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celandineb prompted me with Luna/Percy: right, savage, whist.

Partnering Percy (G; Percy/Luna, George, Ginny; 200 words): Percy's not much of a player; thankfully, his family doesn't mind helping him find a partner.

Miss Lovegood was frequently a guest at the Burrow when Percy would stop by, and he enjoyed . . . speaking to her because she actually listened to him. It was right odd to be made to feel more welcome to his childhood home by a guest than by his own family, and Percy would have brooded more about it had not Miss Lovegood been so friendly over the whist table. Her attention made him forget the savage jealousy he'd felt upon discovering that she was, or so it seemed to him, more welcome in the bosom of his family than he was.

~*~

George groaned as Luna set up the gaming table. "Say it's not whist we're playing again."

"I can't say that," she replied. "You know how nervous it makes Percy to come to Sunday lunch without the prospect of something to do. He's still awfully nervous around you since—"

"Yes, but why whist?"

"Percy likes it."

Ginny snorted. "Percy likes you. He isn't coming home so often to see us."

"I don't think that's true."

"Oh, it's true enough, Luna," said George, "and I'll play. After all, as thick as my brother is, he does need an excuse to partner you."

Comments

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a_boleyn
Apr. 17th, 2012 10:03 pm (UTC)
And what does that say about the Weasleys that they're still not able to show Percy that he IS welcome by his family and in his parents' home. I'm surprised that Luna isn't more aware of his motives however.
iulia_linnea
Apr. 19th, 2012 08:01 pm (UTC)
I wonder what it says about Percy that he can't see that he is welcome, but I think there's room for differences of interpretation here. :)
celandineb
Apr. 17th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)
ROTFLMAO! Of course Percy likes whist. I bet he has read the entire works of Jane Austen, too. *snickers* This was just splendid - thank you!
iulia_linnea
Apr. 19th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
Hee! I'm so glad you enjoyed this. :D
lunafish
Apr. 18th, 2012 02:09 am (UTC)
It's good to see that Luna and George are looking out for Percy; I often think someone needs to!
iulia_linnea
Apr. 19th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)
I agree. Thank you!
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