3. Mrs Weasley's Hesitation
About two months after Fred's burial, four owls came hurtling towards the kitchen window of the Burrow. It was the crack of dawn and the only person in the kitchen was Molly Weasley. She screamed as soon as she saw the owls; she hadn't forgotten the way in which dark spells were hurled at her, much like the way the owls were hurtling towards her now. She had ducked under the messy kitchen table, to shelter her trembling body. The owls came through the open window and landed on top the table. Mrs Weasley was only reassured when she heard the pecking of the owls at yesterday's leftover dinner.
Ever since the Battle of Hogwarts and the death of one of her twins, Mrs Weasley hadn't been the same. Her symptoms were similar to postnatal depression; she was constantly worried about everything, kept checking up on her children's health, feeling like she was about to harm her children and she was persistently sad, worried and low. At every meal, her cooking was notably not as good as it used to be. She would give triple helpings to everyone at the table, while she would eat little or nothing at all.
The owls descended to the floor and put their letters in a neat pile, and flew back out the kitchen window into the horizon. Shaking, she picked up one of the letters and looked at the association that sent it. She saw the Hogwarts logo and dropped the letter, banging her head against the table. She started sobbing, crying uncontrollably as she looked at the remaining three letters and they were from the same addressee, the place which had caused her so much pain. She screamed when she saw whom they were all addressed to; Harry James Potter, Ronald Bilius Weasley, Hermione Jean Granger and Ginevra Molly Weasley.