Disclaimer: All hail J. K. Rowling! It's all hers!
A.N. Hey! I'm back. I leave the country tomorrow to go to England for a week! So basically this is my last chance to get on a computer!
Guy's, I owe you seventy one reviews! And I hope to get more after this so I can here what you thought overall of my first Harry Potter fanfiction.
SailorLeia: Lol! You reminded me too, I needed to change my page 'cause it was supposed to say that I'm 15, not 14! Thanks so much for all your reviews! When I started writing this you were probably the last person I expected to get a review from, just 'cause this isn't Star Wars! SO THANKS! Hope you like this chappie!
ChristinaMarie15: Thanks! I always had an image of some old guy with really thick glasses squinting at them and going off tutting about young love! Glad you liked it and thanks for all your reviews!
Daphne Picklesouse: Thanks for the review! And thanks for the error correction, I really can't spell. In P7 there was a miracle and I got 100 out of 100 in a spelling test. Needless to say, my teacher thought I'd cheated, but then she realised it was me, a perfect little angel. Or a devil in disguise! I'll get it sorted out right away! Thanks!
Emmali: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it! I try to write a good ending for a fic so people can't say they liked the ending 'cause it was the end of a truly terrible story… 'cause that's just cruel! Thanks for all your reviews!
chromatic.daydream: Thanks so incredibly much! I don't think I actually used the phrase 'I love you' at all in this fic! I'll have to check it out! Must be a record! Thanks for all the complements!
will-herm-simetra: Short? Wow, that was pretty long for me! Actually I expected it to be longer too, but I'm not good with long. I'm an impatient person! Thanks so much for all your reviews and I'm so glad you thought it was funny. I'm sick o writing something that is COMPLETELY lovey-dovey and nothing else! Thanks!
Lipgloss: Thanks! I'm so glad you liked it! Hope the epilogue pleases!
ashley: Yep, Ron would fight. A bit annoying really since I'm not a great fighting writer. Ipractice karate so how it would happen and how I picture it are two very different things. Thanks!
CreamTea: Thanks! I'm glad you don't think that they're OOC; that was a huge problem! And I'm really happy that you liked that chapter! Hope you love this too!
ultra-violet-catastrophy: Yeh, you were right! And you can write romance! As for the you being insane thing… I'll just keep my mouth shut! Na! Thanks for the reviews! I haven't spoken to you in AGES!
kitotterkat: Oh I liked the story all right, it just got very tedious 'cause I didn't think it through before I started and I was coming up with things on the spot! And as for a sequel… Well, there might be SOMETHING of a sequel… cough the run up to and their actual wedding cough… if everything goes according to plan in the HBP! Thanks so much for reviewing!
N. C. PsyChick: Trust me, it was rushed! Thanks so much for all your reviews! I'm glad you liked that!
darkwickedwitch: Thanks for all your reviews! I'm glad you liked the ending! I love Ron too!
suckr4romance: Wow! Someone actually agrees with me! Cool! I'm starting to feel incredibly guilty 'cause if Krum does come back in HBP then all of you are gonna hate his guts when we're probably supposed to love him! Oops! 4 days! Thanks!
Metamorpgmagus01: Cute? Really? Aw thanks! I'm unbelievably happy that you don't think it's rubbish! Thanks!
Well that took a while! This is dedicated to everyone who took time to review! Danke! (German for thanks!)
While all this was taking place both Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley were sitting in Florean Fortescue's Ice-Cream Parlour, Ginny biting her nails anxiously as Harry told her what he had saw.
"So when I left they were just throwing punches at anywhere they could reach!" Harry concluded morosely.
Ginny looked at him as if he had gone mad, "Just throwing punches?" She shook her head grimly, "Do you realise what this means? Harry, my brother was dim-witted enough to fight with a famous international Quidditch player! Basically, if Krum doesn't kill him, then Krum's fans will!"
"If Hermione doesn't get to him first."
"If Hermione doesn't get to him first," agreed Ginny. "At least you didn't get involved. I mean, one, you avoid the famous Granger wrath, two, you avoid the public eye," her gaze turned sympathetic, "I know how much you hate all that publicity Harry, and three," she lowered her voice, "you haven't given any of your whereabouts details to You-Know-Who… sorry to bring that up."
