"Oh, hey, Neville." George said, opening the front door of his house. "What are you doing here?"
"I need to talk to you." Neville said. "Can I come in?"
"Yeah, of course." George moved sideways to let him in. "I'll just tell Angie that you're here." he turned to call over his shoulder. "Angelina! Neville's here!"
Angelina hurried down the stairs. "What is it?" she asked.
"McGonagall just asked me to explain about Hogwarts to two muggle-borns." Neville said. "They're twin sisters."
"Okay..." George said. "This involves us, how?"
"Because." Neville said. "They're names are Fredalena and Georgette Rookwood."
George looked at him blankly. Neville sighed. "The father's name is Arthur Rookwood. I found a picture of them so I could see what they looked like, find them better, know who's who... George, Arthur looks exactly like you."
"Well, I guess I've got a doppelganger!" George said.
"He looked exactly like you." Neville continued. "But he looked a bit like someone else."
"Well," George said, "If he looks exactly like me, he's gonna look like Fred."
"You don't understand!" Neville said. "You and Fred were identical, but you had slightly different smiles. This Arthur person has Fred's smile."
"I know what you're getting at, Neville." George said. "Fred's dead. He's not coming back."
"Okay." Neville said. "Fine. Just a thought. Sorry to disturb you."
But all present company knew that he was not going to let this go.
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The Dead and the LivingFanfiction
Fred Weasley. We all know what happened to him. Killed by a wall blown up by Augustus Rookwood. But what if he wasn't dead? That body left behind? Decoy. Rookwood needed Fred for his own reasons. Once he was finished with him, Fred was obliviated...