There For You

Chapter 1: Back to Hogwarts

Author's Note: Here it is! Chapter 1 to the 'Telling Ron' sequel! Excited? I am! Again, not the greatest chapter title but oh well. They won't all suck! Anyway, the title is 'There For You' because I feel that it describes the relationships of so many characters in this story. Plus, I have a hard time thinking of story titles of any kind. That includes poems, school papers, and fan fiction. It's not a bad title though so I'm not worried about it! Did you guys hear that the PoA trailer is coming on Nov.14 in the Looney Tunes movie? I probably won't go see the movie; I'll just go to www.quicktime.com because they have trailers of new movies there according to my brother. I'm so excited. The next movie sounds really good! Well I think it does, lots of other people don't think so. People keep saying Alfonso Cuaron is messing up the movie and that it looks bad. I disagree. What do you guys think? If you haven't seen any PoA pictures yet, go to www.mugglenet.com, there are pics there. Ok, I'm not leaving off at the exact end of 'Telling Ron' but pretty close. I'm just not going to write about every day of their last days at the Burrow. I'm starting at the train ride home. I hope you all enjoy it! Here we go!

Disclaimer: This is my only disclaimer for this story unless I feel another is necessary later. I do not own anything related to Harry Potter. This story is only being written for my fun and enjoyment and for my fans from 'Telling Ron'! All things associated with Harry Potter belongs to the Queen of Storytelling, J.K. Rowling. I bow down to her. She is my idol.

"Maybe you should eat your frogs one at a time from now on," Hermione told Ron. "And less than twenty in one sitting."

She looked down at him lying on the train seat, one hand on his stomach and his arm over his eyes. He had the expression of someone smelling dung on his face and a scowl appeared at his lips after her comment. He had just eaten a large amount of Chocolate Frogs ten minutes earlier and now felt sick. They were on the train back to Hogwarts in a compartment with Harry and Ginny. Ginny was reading the Quibbler and Harry was planning Quidditch strategies in a notebook. Hermione had been reading while Ron consumed a pile of his favorite sweet. After he finished, he sat for a bit until he began to feel queasy and warm. He laid down on the seat, his head away from Hermione, and closed his eyes to try and forget the motion of the train. She shook her head at him. He had no self-control when it came to food.

"What was the hurry anyway? You had the whole train ride to eat them."

"I know," he said. "They were really good though."

"Uh huh. Now how do you feel about them?"

"They're still good but I don't want anymore for a while." She patted his foot. A few minutes later, Ron fell asleep. Hermione looked at him lovingly. She shook her head again and returned to reading her book.

Harry looked out the train window, trying to think of a good tactic for playing Slytherin at Quidditch. He was determined to beat them, no matter how hard the team had to work. Ginny watched him fondly. He had such a love for Quidditch. It was one of the things she liked most about him. He had so much passion in everything he did.

"Need any help?" she asked. He gave her a smile but shook his head.

"I'm just thinking." She nodded and returned to the Quibbler.

They finally reached Hogwarts and Hermione gently prodded Ron awake.

"We're here Love," she said softly. He grunted and she lifted his arm off his eyes. He opened them slightly and viewed her through small slits.

"I don't want to get up." She laughed.

"Alright, you stay here then. I'll just go inside by myself." He groaned but pushed himself up with his forearms. He stood slowly and his eyes remained partially closed.

"I have such a headache," he croaked.

"Yes when you're sugared up with as much chocolate as you had, you're bound to feel bad. Maybe that will teach you."

"I doubt it," Ginny said jokingly. Harry and Hermione laughed. Ron just moved forward to the door and heaved it open. Hermione went to him and put her arm around his waist. He laid his arm around her shoulders and they headed out of the train. Harry and Ginny laced fingers and followed them out.

They made it into Hogwarts and headed to the Great Hall for dinner. Ron and Hermione sat beside each other and Ron leaned his head on her shoulder.

"Do you still feel that sick?" she asked.

"No I feel better. You're just comfortable."

