Setting: Hogsmeade, their flat
Date: July 31st, day
Characters: Charlie, Ajeya
Charlie asks Ajeya to marry him. She, of course, says yes, and they make plans to leave for Romania at once, believing that most of the Ministry is hiding anyway, and there is nothing for them to do in England.
Charlie entered Ajeya and his flat. It felt strange and although Ludwig was mad with joy, it did not really feel like 'home'. Charlie wandered through the flat, still limping a little and his face full of healing scratches and the remainders of bruises. He looked in the mirror. What he saw was not the face of a fighter. What he saw was the face of a man who was tired of fighting - or, at least, wanted to fight a war that he knew. The battles with the dragons was what he craved and there was only one way to go. One way only. He just needed Ajeya to come home.
Ajeya came in the door, tired after another day of futilely trying to find Kingsley, trying to stop the war that was happening, trying to find Harry...juggling too much at once. For a mere moment, she didn't recognise Charlie, not expecting to see him there, and then she laughed, running to him, happy to see him there, standing, even if he did look exhausted. "Charlie," she said, excited, "when did you get home? Sit down, love, you look tired. Are you all right to be out of hospital?"
( 'Then', he looked up, 'it will just be a ring.'Collapse )