Note from the author: This disclaimer will cover every chapter I post on this web site but will add it in every now and then. I wish I did own Harry Potter but I do not it all belongs to the Great JK Rowling. All rights to Harry Potter belong to her and the Warner Brothers and the publishing companies. I own nothing and do this all for fun. Thank you J.K for your books and we cannot wait until you have the last two books finished and on the shelves so we can find out what really happens.

Can Love Find Me Now

Chapter 1

The start of summer

              Harry sat in his Uncles car; in the back seat, heading to number 4 Privet Dr. wondering what lay ahead of him this summer. Would his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon take to heart what the order had told them. Would they be nice to him, feed him better and not make him be their slave labor any more. Time would tell as the next few weeks went by.

              Harry knew if they did not feed him well; all he would have to do is dispatch an owl to the Weasley's and Mrs. Weasley would send him food. Molly Weasley of course has done this before in previous years. Just as Harry was thinking of Mrs. Weasley's food they pulled up at number 4 Privet Dr. Home at last he thought, but then again; no not until he was at the Weasley's again or back at Hogwarts. Now those two places truly were Harry's only home. In his mind, all he could think was let the summer begin so I can leave here very soon.

            Harry thought about every thing that had happened to him over the past year. Mr. Weasley almost dieing because of Voldemort, Umbridge and her awful detentions (the words still showed on his hand), being banned from Quidditch for the rest of his life (hopefully Dumbledore will get rid of all her decrees and the BAN), Sirius falling through the veil and dieing.

"If I had not been so stupid and opened that mirror, I would have been able to talk to Sirius and know he wasn't in danger and that Voldemort did not have him." He thought

"Why was I so stupid, I guess it is what Hermione said, "you have a saving people thing." He thought to him self.

"Get your head together Potter stop thinking about it. Neville, Luna, Ginny, Ron, and Hermione really showed me that they are my friends by going with me. I really need to set down and write them all a letter so they know how much they mean to me. I also need to let them know what their friendship means to me. First thing tomorrow, I will set down and write to them all." Harry said to him self.  

"BOY GET DOWN HERE FOR DINNER NOW!" Uncle Vernon said from down stairs. "

"Well I better get down there before he blows a gasket."

"First thing in the morning, I will write them all letters," Harry thought to himself.

 At dinner Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon, and Dudley were quiet and ignored Harry just as they always do. Aunt Petunia kept looking up at Harry; she looked like she was worried that the one person eating in front of her would bring Mad-Eye Moody to the house to get them. She probably was thinking about Mad-Eye Moody and his warning he made to them at platform 9 ¾ that morning as Harry returned from the end of his 5th year. Harry found his way back up to his room after dinner so tired he could barely keep his eyes open.

             After getting dresses for bed and giving his owl Hedwig an owl treat and some water, Harry then turned to his window and opened it so if she wanted to go flying for mice she could. As time went by Harry was lying on his bed staring up at nothing in particular while he tried to relax so he could go to sleep. Glancing over at his clock on the desk, it read12:05, Harry thoughts were still keeping him awake. "

Was he ever going to get a good night sleep again ever in his life?"

 After another hour, Harry finely fell into a restless sleep. His last thought was two more years and he would never have to come back here again. His last year would be one to remember.

            It was a very sunny day at number 4 Privet Drive. Harry Potters first day of summer holiday from school. He attended Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry. Harry had been a student there for the past five years. He had just finished his fifth year and starting his summer holiday. Harry Potter wasn't a normal boy to his family; they considered him a freak. Why you ask? Harry Potter was a wizard and the one person to defeat Voldemort. Voldemort was the darkest wizard in the wizarding world.

Harry had defeated him when he was just one year old. Harry had found out he was a wizard when he was eleven years old and Hagrid had brought him his letter inviting him to come to Hogwarts. Hagrid had also bought him his owl Hedwig. She was a beautiful white owl. She wasn't only his pet but Harry considered her his friend. Hedwig was also his way to keep in contact with his two best friends from school Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

           The Weasley's were his best mate's family. They had always welcomed Harry to their home; it was simple but to him it was home. Mrs. Weasley was like a second mother to him. Voldemort killed Harry's parents when he was just one year old.

