Chp. 1- Well
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Title: "X's" and "O's" Are the Factors
Summary: Ginny got pregnant at the end of her 6th year. Her daughter is now 11 and about to go to Hogwarts. Ginny hasn't told her daughter's dad that he's a father. Maybe it's time!
Genre: Romance and Drama
This story is told in Ginny's p.o.v.
Now let's begin!
Ginny Weasley woke up to another normal, boring day or so she thought.
Ginny groaned at the sound of the voice. She hadn't gotten much sleep in a long time. She placed the pillow over her head.
"Bloody hell Renee!"
"Mum come on, you promised to go school shopping with me."
"Yes Renee, but I didn't say wake me up at the crack of dawn!"
"I'm sorry, but I'm too excited to wait any longer."
"Alright eat your breakfast and I'll be out soon."
Ginny slumped out of her bed, wishing she could stay in it forever. She grabbed some clothes and jumped into the shower. After she took a shower, she put on some make-up.
"Mum I'm done! Come on you're taking all day."
Ginny sighed and flicked her wand, causing her hair to go into a ponytail. She took one look in the mirror, and went into the kitchen. Her daughter Renee was waiting anxiously for her by the door. She grabbed an apple and bit into it.
"Alright Renee. Grab some Floo Powder."
"Ok Mum. Where do you want to met?"
"I suppose Gringotts."
"See you there. DIAGON ALLEY," Renee yelled and was whooshed away.
Ginny grabbed a pinch for herself.
"DIAGON ALLEY," Ginny yelled and she was also whooshed away.
She landed on her feet in a fireplace. She looked around and realized she had come out in the bookstore. She walked out of the door and walked to Gringotts. Renee was waiting outside of the bank already.
"So what fireplace did you come out this time sweetie?"
"Me too. Well let's get moving. We have tons to do today."
The two walked together into the bank. Ginny went up to one of the goblins.
"Ginerva Weasley's vault please."
"Do you have the key?"
"Yes, here it is," Ginny replied and pulled a key out of her pocket.
The goblin examined it, and nodded his head. He handed her the key again.
"Kiplynk, take Ms. Weasley to her vault."
"Yes, sir. Right this way Ms. Weasley."
Ginny and Renee followed Kiplynk. The cart raced away right after the stepped into it. Renee squealed with delight.
"This tickled my tummy mum."
"It tickles mine too!"
"Here you are Ms. Weasley. Vault 176."
Ginny got out of the cart and opened the vault. The door swung open revealing a small fortune. She grabbed as many coins as her purse would hold. She got into the cart, and the cart raced back to the starting point.
Once they were out of Gringotts, they went to the bookstore to get all Renee's books that she needed. Then they went and got a cauldron, a telescope, a set of crystal phials, a set of brass scales, a wand, a hat, a winter cloak, standard potion ingredients, and protective gloves in dragon hide.
Renee got fitted for her robes and then they had the best for last. Renee raced into the pet shop and started looking at all the animals. She knew she didn't want a cat or rat. She wanted an owl, so she could get mail as well. She looked at them all and decided on a eagle owl. Ginny looked at the owl and sighed.
"What mum? Don't you like it?"
"No she's beautiful. Let's buy her then."
"Thanks so much mum."
"Your welcome sweetie."
Ginny paid for the owl. She gave some money to Renee to buy ice cream for both of them. She walked over to the Quidditch shop and looked at the brooms. She was going to surprise Renee with a little present.
Ginny looked around and spotted a man. He had a huge smile, unruly hair, and brilliant green eyes. Her eyes wandered to his forehead, where she spotted a lightning shaped scar.
"Oh Harry. It's so nice to see you. It's been ages."
"Yes, it's been too long," Harry replied and gave her a hug.
"So what's new with you?"
"Well I'm playing Quidditch professionally on the Chudley Cannons team with your brother. I'm married to Hermione, and that's about it."
"It must be hard for you. Being mobbed by tons of people for being a hero and a star. Then you have stalkers probably. I couldn't stand it."
"Well it does get hard, but you get use to it. So what's new with you."
"Well nothing lately. Did Ron ever tell you I have a daughter? I'm looking for a broom for her, she's starting Hogwarts this year, and it's a present. What do you suggest?"
