A/N: Sorry, this is really short, but I'd really appreciate feedback to see if this idea is worth pursuing. I wanted to write something with Fred and George during OTP, following their lives, the trouble they get into, relationships, maybe a more serious side, etc. I'm not entirely sure where I'm going with it yet, but...please comment!
Fred and George Weasley greeted their teammates as they sank down next to them on the Hogwarts Express, George by Alicia Spinnet, Fred by Angelina Johnson.
"Don't call me Angie."
"Won't happen again."
Angelina just rolled her eyes at the twins.
"So I hear you're Quidditch Captain this year," Fred said to Angelina, grinning.
"You heard right." A little smile betrayed the annoyed expression on her face.
"Yeah, that's great. As your beaters, we'll do everything in our power…"
"…to keep you on your broom…"
"…if you do everything in your power…"
"…to give us a little leeway this year."
Angelina raised her eyebrows. "And why exactly would you need 'a little leeway'?"
"Well," George answered her, "let's just say we may end up missing a few practices due to a few extra detentions…"
"…that will no doubt be given us because a few of the teachers don't seem to fully appreciate our creative genius…"
"…and seem to consider it troublemaking."
"Shame, really. The things they could learn from us if only they would broaden their minds a bit..." Fred raised his eyes to the ceiling, as if lost in a daydream.
Alicia tried to hide a grin, but Angelina caught it and sent a withering glare her way that would have devastated a weaker person.
"Anyway, we just came by…"
"…to give you a heads-up…"
"…and offer you…"
"congratulations." They ended in unison.
They had been backing out of the compartment as they spoke, and now George winked at Alicia before ducking out of the compartment, and the two took off, sprinting down the corridor.
Angelina had jumped up out of her seat and run to the door. Sticking her head around the corner, she yelled after the twins.
"I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU CALL IT, IF YOUR CREATIVE GENIUS LANDS YOU IN DETENTION, THEN I HOPE YOU HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO THAN QUIDDITCH BECAUSE I WILL KICK YOU OFF THE TEAM!"
When she ducked back inside the compartment, Alicia was smirking at her.
"You're such a liar. You couldn't kick Fred off the team even if you wanted to, and you know it."
"Watch me. If they think they're going to miss my practices…" She ranted the rest of the way to school, but Alicia, who was used to this, just tuned it out.
"So what do you think?"
"Angelina? Oh, she's in love with me. No doubt about it. I knew it from the moment she threw a rotten toadstool at my head in Potions."
"Nah, I meant these." George held out two boxes. "Puking Pastilles or Nosebleed Nougat to get out of first class?"
"Hmm. An excellent question. Puking Pastilles for day one. Nosebleed Nougat for day…I dunno, three or four. I think we should have a schedule, you know, which Snackbox to use which day, that way we mix them up enough so it doesn't look suspicious."
"Except that would involve work, which is exactly what we're trying to avoid this year."
"It'll be a good year, too." Fred grinned at his twin. "We're gonna make things happen this year, George. The professors won't know what's hit them."