Title: In the Library
Summary: Luna helps Ginny practice the Accio charm in the Hogwarts library.
Challenges: Can You Make It To The End Challenge - Round 2 - "Write about your OTP in the Hogwarts library."
Extra Notes: Enjoy!
In the Library
Ginny glared down at her wand in frustration. "Accio book!" she tried again, but nothing happened.
She sighed, slumping down into the cushioned armchair of the Hogwarts library. She had been trying to practice the summoning charm in the Gryffindor Common Room, but Hermione and Ron had gotten annoyed at her shouts and outbursts, so she had come down to the empty library to practice in the quiet.
She tucked a strand of her long red hair behind her ear. "Accio book!"
She directed her wand at a nearby bookshelf, hoping to see a book come flying at her, but, once again, the spell failed.
Groaning, Ginny hurled her wand against the library wall. It hit the wood with a thunk and landed softly on the floor.
"You shouldn't throw your wand like that," a soft, familiar voice mused from behind her. "It might break."
Ginny turned around only to see her girlfriend, Luna Lovegood, standing behind her, smiling slightly.
"Hi, Luna," Ginny greeted her.
"Hello," the Ravenclaw girl responded.
It was only then that Ginny realized that Luna's wavy blonde hair was frazzled, and that her pale skin was smudged with dirt.
Ginny frowned in concern. "What happened to you?"
"You see," Luna began, tilting her head slightly to the side, "I was trying to catch Mrs. Norris."
"Filch's cat?" Ginny wrinkled her nose. The hideous cat was their cranky old hall monitor's most prized possession; she was hardly ever let out of his sight. "What do you mean, you were trying to catch her?"
"She was outside," Luna said simply, pointing up to a smear of dirt on her cheekbone. "It was very muddy."
Ginny just shook her head slightly in wonder, reaching up to affectionately swipe the mud off Luna's face. She never knew how Luna always managed to get herself into such strange situations.
"What are you doing down here?" Luna asked. "Why are you so angry with your wand?"
"I've been trying to work on the Accio charm," Ginny explained. "It hasn't been working out so well."
Luna's blue eyes widened a fraction of an inch. "How could you possibly expect it to work, when you're being so cruel?"
Luna strode towards Ginny's wand, which was still lying discarded on the floor, and picked it up. "You have to be kind to your wand, Ginny, or it will never do what you want it to do."
Ginny just stared as Luna cradled the wand in her palms.
"Hello, Ginny's wand," Luna said gently. "Can you please help Ginny complete her spells? Please? Thank you."
Ginny just shook her head fondly. Luna was always full of crazy ideas.
Luna handed the wand back to Ginny. "There you go. Now say it again, nicely."
Ginny rolled her eyes, but aimed her wand at the bookshelf once more. "Accio book… please?"
The bookshelf began to tremble. Suddenly, dozens of books were flying at Ginny from every direction, burying her in a pile of pages and ink.
Sputtering in surprise, Ginny climbed out of the book-pile that had accumulated on the floor. "It worked!"
Luna beamed at her. "Of course it did."
Ginny backed away from the books and slung her arm over Luna's shoulders. "Are we going to have to clean this up?"
Luna laughed softly, turning her head to give Ginny a kiss on the cheek. "Yes, we have to clean it up."
"That's going to take forever," Ginny muttered under her breath, glancing at the enormous mess on the floor.
"Not if you learn your levitating charm," Luna reminded her.
And as Luna taught Ginny how to kindly ask her wand to make things levitate, the books began to stack themselves back onto the library shelves.