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Katie Bell has an accident on the Quidditch field during a practice. Without memory she feels very alone (Fred/Katie)Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Humor - George W. - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,978 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 02-07-03 - Published: 11-21-02 - id: 1077968
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Author: Kayla (DarkAngelGirl.)
Summary: A Quidditch injury gives Katie Bell amnesia. Through the overwhelming ordeal she is helped by Fred Weasley.
Pairing: Katie/Fred, George/Angelina
Distribution: I'd love to see it archived on a site. If you'd like to email me at- KAYKEL1207@msn.com and you can take it.
Disclaimer: All the characters, places, themes ect, belong to J.K Rowling
Katie was late for Quidditch practice. 'Oliver is going to kill me' she thought bitterly. She hurried and changed into her robes, she ran to the field.
Before she could gasp out an apology, Oliver was all ready on her "Katie, you're very late." he scolded.
"Sorry, I overslept..." she said panting "I tried to hurry as fast as I could."
"We can't afford this type of thing..." Oliver went on "We have a match against Slytherin soon and we need to be on top of the game. This is unacceptable!"
"Oh come on." she said in an annoyed voice "I'm here, let's practice...."
In a few moments they were high in the air, in a heavy practice session. Katie had a lot of trouble concentrating lately. There was just so much going on with the OWL's coming up, turning in all her homework on time, Quidditch Practice, and one other annoyingly ridiculous thing. She was in love with Fred Weasley, the Gryffindor team's beater. She had been since nearly the time they met... now that she was old enough to have a real boyfriend it was so much worse. Fred and his twin George, they were the worst pranksters Hogwarts had ever known and neither spent a lot of time on being serious. She couldn't tell Fred how she felt because he'd probably just laugh it off, dismiss it as a joke.
She soared past Fred just then with the Quaffle. She put a score past Oliver, who looked at her approvingly, at least he wasn't mad anymore. "Great shot Katie!" Fred yelled.
She smiled and couldn't reply. Sometimes she got that way when he got near.
Now Alicia Spinnet had the Quaffle and was helping Oliver practice blocking the goals. Katie absentmindedly flew in circles around the field.
"Katie!" she heard Fred call her name and she turned around but it was too late. The Bludger hit the side of her head. She yelled out and tried as hard as she could to hold on to her broom. Before she realized it, she was falling to the ground.
Fred saw Katie fall. He pulled into a very sharp dive and yelled out. He caught her just before she wouldn't have hit the ground hard. She was unconscious in his arms.
The rest of the team sped down at top speed. "Oh my gosh..." Angelina whispered seeing the mark it made on her head.
"Fred, that was so amazing..." Oliver said stunned "If you hadn't caught her..."
"We have to get her to the hospital wing," the seeker, Harry Potter added.
He was right, she was very badly injured and she did need to go to Madam Pomfrey badly. With the team's help, Fred carried her to the infirmary. "My, my..." the nurse said disapprovingly "Another incident with your team? Quidditch ...."
"Madam Pomfrey!" Angelina stated " It was just an accident. Katie turned and she got hit ... hard."
"But it would have been so much worse if Fred hadn't caught her..." Alicia added softly, a little shaken.
Madam Pomfrey looked at Fred oddly "Good to hear, Mr. Weasley."
He nodded. He looked at Katie "Is there anything you want us to do?"
"No," she replied "Just go on... you can come up tomorrow to check on her."
Fred nodded but couldn't deny that he felt bad. He was the beater and it was his job to protect the other players from the bludgers. He failed and let Katie get hurt....
George instantly knew what was going on with Fred. As they walked up to the common room he said "C'mon you're being stupid. It's not your fault she got hurt. You heard Madame Pomfrey, she's gonna be fine. Anyway, I got this really good idea for a prank we could pull on Percy..."
"I'm not in the mood." Fred said softly and turned the corner up to the dormitory. He left without saying another word.
The next day before anyone was awake Fred was all ready getting dressed. "Oh come on..." George groaned still half asleep "I've never seen you so upset about a Quidditch accident Fred. She's fine..."
"I didn't ask you to wake up." he shot back and started to leave.
"Hang on. I'll get dressed.... wait up for me. I want to see you realize that she is fine,and doesn't blame you!"
They both went to the infirmary. "You boys are here all ready?" Madame Pomfrey asked softly.
"Yes,"Fred said quickly.
"Well... the girl is still unconscious. It happens that way sometimes, but you can go in if you'd like for just five minutes. Anything funny and I'll personally..."
"Calm down! We know," George said and followed Fred to Katie.
Fred looked at her. She was lying very still and the only sound was her soft breathing Sorry for this he thought I'm really sorry for this.
George paced a little uncomfortably around the room. The way his brother was staring at Katie, you'd think she was dead. What has gotten into the famous prankster Fred Weasley? "Come on Fred, we best get going."
"All right..." Fred said still staring "I guess you are sorta right. It's not getting any better."
Then Katie looked up at him, her eyes flicking open. He was stunned, she was waking up.
"Katie..." he whispered "Hey, you're all right."
"Huh.... who are you? What are you doing here?" she asked looking around the room. "Where is here?"
"Katie, what do you mean?" George asked looking at her oddly.
She breathed in deeply. She knew she was about to panic, she didn't know where she was... or who these boys looking at her were. She didn't even recognize the sound of her name. "Katie?" she asked "Oh God, I don't remember my name!" She searched her mind frantically. What did she do yesterday? Where was she currently? She couldn't find any memories of anything... her life wasn't there at all.
