IMPORTANT: due to where my story is going and the amount of time it will take to get there an interesting summer started after Harry's 6th year not 5th as originally stated. So Harry is now in his 7th year.
Also this is the sequel to An Interesting Summer. I suggest you read it but I guess you could manage w/o reading it.
Okay everyone... This is the first chapter in my sequel to An Interesting Summer! OMG I can't believe I've written over 17,000 words! Goodness... And omg I went to save another story I'm working on called Because of a Reese's, and it wouldn't fit! OMG I filled up a whole disk w/ HP stories! Aren't you proud of me? Yeah me too...
And Check out my friends stories. Their pen names are: LunarLitLover and The Redhead Witch
Well with out further delay...
I give you the FIRST CHAPTER in the story "A Dramatic Change of Events"
Recap: As Ginny descended the stairs she saw Harry. His breath caught in his chest and his heart leapt into his throat. He swallowed.
"Wow Ginny you look wonderful."
"Not to shabby yourself Mr. Potter."
"I know I try." He said with a wink.
When Ron saw Hermione he experienced almost the same reaction as Harry.
"Hermione you look bloody brilliant!"
She blushed. Hermione looped her arm with Ron and Ginny did the same with Harry. The two couples made their way down toward the ball.
As they entered the Great Hall Professor Dumbledore rushed over to Harry.
"Harry..." he said in a hushed voice. "I'm sorry but there has been a dramatic change of events..."
Harry looked from Dumbledore to Sirius who was walking up behind the old man looking very worried.
"Harry I need to speak to you, Ginny, Hermione, and Ron in my office now." Dumbledore said with out looking him in the eyes. They all turned and followed him out of the hall.
They swept through the hall's not daring to speak. Harry had a firm hold on Ginny's hand and showed no signs of letting go. She gave his hand a soothing squeeze as they stopped in front of the gargoyle.
"Lemon Drop" Dumbledore told the statue. It jumped aside and they followed him upstairs. They entered the office and he conjured up four chairs. They took their seats and looked at their professor expectantly.
"Well what the bloody hell is going on!?" Harry asked rather loudly after a few moments of silence.
"Well Harry there's been a prophecy made." The old man said looking exhausted.
There was a collective gasp.
"But you see the only witness was the sorting hat..."
"The sorting hat?" Ron asked bemused.
"He has agreed to recite what he remembers."
"Okay let's hear it..." Ginny said leaning on Harry's shoulder.
Dumbledore went over to the old hat and picked it up. He carried it to his desk and placed it on the edge. He cleared his throat and the old, dusty, and very worn hat began to sing...
On the eve of Halloween
Two worlds will come
Light and dark
Friend and foe...
Only one may
Only one will
Fight to the death
Just a month
Now I ask you
What shall you do?
Should light fall
There was a ringing silence.
"Oh my..." Hermione gasped before breaking down into tears. Harry just stared at Ginny who was gently stroking his hand.
"I don't want to die..." he said choked out as if he had no choice in the matter.
"Oh Harry!" Ginny whispered and one tear slid down her cheek. He looked at her and saw his life flash before him.
There was a large house with red-haired children playing in the yard. He heard an announcer yell "I GIVE YOU POTTER!" and he saw himself fly out to the quidditch pitch. He saw Ron and Hermione getting married. And finally he saw his wedding. He saw himself waiting at the end of the isle as Ginny slowly approached. She looked breath taking...
Harry was jerked back to reality when he felt Ginny pull him into a warm embrace. He held her and realized this was simply... right. How she fit into his arms, how she smelled, the beat of her heart. This was the woman he wanted to marry. Silent tears flowed down his cheeks at the thought that she could be lost... He could lose her...
There sat two children acting more like adults than they should have to. They were both crying now... Ginny sobbed quietly into Harry's shoulder and was mesmerized by the way he held her. It was so loving, so needing. She loved him. He loved her.
"Gin I-"but she cut him off.
"I know Harry, I know..." she whispered.
After a long sleepless night Harry and Ginny were in the common room laying on the couch by the crackling fire around 10am on Saturday.
"What do you see when you picture our lives after Voldemort?" Harry asked Ginny as he gently stroked her hair.
"I see me and you living in a huge house with more than one bathroom for our whole family."
"So you see us with children?"
"Well I suppose... unless you don't want kids that is."
