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GoF: A Mother's Hug by Catching-Smoke GoF: A Mother's Hug by Catching-Smoke
I have always absolutely loved this part of the Forth book. Might even be my favourite bit. The Goblet of Fire used to be my favourite book, I haven't read it for ages because one, the binding is falling off/fallen off, and two, the film kind of ruined it for me...

Regardless, this is the scene at the end in the hospital wing when Molly Weasley hugs Harry in a way he's never been hugged before. As if by a mother. Honestly, tears welling, so brilliant.

Now, I am going to edit and colour this because I haven't finished drawing it but I have a little problem. I haven't got the forth book up here in Newcastle, it's at home in Liverpool a good 300 miles away and so far I've drawn this from memory of what happens in the scene. I would however like to know the actual extract I have taken it from to maybe refine the details a little.
Can anyone maybe tell me it? Would really appreciate it :aww:

"It's not your fault, Harry," Mrs. Weasley whispered.

"I told him to take the cup with me," said Harry.
Now the burning feeling was in his throat too. He wished Ron would look away.
Mrs. Weasley set the potion down on the bedside cabinet, bent down, and put her arms around Harry. He had no memory of ever being hugged like this, as though by a mother. The full weight of everything he had seen that night seemed to fall in upon him as Mrs. Weasley held him to her. His mother's face, his father's voice, the sight of Cedric dead on the ground all started spinning in his head, until he could hardly bare it, until he was screwing up his face against the howl of misery fighting to get out of him.
There was a loud slamming noise and Mrs. Weasley and Harry broke apart.


Thanks to PoireGourmande and SleepyShipper for telling me the quote!!
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hpmarocsvp Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this scene as well. :) you drew it so well, and I love how we can see Hermione catch Skeeter in the background, haha XD
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Nellie92 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
This scene is so touching
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sampea Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Molly is so sweet towards Harry!
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Destiny112 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Molly is like the perfectly described mother in the book.

(Hermione in the background)
Wonderfully drawn.
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sicfi-nut Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist
This scene got to me to, I cried a little when I first read this in the book. :iconsadfaceplz:
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Toffee-Nose Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I always hated it. And I got confirmation as to why in Deathly Hallows. Poor Ron.
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saidiemai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Molly is perfect <3
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PotterwatchMachine Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Wow, this is just so beautiful. This scene has always spoken to me too, it just hits me. You did a brilliant job!
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UGLAtheowl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Yeah I know, I re read the goblet of fire and I didn't remember this part but when I read it I though why haven't I remebered it before, it was short but special moment when Harry really felt how it was to have mother feeling in his life. I almost angry at Hermione for interupting :P

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"What do we want to be prefects for?... It'd take all the fun out of life." George Weasley
“Can a man still be brave if he's afraid?” “That is the only time a man can be brave.” Bran & Ned Stark
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Fizzing-Whizbees Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
this scene was so touching, this is lovely :)
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SimbaSpyro Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is one of my fave parts!! :D poor ikol hawy
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banquo3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my favorites scenes out of all seven books... Harry goes through a lot and doesn't get too many motherly hugs.
Great drawing. Love Mrs. Weasley.
:)
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picklelova Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
I remember rereading this scene (I didn't quite catch it the first time) and being moved by it. I was dissapointed the movie had changed it. I remember Harry not crying until he's finally in Ms. Weasley's arms and then just cracking at that moment. This gave me such a flashback, its brilliant.
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Lisette--Sauce Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
when i see harry starting to cry i want to comfort him so bad
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Nellie92 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Yeah me too
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Lisette--Sauce Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I know!
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well Thank you very much! :aww:
It's such a wonderful scene. Such a shame it wasn't in the film :(
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Lisette--Sauce Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah
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Noeddebo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just read that part a moment ago and remembered this pic! wau! so wonderful!
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annafarr Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so nice. this is one of my favourite parts of GoF too :)
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It's such a cute part! :aww:
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GiNg3r295 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student General Artist
omg! this is my favorite book too, i kinda teared up at this part
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Eve-Francesca Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is a beautiful, moving piece. The characters' expressions say it all.
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RedHeadQueen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Colour it colour it colour it <3 (while I check out the rest of your gallery - which I hope is huge!)
PS; I love your version of Ron :D
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Raiderhater1013 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
I love this, to all Weasley haters out there how can you hate when Molly is such a sweet kind woman like this?
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I know, crazy people!
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RedHeadQueen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember that Harry hopes Ron didn't see that he cried slightly. I think Ron looked away (in respect as if noticing), but I don't remember clearly.
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twirkle Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
I have always loved this scene as well! It is a scene that stands out in my HP mind. It still gives me chills to think about. lol =P And I think you portrayed this scene beautifully, I love Hermione at the window. :aww:
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Remus-Chocolade Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Ron looks kinda like "hey, that's my Mum! I already got six siblings and now I have to share her with HARRY too?" Mind, it's perfect and I might only be interpreting it that way because the line "least loved by the mother who craved a daughter" from DH is etched into my brain at the moment.
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JVog Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
It is absolutely beautiful! I've seen quite a few other pictures of this scene & this has got to be my favorite
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x12Sammie12x Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
I loved this part of the book as well! and great work =)
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SilentApocalypseC Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Woah... great scene, great picture :]
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StuckInThe90s Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Awww you made me tear up! I mean I know I've read this part, but never really thought about it. Imagine going that long without mom hugs....