"Yes he told me. I was so shocked. Well I would suggest the SpeedDemon. It's fast, new, and easy to maneuver."
"Thanks so much Harry. Hey, do you want to met Renee? I can buy the broom and we can go get her."
"Ok, I'll be waiting at the door."
"Alright. See you in a few minutes."
Ginny looked around and found the SpeedDemon. It cost 3,000 galleons. She grabbed it and paid for it. She walked over to the door and Harry held it open for her. She walked through with the wrapped broom in her right hand, and her left arm linked with Harry's. She looked around the ice cream shop and finally found Renee with 2 ice cream sundaes.
"Harry, I'd like you to met my daughter Renee. Renee this is my good friend from school, Harry."
"Oh my god! You know Harry Potter mum? It's so nice to met you Mr. Potter. I'm a huge fan of yours."
"Nice to met you too Renee," Harry replied and shook Renee's hand.
"Renee why don't you go buy Harry a sundae and we can all sit down and have a chat alright?"
"Sure mum. Whatever you say."
Renee walked up to the counter in a daze and ordered another sundae.
Ginny sat down and gestured for Harry to take a seat next to her.
"So what do you think Harry?"
"Well she's a great kid."
"I'm glad you think so."
"But Ginny, I know I may seem rude saying this, but don't you think she looks like someone we use to know?"
"Like who Harry?"
Ginny opened her mouth to say something, but Renee walked back to the table and sat down.
"Here's your sundae Mr. Potter."
"You can call me Uncle Harry."
"Ok Uncle Harry."
Ginny sat there thinking over what Harry had said. How could he say something like that? How did he know? How come no one else had ever asked her that question? Some many questions ran though her head.
"Mum, mum, MUM!"
"I asked you what was in the package!"
"Oh I'm sorry sweetie. It's a present for you."
Ginny handed Renee the package and she ripped it open.
"Oh thanks mom. This broom is the best. This is great. Thank you so much. I love it."
"No problem Renee," Ginny replied and gave her daughter a hug.
"Well I better be going Ginny. I'm meeting Ron in 30 minutes for a autograph signing. It was nice meeting you Renee. Have fun at Hogwarts."
"Bye Uncle Harry. I was wondering, if maybe I could have your autograph?"
"Thanks so much!"
Harry signed a napkin, and handed it to her. He hugged Renee and kissed Ginny on the cheek.
"I never should have brought that up," Harry whispered into Ginny's ear, and walked off.
Ginny watched him walk out the door.
"Come on Renee, let's go home."
"Oh come on mum. I want to see Uncle Harry again. Then I can see Uncle Ron too! I haven't seen him in forever!"
"Renee, I really don't feel like it."
"Please mum," Renee asked with a pouty lip.
"Alright. Let's go. The sooner we get there, the sooner we get home."
Renee grabbed her mother's hand, and they walked to the Quidditch shop. Ginny held the door open, and they walked through. There was already a long line. The boys were in the back room with a bodyguard blocking the doorway. Ginny walked up to the guard.
"I'm here to see Harry Potter and Ronald Weasley."
"I'm sorry miss, but they aren't expecting anyone. I can't let you in."
"I'm Ronald Weasley's sister, and Harry Potter's friend. I demand to see them."
"Hold on miss. Give me a second to talk to them. See if they know you."
The guard went in the room and closed the door. There was some talking and the guard came out again.
"They said you can go in miss."
"Thank you very much. Come on Renee, let's go see Uncle Ron and Harry."
Ginny walked through the door and was suddenly in someone's arms. She saw it was Ron. She hugged him back.
"Oh Ron, it's so good to see you. It's been too long!"
"Hey little sister, it's so good to see you too. You should go see mum, she's been dying to see you and Renee!"
"Ron can you put me down? I can't breathe."
"Oh sure," Ron replied and put her down.
"Hey Uncle Ron!"
"Get over her Renee and give your uncle a big hug!"
Renee ran to her uncle and jumped into his arms. She had always liked Uncle Ron the best out of all her uncles, even though Bill, Charlie, Fred, and George were right behind. She didn't really like Uncle Percy. He was too uptight for her likings. She still loved him though, he was her uncle after all.
Ron hugged Renee so tight she couldn't breath either.
"Geez, Uncle Ron your hugging me really tight too! You're really strong!"
