DISCLAIMER: I'm only do this once so here it is. I ONLY OWN THE PLOTLINE AND ANY CHARACTERS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE HARRY POTTER SERIES. So there!
Chapter One: Bitten
"Professor Dumbledore, can I talk to you for a moment?" Harry called just before he could leave the hospital wing.
"Yes, Harry, what can I do for you?" He asked as they stood outside the doors.
"There is something I have to tell you. When Hermione and I went back, we ran across Professor Lupin when he was a werewolf. We barely managed to get away but he…well he bit me," Harry said quietly.
Ginny stopped where she was.
"Professor Lupin bit you?" Dumbledore said incredulously.
"Yes sir, so does that mean…"
"Yes Harry, I'm afraid so. You are a werewolf now."
Ginny's hand flew to her mouth. If she cried out now they would know she was there.
"I'm so sorry Harry," he said quietly. "I should have made sure this didn't happen. "
"It's not your fault sir, you had no idea. I just…I just thought I'd tell you. Can we please not inform the others about this? At least, not yet?"
"That's fine Harry. I will have to inform Madam Pomfrey of course. I don't think it will be too bad of a problem. I will come and retrieve you before each full moon and bring you here."
"Thank you sir."
"Go get some rest Harry."
Ginny listened as Dumbledore and Harry went their separate ways. Harry, a werewolf! No, it wasn't possible. Tears slipped down her cheeks. Poor Harry, he's going to feel so alone. Then it clicked. Professor Lupin, of course! He would know how I could help Harry. With that thought in mind she took off running for the Professor's office.
"Professor Lupin!" She called.
He appeared from his room, he was a bit surprised to see her. "What is it Miss Weasley?"
"Can I speak with you?"
"Of course, come up."
Ginny headed up the stairs and entered his small room. She gasped when she saw that he was packing his things. "Are you going somewhere?"
"Yes, someone let slip that I am a werewolf and it won't be safe for me to stay here much longer. So what can I do for you Miss Weasley?"
"Sir, what did your friends do to help you?"
"What do you mean?"
"Like what did they do to make sure you weren't alone for each transformation?"
He looked at her curiously. "Well, they broke over half the school rules to become illegal Animagus so that way they could come with me. When they are in their animal form I didn't have to worry about attacking them."
She nodded her head.
"Why have you come to ask me that?"
Ginny sighed heavily. "I suppose he should tell you this but…you bit Harry last night."
His face visibly paled. "I-I-I bit him?" Professor Lupin said.
"Yes sir," she said quietly.
He collapsed into a chair. "I can't believe this. Sirius is going to kill me, his parents will be so furious that I turned their son into a werewolf! How did you find out?"
"I was on my way to go visit them when I overheard him telling Dumbledore. I knew he was going to be alone so I thought I'd come ask-"
"Ask if there was a way you could help him. You really care for him don't you?"
Ginny looked away, her face heating up. "Yes sir."
"He's going to need all the friends he can get. I suggest you go speak to the Headmaster about helping Harry out. I think I should speak with Harry. It's hard being a werewolf, especially during his first transformation."
Ginny nodded her head. "For what its worth, they aren't going to blame you sir. You can't really be at fault for something you didn't have any control over and I know Harry won't blame you sir."
He smiled down at Ginny. "Thank you Ginny, that means a lot."
She smiled before heading out of the room. As she headed down the halls she passed Harry, who was looking slightly pale. He looked up at her, smiling slightly, which she managed to return for the first time.
The halls were relatively empty and it wasn't long before she was standing outside of the Headmaster's office. "Lemon drops," she said. The statue moved to the side and she proceeded up the stairs.
Taking a deep breath she knocked on the door. "Come in," he said. She pushed the door open and entered his office. Fawkes gave a loud trill as she entered the room. "Hello Miss Weasley."
"Hello Headmaster, Fawkes," Ginny said with a smile as she stroked the phoenix.
"Ah, I see my phoenix has taken quite a liking to you."
"He helped save me in the Chamber, Harry told me about it."
