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 7 The Last Word
Ron was standing in Professor Dumbledore's office. It was hard to believe that only a couple of hours ago, he had been left helpless to do anything due to a cave in. Ron had to wait for Harry to return with his sister.
Dumbledore had set Harry outside to wait, saying he needed to talk to Ron. Ron became nervous as the Headmaster walked closer to him and said, "Mr. Weasley, you have yet again proven yourself a loyal and trustworthy friend."
"How?" Ron asked, finally like he hadn't done anything at all.
"You stayed true to Harry when so few were. I know it took time," Dumbledore said as Ron's mouth began to open to protest, "but you came around."
And then something crossed Ron's mind, and he asked, "Where's me sister and Professor Lockhart?" He figured Ginny was in the hospital wing, but he knew if their mum had it their way, Ginny would be home on bed.
"Miss Weasley is in the hospital wing recovering. Gildory, I'm afraid, as suffered memory loss and has been transferred to St. Mungo's," Dumbledore said. Ron felt guilty due to the fact it was his wand that had done the damage, but felt better when he heard Dumbledore laugh a little.
Ron then got the feeling that the Headmaster knew what had happened. However, Ron wasn't surprised and just said, "Oh."
"Now go enjoy the feast. Harry will be done after we have some words," Dumbledore explained.
"Yes, sir," Ron nodded.
As Ron walked out and saw Harry, he and Harry couldn't help but smile at each other.
"Harry, I can't thank you enough for saving Ginny," Ron said.
Harry shook his head and said, "Don't mention it."
"If those bloody rocks wouldn't have fallen, I'd've been right along side you," Ron sighed.
"I know," Harry admitted, and Ron waved to Harry as he entered Dumbledore's office.
After Ron sat at the Slytherin table for a few minutes, picking at his food, Draco's eyes grew as he looked towards the entrance and said, "Look who it is."
Ron's eyes grew when he saw who was standing at the entrance.
"Hermione," he gasped.
Hermione looked at him and she smiled. She started running towards him and yelled, "Ron!"
Not caring if anyone was looking or saying anything, Ron ran the rest of the way and wrapped Hermione in his arms.
As realization hit Ron, he slowly let go of Hermione.
"I'm so happy you're back," he said.
Hermione still had a smile of her face and said, "Me, too." She then looked towards the Gryffindor table. "Where's Harry? He's not…"
"No," Ron assured her, "he's with Dumbledore right now."
"Oh, thank goodness. How's your sister," Hermione asked.
"She's in the hospital wing resting," Ron said.
Hermione sighed in relief and said, "I'm so glad to three of you made it out all right."
"So I am," Ron said with his smile bigger than ever now.
Ron, Hermione, and Harry were now back at King's Cross Station.
Hermione eyed her parents, turned back to Harry and Ron and said, "Write this summer. You promise?"
"Of course," Harry said.
"Ron?" Hermione asked when he hadn't said anything.
"Yeah, every week," he said sarcastically. Did she really think that his parents would let him borrow their owl to send her letters?
"Ha, ha, very funny," Hermione said, and Ron knew then she understood.
"I'll try," he admitted, making Hermione smile.
"Ron," Mrs. Weasley called.
"That's Mum," he sighed, "I hope I see you in Diagon Alley!"
"Bye," Hermione and Harry waved.
Ron watched as Harry turned to find his uncle behind him.
"Come on, boy," he heard Harry uncle's say.
Ron had never seen Harry's family before. He now understood why Harry couldn't stand them. Just the way they looked at him was enough to want to run away.
Well, that's all for this part. I hope you enjoyed. I'm still working on part three, and I don't know long it'll be before I could post it.