Ginny's New Life
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The Train Ride
This is Part two of "Harry's New Life" please see my profile to read the first part of this story.
As Ginny sat and watched Harry from the train window, getting smaller, she couldn't help but feel a sense of dread. She was leaving the man she loved and there was nothing she could do about it. The school year hadn't even begun and she could already tell it was going to be a horrible year, and what was worse she had to wait for Harry. Waiting for something always makes everything seem slower.
Hermione who was sitting opposite of Ginny seemed to be reading Ginny's mind. She was staring intently, watching Ginny while she looked out the window. "Ginny, you know it won't be that long. You will get to see him again during the Holidays. And Ron said that he would tell Harry every time there was a Hogsmead weekend."
The window that Ginny was looking out of was now foggy from her breath. Ginny turned and looked at Hermione. "I know, but it just won't be the same, I sort of got used to seeing him everyday." Ginny said sadly.
"Hermione, can I tell you something but you have to promise me that you won't tell Ron." Ginny asked.
"Of course Ginny, I promise." Hermione replied.
"Ok, well I don't need a lecture about being too young or anything but Harry said he is going to propose to me after I graduate from Hogwarts." Ginny said.
"I guessed that when he showed me that ring." Hermione said.
"Oh, so you already knew…why didn't you say anything?"
Hermione just smiled and said, "Because it's none of my business."
Just then the compartment door burst open and standing in the door way was a very flustered looking Luna Lovegood. She came in, shut the door behind her, sat down and wiped her forehead with her sleeve.
"Hello Ginny, Hermione." Luna said. "Have a nice year off?"
"Hello Luna, well other than the whole Voldemort thing I suppose it was fine." Hermione replied still eyeing Luna oddly. "What's wrong Luna, why are you sweating?"
"Oh, I was just being chased." Luna replied as if this was a normal thing to have happen.
"Chased, by whom?" Ginny asked.
"By him." Luna said as she looked up and pointed to the window on the compartment door.
Standing on the other side, with a huge grin on his face was none other than Neville Longbottom. Neville waved excitedly, pushed open the door and came in. He sat himself down beside Hermione and started to breath deeply, trying to catch his breath. "Hello Ginny, Hermione. How are you two?"
"Not bad." Ginny replied with a smile. "Why were you chasing Luna?"
"Oh, because she stole my Laguagh." Neville said smiling.
"What's a Laguagh?" Hermione asked.
"It's this funny little plant that's supposed to make people randy!" Luna said as she pulled out a tiny little plant from her jean pocket. "Neville got it as a joke from someone and I told him it could come in handy so I took it."
Neville blushed several shades of red but didn't take his gaze off Luna. Ginny had the funny feeling that Neville had wanted her to take it but wanted to make it seem other wise.
Ginny was trying as hard as she could not to smile. "So this little plant makes you horny. I can see why you took it Luna."
Hermione busted up laughing but quickly controlled herself. "So, Neville and Luna, are you two dating?"
"Oh yes, for sometime now." Luna said cheerfully, giving Neville a wink. "Well, I think we will go back to our compartment. Come on Neville."
Luna and Neville said good bye and left the compartment. The moment the door shut Ginny and Hermione busted up laughing. There laughter continued for several minuets until the compartment door burst open once more. For a moment Ginny thought Luna was back but to her surprise a group of girls were standing in the doorway. Ginny vaguely recognized these girls but because it had been over a year sense she was last at school she couldn't remember their names.
A tall blonde girl with sparkling blue eyes stepped into the compartment. She was skinny and boney she almost had the appearance of walking skeleton. Her clothes were small and tight and Ginny thought the four inches of stomach that was showing was rather disturbing. She eyed Hermione then turned her attention to Ginny and smirked. "So, you're the girl everyone is talking about."
"I'm sorry, do I know you?" Ginny asked.
"No, I'm a fourth year Slytherin, I don't suppose you remember me, and I'm Amanda Blane." Amanda said as she reached out a hand to shake Ginny's.
Ginny wasn't sure if she wanted to return the gesture but didn't want to be rude. This girl and the girls that were hovering behind her had a distinct airiness to them, much like most Slytherin's do. Ginny didn't care to become acquainted with Slytherin's but she was curious as to why they were there. Amanda and two other girls walked further into the compartment and sat down without being invited. Hermione looked violated when none of them bothered to introduce themselves to her.
"So tell me, your Ginny Weasley right?" Amanda asked.
"Yes I am." Ginny said cautiously.
"And you're dating Harry Potter?" Amanda asked.
"Yes I am." Ginny said again.
One of the other girls that was now crowding Hermione giggled, she had to put her hand over her mouth to make herself stop.
Amanda eyed her friend and continued with her interrogation. "So, what makes you so special?"
Ginny had to stop and think about what she just asked. "I'm sorry; did you ask what makes me so special?"
"Yes, how is it that a plain girl dressed in rags managed to snag Harry Potter?" Amanda asked with distinct snootiness.
Ginny couldn't help but laugh. She would have been naive to think that people wouldn't question her about Harry but she hadn't really thought it would start so soon. Nor did she think that someone would be as direct with her as this Amanda girl was being. Ginny refused to stoop to her level. Ginny simply stood up, opened the compartment door and gestured for the girls to leave.
Amanda made a distinct "Humph" sound but stood up and left anyways. Her two fellow Slytherin's followed suite. Once gone, Ginny closed the door and sat back down. She turned her attention once more out the window. The sun was starting to set as she watched the mountains roll by. Silence filled the room for several minutes; Hermione was the first one to break it.
"Look Ginny, I have a feeling this is going to happen all year. Just don't let it get to you, take a page from Harry's book and learn how to grow some thick skin." Hermione said.
"Man, this is going to be a wonderful year isn't it." Ginny said sadly.