Life At Hogwarts And Beyond
Disclaimer: I don't own any of the Harry Potter characters they belong to JK Rowling.
Final challenge: Your challenge is thus: You will be sent a |fanon pairing| which breaks at least one |canon pairing|, for example if you got Hermione/Harry, this would contradict both Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione, as well as all the other Hermione and Harry pairings over the years such as Hermione/Viktor and Harry/Cho. You must then write a fic in which the fanon pairing happens, but it CAN'T be an AU. Even if it breaks it completely, it has to be set in the canon universe.
Chapter 7 - In The End
She stared down at the note in her hand. She read through the note as she had been doing with similar notes over the last few weeks after the affair started again. Oliver wanted to meet her in an hour to talk. Ginny read through the message once more. Her hand moved to her stomach and rested there for a few seconds.
"I am just going to head out for a while, my team mates from the holy harpies just sent me a note saying they want to go out for a drink and catch up," she lied, shouting loudly out towards the hallway to her husband.
Ginny folded up the note and put it in her pocket, her mind firmly set. She heard Harry's footsteps as he entered the room. Quickly she turned around and smiled at him as he approached her.
"I will see you later tonight when you come back then. Have fun with the girls," he said kissing her cheek.
She nodded in response and gulped, instantly feeling guilty at her barefaced lies.
"I will see you later tonight," she promised smiling at him again slightly. Then she began to walk towards the door.
"I love you Gin," he said firmly.
She turned around after she heard his words.
"I love you too," she replied weakly. Her stomach sank with guilt, she hated this. She hated this constant deceit. Ginny loved him yet every day she lied to him and cheated on him. Even when this morning she had found out she was pregnant with their first child, she still deceived him.
Ginny walked through the house, only stopping when she reached the front door. Immediately she opened the door and closed it behind her. She apparated to her destination. Arriving at the changing rooms, she took in her surroundings. She was going to miss this when she gave it up, closing her eyes she took in the smell of the changing room it felt familiar and comforting.
Oliver had snuck up behind her quietly and she only realised that he was there when he wrapped his arms around her waist and flicked her hair to the side. Then he started to kiss her neck.
"I have missed you Gin," he said softly as he began to kiss her neck again.
Her stomach flipped a little and she swallowed her mouth instantly dry when she heard Harry's nickname for her in his smooth voice. He had called her Gin many times before and it had never once bothered her but tonight it struck a chord within her.
She turned around in his arms to start talking to him. Suddenly he kissed her on the mouth. She instinctively closed her eyes and she breathed in his lovely scent but when she opened her eyes she instantly moved away from him to gain some sense of control over herself.
"What did you want to talk about with me tonight Oliver?" she asked him trying to change the subject right away and regain her composure.
He was taken aback for a few moments at the change in her behaviour and tone of voice but he answered her question regardless.
"I asked you to come tonight because I missed you and I wanted to see you," he said. She remained silent waiting for him to continue. He stared at her for a few seconds trying to gage her mood before he told her the point of him wanting to see her tonight.
Oliver couldn't make her out so he was going to have to just come out and ask her directly.
"I love you Gin," he said softly. He closed the gap between them then he took her hand, looking deep into her eyes. A small smile crept onto his face as he stared at her.
"I want you to choose Gin." he stated.
"I want you to leave Harry and be with me." He continued. She looked at him surprised a little, she remained silent.
"Choose me Gin. I want to spend the rest of my life with you and love you every day," he pleaded with her.
She looked up at him again for a few moments and thought back to the beginning of their relationship. She remembered standing still for long periods of time with him and just kissing. She remembered being happy with him. She also remembered right at the start that he had always warned her that one day she would have to make a choice.
Even now as she stared up at Oliver, she felt her heart flip. Ginny loved him, she knew that. She thought back to when their affair had ended two years ago, how devastated she had been. He had ended things to focus on his career. Shortly afterwards Harry had proposed and she had accepted without a second thought. It had been a easy decision she loved Harry and had been happy with him until she had got Oliver's note a few weeks back asking to meet her.
Immediately they had picked things up where they had left off. Now he was asking her to make a choice between him and Harry. She knew what she had to do even though it was hard. She smiled across at him slightly.
"I love you too Oliver," she said, keeping eye contact with him. He smiled down at her. Instantly she withdrew her hand from his. He stared at her confused. Ginny turned her back on him for a few moments as she felt the tears begin to prick at the corners of her eyes.
Suddenly the tears began to fall down her face.
"Gin what's wrong?" he asked her sensing something was troubling her aside from the fact he had asked her to make a decision. He put his hands on her shoulders. She turned back to face him, gathering her courage.
"I am pregnant Oliver with Harry's child," she revealed, resting her hand on her stomach. He stood there utterly speechless at her words.
She looked up at him, staring at him for a few moments. The silence dragged between them.
"I am so sorry Oliver. I don't want to hurt you anymore but I love Harry," she said.
"I do love you. I just love Harry more," she continued. Tears began to stream down her face once more.
He stood rooted to the spot. He felt like he had just been punched in the stomach. Oliver thought back to they had first starting seeing each other, how happy they had been. He also remembered warning her that one day she would have to make a choice.
His stomach sank not for one second when he had spoke those words did he consider that she wouldn't pick him. He knew that she loved him but he guessed just not enough. Oliver walked over to the bench and sat down. It felt like the world had crashed around him. He felt utterly distraught, he put his head in his hands. Suddenly tears began to fall down his face as he realised that he was losing her.
Ginny walked over to the bench and sat down beside him. She took his hand in hers and squeezed it.
"I am so sorry Oliver. I never wanted to hurt you," she said honestly. She kissed his cheek.
"I hope you find happiness some day. Goodbye Oliver," she whispered softly. Standing up, Ginny turned in the direction of the door. Suddenly Oliver gripped her hand before she could walk away. He raise her hand to his lips and kissed it.
"Be happy," he said. She smiled at him weakly and nodded.
She walked across the room and through the door. The door swung shut behind her. In the end, deep within her heart she always knew that it would come to this. He had warned her that one day she would have to make a choice and now she had chosen.
She hated hurting Oliver and walk away from him but even through it was painful she knew that she had made the right decision. Ginny loved Oliver but her heart always had and would rest with Harry. He was her one true love and she had finally come to realise this.
Author note: This is the final entry for the forum wide competition. I am really sad that this competition has ended and I have really enjoyed taking part. I really enjoyed writing this entry as I have never once considered this pairing before. This entry is also combined with Sick-atxxheart's choice challenge using the quote he had always warned her that one day she would have to make a choice.
I hope you enjoyed reading this. I would like to thank all my reviewers and the judges from the competition for their reviews on the previous entries. Reviews for this entry would be greatly appreciated.