Characters: the Weasleys + the Potters
Theme: childhood

If they had been born squibs there would have been an empty echo to their pulses, something lacking in their blood. They all whispered the secret of magic into their younger siblings' ears, promised future enchantments and someday power. The knowledge curled content on their tongues, releasing bursts of confidence in tense moments during their childhoods.

The Weasleys and the Potters survived on rivalries; they chose and discarded favorites viciously. But they were connected through more than blood, and they had faith that whichever way their magic pushed them, it would never pull them too far from their family.

A/N: This is the last one, and it is for tat1312. She has stuck with me during this nearly year-long project, and because she's reviewed nearly every (if not every) drabble, even the ones that didn't really deserve reviews.

Also, thank you to everyone who reviewed along the way, and to everyone who suggested prompts and characters! I never expected this series to receive so many reviews, and I'm so very grateful to all of you who've read any little bit of it.