&& I'll never forget that day at the lake
when all we were was in love... 33

Memory-

Ginny slowly trudged up the last staircase to the Gryffindor common room. She had just been to a particularly long, and painful, detention. She had stood up for a Muggle-born today in Muggle studies, and had suffered two hours from it. She didn't care though, she knew that this was what had to happen, and this was her way of fighting for this war. If she was stuck here at Hogwarts, she had to fight, and stay strong some how. That's what Harry would have wanted, right? Wouldn't he have wanted people to stay strong, and stand up for what was right here at Hogwarts?

"Oh great," she thought. Whenever she thought of Harry her heart panged. She felt like crying, and wanted to crawl up into a ball, and never live again. If she couldn't live with Harry, then there was no point in living. But, she had to stay strong. She had to show everyone that she was strong, and she was fearless. She had only broken down once this entire school year, and Neville and Luna were the only ones to see it.

When she thought of Harry, her would wander to happy memories. Memories where she was truly happy, where she truly felt loved. But, all that had changed. So much had happened since those happier times.

Today was no different. As she thought of happier times, she remembered one particular day down by the lake.

Harry and Ginny walked down to the lake. Ginny had been busy all week with studying for her OWL's, and today her whole day was going to be committed to being with Harry. She missed him, and was looking forward to spending the day with him.

"Gin?" Ginny heard his voice. The voice that made her heart beat faster and slower all at once.

"Hmm?" Ginny laid out the blanket under a tree, and sat down. She patted the blanket next to her, gesturing for Harry to sit next to her. Harry sat down, and Ginny saw him hesitate before he said,

"I'm glad you are taking the day off." Then, he kissed her on the cheek gently.

"Mm… me too." Ginny whispered. She shifted so that she was lying down, with her head resting in his lap.

"You're truly beautiful." Harry whispered, and then blushed, as if not meaning to admit that.

"Thank you." Ginny whispered back as Harry ran his fingers through her hair.

"I love your hair." He told her as he gently worked his hand through a knot in her hair.

"I love yours too." She said as she reached up and ran her fingers through his messy black hair.

"And your green eyes." She said as she ran her fingers down his face.

"You have wonderful chocolate eyes. I get lost in them." He blushed again.

"And your smile melts me." She slowly dragged her finger across his gentle lips. He leaned down and gently kissed her lips.

"Your lips are so soft." He whispered.

"You're an amazing kisser." She giggled at his small blush. He answered by kissing her again.

"Mmm…" She moaned, and he kissed her again, this time making it last a little longer. As he pulled away, she pulled him back down, kissing him again.

"You're amazing." He mumbled against her lips.

"You too." She mumbled back. When he pulled away, she smiled up at him. Now was the time, now was the time for her to tell him what she had always felt for him, and had always wanted to tell him, and hear from him.

"I love you." Harry looked at her shocked.

"Really?" He whispered softly, not quite believing that someone could love him.

"Yes, I love you." She found it easier to say the second time.

"I've just never heard anybody say that to me before." He gently kissed her again.

"I love you too." He said as he pulled away.

"I bet your parents said it to you." She whispered.

"I know, I just don't remember it."

"Did Sirius ever tell you he loved you?" She asked. She didn't know if she should bring up Sirius, but took a chance.

"No. It was one of those things that went unsaid between us."

"Oh. Well I love you." He loved the way that sounded coming from her lips.

"I love you too. No matter what." She saw hurt flash through his eyes, and wondered why.

"Me too."

Now she knew why. He must have been thinking about my safety. It hurt her so much to think that he might have always known about the break up. Even after the last detention with Alecto Carrow, and numerous Cruciatus Curses, nothing could compare to the pain of her broken heart. She wished she could go back in time, and relive those amazing memories. She hoped one day that she would be able to make more memories with Harry, but for now, all that she had were memories.

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A/N- the quote at the top I had found on , and thought it fit PERFECT for these two, so here starts my very own Harry and Ginny one-shot collection. Everyone has their own versions, and I have read many, so here is mine. My Harry and Ginny one-shot collection.