|SIYE Time:2:46 on 30th October 2020|
"I really can't stay" - "But baby, it's cold outside" sang Frank Loesser and his wife in 1944, and just about everyone from Ella Fitzgerald, to Bing Crosby, to Ray Charles, to Tom Jones, to Sigourney Weaver, to the Bare Naked Ladies since.
It describes a scene between two characters described in the score as "The Mouse" and "The Wolf". "The Mouse" is visiting "The Wolf", and as the weather gets colder outside, he tries to persuade her to stay a while (for whatever reason), and it's strongly implied that she really wouldn't mind. Typically the Mouse is the female voice, but whether it should remain so is up to you...
So, during a winter following HBP, Harry and Ginny find themselves playing out that scenario. One ("The Mouse") is visiting the other ("The Wolf"); the Wolf wants the Mouse to stay, and the Mouse would be quite amenable to that were it not for something that makes them think it wouldn't be a very good idea ("there's bound to be talk tomorrow", for instance).
| Bring Me In From The Cold by elaithin [Reviews - 32] |
** Winner of Best Overall in the Baby, Itís Cold Outside Challenge **
A Floo malfunction strands Harry and Ginny in a cabin on Christmas Eve of their final year at Hogwarts. But all may not be what it seems...
| Slightly-Milked-Coffee Eyes by PhoenixLament [Reviews - 7] |
As witches and wizards get older, they of course move out. When Harry visits Ginny's new flat, he finds he is pressured to stay rather than fight the weather outside, or find himself Splinched from Disapparating under the influence...
| Brass Monkeys by Spenser Hemmingway [Reviews - 9] |
** Winner (a tie) of Creative Adaptation in the Baby, Itís Cold Outside Challenge **
Harry has plans for the evening; very detailed plans involving a certain pretty redhead, a good bottle of wine and a special song theyíve come to love. Unfortunately for Harry, the best laid plans of mice and Wizards donít always take cold weather into account.
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