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The New Pride of Portree by momotwins

 
Rating: 15+Story Reviews: 255
 
Chapters: 25
Words: 123284
Characters: Harry, Ron, Percy, Ginny, Hugo, OC, OtherCanon
Genre(s): General, Humor, Romance
Era: Next Generation
Pairings: OC/OC
Status: Completed
First Published: 2013.08.21
Last Published Chapter: 2014.10.18
Last Updated: 2014.10.18
Favorite Story Of: 133 users
 
Advisory: Contains profanity, Scenes of a sexual nature, Substance abuse

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 Molly Weasley has spent her professional career as reserve Keeper for the Holyhead Harpies, her dream team - but her dream hasn't panned out the way she'd hoped, and she rarely gets off the bench. She accepts an offer to join the all-new lineup at Pride of Portree as the star Keeper. She might even be team captain, if she can just get along with the new coach, Riordan Fitzroy.

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Ch. # Chapter Title Word Count Reviews Read
1 The Harpy With the Mohawk

 Molly missed actually playing the game. Playing in front of a crowd, hearing the cheers and feeling the adrenaline of the game were some of the best times of her life. She missed the junior league when she'd been the star Keeper for her team, and she even missed her student days at Hogwarts and playing Keeper for Gryffindor. As much as she loved the Harpies, she was growing dissatisfied with her spot on the roster. Stepping up to the major leagues was starting to feel a lot like stepping down.

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2 The New Lineup

Fitz spun around to see the now ex-Harpy but still mohawked Molly Weasley. The green was gone, and her hair was now a bright, brassy red that looked like a natural colour. He remembered Weasleys at school, all of them ginger. She was prettier than he remembered any of the Weasleys being at school, with a heart-shaped face and long eyelashes.

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3 The Dreaded Ex

 There wasn't much to do to prepare for the small party beyond setting out bottles and glasses. Her house was in its usual state of spotlessly perfect organization, right down to her liquors. She hid the colour-coding on the lids by replacing them with pour spouts, though.

No point everyone knowing her private neuroses just yet, after all.

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4 Flight and Family

 You could always tell a Weasley. At fifty paces, usually.

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5 Drills and Defense

 Fitz glanced at the game schedule and saw with horror that their first game was against Montrose. His old team. He wasn't ready to see them yet. His team didn't respect him as a coach. Hell, he didn't respect himself as a coach either. And they sure as hell weren't ready to take on the Magpies, one of the top teams in the league.

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6 Magpies and Mistakes

“Well then he must get a case of nerves pretty often,” quipped Sid. “Not sure I'd recognize him any more if he weren't red-faced and shouting about what an idiot I am.”

“Maybe it's not nerves,” came Beathan's quiet voice from the gold-upholstered chair in the corner of the room. She'd pulled her legs up and wrapped her arms around them, curled into a tight ball on the chair with her chin resting on her knees. “Maybe it's because he doesn't think we're any good.” 

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7 A Pack of Wild Dogs

 Preece and Gittins had attempted to ignore Fitz and spent the morning targeting the Chasers repeatedly before their coach, his face brick-red, had flown at them and shouted for ten minutes. It was difficult to ignore him when he was five inches from their faces and screaming.

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8 A Sabotaged Sorceress

She called the lot of them together twenty minutes later, smiling encouragingly. “That was excellent! You all did very well. Now, how did that make you feel?”

“Incredibly stupid,” Jinks volunteered.

“Like a prat,” agreed Duff.

“Like I need a drink,” put in Sid.

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9 A Fine Line

She was looking over at the team with a raised eyebrow. A few of them had gone back to the retreat to sleep, but everyone remaining was standing around Deimos, almost falling over with laughter. He was on the floor, rolling about like an overturned turtle and laughing his head off.

“Why me?” Fitz muttered. 

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10 Surprising Depths

Fitz was rather stunned by the apology, not to mention Jinks's unexpected grasp on reality. He glanced at Molly. She wasn't saying anything, but she she was watching Jinks, her face expressionless.

