Chapter 25 : ~* About time *~
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~* About time *~
“So how much has Charlie told you about the family?” Hermione asked as to she poured hot water into two separate mugs.
“He talks about them all the time. Mostly about his parents and Bill though,”
“Yeah Charlie and Bill are pretty close being the oldest two.”
“Charlie talks about everyone but sometimes it’s hard to keep track of everyone and who everyone is.” Kimberly said taking the coffee Hermione offered with a Thank-you.
“There are a lot of them. Well basically Bill is the oldest with his wife Flure. Then Charlie, then there is Percy who works at the Ministry, then there are the twins Fred and George I’m dating George and Dylan is our little boy-“
“That little boy is yours?” Kimberly cut her off in surprise.
“Yeah, who’s did you think he was?” Hermione asked.
“I wasn’t sure, I honestly just thought you were babysitting, you look to young to be a mother of six month old.”
“That’s because in general I would be too young, I was sixteen when I got pregnant and George and I haven’t looked back.” Hermione said plainly before taking a sip from her coffee.
“Wow, I honestly don’t know if I could do it. I mean Charlie and I had a scare about three months back and all I could think about was, how are we going to raise a child in a Dragon reserve?”
“I’m sure you would have managed no matter how dangerous the situation, when you find out you have that little body inside you, you tend to make things work out without even realising it.”
Kimberly nodded and looked thoughtful for a moment before saying, “So the twin’s Fred and George who is after that?”
“Well then there is Ron who I’ve been friends with since first year as well as Harry who is dating the youngest and only girl Ginny.” Hermione said with a smile.
“So you’ve known the Weasley family for a while?” Kimberly asked looking surprised.
“Yep, don’t know Bill or Charlie very well seeing as they had moved away well before our first summer when I first came around.”
Twenty minutes later Ginny, Harry, Ron and Charlie came into the kitchen loud and sodden from the snow outside. Harry and Ron stopped dead in their tracks in the doorway making Ginny and Charlie run into them.
“What the hell?” Charlie said sounding annoyed.
“What is wrong with you two?” Ginny shoving the two boys out of her way.
Once they were all in the room Charlie’s face split into a smile at the sight of Kimberly at the kitchen table. “You made it.” Charlie said before making his way over to Kimberly and pulled her into a hug and gave her a light kiss on the lips.
The sound of someone clearing their throat made Charlie aware of everyone else in the room. “Oh, everyone this is my girlfriend Kimberly, Kimberly this is my brother Ron, my sister Ginny, her boyfriend Harry and believe you have already met Hermione.” Charlie said as Kimberly shook each hand.
Charlie turned to Kimberly, “Have you met anyone else yet?”
“No, just Hermione and Dylan.” Kimberly said smiling.
“Ok,” Charlie said. “Well I’m badly in need of a shower so make yourself at home and I’m sure Mum will be home soon enough to welcome you with open arms.” Charlie said the last with a huge smile on his face at the thought of Mrs Weasley being anything but welcoming.
Mrs Weasley and Flure arrived in the kitchen half an hour later to find everyone sitting at the table with tea, coffee and sandwiches.
“Oh, you managed to get something, excellent.” She said waving her wand and the groceries all flew to the places in the pantry.
“Mum,” Charlie said getting Mrs Weasley’s attention.
“Yes dear?” Mrs Weasley said turning around smiling.
“I’d like you to meet someone.” Charlie said grabbing Kimberly’s hand. “Mum, this is my girlfriend Kimberly, Kimberly this is my Mum.”
Mrs Weasley’s face nearly split in two with the smile that came across her face. “About time,” Mrs Weasley said moving forward and enveloped Kimberly into a tight hug. Kimberly patted Mrs Weasley on the back not sure how to react to the kind looking woman and raised her eyebrows at Charlie over Mrs Weasley’s shoulder.
Charlie watched his mother give Kimberly a tight hug with amusement thinking that the worse was over and it would just mean that Charlie would be able to travel home with someone instead of making the long trip alone.
New Years Eve arrived with a bang. Literally! It arrived with a bang that woke up the entire household. Everyone ran down stairs to find smoke billowing out from the kitchen. As they cleared the smoke and make the way carefully into the room they found Fred and George looking innocently at them their faces black from the explosion.
“WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU TWO ARE DOING?” Mrs Weasley screamed at the boys who wore innocent grins on their faces.
“We were just working on our New Year’s Celebration.” Fred said holding up the fireworks that he had in his hands.
“FIREWORKS?! IN THE HOUSE?!” Mrs Weasley screamed as the boys ran from the house. Mrs Weasley took several deep breathes.
