One and Only ; George Weasley

Chapter 93

When you didn’t think things could get any worse at Hogwarts...

Dumbledore took the fall for Dumbledore’s Army and was being arrested so he fled the scene and now Umbridge was appointed the new headmistress.

“Is that the letter from mum?” George asked when he stepped into the owlery and saw me with a letter in my hand. “Did she respond about our engagement?”

“I think she did.” I told him. “I’m still waiting for my mum’s reply though.” I handed the letter to George. “Do you want to read it?”
He opened the letter, pulled out the parchment and unfolded it.

“Dear George.” He read. “Tell Lizzie just how delighted we are about the news that we’ll be officially welcoming her to the family. I always thought Bill would be the first to marry but here you are, my handsome eighteen-year-old boy, wanting to marry your long-term girlfriend. I will make sure to start planning immediately. During the break we can discuss the guests list. I love you my boy and I hope you’re well. Love, mum.”

George looked at me, our eyes meeting and we both smiled at each other.

“Thank god that is over with.” He let out a relieve sigh, making me chuckle.

“I can’t believe it.” I said. “We’re getting married in about four months.”

“Four months.” He nodded. “Feels like a lifetime away, don’t you think?”

“Yet it feels like it’s just around the corner.”

George let the letter fall to the floor before rushing to me, attacking our lips as his hands grabbed my waist.

George and I... married, living together. Having his brother, my best friend.. our best friend... live with us. It was a dream come true and I was more than excited to start that part of my life.

“Come.” He whispered against my lips. “Fred and I have something planned.”

“What?” I questioned and watched him pick up the letter from the floor. He handed it to me before he grabbed my hand and lead me out of the owlery.

“The fifth years are currently having their O.W.L.s for charms class.” He told me and lead me towards the great hall where the exams took place.

Fred and Kathleen were waiting by the marble staircase and I had this weird feeling in my stomach that something was wrong.

“What’s going on?” I asked when Fred motioned for me to sit down. I pushed the letter from George’s mum into the pocket of my robes, glancing at Kathleen next to me who looked absolutely distraught while the twins placed themselves in front of us.

“In a moment we’re gonna use some fireworks we’ve invented.” Fred said. “We’re going to use

them in the great hall and hopefully chase Umbridge away but it also means that we can’t stay.” “What?” I questioned. “Can’t stay, what do you mean?”

“What wouldn’t Umbridge do when we pull this off?” George asked. “We’re leaving school. We don’t believe we can learn anything more here and we’ve got the shop to get started.”

I blinked a couple of times, narrowing my eyes as I felt myself tear up at the thought of them leaving. It was only April. We had two months left of school and Kathleen and I had to spend them without George and Fred?

“It also means we have to say goodbye now.” Fred told us. “Once we’ve set off the fireworks and it’s finished, we’re flying away. We don’t have time to stop and say goodbye.”

“Wait...” I mumbled, rubbing my hands on my knees before looking up at them. “You’re leaving?”

“It’s only two months.” George assured me as he crouched in front of me. “Then we’ll get to see each other again.”

“You can’t be bloody serious.” I scoffed, looking from him and up to Fred who was still standing. “You’re actually leaving school?”

“We’re very sorry.” Fred said as he locked eyes with me and reached into his pocket. “I do have something for you before we get started.”

I watched as he pulled my fathers pocket watch out of his pocket and handed it to me. Even George looked surprised.

“It took some time but I managed to get it back for you.” He said and I got up, throwing my arms around him, thanking him countless times.

“I’m going to miss you so much.” I whispered, hugging him even tighter.
“I’ll miss you too, Liz.” He whispered back, gently swaying me from side to side.

When I pulled back, we shared a soft smile before he turned to Kathleen who just said goodbye to George and I now turned to my boyfriend, my eyes now letting the tears roll.

“Aww c’mon.” He pouted and pulled me in for a bear hug. “Don’t cry. I will miss you very much but we’ll write each other and it’s only two months until we see each other again. I’ll be right there on kings cross station, alright?”

I pulled back a little to look at him, pressing my lips to his. Our last kiss for two months. Gosh this was odd... to have to say goodbye for now.

“Oh, and Deanne will be staying with us for the summer.” Fred informed me and that was the last either of them say before they went to get their brooms, leaving us to watch their big prank and their final goodbye to Hogwarts.

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