"No I want kids with you more than anything. I love the idea of coming home from work, preferably playing quidditch, and seeing you and all my red-haired children and maybe a dog or two..."
"Yes I agree. I always wanted a dog but with Fred and George and their experiments Mum and Dad were always afraid that it would be a sort of test-subject. Of course, I just filled that position being the youngest. And what makes you so sure that our children will have red hair? And why do I have to watch the children? Why can't I have a job?"
"I didn't mean it that way. If you want to have a job I would more than willingly stay home with our hypothetical children. And I am willing to bet that they will have red hair because you have beautiful red hair and so did my mother."
"Okay I forgive you. And I wouldn't want to have a job necessarily; I would be more than happy to be the mother of your children and to stay home and raise them. Of course, I would eventually want to be something. I mean we won't have little children for ever. How many kids do you want anyways?"
"I always thought at least three but I would love to top your Mum and Dad. I can picture it now... My whole red-head quidditch team."
"Haha very funny Mr. Potter."
"Well you would be Mrs. Potter so I wouldn't talk..."
"Mrs. Potter... I like it!"
And then she leaned down and kissed him.
Finally after a good long snog they broke apart. Ginny thought it was good to get him talking about their future. It gave him reason to live.
"I need to go talk to Remus and Sirius. I'll be back later. How about we have dinner in the room of requirement?"
"I'll send something for you to wear to your room later."
"Okay" and with that he gave her a quick kiss and got up and went out the portrait hole.
"Hey Sirius Remus? You guys in here?" Harry asked as he went into the defense against the dark arts room. They emerged from their offices and greeted Harry.
"So what's up Harry?" Remus questioned with that fatherly air about him.
"I uh wanted to uh talk to uh you guys about uh something..." Harry said evasively.
"Well?" Sirius asked.
"IkindawantedtoaskGinnytomarryme!" he said rather quickly.
Remus stuck his finger in his ear trying to clean it out...
"Okay now what was that?"
"I kinda wanted to ask Gin to marry me..."
"Oh Harry that's wonderful..." Remus said with sincerity.
"Well I wanted to know if you had my mother's ring."
"I believe it's in your vault in Gringotts (possible sp.)" Sirius said.
"Do you think we could get permission from Professor Dumbledore to go over there? I also wanted to stop by The Burrow to talk to Mr. Weasley."
"I understand Harry..." Dumbledore said from behind him. Harry spun around marveled at the man's ability to always be where he was needed. "I think I can arrange for a portkey to take you to the Bank around noon."
"Thank you so much professor!"
A little less than two hours later Remus, Sirius, and Harry were standing in the bank's lobby. Remus went over to a near by goblin and asked him something in a hushed voice. The goblin nodded and left. A few minutes later Bill Weasley emerged from a back door. Harry paled.
"Hiya Harry!" Bill greeted.
"Hey Bill..." Harry managed to choke out.
"Is something wrong?"
"Uh no nothing at all!" Harry said a little too quickly. "Do you think you could show me to my fault?"
"Sure..." and they turned and made their way to a bank car. I few minutes later they were standing outside Harry's vault. He went in and found his mother's school trunk. He looked inside it trying to find that black velvet case. Finally he found it and made his way back to Bill.
"What's that?" he asked.
"Well I um wanted to ask Ginny to uh marry me..."
"Wow congrats Harry!"
"You think she'll say yes then?"
Near two pm they arrived at the Burrow.
Harry went in and called for Mr. and Mrs. Weasley. A few moments later they were all seated around the kitchen table.
"Mr. and Mrs. Weasley... I have a question for you..."
"Yes Harry dear?" Mrs. Weasley asked in a motherly way.
"I wanted your blessing to ask Ginny to marry me. I know that she and I are still young. But with the constant threat of Voldemort, I feel like if I don't ask her now then I won't be able to..."
Mrs. Weasley had tears streaming down her face. Then Mr. Weasley spoke.
"We understand Harry. I wish you could wait till you were both out of school but now is fine."
"We give you our blessing dear... Welcome to the family." Mrs. Weasley said...
Okay that's it for this chapter... Just so everyone knows I've worked really hard to get this chapter out by this weekend because this is our home coming weekend and I knew I wouldn't be able to write much. So I would really appreciate REVIEWS! I really love hearing your feedback and it helps me write quicker. Now please review. My goal is around 30 reviews per chapter since that's about what I averaged with An Interesting Summer. NOW PLEASE REVIEW!