"I'll bet he did. What can I do for you today Miss Weasley?"
"Well sir, I've come to ask you a favor."
"I…I was wondering…if it would be possible for me to learn to become an animagus?"
Dumbledore stared at the young girl, shocked. "Why?" Was all he could say.
"Well sir, I kind of overheard you speaking with Harry and I went to go talk to Professor Lupin. He said his friends became animagus so that way they could help him during his transformations. And I don't want Harry to be alone through this and I want to help him if I can."
"This is a big request Miss Weasley. You do realize it could take years for you to become an animagus?"
"Yes sir, I understand that, but if I can help him in any way then I want to. I don't want him to have to suffer by himself."
"Does Mr. Potter know?"
"No sir, and I would like it if you didn't inform him that I actually know. I don't want anyone to know what I am planning on doing."
"You are very brave to come ask me something like this. I will speak with Professor McGonagall about teaching you."
"Thank you sir."
"May I ask one question Miss Weasley?"
"Yes sir," she said quietly.
"What is the true motive behind your reason for helping Harry?"
Ginny took a deep breath, she had expected this. "Because Harry doesn't have anyone there to really help him along. No one who will be beside him all the time. My brother is very thick and his jealousy gets in the way sometimes. Then Hermione has a tendency to be a bit overbearing. He needs someone who can be with him, who actually understands some of the problems he is going through."
"And you believe you are that person?"
"Yes sir," she said quietly.
"That is all. I will inform you of our decision before dinner tonight."
"Thank you Sir," she said as she left the room. What in the world am I doing? Harry would never think of me as anything other than a friend. Who am I kidding? But being in love does strange things. Ginny gasped out loud at her own thoughts.
Love? Do I really love him? I'm only twelve! What do I know about love?
"Hey Ginny," Harry said suddenly, making her jump.
"Oh goodness Harry, you scared me half to death. You shouldn't sneak up on people." That was probably the most she has ever said to him.
He smiled at her. "Sorry, I didn't mean to scare you. Were you with Dumbledore?"
"Oh yes, I had to talk to him about some classes is all."
"Ah," he said with a nod of his head. He moved to stand by the window, gazing out at the forest below. Ginny bit her lip.
"How are you feeling?" She asked after a moment.
"Still a little tired, but nothing I'm not used to."
She could see how pale he was and he was shaking slightly. "Professor Lupin is leaving."
"I know, I just got through talking to him. I wish he wasn't leaving though, he's been a great teacher."
"My favorite so far."
Harry turned to smile at her and she could feel her knees go weak. "Same here. He's not really dangerous."
"I didn't think he was," she told him.
"Can I tell you something?"
"Yes," she said slowly, not really sure why he was asking her of all people.
"You remember how hard it was this year to get over the Chamber-"
"I'm still trying to get over it, but yes."
He gave her a sad smile. "So you know how hard it is when you feel like you can't talk to anyone about what happened, and how no one will be able to understand you. I know how that is."
"How? Haven't you always been able to talk to Ron or Hermione about everything?"
He shook his head. "No, I try, but I don't think they will be able to understand what I am going through now."
"What is it?" She already knew but he didn't know that.
"Will you promise not to tell anyone?"
"Last night, while we were trying to help free Sirius, I was bitten by Lupin while he was under his transformation."
Ginny gasped. "Oh Harry," she whispered as she hugged him tightly. "I'm so sorry."
He sighed. "Poor Lupin, he thinks my parents and Sirius are going to kill him for biting me."
"They won't, he couldn't control himself. Do you blame him?"
"No," he whispered into her hair. "Can I ask something of you?"
"Sure," she said as she pulled back slightly.
"I don't plan on telling Ron or Hermione just yet, and I know Lupin will be there to help me, but…but will you help me? I don't think I can do this by myself."
"W-Why me?" She stuttered, completely taken back by his statement.
"Because you of all people know what it feels like to be sectioned out and because I trust you."
"But you barely know me."
"I know and I want to get to know you more. But for some reason I feel like I can just open up to you easier than I can the others. And I promise to help you out as well."
