Haha, I think the funniest thing about this story is the title. Too "Rash" with the "Rash". *grins* Talk about your double meanings!
I love the idea of Molly planning a prank, because it sort of shows where Fred and George got their mischeivious side. Of course, the unfortunate outcome of this prank would also point out why she would be so opposed to their pranks.
It's a real shame that the prank failed. But I suppose, in the end, Molly did get her revenge on Bellatrix though, didn't she?
Anyways, it was a lovely little oneshot that of course makes you wonder about how Molly and Arthur turned from the not-quite-friends in this story to the what we know from canon.
Thanks for the enjoyable read.
The Order of the Ravenclaw House Elves
“No offense, Weasley,” Molly said, raising an eyebrow at him. “I don’t think you’ve got the stomach for this. Why don’t you... I don’t know... go play with some plugs before class or something?”
Crying with laughter. Awww, poor Arthur. I hope Molly learns her lesson (but I doubt it.) Kara, this is a real gem of a story. You kept me guessing, I really thought Bellatrix was going to get her just desserts, so it was clever that she didn't. I should have known, though, as I did set this particular challenge - ha ha.
I think what I like the most is your characterisation. Mollly is great - not as naughty as the Twins and has a certain amount of responsibility - I'm thinking that she's quite Ron like (ahhh, good old Ron). Arthur is great. Mild mannered and yet he stands up to Molly and proves himself worthy. And so onto Bellatrix. The temptation with Bellatrix is always to make her EVIL from birth, when in all liklihood she probably wasn't. You have her as b itchy, but not a total psychotic murderer, and I like that.
Great job on an original fic using underused characters. ~Carole~
Author's Response: Haha thank you so much, Carole!
Yeah, I always thought Molly was a lot like Ron might have been if he hadn't been so busy fighting evil from year one... Molly can be a bit unfair, and a bit of a hothead, but she would never really want to hurt anyone she likes. It's just because Bellatrix is such a bitch, and they are teenagers, and...
It's a shame though, that Bellatrix never did get her boils, isn't it...
I really like writing Molly and Arthur... I might write a chaptered story some day, if I ever get enough ideas...