Although she can’t put her finger on precisely why, Aurora has always loved winter and snow in particular. It doesn’t make much sense, as the snow blocks her gaze of the stars and generally makes sitting in the Astronomy Tower more than slightly miserable. But for whatever reason, there is nothing she enjoys more than watching snow fall and cover the grounds in blankets of white.
Aurora hates anything pumpkin flavored. Whether pumpkin pasties or pumpkin juice or pumpkin pie, there is no other flavor that she hates more. This makes things rather difficult around Halloween, but luckily, she does mind the smell in the slightest, just the taste.
Aurora, as pleasant and polite as she normally is, can be a force to be reckoned with when she’s angry. It takes a lot to set her off as she is generally mild mannered, when she’s under a lot of stress, she’s been known to snap. Those who know her well typically know how to recognize the signs and know to hand her some hot chocolate and let her be alone for a while in order to avoid setting off her wrath.
Aurora will tell anyone that asks that she’s absolutely rubbish at Charms and always will be. In reality, however, she doesn’t have problems with charms when they appear in other classes, like Defense Against the Dark Arts. Whenever someone reminds her of that important fact, she quickly changes the subject. It’s much easier to hate a subject straight out than admit that the reason she isn’t good as it is tied so closely to the job she never wanted.
Aurora took seven NEWTs during sixth year, wanting to make sure she kept up with all of the important subjects of Transfiguration, Potions, Herbology, Defense against the Dark Arts, and Charms as well as Astronomy and Arithmancy. Although she didn’t believe in rational behind Arithmancy, her affinity for numbers led her to continue with the subject regardless. Once she dropped Charms at the beginning of seventh year, she was down to the much more reasonable (and much less stressful, without Charms) six, if she counted Astronomy, which she frequently didn’t as it was something that she would have done regardless of whether or not there was a class for it.
As a qualified excuse maker, just let me tell you that yours are a bit faulty. I know, your practice is pretty limited, but trust me, it needs some work if you expect to get through the summer without conflict.
That being said, you should know Mum isn’t pleased. Step one of excuse making is making sure it’s believable, but step two is getting back up if necessary. You should have warned me that you had stopped responding to her letters so that I could tell her that you had stopped responding to mine too. It’s bad enough that you’re still responding to Dad with just side mentions for her, but the fact that you’re still replying to me is actually beginning to drive her a bit mad. Between you not coming home for Christmas and now ignoring her letters whenever she mentions something about healing, I’d steer clear of the Hospital Wing if I were you, just in case she’s been pulled into the conspiracy (and I wouldn’t put it past Mum to try and pull some strings).
Just maybe have an alternate career path in mind by the time summer rolls around? I don’t care what it is (Magical Catastrophes though? Probably not your best option between Charms and excuse making), but she does. So if you have another idea, you might have a better chance of convincing her to back off. And if you don’t have one in mind, just make something up so she can tell you what a bad idea it is all summer instead of just telling you how great Healing is. Just a little brotherly advice.
This is probably the moment where I should add that now would be a good time to tell me more about your boyfriend if you expect him to be around this summer. Because my best source of information is Jack Murray, and I’m not about to ask someone working at your school to find out information about your relationships. Unless you refuse to tell me anything else, and then I might have to. As long as he’s a nice bloke and makes you happy, I don’t really care about much who he is.
Your favorite brother,
P.S.- Unless he’s a Wasps fan. Then you have to break it off with him now.
Aurora held the proud title of giving the Weasley twins their first detention for wandering around the school after hours a week into their first year, and she would give them many more detentions in their seven years at Hogwarts. Once, in a moment of pure frustration (possibly coupled by pregnancy hormones or staying up all night with a new baby) after they destroyed some of her telescopes with a small explosion, she cast a semi permanent sticking charm that led to the twins wandering around the school stuck to each other for a couple of hours. The memory was an embarrassing yet amusing one for all three of them, but the twins learned that messing with her when she looked particularly tired was probably not the best idea.
Although the story was just one of many the boys told in their letters and their holidays at home, Arthur Weasley never forgot about that. And knowing how she had reacted to losing a couple of telescopes, he could only imagine how she would react to a threat against her husband.