Title: Ginny From the Block

Summary: Ginny went away for a fresh start and she definitely got one. Now she's headed back to Hogwarts for a semester in an exchange program and the past, not to mention her very different present, is bound to catch up with her. What's Little Ginny Weasely to do? Well, she's not really little Ginny Weasely anymore...

Spoilers: HP...the first four books, BTVS...through end of S6

Pairings: Wouldn't you like to know? READ AND FIND OUT!

Note and Disclaimer: This is a HP/BTVS xover. I do not claim ANY of the characters from either the books or the show. Wish they were mine...but alas...just have to keep writing disclaimers when I use them...:-)

Location: Sunstone School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Somewhere outside Sunnydale, CA
Date: Mid September, 2002
Time: 4:25 p.m.

The small redhead sighed as she made her way hesitantly towards the front doors of the school. She couldn't believe it. She just couldn't believe that she was actually here, that she had actually done it. Two weeks ago she'd been starting her fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Now she was practically halfway across the world. All her family, the few friends she'd managed to acquire, everyone she knew...they were all thousands of miles away and a huge smile curved her lips because...she was glad.

As she finally reached the huge front doors of the school and knocked as hard as she could, the redhead felt triumph and hope flood through her. She wasn't the littlest Weasely anymore, or Ron's sister, or that little nobody Gryffindor. This was a whole new life, a fresh start, a new world...or at least continent. Here she was going to be somebody. Ginny couldn't wait.

Those huge front doors swung slowly open and Ginny was faced with a regal lady who looked almost exactly like a female version of Dumbledore. This just had to be the Head Mistress. Ginny gulped against sudden nerves and forced herself to step towards the woman. She smiled warmly in response and Ginny felt a little of those nerves subside.

"Miss Weasely I presume?"

Ginny nodded jerkily but didn't speak because she honestly didn't know what to say.

The lady's smile just grew. "Welcome to Sunstone."

Ginny took a deep breath and forced herself to speak. "Th...thank you for having me."

And that was it...it was done. Ginny Weasely had started her new life and she had no intention of ever looking back...