Written for the Pairing Diversity Boot Camp (Prompt: Walking) and Hogwarts Online's Daily Prompt Challenge :)

Prompt: "I am never more serious than when I am joking." - Albert Campion

Pairing: George/Katie

"Katie, let's start dating?" he suggested, grinning.

"Was I the only one you could find this early morning to crack such a lame joke at?" she yawned, walking past him to use the loo.

Fred and George Weasley had long figured out a way to enter the Gryffindor girls dormitory and for Katie Bell, it was a normal occurrence to find George Weasley sitting on her bed at this time. He was an early riser, unlike his twin, and he loved to disturb her in the wee hours of the morning.

"I'm never more serious than when I'm joking," he said, solemnly and she burst out of laughing. One look at her face and he started laughing too.

"Oh, George," she removed the tears falling from her eyes and sat on the bed next to him.

"But Katie - I'm serious. I do like you and I promise not to pull anymore pranks on you," he said, holding his palm out. She laughed, once more, at his antics but this time he didn't laugh with her.

"Katie," he wailed instead, banging his legs against the foot of her bed, "I'm serious!"