"Oh, Won-Won! How dreadfully sad!" Lavender exclaimed, putting her arms around Ron and squeezing him.

"Well, it was a long time ago, but that's the sort of thing I've always had to put up with from those two," Ron said, in hopes of getting more than just a sympathetic hug. "I bear up, but that's the twins for you."

Lavender had a tear in her eye as she kissed him on the cheek.

Two weeks later, Ron met Lavender in a secluded nook partially obscured by a suit of armour.

"I know it's a day early, but I just couldn't wait!" Lavender squealed in excitement. "Open it, Won-Won!"

Ron removed the loose top from the plain pink box. He blinked. A Puffskein. A pink Puffskein.

"Oh, Lavender, it's . . . it's . . . it's . . . it's a Puffskein. It's such a surprise. You really shouldn't have," Ron said. He looked up to see disappointment on Lavender's face. How did a girl think a chap would react to a pink Puffskein? "But it's very pink. And soft. Like you." He smiled the winning Weasley smile. "It will always remind me of you."

He was rewarded for the apparently correct response by one of the most heated kisses Lavender had yet bestowed on him.


A/N: In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Ron makes a note that he had a Puffskein until one of the twins used it for Bludger practice, which is where my idea for the original drabble came from. Someone on another site wanted to know why he received a pink Puffskein in the first place, and so I wrote this little "prequel" for her.