One-shot: Opening Day of Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes

Author's notes: This piece was originally written for a writing contest at Obliviate (Harry Potter forum), and I just thought I'd add it to my collection on here.

I realise this isn't edited, and there are a few spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors. However, feel free to leave feedback of any kind, thanks.


Diagon Alley bustled with the chatter of happy shoppers. Despite the fact that Voldemort had recently been spotted in the Ministry of Magic, and confirmed to be rising to power again, today held something much more exciting for the patrons of the wizarding high street – the opening of Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.

For weeks now, leaflets, flyers, banners and advertisements have been promising the opening of a shop that would change the face of magic to come. With the hint of comical products, ingenious inventions and well known proprietors, Hogwarts students from all around had dragged their parents to Diagon Alley in the hopes of seeing the now famous Weasley Twins.

Many heralded the crimson haired siblings as heroes, after they set up a portable swamp in the school ground during their final year, and rebelled against the tyrannical Dolores Umbridge, finally flying from Hogwarts on their broomsticks and instructing the poltergeist Peeves to, "Give her hell from us."

Suddenly, a loud explosion caught everyone's attention, and the vacant spot at Number 93 Diagon Alley, burst into sparkling magenta flames. Shoppers looked around in confusion, fearing the Death Eaters might be attacking. However, everyone soon fell silent, as a loud voice boomed out.

"Why are you worrying about You-Know Who? You should be worrying about U-No-Poo - the Constipation Sensation that's gripping the nation!" it exclaimed.

The patrons looked around in wonder – some still unsure of what was going on, and others beginning to laugh – as Fred and George Weasley stepped out of the flames, both dressed in robes the same shade as the fire they'd just came out of, which also happened to clash horribly with their red hair.

As the twins waved happily to those around them, cheers and cries of joy rang out, and soon Fred and George were welcomed by a standing ovation.

"Welcome," Fred began.

"Welcome," George repeated.

"To," continued Fred.

"Weasleys'," went on George.

"Wizard," said Fred.

"Wheezes!" finished George.

The crowed gathered around the shop burst into renewed laughter and cheering, as a collection of fireworks burst into the sky, filling the air with every colour of the spectrum.

When the smoke finally cleared, Fred and George stepped aside to reveal the front door to their new premises.

Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes was now officially open!