Name: lucca4
House: Gryffindor
Title: No Cakes
Rating/Warning: 1st-2nd year; mention of a death.

She couldn’t bake a Christmas cake this year. She rarely turned down a baking job, but even she couldn’t sit through this. Molly knew that the others would notice and perhaps be disappointed, even though they’d never liked having fruity cakes.

But Fred had.

George had.

Neither were here this Christmas, of course. Fred was gone, and George never left the flat above their store in Diagon Alley – not even for his own mother.

She wished she could leave the Battle behind. She wished it didn’t loom over her family, like a shadow, as though it had never truly passed.