Soap

When Fred the Second was five, he ate soap.

George would never truly understand why though now it was hilarious.

George thought it might have started the one time (the last time), Luna had given Fred a bubble bath.

"Mommy?" Fred said sitting on the toilet seat in his underwear. "What are you doing?"

"It's a bubble bath," Luna told him, holding up the bottle. "You poor the soap into the water and see? You get all these bubbles to play in. This soap is called Vanilla Dreams."

Fred squinted, taking the bottle from his mom. "The bottle says baby."

"Because it's baby soap. It won't hurt your eyes like grown up soap." Just then Roxy started to cry. "Oh, I'll be right back. I'm going to have your dad come in here."

Luna ran out of the bathroom. "George! George, can you watch Fred?"

"Sure thing," George called back, putting down the paper. He hurried up the stairs as Luna hurried into Roxy's room.

"Alright, Freddie, time for that – Fred, don't!" George rushed forward, pulling the bottle of bath soap away from his son but it was a little too late.

Fred had already poured some of the bottle into his mouth.

George pulled Fred into his arms, rushing to the sink. He turned on the cold water and cupped it in his hand, raising it to his son's mouth. "Come on, Fred. Spit it all out."

Of course it was a little too late for that too. Fred had already swallowed some of the soap. He gulped down the water then, coughing. "Mom said it was vanilla flavored. That – that was definitely not vanilla."

Luna rushed in, Roxanne in her arms. "What happened?"

"Fred tried to eat the soap!" George cried, still cupping water into Fred's mouth, the boy spluttering.

"Well don't choke him, George!" she responded.

"He's already choking on soap!"

Fred tried to push his dad's hand away. "Dad! Dad I'm fine!"

George set Fred down on the counter, grabbing a towel and rubbing it across Fred's face. "You sure?"

Fred grinned before he hiccupped, a bubble escaping.

That night after the kids were asleep, Luna lay on the bed, her arm across her face. "I'm a horrible mother."

George smiled down at her. "You made a mistake is all. And how would you have known that Fred would eat soap?"

Luna shook her head. "I shouldn't have let him hold the bottle."

"Luna, he's a five-year-old boy. He was curious! I bet Roxy will be next to give it a try."

"Oh Merlin!" Luna flopped over onto her stomach.

George laughed, sitting on the bed and wrapping his arm around her waist. "Luna, don't worry about it. Every kid is going to do something that scares the life out of you. Look at me! Trying to save Fred from choking on water, I almost drowned him!"

Luna looked up at him, a smile on her face. "You did panic a little there."

George grinned. "This whole thing, parenting, it's a process. We'll get it together, okay?"

"Okay." Luna leaned over and kissed him. "I'm glad that if I had to go through this, parenting, with you."

"Same here."

A/N: Hope you enjoy the fluff moment lol. Isn't Fred the second funny! Hope you liked this chapter see you next time!

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