Ron was flattening out his hair in front of the mirror of his room. Ginny, passing by saw this, and walked in."Nervous much?" She asked.
"NO!" Ron said a little too quickly. "Why would I be nervous? I'm not nervous"
"Please! This is the tenth time you've messed with your hair this morning, you're wearing Hermione's favorite cologne(too much by the way!), and your hands are shaking!" Ginny said, counting off each thing on her fingers.
"What? I can't look nice?" Ron asked, his ears red.
"Come on! You know Hermione's coming today, and you'll have only two days to tell her that you're madly in love with her!" Ginny said emphising the word "madly".
"I don't have any idea what you're talking about!" Ron lied.
"Oh sure! Oh, and by the way, your shirt's inside out!" Ginny giggled before walking out of Ron's room, closing the door behind her. Ron turned scarlet, and fixed his shirt.
Ding Dong! He heard minutes later."Ginny!" He heard some one squeal downstairs. He knew emediately, that it was Hermione.
"Hermione!" Ginny squealed back. Ron could hear Hermione greet Mrs. Weasley.
Oh my God! Hermione's here! Ron thought to himself, as he tried to fix his hair again. His hands were shaking so much, that all he did was make it messier. He ran down the stairs, but slowed down just as he got to the bottom, as not to look stupid. He saw Mrs. Weasley finally let Hermione out of her grasp and walk away to the kitchen."Ron!" Hermione squealed when she noticed Ron coming down the stairs. She ran up to him and gave him a hug. Ron didn't want to let go, but did pull away after a moment. When they broke apart, Hermione looked Ron up and down, as if expecting something different about him. She did notice a difference and said,
"Oh my gosh, Ron! You've already grown almost six inches! It's only been what? Two months! And your hair's gotten longer too! You look good! I mean, uh, er, um, uh-"
"-Will you excuse us for a sec?" Ginny asked interupting Hermione's babbling, and before Ron could even answer, she had already dragged Hermione into the next room.
"What are you doing? You're acting like a babbling idiot! You have to play hard to get, not hard to understand! Act like you don't like him, like you don't care!" Ginny excaimed once they were out of the earshot from Ron.
"But if I play hard to get, how is he sopposed to know I like him? He won't! And then he won't do anything, and everything will be ruined!" Hermione said, her hands over her face in frustration.
"It's okay! And by playing hard to get, he's gonna want to get you! Seeing you not care, makes him want you to care! Just go back there, and act like none of that happened! Just keep him quessing!" Ginny said and started to walk back into the living room.
Did Hermione just say I look good? Or did she mean that in a friendly way? Or a sarcastic way? Ron thought as he waited for Hermione and Ginny to come back from whatever it was they were doing. He was pulled out of his thoughts, as they re-entered the room.
They were all silent for a moment, no one really knowing what to say. Finally Ron asked,
"So, how has your summer been so far? What've you been doing?"
Ginny locked eyes with Hermione and mouthed, 'hard to get'. Hermione nodded, not really knowing exactly what to say though."Oh just...you know...stuff." She replied. Ginny gave her a thumbs up sign, when Ron wasn't paying attention to her. Hermione smiled weakly.
I still don't get how this is sopposed to help! What if Ron doesn't want to guess! What if he doesn't care what I "play!" What if, what if, what if! Hermione asked herself in her head. Suddenly, Mrs. Weasley entered the room.
"Lunch is ready!" She said and walked right back into the kitchen. Ron was starving as always, and started to head to the dining room to eat, but Ginny grabbed his arm, holding him back.
"Bloody Hell! What're you doing? I'm hungry!" Ron exclaimed.
"Language Ronald, although I have to say, I am quite hungry too. Just let him eat, Ginny!" Hermione said.
"Hold on, I'll be there in a sec. I just have to tell Ron something." Ginny replied. Hermione just shrugged her shoulders and walked away.
"You need to do something romantic with Hermione!" She said once Hermione was gone."What?" Ron asked confused.
"You need to do something really romantic with ehr that she'll love, and then you can tell her how you feel, and you guys can get together!" Ginny explained.
"And what exactly do you reckon I can do with Hermione that's romantic?" Ron asked.
"I don't know yet, but you'll think of something! And you have to do it in two days, since Harry's coming. He'll want to hang out with you guys and could interupt something on accident!" Ginny said matter-of-factly.
"How in the world do you expect me to come up with a romantic date in two days? It'll be hard enough just to ask her to come! I need more time than that! Can't you keep Harry away or something?" Ron asked becoming very frustrated.
"I don't know how your going to invent the perfect date in two days, so don't ask me!" Ginny said and then started to walk to lunch with Ron following behind her, not knowing what else he could do.
All through lunch Ron tried to think of ways her could get Hermion alone so that he could do something romantic. Why does Harry have to come in two days? Ron thought to himself. Why not in five days? Or a week? Or nat at all! Ron thought.
"Ron. Ron! RON!" Hermione yelled at Ron during lunch.
"What?" Ron asked obliviously, suddenly pulled out of his thoughts.
"You've spilled food and juice all over yourself! What are you thinking?" Hermione asked trying hard not to laugh. Ginny, it seemed, didn't even bother trying, for she was laughing completely uncontrollably. Ron had been so lost in his thoughts, that he hadn't even realized he was making a complete fool of himself infront of Hermione, by spilling food all over his front.
"Oh no!" Ron exclaimed trying to clean himself up.
"It's okay! I'll help you!" Hermione said as she grabbed some napkins and tried to help Ron clean off his shirt.
"I have to go!" Ron said and ran up the stairs to his room, where he stayed for the rest of the day. Hermione just stood there with napkins in her hands, a sad look on her face.
that was a really short chapter, but i wanna know what y'all think!