Ron put Renee down and he started talking to her. Asking her if she was excited about school, and other things.
This gave Harry a chance to talk to Ginny.
"Ginny, I never should have brought it up. I'm sorry. Will you forgive me?"
"Yes of course Harry. You don't have to apologize though. You said what you thought. I respect that. No one else has ever said anything about how Renee looks. I saw it right away too. I think everyone else did, but they didn't want to say anything, afraid I would get mad at them."
"Ginny, you're the greatest. Thanks for being a good friend. So, who is the dad anyway?"
"Harry, I can't tell anyone yet, I haven't even told him. Once I tell him, and the timing is right, I'll let everyone know."
"Ok sounds good to me," Harry said and gave her a hug.
"It's so good to be with you and Ron again. It feels like old times. I just wish Hermione was here too. I miss her so much."
"I know, she's doing wonderful. An auror is a huge job. She's barely around anymore."
"Well Renee and I better get going. We'll go see mum. How would you like to go see Grandma Renee?"
"Ok sure mum, but can't we stay here longer?"
"No, I want to get going, then we can go home afterwards."
"Alright. Oh, Uncle Ron, can I have your autograph? So all my friends will be jealous?"
Ron signed her napkin on the opposite side of Harry's signature.
"There you go Renee. Well, why don't you stay at mum's for a bit, and we'll come back there? How about it?"
"Sounds great Ron, if Harry says it is."
"Sure, I can't wait to see your mum."
"Ok, well we'll see you there. Bye Harry, bye Ron," Ginny said and kissed each on thecheek.
"Come Renee, let's go to the bookstore to Floo to the Burrow."
"Alright mum. Bye Uncle Ron and Harry."
"Bye Renee, bye Ginny."
Ginny and Renee walked to the bookstore. Ginny looked through her purse and found her bag of Floo powder. She gave Renee and herself a pinch. She stuck the bag back into her purse.
"Ok go ahead Renee."
Ginny watched her daughter whoosh out of sight. She was about to throw her Floo powder in when she heard a voice.
She stop cold in her tracks. Why did that voice send chills down her spin? She turned around slowly and she stopped breathing.
"Malfoy," Ginny replied sourly.
"Man it's been a long time little Weasley."
"11 years Malfoy."
"Wow. Time flies when I'm having fun. So what's new with you?"
"Oh nothing much, just went and saw Harry and my brother."
"Ah, yes Potty and Weasel. Well let's see, I'm still single. Can't seem to make a commitment. I own Malfoy Manor, and I play Quidditch professionally."
"Well that's wonderful hearing you telling your life story, but I must get going, after all, I do have a life."
Ginny threw her Floo powder into the fire, and walked into it, when she was grabbed out by Malfoy.
"Bloody hell Malfoy, can't you leave me alone?"
"Nope. Why don't you come with me for tea? We could catch up Weasley."
"As intriguing as that sounds, I think I will decline. Why give you more time to insult me?"
"Bloody hell Ginny, just come out for some tea with me!"
"Wow you actually know my name? Why do you want to go to tea with me? I thought you hated me! You just looking for another fling?"
"No, I don't hate you. I just want to catch up with an old...friend."
"Friend? Don't make me laugh Malfoy! There's got to be something in it for you."
"I have a name Ginny. It's Draco. There's nothing in it for me."
"Alright...Draco. One cup of tea. That's it."
"Ok. Well let's go then," Draco held out his arm for her to take, but she just walked past.
They walked to the nearest restaurant and ordered 2 cups of tea. Draco found them a table, and they sat down.
"So Ginny how are you?"
"Well that's great."
"Yeah I guess."
"So are you married, or single? Got any kids?"
"Single. Have 1 daughter."
"Oh I'm single. No kids."
Ginny choked on her tea.
"Are you alright?"
"So what's your daughter's name? How old is she?"
"Renee. She's 11, and going to be starting Hogwarts this year."
"That's a pretty name. 11, hmm..."
"So if you don't mind me asking, who's the father?"
"Ok you don't have to tell me."
"Do you really want to know?"
"Yes," Draco said while sipping his tea.
Well that's pretty long chapter. I'm going to leave it here. Hopefully you like it. Tell me what you think. I'll take suggestions.