Chapter 15: A Promise
After being confined at the hospital for a week, Harry has been released and is looking better than ever.
Today is their Graduation day, and before that time comes, the seniors' teachers had allowed to come to school for the very last time.
Harry and Ginny went by their lockers to tidy their things up.
Just as when they are about to leave, Angela approached them. Harry stood in front of Ginny protectively.
"There's no need for you to be alarmed, Harry." Angela said softly. "I just wanted to say I'm sorry. To both of you" Angela looked at Ginny then to Harry.
"I hope you guys find in your heart to forgive me." Angela said softly.
Harry and Ginny just stood there, surprised by Angela's actions. Ginny sighed and placed a hand on Harry's shoulder, telling him that everything's okay now.
"I forgive Angela. I never wanted to fight you in the first place, anyway. Let's just forget that this whole thing happen and start over. What so you say? Friends?" Ginny held a hand to Angela.
"Friends." Angela smiled, a warm smile, and shook her hand.
Not soon enough, their Graduation has started. Lots of people went into to tears during this event.
Some were tears of joy, because finally they all graduated after four years in Highschool. Some were sad because they will be away from one another.
Finally, the diplomas are given. It's now down to the last two students, the Salutatorian and the Valedictorian.
"May I please call on Ms. Ginevra Molly Weasley, our 2nd honor student, to please come up the stage and say some few words." Ms. Johnson said.
"This really is the best year of my life. I thought being a senior student isn't a good thing, especially I'm a new student here. But, I learned to adjust here quickly and made friends easily." She looked at her friends, specifically Harry, and smiled.
"To my dear friends, family and most of all, Harry," She kinda blushed when she said that. She then raised her award and said, "This is for you guys!"
Ginny left the stage and the audience gave her applause.
"Of course when there's a 2nd honor, there's always a 1st honor. May I please call on Mr. Harry James Potter to please come up the stage," Ms. Johnson announced once again.
"Wow! 1st honor! Wooh! I think this is a little too much for me, don't you think dad?" Harry laughed and looked at his dad. His dad smiled back.
"But seriously, I would like to thank everyone who's been there for me, through happy times and in trial times. To my friends and family, thank you. I love you guys." Harry paused for a moment.
"I once heard a saying 'In every man success or failure, a woman is always behind it'. For me, that saying is indeed true. Why? Because of Ginny Weasley. Meeting her was the best thing that has ever happened in my life."
Harry looked at her and smiled.
"I know we all have our ups and downs in our life. But, that's the best part about Ginny, she never leaves me during those times.
"Ginny, you may be the 2nd honor of our batch, but to me, you'll always be 1st honor in my heart."
At the Potters…
The Potters held out a Graduation Party at their house.
Harry and Ginny had been able to sneak out of the party and head for the park. They went to their special place and stayed there.
Harry sat on the grass, his back leaning on the tree. Ginny sat in between his legs and rested her back on Harry's chest while Harry wrapped his arms around her.
"That was some speech you got." Ginny began.
"I was really touched with the last part of your speech."
"That you'll always be number one in my heart?" Harry asked innocently.
"Yeah, that one." Ginny giggled.
Harry shifted from their position making him in front of Ginny. "You know what I said a while ago was the truth, right?"
"I want you to always be the number girl in my heart, Gin." Harry said. Then he took Ginny's hand.
"You already told me that, Harry." Ginny looked at him, confused.
Harry sighed. He stood up and pulled Ginny with him. He knelt right before Ginny and said, "Meeting you was the best that has ever happened to me and I don't want to lose you anymore. So…" Harry took a deep breath.
Harry took a small red velvet box from his pocket and opened it which revealed a small diamond ring.
"What I'm trying to say is… Will you marry me?" Harry was breathing hard.
Tears started to fall down Ginny's face uncontrollably. Harry stated to panic. What if my plan didn't work? What if she hated me for it? Harry thought to himself.
"It doesn't have to be now. It's just a promise, Gin." Harry explained.
"Why? Why are you asking me this now?" Ginny asked softly.
"Because I'm afraid of losing you." Harry's voice was breaking. "If you don't want it," Harry pointed out the ring. "I could always return it back."
"No you won't Harry Potter!" Ginny merely shouted at him.
Harry just looked at her, surprised.
"You wanna know why?" Ginny was smiling now.
"Because I love you and yes, I'll marry you."
Harry grinned at Ginny and pulled her for a hug. "Thanks Gin! I love you too."
"I think we should tell our parents about this." Harry whispered into Ginny's hair.
"I think we should." Ginny smiled.
When they got home, Harry explained everything to both of their parents. Their parents understood and supported their decision.
They said that as long as they finish College first then no harm would be done.