Chapter One

Harry opened the back door of the Burrow as quietly as he could and silently slipped into the house. He still had his invisibility cloak on and wished to remain undetected. After making sure that he was unnoticed, Harry proceeded to walk silently up the stairs until he reached his destination. He stood outside Ginny Weasley's bedroom with anticipation on his shoulders. Trembling, Harry took a deep breath, raised his hand, and knocked twice.

"Come in," Ginny's pleasant voice responded.

Harry opened the door and slipped into her room and then shut the door behind him.

Ginny was sitting on the bench next to her open window while gazing out into the distance. Her eyes were red from lack of sleep and her expression was sullen.

"Yes?" she asked without turning her gaze.

"Gin, it's me," Harry said quietly as he took of the cloak.

Ginny's eyes widened as she slowly turned her head to face Harry.

"Harry?" she asked disbelievingly as she stood up and met him halfway across the room, "Is it really you?"

"I'm sorry I didn't come back sooner," Harry said grabbing her hands but not able to look into her eyes. "It's just that after the service-after I spoke-my mind was so clouded and I just couldn't think."

"Harry," Ginny said quietly, "None of us knew what happened to you. I thought I'd lost you again," she said glumly.

Harry looked up from the floor and into her eyes which for once were watering ever so slightly.

"Ginny, I'm sorry," he said, "I'm sorry for not telling you where I was going, and I'll never do it again."

"Harry I don't know if I can do this right now," Ginny whispered.

Harry cringed on the inside but nodded, "I understand."

But before he could do anything else Ginny pulled his face to hers and kissed him as passionately as she had on his last birthday, but before he knew it, Ginny pulled away.

"I can't she whispered, "I'm sorry."

Harry stepped back and looked sadly at Ginny as he threw the invisibility cloak over his head and left the room.

A/N: This is as short chapter for my standards, but I felt that it needed to be cut here. I'll try and update soon.