Disclaimer: Hey, I still don't have any internet so I won't be updating regularly yet. Though, every day after school I spend an hour to type and this chapter is my first result. I hope that you will enjoy it. It isn't edited since I didn't have the type to send it to Brittany and have it edited. The grammar might be a little off.


The Perfect Family

Chapter Sixteen

Happy Ever After


"Come on Harry, you can do it!" said Cherry Mondoux as she stood five meters away from Harry in the exercising room.

Harry was having another one of his physical therapy sessions. It was his last session, though Harry didn't know whether to feel happy or sad. Therapy was hard and painful, which was something that Harry wanted to end, yet he really liked Cherry and didn't want to stop seeing her. She was always able to lift his spirits when he was feeling down and depressed.

At that moment, Harry was learning to walk without his crutches. He was able to hold himself up now and move his legs, yet he was nowhere near as fast as he used to be before the summer. It took him almost a minute to take five simple steps. Cherry would always tell him that he was doing awfully well, but Harry knew that he could do better.

"Just a few more steps," Cherry said again as Harry slowly approached her.

Sirius and Remus were sitting in chairs across the room, anxiously watching as Harry struggled to walk. Sirius was only half seated, for he was ready to run if Harry stumbled or fell.

"I'm trying!" Harry groaned as he mentally begged himself to move faster.

Harry took three more steps and was a few inches away from Cherry when he fell. Sirius jumped out of his seat and Cherry caught Harry immediately. Harry blushed furiously as Cherry lifted him up.

"I'm sorry," he mumbled under his breath.

"It's okay Harry. It's perfectly normal for that to happen. We'll just practice a few more times and then we'll do some exercises. By tomorrow you'll be back on your feet again."

"Will I be able to walk like I used to?"

"Not yet. You'll still be a little weak on your feet and you'll need to use a cane, but in a few days, maybe four or five, you'll be as good as new."

Harry looked over to his godfather, whom was once again sitting down. Sirius winked as he noticed his godson watching him. This helped ease Harry a bit.

"Let's try it again Harry.'

Cherry let go of Harry and moved about five meters away from him. Sirius and Remus gave him thumbs up signs from their seats.

"Come on now,' Cherry ushered.

Harry began taking small steps, slowly approaching Cherry.

By the end of the day, Harry was able to walk almost twenty meters without falling. He was given a cane to use for support, which helped him walk over twenty meters, though he would tire easily.

"I'll be going now," Cherry said later that night, as she was packing her supplies.

"Will you ever come to visit?" Harry asked, as he limped over to her with his cane.

"Of course I will; you're my favourite patient. I promise that I'll visit you as much as possible."

Harry smiled.

"Well, bye then."

Cherry grinned an ruffled Harry's hair. (A/N: Who thinks that Cherry and Sirius should have a relationship in the sequel???)

"I'll see you soon Harry. Take care of yourself."

"I will."

Cherry threw her bag over her shoulder and began to walk over to the door. Once the door was open, she waved goodbye to Harry.

"Goodbye."

Cherry shut the door behind her.


"Hey kid," Sirius said as he entered Harry's room at around ten o'clock that night.

"Hi Sirius."

"What are you doing up this late at night?"

"Just thinking."

Sirius walked over to Harry's bed and took a seat on the edge. He began to play with his godsons hair.

"About what?"

Harry blushed furiously. Sirius smiled widely, knowing the exact answer.

"Ginny, eh?"

Harry blushed darker.

"You really like her don't you?"

Harry nodded and turned his head away in embarrassment. Sirius chuckled and placed him thumb and forefinger under Harry's chin, turning his head toward him.

"Harry, it's nothing to be embarrassed about. Everyone has crushes; I know exactly how you're feeling."

Some of the redness of Harry's cheeks faded.

"Do you thin she likes me back?"

"Well, I don't know. Does she ever show any signs that she likes you?"

Once again, the redness returned to Harry's cheeks.

"Um…when I was in the hospital she…"

Harry's words trailed off as he blushed again in embarrassment and began to mumble. Sirius smiled greatly for he was happy for his godson.

"You can tell me Harry."

Harry got himself together and began to tell Sirius the story of Ginny's confession, Sirius grinning the whole while. He squeaked slightly when Harry told him of her almost kissing him, which made Harry question his sanity.

"So, she definitely likes you.'

"I guess."

The next few moments were silent.

"Should I ask her for a date?"

"Of course!"

"Um…actually, I'll wait a little, I'm not ready yet."

"Until you're ready Harry."

"Will you help me a little?"

Sirius clapped his hands together.

"Well, let's get started!"


THE END! SEQUEL TO "LOSING MYSELF" COMING SOON!

Disclaimer: The next story will take place the summer after that of this story and "Losing Myself". "Losing Myself" and "The Perfect Family" both took place during the same summer. If you are wondering how this is possible, you must remember that "Losing Myself" went on during the school year as well. He missed school while he was missing and having problems with Sirius. The sequel will have more drama and the results of Harry and Ginny's crush. After the sequel, which will be called, "A Simple Smile, A Scream Inside", there will be three more stories to go with the series. What to expect in the sequel; Pain, blood, tears, heroes, romance, fear, fights, disguises, and plans. There should be about twelve chapters.

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