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Author: Muggle Molly  Story: My Stupid Mouth  Chapter: Default
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My Stupid Mouth

 

 

Poor Ron just can’t seem to get it right as he reflects on one of those awkward moments that just seem to happen when you’re fifteen.  The song, “My Stupid Mouth”, belongs to John Mayer and can be heard on his “Room for Squares” CD.  I think of Ron very time I hear this song.

 

 All things Harry Potter belong to the fantastic J.K.Rowling.  I love playing in the world she created.

 

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As this is my very first attempt at FanFiction, I want to give a BIG THANK YOU to The Sugar Quill for accepting me, and to my beta-reader, Ara Kane, for the helpful comments and necessary corrections.  It is harder than I thought to not “sound so American”.  I also want to thank my sweet Kiyo Fox and dear Brother Mouse for the encouragement and support.  I love you guys!

 

 

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My Stupid Mouth

 

 

 

My stupid, bloody mouth!  Is it even connected to my brain?  I try to get it right before I speak, but sometimes strange words just begin rolling off my tongue.  Why does that happen?!

 

 

My stupid mouth

Has got me in trouble

I said too much again to a date

 Over dinner yesterday

And I could see she was offended

She said, “Well anyway…”

Just dying for a subject change

 

 

Like the other night, when Prefect duties kept Hermione and me busy during dinner.  By the time we made it to the Great Hall, almost everyone had finished and returned to their common rooms.  Only a few couples were left scattered here and there.

 

Well it was Friday night, you know, “date night” at the castle, and it’s not that easy to find a private spot in this place. The good ones go fast according to Fred and George.  Why didn’t we just go find Harry and try to nick some food later from the kitchens?  No, that wouldn’t do… I tend to lead myself into situations where I can humiliate myself in front of Hermione.

 

 

Oh, another social casualty

Score one more for me

How could I forget?

Mama said, “Think before speaking”

No filter in my head

Oh, what’s a boy to do?

I guess he better find one soon

 

 

So anyway, we start talking about how we were practically alone in there and wasn’t it nice to eat without the clatter of about 400 other people’s knives and forks, things like that.  Before I new it, “almost like a date” slipped out of my mouth.  Hermione went stiff, her fork hanging in the air in front of her mouth.  I could feel the tips of my ears burning.

 

 

We bit our lips

She looked out the window

Rolling tiny balls of napkin paper

I played a quick game of chess

With the salt and pepper shaker

And I could see clearly

An indelible line was drawn

Between what was good

What just slipped out

And what went wrong

 

 

It’s not like I’m never alone with her.  I mean, there are lots of times when Harry is not around and everything is still normal.  This was just so awkward!

 

You would think that growing up with older brothers I would have picked up some useful knowledge about girls.  I haven’t got a clue!  Where’s all that Weasley charm when you need it?  Bill got a heavy dose of it, as well as Charlie.  I think it skipped Percy entirely, although he somehow managed to get a girl.  Fred and George have their own unique style.  Then there’s me…I think all the Charisma genes got used up by the time I came along.

 

 

Oh, the way she feels about me has changed

Thanks for playing

Try again

How could I forget?

Mama said, “Think before speaking”

No filter in my head

Oh, what’s a boy to do?

I guess he better find one

 

 

Hermione was certainly one quiet witch for the rest of the meal, and we all know she is never at a loss for words.  I swear I don’t know how to read her.  Is the thought that the two of us could be on a date at some point in time so shocking?!  She has to know I sort of fancy her by now.  I mean, she is the cleverest witch in our year.  Okay, so I really never said it out loud, but come on….who else do I bicker with as much as Hermione?  If that’s not affection, I don’t know what is!!  Or maybe she knows, but doesn’t feel the same about me.  I could easily bollix up our friendship by trying to be the boyfriend she doesn’t want. And if I drove her away, that would hurt Harry as well. How am I to know what she wants?

 

 I can’t talk to Harry about this because he has his own problems with Cho.

 

 

I’m never speaking up again

It only hurts me

I’d rather be a mystery

Than she desert me

Oh, I’m never speaking up again

Starting now

Starting now

 

 

Hermione must still like Krum, that bloody git!  She still writes to him.  He wants more than just to be her pen pal.  I know how boys think.  How can I compete with a real Quidditch star?  Hell, even I would choose him over me!  I know Viktor has to figure into this somehow.  Pen pal my arse!

 

 

One more thing

Why is it my fault?

So maybe I try too hard

But it’s all because of this desire

I just wanna be liked

I just wanna be funny

Looks like the joke’s on me

So call me captain backfire

 

 

She kissed me on the cheek before my first Quidditch match, so she must like me a bit.  Well, okay, she kissed Harry the same way at King’s Cross that one time, but he was really a mess and that was just an act of friendship.  My kiss was different… wasn’t it?

 

I’m so confused!  And what about the Christmas present I gave her?  She thought the perfume was “unusual”.  Unusual is good, right?  I paid attention; I noticed she’s a girl!  Now it’s her turn to notice that I’m a boy!

 

 

I’m never speaking up again

It only hurts me

I’d rather be a mystery

Than she desert me

Oh, I’m never speaking up again

I’m never speaking up again

I’m never speaking up again

Starting now

Starting now

 

 

Me and my big, fat, stupid mouth!

 

 

 

 

 

A/N: Thank you for reading.

Well, here comes the real test...PLEASE REVIEW.

Remember, this is my first time and your comments are greatly needed.

Anyone want to read Hermione’s POV???

 

 

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