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It Had to Be You

It had to be you, it had to be you;
I wandered around, and finally found - the somebody who
Could make me be true, could make me be blue;
And even be glad, just to be sad, thinking of you.

Molly Weasley woke up bright and early to the sounds of screaming children. Nothing unusual there. With Seven children things were bound to be loud. Something would be terribly wrong if she ever woke up to a quiet house Two of them would be going back to Hogwarts soon. The other five were still a bit too young, considering the youngest two were still in diapers. She rolled over to find her husband missing. She frowned, but it was quickly whipped away as the bedroom door flew open.

“Mummy!” Percy screamed. “Fred and George wont leave me alone!”

‘Well you are an easy target’, Molly thought as she got out of bed and grabbed her robe. She smiled sweetly at her son as she walked to him.

“What are they up to now my sweet?” she asked, kneeling down so she was more level with him.

“They stole Charlie’s wand and keep trying to use it on me!” Percy exclaimed, eyes tearing up.

“For heavens sake!” Molly quickly stood and went to the boys’ room. Sure enough the twins were sitting on one bed examining the wand. Molly snuck up behind them and swiped the wand from them.

“Hey!” they exclaimed and turned in unison. Their eyes widened to see their mother.

“You can’t have this,” Molly stated. “You’re too young!”

That said she turned and walked out of the room to grumbles from the two boys. She found Charlie looking through the cupboards in the kitchen. Her second oldest son, already as tall as her at 11. He turned at her approaching footsteps and leapt up seeing his wand in her hands.

“My wand!” He exclaimed. “Where’d you find it?”

“Fred and George,” she said simply, and that explained it all. “Have you eaten yet? Where’s your father?”

“I ate cereal,” he stated. “Dad went out with Bill, Ron and Ginny.”

“Do you know where they went?” Molly asked, turning to glance at the clock. It said that those for were out, just as Charlie said.

“Dad wouldn’t say,” Charlie shrugged. “But he said he’d take the babies out so you wouldn’t have to worry about them today.”

“How thoughtful,” Molly smiled as she went about her daily morning routine.

Some others I've seen, might never be mean;
Might never be cross, or try to be boss,
But they wouldn't do.
For nobody else, gave me a thrill - with all your faults, I love you still.
It had to be you, wonderful you;
It had to be you.

“Did I ever tell you about your mum and I?” Arthur asked his eldest son as they walked through Diagon Alley.

“Nah,” Bill shook his head. The thirteen year old grimaced. “I don’t think I want to know.”

“Sure you do,” Arthur smiled, hoisting Ginny higher in his arms. “I was rather popular in Gryffindor, you know.”

“Really?” Bill smiled, dragging Ron along with him.

“Yup,” Arthur smiled proudly. “I could have had any girl I wanted.”

“But you chose mum,” Bill glared back at his brother as the three year old was lagging behind.

“That’s right,” the older man nodded. “I was dating the most popular girl in my year and house. Your mom was her best friend.” He paused, but after a moment he continued on with, “You know, I’ve only cheated on a girl once.”

“It wasn’t mum though, right?” Bill looked concerned as they stopped outside a shop.

“ ‘Course not,” Arthur grinned. “I cheated with your mum, the day before we left Hogwarts. Her friend was furious. Your mum didn’t know what to do. I suppose you could say I seduced her.”

“That’s gross dad,” Bill grimaced.

“We got married a few years after Hogwarts and started a family.”

“A never ending family,” Bill chuckled. “I hope Ginny’s the last. I can’t handle anymore siblings.”

“Today’s our anniversary,” Arthur smiled wistfully as he opened the door to the shop they’d stopped in front of.

“Are you gonna get mum anything?” Bill looked up at his father as they entered the store.

“Look where we are son,” Arthur murmured.

“A jewelry shop?” Bill asked, perplexed.

“Indeed,” Arthur set Ginny on the ground. “Been saving up for this present for years!”

“No doubt you would be, Weasley,” drawled someone from behind.

“It’s Malfoy, dad,” Bill said darkly.

“Just ignore him, son,” Arthur stated, in no mood to deal with the man. “Let’s just get what we need and go.”

And they did. They left as soon as the item was pocketed and went to make reservations for dinner before going back to the house. Molly was cleaning the family room. Arthur smiled, snuck up behind her, and kissed her cheek. He got the desired reaction, and laughed when she spun about and hit him.

“I hope you haven’t been cleaning all day,” Arthur smiled as he kissed her again.

“Of course I have!” Molly exclaimed. “What else would I be doing?”

“I had hoped relaxing but I guess I shouldn’t get my hopes to high.”

“Definitely not,” Molly turned back around. “Where are the children?”

“Bill’s got Ginny and Ron outside with Charlie,” Arthur stated. “I’ve know idea where the other three are.”

“Fred and George are napping and Percy is reading,” Molly stated as she moved to the window.

“Well the baby sitter will be here in an hour, so I suggest you go get ready,” Arthur turned to head for the stairs.

“Baby sitter?” Molly turned, brows furrowed. “Whatever for? Who?”

“Remus Lupin is going to watch them,” Arthur stated. “He could use the company. And because we’re going out.”

“We are?” Molly looked totally confused.

“Yes,” Arthur smiled at her. “Now come along and get ready.”

Rather reluctantly Molly followed after Arthur. Molly finished getting herself ready just as the doorbell rang. She heard Arthur and Remus talking downstairs. She finished up and hurried downstairs to greet Remus. She hardly got a few words in before Arthur ushered her out the door where she side apparated with him to the restaurant. It was most likely one of the most expensive places they’d ever been to, but Arthur kept waving her comments away.

They ate one of the most wonderful meals ever and even enjoyed a bit of dancing. They shared a good-sized slice of chocolate cake for desert. Arthur scooted his chair closer, and much to Molly’s surprise he fed her. The entire time she wondered what all of this was for.

“Mollywobbles,” Arthur smiled at her, knocking her from her reverie. “You’re an amazing woman, an even more amazing mother. I couldn’t ever have found a better wife even if I looked my entire life. You do so much and don’t get half the credit you deserve. You have no idea how glad I am that I chose you. I love you Molly. Happy Anniversary!”

Arthur opened the box that he had smoothly slipped from his pocket without her seeing. Inside was a beautiful opal necklace. It was on a simple white gold chain. The pendant was slightly heart shaped with a good-sized opal in the center, accented by small diamonds all around it. It was the most beautiful thing Molly had ever seen.

“Arthur!” she whispered, eyes teary. “Oh Arthur! It’s beautiful. You didn’t have to! I completely forgot! Oh-“

Arthur shut her up by kissing her. He smiled as he pulled away, cupping her face with one hand.

“I know I didn’t have to,” he said softly. “And it hardly matters that you forgot. What matters is your happiness and our love. I want you to be happy and I wont you to know that I’m happy, and it’s all because of you, the wonderful mother of my children. My wife. I couldn’t possibly settle for another woman.”

“Oh Arthur,” Molly cried as he put the necklace on her. “It’s beautiful. Thank you. I love you.”

“I love you too Mollywobbles,” Arthur smiled and hugged her to him. “I love you so much. It had to be you. No one else. Just, you.”

Some others I've seen, might never be mean;
Might never be cross, or try to be boss,
But they wouldn't do.
For nobody else, gave me a thrill - with all your faults, I love you still.
It had to be you, wonderful you;
It had to be you.

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