"I see."

The four of them had arrived before some of the other students but were soon joined by many of their fellow Gryffindors. Harry and Ginny still had their hands laced together and had them resting on the table between them. Neville came over and sat beside Ron.

"Hi Neville," Hermione said. "Did you have a nice holiday?"

"Yeah, it was alright. How was yours?"

"It was great thanks. It's good to be back though."

"Speak for yourself," Ron muttered. Hermione tutted at him. Neville looked across the table and noticed Harry and Ginny. His face fell slightly and he down at his hands. Ginny saw this and remembered when Neville had asked her to Hogsmeade. She hoped he wasn't too upset. She really did care about Neville but not the way she did for Harry. Harry looked at the table, feeling bad for being mad at Neville before. He felt sorry for him but was so happy to be with Ginny. Thankfully, Seamus and Dean walked over to them and plopped down beside Harry.

"Hello! How was your holidays? Have fun together?" Seamus asked jovially, clapping Harry on the shoulder. He looked at Harry and noticed his hand in Ginny's.

"I see. So I suppose you did have a good holiday." He grinned at Harry and Ginny. Ginny smiled at him and Harry nodded in agreement.

"Yes, it was."

"So what did you catch her under the mistletoe and that did it?"

"No, though we were set up under the mistletoe," Harry laughed at the memory of Fred and George. "Actually, we've been together since before we left for Ron's house. We've just been keeping it a secret."

"Really? How very sneaky of you two. Why are you telling people now?"

"We got tired of hiding it," Ginny answered. Seamus nodded and looked at Ron and Hermione.

"So how was it at your house? What'd your family think of the relationship?"

"They were fine with it," Ron said.

"Get any alone time?" Dean asked.

"Yeah, we got to be alone." Seamus waggled his eyebrows at Ron and Hermione scowled.

"It wasn't like that!"

"Sure."

"Seamus!" He laughed at Hermione and she muttered, "Boys", under her breath. He continued to chuckle and noticed her ring.

"From Ron? It's not an engagement ring is it?"

"No it's not an engagement," Ron answered. "It just means that she's mine."

"You make it sound like I belong to you," she said unhappily.

"Well in the sense that you are my girlfriend, yes, you belong to me."

"Do you know how sexist that sounds?"

"So? You even said when I gave it to you that you were mine and I was yours."

"Yes but when you say it, it sounds different." Ron rolled his eyes.

"Whatever. I actually think you should wear it on your left ring finger so people will really understand. If some guy flirts with you, you can show him your finger and he'll leave you alone."

"I don't think that's necessary."

"Come on! I don't want guys thinking they can hit on you!"

"Who's going to hit on me? I think most people will see us together and understand." He shook his head and grabbed her right hand. He took off the ring and slid it onto her left ring finger.

"There!"

"Ron!"

"What? It looks better there!" She scowled at him but didn't move the ring. He gave those across from him a satisfied smile. Harry grinned and Seamus and Dean laughed. Suddenly, Parvati and Lavender ran up smiling like maniacs.

"Ooh Ginny! Are you and Harry a couple too?!" Parvati exclaimed. Lavender stood beside her, grinning from ear to ear.

"Oh, um yes, we are," Ginny answered, surprised.

"Oh how exciting! First Ron and Hermione then you and Harry!" She smiled over at Hermione and gasped.

"Hermione! You're wearing makeup! You never wear makeup!" Hermione touched her cheek absentmindedly.

"Oh yes, Ginny put some on me one day and I liked it alright so I learned to do it." Parvati stared at Hermione's hand that had gone up and took in a breath.

"Oh-my-gosh!" she said, slowly. "You got engaged too!" Parvati grabbed her hand to examine the ring and Lavender pushed Harry's head over to lean in.

"No! We aren't engaged! Ron gave it to me for Christmas. He decided to put it there not me!" Parvati eyed her skeptically.

"Are you sure? Because that would be so exciting if you were!" Hermione shook her head. Parvati and Lavender sighed sadly.