Your art never stops inspiring me :)
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Hi-tops Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I reeally love this! :love: really sweet :)

Tell me why, oh why, you're so brilliant at hands?
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
They used to be the bane of my life, but I just kept at them until I got better. Still not perfect so I'll keep on practicing.
I suggest used your own hands as references rather than pictures or stock photos but that's pretty standard advice, anyway thanks! :aww:
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Hi-tops Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha thanks for the suggestions! :D

And yeer welcome! :P
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Found this today. It's a lot better than anything I could possibly say tbh...
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Hi-tops Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha thanks so much :P
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Grouillote-oh Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You depicted this scene just perfectly. My eyes always get teary when I recall that bit of the book
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11347LoveIsPatient Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this scene...and it makes me laugh when Hermione slams the window shut and everyone's like...err?
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:heart:
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crazysweety Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Dr. Kelso signature for the win! :D
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Shauna-O-Connor Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:XD: Kelso is boss!
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bettylane Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
I totally agree with you about the film. I wouldn't say that GoF is my favorite of the novels, but it was a good one, and the film didn't do it justice at all. I just re-read it not too long ago & I remembered how wonderful Moody was & how absolutely shocked I was at the end that he was Barty in disguise.

this scene is brilliant & you captured it beautifully. it always gets me all choked up when I read it, too. Harry deserves a mother, and Molly is such a great character. you really got the feeling down here just right. :meow: and I love that you have Hermione there in the background, ensnaring Skeeter! :la:
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GeniusBee Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You are making me cry right now. SO SWEET and so much emotion in this pic. Amazing job
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Jimenin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
I cried while reading that scene. Harry seemed to try so hard not to cry.
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voyager1701 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Awesome! One of my favorite scenes in the entire series! I agree with your opinion of the GoF movie - they butchered an amazing book. That just makes me appreciate it all the more as I read it though!
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SleepyShipper Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Halfway through chapter 36, "The Parting of the Ways" after Harry wakes up in hospital wing Dumbledore, McG and everyone having there spat (to say the least), Poppy gives Mrs. Weasley a potion or Harry to take to sleep.

'"It's not your fault, Harry," Mrs. Weasley whispered.

"I told him to take the cup with me," said Harry.
Now the burning feeling was in his throat too. He wished Ron would look away.
Mrs. Weasley set the potion down on the bedside cabinet, bent down, and put her arms around Harry. He had no memory of ever being hugged like this, as though by a mother. The full weight of everything he had seen that night seemed to fall in upon him as Mrs. Weasley held him to her. His mother's face, his father's voice, the sight of Cedric dead on the ground all started spinning in his head, until he could hardly bare it, until he was screwing up his face against the howl of misery fighting to get out of him.
There was a loud slamming noise and Mrs. Weasley and Harry broke apart.'
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JVog Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
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thank you for posting this
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thank you very much! This really helps! :aww:
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