Arthur/Molly

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Pairing
Pairing: Arthur Weasley/Molly Weasley, née Prewett
Alternative name(s): Molly/Arthur, AW/MW, Molthur, S.S. Batteries and Baking
Gender category: het
Fandom: Harry Potter
Canonical?: yes
Prevalence: common
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Arthur/Molly is the canonical pairing of Harry Potter characters Arthur Weasley and Molly Weasley, the parents of seven children including Ron and Ginny Weasley.

Though the pairing is not often the central focus of fanworks, the two are rarely split up or shipped with other characters.

Canon

Arthur and Molly attended Hogwarts together in the 1960s,[1] and were both in the Gryffindor house. It is usually assumed (though never officially confirmed) that they were in the same year at Hogwarts.

In Half-Blood Prince, it was revealed that Molly and Arthur had eloped young, like many other couples who were influenced by the climate of fear surrounding Lord Voldemort's initial rise to power.[2]

Fandom

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Arthur/Molly fanworks often include or allude to anecdotes Molly tells in canon about brewing a Love Potion in her youth[3] and taking a "nighttime stroll" with Arthur while attending Hogwarts, from which she got back at four in the morning and Arthur was caught by the caretaker.[4]

Fanworks

At St. Mungo's (2006) by Makani. An Arthur/Molly missing moment from Order of the Phoenix.

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Fanfiction

  • Counting on Arthur by jagnikjen - After almost thirty years of marriage, Molly can still count on Arthur to make her feel better. (2013)

Fan Art

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References

  1. The exact years Arthur and Molly attended Hogwarts are not known. It is usually estimated as 1962-1969 or 1961-1968 (e.g., by the Harry Potter Lexicon and Harry Potter Wiki). Their first child, Bill, was born on November 29, 1970.
  2. J. K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter Five: "An Excess of Phlegm" (2005). When discussing Bill and Fleur's recent engagement:
    " ... It's all this uncertainty with You-Know-Who coming back, people think they might be dead tomorrow, so they're rushing all sorts of decisions they'd normally take time over. It was the same last time he was powerful, people eloping left, right, and center —"

    "Including you and Dad," said Ginny slyly.

    "Yes, well, your father and I were made for each other, what was the point in waiting?" said Mrs. Weasley.
  3. J. K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter Five: "The Dementor" (1999).
  4. J. K. Rowling. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter Thirty-One: "The Third Task" (2000).