"You will?" She asked surprised. Well my day has just been filled with surprises hasn't it? She thought to herself.
"Of course I will, as best as I can that is."
"I'll help you Harry."
"Thank you Gin," he said as he hugged her tightly. She held onto him as well and was struck by how right she felt in his arms. Ginny hid her face against his chest, trying to provide some sort of comfort for him.
"If it isn't Potter and the littlest Weasel," Draco sneered from behind him. The two turned to look at him, Ginny's hand inching towards her wand. "Got yourself a girlfriend I see Potter. Couldn't do any better then a blood traitor."
Ginny was about to say something when Harry cut her off. "You're just jealous because the only thing you can get is Crabbe and Goyle, but don't worry Draco, people are much more receptive to people being gay these days."
A group of fifth year girls were passing down the hall as they were speaking.
"Draco's gay?" One of the girls asked.
"Of course he is," Ginny put in. "Why else would he spend so much time with Crabbe and Goyle. I thought everyone knew this," Ginny said a little put out.
Draco was pale as he realized there were more students coming down the hall. "What? You all didn't know?" Pansy asked as she came to stand in sight of the others, Daphne beside her.
"We knew, Snape caught them in his dorm one day," Daphne told them.
"W-What! Pansy!" Draco cried out as he realized she was speaking.
"Oh come on Draco, there is no need to continue to hide it, we all still respect you even if you are gay. It doesn't degrade you in any way at all. It's very brave," Pansy said with an ice cold smile on her face.
Ginny and Harry exchanged amused glances. It was then that Ginny realized that she was still wrapped in Harry's arms and took the opportunity to lean into his chest. She smiled when she heard his heart rate increase.
"Especially for someone who comes from a pure blood family like yours," Daphne said.
"I am not gay!" He said dangerously.
"Draco, now there is no need to get mad," Angelina said having been apart of the fifth year students that had approached. "It's so brave! I am envious."
"I am NOT GAY!" He screamed before taking off down the hall and out of sight. The students all burst into excited talk.
"What's this, Harry holding on to young Ginny Weasley," Alicia said, a huge grin on her face. "This is new, when did this happen?"
"Er…" Harry said as he remembered that he was, in fact, holding onto Ginny, who was grinning up at him, waiting for him to explain.
"Oh that's so cute! Hey Ang, Harry's finally got himself a girl!"
"Congrats Harry! And Oliver said you'd never find one until you were out of school," Angelina said with a smile. "Hey Katie! Harry's got himself a girlfriend," she called out to Katie, who was coming down the hall with Oliver.
"He does?" Oliver and Katie said together as they hurried over.
"Ginny!" Katie said with a huge grin. "I knew, I knew it'd be her. After all he did rescue her last year."
Ginny was laughing against Harry's chest. His face had gone pale as everyone started gossiping around them. She jumped when Daphne tapped her on the shoulder. "You two need to meet us tonight in the kitchens at ten, I know you know how to get down there." Ginny nodded her head as she watched the two Slytherin girls slip out of the crowd.
"Hey what's going on over here?" George called as he entered the hall.
Harry's face lost all color and Ginny was starting to feel sorry for him. She pulled his head down to hers. "Sorry Harry, but we can't do anything to change it now."
"They are going to kill me," he whispered. Ginny could help but laugh. "It is not funny!" He hissed in her ear.
"On the contrary it is highly amusing."
"Hey George, did you know your sister is dating Harry?" Oliver asked.
"What?" Fred and George said together.
"Yes, and apparently Draco's gay and all the Slytherins knew the whole time," Alicia put in.
"What? When did all of this happen?"
"Just a few minutes ago," Angelina said. "It's so cute, they are such a cute couple."
"Oh hush Harry, Fred and George aren't going to do anything to you," Katie said as she shot a glare at the twins, who were looking at them confused.
"Ginny…" George began to say.
"Oh look at the time, I was supposed to meet Hermione five minutes ago. Bye!" She said as she took off running down the hall, leaving Harry alone to fend for himself. It wasn't entirely a lie, she was supposed to meet Hermione.
