Hello Brax, dear!
What a cute little moment in the Weasley-Granger household! I like how this feel so firmly set in it's own reality. I think sometimes very short pieces seem to float on their own, and it's hard to get a sense of he character's lives outside of that moment. You've really managed to ground this and give the impression of a larger reality. Almost like this is a missing moment from a longer story.
I've always thought Ron and Hermione would continue to be a couple that bickers quite a lot, so I found your depiction of Hermione's exasperation and Ron's guilelessness very believable. Or maybe guileless is the wrong word, but he certainly isn't particularly observant. And in the wizarding world, losing things is probably extra bad because imagine if you dropped your wallet when you'd taken a limited time portkey to France or even somewhere really far from the UK like Indonesia?? I don't think accio would work at that distance! =P
I am now tring to picture Rupert Grint with a beard, and I have to say I'm not sold on the style at all. haha! That's the sort of minor disagreement a lot of couples have, so it was cute that you included it.
Oh no! Poor Crookshanks! Leaving a cat to the whims of a child is precarious at the best of times, but when that child has Weasley blood AND a pair of scissors... trouble was the only possible outcome! I think they ought to give him somthing special as a treat.
This is a very charming little drabble, well done dear!
Omg, Brax. This is just everything. You capture Ron and Hermione so well - I can see hints of who they were in adolescence mixed perfectly with a realistic portrayal of how they are as adults and parents. Amazing, amazing job!
Oh, I always love Ron and Hermione fighting. I know that's mean of mean of me, but I always think they are funny. Ron messing up the simplest spells is so typical. Although I'm not sure he stayed like this as an adult, after all he passed an Auror exam. But he is like this in the Cursed Child, so I'm guessing your characterization is right.
I was wondering why he did not use an Invito spell to get to the scissors, since he was so into performing magic. :) But of course he might not be the kind of person to think of this. I was more expecting Herkione to suggest that.
I find it funny that the kneazle gets a haircut too, that's just one short sentence, but captures so well how children treat animals. I'm not sure if Crookshank is the kind of pet who would tolerate this, but then again there are many animals that are not at all tolerant towards adult, but are totally admirable with kids.
I don't like beards either. So I'm with Hermione on this, I hope Ron gets it cut.