"That's too bad," Lavender said. "It's still a nice ring though. Did you pick it out for her?" she asked Ron. He nodded and she sighed, smiling.

"That is so sweet. I wish someone would do that for me." She glanced at Seamus for a moment. He didn't notice and she pursed her lips. Parvati took her arm.

"I think dinner will be starting soon. We'll see you later." They left and Hermione glared at Ron.

"See? Everyone thinks we're engaged! I'm going to move it!" She reached for her finger but he grabbed her hand.

"No, I don't care what people think. Leave it. I like it where it is. I mean who says we won't get married later?" Hermione and the others looked at him surprised. Ron realized what he had said and opened his mouth.

"Really Ron? You want to marry me someday?"

"I.well.I.I don't know, it was just a thought!" She smiled at him happily and kissed his cheek. He gave a nervous laugh. Harry and the other boys chuckled. Ginny grinned at her brother.

"Wow, wait until I tell Fred and George that you're getting married. Mum would probably send you gift in advance," she teased. Ron's eyes widened worriedly.

"No, you aren't saying one word about this to them! It was hard enough telling them that Hermione was my girlfriend!" Ron exclaimed. Ginny laughed at him.

"I wasn't serious." He glared at her and she smiled sweetly.

By this time, the hall was full of returning students and everyone was greeting each other happily. The group said hello to their other Gryffindor friends and chatted until Dumbledore stood. The students quieted and he smiled out at them.

"Welcome back everyone! I hope your holidays were enjoyable. I have an announcement to make. As you all know, Professor McGonagall has been teaching your Defense Against The Dark Arts class until we could find a teacher. I have decided to bring back Professor Remus Lupin, from three years ago to teach you. He will be arriving here one week from today. Now, tuck in!" Dumbledore sat back down and food appeared before them.

Harry had immediately opened his mouth in surprise at the mention of Lupin's name as well as the others around him.

"Lupin's coming back?" Harry asked.

"That's great!" Ron exclaimed. "He was the best teacher we've had!"

"Why didn't he tell us he was teaching again?" Hermione asked.

"That's what I wondered," Harry said.

"Maybe he just found out," Ginny said. "He may not have known until we left."

"I suppose," Hermione shrugged.

"Who cares?" Ron asked. "Let's just be happy he's coming!" Harry nodded.

"I am happy. It'll be really good having him here."

Neville smiled. "I liked Professor Lupin. He was a really good teacher. I didn't do half bad in his class. I'm doing horrible in McGonagall's."

"You'll be fine," Hermione said encouragingly. Neville grinned at her and started to eat.

At the end of dinner, they all stood and headed out of the Great Hall. As they walked towards the stairs, each pair holding hands, a cruel voice spoke to them.

"Now wonder boy is with the muggle lover? What the hell is going on here?" Malfoy came towards them as they turned around. Ron glared at Malfoy and tightened his grip on Hermione's hand. Harry stepped slightly in front of Ginny.

"What's it to you?" Harry asked. Malfoy sneered at him.

"I just find it find it very disgusting that you and shorty are together and Weasley is with the mudblood." Ron stepped forward angrily.

"Don't you ever call her that again," he growled. Malfoy smirked.

"How you been feeling Weasley? I see you have a bruise there on your long nose. Where did that come from?" The nose bruise was actually from Harry hitting Ron with the door but Malfoy had been referring to the day in Hogsmeade when they had beat up Ron. Ron let go of Hermione's hand and she grabbed his arm as Ron readied himself to hit Malfoy.

"Hey Malfoy, your hair looks a bit green," Ginny said cocking her head slightly in mock confusion. Malfoy turned to her and narrowed his eyes.

"You better watch your girlfriend, Potter," he said darkly, his eyes still on Ginny. "She could get in a lot of trouble one day if she isn't careful." Harry moved forward.

"Is that a threat?"

