The Harry Potter universe and all the characters in it belong to J. K. Rowling. I get nothing out of this except enjoyment.
This story is told in a series of letters from Harry to Ginny during the summer and fall after 6th year, following the events of Half Blood Prince. In them he talks about their (Harry, Ron, and Hermione) progress in the effort to defeat Voldemort but without revealing exactly what they're doing. Along the way some relationships may change. (You can probably guess which ones.) Since the letters are from only one point of view, and he's trying not to reveal too much, you need to be able to read between the lines a bit.
This story will be posted in clusters of letters, one cluster each week. There will be two to five letters in each cluster, which will be posted over a 2 – 3 day period.
Part 1, Moving In - Letter 1
Sunday, 15 June
It's only been a day and already I miss you. Even though we can't be together, I thought you might like it if I wrote to you regularly to tell you how we're doing. I want to thank you for being so understanding about our breaking up. I really do appreciate that you realized that I had to do this, and were willing to let me go. I hope that these letters will let you know how much you're still in my thoughts. I promise to try to be better about writing this summer than I usually am. If all else fails, I do have Hermione here to nag me about it.
It took a while to get everything sorted out at King's Cross. Sorry I didn't get to say goodbye then but I suppose people were anxious to get out of there. You can tell how scared everyone is now. There was a lot of explaining to do to get everyone to understand our plans. And of course it didn't help that the Dursleys weren't even there to pick me up. They didn't realize I was coming home early. We finally ended up using the Knight Bus. They were rather surprised when I turned up on their doorstep two weeks early.
So anyway, we're here at Privet Drive now and things have finally settled down. There was quite a bit of yelling when Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia found out that Ron and Hermione were planning to stay here with me. The typical stuff about freaks and unnaturalness and the regular abuse that I always have to put up with. It was quite a shock for Ron and Hermione though. I don't think they really understood before today just how unpleasant and nasty my aunt and uncle can be. Of course they were in no mood to put up with it. Especially Hermione. You know how she can be when she gets going about something. Whew! Did she ever go off on them! It was pretty funny, actually, to see a 300 pound man cowering from this little slip of a girl. Well, she's not so little any more actually, but she was by far the smallest person in the room. When the Dursleys found out that Ron and Hermione could legally do magic I thought they were going to wet themselves. Ron was pretty funny, too, with some of the comments he was throwing in, but it was mostly Hermione. I've never seen her so passionate. I think Ron's really going to have his hands full with her.
Anyway, they settled down when we made it clear that we would only be here for two weeks, and that we'd stay in my room, and that they wouldn't have to feed us. Since Hermione can apparate, she decided that she can easily go out and get us whatever we need. When she was ready to go out shopping for supplies she wanted Ron to go with her, and offered to side-along apparate him, but he turned red and wouldn't do it. (I think he's embarrassed that she can apparate and he can't.) So she just glared at him for a few seconds, then decided to take me instead. I've side-alonged with Dumbledore a few times, so I was used to it. It seemed different with her somehow, though. Maybe it's because I can apparate myself now, but instead of it feeling like her dragging me along it felt more like we were doing it together. I did point out to her that I'm perfectly capable of apparating myself, (heck, I could have even side-alonged her or Ron) but you know how she is about rules. Since I don't have a license she won't hear of it. But at any rate, we're better stocked up with stuff than I've ever been while staying here. She also wants to take me shopping for new clothes (you know how I always have to wear Dudley's old clothes and they fit me like a tent) but I'm not too keen on that idea.
Hermione has really done wonders with my room. I suppose you're wondering how the three of us can all fit in here. She's expanded it magically so there's plenty of room for all of us. She also conjured up two more beds and desks and (surprise, surprise) several bookshelves. As you can imagine, Ron really moaned and groaned about that! And, as you also might expect, that lead to another bit of a row between them. She asked him if he thought we were just going to relax here and goof off and do nothing but play chess and talk about quidditch. Sometimes I wish Ron would think a little before he answers one of her questions like that. But no, he just shrugged his shoulders and said, 'Why not?' Boy, did she let him have it then. She had to stop and put a silencing charm on the room when Uncle Vernon yelled up the stairs for us to keep it quiet. She calmed down after that. She also got pretty red. I'm sure she was embarrassed about the Dursleys hearing her, but I don't know why she would worry about it. They don't even know her.
I wish she and Ron would hurry up and admit that they fancy each other. Despite what I said earlier about Ron having his hands full, they still haven't done anything about it yet. It would be nice if all of this emotional energy they put into fighting with each other could go into snogging instead. Well, as long as I don't have to watch it, that is. But still, everybody says that their constant bickering is a sign that they have repressed feelings for each other. I'm not sure I get that though. You and I never yelled at each other like that, right? And when Uncle Vernon yells at me it sure doesn't mean he likes me. Oh well, I guess it's just one of those things I don't understand about men and women. It's not like I had any decent role models about loving relationships while I was growing up.
Okay, this letter got way too serious. There's not much more to tell, though. I'll write again when something interesting happens. I still miss you.
A/N Harry's not a prolific writer, so these are going to be pretty short, compared to a normal fanfic chapter. On the other hand, they will also be posted at shorter intervals.