Chapter Six

"What do you mean?" I asked confused.

"I didn't tell anyone about Snape being good!"

"Yes you did." I said, as my heart went back to its normal beat. "You told Kingsley, and you told everyone at the Order meeting."

"Oh yeah," he breathed, "Thank goodness." He squeezed my hand.

We walked over to where Remus and Tonks lay. Andromeda, holding Teddy, sat in front of them.

"Hello Mrs. Tonks," Harry greeted her.

"Harry dear, you are my grandson's godfather, call me Andromeda."

"Yes Andromeda," he smiled at her, and glanced down at Teddy. "May I?" He asked, holding out his arms.

"Of course." She handed Teddy to Harry. I fixed Harry's arms, so he held Teddy better. He was still unsure.

I looked over at Andromeda; she had silent tears streaming down her face. I made sure Harry had a good hold on Teddy, then, I kneeled down next to Andromeda, and put my arm around her shoulder.

"Thank you," she whispered to me. I wasn't sure what she meant, but decided not to press the issue.

"I really miss them." She whispered again. It was very weird to see an old woman break down like this.

"I do too." I told her.

"It must be much worse for you, though." I gently sympathized. "You lost more than I did," I told her. She smiled over at me.

"You lost just as much." She told me. We sat there for a little while longer; until Harry tapped me and told me we should probably move on.

"Okay," I told him, as I hugged Andromeda. He gave Teddy back to her.

"See you at the funeral," Harry told her as we walked away.

We walked past rows of dead people, and their families.

"Anyone you want to see in particular?" I asked him. I looked up into his eyes, he was crying. I led us over to a bench, and we sat down. He put his arm around me, and pulled me closei just let him cry into my shoulder.

"It still hurts too much." He whispered to me.

"Seeing all these people; dead." I didn't know what to say. Too much had happened to him.

"I know." I told him.

"It hurts me too."

"I'm sorry Gin."

"What for?" I asked, surprised.

"I can't do this." He gestured to the room.

"Harry, I don't care." I burrowed into his chest.

"Do you want to leave?" My voice was muffled.

"Do you mind?" He asked.

"Of course not. I only want to be with you." I told him, my voice still muffled.

"Thank you."

"Do you want to go back to the Great Hall?" I asked.

"Sure." He went to stand up, but I wouldn't get up.

"Gin?" He asked.

"Uh-huh."

"Are you sure you want to leave?"

"Yeah," I said, and stood up.

He stood up, and I grabbed his hand, leading him back to the Great Hall.

"Don't worry." I told him.

We went into the Great Hall, and went back to the table we had just left. After we were settled, me practically in Harry's lap, Kingsley came over.

"Hello Harry. Hello Ginny." Kingsley greeted us, smirking slightly. Harry blushed, and scooted over slightly. I scooted too, but even more onto Harry.

"Hello Kingsley." I greeted back.

"I was wondering if I could steel Harry for a little while? There are a couple of things we must speak about."

"Of course." I started to untangle myself from Harry, but he pulled me in for a hug.

"I promise I'll be back for the funeral. Meet me outside. Okay?" He whispered to me.

"Of course love." I whispered back. Harry stood up, kissed my head and walked away with Kingsley.

I sat there wondering what to do. I figured my family was with Fred, so I decided to join them. I stood up once again, and headed back to the room I had just left. I knew where Fred was located and walked over there. Just as I had thought, my family was gathered around. The only empty seat was next to Charlie. I sat next to him, and burrowed into his shoulder.

"Where's Harry?" He asked me.

"He went with Kingsley somewhere." I told him.

"Hermione and Ron went with Kingsley also." He told me.

"Oh," He held me close, comforting me.

"I love you Gin." He whispered.

"I can't believe you're already so big." He whispered again. I blushed.

"And now, you have someone else to love you." I blushed again.

"I barely know Harry," he kissed my head "but, he is a wonderful person. Nothing at all how the world views him."

"Thank you Charlie." I whispered.

"And, I can tell he really loves you."

"I love him too." I whispered. He hugged me.