She came into the library, grinning happily. Hermione was surrounded by a stack of books, her head bent over her work.
"Already two hours out of the hospital and you've got your head in books. Tsk, tsk, tsk, Hermione you should be saving your strength."
Hermione glared at the younger girl. "What's got you in such a wonderful mood?"
"Well besides the fact that the entire school believes Draco, Crabbe, and Goyle are gay. Not to mention they also think I am dating Harry."
"What?" Hermione said loudly, making the librarian tell her to hush. "What are you talking about?"
"Well, I had just gotten back from talking to Professor Dumbledore when I ran into Harry. So we talked for a few minutes and I was giving him a hug when Draco came by. He was making fun of us so Harry told him he was jealous because the best he could get was Crabbe and Goyle. A group of fifth year students were passing by and stopped to listen. Pansy and Daphne backed us up. So he took off running and I was still hugging Harry. Alicia and Angelina pretty much told us were dating and told everyone there. So I came to find you and leave Harry to the mob."
"No, this was the first time I've had a decent conversation with him."
Hermione grinned wide. "And you care for him don't you?"
"Maybe, but he isn't going to know that."
She laughed. "I can't believe you left him to fend for himself against them. Who was there?"
"The entire Quidditch team, some random group of students. Of course I saw Percy coming as I took off running the other direction. So he had three of my brothers to deal with."
"That's cruel, he's going to get you back for that, you know that right?"
Ginny grinned at her friend. "That's the plan."
"Evil one aren't you?"
"But of course. Besides its fun to make him suffer."
"Ginny Weasley!" Harry shouted as he entered the library. She jumped, squeaked, and moved to hide behind Hermione. "Where is she Hermione?" He demanded and ignored the librarian telling him to shut up.
"Behind me," Hermione said with a smile.
"Hermione!" Ginny hissed.
"Ginny Weasley," he said in a dangerously quiet voice. She watched as he approached and when she decided he was too close she took off running. With one glance over her shoulder, she knew he was chasing after her.
They ignored the teachers that told them not to run in the halls or the students they passed. She knew that Harry was quickly gaining on her, but she wasn't about to give up just yet. Ginny headed for one of the turns and was aiming for the right corner. As they got closer she knew that Harry was about to grab her so at the last second she turned fully around, bending low before running back the way she came. With a glance over her shoulder she saw him pushing himself back off the wall to come after her.
Ginny took a path that Fred and George had showed her. She ducked into the passage and continued to run. She was glad that her brothers had spent years torturing her otherwise she wouldn't have the stamina to last this long. Just as she exited the passageway she slammed into a figure. Before she could react, she found herself pinned against a wall and gazing at a pair of dark green eyes.
They were both panting heavily. "How did you get ahead of me?" She demanded.
"I learned a few tricks from your brothers as well," he said slightly breathless.
Ginny wiggled, trying to free herself from his grasp. Harry just laughed at her. "Oh find my current situation funny do you Potter?"
"I do actually. You aren't going anywhere Weasley until I get my revenge for making me face them."
"How did that go by the way?" She said with an impish smile.
"Oh, I'm not tell you that, you'll have to wait and see what everyone else says. Now, to figure out how to punish you," he whispered to her. Ginny gasped as his eyes got darker. She couldn't look away from him, his eyes were enticing, and she didn't pay attention to the students that passed them.
"Maybe letting me go would work," she whispered when she finally found her voice again.
"No, that's being nice. I have to make you suffer."
Ginny gulped and was surprised when he pulled away from her. Instantly she missed the warmth from his body. As she tried to move, she found that she couldn't move an inch. "Harry!" She cried out indigently.
"Yes?" He asked with a lopsided grin on his face that made Ginny's knees weak.
"Let me go," she pleaded.
"Nope," he told her.
"How is this supposed to be torture?"
"Because I can do this," he said as he began tickling her.
"Stop! S-S-Stop!" she cried.
He just grinned as he continued to tickle her. Her face was getting redder and he knew she needed to breathe. So he let up. She glared at him.
