Title: When you say nothing at all.
Author: Ginny
Summary: Ginny has to tutor Draco and then some really neat things happen, then some sad things happen, and then some happy things happen.
Pairings: H/Hr, R/L, and of course G/D.
Time period: Summer before Draco's 7th year.
Spoilers: I don't think so.
Rating: PG-13
Date: 4/06/03

Okay Disclaimer Author note and Warnings in other chapters.

Disclaimer #2: I do not own the song, "True Colors" is not mine.

A VERY SPECIAL thanks to Becky, my editor/beta-reader. You are the greatest! Maybe, after this story is complete, I may actually learn where to put my commas! (Okay maybe not, but it's fun to think so isn't it?) Thanks mucho girl!!! :o)

You guys are so great!! You know exactly how to brighten up my day.

I was actually going to wait a few more days to put this up, but I decided to put it up earlier!! Enjoy!!
The snow soon melted and Quidditch games started up again. Gryffindor won when they played Slytherin, and Draco gave Harry a handshake and congratulated him. Everyone, including Harry, was pretty sure that Draco didn't give the Gryffindors his best game.

Soon afterward the last tournament of Quidditch was going to be played: Gryffindor vs. Slytherin.

While in the air before the game started, Harry conversed with Draco, "I want to see you give me your best game out there, Malfoy."

Malfoy smirked at Harry and said, "You won't get anything less from me, Potter."

The balls were released and the players went after them.

"It's the third hour of our Quidditch tournament and neither one of the seekers have found the Golden Snitch yet." Paige, the announcer, was dictating the game. "Whoa! Wait on a moment, it looks like Harry Potter has just spotted the snitch and he's after it. Slytherin's seeker Draco Malfoy is right on Potter's tail."

The two boys were soon neck and neck, flying every which way to keep up with the snitch. The snitch went into a dive straight to the ground; the boys brought their brooms up just before they smashed into the ground. Draco was pulling ahead a little. He put his hand out to try and grab at the snitch, but right before he could grab it, Harry collided with him. Draco sneered at Harry and went after him.

Meanwhile in the stands...

"Hermione, look at them!" Ginny exclaimed. "They're going to kill each other."

"Ginny, you have got to understand, Harry and Draco might be starting to get along with one another, but when they're on the Quidditch pitch they are going to act as though they are mortal enemies again."

Ginny understood what her friend was saying and watched both her boyfriend and her friend, hoping that neither one would get hurt by the other.

Back to the game...

Draco came back up beside Harry and knocked him hard. Harry was thrown back and Draco gained on the snitch. He was still too far away and he saw Harry coming from behind him. Since they were only a few feet off the ground, Draco lunged at the snitch, fell quickly to the ground, did a few summersaults, and landed on his stomach.

"DRACO!!" Everyone could hear Ginny scream from her seat.

Harry looked a little worried. He got off from his broom and ran over to Draco. As he stood above what seemed to be Draco's lifeless body, Draco moaned a little and moved about.

Everyone looked over from their seats to watch as Draco removed his arm from under his stomach and pulled out the golden snitch.

No one really booed or hissed at him, but no one besides the Slytherin's and Ginny was really cheering him on either. Harry smiled and helped the Slytherin up.

"Well," Paige announced, "It looks like Slytherins have... TIED with Gryffindor??" The whole audience gasped. "I kid you not, ladies and gentlemen; the score is 300 to 300. I bloody well think that this is the first time that this has ever occurred. I wonder what is going to happen next?"

Both teams were already on the ground in one big crowd, and Ginny was on her way down to the pitch.

Madam Hooch came into the middle of the students and said, "This has happened before. You two teams have a choice. You can one, assume a tie and both of the houses take credit. Or two, play a quick round of Quidditch where the first team to 50 points wins." The professor looked from Harry to Draco. "This is for the team captains to talk over and discuss."

Draco and Harry looked at each other, and then Draco heard a faint, "Draco." He turned his head to see his girlfriend looking at him with worry in her eyes. Harry turned his head and saw that Hermione had also joined Ginny. The two boys looked at each other and said at the same time, "It's a tie." Of course the rest of the teams did not like the idea of this, but Harry and Draco didn't care. Ginny and Hermione ran out to them.

Ginny launched herself at Draco and asked, "Are you okay?"

"I am now," he smiled and kissed her.

"I have just received word that Gryffindor and Slytherin have decided to make it a tie!" Paige announced.

Everyone cheered.

As Ginny and Draco parted, Draco and Harry turned towards each other and shook hands.

"Bloody good show out there, Malfoy."

"You too, Potter. Though I regret that this is the last time that we'll be playing against each other."

