This is my first fan fic. I had 16 of the chapters written before uploading them on here. After a lot of getting used to the site, I think everything is finally in order! Yay! I hope you like it, and I will write another after this. I appreciate any and all feedback as long as it's constructive. Thank you for reading.

Chapter One: Discovery

The bell overhead rang out as Hermione was walking with Ron and Harry to yet another dull History of Magic class.
"Can I borrow your notes again Hermione?" Ron asked her.
Hermione sighed, "when are you going to start taking your own notes?"
"When Binn stops being so bloody boring," Ron retorted.

Ginny was walking with Luna coming in the opposite direction making her way to her charms class. Luna was holding on to her copy of the Quibbler tightly in her hands. Ginny saw that Hermione was coming down the long hallway arguing with her brother.
"Right, here she comes," Ginny said with a grin.
"Oh, are you going to tell her finally?" Luna said with a dreamy tone to her voice.
"No, not now, I just couldn't now," Ginny replied as she bit her lower lip.

Hermione ignored Ron's attempts as Harry laughed at the bickering. Hermione then started to walk ahead of the boys. Harry turned to Ron with a laugh, "You really ought to stop asking her for her notes.."
"I know, but you and me aren't going to pass O.W.L.S. with Binn teaching that class!" Ron shouted.
Hermione turned her head, "It's not Binn's fault. You have to open your ears and listen Ronald!" With that, she stormed off and passed in between Luna and Ginny. As she brushed by Ginny, her freckled face turned red.
Ron was on his way to chase her down the hall but Harry held out his hand to stop him.
"You better just meet up with her in class mate," he warned.

As the class drew on Hermione was distant from Ron and speaking more with Harry, but then Harry was trying to peek over at her notes and she separated herself completely. As the bell rang, Binn gave them the homework and he floated into his office through the black board. Hermione gathered her things and rushed out the door and headed to the common room. Ron was once again going to follow her but Harry stopped him.
"Come on, we need to go talk to Snape about that homework," Harry tugged on Ron's robes.
"Fine," Ron grunted.

Hermione said the password and rushed into the common room. There were students all around but Ginny was sitting near the fire reading her textbooks and writing down something. On the parchment, she couldn't concentrate. She ended up making doodles of herself holding hands with Hermione.
"You're brother is such a pain," Hermione stated as she surprised Ginny. Hermione crashed down on the couch near the fire as Crookshanks ran up to leap onto her lap. Ginny was turning red. She scrambled to hid the images she was doodling.
"Hello Hermione," she said trying to sound calm.
"What do you have there?" Hermione asked looking at the parchment sticking out of the book.
"Oh nothing, I wasn't really concentrating on this homework. Just some doodles about nonsense," Ginny lied, "what's this about Ron being a pain? Tell me something I don't know!"
Hermione laughed as she told Ginny the story. Ginny shook her head.

"Ron is just nervous about flunking. You know?" Ginny said.
"Yea, I know. I just wish he would piss off once in a while," Hermione replied. Ginny laughed.
"That's so not like you," she said.
Hermione laughed and tugged at the papers in the book.
"Come off it," she laughed, "let's see them. Are they pictures of you and Harry?" Hermione noticed one of the doodles was obviously Ginny but she couldn't tell who the other person was.
"No," Ginny said calmly tugging the book in the other way, "it's nothing important."
"Ginny," Hermione said tugging even harder now, "What is the big deal?"

The book flopped on the floor and opened up to reveal the doodles. Ginny blushed and ran upstairs to their room in the Girl's Dorm. Hermione was left to pick up the parchment and stare at the writing and doodles.

"Hermione plus Ginny?" she whispered to herself. At that moment, Ron and Harry were climbing in through the portrait hole. They were talking loudly about how much they hate Snape and how unfair he is.

Hermione saw them come in and she got up and ran for the dorms.

"Hermione?!" Ron shouted. He looked down to see Ginny's book on the floor. "Ginny is always leaving her things everywhere..."
Ron picked it up, closed it and shoved it back into Ginny's bag.
"Leave it there, she'll come back for it. I doubt anyone else is going to snoop around it," Harry stated.
Ron shrugged and sat down with Harry to talk about Snape's homework and Quidditch.

Hermione was upstairs in her room leaning on the door frame as Ginny looked up at her from the bed. There was no one else there but them two. Hermione was going to say something but instead walked into the room and sat next to Ginny. She wrapped her arms around Ginny's shoulders. Ginny looked up to see Hermione smiling.

"You aren't mad then?" she asked.
"Why would I be?" she replied.

Ginny smiled, and said nothing else. She just leaned her head on Ginny's shoulder. Hermione breathed in deep. "Why didn't you tell me about this?" she started, "Do you mean to tell me you have a crush on me?"

Ginny gulped hard. "I didn't know how you were going to react so I figured I would just keep it to myself."

Hermione laughed, "I'm fine with it. I just never thought about it. But now that I'm thinking about it..." her voice trailed off.
"Yes?" Ginny asked lifting her head so she can peer into Hermione's brown eyes.
"It makes sense," she said, "but I thought you were into Harry?"
"I was, but I got nervous around you too. Then I just got over it with you. I still fancy Harry but my feelings for you are a little stronger and I don't know why."
Ginny started to blush. Hermione took her arm off Ginny's shoulders and sinked them down to put them around her waist. She pulled her close to her and whispered into her ear, "tell me all about it."

Ginny's eyes were wide like golf balls. "You really want me too?" Ginny asked with a hint of fear in her voice.
"Yea," Hermione whispered, "tell me what you feel..." Hermione's mouth clutched a bit on Ginny's ear.

Ginny felt bolts of electricity shoot down her body. She thought she was dreaming. Ginny was about to open her mouth when Lavender Brown walked into the room. She stopped dead in her tracks when she saw what was going on in front of her.

"Well, well," Lavender mocked, "I always knew you had a thing for red heads Granger."

Hermione turned her head to look at Lavender, "I'm not the only one."

Ginny got up, as much as she didn't want her moment with Hermione to end she felt that she shouldn't put herself in that position with Lavender Brown standing in the room taunting them.

"Well, Granger, if you didn't want Ron you should have told me. I thought you would go after Fred or George, but Ginny. This is a surprise..."

Hermione was going to reply but Lavender left the room and headed down to the common room. Hermione uttered something low under her breath and turned to Ginny. Ginny narrowed her eyebrows and grabbed Hermione's hand. They both rushed down the stairs after Brown, Ginny was leading while Hermione was trying to catch up.