Not sure why I can never write to the prompts you guys actually request, but I promise one of the Socks will get around to them. Now, this theme/prompt/whatever has been floating around quite a few of the fandoms on this site, and while initially cute and fluffy and romantic, it gets pretty boring fast. How boring, you ask? You're about to find out.

Dobby's Polka-Dotted Sock

Chapter Twenty:

The Five Times Harry Potter Said Hello to Ginny Weasley

And The One Time She Said Hello to Him

The first time Harry met Ginny Weasley was in King's Cross Station. In fact, it was the first time he had met any Weasley. So, being the shy—yet polite—eleven-year-old that he was, Harry Potter said, "Hello." And Ginny blushed and looked at her toes.

The second time Harry Potter said hello to Ginny Weasley was the first time he came to her house. Her three youngest-but-older brothers had just rescued him from the Dursley's, which was an incredibly thrilling tale, but the readers wanted this instead. She ran downstairs to the kitchen to ask her mother about missing laundry or something equally mundane, but then her eyes met Harry's. "Hello, Ginny," Harry greeted politely. And Ginny blushed and looked at her toes.

The third time Harry gave proper salutations to Ginny was a little interesting as it was in the Chamber of Secrets, but not interesting because the danger was already over. She had just blinked to awareness and looked about herself confused after waking up from having her life force slowly drained away. Harry Potter said, "Hullo Ginny," because he was rather tired. And Ginny Weasley blushed, looked at her toes, and promptly burst into tears upon seeing him bleeding all over the place.

The fourth time Harry Potter greeted Ginny Weasley was when he tried to ask her to the Yule Ball. Of course he had no way of knowing Neville Longbottom had already gotten there because Neville was smooth with the ladies, but not as smooth as Seamus. At any rate, Harry found her in an armchair and started with, "Hello Ginny." And Ginny blushed, but did not look at her toes. She would stare at them later, when he actually asked her to the Ball.

The fifth time Harry Potter recognized Ginny's presence in a formal manner was when she tried out for the Gryffindor Quidditch team in his sixth year. As Captain, he was there early to meet the team-hopefuls, and when Ginny Weasley walked confidently onto the pitch, he called out, "Hello, Ginny." And though her face was flushed, whether from the cold or something else, Ginny managed to wave back.

When Harry returned to the Gryffindor Common Room after his tedious, torturous detention with Professor Snape, he was a little nervous. Had they won the match without him? There was only one way to find out. So when Harry Potter walked through the portrait hole, he was pleasantly surprised to find a celebration in full swing, and Ginny Weasley running to meet him. "Hi," she managed breathlessly. And then Harry kissed her. Because that had everything to do with it.

Soooo…yeah. Dull, yes? Initially, it was a cute idea, but when you look at it, these are really just isolated incidents that barely have anything in common and are also really boring. It's the same set up over and over again. Also, these usually end up being really, really, short. Drabbles are okay, but it's more fun to flesh out ideas, even if just a one-shot. Anyway, hope this over-simplification amused you. Thanks for reading, and please review!