(no subject) @ 12:52 am
Love Potion Theory
I've developed the theory that Molly Weasley is giving Tonks
Amortentia, and while I can't prove it, I have evidence.
First of all, from all the way back in PoA:
...and Mrs. Weasley was telling Hermione and Ginny about a
love potion she'd made as a young girl. All three of them were
rather giggly. (Chapter Five)
Not only does Molly know how to make a love potion, but she
doesn't consider it to be something harmful or dangerous. From
a purely technical standpoint, her making a love potion is a
From a psychological standpoint, Molly likes Remus a lot. He
was very comforting to her in OotP, and whether you ship
Remus/Sirius or not, the death of one of his friends has to be
devastating. Molly is an opinionated person, as we've known
all along. The twins should work harder in school like Percy,
Bill should cut his hair, Fleur shouldn't marry Bill, Sirius
shouldn't tell Harry what the Order has learned about
Which leads me to my next point: Molly doesn't like Sirius.
She's grateful to him for letting her family stay at his house
over Christmas, but she thinks he's reckless and that she,
having known Harry longer, should have more of a say over what
happens to him. They resent each other's roles in Harry's
So, Sirius is dead, and Remus is depressed. Throughout the
books, it's clear that Molly's main identity is as a mother;
though her seven children are either grown up or nearly there,
she doesn't act any differently towards the younger ones than
she did when they were eleven and twelve. As someone who's
both caring and opinionated, it's not too far of a reach to
assume that she would think Remus needs some happiness in his
life. Sirius has caused him so much misery.
What's another thing Molly is known for? Feeding people.
"I'd better be off," [Tonks] said quickly, standing up and
pulling her cloak around her shoulders. "Thanks for the tea
and sympathy, Molly." (HBP, Chapter Five)
Remus should have a normal life with a nice girl who loves
him. Love potions aren't dangerous; they're something Molly
giggled about only a few years before. If it'll help Remus...
Over the summer, Harry's had his shortest summer at the
Dursleys ever. A few weeks ago:
Tonks stood just behind [Moody], her bright bubble-gum-pink
hair gleaming in the sunlight filtering through the dirty
glass station ceiling, wearing heavily patched jeans and a
bright purple T-shirt bearing the legend THE WEIRD SISTERS.
(OotP, Chapter Thirty-Eight)
Harry thought she looked drawn, even ill, and there was
something forced in her smile. (HBP, Chapter Five)
The next time we see Molly is at Christmas.
"I invited dear Tonks to come along today," said Mrs. Weasley,
setting down the carrots with unnecessary force and glaring at
Fleur. "But she wouldn't come. Have you spoken to her lately,
"No, I haven't been in contact with anybody very much," said
Lupin. "But Tonks has got her own family to go to, hasn't she?"
"Hmmm," said Mrs. Weasley. "Maybe. I got the impression she
was planning to spend Christmas alone, actually."
She gave Lupin an annoyed look... (HBP, Chapter Sixteen)
All is not according to plan. Remus hasn't starting going out
with Tonks, and it doesn't seem to be in Molly's nature to
give up easily.
Skip ahead to that damn infirmary scene.
"I've said all along you're taking a ridiculous line on this,
Remus," said Mrs. Weasley... (HBP, Chapter Twenty-Nine)
Of course he's been taking a ridiculous line, he hasn't been
agreeing with her idea of what's best for him. That's pretty
evident whether you believe the love potion theory or not.
Tonks undergoes an enormous change a in a few weeks; Molly
Weasley, who knows how to make a love potion and seems to want
her idea of what's the best for Remus, has had opportunities
to feed her. It's possible that the "tea and sympathy"
sessions are on a fairly regular basis. Molly values her
family; her greatest fear is the thought of them dead. Her
family gives her happiness, so Remus should have a family to
give him happiness too. I can't prove this one, but if it's
true, I won't be surprised.