There was an almost disturbing silence surrounding the two teens, until Harry questioned the red head.
"Who d'ya think will win?" Harry could tell from the look on her face that she was confused. "The truce I mean."
"Oh! Hermione, no doubt."
Harry looked at her, trying to work his way into her mind. "What makes you say that? I though it would be Ron, personally."
Ginny's eyebrows shot up. "I'd say Hermione because she's more rational… and if you think Ron can worm his way out of upsetting Hermione by fighting, then I'm afraid to say that you don't know your friends as well as you think you do!"
"How do you know that I don't know them better thank you?"
Ginny gave a very un-ladylike snort. "I've lived with Ron for fifteen years and I'm a girl so I understand Hermione better than you, if I'm right in saying that you agree with Ron when he maintains that we girls have very complex minds to the more…" she paused teasingly, "slow-minded species."
Quick as a flash Harry had shoved a spoonful of ice-cream into her mouth, leaving her with the inability to speak!
"Hey Potter! What do you think you're doing to my sister?" Harry turned and blushed as Ron came down the alley Hermione laughing beside him. His tone wasn't angry, thank goodness and he looked a lot happier than Harry had seen him in a long time. Even if his eye was starting to blacken from a well aimed punch by Krum, or, Harry though, a well placed smack by Hermione!
Harry stood up; as did Ginny once she had swallowed and gotten over her brain freeze.
"So, who do I owe these very heavy ten galleons to?"
Both looked as confused and bewildered as when this truce had started and Harry had though they had had a fight.
"Why would you be paying us ten galleons Harry?" Hermione asked with the air of someone who was completely innocent.
"Yeah Harry, what d'ya mean? What makes you think the truce is over yet?"
It was Harry's turn to look bewildered. Then he saw it. Their fingers interwoven, hands clasped together at their sides.
Harry Potter's eyes went wide, magnified by his glasses. Mutely he pointed at them, pulling Ginny's sleeve to get her attention.
"Well, at last!"
"What!" Three people responded to the youngest of the Weasley family.
"Harry, are you blind, deaf and dumb? Half of the school has been betting on when these two would get together!"
"What?" Three simultaneous answers.
"Some people have went as far as putting money on when their wedding is gonna be!"
"Though personally, I think that's a little daft!"
Three people nodded enthusiastically.
"That reminds me, I have money to collect from Luna and Colin… And I'll have to check, I think Neville got the actual date right!"
The Golden Trio all had their mouths wide open. None of them could believe it. Ginny thought it would be better to tell them what had been going on to their oblivious minds.
"Most people worked it out about two years ago that you guys fancied each other, even with Rita Skeeter's article about Harry and Hermione, so we started putting bets on it. Though, we all though that Harry didn't bet because he just respected your privacy, not that he was oblivious!"
Harry closed his mouth, straightened up and nodded, "Yep that was it entirely!" Everyone ignored him.
Ginny continued, "We just though it was a matter of time before you'd admit to yourselves that you liked each other, then you'd let the other know."
She finished her rant by surveying them, their clueless faces. Throwing her hands up in the air she let out a frustrated, "UGH!" then stalked off down the street.
Once The Trio had recovered enough to speak, Harry said, "Just promise me you won't play tonsil-hockey in front of me, okay?"
Hermione smiled. "Whatever you say, Harry."
Ron, on the other hand, put aside the fact that he had no idea what hockey was and looked at his best mate with an amused grin.
"You had no idea, did you?"
Harry shook his head.
"Ah well, never worry," he gestured at his girlfriend and himself, "you weren't the only one!"
The End (for real this time!)
A.N. I'm not gonna cry! I'm not gonna… sniff!
It's over! It's really over! FOUR DAYS! Wow, I'm good with timing! I'm really gonna miss this now!
Well, my longest, and in my opinion, my best, fic to date is now complete, so will ya review just one more time and tell me what you think? Huh? It only takes a minute!
Well guys, thanks for keeping me at this! You realise I'm trying to keep this AN going just so I can force myself to believe it's not done?
Anyway, thanks everyone! Please Review! I know there are people who read this, have me on Story Alerts and don't review, and I know your names, so please review just for the sake of it being the last chapter. No offence to those who have me on Story Alert and DO review!
There might just be a sequel coming up in a month or so, so keep an eye out for me!
Lots of love