“Does anyone know what time it is?” Mrs Weasley asked in a very constrained voice.
“Um... 7:30 am.” Hermione said coming down the stairs carrying Dylan. At hearing what time it was everyone groaned and headed back towards their warm and comfortable beds.
Out of everyone Hermione looked the most awake, let alone the fact that she was the only one that wasn’t in pyjamas.
“Oh! I slept in!” Mrs Weasley exclaimed before rushing up the stairs to change for the day.
Hermione smiled and made her way towards the pantry to prepare some breakfast. She wasn’t very surprised when she heard the explosion come from downstairs; she knew something along those lines would happen when she heard George say something about fireworks on his way out the door this morning.
Bacon, eggs and sausages were all frying away in pans on the stove when Mrs Weasley re-appeared down stairs.
“Oh, Hermione you didn’t need to do that.” Mrs Weasley said moving around the kitchen putting bread into the toaster.
“It was easy enough,” Hermione said from the kitchen table feeding Dylan, and a cup of coffee already sitting steaming in front of her.
“You are a great help around here Hermione, you have no idea.” Mrs Weasley said making herself a cup of tea while the food seemed to cook itself.
“I can’t see myself being that much help,” Hermione said modestly as she spooned some porridge into Dylan’s mouth.
Mrs Weasley watched as Hermione fed Dylan. “I’ve missed have little bodies running around the house.”
“Well I’m sure by next Christmas we’ll all be chasing after him.” Hermione said chuckling as Dylan moved the porridge around in his mouth looking thoughtful.
“Have you and George decided where it is you are going to be living once you graduate?” Mrs Weasley asked softly.
Hermione looked thoughtful for a moment. “Honestly we haven’t talked about it a whole lot, but I guess I had always assumed we would move in together. Now that we are living together at school I couldn’t imagine not seeing him every morning or having the quite chat before we go to bed. I’ve become accustom to having his around.”
“Well if things don’t get sorted in time you are always welcome to stay here until you get sorted.” Mrs Weasley said smiling.
“Thank you Mum.” Hermione said smiling back, making Mrs Weasley jump up from her chair and move over to the stove where she placed the different foods onto different plates cast a charm over the food to keep it hot and places them on the table.
Within fifteen minutes of Mrs Weasley putting the food on the table people started to make their way into the kitchen. Last being Fred and George who had been hiding behind the garden shed.
“So tonight we will be having a gathering of friends and family to celebrate the New Year, everyone should be arriving about four this afternoon so I was hoping that everyone would be able to chip in and help get the place as clean and tidy as possible.” Mrs Weasley said once everyone was at the table.
“Oh, Arthur would you mind clearing a path in the snow today?” Mrs Weasley asked turning to her husband.
“Oh I would love to dear, but the twins and Charlie are taking me into town for a drink.” Mr Weasley said winking at the boys.
“Oh, well that should be lovely.” Mrs Weasley said proudly, thinking that it was nice of the boys to get their father out of the house.
“I’ll take care of it Mrs Weasley.” Harry said piping up.
“Are you sure Harry dear?”
“No problem, I’ll do it just after lunch just in case we get another fall between now and then.”
“Thank you dear.” Mrs Weasley said cheerfully.
Once breakfast was over everyone went about tasks that had been set for them. Mrs Weasley decided that Kimberly and Hermione would be most help in the kitchen. So after breakfast they set to cleaning the dishes.
“I always love doing dishes the muggle way.” Hermione said with a soft smile on her face.
“I can’t imagine why. It’s much quicker and less messy when you use magic.” Kimberly said wrinkling her nose.
“Well I guess when your raised as a Muggle you learn a few things,” Hermione said smiling, “I can’t say I’ve ever taken my magic for granted. Though at time I honestly wonder how I manage without it.”
Kimberly face went bright right. “I’m sorry I didn’t know.”
“That’s okay, unless someone said anything could any honestly know if someone had a magical or muggle upbringing?”
“I guess not.” Kimberly said thoughtfully.
Hermione and Kimberly chatted a bit as they worked their way through the dishes. “So tell me Hermione, you’re with George, but who is with Fred?”
Hermione laughed, “Well Fred hasn’t exactly tied himself down yet, but his got the megga crush on a friend of ours that’s coming tonight. It hilarious watching him fight with George over whether or not she would reject him or not.”
“Do you know if she likes him?” Kimberly asked looking amused, as she had spoken with Fred a few times over the past couple of days and had a hard time imagining it.
“No idea, though I think they are a perfect match. She has a very demanding job and I think his exactly what she needs, however you never know she’s a rather forward person she may just come out and ask him out.” Hermione said laughing.
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