"That's not fair," she whimpered just before he started to tickle her again.
After another round he finally stopped, but left her against the wall.
"I hate you," she said with a glare at him.
"You know you don't," he said with his lopsided grin. Her eyes narrowed dangerously.
"Are you planning on leaving me up here like this all day or what?"
"Maybe! Let me down!"
"I don't see why I should."
Just then a first year came bounding over to them, a smile on his face. "Professor Dumbledore would like to speak with Miss Weasley in his office."
"Thank you!" Ginny said happily. The first year headed off. "Alright, let me down I have to go see Professor Dumbledore."
Harry shook his head as he waved his wand. Ginny fell to the ground on her hands and knees. "Have fun Gin," he said with a smirk.
Ginny clambered to her feet and stood smiling at Harry. "See you at dinner Harry," she said. She stood up on her toes and kissed his cheek before hurrying to Dumbledore's office. With a smile on her face she entered his office. "Hello Professor Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall."
"Hello Miss Weasley, would you like a Lemon Drop?"
"No thank you sir," she said as she took her seat.
"I am sure you know why you have been called here?"
"I have a pretty good idea yes."
"Well, we have come to a decision," Dumbledore said with a smile. "While we still understand that you are young we are willing to give you the chance to try properly. We fear that if we said no, you would do it without our consent."
"So, starting this Friday we will begin your lessons. They will continue through the summer of course, so are you willing?" Professor McGonagall questioned.
"Yes ma'am," she said happily. "My parents?"
"We will speak with them, but we will keep the real reason concealed as both Harry and yourself do not wish for this knowledge to become public."
"Thank you sir."
"We should be the ones thanking you Miss Weasley," Professor McGonagall said.
"You are willing to do something for your friend. It's very hard to become an animagus, but that isn't going to stop you now is it?"
"No ma'am," she said with a smile on her face.
"Well then you may go to dinner," Professor Dumbledore said.
"Thanks again," she said as she headed out of their office. Ginny was smiling the entire way to the common room. She changed her clothes before heading down to dinner. When she entered she ignored the stares that her fellow students were giving her as she took a seat next to Hermione, who was sitting with a group of girls for once. "Hello ladies," she said with a smile.
All the girls smiled at her. "Someone is in a good mood," Lavender said with a smile.
"What? I can't be in a good mood?"
"Well it's a change is all," Marissa, one of her roommates said. "Usually you are a lot quieter."
"Well I've had a good day?"
"So we can see," Parvati said with a grin.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Ginny questioned.
"Oh come on Ginny! We all know you are dating Harry," Jessica chimed in, another girl in Ginny's dorm.
"What?" she asked wide-eyed at them.
"Well duh, he all but screamed it in the middle of the hallway," Katie told her. "Oh you left before he did that didn't you?"
Ginny stopped listening as she turned to look at Harry. He was talking to Dean, Seamus, Colin, and a few other boys. He turned his head to smile at her and winked. She shook her head. What in the world is he playing at? "Right," she said quietly.
"I can't believe you are dating the Harry Potter," Lavender gushed. "Of course we are also thirteen and lets see how long you two last."
Ginny growled at her. "Yes well I'm only twelve so hush you. Besides its no ones business besides our own."
"Right," all of them said together.
The rest of dinner was uneventful. Ginny was turning over what they had said to her. He actually said he was dating me, but why? She could come to no conclusion as to what this answer was. Once dinner was done she made her way to her dorm.
She lay awake in bed until the clock showed that it was ten minutes till ten. Ginny quickly got to her feet and changed into a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. She headed down the stairs and found the common room empty. Taking a deep breath Ginny headed up the boy's stairs towards where she knew Harry's room was. She carefully opened the door and was pleased to find all of them asleep.
When her eyes adjusted to the dark she searched for Harry's bed. She found it easier then she thought and made her way to his bed. Gently, she shook him awake.
He sat up with a start, his wand in his hand. Ginny rolled her eyes. "Come on," she whispered.
"Get your cloak and map and meet me in the common room," she told him before she left the room.