 Hermione Granger was his other best friend. Hermione was a muggle born witch (her patents were non-magical). She was a great friend but Harry felt like she was the sister he never had. Only if he could make old Voldemort go away so he could have a normal life. Therefore, he could be a normal teenage wizard having fun during his life and fall in love. Find a girl like the one his father fell in love with. That would make his life worth being happy for and live to the fullest. Yes to be a normal teenage wizard.

           Harry awoke the next day a little later then normal and for him that was saying something because Harry had not been able to have a good-nights sleep in two years. He had another dream last night mixed with his past few years at Hogwarts. Tom Riddle (The Dark Lord, or Lord Voldemort) had changed his life; Harry's life had been changed forever weather he liked it or not. In his fifth year, he had found out why Voldemort wanted him dead. Professor Trelawney the Divination teacher had made a Prophecy about Harry and Voldemort some sixteen years ago. Professor Dumbledore is the person who heard the prophecy and showed Harry it in his office that night Sirius died in the room at the Ministry of Magic. The Prophecy kept running in his mine;

"The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches…Born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies…and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not…and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives…the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies. (From book five OOTP)

         All he could think about was why it had to be him that had to kill Voldemort and why couldn't it have been Neville. Neville Longbottom was a fellow Gryffindor who was also born at the end of July 1980. His parents had also so defied Voldemort three times. Professor Dumbledore said it could have been either Harry or Neville in the prophecy that Trelawney had spoken about. Harry had the mark, a lightning bolt scar (this was Voldemort's mark) on his forehead. Neville's parents suffered under a curse that had left them brain damaged and now they were in St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.

"Well I guess I am glad it wasn't him that had to battle Voldemort, he has suffered as I have." Harry thought.

           It was noon already so Harry decided just to grab a sandwich and a glass of water and take it back to his room. Harry took out his parchment, quill, and inkbottle and settled in to write his friends letters. First, he would write Luna, then Neville, Ginny, Hermione, and then Ron.

Luna,

 I know I have never written to you before but I just had to write you. I hope this note finds you well. I just wanted to send you a short note to make sure you were doing ok after our troubles in the Depart of Mysteries. I also want you to know I regard you as a true friend that I can count on. I hope you see me in the same light. I will guard your back in battle or even in a fight at school.

Not saying you will get into any fights, but I will be there as your friend to help in any way I can. Please if you ever feel you need someone to talk to know that I'm here for you. It would honor me to stand beside you for any reason as you did for me. I hope your summer goes well and is a safe one. Send me an owl anytime if you ever just want a friend to write or someone to talk to through mail. Thanks again for you being you and being my friend.

Harry

             "One letter written with only four more to go, then on with my summer homework" Harry thought.

Neville,

 I know that in the five years I have known you I haven't ever written you but after our little problem we had this past term I felt the need to write you. I hope this letter finds you well. I just wanted to send you a short letter to make sure you were doing ok after our troubles in the Depart of Mysteries. I am glad you are my friend Neville. Please if you ever feel you need someone to talk to; please call on me. It would honor me to be the one you call on in your time of need.

          I also just want to let you know I have known about your parent's way before we saw you in the hospital that night. I fell into Dumbledore's pensive in fourth year; saw the trial of those Deatheater's accused of hurting your parents. I also heard what they did to them. I never said anything because it wasn't my place. Dumbledore told me to let you come to me, if you wanted anyone to know you would tell him or her. I understand why you didn't say anything and I don't hold that against you and if you want to be mad at me for the way I found out I don't blame you.

               I was so proud of what you did in the Department of Mysteries; you showed your true colors. You are a brave and caring soul and I am proud to have you as a friend. I want to thank you for what you tried to help me do there. I am sorry your father's wand got broke but now you will be able to get one that chooses you. Your own wand will make your spells work so much better, I am sure of that. I know your Gram must be very proud of what you helped do that night; I know I am (I know that your parents would be very proud too). Maybe Snape will back off you a little with what you have done (maybe not but we can only hope).

             If I ever get out of here and am able to spend some time with Ron maybe your Gram will let you come for the last week before term starts and we can really get to know each other better and work on what ever comes to mind. Just have fun and be normal teenage boys (HA, HA) how we could ever be that. I hope your summer goes well and is a safe one. You can owl me anytime if you ever just want a friend to write or someone to talk to through mail. Thanks again for you being you and being my friend. Neville you are a true Gryffindor and I am sure your parents are very proud of you for all that you have become.

