Author's Note: Here it is! The sequel to Triwizard Tournament! I hope you all like it!
Sixteen year old Edward Elric groaned in frustration as he leaned back in his chair. Fifteen year old Alphonse Elric looked over at his brother.
"What's wrong, Brother?" Al asked.
"I'm bored!" Ed groaned. "There's nothing to do!"
"Instead of complaining, why don't you do something productive?" asked a voice behind Ed.
Ed looked up to see that it was Winry who spoke. Her hands were on her hips. Hermione was standing next to her with Crookshanks in her arms. Two weeks into the summer vacation, Ed, Al, and Winry were picked up by Remus Lupin and Mad-Eye Moody to go to the Black Manor. A week after Ed, Al, and Winry had gotten to the said manor, Al took a test (and passed with flying colors) to enter the fifth year, and Ed received an owl from Fudge saying that Ed would have to repeat the fifth year since he didn't take the O.W.L. exams. This made Ed angry since nothing could be done about it. It was a week later, and Ed was still angry about it. Ed groaned.
"Like what?" Ed asked.
"Like helping get this place habitable," Hermione answered.
"Hermione, the place is a dump," Ed replied, putting his feet up on the table. "It's never gonna be habitable or decent."
"Edward!" Winry scolded.
"Get your feet off the table!" Mrs. Weasley scolded, coming into the dining room with lunch.
Ed sighed and put his feet down as Sirius came in with the drinks.
"It's true, Winry, this place is a dump and it'll always be a dump," Ed said.
"Edward Thomas Elric!" Mrs. Weasley scolded. "You shouldn't speak that way about your elders' houses!"
"Don't worry about it, Molly, I'm not offended," Sirius said, grinning. "I think it's a dump too."
"Don't encourage him!" Mrs. Weasley said. "Girls, will you go get the other boys and Ginny?"
"All right," Winry said. "We'll be right back."
Then Winry and Hermione went to go get Ron, Fred, George, and Ginny.
"Anybody joinin' us for lunch today?" Ed asked.
"Remus is supposed to be here in a minute," Sirius said. "I think Tonks is supposed to come as well."
"You mean wolf-boy's girlfriend?" Ed asked.
"Brother!" Al scolded.
"Edward!" Mrs. Weasley scolded again.
Sirius let out a bark of laughter as he sat down at the table. Mrs. Weasley scowled.
"What's going on?" Remus asked as he came in and sat down at the table.
"Where's your girlfriend, Remus?" Ed asked.
Remus frowned at Ed as Ed snickered. Al rolled his eyes.
"Nymphadora is not my girlfriend," Remus said.
"Whatever you say," Ed said.
A moment later, Ron, Fred, George, Ginny, Winry, and Hermione came into the dining room and sat down at their appropriate places.
The dining room/kitchen was a gloomy, cavernous room with stone walls. Most of the light came from the fireplace at the end of the room when lit. Iron pots and pans hang from the dark ceiling. Many chairs were crammed into the room at the table for meetings or meals.
A crashing told them that Tonks was there. A portrait started screaming as Tonks came into the dining room apologizing profusely. Sirius sighed and went to shut the portrait up. He sat down as Tonks did.
"I'm so sorry, Molly," Tonks said.
"Just be careful," Molly stressed.
The lunch was served and they all began to eat.
"So, what's happenin' today?" Ed asked. "Anything exciting?"
"Well, we're going to get Harry today," Remus said.
"Besides that," Ed said.
"Edward, you know you aren't allowed in the meetings," Mrs. Weasley said. "You are underage."
"Stop being a baby, Ed," Winry scolded.
"We're not allowed in the Order meetings either, Ed," Fred said. "And we've been of age for months."
Ed frowned. A moment later, Bill came in and sat down by Mrs. Weasley.
"Sorry I'm late," Bill said.
"That's all right, Bill," Mrs. Weasley said. "Just eat up. Alphonse, are you all right?"
Al was staring off into space. He shook his head slightly and smiled.
"I'm fine," Al said. "I'm just thinking about Teacher's class."
"I think it will be a great class!" Hermione said.
"Of course you'd think so," Ed remarked.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Hermione asked.
"She's a grade-A bitch when she's teaching," Ed explained.
"Edward Elric!" Mrs. Weasley scolded. "Mind your tongue!"
"Sorry, Mrs. Weasley," Ed apologized.
"Where did you learn such language?" Mrs. Weasley asked, as Sirius tried not to laugh.
"The military," Ed lied.
"Well, it's a good thing that your Fuhrer let you have time off so you can get your education from Hogwarts," Mrs. Weasley said.
"Come on, Ed, Hogwarts isn't so bad," George said.
"I know, but I get so bored!" Ed complained.
"We noticed," Ginny said.
Ed glared at Ginny.
"Edward, don't be so glum," Remus said.
