Disclaimer: I do NOT own the Harry Potter series. That credit goes to the brilliant mind of J.K. Rowling. Go Jo! I also do not own some of the material used. Again that belongs to Jo and Warner Brothers.
Chapter 6 Going to Let Just Happen
Ron and Hermione sat on Ron's bed in the boys' dormitory as they watched Harry rummage through his trunk.
"Good luck, mate," Ron said.
Harry smiled as turned around with a small bottle in his hand.
"I have all the luck I need right here," he said.
Ron and Hermione watched anxiously as Harry ingested some lucky potion.
"How do you feel?" Hermione asked.
"Really excellent," Harry said.
He then took his invisibility cloak and through it around him. The three of them walked out the door, but only Ron and Hermione could be seen. Lavender's eyes grew when she saw them as they walked down the stairs.
"Did you just…" she began, but couldn't finish the sentence.
"Just what?" Ron asked.
Lavender glanced at the boys' dormitory door.
"Were you two just in there alone?" she asked.
"Er…" Ron began, not really knowing what to say.
Lavender shook her head and ran into the girls' dormitory room. Hermione looked over at Ron at hit his shoulder.
"Ron," she snapped.
"What? I didn't know what do say," he said.
Hermione sighed and took a deep breath.
"Oh, I suppose you're right. What could you say?" Hermione asked.
Then Ron began looking around, forgetting Harry was invisible.
"You still here, Harry?" Ron asked in a whisper.
Hermione then began looking around as well.
"Harry?" she whispered.
"He must've gone," he concluded.
Ron and Hermione could hear Ginny and Dean arguing as they reached the bottom of the stairs.
"Dean, this really isn't working out," Ginny sighed..
Ginny stopped right in front if Ron and Hermione.
"Oh, hi you two. Where's Harry?" she asked.
"I think he's called it a night," Ron said.
Ginny laughed and then yawned.
"I better too. See you in the morning," she said.
"Night, Ginny," Hermione waved.
Ron and Hermione sat by the fireplace and waited for Harry to return. They began laughing at Ginny's reaction when Ron told her Harry was asleep, causing Ron wonder if Ginny had snuck into the boys' dormitory to see if he was telling the truth.
Harry walked into Common Room five minutes until six in the morning and began laughing. Ron and Hermione had fallen asleep waiting for him. Hermione's head was resting on Ron's shoulder. Ron had his mouth open, his arms crossed. They both stirred as Harry cleared his throat.
"Wh… what time is it?" Ron asked with a yawn.
"Six in the morning," Harry laughed.
Hermione and Ron's eyes suddenly began more alert.
"Six! And you just got in?" Hermione asked.
"I got the memory," Harry informed them, hoping it would make them less angry at him.
It worked. Ron and Hermione's smile reached their ears.
"Harry, that's great," Hermione smiled.
"So, you two have been here all night?" Harry asked.
Ron felt his face get very warm.
"Well, we wanted to know everything when you got back," he said.
Harry took a deep breath as he walked into the Great Hall and found Ron and Ginny talking.
"Excuse me," he said to Ginny.
Her eyes grew, not really knowing how to take this. She then smiled as Harry smiled back at her as he turned Ron away to talk to him.
"When are you going to tell Hermione?" Harry asked.
Ron lowered his eyebrows.
"Tell her what?" he asked.
Ron sighed as Harry rolled his eyes, knowing all too well what Harry was talking about.
"That it was her you were talking about when you were under that love potion," Harry said.
"I don't know if I can," Ron admitted.
He left his head all.
"You'll have to some time," Harry said.
Ron slowly lifted up his head and nodded.
"Yeah I know," he sighed.
"You okay?" Harry asked.
Ron looked away from Harry, not wanting to think about it.
"What if she doesn't feel the same?" he finally asked.
"I think you'll be surprised," Harry smiled.
His eyes then caught Ginny, who was looking at him. Her cheeks turned red and she looked down.
It was the final Quidditch match of the season. Ron and Ginny ate in their Quidditch robes while Harry and Hermione were in their regular school robes. Harry was going to miss the match thanks to Snape.
"I can't believe that git gave you detention today of all days," Ron said.
"Yeah, well, that's Snape for you," Harry sighed, taking a bite of toast.
He looked over at Ginny, who was going to replace him as Seeker.
"Just remember to…" Harry began before Ginny started laughing.
"I know, Harry. Now, you better go," Ginny said.
Without thinking, she reached out for his hand. Harry was glad that Hermione and Ron were too busy talking to each other to notice this.
"Right. I don't want him tacking on detentions for next term," he said, recovering himself.
"He wouldn't…" Hermione began.
Harry laughed and stood up.
"Oh yeah, he would," he said.
"See you," Ron waved.
"Good luck," Harry smiled.
Ron smiled as Hermione came running at him after the Quidditch match.
"Congratulations," Hermione smiled.
Ginny looked towards the portrait door, waiting for Harry to show up.
"Thanks, Hermione," Ron smiled.
Ron was surprised as she wrapped him in a tight hug. It was this that Ron finally had the courage to tell Hermione the truth. Harry then walked in. His and Ginny's eyes met. Ginny ran to him and wrapped her arms around his neck. They slowly let go, both of them shocked. Ginny smiled at Harry's face. He then leaned in and pulled her to his lips.
"I'm in love with you," Ron yelled to Hermione.
Hermione opened her mouth, but nothing came out. Her mind was spinning. She took a breath, surprised at hard it was.
"What?" Hermione finally asked.
"That's day I got poisoned I told Harry I love you… not Lavender."
Hermione jumped into Ron's arms and kissed him with so much enthusiasm Ron wasn't sure he'd ever be able to breath right again.
This was fun writing this last scene for some reason.