This is a seamless fit with the HBP chapter: bravo. I was a little surprised when Arthur called Percy "stupid": goes to show how unstrung the whole family had come over Percy!
Author's Response: Desperate times called for desperate measures, I guess. I could just see Arthur getting fed up with Percy's attitude. Thanks so much for reviewing!
Well, you just let us be the "fly on the wall" for a bit of drama in the Weasley kitchen.
And Percy, the world class git, really DOESN'T get it, does he? Arthur is dead right about Percy and fast enough to stop a real nasty fight from happening.
But, bless Fred's devious little mind, he thought of the perfect "parting shot".
Author's Response: I'm so glad! I still don't like Percy, but I think I understand him a little better now. He just went about getting what he wanted the wrong way. He did come to his senses in the end. I love Arthur. He's a great father, and an overall good man. As angry and hurt as he was with Percy, he would never allow his children to do something they'd regret later. I don't think Fred ever regretted the parsnips. :) Thanks for reviewing!