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11 Tentative Hope

 “You lifted him into a wheelbarrow,” Weasley repeated, staring at him.

“No one else was sober enough to do it.”

Weasley shook his head. “You lifted him. Are you a wizard or not? Why didn't you use a Hover Charm?”

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12 Spiralling Self-Control

“I'm inspired,” said Jinks cheerfully. Molly glanced over her shoulder and saw him skipping along at the back of the queue, shaking one fist in the air. “I'm pumped.” Jinks turned, skipping backward now, and pointed at the Arrows. “I'm pumped! I'm getting that Snitch before you, Winston-Fisher!”

“Dream on,” one of the Arrows Beaters, Gavril Groundsell, called back with a grin.

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13 Stamp of Approval

“You've got it bad,” her sister said sympathetically. “You even think he's proper fit when he's shouting at everyone?”

“Oh, shut up.” 

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14 Colour-Coded and Perfect

"Any scars that deep leave their mark, don't they?” She gave him a look that stated clearly she was including his own scars. 

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15 Something Real

"Here," said Hilarion, thrusting Flora at her. "Hold the baby."

Molly took her automatically, and Flora gurgled at her. She was chewing on one chubby little fist, drool running freely onto her pink embroidered dress. Molly smiled at her niece without thinking, and hugged her close.

"See, holding the baby always works," said Hilarion, looking relieved that Molly was no longer crying hysterically. 

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16 Strength of Will

“It's not that easy. You break things off, but you can't just shut your feelings off because you don't want to feel them anymore. Wouldn't that make things so much easier if you could?”

He let out a mirthless laugh. “Yeah, it would, wouldn't it?” 

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17 Let Us Break A Few Heads

Rakes set his jaw, giving Fitz a challenging look, and spread his arms wide. “Gonna do something about it? Or are you too busted up to throw a punch?”

Fitz hauled back and hit him right in the face.

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18 Underdogs

“Don't call me perfect,” Molly groaned, slouching down in her chair. “I'm not perfect, I'm... I think I'm a mess, Roxy.”

“Oh good, you're a Weasley after all,” her cousin remarked cheerfully. 

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19 Widdershins

He was in the middle of shouting at Sid for dropping the Quaffle when the commentator's words filtered through his brain.

“... but hang on, everyone, I think – yes, I think Portree has the Snitch! What a sneaky capture by Seeker Evander Jinks, I didn't see a thing-”

Fitz looked around, trying to find Jinks on the pitch, and then realized he could hear someone singing the Chariots of Fire theme. 

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20 Friends Again

Molly was getting very tired of the word perfect. “Just because I don’t always show my feelings doesn’t mean I haven't any.”

“I know that,” said her sister mildly. “Does Fitz?” 

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21 A Chance

“I was worried about playing Montrose both times, and I wasn't even on the pitch,” Fitz told her. “I think it's normal. The others probably just kept it to themselves.”

“Duff liked going back to Falmouth and playing his old team,” she pointed out.

“Duff is not normal.” 

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22 An Off Day

“No such thing as luck,” Molly said, though years of being a professional athlete had given her a few doubts about that. Surreptitiously, she rapped her knuckles against the wooden desk. 

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23 Therapy

They all knew. They all knew, and no one seemed to care. They were more impressed that he’d apologized than that he’d slept with the team captain.

He realized he’d started grinning, and a moment later he was laughing at all of them. 

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24 Leverage

Fitz blew out a long, slow breath. “I love when you say we.”

“I love when you say us. You and me, Riordan. Forever.” Molly's blue eyes were soft as she looked up at him, but then she seemed to shake off the sentimental moment and smiled cheerfully. “Now come have a drink and tell Jinks he's got to help Beathan dig a koi pond.” 

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25 Epilogue

“He should be more relaxed than this,” quipped Sid when Fitz took a breath between rants. “Clearly you have honeymooned incorrectly.”

“Bugger off, Sid,” Fitz said. 

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