"Merely a warning. You never know what could happen. You too, Weasley," he spat, at Ron. "Having a mudblood for a girlfriend could be difficult." Ron raised his fist but Hermione pulled him back. She pushed him up the stairs as hard as she could. Harry exhaled angrily and grabbed Ginny's hand. They ushered Ron up the stairs before he got himself another week of detention. They entered the common room and Ron gave a cry of anger.

"I'm going to beat the crap out of him one day!"

"What do you think he meant by that?" Harry asked as Ron muttered to himself, breathing heavily and gesturing largely.

"I don't know," Hermione said, worry in her voice. "It sounded like he knows something we don't."

"Do you think he knows anything about the Death Eaters or Voldemort?" Ginny asked.

"The Death Eaters are still in Azkaban so I don't see how he could know anything about Voldemort," Hermione answered. "Calm down Ron!" He was still walking around the room, rubbing his fists and punching them into his hands. He took a breath and sat heavily on the couch.

"If he ever threatens either of you ever again, I'm going to hurt him so bad, he'll spend the rest of the year at St. Mungo's!" Hermione sat beside him.

"Hurting him won't do anything. You'll get in trouble and he'll say something again later." Ron's nose flared and he made a growling noise.

"I don't care."

"Well I do," she said. "Don't give him a reason to suspend you."

"It'd be worth it."

"Ron."

"Hermione," he mocked. She pursed her lips.

"Don't act like that. I'm just trying to help you stay out of trouble."

"I don't care if I get in trouble! I'd much rather beat the stuffing out of Malfoy than be a good little boy," he said in a baby voice. "Not all of us are goody two shoes you know."

"I'm not a goody two shoes," she said offended.

"Ha! If you aren't then I'm in league with You-Know-Who!"

"Would you just say his name!" she exclaimed standing up.

"No! I don't like it and you can't make me! Why do you have to be so bossy all the time? Just because you say it doesn't mean everyone else should!"

"I'm not bossy! Why are you being such a jerk?"

"Because you're pissing me off with your bloody perfection! You drive me insane sometimes!" Her eyes watered and she looked at him angrily.

"Fine be that way." She turned and walked up to her dormitory.

"Hermione!" he called to her but she slammed the door. He grabbed the pillow beside him and threw it across the room. He ran up to the boys' dormitory without a word to the others.

"Ron is such a prat sometimes," Ginny said. Harry nodded.

"I guess I'll see you tomorrow," he told her and pulled her into a hug. "Did Malfoy worry you?"

"No."

"I won't let anything happen to you," he assured her.

"I know. I love you Harry."

"I love you too." They had a quick snog and parted to their separate dormitories.

Author's Note: Ok, what do you guys think? It's ok if you thought it sucked but I hope I didn't disappoint anybody. I had to get the part where people find out about H & G out of the way so I could move on with the plot. I know that a DADA teacher should have been established at the beginning of the year but I didn't know I'd get to that point. I wasn't sure whom to have as the temporary teacher so I made it McGonagall. I know Gryffindor would have played Slytherin by now but I decided to have Quidditch games in this too. I'll probably have the DA start up again soon, also something that would have begun by now but oh well. I can't be perfect. Anyway, I hope you all liked it alright since a lot of you were looking forward to this. It'll get good though, don't worry. Also, some of you may be reading I Want To Hold Your Hand by Z.Riley and I wanted to let you know that I am not taking any of her ideas. I truly thought of the happenings in my story by myself. I probably will stop reading her story so I don't copy anything that I like and think of my own ideas the rest of my story. She also has Lupin as the DADA teacher and started the D.A. but I had already planned on those things when I decided to have the sequel. Just wanted to clarify because I know a few of you are also reading her story. Some of you gave me e-mail addresses for when this got put up and if you didn't get the e-mail sorry, my e-mail kept saying there was an error so I don't know if you got it or not. Thanks for reading!

Responses from chapter 26 on the last part:

'Mione Weasley: HI! I hope you liked the first chapter. I'm not sure I liked it very much. Oh well, it'll get better.

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