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Summary: Harry, Ron, and Hermione are entering their sixth at Hogwarts. Ginny, Ron, and Harry want to throw Hermione a surprise birthday party.

Chapter 1 Back to Hogwarts

Hermione's head jolted up as the door to Ginny's room opened. She and Harry were staying at the Weasley's several weeks before beginning their sixth year at Hogwarts. Harry sat on the bed next to Hermione.

"Happy with the results of your O.," he asked.

Hermione laughed as she looked down at her results for the thousandth time that morning.

"Surprised is more like it," she admitted.

The more and more Harry looked at Hermione, the more he realized that Ron had to be right about Hermione being somewhat disappointed about not getting all top marks.

"Well, I'm happy for you and Ron," she said.

Harry had a smile on his face as Hermione's eyes meet his.

"We're same about you," he said.

Hermione didn't blush, but simply looked down and smiled.

"Thanks," she said.

Hermione got up went to the windows. Harry did also as she took a deep breath and crossed her arms.

"What," he asked her.

She turned with a sad smile on her face.

"Being of age come September will be new," Hermione sighed.

Harry had forgotten that wizards come of age at seventeen. He had barely turned sixteen a week ago.

"You okay," Harry asked.

He had hafted expected for tears to start forming, but Hermione never shed a tear.

"This is just supposed to be a big event in my life, and my parents won't be there for it," Hermione sighed.

It was then Hermione's eyes began to water. Harry put both hands on her shoulders.

"Look at me. Why am I even thinking about something like that," Hermione asked.

Harry couldn't blame her for wanting her parents on her birthday. It was the same thing for him on every birthday.

"Hermione, it's alright. Of course you would like your parents with you," Harry said.

That night, Ron noticed Harry wasn't himself. He finally decided to ask about it.

"You alright, mate," Ron asked.

Before Harry could answer Ron, a knock came at the door. Ron looked from Harry to the door.

"Come in," he said.

Harry looked at the person walking in and found that it was Ginny.

"Ginny, what is it," he asked.

She had a look on her face that said that she wasn't going to get any sleep tonight if she didn't say this.

"We have to throw Hermione a birthday party," Ginny said. "I can't stand the whimpering."

Harry shook his head at Ron as he looked at him.

"At Hogwarts," Ron asked Ginny.

He couldn't see how they were going to be able to pull this off. Ginny rolled he eyes.

"Yes, in the Common Room," she said.

Harry felt awkward as Ginny looked his way.

"She'd like that," he said.

He looked down as she smiled.

"I think so too," Ginny said.

She turned and walked out.

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Harry, Ron, Hermione, Neville, Luna, and Ginny walked into an empty compartment on the Hogwarts Express. Ron and Hermione put their trucks away, but didn't sit down. Harry looked at them, remembering that the Prefects had to look after the corridors for a while. Ginny then got up and began walking out.

"Where are you going," Ron asked.

Ginny turned to her brother. She hated that Ron was so overprotected of her.

"Not that it's any of your business, but I'm meeting Dean," Ginny said.

Harry looked at Ginny until he couldn't see her, which really wasn't all that long.

"We'll be back, Harry," Ron said.

Harry took out an envelope that he had gotten from a girl named Romilda Vane.

"Don't worry. I won't be here," he said.

"Why," Hermione asked.

Harry held up the envelope. Neville looked nervously down at the envelope he too had gotten from Romilda.

"Slughorn wants me to come to his compartment," Harry said.

"You know what for," Hermione asked.

Harry sighed and shook his head.

"No," he admitted.

Luna was too busy reading The Qubblier to pay attention to what was going on.

"Then I guess well we'll see you later," Ron said.

"See you," Harry sighed.

Neville waited for Ron and Hermione to leave before turning back to Harry.

"You got an invitation as well," he asked.

Harry nodded as Neville looked down at his invitation.

"Yeah, do you know what it's about," Harry asked.

Neville shook his head.

"No, I don't," he said.

Harry took a deep breath and got up. He really didn't fell like going to this little get together Slughorn was holding.

"We should get going then," Harry said.

"I suppose," Neville sighed.

Neville and Harry told Luna bye, and they went on their way.

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Ron and Hermione ran to Ginny as she entered the great hall. She had ended up with Neville and Harry with Slughorn. They couldn't help noticing the scared look on her face.

"Where's Harry," Ginny asked.

Rona and Hermione looked at each other, clearly wondering the same question.

"We should be asking you that," Ron said.

Ginny's mouth opened a little. She had no idea Harry hadn't made it back to the compartment

"What happened," Hermione asked.

Ginny had yet to speak.

"Ginny, what's going on," Ron asked.

Everything was coming back to Ginny.

"After leaving Slughorn's, he put on his invisibility cloak and said he'd me at the feast," Ginny said.

Ron looked around the hall.

"Well, obviously he's not," he said.

Hermione gasped as Harry walked in to the hall, along with Snape.

"There he is," she said.

Ginny joined Hermione and Ron as they walked towards Harry.

"Harry, what happened," Hermione asked.

Harry opened his mouth, but nothing came out. He debated on saying what had happened with Malfoy in the Great Hall.

"I'll tell you in the Common Room," he whispered.

Hermione clearly didn't like this, but Ron and Ginny nodded. By the way Harry looked, what had happened wasn't pretty.

xxx

Hermione got up from the sofa and closed her book.

"I'm going to call it a night. See you in the morning," she yawned.

Ginny watched as Hermione walked up the stairs. She turned back to Ron and Harry as she heard Hermione close the door.

"Okay, we have eighteen days to plan the party," Ginny whispered.

Harry noticed Ron seemed more interested in his book than what Ginny had to say.

"Ron, what is it," he asked.

He looked up from the book and sighed.

"Have you decided what to get her," Ron asked.

"Well, I thought… wait, either you're not sure about the gift you got or you're the only one that hasn't," Harry said.

Ginny shook her head and left as Ron looked down.

"I'm the only one that hasn't," Ron admitted.

AN:

Aw, finally. I can't believe it took me this long to finish. Hope you like it. The next chapter should be updated soon.