Luna's eyes flickered open and she was almost blinded by the fluorescent lights above her. She could make out the form of her lovely boyfriend George by her beside but she had no idea what she was doing in the hospital.
"It's alright Luna, I'm here," George said reassuringly. She didn't have to know the reason she was in the hospital because with George by her side, everything was okay.
[Six months later]
George helped Luna into her seat and kissed her cheek before going to help a waiting customer. Now that she was over six months pregnant George had taken to bringing her to work with him. She sat behind the counter and helped him with filing when he would let her while he helped the customers with any worries they might have over the products.
Even when she was just sitting she was plenty occupied by watching her adorable boyfriend help the customer differentiate between the different types of trick wands. She was so lucky that he was hers. She patted her belly absentmindedly, which was very large by now and was caught off-guard by a kick in her stomach.
"Ouch!" she cried and George was instantly by her side.
"What's wrong? Are you okay?" he asked worriedly, crouching down next to her.
"I'm fine. The baby just kicked," Luna said in shock. She reached for George's hand and placed it on her stomach. His face lit up as he felt the baby kick beneath his hand. The moment was so special that even the yells of the customer couldn't ruin it for the two of them. He left his staff to deal with the shop while he took Luna to lunch.
Ginny almost fell over while she waited at the Auror Department of the Ministry of Magic for her husband. She felt dizzy all of a sudden and had to take a seat before she fell down. Harry was quick to come to her aid as she clutched her head.
"Gin, are you alright?" he asked concernedly.
"I feel sick," she moaned.
"Don't worry, I'll take you home," Harry said, helping to her feet. He helped her out of the office and past Hermione, who was going in the opposite direction.
"What's wrong with Ginny?" Hermione asked, turning around and following them down the hall.
"She said she felt sick," Harry said as he helped his wife into the elevator. Hermione followed them in, grabbing Ginny's other arm.
"Well, you might want to cancel her game this afternoon," Hermione pointed out.
"What game? Harry asked.
"The Holyhead Harpies, you know the London matches," Hermione offered. Harry had completely forgotten about Ginny's Quidditch schedule and would have to owl the team once he got Ginny home.
"Do you want me to come with you?" Hermione asked.
"No, it's fine," Harry said, turning on the spot.
Ron was waiting impatiently at the Leaky Cauldron for Hermione to show up for lunch. It was rare for her to be late so when she hurried in the door after he'd been there for ten minutes he raised his eyebrows.
"Sorry I'm late but Ginny was sick," Hermione explained.
"Sick? Is she alright?" Ron asked.
"Yeah, Harry took her home," Hermione said. She waved the waitress over and ordered a Gillywater. She didn't say anything to Ron but she too was wondering if there was more behind Ginny's sickness. After all, there had been more behind Luna's sickness. She wasn't saying that it was the same thing but now that she thought of it... Harry and Ginny were married now and...
"Oh my gosh!" she cried, interrupting Ron's rant about work that she hadn't been listening to.
"What?!" Ron asked in confusion as she jumped to her feet.
"Nothing, I just have to go," said Hermione hurriedly. She grabbed her bag and ran for the door.
"Hermione!" Ron cried but his girlfriend had already disappeared out the door and onto the busy street.
This couldn't be happening. This could NOT be happening! The test had been negative. Luna had been with her. This wasn't happening. It just wasn't! She didn't even know if it was or wasn't but she'd clearly already jumped to that assumption and it was freaking the hell out of her.
The Healer looked at her and that look said it all. He knew what was going on. From the look they exchanged he knew that she knew what was going on and he knew that she was the only one who knew what was going on, unfortunately for the man sitting next to her who happened to be her husband.
And the Healer wasn't very sympathetic to the needs of Ginny or her husband. She was sympathetic to no one and instead placed Ginny in a very awkward position indeed.
"Do you want to tell him, or shall I?" the Healer asked.
"Tell me what?" Harry asked in confusion.
This wasn't really the place Ginny wanted to tell something like this to her husband. She never planned on telling something like this to her husband at this point in her life and if she had to do at all, she wanted to do it in ideal circumstances. Unfortunately ideal circumstances weren't always abundant in her life so this is the time fate had chosen to drop this on her.
"I'm pregnant," she blurted out, her voice cracking on the word 'pregnant.' The look on Harry's face said it all. First it was surprise then it hit shock, confusion, worry, fear and betrayal, all in the matter of a few seconds and eventually rested on accusation.
"Why didn't you tell me?" he asked, his voice shaking.
"I didn't know! I thought possibly I might be but when I took the test with Luna it was negative so I forgot about it!" Ginny babbled, close to tears.
"Pregnancy tests aren't always accurate. The only way to know for sure is to take a blood test," the Healer butted in.
"Still, the fact that you even took a Pregnancy test is something you should have told me about. Marriage isn't about keeping secrets it's about sharing and trusting in each other and loving each other," Harry retorted.
"I wasn't trying to keep secrets! The test was negative so I didn't think it was that big a deal!" Ginny cried through the tears that were now rolling down her cheeks. Harry's face wasn't the least bit sympathetic though.
"That shows how little you know about marriage if you didn't think it was that big a deal," said Harry.
"I don't claim to know about marriage. The whole point of marriage is learning and figuring things out together," Ginny sobbed.
"I don't get how we can figure things out together if you don't tell me stuff as important as this. Don't you love me enough?"
By now the Healer had walked out of the room and left them to their own devices. They weren't having much luck with them though.
"Of course I love you!" Ginny screamed, clutching her chair for support. Harry was on his feet though.
"You've got a strange way of showing it," he said before apparating out. Ginny fell to the ground and burst into hiccupping sobs, clutching her knees to her chest. Why wasn't love enough?
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