A healthy deviation (Charlie Weasley, rating) Title: A healthy deviation Artist: lilibel Prompt: # 188; Charlie is relieved to be the only Weasley without a partner and children. He'd rather live the life of a sexual "deviant", but what's deviant when you're Charlie Weasley? Pairing: Charlie Weasley, The Weasley Family, Others Rating: PG-13 Word Count: 791 Summary: The prompt says it all, really ^^ Author's Note: Thank you dear lilian_cho for having beta this text.
The whole family had left, and Molly was sitting on her favorite armchair, exhausted. She had spent the day with her kids, their spouses and husband, as well as all her grand-children, all running around the Burrow, chatting, singing, laughing and enjoying a moment that only a family reunion could procure. For once there had been no fight, no declaration of war, no dress stained with some chocolate pudding or hair turned into snakes by an underage wannabe wizard.
The only shadow to the wonderful image of her family was Charlie. Once again he came alone, no girlfriend, no boyfriend, no child. And she knew for a fact that he had no pets at home, not even an owl or a cat. Charlie was living for dragons and had no other companion, and it was killing his mother who wanted him to find a nice girl to marry and to have children with. Deep down, Molly knew that her family reunions would only be perfect with Fred and a married Charlie. As the first one would never happen, she based all her hope in the second one. To the great sorrow of her boy.
Charlie knew the expectation of his mother and he had some ideas about what some might say behind his back. He had caught Percy saying to Audrey a sentence in which his name was paired with the word “deviant”. Fleur could not stop herself from showing him pictures of her single girlfriends ^, and Molly was always saying how great it would be to see him wearing a tuxedo at his own wedding. And Ron being Ron had bluntly asked him if he was gay. In answer, Charlie laughed.
He wasn’t gay. He wasn’t straight. And he definitely wasn’t having sex with his favorite dragons, whatever George might say. He was just … a normal bloke who enjoyed life and had no desire to enter the club of married men. Especially after a day like the one he just had. Too many kids around, far too many kisses exchanged and sappy looks given. It just did not fit into his perception of life.
He enjoyed going to Sozopol exploring the ruins and lying under the hot Bulgarian sun in one of the nudist beaches provided by the city. By himself or, when he was feeling like it, with Bulgarian girl or a foreign traveler. He liked having no strings attached and being able to leave whenever he was feeling like it.
What Charlie enjoyed most in his life was waking up at two in the morning to take care of a pregnant dragon. He loved nothing more than to fly among the youngs when they took their flying lessons. And he knew, because he had tried once or twice, that no-one could be happy when they lived with him. They had to accept his life and the fact that his love of the dragons would always comes second to his commitment to the Weasley family. The latter did not mean getting married and having to forget about contraceptive spells.
His mother should leave him alone considering he was nearly 40, he thought. At that moment, his flat door opened, and Ludmila came in.
“I’m not even asking you how it went.” She said while crossing the room to give him a hug.
Charlie didn’t even bother to answer and gave her news from a family she would never meet. Having Ludmila in his bed 3 months out of 12 was enough for him. She was one of his kind; she considered life worth living without being married.
She laughed at Ron’s assumption and asked him if he had found anyone during his English trip.
“Well, anyone seeing me with someone there would report me to my mum who would either thank Merlin for her son being a normal human being or want to meet said person even if it was only a one night-stand. That, she would not be able to understand because in her mind, at my age I should have been in a committed relationship for years.”
“Poor Charlie.” She said while starting to undress. “I’m sure you’ll be glad to know that the new shipping of eggs is here. And the delivery-boy is definitely playing for both teams. In case you’re bored.”
And with that she kissed him and made sure he was going to be relaxed at work the next morning.
Brushing his teeth several hours later, Charlie thought that this was the life he enjoyed having. Meeting new people, taking care of his dragons and enjoying sex with someone he was fond of once in a while.
And if this was Percy’s definition of a deviant, he sure was a happy one.