Ch 1 - Getting Started

"Downstairs everyone!" yelled Mrs Weasley from the kitchen.

No answer.

"All of you come down here right now!" she tried again.

No answer.

Rolling her eyes she called again, "Breakfast!"

Instantly people were heard thundering down the stairs, pushing and shoving each other out of the way.

"Ouch Fred!" yelled Ron indignantly.

"Sorry mate, you were too slow," Fred said mockingly.

"Yeah and by the way, I'M Fred, that was George who shoved you," said the real Fred.

"No you're not," protested the other Fred.

"True," said the thought to be real Fred but was actually George.

"Argh!" shouted Ron, at both of them.

Breakfast was waiting for them on the table and they all dug in and for a while there was silence save their impossibly loud chewing. Mrs Weasley looked on in approval at the quickly disappearing food.

"What about me?" asked a small voice from the doorway. Everyone looked up to see Ginny Weasley looking at them questioningly.

"Er, uh, we kinda forgot about you Gin-gin." Ron said sheepishly, looking around at all the empty plates.

"Ereginwfntsumovmine?" Fred asked.

"Sorry?" Ginny said coolly.

"Here Gin, do you want some of mine," Fred asked again, after finishing what was in his mouth. Ginny just glared at him and stomped back up the stairs.

"What was her problem?" asked George asked, confused.


"George! Fred! Get down here now! You're going to be late in opening your shop!" shouted Mrs Weasley. Even if they're job was not something she really approve of, she was still proud of them for owning a prosperous shop in Diagon Alley.

"Coming Mum!" was the answering reply.

Seconds later all the boys came stomping down the stairs and stood in front of the fireplace.

"Okay, we're going by Floo Powder so Fred honey, you go first." Mrs Weasley said. Fred saluted mockingly as he threw the powder over the fireplace and shouted "Diagon Alley" and disappeared.

Then George went, then Ron and finally Mrs Weasley with a feeling she was forgetting something.

As she stepped out of the fireplace of the Leaky Cauldron, it hit her with a shock,



Ginny came running down the stairs chasing after her trunk she had pushed down the stairs because she couldn't carry it. Of course it had gotten out of control and she had ended up having to chase it rather than push it down the stairs.

Her mother had made all of the take their trunks today so they could store them at the station so they wouldn't need to bother tomorrow morning.

"Wait up! I'm coming!" she yelled in the direction of the kitchen. She caught up to her trunk and grabbed hold of it, unfortunately because it was so heavy, it managed to pull her along with it and she landed as a heap at the bottom of the stairs.

She pulled it into the kitchen and looked around expectantly.

No one was there.

She slumped down on the floor in defeat. They always forget about me she thought sadly. It should be the opposite seeing as I'm the only girl in the family apart from Mum, but even she forgets me most of the time.

All of a sudden the fireplace glowed green and her mum appeared, looking worried.

"Ginny! Thank heavens, I forgot all about you," she said, taking Ginny's trunk and pushing her towards the fireplace.

"Diagon Alley!" she shouted into the fire.

She stumbled onto the floor of the Leaky Cauldron and landed on her stomach. There were to unfamiliar shoes in front of her nose. She looked up to see her crush of five years staring back down at her, grinning.

Shit, Ginny though, he must think I'm a total idiot. She blushed and stammered an apology.

Harry Potter just laughed and helped her up, with Ginny blushing even more at their close contact. Why do I always act like such a mute loser in front of this guy? Its not like he does anything for me to feel this way, he treats me like a little sister she thought angrily, wishing Harry could see her as herself, not just another Weasley child.

He had really grown up over the summer, a lot taller and more muscular. All that Quidditch training must have payed of she thought. His hair was not totally tame but better than usual, and quite a few girls were giving him suggestive looks.

"Gee, walk much Ginny?" George asked sarcastically, smirking. Ginny glared at him and stumbled again, much to her embarrassment. This only caused more laughter form the boys.

"Ron! Harry!" a voice called as they stepped into Diagon Alley. They all turned to see Hermione running towards them excitedly.

"Hey Mione! How are you?" asked Ron, looking at her in delight. She had grown a lot over the summer, and filled out in all the right places. Why you could almost say she was, beautiful Ron thought in shock, giving her a more than friendly hug. There had never been anything between them except friendship but looking at her now he wished there was.

Harry grinned at her and hugged her, winking at Ginny about Ron's eyes following Hermione's every move.

"Ginny! How are you? You look great," Hermione turned on Ginny. Ginny smiled shyly, Hermione was one of the only people who REALLY noticed her and Ginny thought very highly of her for that.

Ginny trailed behind as the Trio walked around greeting people, looking around miserably for anyone she knew. No luck, she didn't really have any close friends.

~*~*~*~*~* The next morning: Platform 9 ¾

"Come one Ginny, I have to meet Harry and Hermione at the platform and mum says you have to come with me. At this rate we're not going to even make the train!" Ron yelled at his sister who was lagging behind him, staring in shop windows.

"I'm sorry," Ginny said meekly, getting up and following him towards the station. Their mum was running errands for Arthur Weasley because he could not get out of the office.

Suddenly something crashed into her, knocking her onto the floor.

"Watch it!" a haughty voice said.

Ginny looked up and thought she seemed to be looking up at people from the ground a lot lately. The person who she had supposedly ran into (although the person was the one who had caused it) was none other than Draco Malfoy.

"Ah," he said, "Of course it would be a Weasel who would be so clumsy. Ron went bright red and was about to do something he would regret when Harry and Hermione, who had seen what had happened, went and stood beside Ron.

"I'm the one on the ground but of course they would go stand near Ron." Ginny muttered to herself, picking up her bag.

"What was that Weasley?" Malfoy snapped, looking down at her as if she was a bug in his way.

"N-n-nothing," Ginny stammered, getting up and walking towards the station. She noted with sorrow that none of the trio came over to ask if she was alright, not even Hermione.

What about me, she thought to herself, what about me?

~~Ok first chapter over and done with, I probably wont update this story for a while because I'm currently working on another one (When We Were Young). But that won't take to long so keep checking. Hope you liked the first chapter, but it'll get MUCH better to anyone who didn't enjoy it a lot.~~

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