Harry came stumbling down the stairs five minutes later, carrying his cloak and map. His hair was even more askew then usual. "Now where in the world are we going?"
"Pansy and Daphne want to talk to us, they are in the kitchens."
"What? Where are the kitchens?"
"I'll show you, now hush and lets get going." She told him. With a shake of his head he pulled the cloak over both of them and they exited the common room.
Harry held the map out and they were pleased to find no one out around where they were. Ginny was still standing close to him, so that she could read the map. He turned and flashed her a smile when they came to a stop. Ginny tossed the cloak off and moved to the painting. She tickled the pear and a door swung open.
"This is the kitchens?"
"Yes," she said with a smile as she entered the kitchen. Daphne and Pansy were sitting at a table sipping from their mugs.
"So you did come," Pansy said with a slight smile.
"Of course, you asked didn't you?" Ginny asked with a quirked eyebrow. She moved to sit down across from the two girls and Harry sat down cautiously.
"Oh don't look at us like that," Pansy snapped. "It's not like we are going to kill you."
"We've come to talk to you," Daphne told them.
"About what?" Harry asked as he thanked the house elf for his mug.
"Well anything really," Pansy said. "Why did you say what you did to Malfoy?"
"He was being a git and I can't stand him. As to why I called him gay, well I have no idea, it just sort of sprang out of my mouth," Harry told her with a shrug of his shoulders.
"Very good act you two put on," Ginny told them. "So why did you do it?"
"Because we hate how this school is," Daphne told her flatly. "Dumbledore is an idiot, Snape is a total creep, and Draco is a complete git. This school is split and it sucks."
"Yes it does," Ginny said. "So what exactly are we supposed to do?"
"Well, we want to help you two out any way we can. Maybe we can unite the school and if not oh well, at least we tried."
"There's something you aren't telling us," Harry pointed out.
Pansy and Daphne exchanged glances. "We think, well we sort of know that the chance for Voldemort to come back to life is great."
"You can say his name?" Harry asked a bit surprised by this.
"Just a name," all three girls told him.
"Well I knew that but I don't hear people say his name that often."
"That's true," Pansy said.
"Well people are idiots so it really doesn't matter," Daphne told him.
"How do you know this?" Ginny asked.
"Snape, that greasy git. He's a two timing bastard and I hate him. Did you know he knew that Ginny's brother's rat was an animagus?"
"What?" They both shouted.
"Oh yes, he knew the whole time. He may act like he is helping Dumbledore but he's a bloody liar," Pansy ground out. "The man is completely insane and the worst potions teacher I have ever heard of. I can't stand the slimy bastard. Besides the fact that he is perverted."
"I don't really want to know," Harry said with a shake of his head. "So you want our help?"
"Yes," the two girls said together.
"Think about it Harry, your Gryffindor golden boy and you've got a Weasley by your side. Her family is one of the oldest pure blood families around and she's the first girl in seven generations," Daphne told him.
"You also have the smartest girl Hogwarts has ever seen as your best friend. You have the entire Quidditch team at your side, not excluding that you can have two more friends in Slytherin, who are also part of some of the oldest blood lines."
"Why not? If what we found out is true then there is little time to waist."
"They are right Harry, I mean why wait around when we can stop him from ever rising to power again?" Ginny asked him.
"That's true but what are we going to do?"
"Have you had any special training at all Harry?" Pansy questioned.
He shook his head no. "Why?"
"Because if you are ever going to face Voldemort again, then you have to learn to really duel," Daphne told him.
"So, we are getting your help on this?" Ginny asked.
"Of course, we are willing to help in any way we can," Pansy said with a smile.
Harry sighed and looked at Ginny. She gave him a small smile. "They are right. You can't face Voldemort again if you don't know how to really fight him. You'd be dead before you had time to react. None of us want that. So why not take their offer?"
"And how in the world are we going to go about this? I am not really allowed to go anywhere for a month during the summer," Harry put in.
"We'll figure that out. I'll have Daddy come figure out what is meant for you to stay at your relatives for so long," Daphne told him.
