Author: ginny1326 PM
When Hogwart's takes part in and Exchange programme, Harry realsies he has to tell Ginny how he feels before someone else does.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Harry P. & Ginny W. - Chapters: 21 - Words: 40,029 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 01-27-09 - Published: 10-11-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3830771
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Chapter 1: Late night in the Library
Harry was certain this was the worst homework he had ever encountered; describe on no more than a roll of parchment the 9 uses of Wolf Fang's.
'Well' Harry thought, 'I can't even think of 3 uses never mind 9.' He sighed whilst he scratched his rough chin with his left hand.
'Dam, I can't even go more than a day without getting thick stubble.' He now thought.
Harry was sat in the quietest corner of the library attempting and failing his N.E.W.T standard Potion's essay. It was pushing for 11pm and he had gotten no where since 7pm. Madam Pince was dozing in her chair, behind her book laden desk. Harry looked around the library and spotted Ernie Macmillan and Hannah Abbott silently arguing. Hannah was flipping through a book shaking her head, whilst Ernie was whispering something about being certain Neptune was the largest planet.
'Astronomy,' Harry thought to himself before turning to look at a desk right at the front of the library. Here sat Colin Creevy reading what looked like Care of Magical Creatures notes. On the desk next to Colin were some 5th year girls, non of them appeared to be working but in fact giggling as loud as Madam Pince would permit and glancing every so often at Harry. Harry couldn't help but roll his eyes, it appeared he wasn't the only one they were annoying; Colin kept throwing them dirty looks and tutting every so often. He then looked at another table situated in front of one of the library's large windows. Malfoy and Pansy were sat there and for once doing some work.
'Right Potter you half an hour before Pince throw's you out, get some bloody work done.' He thought. After writing the title and date he looked back at his Potion's notes he had taken earlier that day, there was nothing in there about the uses of Wolf's Fang's. As he went to grab his Potions' book out of his bag the library door opened quietly and in walked a 6th year girl. She stopped at Colin's table for a minute or so before walking over to Harry.
"Hi Harry." She whispered as she sat next to him.
"Hi Ginny, what are you doing in here so late?" He asked slightly confused.
"Well your two best friends are all snuggled up on the sofa and making me want to throw up." She replied.
"Oh I see and would these two best friends of mine happen to be your brother and best friend?" Harry enquired. Ginny nodded and smiled.
"Yes they have a habit of doing that. I keep telling Hermione that as Head Girl she ought to be setting a better example. But she always mumbles something about it being Ron's fault." Harry explained as Ginny snorted.
"So what homework do we have tonight?" Ginny asked quietly.
"Potion's. I keep wanting to curse Snape for setting it…"
"But then you remember it's Slughorn who teaches Potion's." Ginny cut him off laughing.
"Yeah that happens to me sometimes as well." Ginny commented, Harry noticed her gaze had fallen on the group of giggling 5th years.
"Nothing better to do." Harry said now watching them also.
"No," Ginny said, "that one with the blond hair asked me the other day if I could ask you out for her."
"Really? What did you say to her? "Harry asked slightly taken aback.
"I said look, just because Harry's my best friend doesn't mean…"
"Hang on," Harry cut her off. "You consider me to be one of your best friends?" He asked with a shocked look on his face. Ginny turned to look at him and smiled.
"Of course Harry. Hermione is my best friend and so are you. Ron would be but he's my brother." She explained.
"Wow thanks Gin; well I feel the same towards you." Harry couldn't help but grin. His stomach jolted as Ginny smiled brilliantly at him. Harry however, wished that they were more than friends, for nearly a year now he had been slowly falling in love with Ginny Weasley. He never bothered to look at another girl and when Ginny announced that she and Dean had split, it took all of Harry's effort not to run to the top of the Astronomy tower and shout it to the world. For nearly 6 months now she had been single and Harry couldn't help wonder why or how, she equally had as much attention of boys as he did girls.
"So you were saying?" Harry asked snapping himself away from his thoughts.
"Yes so I said to her just because Harry's my best friend doesn't mean I'm going to ask him out for you. And even if I did I very much doubt he would say yes, she didn't like the last part and stormed of." Ginny explained.
"Well thank you. Your right I'd never go out with her." Harry said. They sat in silence for a couple of minutes, both staring at the group of girls again. Only when Ernie shouted, "DON'T TAKE A HUFF WITH ME HANNAH", did they look away. Hannah was looking at Ernie with her mouth slightly open.
"YOU ALWAYS DO THIS. IT'S ALWAYS MY FAULT." Ernie continued to shout, Hannah now looked somewhere in between wanting the ground to open up and swallow her and crying. Harry and Ginny looked at each other with raised eyebrows before turning back to watch.
"I didn't mean to Ernie, please calm down." She whispered almost pleadingly, tears were falling down her face now. Ernie seemed to soften instantly at her expression. Harry noticed everyone was watching; even Madam Pince.
"I'm sorry Hannah." Ernie began as he sat back down and hugged her. "I'm just so tired and stressed over the N.E.W.T's, it's not even Christmas and I'm getting het up. Do you forgive me?" Hannah nodded against his chest; Ernie looked quite relieved.
"Come on; let's go back to the common room." Ernie waved his wand and all their things packed them selves away in to their bags. She stood and Ernie placed an arm around her and they headed towards the door. Now that the drama appeared to be over everyone had to return to what they were doing.
"That's bad if Ernie's stressed already, he's still got over 7 months until you sit your N.E.W.T's." Ginny explained.
"I know. I didn't know they were dating." Harry said frowning slightly. Ginny rolled her eyes causing Harry to ask "What?"
"Harry your so behind on the gossip you're almost going backwards." Ginny giggled. "They've been dating since last February."
"Oh." Harry said simply.
"Come on, let's get out of here and see how the love birds are getting on?" Ginny said standing. Harry packed his things away; he then yawned and stretched to the ceiling causing his shirt to ride up some. The giggling girls had all noticed and were staring openly at him; Ginny also couldn't help but take a look. Harry of course was oblivious to it all.
Well that's the first chapter. Hope you like? xxxx