"Even though I know you're old enough to handle yourself, I want you to know that I will always be here for you."

"Thank you."

"I know I wasn't around a lot when you were younger, and I would like to make-up for that." He hugged me yet again.

"It's okay Charlie." I told him. "I had Fred, George and Ron. Even before Harry and I were together, he had my back. Just look at the Chamber."

"I still feel bad though." He told me. I hugged him this time.

"Don't," I whispered.

We all sat there in relative silence. People were still crying. After about half an hour, Kingsley and McGonagall came in.

"Okay, we're ready." Kingsley announced to the crowd.

Everyone slowly stood up, and left to the Great Hall, and outside.

The funeral was set up by the lake. It looked gloomy even though the sun was perfectly shining. There were rows upon rows of chairs set up. There were fifty coffins set up also. There was a podium, and a big plaque.

When I saw the plaque, I had to do a double take. This plaque was huge. I walked over to it, so I could read it. At the top it said.

In Memory

Of all who died in both Wizarding Wars

1970-1981 and 1995-1998

Then it had names, tons and tons of names. It included names from the first war also. I saw Harry's parents.

Lily Potter, James Potter,

No Death Eaters were on the plaque. I also saw,

Nymphadora Tonks Lupin, Remus Lupin,

And,

Fred Weasley

Suddenly, I felt someone put their arms around my waist. It surprised me at first, but I soon realized whom it was, and leaned back into him.

"Ready?" I asked him.

"I guess so." He whispered to me, as I led him to where my family sat, from right to left sat; Mum, Dad, Bill, Fleur, Percy, George, Ron and Hermione. We walked to the end of the row. Harry sat down next to Hermione, and I next to him.

"I wonder where Charlie is at." I whispered to Harry. As I said this, Charlie sat down next to me.

"Not late am I?" He asked me.

"No," I whispered back.

For the next twenty minutes, people flooded out to the lake. When everyone was settled, Kingly went to the front of the group, and swished his wand across all the coffins. I gasped the coffins were now full of bodies. There were also plaques on all the coffins.

"We are here to honor all those who lost their lives to save ours," Kingsley spoke to all of us. "We have all lost someone in this war. Whether it was a few days ago, or a few months ago, some a few years ago."

I leaned my head on Harry's shoulder, as Kingsley spoke. I had silent tears running down my cheeks, as did Harry. I was dampening his shoulder, and he was dampening my hair.

"Anyone who would like to say something may." Kingsley finished, and took his seat.

A few people I didn't know came up and spoke. After a while, Kingsley went back up.

"These coffins will always be here. They're magically sealed shut. No one will ever ruin this site. This plaque is also magically protected. This site will be a very popular one; it is where we gained our freedom. It is where we stood united, and defeated one of the darkest wizards of all time. Our victory has been achieved here." Kingsley looked over the crowd, and Harry stood up, and began clapping.

I was a bit shocked. Hermione stood up too, clapping just as hard. Then Ron stood, also clapping. I heard someone whistle, as I stood up to clap. Fleur and Bill soon stood up, followed by Charlie. Everyone all across the crowd, stood clapping and cheering. After a minute, Kingsley put up a hand, so he could talk once again.

"Thank you all." He said beaming, as everyone took his or her seats.

"I'll announce what happens next, later." With that he went to look at the graves. We all took this as a cue and got up.

"Lets go look for Fred's coffin." I whispered to Harry.
"Okay," he answered, and he got up.

We all walked over to the coffins, and looked for Fred's. After a few minutes, we came across it. Fresh tears started to roll off my cheeks as I read the plaque,

Fred Weasley

Son of Arthur and Molly Weasley

Brother of Bill, Charlie, Percy, George, Ron and Ginny Weasley

Brother of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger

Mischief Managed

"That is so…" I heard Harry mumble.

"I wonder who wrote these plaques." Harry said again.

"Someone in the family was told to make a plaque for their fallen family members." I spun around to see George. "I wrote Fred's," he confessed.

I threw myself into his arms. He seemed surprised, but hugged me tight, picking me up off the gourd.

