WHO: Alicia Spinnet and Fred Weasley WHEN: August 3, 2006 WHERE: WWW and beyond! WHAT: Hanging out and general merriment
Alicia had been back in Veritas permanently for about a week now, but most of that time had been spent unpacking and tying up loose ends with the Ministry of Magic regarding connecting her fireplace to the Floo Network. She never thought that something as simple as that would be that much of a hassle, but she'd had to fill out so many forms that she feared her hand was permanently cramped. Now that she was finally free of all that, however, she decided to go out and have fun. And really, if she wanted to have fun, who better to do that with than Fred or George Weasley?
As she headed out the front door of her cottage, she checked her watch and saw that if she hurried, she could make it to their store at just before it closed. Maybe if she was lucky, one of them would be free to go out and do something with her. It only took her a few minutes to navigate her way through town, and pretty soon she was entering the shop. Jumping a little at the horn that sounded when she stepped through the door -- the stupid thing startled her every time! -- she ran a hand through her hair to try and undo some of the damage the wind had done on her way over.
Spotting one of the twins behind the counter with his back to her, she marched over and loudly announced, "Excuse me? I require some assistance. I know you're about to close, but I have a very large order that needs filled."