The Pumpkin Incident Characters
George Weasley, James Sirius Potter, ? Rating
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I do not own anything that you recognise, most of it belongs to JKR and her wealthy minions oh which; I am not one. Notes
Written for hp_nextgen_fest
Halloween Drabble Treat. My chosen prompt was pumpkin. The Pumpkin Incident
"George, dear, would you mind doing the Jack-o-lanterns? You always make the best ones."
"No problem mum. I think it's time young Jamie here learned a few tricks of the trade seen as though he has ambitions of becoming my apprentice in a few years."
The entire Weasley-Potter family had come to the Burrow for Halloween, the party had become some what of a tradition and everyone had their part to play. George was always in charge of pumpkin carving.
"Really Uncle George I can help you with the pumpkins? Can I use magic?" James asked excitedly. Jamie spent quite a bit of his time following George around rather than playing with the other kids.
"Yes and no, absolutely not!" George answered winking.
A short while later George and James had chosen the biggest and best pumpkins from the garden, and George set to work explaining exactly how to carve a Jack-o-lantern. James listened raptly, almost vibrating with anticipation at being able to have a go. George had agreed that he could use just a little bit of magic so long as he kept it a secret and was very careful.
Finally George informed James it was his turn. The boy raised his wand and screwed up his face in concentration. Suddenly Percy appeared around the corner. James panicked and the next moment the pumpkin exploded all over them. James looked mortified until both George and Percy began to laugh uncontrollably.
"Oh dear, " Percy said as he wiped pumpkin pulp from his glasses. George hadn't stopped laughing.
"I'm really sorry Uncle Percy, honest I am!" James insisted.
"It's perfectly alright, James, not as easy as George makes it look is it?" Percy asked smiling.
"No, but it sure is fun."