The Collaborative Colour Changer
Fred and George shared proud grins as they stared in awe at their latest magnum opus.
“Care to do the honours, brother of mine?” George asked, puffing out his chest with pride.
Fred bowed dramatically, cleared his trough, and began his speech. “Today, I declare the testing process of our latest creation, the Collaborative Colour Changer, over and done with.”
George took over from there, “Given the fact that this new product has been proved successful, it will soon be available in the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes joke shop—number 93, Diagon Alley – for the Wizarding community to purchase.”
The twins clapped enthusiastically as they gazed lovingly at the nifty invention they were so proud of.
The Collaborative Colour Changer was a gummy substance that swirled and twirled merrily inside an essay tube. It resembled a multicoloured candy cane; though, it was impossible to determine its colours since they kept switching from bright red, purple and green, to vivid shades of blue, orange and yellow, et cetera.
Georges’s smile widened as he reached for the slim, candy-looking tube. When his hands touched it, he could feel the potion’s power in the form of gentle warmth that caressed his palms.
Fred walked to his twin’s side and pulled off the cork of the essay tube. He was met by a blast of sparkles and the deliciously sweet scent of bubblegum entering his nostrils.
The twins shared excited looks. They were delighted by the potion’s charm, which was part of its success-- the fact that no one could resist it.
George reached the tube to his lips and gulped down a sip of the wonderful fluid. Then, he passed it to his twin, who did the exact same thing. It tasted fresh and fruit-like, creating the sensation of a natural paradise for the drinker’s taste buds.
The Collaborative Colour changer was a potion developed to make its drinker’s hair to change according to their mood for three days. That’s why the twins decided to give it that name, because the tester’s mood and his/her hair worked together.
The Troublesome Duo waited anxiously to see any changes in each other’s hair.
As the minutes passed by --and nothing seemed to happen-- Fred decided to voice his worries. “I fear there is no effect, brother of mine.”
“There isn’t, my partner in crime.” George admitted gloomily.
Their gazes dropped and their smiles faded. They both felt really sad about the failure.
Seconds later, Fred decided to look up. What he saw made his grin return.
“George! Your hair is blue!” He exclaimed in joy.
“And so is yours!” George confirmed.
Anyways, the blue colour didn’t last long, as it was soon replaced by a vivid yellow.
“I think I know why it didn’t change in the beginning…” George mumbled, scratching his chin for dramatic effect.
“Why?” Fred asked, still pleased that their invention really worked.
“Well, I think red is the colour for pride.” George explained with a smirk.