The boy who'd been staring at her whispered a question. "Katie, are you saying you don't remember?"
"There's nothing there..." she cried "Nothing... it's empty."
Katie looked like she was trying to calm herself but she was on the verge of a panic attack. "Oh god, no.... what's wrong with me?"
"It's all right." Fred stated firmly trying to take control.
"You know who you are!" she yelled softly "Easy for you to say..." She was breathing very hard.
Fred was assuring and approached her. "Katie," he said putting an arm around her "You had an accident playing Quidditch, you were hit in the head. It obviously gave you amnesia... you'll be all right. George, get Madame Pomfrey."
She was about to ask him what Quidditch was but she stopped herself as an old nurse entered and looked into her eyes. "Total amnesia you say?"
"Yes," Fred whispered "She can't remember anything at all."
Hello, Katie thought I'm still in this room. She listened to them talk for a moment and then the nurse looked at her and smiled "Miss Bell, amnesia is not uncommon in such injuries. It may last a few days to a week and there's not much I can do for you. I advise you stay here for the night and then try to resume activity. A student, I think you Mr. Weasley, should help you around and try to help you recall things."
"All right..." she said softly almost in tears.
One of the two boys leaned in and hugged her "Don't worry," he said "I'll be there for you... I'm real sorry this happened."
George watched the way Fred hugged Katie. So that was where the personality change had come from... Fred showed it now very clearly. He might not realize it yet, but he had to be in love with Katie, it was the only explanation. "Come on," he said.
The next day Fred met Katie in the infirmary and took her to the common room. She followed him, her eyes wandering around to everything. "So this is school?" she asked.
"Yes," he replied "Hogwarts, you know our school is one of the best schools of wizardry?"
"Wizardry?" she asked "You mean like magic?"
"You don't know.... I'm sorry, I forgot. I should've told you sooner."
"That's OK," she smiled "And a good sign, it doesn't sound so strange as it should... maybe I'm learning."
"You're so smart Katie, you'll remember in no time."
"It doesn't feel like it..." she groaned softly. She had been trying to recall the last day before she'd woken up in that infirmary and she'd given herself a headache. She'd tried to place this castle she walked in but no corner seemed familiar.
"Are you all right?" he asked as she cried a little.
"Yes," she whispered "It just is so scary. You act like I'm so known but I don't even know you..."
"You will," he said reaching out to her shaking form.
The fat lady asked for the password and Katie jumped. "It's all right," he smiled "Just little surprises everywhere. Ready to meet some friends?"
He gave the password and the portrait swung open. There were people everywhere. It was very overwhelming... some of them looked up at her. A boy and two girls ran up to them. "George told us," the boy said softly "How are you doing Katie?"
"I'd be better if I remembered who you were." she looked at his face intently for any sign of familiarity "Are you a friend?"
"Yes, I suppose..." he muttered awkwardly.
"This is Oliver, Alicia and Angelina." Fred said smiling "We're all good friends, we are a bigger part of the Quidditch team... I'll explain that later..."
"Oh," she whispered shyly. She hated having to trust what they said without knowing for sure, what if they weren't what they said they were? She walked away slowly and sat down. When they looked at her she said "I just don't know you all... I'm sorry."
"Don't be Katie." the taller girl Angelina said "We aren't offended or anything."
"Yeah," Fred agreed with her "We understand how you feel Katie. It's hard to trust us.... but you're gonna be all right. He sat down next to her "You want to rest, until our first class..."
"I need some time to talk, Fred would you please talk to me about out school... I just need to remember faster!"
"OK," he whispered "I'll see you guys later." His friends left and he looked at her "What do you wanna know?"
"Well. This can't be the whole school can it?"
"No, there are four different houses here. This is just the Gryffindors."
"What's the difference?" she asked softly even though it was obvious she was having trouble paying attention.
"Well they sorted us based on what... uh... how we are. Gryffindors like us are supposed to be brave."
"I'm not brave." she laughed "I wonder why the heck I'm in here... I'm scared."
"No," Fred replied "You're so brave Katie... you don't remember but you are one bold girl on a broomstick. When Marcus flint hurt Alicia before a Quidditch match you almost killed him. How bout now? It takes a lot of courage not to go insane."
"I think I remember liking you." she said "Because you are very, very sweet..."
"Trust me Katie. I get on everyone's nerves."
"Tell me about the other ones!" she urged.
"Well, Ravenclaw has nice enough people but they hardly ever break rules. I think they're kind of nerdy, but that's just my opinion. A lot of Gryffindors have Ravenclaw friends. Hufflepuffs are suppose to be loyal... sometimes a little too loyal, they don't talk to the other house much. Slytherin .... why do we have Slytherin? I'll never know the answer. Ambitious bunch, but very evil. I don't think anyone really likes Slytherin at all. I know for a fact that I'd rather not deal with that lot."
"Wow," she said "So much to learn."
A bell rang. "Hey," Fred said "You can try you're first class now. It's time for divination... warning, do not take anything that teacher does or says seriously. She's a fraud. You and me kept the subject that most Gryffindor's drop after a year because we like to mess around with her weirdo predictions."
"All right." she smiled "I can do this... I know I can!"
A/N: I hope you like this fic. I'm in a RPG playing Fred and dating Katie so the pairing became intriguing to write. Thanks to that RPG for inspiring me into a Fred/Katie shipper. PLEASE REVIEW!!!