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ATTENTION: Just for an update, Hermione is about 6 months pregnant now that it's February she will be due around the beginning of May, if everything goes according to plan…

Song: Clumsy, by Fergie, is in italics

Chapter 15

Ginny sat at her round table in the common room, unable to concentrate on any of her schoolwork. After a fifth loud groan at how frustrated she was, someone sat down in the seat next to her. Ginny looked up, seeing the face of Efrem Pierce, one of the most drop-dead gorgeous guys in her year. He had a concerned look on his face, and it wiped the grimace off Ginny's.

First time
That I saw your eyes
Boy you looked right through me, mmm mmm
Play it cool
But I knew you knew
That cupid hit me, mmm mmm

"Hey, Ginny. I was wondering if you wanted to…get out for a while? You seem to be getting a little frustrated with your schoolwork. I thought a break might help," Efrem's voice was calm, but Ginny couldn't stop her hands from shaking.

"Um…yeah, a break might help! Just let me go up to my room and change," Ginny replied readily, and Efrem nodded, agreeing to wait for her. As Ginny stood to go upstairs, she was so mesmerized by Efrem's golden locks of hair and navy eyes that she didn't watch where she was going, resulting in her tripping over the leg of her chair. Efrem reached out and grabbed her. She swooned in his arms, and remembered to thank him for catching her.

You got me trippin oh, stumbling oh, flippin oh, fumbling oh
Clumsy cuz I'm fallin in love, in love
You got me slippin oh, tumbling oh, sinking oh, fumbling oh
Clumsy cuz I'm fallin in love, in love
So in love with you

'Why not have a little fun now that Harry's off with some other girl?' Ginny thought as she shimmied into a short, gray wool skirt that she hadn't worn in about a month. It felt good to be able to act like a flirt again. She pulled on a button-up, purple quarter-sleeve, cable net sweater over a flirty white lace tank top. Ginny yanked a brush through her red hair, and put her wand to it, causing it to form soft, light, curls. Before going downstairs, she pushed her feet into a pair of fur-lined, suede, black boots.

"Wow, Ginny. You're beautiful," Efrem commented when she came downstairs, wrapping his arm in hers and taking her hand. Ginny grinned and squeezed his hand, leaning up against him as the cold outside wind whipped her face.

Can't breath
When you touch my sleeve,
Butterflies so crazy, mmm mmm
Whoa now, think I'm goin down
Friends don't know what's with me, mmm mmm

"So, where do you want to go?" Efrem asked, and Ginny shrugged, shivering. They walked in silence, observing the lit windows of Hogsmeade. "We could grab some dinner…you look like you need some coffee or something." Efrem said, and Ginny giggled, agreeing with him. Just as they reached a small diner, Harry and Abella turned the corner toward Ginny and Efrem. Ginny saw them and hurried into the diner before they saw her.

Ron and Hermione decided to go to Hogsmeade for a cup of hot cocoa. They were both tired, and they needed something to lift their spirits. They walked in silence to a small diner that seemed to be fairly crowded, but had the best hot cocoa on the premises.

The couple sat themselves at a cozy booth, both sighing and leaning against the soft plush seating. Ron called for the waiter and ordered hot cocoa and a burger for both Hermione and himself. They sat in silence for a few more minutes, Ron twiddling his thumbs awkwardly.

"I'm sorry about that, Ron. It was my fault. I…I should've talked to them beforehand to see what they were up to…" Hermione said quietly, and Ron shook his head.

"Mi, you couldn't know that they were going to do that…I mean, sometimes parents do some crazy things. I know my parents do." Ron replied, trying to make Hermione laugh. However, she just took hold of her burger as the waiter set it on their table. She cut it angrily in half, and took a huge bite.

"Fat's just the fing! Your parents were great about fis! Why couldn't my parents do fat?" She exclaimed, her mouth full of beef and onions.

"Hey, Mi, please calm down…and, maybe, chew your food before you yell? You kind of sprayed me…" Ron groaned, wiping mustard and ketchup off of his cheek. Hermione smiled sympathetically, cooling off as she picked condiments out of Ron's hair.

