Ace Percy Weasley and Ace Oliver Wood cuddling for the first time and Percy not being used to touching and feeling like it’s the most amazing thing he’s ever done, all warm and perfect pressure and safety and a form of intimacy he can actually enjoy. And Oliver doesn’t totally get it but he’s just so glad Percy is happy that he’d hold him forever if that’s what he wanted.
bluebutterflynose: Out of Percy and Oliver who do you think is the Dominate one?
This is a good question, and while I’ll happily share my opinion, I’ll first say that I could see it convincingly going either way. I’d love to hear others opinions too!
Most of the time, Percy has this need to always be in control. But when he finds someone that he trusts, he’ll have that chance to let his guard down and let someone else be in charge for a change. That’s why I think Oliver would be the more dominant one, and he would love being able to take Percy apart until he really did give up control.
Just my two cents. :D
spider-strider-man: I don't know what's with all these fics that have Percy hating Quidditch, because in the books he's a HUGE Quidditch fan. Here's some proof from the wiki: In the 1993-1994 school year, he made a 10 Galleon bet with Penelope Clearwater that Gryffindor would win the Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw Quidditch match. [...] Later that year, when Gryffindor won the final match of the season, vs. Slytherin, Percy jumped "up and down like a maniac, all dignity forgotten."
I agree that he’s a fan! I think he may not prioritize it as much as the rest of his family, but he still definitely enjoys Quidditch. He is very much a Weasley! :)
papercutdoctor: Percy/Oliver? Why? (This is not a rhetorical question, I'm actually curious.)
First of all, I’m sorry about the late reply, your message got lost in my inbox somehow.
NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT THE GREATEST SHIP THAT NOBODY SHIPS.
They were in the same year in Gryffindor (I think), which means that they probably spent a lot of time together at school. They may have had that Hermione/Ron dynamic going on where Percy wants to obey the rules and study and Oliver just wants to pull practical jokes on the Slytherins for beating his Quidditch team and basically has entirely different priorities. They clash, they bicker, but they do find that they have things in common, including a great amount of house pride, an obsessive nature, and wanting to do the right thing. And Percy tells Oliver about how he’s surrounded by siblings that don’t understand him and who ridicule him for taking things seriously and wanting to do well, and Oliver realises that maybe Percy is more lonely than he thought.
After they graduate, they stay in touch. Oliver throws himself into professional Quidditch (because of course), and Percy writes him long letters about his work at the ministery, a job he worked so hard to get. He spends all his time at the office, surrounding by ministery workers, and even though he’s excited by the work and wants to live up to the challenge so badly, he does find that he is exhausted when he gets home and that he misses those hours back at Hogwarts when Oliver would force him to help him train for the next match. And as the minstery grows more and more corrupt and backwards, Oliver starts to worry about his friend. He sees that Percy is slipping, that these strange phrases are starting to creep into his stories, and whenever he asks Percy if everything is okay, he is shrugged off with a grumpy excuse. But Percy is finally in the place where he so desperately wants to be, surrounded by people who respect him and who value his precise nature instead of making fun of him. He finally feels like he belongs, and he is so desperate to make it last that he throws on the blinders, until it is already too late. And Oliver makes his team work harder than ever before, throwing all of his frustrations and worries into Quidditch until one of his Chasers finally puts her hand on his shoulder and asks him if he’s okay.
There could be angst and furious confrontations in the rain and shouting and tears and forgiveness and redemption and it would be absolutely delicious.