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A/N: This first fic is actually the reason why I thought of making this collection. It was too short to be a proper one-shot and I couldn't fit it in any of the full stories I am currently writing. I really liked this one though and I didn't want to leave it sitting in my computer, not seeing the light of day. I hope you like this too.
You can also think of this fic as a sample of sorts. I've already written two more and will be uploading them shortly. Reviews are very much appreciated. Thanks.
Harry saw her sitting in the garden, her arms crossed. She was gazing upwards at the evening sky, her head resting on the back of the chair.
"Hey," greeted Harry as he knelt beside her. "I've been looking for you. What's up?"
Ginny took her eyes away from the heavens to look at Harry. She smiled brightly at him then motioned to the sky. Harry looked up. It was the dark of the moon and the sky was cloudy. Only one object was bright enough to be seen that early evening.
"Stargazing again?" said Harry.
"Venus," said Ginny. "She's beautiful," she added, grinning at Harry, whose gaze was still on the planet.
Harry looked down and turned to Ginny, who had returned her gaze to the moonless sky. She had let her hair down the back of the chair and it was dancing gracefully to the light breeze. Her face, from her brown eyes down her perfectly formed nose to her curled lips, was lit up in a smile that was hers and hers alone. It showed kindness and mischief, hope and contentment, calmness and excitement. It promised him a bright future that he had thought possible only in his wildest dreams.
Harry grinned then, a bright, happy, contented grin. He stared at her for a minute or two, then turned his gaze back to the sky.
"Yes, she is beautiful," he murmured, not quite thinking of Venus.