"Have you ever been held back because you haven't taken a stupid exam that you were supposed to have been exempt from and then -- ?" Ed fumed.
"We get it, Ed," Bill said.
"I'm not hungry anymore," Ed said.
He got up from his seat and stomped his way up to his and Al's room and slammed the door shut behind him.
"That boy," Mrs. Weasley said.
"He's just going through a stage, Molly," Remus assured. "He'll grow out of it. We all do…" He looked at Sirius and then back at Mrs. Weasley. "Well, almost all of us."
"What's that supposed to mean?" Sirius asked. "I'm a seriously normal person."
Ron, Ginny, Fred, and George burst out laughing as Winry rolled her eyes. She got up and went up to Ed and Al's room. She knocked on the door and went in. Winry saw that Ed was lying on his bed with his back facing the door. Winry shut the door behind her.
"Ed?" Winry asked.
"What?" Ed asked.
"What's wrong?" Winry asked. "You're being so…"
"So what?" Ed asked. "Childish?"
"Angry," Winry completed. "Is it so bad to do fifth year over again? You get to concentrate more on the exams than you were able to last year."
"Easy for you to say," Ed muttered. "You're gonna be a sixth year."
"Ed, stop it," Winry scowled. "It's becoming irritating."
"I don't like being treated like a kid all the time," Ed pouted.
"But we are kids," Winry said.
"We're not kids," Ed said. "We're teenagers."
"But we're not adults," Winry pointed out. "What's so wrong with being mothered?"
Ed didn't say anything, then…
"I hate being a teenager," Ed muttered.
Winry sighed and chuckled.
"Just you wait, Ed," Winry said. "In twenty or thirty years, you'll be wishing you were sixteen again."
"No, I won't," Ed denied.
"You big baby," Winry chuckled.
"I am not!" Ed protested, sitting up on the bed.
"When you grow up, you can come help clean some of the bedrooms," Winry said.
Then she left the room. Ed grumbled and went after her.
"You know, Winry, you can be a right down bitch," Ed said.
"Well, you can be a right down jerk," Winry retorted.
They got back down to the dining room and sat at their places. Ed saw that Tonks had changed her hair color to golden blonde like his and Al's hair color.
"That doesn't look good on you," Ed said.
"You don't think so?" Tonks asked.
"No," Ed replied.
"I think she looks nice," Al complimented.
Ed rolled his eyes.
"Are you all right, Edward?" Mrs. Weasley asked.
"Yeah, I'm fine," Ed said. "Don't worry about me."
After lunch, Ed, Winry, and Al helped with the clean-up in the bedrooms. Later that day, they were ushered into Ed's and Al's room since there was an Order meeting taking place. Ron and Hermione were in Harry's and Ron's room. Ed picked up a book, sat on his bed, and started to read. Winry sat on Ed's bed as Al sat on his own bed.
"What do you think they're talking about?" Winry asked.
"Who are you talking about?" Ed asked.
"The Order meeting," Winry said.
"It's none of our business, Winry," Al said. "We're underage."
"But still!" Winry protested. "Aren't you interested in what they're talking about?"
"I know I am," Ed said.
"Of course you are," Winry said. "But what about you, Al?"
"A little, but I just think that they just want to protect us," Al answered.
"But we're not children," Winry said. "We'll be able to --."
"But I thought you said we should cherish the time we have as teenagers?" Ed reminded Winry. "Or was that another Winry?"
Winry slapped Ed on his left arm, but Ed just snickered.
"Yes, I did say that!" Winry said, blushing. "But it doesn't mean that we always have to be kept in the dark! Especially you, Edward."
Ed stopped reading and looked at Winry.
"What do you mean?" Ed asked.
"Winry means by what you went through in June," Al clarified. "You saw Voldemort come back to life and were tortured."
"They don't care," Ed muttered. "They just want to treat me like a child."
"About that, Al, how did you know that Ed was in the hospital wing?" Winry asked, curious. "You knew before everyone else and left the stadium."
"I saw Dad carrying Brother toward the castle," Al said, not looking at Ed or Winry.
"But how could you -- ?" Winry started.
"Winry, if Al doesn't want to tell us anything, then he doesn't have to," Ed interrupted, marking his place and putting his book aside. "Besides, Al will tell us when he's ready, won't you, Al?"
Al looked at Ed and smiled.
"Yeah," Al said. "Can I have a cat, Brother?"
"Fine, but only when we get our booklists, okay?" Ed said.
"Thank you, Brother!" Al said.
"Yeah, yeah," Ed said.
"When do you think Harry will get here?" Winry asked.
"I don't know, but I do know that he's gonna be pissed," Ed said. "He had Hedwig peck Ron's and Hermione's and Sirius's hands to hell and back."
Al and Winry didn't say anything. They knew Ed was right.