"Thank you George." Harry said when George put me back down. George glanced at the plaque, then realized what Harry was talking about, and smiled.

"No problem."

"Let's leave George alone." I whispered to Harry, and he nodded his head.

"Bye George." I whispered as we walked away.

Next to Fred, was Tonks.

Nymphadora Tonks Lupin

Loved daughter of Ted and Andromeda Tonks

Loved wife of Remus John Lupin

Loving mother of Teddy Remus Lupin

I cried after reading Tonks' plaque. Lupin was right next to Tonks.

Remus John Lupin

Loving husband of Nymphadora Lupin

Loving father of Ted Lupin

Moony; the last Marauder

Harry traced the last line on the plaque.

"I wonder who did Tonks' and Remus' plaques." Harry mumbled.

"I did," Andromeda come over to us, pushing Teddy in his pram.

"I did the last line for you." She said as she touched Lupin's plaque.

"Thank you." Harry whispered. He then pointed to Teddy,

"May I?" He asked Andromeda.

"Of course. There's no sense in you asking to hold your own godson."

Harry bent down and scooped Teddy up into his arms. Teddy remained asleep. I gently kissed Teddy's forehead. We all stood there in relative silence. I wasn't paying attention to anything around, so I was surprised when someone spoke.

"Andromeda, do you have a moment?" She looked a lot like Andromeda, only slightly younger, and blond.

"What is it Narcissa?" Andromeda asked calmly.

"I would like to speak with you." Narcissa answered.

"Andromeda, we can watch Teddy." Harry offered.

"Okay, everything you need is on the pram." She gestured towards it. "I shouldn't be too long."

"We'll be fine." I reassured her.

Andromeda nodded her head, and walked away with Narcissa.

"Who is Narcissa?" I asked as soon as they were out of earshot.

"Andromeda's sister. Also Malfoy's mum." I gasped.

"They're sisters? They're nothing alike!"

"I know. Crazy isn't it. This just proves that it doesn't matter who you're related to." He smiled down at me.

"Bellatrix Lestrange is also their oldest sister." I gasped again.

"No way that's true!" I exclaimed shocked.

"What's not ture?" Ron asked, as he and Hermione approached us.

"That Bellatrix Lestrange, Narcissa Malfoy, and Andromeda are sisters." I told him.

"They are?!?" Ron exclaimed.

"Yep." Harry and Hermione said together.

"Why are you guys talking about that?" Hermione asked.

"Because Narcissa just came and asked to speak with Andromeda." Harry told them, "That's why we have Teddy."

"May I?" Hermione asked and she held her arms out.

"Yeah, sure." Harry placed Teddy into Hermione's arms.

"Aww…." Hermione cooed. Teddy opened his eyes, and started to whine. Hermione slowly rocked him in her arms.

"Shh…." She cooed. Teddy only started to whine louder. Harry looked worried. I looked over at the pram, and there was a bag hanging on the handle. I picked up the bag and looked inside. I found a binky, and pulled it out.

Teddy was now crying hard, his hair bright red. Hermione was bouncing him, trying to make him happy. I took Teddy from Hermione and gave him the binky. He immediately stopped crying, sucking on the binky. His hair went back to turquoise.

"How'd you know what to do?" Harry exclaimed.

"Instinct I guess." I told him. He smiled, and kissed my head. Teddy closed his eyes, and soon fell asleep.

Ron, Hermione, Harry and I all talked while waiting for Andromeda. When Andromeda showed up, she had an odd gazed look on her face.

"Everything alright Andromeda?" Harry asked.

"I think so." Then she smiled. "You did know Narcissa was my sister? Right?"

"Yeah. Sirius once showed me the Black Family Tree."

"The one in Grimmauld Place?" Andromeda asked.

"Yes."

"I thought I wasn't on that one anymore." Andromeda chuckled.

"Your not." Harry told her. "Sirius just showed me where you went."

"My wonderful family." Andromeda said sarcastically, although she had a smirk on her face.

I handed Teddy back to Andromeda.

"He's so precious when he sleeps." Andromeda whispered.

