by: CapriceAnn Hedican-Kocur
Author's Note: This is in response to the Fred and George Challenge by MarieJayn18 on adultfanfiction DOT net. This is just the first chapter. I wanted to post it to see the response I get before proceeding with the second chapter. Which is where the challenge comes to fruition.
There really is a restaurant called Rigazzi's on The Hill in St. Louis. It has the BEST filet mignon in the world, not to mention pretty damn good apple martinis. Aperio is Latin for uncover. It means to uncover, lay bare, reveal, make clear. It works perfectly for my purposes. Hehehehehehe I promise to put Fred and George back exactly as I found them. I mean if I were going to take ANY character for myself it would be Oliver Wood. The boy is just plain HOT! Okay, enough wishful thinking. Back to the disclaimer...
I also shamelessly took a couple of sentences in the opening paragraph from Baz Luhrmann's masterpiece, Moulin Rouge. And shamelessly, I also am using at least at the beginning the plot to MR. I bow to the genius of Baz. He is one of the if not the greatest artistic minds in movies today. I do not own any recognizable characters in this story. They belong to J.K. Rowling, that REALLY lucky lady we all know, love, and envy! I do, however, own the character of Mariana Jinn-Kenobi. I created her for a story I wrote in the Star Wars universe called Keep One Heart.
I couldn't believe what I had witnessed. My own brother. I couldn't believe that he could be such a monster. Damn, I cursed the fact that I was on Hogwarts grounds that night and could not apparate to George to stop him from hurting her. Mariana Jinn-Kenobi, the woman I loved. The woman I loved is . . . dead. It all started one year ago.
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I had moved to the United States to open a new branch of Weasley Wizarding Wheezes in St. Louis, Missouri. I was interviewing clerks for the store, when she walked in. She was 5'7" tall with long dark auburn hair that fell down her back in waves of curls. I had always scoffed at the idea of love at first sight, but then this happened to me. SHE happened to me.
It had been an extremely long day filled with interviews of witches and wizards that made Professor Quirrel look like, well, Professor Dumbledore. Since there were no more people waiting for an interview, I had decided to close up for the night. Just as I stood up to switch the closed sign on, a bell rang to signal someone else coming in. It was her.
"I hope that I am not too late. I got caught in a meeting on campus, and I couldn't get away." She smiled a smile that made my night.
"No, you are just in time." I replied, and so we wouldn't be interrupted, I flipped the sign anyway. "I'm Fred Weasley, co-founder of Weasley Wizarding Wheezes."
"I'm Mariana Jinn-Kenobi, hopefully your new store clerk." She said with a hopeful grin on her face.
I grinned back. I couldn't help it. She was the most beautiful lady I had ever set eyes on. "I believe I could be persuaded to hire you." I flirted with her for a few minutes. "Where did you go to school at?"
"I attended Salem Academy until I graduated. I then pursued and received degrees in Charms and Earth Magic from New Orleans Institute." Mariana replied.
"With those kind of qualifications, why would you even want to work here for me?" I asked genuinely curious as to why anyone would choose this low paying opportunity over a higher paying job.
"I think my father would say the same thing." She laughed in her slightly husky tone. "I inherited plenty of money from all of my grandparents. Not only am I an only child, I have no cousins, because both of my parents were also only children. I don't need to work. I want to work. And to be quite honest, when I saw the pictures of you and your brother in Witch Weekly, I knew I had to work for you."
"Hey, that works for me. You want to go for dinner?" I asked her.
"Sure. Do you have any clue where you want to go?" Mariana queried.
"I have a friend that recommended a great muggle restaurant, located on The Hill, I believe. I think it is called Rigazzi's." I told her.
"Yes, that is a wonderful place, but I think you should know something about it." Mariana stated.
"And what would that be?" I asked.
"It is not an entirely muggle business. There is actually a back entrance for us magical folks." Mariana said.
several hours and drinks later…
"So where should I drop you off at?" Mariana asked me.
"I believe it is called The Hyatt Regency at Union Station. Those silly muggles have no clue that the train still runs right through the mall. I love sitting there watching them." I told her.
"I have too. Would you mind it at all if I came up with you?" Mariana cautiously asked.
"Nnnnot at all." I stumbled over the words, suddenly very anxious to get to my room.
By the time we made it to my room, we were practically devouring each other. I barely managed to get the door open, and the closed behind us, before I started to peel of Mariana's shirt.
"Are you sure, Mari?" I asked between the kisses I was placing on her shoulders as I pulled her shirt away from her body.
"I have never been more sure. Please do not stop." Mari replied as she started to pull my pants off. "There has got to be an easier way of doing this." She stated pulling out her wand and mumbling, "aperio." Suddenly I was naked, and she mumbled the same thing, again, and the rest of her clothes were gone.
I was able to lead her to the bed, before I picked her up and placed her in the middle of it. I stood there for a minute just taking in the beauty of her form. From her dark green eyes and long auburn hair, moving down to her pert breasts that were just slightly larger than my hands, her tightly toned stomach and abs, and her slightly flared hips and slender legs, she was perfection at its best.
I gently eased myself on to the bed beside her, and began kissing her again. As my mouth slowly made the journey from her bow-shaped lips down her neck, her hands found there way to my hair. I could hear soft moans coming from Mari every so often, so I must have been doing something right. My mouth had finally made its way to her breasts, where I began softly sucking on one while lightly kneading the other one.
Mari was moaning and pulling at my hair before I managed to fully make my way back up her body. Mari eagerly wrapped her legs around my waist. I didn't waist any more time before I entered into her. I groaned when I felt her tightness gripping me. I momentarily felt a barrier, but I was too far gone to stop and think about it. We made love for what seemed like hours until we were both spent and exhausted.
I placed fluttering kisses along her jaw as I whispered, "why didn't you tell me to stop? If I had known…"
I tried to finish but Mari stopped me by placing one of her fingers over my lips. "I wanted you from the moment I first saw you. And it wasn't in that magazine." She smiled. "You wouldn't remember it, but we actually met at one of my teacher's wedding several years ago."
"Whose wedding would that have been?" I asked as I lazily rubbed circles on her stomach.
"Nymphadora Tonks-Lupin. She was my Charms professor my last year at Salem." Mari replied.
"Oh, I remember that wedding. George and I provided the fireworks. I seem to remember a rather young teenage redhead following me around. I believe she was actually in the Wedding Party. Would that have been you?" I asked.
"Yep, that was me. I couldn't get enough of you, but you wouldn't give me the time of day." Mari said with a guilty smile on her face. "But I wouldn't have changed tonight for anything. I wanted my first time to be with you. What I meant earlier about seeing your pictures, was that I had been having these fantasies about you lately, and to all of a sudden to see your face in my magazine. It was like kismet."
I leaned in closer to her face and placed a gentle kiss on her lips. "I noticed you that day. You were just too young for me to do anything about it then. I mean you were 16 and I was already 21. Now the difference between 26 and 31 doesn't seem as big. You, too, have haunted me ever since that day." I laughed. "You have no idea how many times I asked Tonks about you. She never would even tell me your name. She just kept saying that when the time was right YOU would find me. I almost gave up waiting."
I noticed tears in Mari's eyes. "Hey, I didn't mean to make you cry." I said as I wiped them up with my hands.
"I am not sad. I just realized how much I love you." Mari replied as she hugged me tighter and nuzzled into the crook of my neck.
"I love you too." I said placing a kiss on her forehead as we both fell asleep.