I'll Always Remember You
By Duck Goddess
Disclaimer: I don't own Harry Potter etc.
A/N: This is a post-Hogwarts fic. This chapter is actually pre-HBP but the rest is post-HBP.
Chapter One – The Battle
Ginny Weasley stood in front of Hogwarts' entrance, her wand steady. Beside her was Harry Potter, the boy who was destined to face Lord Voldemort and the one she loved, Ron Weasley, her annoying, overprotective brother, Hermione Granger, one of her friends and the cleverest witch in her year, Neville Longbottom, the loveable klutz and also Ginny's friend and Luna Lovegood, her fellow sixth-year and best friend. I'll always remember them. At least I'll die with them, she thought.
Ginny sighed. This was it. It was time to confront their fates and fight their arses off. For their families, their friends and the world they lived in. The rest of the students were behind them, putting on the bravest faces they ever put on. The members of the Order of the Phoenix and the professors were in front of them, whispering about tactics and strategies.
There was a huge grumble and Ginny looked at Harry. He smiled at her and she felt her heart beat faster. She took a deep breath and tried not to lose herself in his intense, emotional eyes. Focus, Ginny told herself. There was another grumble and she saw Harry frown slightly.
"Don't worry, Harry," she heard herself say.
"I can't help it," he replied.
"Just focus. Don't think about facing him. Just think about how you're going to kick their arses to hell," Ginny said confidently. He grinned.
"I'll do that," Harry said.
Suddenly, the Death Eaters Apparated in and the students screamed. Ginny nearly dropped her wand in shock but kept a firm grip on it. The Death Eaters rushed towards them and she could feel the incantation on her tongue. She looked at Harry. He stared back.
"Stupefy!" Ginny called, pointing her wand to the nearest Death Eater. The battle had finally started. She could hear spells being said everywhere and could see people falling. Please, let them be alright, Ginny prayed.
"Petrificus Totalus!" a Death Eater cried.
"Protego!" Ginny quickly said. The Body-Bind Spell rebounded and the Death Eater couldn't move.
"Well, well, well, if it isn't little Ginevra Weasley," a voice sneered.
She whirled around. Lucius Malfoy was standing there, his wand pointing to her chest.
"Well, well, well, if it isn't Voldemort's little whore," Ginny taunted.
"You'll pay for that, Weasley. You have no idea of what I could do to you or your precious family. I could kill you all with one single spell," Lucius snarled.
"I'd like to see you try," she replied coolly.
Ginny saw Harry look over at them worriedly out of the corner of her eye. The number of Death Eaters was decreasing and they were all waiting for Voldemort to show up. But many members of the Order and DA had gone already. Harry would need to fight him alone.
"The Dark Lord is coming. He'd be pleased to see you dead," Lucius sneered, smirking coldly.
"I'm not the only one he's going to see dead," Ginny said. Lucius' eyes narrowed and smiled.
There was a crack and Voldemort Apparated in. He smirked and uttered the Killing Curse. Students and Order members died straight away.
Harry's eyes widened and he tensed. Ginny saw him too and memories came rushing towards her. The deep, blue eyes of Tom Riddle stared at her and she curled her fists. He is a piece of crap who deserves to die. Harry's going to kill him now.
"It's over, Weasley," Lucius said, "All I have to do is distract Potter and the Dark Lord will kill him. We will rule the world." (A/N: MWAHAHAHAHA!)
"You're such a psychotic freak," Ginny said, rolling her eyes. She started tomove towards Harry to tell him but…
"Attero mens!" Lucius cried. Ginny whipped her head around and her jaw dropped. The spell shot towards Harry. Voldemort was going to kill him. The wizarding world was going to live in ruins.
"FUCK!" she swore and dived in front of Harry. She saw his eyes widen and drop his wand. She saw Ron run towards her and Hermione covered her mouth in shock. Luna screamed and a Death Eater Stunned her.
"Ginny!" Harry shouted and she felt the force of the spell. Stupid spell, she thought as she fell towards the floor. Ginny saw Harry's bright, green eyes before darkness took over her and she went unconscious.
Ron paced up and down in St. Mungo's. The rest of his family was in there also as well as Harry, Hermione and Luna. Harry had killed Voldemort after Ginny fell. Injured people were taken to St. Mungo's and most people woke up and were healed. Ginny did not wake up.
Healer Alicia Spinnet came out and they stood up.
"How is she, Al?" George asked his girlfriend. She looked solemn.
"I'm sorry, guys. It's not good. We found out what spell Lucius Malfoy used. It was a spell to destroy her mind," Alicia said sadly.
"Oh my God," Mrs. Weasley breathed, "My baby!" She started sobbing while Mr. Weasley comforted her. The rest of them sat down in shock.
"Fortunately, Malfoy isn't great with spells so it didn't exactly kill her. She lost her memory," Alicia explained.
"Can she get it back?" Harry asked quickly.
"If she attends courses here in St. Mungo's, sheshould be able to regain it. Also, her memory can be triggered by anything. But right now, you should just try to let Ginny get familiar with you. I'm really, really sorry," Alicia said, tears welling in her eyes.
George walked over to her and hugged her. Luna and Hermione burst into tears and Neville and Ron comforted them. Harry just sat there, numb with shock.
Suddenly, they heard a moan inside and Alicia stared.
"She's awake! I guess you can see her!" she said happily and they all went inside.
"Ginny!" Mrs. Weasley cried as she gave her a rib-cracking hug. She instantly pushed her away.
"Who the hell are you people?" Ginny asked shakily. Harry saw the fear in her eyes and the blankness as she stared at them. His heart slowly started to break.
This is my fault, Harry thought, if they weren't after me, Ginny wouldn't be like this. I've caused pain for all of them. It's a wonder they still like me. Now, she doesn't even remember her own family! This is my fault.
A/N: Please review! Attero mens literally means destroy mind - translated it on an English-Latin online dictionary. The next chapter will be longer, I promise.