"I'm sorry, baby. I just get frustrated. Your parents were so sweet and understanding, I just wish mine could respect my decision." Hermione looked down, slowly putting a french fry in her mouth. Ron grabbed her hand, holding it tightly. Hermione looked up and smiled softly, squeezing his hand.

Harry and Abella took a seat in the crowded diner, and ordered some ice cream. Cookie dough for Harry, and a banana split for Abella.

"I think I'm really gonna like it here. My old school was all girls, so I wasn't quite able to get the full experience." Abella said the last word with some emotion, letting it play off her lips. Harry breathed deeply, grinning like an idiot. Suddenly, he saw Ron and Hermione sitting at a booth near them. Harry ducked his head, knowing that Ron would kill him if he thought Harry had broken Ginny's heart.

"Yeah, I'm glad. The erm…teachers and other students are really friendly…" Harry said quietly, thankful that the diner was so crowded, because there was no way that Ron would recognize his voice.

Efrem and Ginny were just finishing up their dinner and coffee when Efrem suggested that they go to the Quidditch fields so that she could take a ride on his new broomstick. (Efrem was on the Gryffindor Quidditch team, as one of the chasers.)

You got me trippin oh, stumbling oh, flippin oh, fumbling oh
Clumsy cuz I'm fallin in love, in love
You got me slippin oh, tumbling oh, sinking oh, fumbling oh
Clumsy cuz I'm fallin in love, in love
So in love with you

Efrem mounted his broom, and Ginny got on behind him. They took off, Ginny hugging Efrem's torso tightly.

Harry and Abella were having an amazing time, so Harry decided to take her to the Quidditch pitch to show off some of his "moves". She agreed to go, enthusiastically, so they found themselves walking towards the field. It was a beautifully clear night, and even though it was a little chilly, there were a few couples walking near the pitch, and even a couple up in the air.

Harry waved hello to Neville and Luna as he and Abella passed them on the way to the broom shed. Luna was telling Neville not to look directly at the moon, saying something about how an invisible flying animal will attack the light in your eyes if you do. Harry bypassed them quickly, and mounted his broom, Abella getting on in front of him. He wrapped his arms around her and pushed off.

"Harry, this is amaaaaaaaaaazing!" Abella shrieked, laughing. Harry laughed as well as they shot up into the sky.

Ron and Hermione were walking on the grounds; their rendezvous at Hogsmeade ending quickly because the baby and Hermione had both gotten the hiccups, and Ron suggested that they go out and get some fresh air, partly because everyone had been staring at them.

The couple was watching the crazy people that were up in the air on their broomsticks. Ron suggested that they walk around on the field, where there were less people. Hermione had agreed, and now there they were.

"Mione?" Ron asked, and Hermione ripped her eyes away from what she had thought looked like Ginny kissing a boy up on a broomstick to look at Ron.

"What's up, Ron?" She asked, and he took a deep breath nervously.

"So, I was thinking, that even though the baby is due like an eternity away, I thought that we should start thinking about our future.

"I was wondering…if you would consider marrying me, Hermione?" Ron went red in the face, but Hermione gasped, happier than she had been in months.

"Yes, Ron, yes I would love to marry you!!" She exclaimed. Ron looked relieved.

"I'm sorry I couldn't get you a ring or anything…my account's stretched a little thin lately. But I promise that you will get one before the wedding…whenever that should be…" Ron babbled, but Hermione just shook her head.

"I don't need a ring right now. This was perfect, Ron. I love-" But she was cut off by a shriek from above their head. They looked up, and saw Harry and Abella zooming away in the opposite direction of the Quidditch pitch.

Ginny and Efrem landed quickly in front of Ron and Hermione.

"What should we do?" Ginny yelled frantically. "Harry's broom was bewitched-they're going really fast."

"You and Efrem follow them! Ron and I will join you soon. Just make sure you have your phone with you, and I'll call to find where you are." Ginny nodded, and she and Efrem mounted their broom and took off as quickly as they could, speeding after Harry.

Ron and Hermione turned away and ran toward the castle to get help.

"Hey, who was that guy Ginny was with?" Ron asked.

"Ron! This is not the time!" Hermione yelled as they headed toward Professor Dumbledore's office.

That's the end for now…HAPPY EASTER!!