Chapter 6—Fred Weasley and George Weasley
A/N: This chapter is a two-fer. I decided since the twins did practically everything together, why not their first kisses (with girls).
Fred Weasley was just about to start his third year at Hogwarts with his twin brother, George. They had already earned their reputation as the biggest pranksters ever to attend Hogwarts. They boarded the train together to head back for another year of magic and fun. This year, they were joined by their youngest brother, Ron. The entire train was also buzzing that Harry Potter had finally come to Hogwarts.
When they boarded the train, the twins went to look for their friends. They found Lee Jordan and Alicia Spinnet in a compartment and joined them there. Fred had started to develop a bit of a crush on Spinnet, who was a very pretty blond girl in their year. George noticed that Fred was staring and elbowed him in the ribs. "What was that for you wanker?" Fred asked, glaring at his brother.
"It's your turn, mate," George replied. He knew that Fred had a crush on Alicia, but didn't want to give it away. "If you don't put something down, the deck is going to explode."
"Right," Fred answered.
The game continued for another hour, but Fred found it very hard to keep up his concentration. Finally, George broke an uneasy silence that had settled. "So, did you lot get permission for Hogsmeade this year?" he asked Lee and Alicia.
"Yeah, mate," Lee replied. "And McGonagall's going to let me announce the Quidditch matches."
"Mum and Dad signed my form straight away," Alicia answered. "I did really well with my grades last term and that was my reward. How did you lot do?"
"We did as well as we had hoped," Fred joked. He winked at her and silently thanked George that he had asked about the Hogsmeade permission. Now he could invite Alicia to go with him and give her a tour of the town, since he and George had been sneaking into the village since they were first years.
A couple weeks later, the Gryffindor Quidditch team announced their tryouts. "So, are you girls going out for the team again?" George asked Alicia and Angelina Johnson.
"I am," Angelina answered. "I plan to play professionally when we graduate."
"I'm not sure," Alicia started, but Fred interrupted her.
"Leesh, my love, you HAVE to try out," he ordered. "You made the team last year. Wood's captain and he's not going to want to change around our chasers. I heard Bell is going to try-out again."
"Three girls as chasers?" Alicia mused. "That could be interesting. Alright, I'm in."
"Excellent," Fred said, again with a wink. Alicia noticed and winked back.
Later that night in the dormitory, Fred asked George, "She winked at me. Do you think she likes me?"
"What's not to like?" George teased. "You look just like me and I'm devastatingly handsome."
"Of course you are," Fred said, rolling his eyes. "I just mean, do you think she'd go out with me if I asked?"
"Probably, but mate, don't go dating her, break-up with her and then screw up the team," George warned. "Wood will do his nut if you do and you'll probably be benched."
"It will never happen, Forge," Fred replied. "We think too much alike. He'd have to bench us both."
"I'm sure he would, Gred," George continued. "That's why you should be careful."
"Either way, she has nice skin," Fred said. George laughed at him, but promised not to say anything to anyone else. After all, Fred was the only one who knew about his crush on Emily Wilson, a Ravenclaw girl in their year.
As the Hogsmeade visit neared, Fred and George promised themselves that they would invite their crushes to go with them. Fred finally caught Alicia alone one afternoon directly after potions. "Oi!" he whispered. "Spinnet! Come here, please."
"What is it Fred?" she asked.
"How come you can tell us apart?" Fred asked; Alicia could always tell.
"I'll never tell you," she teased.
"Do you have plans for Hogsmeade?" he asked, bluntly.
"I'm not sure," she replied, coyly. She was hoping he'd invite her.
"Do you want to go with me?" Fred asked.
"Just you?" she replied. He nodded. "Alright then. Yes, I'll go with you."
Meanwhile, George was chasing down his crush. They had Charms with the Ravenclaws and he planned to ask her after class. "Emily," he said, as he walked into the class.
"Hello, George?" she replied.
"Right you are, love," George answered. He winked at her and took his seat. He waited through what, in his opinion, was the longest Charms class ever. When the bell rang, signaling the end of the class, he tossed his books in his bag and followed her into the corridor.
"Emily," he called. "Could I have a word, please?"
She giggled to her friends, but walked over to George. "I was wondering if you have plans for the upcoming Hogsmeade weekend," he said when they were alone.
"Not really," she answered. "I'm planning to go, but I've never been."
"Love, you're in luck," George said. "I've been sneaking out of the castle for 2 years already. I'd be happy to take you and show you around. That is, if you'd like to go with me."
"That would be agreeable," she answered.
The Hogsmeade weekend arrived very quickly. As Fred was about to leave to meet Alicia, Wood stopped him. "I hear you're going to Hogsmeade with Spinnet," Wood said; Fred nodded. "If you break up our team, Weasley, I'll break your nose."
"Fair enough, Oliver," Fred replied. Then, he went to meet Alicia. He took her all around the village, showing her his favorite spots in the town, including Honeydukes, where he bought her some candy. After Honeydukes, they wandered through the village before returning to school.
"I had a really good time today, Fred," Alicia said as they walked up the lane to the castle.
"I did too," Fred replied. "I'd love to do it again sometime."
"That would be lovely, indeed," she answered, smiling. Fred looked at her and she was batting her eyes at him. He knew that he should kiss her and do it soon. He leaned in, and noticed that she didn't back away. Summoning all the courage he had, he pressed his lips to hers. She was surprised, but had been hoping that Fred would kiss her.
When they broke apart, they looked at each other and started laughing. "Was that weird for you, too?" Fred asked.
"More than a little," she said. "Let's agree to never do that again."
"Agreed," Fred replied. "We'll still go to Hogsmeade together, though. I had a lot of fun with you. Of course, now you're on the only friends list."
"You are too, Weasley," Alicia replied, giggling. "And don't ever forget it." They were still laughing when they returned to Gryffindor tower.
Meanwhile, George had met Emily in the Great Hall just after breakfast. He also took her around the village. He thought she was very pretty, with soft brown hair and blue eyes. However, all she talked about the entire time was school work.
They finally arrived by the Shrieking Shack when George kissed her to shut her up. He was so tired of hearing her remark about Potions and Charms that he had to take action. So, he summoned his courage, took a deep breath, then grabbed her face and kissed her furiously.
She pushed him back and slapped him across the face. "What was that for?" she demanded.
"No offense, love, but please, for the love of Merlin, shut up about school," he ordered. "And if you can't do that, then walk yourself back to Ravenclaw tower."
She did take offense to George's remark and slapped him again before storming off back to the village. She met up with her friends who scowled at George as he walked by on his way back to the castle.
When George arrived at Gryffindor Tower, he found Fred and Alicia playing a game of Exploding Snap. "So, how'd it go with the Ravenclaw?" Fred asked.
"You know your theory about Ravenclaws?" George replied. "That they're all obsessed with school and grades." Fred nodded. "It's spot on, mate. All she talked about was how well she was doing in classes and wanted to know what my grades were. I finally had to kiss her to shut her up."
"Uh-oh," said Alicia. "What did she do?" She looked very worried.
"She slapped me across the face and stormed off to her friends," George answered. "I hope you lot had a better day."
"We did," Alicia answered, winking at Fred. George rolled his eyes, but was reassured when she added, "We've decided, though, that we're better off as besties."