Harry

Ginny,

            Hello how are you doing? Hope all is well at the Burrow. I hope you are doing ok with all we went through at the Department of Mysteries. I am truly sorry you got hurt. I wish I could have been close to you to protect you, but as you can tell, I can mess up in that department. Hermione and Neville were close to me and both of them got hurt. I thought that deatheater had killed her. I was so scared that one or all of you would die; that you might die and be taken away from us forever.

          Ginny I know we have never really talked in the past, and that was part my fault too. I guess you could say I was a prat for not talking to you, but you were just so shy around me I did not know how to handle it. I hope after this past year we can really get to know each other and become the friends that I feel we are. I hope you and Ron are not too bored and that I will be able to see you all soon, and not have to spend much time here.

           I know getting this letter is shocking to you but I had to write you and say thank you for all the help and support you gave me in the Department of Mysteries. I consider you a friend and have always thought of you as a friend even though we did not talk.

            I hope we can set down and talk so I can get to know the real you. I won't keep you any longer; I still have to write Ron and Hermione. I have already written Luna and Neville. I hope that you will keep writing me until I am able to see you all again. I hope it is at the Burrow or even at Number 12. I hope I won't have to wait until the 1stof September to be able to see you all.

Harry

Hermione,

            Just wanted to drop you a line or two to let you know things are normal around here. I also want to say thank you for being my friend. I know I don't have to but I feel the need to say it. With everything we have been through, you and Ron being by my side through it all has been wonderful. With growing up with out friends, the past five years have been beyond great with you two in my life.

         I want you to know that under the present time I am doing as well as I can be. I can't wait until we are able to go to the Burrow for the rest of the summer. I know Dumbledore said I have to come back here for a while before I can. That has to do with the protection spells that are on the Dursley's house. That way I stay safe from Voldemort where he can't find me.

            I still have to write Ron a letter so I will close for now. I have also written to Luna, Neville, and Ginny. As the sorting hat said, we friends have to stick together.

Harry

         Ok, last letter for the day. I will rest a while before I start on my summer homework. By that time, it may be close to dinner time. I know I won't get much at dinner. I am  hungry and would love one of Mrs. Weasley's meat pies.

Ron,

 Hey, mate just wanted to drop you a line and say get me out of here. I know Dumbledore won't let me leave yet. I have to stay here for a bite because of the protection spells he has on the Dursley's house to keep me safe so Voldemort can't find me.

             I can't wait until he say's I can come to the Burrow for the rest of the summer. I hope you and your family don't mind me thinking the Burrow as my second home. Hogwarts is my first home since my parents have passed away. I consider your family my second family for all it is worth.

             You and Hermione are my best friends and I could not ask for any better. Having you, two as my best friends is the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life besides going to Hogwarts. I also want to say thank you for being my friend. I know I don't have to but I feel the need to say it. With everything we have been through, you and Hermione being by my side through it all has been wonderful. With growing up and not having friends, the past five years have been beyond great. Well I have spent my day writing these letters to Luna, Neville, Ginny, Hermione, and you. I will close for now and send them off with Hedwig as soon as she comes back from hunting. I am going down to eat dinner, she might be back when I came back up from dinner and if she is, I will send these off. Take care and hope to see you soon.

Harry

 "I never would have thought that it would take all that brain work to write five letters to my friends." Harry thought to him self.

"BOY IF YOU WANT TO EAT YOU BETTER GET DOWN HERE NOW!" said Aunt Petunia from down in the kitchen.

It is going to be a long summer.


This is the first chapter of my first fan fic. I hope that all who read my story will enjoy it.

Nesserz: Thanks for your review. I have enjoyed your stories. I am doing changes on my story now to start again. I should have that up in a day or too. YOU WERE MY FIRST REVIEW THANKS AND THE MANY WONDERFUL REVIEWS.

Oops: I do not know why it came up under a Harry and Hermione filter but I went back and checked it is under a Harry and Ginny romance story. It could be that their filters brought it up because I have both H/G and R/Hr.

EnchantedSpirit: with two reviews: I hope that when I have redone what I have so far and add the other eight chapters together that I will have at least six long chapters. I am glad you liked the start.

