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Chapter 18: Only If You Promise Me

"Ginny, that's not fair. I told you!" Harry whined, sticking out his bottom lip.

"How old are you again?" I asked him laughing.

"Shut up. Now tell me." he said, trying to sound annoyed but I could tell that he wasn't in the slightest.

 "Fine if you must know." I said sighing and rolling my eyes. "I haven't." I said feeling like an idiot.

"What? But you said…" Harry trailed off.

"I know what I said but it was funny having you believe that I had kissed someone that I wasn't going to share with you. 'Trust me' was only because I know that a kiss is never just a kiss. I know this because I'm a girl. It comes with the territory." I said laughing at the crestfallen look on his face.

"So I told you and I've got nothing to blackmail you with?" he said looking at me. "That's not right." He said frowning.

"Ok then…let's see. I used to suck my thumb when I was little." I said laughing.

"Oh Yay. Hey everyone, Ginny used to suck her thumb! No one's going to care abut that!" Harry whined again.

"I know." I said laughing at him.

"What's your most deepest darkest secret?" Harry asked me frowning.

"That…that…I Virginia Weasley, love Severus Snape!" I said lapsing into a fit of giggles. Harry threw himself backward onto Maria's empty bed.

"Ginny come on. Just one thing that I don't know about you." He said seriously.

"Al right. Something you don't know about me…I…hmm…I don't know!" I said helplessly.

"What's a habit you had when you were younger?"

"Were you not listening? Thumb in mouth!" I said putting my thumb in my mouth and making my eyes bug out at Harry.

"Oh real attractive." Harry said rolling his eyes and for a second I forgot myself and lunged at him, supposedly knocking the wind out of him.

"Oww…geez Gin, give a guy some warning." He said propping himself up on his arms and looking at me, sprawled across his stomach. I grinned at him stupidly and sat up on his stomach.

Harry grinned back but I saw his eyes flick up to above his head then back to me and for a split second to my mouth. My head was telling me to get off of him but I shut out the annoying little voice and sat looking at Harry whilst he looked at me.

He smiled lopsidedly and reached out and grabbed a handful of the shirt that I was wearing and pulled me a few inches closer to him. I was shocked at first then I smiled again and rolled my eyes.

"Well if we have to do this." I said grinning. Harry grinned back and nodded.

"Yeah, looks like we have too. It isn't going to go away otherwise." He said shaking his head.

"What and you don't want a piece of tree hanging around your head for a few weeks?" I said, in mock surprise.

"No not really." He said looking at me, his eyes sparkling.

"Harry…you don't like me or anything do you? This is just going to be a friendly kiss right?"

"Of course, I would never dream of making it any more than that." Harry said, looking a little impatient.

"All…all right then." I said as I closed the distance between us.

What am I doing? I'm about to kiss Harry! Harry my friend, my brother my…well this really isn't that bad. Considering he's only done this once he's pretty good. Oh Merlin, I can feel the blush rising up on my face already. Must not think about Harry in inappropriate ways…must not…this is actually really easy to get used too. Can't say that I want it to cease happening. I should probably kiss him back. Woah…was that me that just moaned how embarrassing. I think that it's safe to say that this has just gone way way past a friendly kiss. Harry lied to me! He said he wouldn't dream of it…I wouldn't mind if I did though, then I don't really have to dream do I? It's actually happening. Ha wouldn't you know it. I need air now…

Harry's P.O.V.

If she makes me wait any longer to kiss her I swear to Merlin I will do something rash. Oh, looks like I won't have too, she's kissing me now. Wait? She actually did it? Woah…wasn't expecting that. Hoped for it but didn't think that it would actually happen. By Merlin are things going to be awkward after I leave the room…I could certainly get used to this. Only if Ginny wants too of course. I wouldn't force her. Well not when I'm in my right mind anyway. I am a guy you know, I have needs. Oh gods, where did that come from? Sounds like something Ron would say. O.k.… Shouldn't be thinking about Ginny's brother when I am kissing her. Uh, she just moaned now her face is heating up, I'll bet she's embarrassed.

"Hi." I said to Harry as we broke away from the kiss. The friendly kiss I reminded myself. Wait; did I just say 'Hi' to the person that I just kissed? Oh Merlin!

"Hey." Harry said laughing slightly.

"Idiot." I muttered to myself and I climbed off Harry and lay next to him, staring up at the canopy as he was.

"Well…" he said and paused. "That wasn't hard was it?" he said turning to look at me. I blushed.

"No…" I said biting my lip. "But I do think that it went a little beyond friendly, don't you?" I asked him propping myself up to look at him. It was his turn to blush this time.