"He is." We all agreed.

"What do you four have planned for summer hols?" Andromeda looked like she wanted to enlighten the mood.

"Not much. Just relaxing." Harry smiled at me.

"Yeah. After all we've been through, we deserve a break." Ron exclaimed with a chuckle.

"I agree." Hermione and I said with a nod.

"Yes, you kids do deserve a break." She smiled at us.

"Thanks." Harry blushed. "I'd also like to spend a great deal with Teddy. I want him to have a good childhood, the childhood I didn't have."

"I would love for you to help and spend time with Teddy. Just tell me when, and he'll be there." Andromeda smiled.
After a little more small talk, Andromeda said she had to go, and told Harry to keep in touch. After she left, Rona and Hermione went off on their own, leaving Harry and I alone.

"I'm so glad we have the rest of our lives." I mumbled to Harry as we sat down in some chairs.

"Yes. You're stuck with me, you know." He said as he kissed my head.

"And you're stuck with me." I replied with a kiss.

After who knew how long, Kingsley got up in front of the people.

"Thank you all for attending this ceremony. Tomorrow will start the construction of Hogwarts. All who wants to help are welcome. Minerva has said that it will be alright for people to stay here at Hogwarts, but we recommend you all go home, and get some well deserved rest. If any other news arises, owl will notify you. Thank you all and goodnight." Kingsley stepped away from the podium, and people started to shuffle. And in that moment, I realized that I was going home. I hadn't been home in months, and I was thoroughly excited. I looked up at Harry and was shocked to see he looked… worried. What could he be worried about? Mum came over to us with George, Ron and Hermione in tow.

"We're going home." Mum said with a smile. "Does everyone have all their things, or is there anything up in the castle?"

"I have a trunk up there." I told her.

"Well, how about you, Hermione, Harry and Ron go up and fetch it." Mum supplied.

"Sure." I said, and the other three nodded their heads. We all walked up to the castle for the last time in a while.

"Are you excited to go home?" I asked Harry. I knew I was excited to go home, and spend a lot of time with him.

"I don't really know." He mumbled. "I'm not sure where I'm going. I know I'm not going back to Privet Drive. I already left there for good."

"What do you mean you don't know where you're going? You're coming back to the Burrow with us." I said forcefully. " I need you."

"I need you too, but I don't want to be a burden to you're family." Ron over heard this time.

"It's your family too mate." Ron said as he patted Harry on the back. "Hermione's coming too." Hermione smiled.

"Yep."

"I just don't want to be in the way. Especially just after Fred."

"I need you though." I said, almost whining. "You won't be in the way. We all want you there."

"Well…" Harry still looked uncertain, so I reached up and gently kissed him. I then pulled away.

"Please. You know you want to."

"Of course I want to! I just don't want to be a burden to your parents." I kissed him again.

"You won't be a burden, I promise." I kissed him yet again. "If you start to become one, I'll you know." I smiled and took his hand. "Hurry up, or we'll never get to go home."

I skipped down the hall, pulling Harry with Ron and Hermione in our wake.

After a little while, we finally made it out of Hogwarts. I spotted Mum and left the trio with my trunk, so that I could have a word with Mum.

"Mum, Harry doesn't think he's welcome at the Burrow. He thinks he'll be a burden!" I exclaimed in a rush of words.

"Oh, but none sense! He is more than welcome at the Burrow!"

"That's what I told him, but he thinks he'll be in our way."

"Well, that's complete rubbish. Harry dear!" I smiled to myself, knowing Mum would take care of it.

"Yes, Mrs. Weasley." Harry asked as he approached us.

"Harry, you are more than welcome at the Burrow. There's no point in you going back to your Aunt and Uncle's, I insist you come home with us." I saw a light in Harry's eye spark.

"Thank you, Mrs. Weasley. You don't know how much it means to me."

"It's no problem dear."

We waited a minute, and then when we were all together, we apparated home. Finally home.

A/N- here you are all! I hope you like this chapter, and get excited because the next chapter will be taking an unexpected twist! Its gonna be good! -Lyric