"Yeah, but what a way to end it, huh? This will go down in history." Harry smiled.

"Uh... guys?" came a small squeaky voice. It was Colin Creevy.

Both boys sighed and said, "What?"

"Could I get one picture of the two of you?"

Draco and Harry looked at each other and shrugged. "Okay." Draco slung his arm around Harry's shoulders and said, "Smile pretty for the camera, Potter." The two boys smiled and Colin took the picture.

It was true; that was going to be one event that no one was ever going to forget. To make sure of it, they put the trophy in its own showcase with both the houses names carved into it. On the wall were ten plaques, one for each of the players. In the background was a blown up picture of Harry and Draco and a very nice write up of the game.

Graduation day came sooner then anyone expected. Ginny's whole family was present. She was seated next to her mother and Mrs. Malfoy. Mrs. Malfoy was just delighted when Draco and Ginny told her that they were in a relationship. Mrs. Malfoy had some pretty "bad" news: she hadn't seen or heard from Lucius since the day after Christmas. Instead of being upset about the whole thing, Draco couldn't be happier.

Ginny sat, watched, and clapped as she watched all her friends walk over the stage that Dumbledore, of course, conjured up.

That summer Draco and Ginny made sure to see each other every day. Draco was invited to stay with the Weasleys and he agreed to do so.

The whole summer holiday went by way too fast. Harry, Hermione, Lavender, Ron, and Draco all got jobs in different departments in the Ministry of Magic. Before they knew it, they were saying 'Good-bye' to Ginny at platform 9 and 3/4.

Ginny hugged Draco and refused to let go. "Ginny, you have to let go."


"Ginny, you're going to miss your train."

"But what am I going to do without you and the rest?"

"You'll survive. I'll come and meet you at every one of your Hogsmeade trips."

"You promise?" Ginny looked up at her boyfriend.

"I promise."

"Well, okay." She stood up on her tippy-toes and gently kissed Draco one last time.

"I'm going to miss you," he told her.

"Not as much as I am going to miss you."

Ginny let go and climbed up onto the train.

"Don't forget, Virginia, I love you."

"How could I forget?" she asked him and smiled. "I love you too, Draco." And with that she disappeared into the train.

During her first few months at Hogwarts she became better and closer friends with the kids in her grade--and how could she forget Tom? Tom was always there, checking up on her. Ginny was even surprised to see that Professor Snape even lightened up on her. Things were going well.

She received an owl every day from Draco, including a letter and a flower. She met with Draco every Hogsmeade weekend and before she knew it, it was winter break already.

When she arrived back at Platform 9 and 3/4, her whole family was waiting for her, including Draco and his mother.

The year seemed to whiz by in a flash, and before she knew it, she was walking across the stage at her own graduation.

During that summer, Ginny and Draco decided to get their own apartments. Ginny was somewhat relieved that Draco didn't ask her to move in with him. Even though she was madly in love with Draco, she liked the speed that they were going at. So they bought apartments in the same building; him on the third floor and she on the second.

Two years later...

A 21-year-old Draco Malfoy was whistling a happy tune as he reached the door to the Weasleys' house. He put his hand in his pocket to make sure that the little black box was still there. He knocked on the door and took a deep breath. "Okay, Malfoy, you can do this," he smoothed out his hair and waited for the door to open and for his new life to begin.

Okay, guys like promised I'd explain everything. Well... I'm going to write a SEQUEL!!!! And the reason why I ended things the way I did and so quickly is because one... Penny will have a bigger part, so she had to move closer, two... I had to end it at a certain spot to start my sequel off at the spot that I wanted to. But... I don't know when I will be writing it.

There will be one more chapter, but it's going to be a wall of 'thank-yous' and a summary for the sequel. But there is one person who should have her very own 'Thank you'.
*Jenn (that's me) snaps her fingers and appears in a beautiful evening gown in a huge auditorium with a lot of famous people, including the HP crew.* And the winner of the "Ginny" goes to *drum roll* BECKY!! *And the crowd goes wild*
Okay... just had to do that... but putting all silliness aside I would like to give a rather huge thanks to my beta-reader Becky. Therefore, I do award you with a "Ginny" (It's like an Oscar, but female. Hey, it's my fic so I can come up with anything that I want to.) *Hands it over to her* for an outstanding job of beta-reading and for putting up with the same comma mistake over and over and over and... well, I think you get the idea. So thanks girl. I really appreciate everything that you have done. And above all I have learned a few new things in the English language, not only dealing with the grammar, but also the language as well. So thank you thank you thank you, a million times thank you!!!! :o)
Sorry about the wait... but fanfiction wouldn't let me upload anything for two days... don't know why either. Well, I hope you like!!