"This is going to be an interesting summer," Ginny mumbled.
"That's true," Harry said quietly.
"Ah, don't be sad. Everything will be fine, we can promise you that," Pansy said.
"Now, explain to me why you want to help us."
"Not all Slytherins are evil, we are just stereotyped. Being ambitious doesn't mean we are evil it just means we get what we want," Pansy told him. "I'm also tired of being treated like crap by that prick Malfoy and his cronies. It's very degrading and it's a pain in the arse."
"You have no idea how bad it is in our place. Did you know that the boys actually can get into our dorms?" Daphne asked. "Snape taught them how to bypass them. It's horrible, we hate it."
"So things are a bit worse then anyone ever thought, but we can't really help that. What we want to do is give everyone back the protection and security that this castle is meant to have. Without that it's practically hopeless to even really try. It's very discouraging."
"It sounds like it," Ginny mumbled.
"Well that is all we have to say," Daphne said. "We are off to bed, goodnight Harry, Ginny."
"Wait," Harry called, making the two stop at the door. "How much did you hear?"
"All of it," Pansy said quietly. "We hadn't meant to overhear, we were just wanting to talk to you two."
"So you know that Harry is a werewolf now?" Ginny asked as she took Harry's hand.
"Yes, we know," Daphne told him. "Don't worry, your secret is safe with us. We don't intend to tell anyone."
"See you on the train in the morning," Pansy said with a smile.
They watched as the two girls left the kitchen, leaving Ginny and Harry to themselves. Harry sighed heavily. "What do you think Gin?"
"I think we should give it a chance Harry," she said quietly as she turned to look at him. "I mean, what do we really have to lose? If what they say is true, then we need all the help we can get. After all he did get away right?"
"Yes, he did. I knew I should have hexed him or something, but I was too concerned about protecting Hermione to really stop him."
"That's good Harry, otherwise Hermione would be dead or a werewolf."
"Instead I am."
Ginny wrapped her arms around his waist, resting her head against his chest. "We'll get through this Harry, I promise."
He smiled slightly. "Thanks Gin," he said with a grin on his face. He let her go, stepping back from her. Ginny frowned as he stepped back.
"Tell me something Potter," she said, a slight smirk on her face.
"What?" Harry asked as he took a drink from his goblet.
"Why did you tell everyone we were dating?" She asked with a quirked eyebrow.
Harry grinned at her. "Well they wouldn't listen to me say that we weren't dating so I was stuck with agreeing with them, besides you should have seen the look on your brother's faces. It was priceless."
Ginny rolled her eyes. "So what do we do now?"
"Not sure, guess we can figure that out later."
"How much later? Mum is going to find out you know."
"Yes, but I don't live with her, you do, so you can explain it to her." Ginny glared at him. He smiled and picked up his invisibility cloak. "Besides you're adorable so why not?" Harry said with a smug grin as he kissed her on the nose. He laughed when she blushed. "Coming?"
"I should skin you for that Potter," she said with a glare, but she was smiling none the less.
"Of course," he said as he draped the cloak around them.
They quickly made their way back to Gryffindor Tower and the portrait barely even acknowledged them as they passed by. Harry pulled off the cloak and was pleased that the common room was completely empty.
"Goodnight Gin," he said with a smile as he disappeared up the stairs to his dorm. Ginny headed up the stairs to her own dorm and was happy that her friends were all asleep. She quickly changed into her pajamas before pulling the hangings closed around her bed. With a huge grin on her face she slipped into dreams that, for once, didn't have anything to do with Tom Riddle.
A/N: Hello, hello, hello!!!! SOoooooo Tell me what you all think of my oh so wonderful new series, actually I have no idea if it is wonderful or not but I have enjoyed this one and I hope you all will too. This one will be updated probably once a week, as in a week long, for my purposes, and so I dont get confused with what I am doing. So enjoy this new story and I promise this one gets REALLY REALLY good too. I will post The Return when I finish Twist. Alas, I must go continue writing. Thanks to my awesome beta for all of her hard work.