Change of Pace

A HariPo freeshot

by mew-tsubaki

Note: The Harry Potter characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not me. This pairing was discovered by me, so please gimme a little mention if you write them! Thanks! It is one of many of Mew and Mor's Weird Pairings, most of which you may find in my forum topic in the HPFC, found here (Just take out the spaces!): http : / forum. fanfiction. net/ topic /44309 /25299326 /1/ Read, review, and enjoy! And check out and join the forum challenge!

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What an awful

w a r

(yes, most are that way)

But this one

screwed up all of

Bill's plans

He…

He'd had it all

right

in his head

Greyback's curse?

Just a small

DETAIL

It proved Fleur's love,

didn't it?

Didn't it?

Or maybe not

Maybe

(just m a y b e)

His mother would

getherway

Because who has time for

a wedding

amidst a bloody

W A R?

Oh, so maybe not

during

the war,

but surely there's plenty of time after

PercyAudrey

HarryGinny

Even RonHermione

(& the family knew to never count Charlie, even if there was that Hufflepuff a year below Ginny but Ginny's sorta-mate nonetheless who had gone to the Dragon Plains)

but…

where was

BillFleur

in all this?

And as Bill dwelled

(heavily)

on that thought,

suddenly one more wedding—

GeorgeAngelina—

was in their lap

& Bill bit back his gripes and

was there for his brother

(because that's just how

he is)

Funny thing

y'know, George & Angelina's attendants

Percy, the b e s t m a n

Katie Bell, the maid-of-honor

Add in a bit of angsty cheer

(please ignore the paradox)

& they'd had what the Muggles call a

Malatov cocktail

of

bitterness

Bill was happy for his siblings

(no, really!)

but he knew by then that

he&Fleur

were never going to happen

Then there was Katie

She, too, was happy for her friends

& former teammates

But it's not as though

things

didn't

s t i n g

Angelina was supposed to get Fred

Katie was supposed to get her

George

Instead

she had to watch him seal his union to

another woman with

what should have been her

kiss

Bill knows that resentment

He feels it half the time

Curses &

Scars &

No Love

(oh my)

Katie didn't feel so bad

bitching

to the eldest (& most understanding) Weasley

but it IRRITATED her

his one remark:

"Well, 'assume'

makes an

'ass'

out of

'u' & 'me'"

So she used her good throwing arm…

Hey! Weasley hair is near the red of a Quaffle!

Besides

He needed a good clobbering

And even though they

got off on the

wrong (seriously?) foot…

They saw more of each other

It was only a few years later

George&Angelina

p l u s o n e

Katie was to be

GODMOTHER

&& what was she to say to that?

"No, thanks"?

So…yup

Katie's a part of the

family

once again

But that's not all

She was on

England's

Quidditch team

(who could've guessed…?)

& prettylittleKatie

carried her team to the

championship

unsurprisingly against

(you guessed it)

E g y p t

Bill didn't know what to think of, well,

that

but he rooted for his homeland anyway

—and—

they won

Hmm.

She's quite spectacular, really

Whoever thought of Quidditch as a

unifying e l e m e n t?

But…it was

That "Quaffle punch"

was long forgiven & even became a sort of

inside joke

for them

&& it was all fine

until

Ah, yes

He should've remembered the

bull-headed

Oliver Wood

who (goddamnit) had an iron grip on

prettylittleKatie

Bill could break Curses

but this was new t e r r i t o r y

&& he could see it

see it

in her eyes

She wanted out

Well, Katie had become one of the

f a m i l y

long ago

& Oliver didn't fit in with them, anyway

(he'd been friends with Percy, after all)

So Bill took a cue

from his kindasorta[female] mate

&& onetwo

K.O.!

So what if Oliver didn't have

r e d hair?

It's what changed

kindasorta mate

into

kindasortamaybe someone

M O R E

& that made it all

the more awkward

when

prettylittleKatie

had to return home

But wasn't there

Bill's home, too?

How strange

To return

even more years later

for one little birthday party

(twins Freddie and Roxanne were the last to turn eleven for this generation)

& Godmother Katie was there

Of course she'd be

Bill knew this

He didn't know Gringotts would want him back in England, though

So…

So.

Now he had no excuses anymore

There was no more time for

running away &

silly deliberation

It was right there,

SCREAMING

in their

f a c e s

Of course Bill should keep the one woman who can hit&run&love like her

Without further ado,

I present the m a g i c a l Prince William & Kate Middleton to you

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Holy crap, this was long. No breaks, either, mainly 'cause I felt they'd disrupt the flow…but wooh! This was fun! XD Obviously, you can tell my inspiration from the last line. Hey, hey—April 29th, 2011! Good for them, right? :D

Thanks for reading and please review!

-mew-tsubaki ;)