Author's Note: 2nd Harry Potter Fanfic.
Chapter 1: At the Bookstore
It was a busy day for Blackwell Bookstore, they are having their Annual Whole-day Sale today. Each book that they will sell will have a discount of either 25 or 50% off.
Harry, an ultimate book reader, was on the sale too. He has been collecting lots of books for many years now and is still intending to collect more.
Harry went to the Fantasy section of the store. He has been reading the Twilight Saga and is here to buy the last one.
Unfortunately, there was only one book left, and that was the Breaking Dawn. Lucky for him because that was the book he need. When he reached out for it, somebody grabbed it.
"Hey! I saw that f—" He turned to his side to see who that person was. To his surprise, Harry was shocked to see the most beautiful woman he had ever laid eyes on.
"Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't see you there." The girl looked at him apologetically.
"No, no. Its okay you can have it. I'll just go back here some other time." He smiled at her.
"Thank you." The girl was about to leave when Harry called her. "Hey!"
"I'm Harry by the way. Harry Potter." He said as he held out his hand.
"I'm Ginny." She said and shook Harry's hand.
"Nice to meet you Ginny."
"You as well, Harry." She smiled at him.
"Do you have company with you or are you alone?"
"Alone." She said softly.
"Alright then, would you like to hang out with me?" he asked nervously.
"Okay. But I have to pay for this first."
Harry escorted Ginny to the counter and she paid for it. When they got out of the store, Harry saw Starbucks (it was right in front of the store) and asked.
"Would you like to go to Starbucks first?"
"Sure. But I don't drink coffee."
"Neither do I. We'll just have to find something else."
At Starbucks, the place was very quiet, unlike the bookstore, it wasn't crowded at all.
"I'll have a Vanilla Frappuccino and a chocolate cake, how 'bout you?" he asked Ginny.
"Same as yours."
Harry went to the counter and ordered 2 Frappuccinos and 2 chocolate cakes. Harry waited at their table, until finally his name was called and took their snacks from the counter.
"So, are you new here? I haven't seen you in that bookstore before." Harry began.
"Apparently, I am." Ginny said. "I just moved here yesterday."
"Oh, so how old are you then?"
"Turning Eighteen soon." She said cheerfully
"When?" he asked.
"October 21st" Ginny said. Then, she noticed that Harry was doing something under the table. He was putting Ginny's birthday on his reminders.
"What are you doing?" Ginny asked.
"Okay. How about you?"
"I'm eighteen and my birthday is July 31st."
"Aww… It's already finished." Ginny giggled. But deep inside her, she was a little disappointed. She was looking forward to his birthday.
There was a moment of silence, but not awkward.
"Do you have any brothers or sisters?" Harry asked.
"6 brothers." Ginny smiled.
"That's a problem." Harry muttered to himself, but Ginny heard him and just pretended that she didn't hear him and said. "What was that?"
"Do you also have siblings?"
"None. But it's okay. I mean, I treat my cousins as my brothers and sisters." Harry smiled.
They both finished off their food and went outside.
"What time do they expect you home anyway?" Harry asked her.
"Late. I told them that I will explore around town, so they don't expect me home until dinner."
"Great! Let's go to the park."
Harry and Ginny walked towards his car; his car was a shiny Silver Volvo and it looked brand new.
"Wow! Nice car." Ginny stated. "Where'd you get it?"
"My mom and dad gave it to me as a birthday present." He said as he opened the door for her.
Harry closed the door and went to his seat. It didn't take them long to reach their destination, 'cause it wasn't a busy day today. When they arrived at the park, Ginny looked at Harry and saw him smiling.
"This is the place I like to go to the best, besides my room of course." Harry laughed. Harry went out the car and opened the door for Ginny.
"I wanna show you my own special place here at the park. It's a little far though, but I'm telling you it's worth it."
They walked through the park quietly. Finally they found a really huge tree with lots of flower around it.
"Here we are." Harry said excitedly.
"It's so beautiful." Ginny said.
Harry sat under the tree and gestured Ginny to do the same.
"I can see why you like it here."
"Yeah, why's that?"
"Because it's really quiet here, a perfect place to think and to relax."
"And to talk." Harry said as he met Ginny's gaze, then looked away.
"I know this is a personal question, but were friends now right?"
"Yes we are Harry and whatever it is, it's okay with me." Ginny said, for some reason she knew what was Harry gonna to ask her.
"Okay." He took a deep breath and said, "Do you have a boyfriend?" he blushed a little and Ginny said, "As a matter of a fact, I don't Harry."
"Have you ever had one?"
"No" she said softly. "How about you, do you have a girlfriend?"
"No, I don't and never had."
"Well, I was waiting for the right girl."
"Was?" Ginny asked, confused.
"Yeah. I guessed I already found her." Then Harry looked into her eyes. Ginny's heart thumped inside her but then she felt her cheeks burn, so she looked away.
"Why are you blushing Ginny?"
"Nothing." She said quickly.
Both of them are having so much fun together that neither one of them noticed the time. Harry glanced up the sky and saw how dark it was.
"Whoa! Is it really that late?"
"You know, as they say, time flies by when you're having fun." Ginny said.
"You had fun?"
"Super! I mean yes." Harry smiled at her and said, "Come on, I'll take you home. You'll just have to show me where it is."
Neither one of them spoke on the way to Ginny's house. When they got there, Ginny didn't left the car immediately. So Harry took this opportunity to talk to her again.
"Ginny, promise me we'll still see each other again. Right?"
"Yes Harry. I promise."
"Can we still be in touch with one another?"
"Sure, here's my number."
Ginny showed her number to Harry and Harry saved it on his cellphone. Moments later, Ginny received a text message saying, "Hello :p."
"Save my number too, okay?" Harry said.
"Well, goodbye then."
"Bye, takecare." And without neither planning nor thinking about it, Ginny kissed him on the cheek. Harry smiled.
"It's okay. Goodnight."
"Night," Ginny said and she stepped out the car. "Thanks again."
When Ginny was inside the house, Harry sighed and drove back to his house.