Mione Lynn Potter: I am not sure why it came up as a Harry and Hermione story. I am keeping Ron and Hermione together because JK Rowling her self said that it will be them together. She says she gives hints in each book and I think if Harry has a girl for love in the end, it will be Ginny.

Lord Sauron: Thanks for your review and I will check out your story. I love to read any fics as long as they are good. I am a big HP/GW and RW/HG shipper. However, I have read some others. I will review. I review all the ones I read.

Ahbahh: Thanks for your input on my story. I am redoing it some and will have new parts post very soon. I hope to have at least five more chapters will go up then.

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Willow Wand: A thanks for thinking it is cute. It is my first fic so I hope that every one will like it enough. I hope I do not get to many flames.

The counter: I am not sure of what you are saying. Did you think it was bad or good? To answer your question yes my fic is one in many. But then again, there are more then 25 romances out there. I just hope mine it ok with every one.

XxGinnyxx: with two reviews: Thanks for the two reviews. I agree with you Harry and Ginny belong together and when JK Rowling writes it into a book, they will start slow. It will be a good thing when it happens.

A True Harry and Ginny Lover: Thank you for your review. I agree too. I think JK will make it a Harry and Ginny love but not till book seven. Send me an e-mail when you get your story up and I will read it. I always post reviews on the stories I read. Thanks for the good words about Harry and Ginny. I am glad you liked my story Ashley T

Cintishortstop: I hope you will check back because I have changed every thing, taken out all the POV's and I have made breaks between author's notes and my comments to my reviewers. Thanks for liking my fan fic. It is my first one.

Rekia: I am not sure what you mean about using friends a lot but that is how I signed the letters. Old habit hard to brake and if you look in my profile for I state in there that I am 45.

sillypaulie: Thank you very much for reading and liking my story.

VBspikergirl9: Well I will say that you jumped the gun on me. I have it where Luna and Neville start liking each other. Thanks for reading and reviewing.

Ranko-kun: I agree with you and that is why I have already got them paired up.

bjc: Thanks for thinking my story is great. Here is chapter 5 and 6 will be up in the next 24 hours. I have all my ideas written down but the biggest part of the story is coming off the top of my head. Lets just hope that I can keep doing that and not get writers block. I hate when that happens when I read a story. Thanks again.

viva-las-vegas I am glad you like it so far and as long as I have thoughts to write I will keep the story going.

ninkenate: here are more letters and the next chapter will have a dream and then Grimmauld place. Thanks for reading.

A True Harry and Ginny Fan: Thank you for another review on my story. I am glad you still think it is going good. I felt that Harry needed a sister figure and since JK her self says it will be Ron and Hermione I decided to make her his sis. I am glad you like that. Thanks again Ashley T. 1/8/04
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Rekia: Thanks for thinking I am cool for being into fan fics at my age. I Live in the USA in Florida. Thanks again for many your review.

Ninkenate: They both realize that each other are signing them with love but are not sure in what way they each mean. I am trying to take that part of it slow. Many fan fics take it just to fast. They will take a bit before they admit to each other how they feel and then they will like each other for a while be for they say they love each other. I am not sure how long I am going to make this fic so we will see when and where they say it. No Ron has no Idea yet what is going on and you will see soon how he reacts to it all. Thanks again for your review.

Nymphadora003: Thank you for loving my story and I am hoping you like what is in this chapter and others coming. Thanks again for your many wonderful review.

crity2re: Thanks for the many reviews. Also thanks for the helpful e-mail. Yes, I have been changing things to make people happy. I also put this story on Sink in to your eyes web site. I had one review say that I made Harry to mature. I hope people are enjoying me making him not so much of a pissed off teen. I know JK may keep that up in book six but I wanted him to start seeing that people love him and that he can not only receive it but give it to his friends too. Thanks again for your many reviews.

Nymphadora003: Thanks again for your many wonderful review. I will go back and put in the quotation marks. I have gotten reviews that I was using them to much and then not enough. Thanks again for your kind words. Chapter 8 will be up some time in the next twenty-four hours. Happy Reading

Marauder Angel: Thanks for looking at my story. I hope that once you finish reading it you will review again. That way I know if you think it could be better or not. Thanks again for reviewing.