Hey there, I’m stopping by for the 2019 House Cup Finale!
This was such a fun story! I absolutely love the idea of Grandad Arthur jumping around on a pogo stick! I also love how his enthusiasm shines through so strongly, even though the story’s told from Molly’s point of view – that really shows how they’ve been together for so long, and know each other so well that Molly knows exactly what Arthur’s thinking, and that’s a really sweet detail! Especially because, underneath her exasperation for his muggle eccentrics, it’s very clear that she really finds it quite endearing, and how it’s not just something she tolerates, but a part of Arthur she secretly loves! And it was very sweet to see how Arthur absolutely refuses to give up because in the end, he’s young at heart, even if his body might not be quite as sprightly as it used to be! Young Molly was also very cute, and I feel like Arthur is willing to put up with a lot of physical pain just to see her smile!
This really was such a sweet, endearing story, and I had a huge smile on my face for all of it!
Yay, more Molly and Arthur!
I think one of the most endearing things about Arthur is something that's endearing about anyone who's got a real passion for something - that childish excitement and happiness when they get to do something they enjoy and love. Arthur's always so intrigued by Muggle items in the books, and I'm so happy to see that he's not lost that love of them as he's got older - as much as Molly might have wished he had (though by this point I think she's just learnt to accept it).
I bet Arthur was more excited to have two Muggle-born daughters-in-law than for all the others put together :P
I loved the way that Arthur got so excited when he saw little Molly bouncing around on the pogo stick, and he only manages to convince his family, who know him so well, to let him have the other pogo stick so that he can look at how it works. He probably genuinely believes that he will just try and find out how it works, but clearly Arthur is a practical learner.
I did notice that you'd called Percy their eldest son here, and I think that might have been a typo?
The ending, seeing Arthur finally succeed in bouncing around on the pogo stick, made me smile so much. He was so happy to have mastered how it works, and I have to agree that you can never be too old for fun like that!
Arthur's eyebrows rose. "Jump?"
Oh dear. I think we're in for some trouble.
"NO!" Everyone said it at the same time, but Arthur ignored them, as usual.
Haha, Arthur is the best. I'm so happy you entered my challenge. I'm so happy you wrote about Arthur! What a neat idea! I would have automatically written about someone younger, especially with such a device. Though I do think Dumbledore (at any age) could master the pogo stick. I just love the innocence in this story. I also really love the age difference, the way little Molly tries to teach Arthur how to use it and his will to learn. You are never to old to try something new if you put your mind to it. I love that lesson! Even though I tell people I'm too old to learn how to ride a bike (the fear is too big inside of me). Uh! Wonderful story!
Thanks so much for the entry. The winners will be up in a few days. I'm waiting for two more entries!