|Millie (millieweasley) wrote in weasley_loving,|
@ 2008-09-14 11:41:00
|Entry tags:||gen: charlie weasley, rated g, user: millieweasley|
Fic: Twenty Random Facts about Charlie Weasley
Title: Twenty Random Facts about Charlie Weasley
Rating: All ages (possibly a bit more on some)
Warning: None really
Summary: part of the Twenty Random Facts Feast
A/N: For number 15 I must give credit to Ashe, whose Charlie in Beyond Dark was an inspiration.
1 – From the moment he could crawl, Charlie was attached to his older brother. He followed him around like a puppy dog until he was big enough to play with him. From that moment on it was just the two of them that mattered and the rest of the family was always just in the background. Well maybe not mum when she yelled. Thankfully she rarely did it at them after the twins arrived.
1 – Charlie was the first one to hold his baby sister. Before his father, his brothers or Aunt Muriel who was there at the time, he was the one Molly handled the little bundle to first. He swore he'd protect her forever in that moment; which is why she knew a few more serious hexes than she probably should have at a very young age.
2 – When Bill went off to Hogwarts without him, Charlie was so hurt and angry at being left behind that he refused to speak to him for the entire first semester. Bill wrote, fire-called and wrote some more, but Charlie stubbornly refused to answer. Once Bill came home for Christmas, however, his determination to stay angry vanished the moment he saw his brother and they went right back to being best friends, as if Bill had never left in the first place.
3 – His reputation as a heart-breaker and a player started before he'd even kissed his first girl. Truth was that he was absolutely terrified of kissing someone as he was sure he'd get it wrong, so to keep it on the safe side he never went on more than one or two dates with a girl before breaking it off. How the rumour about him sleeping with the girls before dumping them started he never knew, but at 15 he never did much to stop the rumour either, especially not since the rumours added a few extra inches and a lot more skill and experience to the truth.
4 – When he finally got his act together and kissed a girl it wasn't one of the girls he'd dated, but Tonks. He didn't fancy her, she didn't fancy him, and it was all about practise. They both agreed it wasn't a big deal – but Charlie kind of, sort of, thought it was. He definitely thought it was pretty neat, even if they never did it again.
5 – He lost his virginity on a night when he was stood up. He'd snuck out of Hogwarts to meet a girl at the Three Broomsticks, but for some reason she never showed. He must have looked very depressed, because as the pub closed (he wasn't sure why he hadn't moved from there by that time) Rosmerta took him under her wing, and into her bed. The first time was too short, too overwhelming and very embarrassing. The second one, however, and the third and the fourth (being a teenager rocks!) were quite educational.
6 – For the longest time Charlie was quite self conscious about being the smallest Weasley. And no, it wasn't his height he was concerned about. Truth was that he was so self conscious about his (lack of) length that he didn't really like showing himself naked to girls (and definitely hated the showers after Quidditch practise.) That all changed, however, the day he ended up in bed with a pretty witch who almost refused to sleep with him – because of his girth. Apparently words like 'that will never fit!' are quite helpful in spurring growth of a guy's confidence at least. Nowadays Charlie isn't too concerned about his length, and he'll tell anyone who is cocky (or not) that girth is more important that length anyway.
7 – While Bill's choice of work was about glamour, travels and taking him away from a too crowded house and too many siblings; Charlie's choice was about his love for dragons. Unlike Bill he never minded the crowded house or the never getting enough attention (he was happiest when he could fly below the radar) and when he's away he misses home like crazy. He loves his work though, and couldn't imagine having any other.
8 – All the time he's been working, Mum has sent him care packages from home regularly. Food, cakes, pies, long letters of what everyone is doing, photos. He saves all of it (well not the food obviously) and treasures it more than he'd ever admit to anyone.
9 – As much as he loves his work, it gets lonely at times. There are no women working at the camp, and no wizarding towns anywhere close by. The guys all have their own ways of dealing with the isolation. Dirty mags. A certain type of firecall from women that are only taken in private. Animated dolls. For Charlie, his method is named Mark – though neither of them ever speaks of it. The other guys would freak out if they knew, and it's not like it means anything anyway. It's just release.