"Yeah, sorry about that. Got a little carried away." He said smiling sheepishly.

"Just one question…what now?" I said feeling really stupid that I had to ask.

"What now? Nothing, it was just friendly." Harry said shrugging. I sat looking at him with my mouth hanging open.

I thought he liked me!?

"Right…of course."

"Ginny! I'm joking. That was not friendly. It was…a little more than that. But do…do you regret it?" he asked looking at me.

"What? No of course not!" I said a little too enthusiastically. "Do…do you?" I said biting my lip.

"No, but there is one thing I would have changed." He said looking at me.

"W-what?" I said shakily.

"This." He said reaching behind me and pulling out my hair tie and letting my hair fall around my shoulders. I laughed when I realised what he meant and fell back onto the pillows behind me. Harry lay next to me and wrapped his arm around my waist. I buried my face into his shoulder and made a noise in the back of my throat.

"What's the matter?" he said laughing.

"I'm such an idiot. So many people have told me that you liked me and I said that you didn't. I tried to ignore it for so long. I tried to tell myself that I didn't like you either and that kind of failed." I said, wondering where I was actually trying to go with this conversation.

"Well I'm glad you did." Harry said finding my hand and lacing his fingers through mine. I smiled and looked at our joined hands.

"Why didn't you ever tell me?" I asked him, still looking at our hands. To my surprise he laughed.

"I did! Well I tried. When I tried to tell you what Hermione and I were exchanging looks about, I was trying to tell you that I fancied you. That's what we have been sharing looks about. See Hermione and Ron knew that I liked you first and I hear that they told you but you didn't believe them…anyway", Harry continued when I didn't reply. "Hermione's been trying to get me to tell you for ages. Being Christmas and all she thought I would have told you when I gave you your present. But I kind of chickened out and didn't give you your real present…" he trailed off and put his hand in his pocket.

He pulled his hand out a second later and gave me my present. I took off the wrapping and in my hand was a little box. I opened it and gasped.

"Harry…it's…who helped you with something like this? Surely not Ron?" I said dubiously.

"No, it wasn't Ron, don't worry." Harry said laughing. "It was…Sirius…he…uh…It was the promise ring that my dad gave my Mum when they were in their seventh year. I just thought you might like it." He said looking away from me.

"It's wonderful and I love it. It makes me feel really special that you would make the decision to give it to me… of all people." I added quietly.

"Of all people? Gin you know I couldn't give it to anyone else. It wouldn't feel right. With you, it feels right." He said, twisting something around his finger on his right hand. I took it in my own and saw that it was the same as my ring but thicker as men's rings are.

I took a moment to look at the rings. They were silver with three emerald stones set around them periodically. Simple but beautiful.

"Your dad had good taste." I said turning my ring around in its box. Harry smiled slightly and took the box from me and took the ring out. He held it between his fingers and took my hand in his free hand and slipped the ring on slowly and looked me in the eyes. Suddenly I felt the urge to cry though I knew I couldn't do that. I sat there as Harry looked at me.

"Ginny, promise me that you will always, at least, be my friend. No matter what." He said slipping it all the way down my finger.

"'At least'?" I asked, looking at him quizzically.

"Well…I want us to always be friends, no matter what, even if we get married or something crazy like that. I want us to be friends first. Always." He said blushing.

"You look so cute when you do that." I said laughing as he wrinkled his nose at me and I bit my lip.

"Promise me Gin." He said, his eyes sparkling innocently.

"Only if you promise me." I said looking at him seriously.

"Of course."

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A/N: Wheeeeeee! All done. It was actually 'all done' like five weeks ago lol.

That was a lovely lot of fluffiness wasn't it everyone! Mwhaha. It's good to write nonsense stories. I don't think I could handle serious. =S.

Looking at this now is making me feel nostalgic.  I wish I were working on a story at the moment. I was thinking of writing a heap of song fics in my study lesson but that isn't exactly happening either so…I dunno. Maybe I will start a new story. I just need inspiration, as usual. * rolls eyes *

Well it has come to an end and I'm thinking that judging from the reviews that people liked it and I'm glad for that.

So if I haven't done it enough, thank you all for reading my story. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to think that people like my writing style! Even if the characters are wayyy out of character =D.

Love you all lots and lots!

Nesserz.

P.S. Don't forget! Email me at: Nesserz_02@hotmail.com if you have any questions. I'll be happy to answer them; it's just that I won't be able to answer them on an author's note. Cos that just isn't allowed now is it?

P.P.S. Ohh. I've just thought of something. Someone (JamieBell I think…) asked me how to make things appear in bold and italic. You just set out your story how you want on Microsoft Word, and save the chapter as an html document. Hope that helps!