The First 'I love you'

If you had one phone call to make before you died, whom would you call, what would you say, and why are you waiting?

Harry was looking out over the ocean. They had been at Shell Cottage for a day now. Harry had just walked out on another meeting with Ron and Hermione about the Horcruxes. He had had enough. He still felt awful for what happened with Dobby, and just wanted to be left alone. He didn't want to be staying at Shell Cottage, in case he was detected. Then, begin here was dangerous for Bill, Fleur, Dean, Luna and Griphook. Ron and hermione were fine with staying here, but it was too daunting to him.

As Harry looked out over the ocean, he let himself just think things overt. He thought about the Horcruxes, and the Hallows. He was thinking of all they had done in the last few months, to only get one Horcrux, the locket. Of course they now had leads to the other Horcruxes, but they still didn't have them, and the locket was just recently destroyed.

As he thought, his thoughts led to the one person he always seemed to think about, Ginny. She didn't leave his thoughts for very long. He thought of how much he cared for her, and how he might never see her again. It pained him so much that he might never see Ginny again. He loved her, and wanted her to hear it, in case there wasn't another chance. He regretted not talking to her at Bill and Fleur's Wedding. He needed to let her know how he felt.

He gazed out over the ocean, and felt a tear fall down.

'When would this war end?' He wondered to himself. 'When will I be able to be my own person?'

Harry heard the back door of Shell Cottage open, and he figured it was Ron or Hermione. He didn't feel like talking to either at the moment. He'd had enough of them for the moment. He was very grateful for them, but he just needed a break.

"Harry?" He heard her tentative voice. It couldn't be her though he must be imagining it. It had just been Hermione, or maybe Luna. He'd talked to Luna a few times lately.

"Harry?" The voice asked again, and it sounded too much like her. He didn't want to get his hopes up, to see someone else.

Harry felt a small hand on his shoulder, like so many months ago, on that awful day.

"Harry, it's me." The voice said, and Harry knew it was her. He reached around, and grabbed her, pulling her into his lap. He buried his face into her hair.

"Ginny…" He breathed in her scent. "I missed you."

"Mmm…" Ginny responded.

"I'm sorry I had to leave you."

"I understood-" Harry cut her off.

"I know I hurt you, and I'm sorry."

"I know, and I forgive you, because I know you had to."

"I love you Ginevra Molly Weasley." He whispered as he kissed her head.

Ginny was shocked, and tried to hide it. She wasn't sure if he felt the same way. Sure she understood the breakup, but she still had doubts about the way he felt about her.

"Really?" Ginny asked, and Harry heard the shock and hope and plea in her voice.

"Yes, I love you." He said again.

"I love you, too, Harry James Potter."

"One day, when this is all over, I want to marry you and make you Mrs. Potter, and have babies with you." He whispered into her hair.

"Well, one day I want to marry you, become Mrs. Potter, and have your babies." She whispered with a smile.

"Our babies." He whispered back, correcting her.

"I hope you'll be able to forgive me for what I had to do. I didn't want to hurt you."

"I have already forgiven you. I could never hold that against you."

"And that is why I love you so much." He told her.

Ginny turned around in his lap, and gently kissed him. He was quick to respond, and the kiss soon turned passionate. He gripped her waist, and her hands wrapped around his neck. She slipped her tongue out to meet his, and experienced what she had missed so much. The connection it brought between her and Harry was almost unbelievable. Magic accent marks sparked up between them. Their love was strong and true.

When they broke apart, they were both gasping for air.

"This is why I'm fighting this war, so that I can have a million moments like this, forever, with you." He whispered in her ear, as he kissed just under it, sending chills down her spine.

"I know, and I love you." She mumbled.


A/N- just a moment I've always wanted to see during Deathly Hallows, where he shows his weakness. I wanted all through DH, for a G/H moment.

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