10 – He once tried to grow his hair long, right after he arrived at the reservation, to look more like Bill (and use the fact that his mum wasn't there with the scissors any more) but it lasted about two weeks until one of the dragons set the locks on fire. Putting the fire out was no problem but the stench lingered for far too long and he never tried it again.
11 – The love of his life is called Esmeralda. She's a Welsh green – beautiful, fierce and deadly. Charlie has successfully mated her twice, of which he's very proud, because before he arrived no one thought it would be possible (she kept trying to kill off potential mates). The baby dragons have all grown up to be gorgeous in their own right; but to Charlie there will never be anyone quite like Esmeralda. Truth is, when meeting women, he looks for the same spark in them that he sees in her. So far no woman has come close to measuring up.
12 – The first time he saw Hermione he thought his baby brother must have lost his mind. She was bushy haired, nosy, far too talkative and far too much of a bookworm. He couldn't imagine anyone being quite so boring and ill-suited for their family.
13 – The second time he met Hermione he thought nothing of her at all, until she started a fiery discussion about the rights of magical creatures. That day he sat mesmerised as she fired herself up, vividly describing all the injustices done by witches and wizards to creatures. When she was finished Charlie could definitely see what his brother saw in Hermione – Ron had found an Esmeralda. Suddenly Charlie was quite jealous.
14 – Charlie's daughter's name is Belinda, which means beautiful dragon. She has long curls which fly in the air when she runs around and her eyes at the same as his own. He loves her more than life itself, though he sees her far too seldom. For the longest time he tried to love her mother too, but she just isn't an Esmeralda. She gave up on him ever being hers even before Belinda was one and now lives with a new man. Charlie hates it when Belinda calls him daddy, but he says nothing. Being one of two daddies is better than being no daddy at all.
15 – Ever since he was a teenager and found one of his mother's romance novels next to the bathtub, he really can't stop reading them. He knows they're crap, but he can't get passed the warm feeling he gets at the happy ending. He'd rather kill than let anyone know this though, especially since he can usually be found in a bathtub – with bubbles – while reading them.
16 – After Fred's funeral, Charlie felt he should stay at home and help support the family. Instead he headed back to the reserve as soon as he could. He told his mother it was all the leave he could take, while in truth he had to beg to be let back to work so early. It wasn't that he didn't want to stay – he really did – and he feels guilty about not doing so every day. Still, when push came to shove, he couldn't stand seeing George's pain. Everything else he'd seen his brother laugh away, but without his twin there was just emptiness left – no jokes. Perhaps he'll be able to stomach going back someday, just not now.
17 – The Dragon tattoo on his hip was really painful to make and though he'll deny it until the day he dies, he cried when they curled the tail down his loins. It's of Esmeralda, however, so he thinks it was worth the pain. Especially when she moves and he can feel her tickling his skin.
18 – Charlie knows he disappointed a lot of people by never turning pro, but Quidditch for him was always just a pastime, something fun to take mind of school. He never tells his brothers this though, as he knows how disappointed they'd be.
19 – While they were at school, Bill was always considered the studious one, Charlie the Seeker who was good at Care of Magical Creatures too. No one seemed to notice that he had almost as many OWLs as Bill (who was assumed to help him), or that he made prefect. Not that Charlie minded being the one in the background. It suited his image just fine – the rough one, the legendary seeker…so what if people assumed he was stupid too? (OK so it bothered him more than he's willing to admit).
20 – He never could understand Percy, not even when they were little, yet when Percy turned his back on their family – and the family on him, he couldn't help but to feel it was a bit wrong that Percy's difference wasn't just…well accepted. He tried telling his brother that once, after the battle, after Percy was welcomed home again. It ended up as a fight and he never got to explain what he meant. He never could understand Percy at all. Probably never will.