That may well have been one of the most insightful scenes with Arthur Weasley that I've ever read. I especially liked the parting hint at his 'true' power.
I am a very Harry-ocentric reader, yet I find your Weasleys more compelling than any other supporting characters I've read. As much as you 'stick to the facts', you still add so much depth and thought into them.
Excellent work! Thanks for writing!
I'm glad you're enjoying the story. Arthur's first moment was an interesting problem. How would you feel were you in his shoes? Rather conflicted, I suspect. All of Part I is primarily from Harry's PoV, and is therefore Harry centric. However, I'm trying hard to develop the other characters as "real" while keeping that focus. I'm glad some people seem to appreciate the effort. So many stories paint characters rather cartoonesh in my opinion, which is unkind to them. They all have so much potential if you'll just project a bit. Of course, the drawback is you wind up with 200k words for 11 days of life, but... good with the bad, right?