Here it is, my devoted fan(s): the long-awaited Georgie angst! Well, maybe it isn't yet. But some day it will be. Possibly. Somewhat.
Summary: This is the story of what Fred and George were up to during DH, and how George rebuilt his life after the Battle of Hogwarts. The twins laugh a little, love a lot, and learn how to live again (coughGEORGIEcough). Plus they ascertain how to alliterate! Or maybe that's just me.
So the Fawcetts are these three triplets who were BFFs with Fred and George when they were little, but they haven't spoken in years. What happens when the war causes the girls to reenter the twins' lives?
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Not even the Fawcetts. Because guess what? They're canon! Or at least their surname is. I'm the awesome person who decided to make three of them. Ok, enough with the snarky wit, now on with the drama!
She was awoken from a heavy sleep by the Death Eaters breaking down their front door. Caitlin Fawcett sat bolt upright in her bed, terrified. Next to her, her sister Karin did the same, while their other sister Sylvie slept on.
"What was that?" Karin whispered in horror. Caitlin's only response was to press a finger to her lips and murmur, "Wake Sylvie."
As Karin went to wake their sleeping sister, Caitlin grabbed her wand from the bedside table and tiptoed out of their room toward the shouts echoing from their living room.
"Yaxley!" their father was yelling to an unseen enemy just around the corner. "What the hell do you mean by it, breaking down my door in the middle of the night?"
"You're in our way, Fawcett," came a hissing, unknown voice that made shivers travel down Caitlin's spine. "The Dark Lord won't want you in his new regime…"
"Filthy Mudblood!" interjected a second voice, accompanied by jeering laughter by what sounded like a crowd of people. Caitlin took a chance to peer into the living room. Her father, Daniel Fawcett, was surrounded by at least five hooded and masked men, all of whom were pointing their wands directly at her father's heart. She could only watch in horror as one of them cast the Cruciatus curse at him, muffling her screams with her hand as her father yelled and writhed with pain.
"Cate!" Caitlin turned to see Sylvie and Karin creeping down the hall toward her. "What's going…"
"Go back!" she hissed to them, waving her hand back to their room. "Crawl out the window… go!" She watched to make sure her triplet sisters escaped before looking back to the horrific scene unfolding in her living room.
"Where are the brats?" Yaxley was asking her father.
Daniel looked up; his face was contorted with pain, but the look on it was defiant.
"You won't touch them," he said boldly.
"We'll see about that," said Yaxley coldly. "Avada Kedavra!"
The Death Eaters turned as they finally spotted Caitlin, crouching near the doorway to the living room, her blue eyes wide with shock as she watched her father's body fall to the ground, dead. Yaxley's evil face split into a leering grin.
"Well, well, well," he slurred, walking toward her. "What have we here?"
But Caitlin wouldn't let him get any closer. "Stupefy!" she shouted, pointing her wand at him. He dodged the curse, though narrowly, still leering at her.
"Feisty one, eh?" he whispered. "Pity the Dark Lord has no use for the spawn of a Mudblood like her… Protego!" he added, deflecting another jinx that Caitlin had sent his way.
Caitlin was terrified, watching them begin to circle around her, drawing their wands and holding them on her. Well, she thought, she certainly wasn't going to wait for that! So Caitlin did the only other thing she could think of.
She ran for her life.
She tore down the hall, dodging the red and green jets of light the Death Eaters shot at her, and jumped out the very same window she had bade her sisters escape from just a few minutes earlier.
"GO AROUND!" Caitlin could hear one of the other Death Eaters yelling from inside the house. "MAYBE WE CAN CATCH HER…"
"Where are the other two?" another was screaming.
Caitlin caught sight of Karin and Sylvie waiting at the end of the driveway for her. "Cate, what's happening?" cried Sylvie, fear reflected in her eyes as well as Karin's.
"Just go!" she yelled back, still tearing down the front lawn as behind her, she could hear the Death Eaters getting closer and closer. There was a loud crackling sound, and against her better judgment, she paused to look back: their house had burst into flames. Ignoring Sylvie's cries of distress and Karin's screams, she grabbed both of their wrists and dragged both her sisters into the woods, the Death Eaters right behind them.
The three of them darted through the trees, none of them quite sure where they were heading. Caitlin was quite sure they were lost, but at least the Death Eaters wouldn't be able to find them… right?
Wrong. One in particular was very good at tracking the three of them, and Caitlin realized with horror that he was gaining on them.
"Stupefy!" Caitlin heard Sylvie's cry of shock and pain as she fell to the ground, unconscious.
"Sylvie!" Karin began desperately, as Caitlin kept tugging on her lifeless sister's wrist, willing for her to get up. The Death Eaters were beginning to close in, any second now they were all done for… Caitlin closed her eyes, bracing herself.
She opened her eyes, startled to see that the forest, the Death Eaters, and Sylvie had all disappeared. She looked over at Karin, whose eyes were streaming; she had obviously just saved both of them by Side-Along Apparition. Karin looked up determinedly.
"We have to go back for Sylvie…" she began, but Caitlin stopped her.
"The Death Eaters will have her by now," she said, ignoring the tears leaking from her own eyes. "There's nothing we can do…" She trailed off, taking note of their surroundings for the first time. Her eyes fell on the building in front of them, and she looked back at Karin, stunned.
"What are we doing here?" she said disbelievingly. "We said we'd never come back again…"
"I know," Karin cut in. "But Dad always said that we should come here if…" She trailed off, leaving her meaning clear. Their father had thought for a long time that something like this would happen to their family, knowing he would be one of the first targets of a Dark Magic attack because of his high position in the Ministry.
"They'll never take us in," said Caitlin firmly. "Not after... what happened."
Karin locked eyes with her sister. "That was years ago, they won't possibly remember that! And anyway, what choice do we have?" And grabbing her sister's arm, the two Fawcett triplets made their way up to the front door of the Burrow.
DUN DUN DUNNNNN! Haha, please review! I'm not really used to writing serious stuff like this, so any feedback at all is greatly appreciated!