Harry woke from sleep with a groan; he'd been dreading this day for weeks. He and Ron had to go away for a week, for an Auror conference. Harry always hated these; he hated to leave Ginny and his boys. Especially since Ginny was pregnant. But, it was his job. He would prefer that Ginny stay at the Burrow, but Ginny was stubborn and she wasn't going anywhere. But, she had promised to go over there if anything happened and Harry trusted her to do so.
Harry turned over then and saw his beautiful wife asleep, her stomach showing a small bump. Just knowing that Ginny was carrying the baby-their baby- made him love Ginny even more. Harry then saw the bedroom door burst open followed by James running and jumping on Harry. James looked at Harry sadly and said,
"Daddy, do you have to leave me?"
Harry looked at James, shocked to hear those heartbreaking words.
"James, I'm not leaving you. I'm coming back!" Harry replied.
"Promise?" James asked.
"I promise, James." Harry assured his son.
"I'm going to miss you a lot, Daddy." James whined.
"I'm going to miss you too, James. But I'll be home real fast, okay?"
"Okay, Daddy." James nodded his little head.
By this time, Ginny had awoken, and saw her husband and son have the sweetest conversation. She loved to watch Harry with their children, he was a brilliant Daddy. As soon as James saw Ginny awake, he yelled,
"Hey, James!" Ginny exclaimed, happy to see her son. Ginny hugged him tightly. As soon as they parted, James touched Ginny's stomach and said,
Ginny and Harry shared a smile. Ginny said,
"The baby likes you."
"How do you know?" James cocked an eyebrow.
"The baby told me." Ginny told him.
Before James could reply, Albus came running in.
"Daddy!" He yelled.
"Albus!" Harry called as he picked up his youngest son.
"Did you sleep good?" Harry asked.
"Uh-huh!" Albus nodded his head.
"How about we go downstairs and make breakfast, so Daddy can get ready?" Ginny suggested.
"Yeah! Food for James!" James exclaimed.
Ginny led James and Albus down the stairs and into the kitchen, where they sat down waiting to eat. Ginny began making breakfast.
"James, do you want a yummy banana?" Ginny asked her son.
"No! Me doesn't like yucky bananas!" James exclaimed, a look of disgust on his face.
"Banana's are yummy!" Ginny encouraged.
"Yes they are, James. Teddy loves them!"
"Teddy loves?" James asked, now interested.
"He does!" Ginny answered.
"I want one!" James exclaimed, grabbing for the banana in his mothers grasp.
Ginny smiled at her son. He loved Teddy so much and wanted to be just like him.
Harry came downstairs in his burgundy Auror robes, ready for his conference. Harry came up behind Ginny and wrapped his arms around her waist. He started placing little kisses down her arm.
"You're so beautiful." Harry told her.
"Yes, mother of two, pregnant, and only three hours of sleep. Yes, I'm gorgeous." Ginny said with a note of sarcasm in her voice.
"I think you're gorgeous." Harry assured her.
"Thank you, love." Ginny smiled.
Harry then walked over to the table, and as he sat down, he noticed a sad look on James' face.
"What's wrong, James?" Harry asked.
"Teddy's not here…" James whimpered.
"Is he supposed to be?" Harry asked.
"I think so." James answered.
"How about tonight, Teddy can come over and spend the night?" Ginny suggested.
"Yes, yay!" James exclaimed excitedly.
Ginny smiled and brought breakfast to the table. The small family talked as they ate.
As they were eating, Ron appeared in the floo. Harry was shocked to see him; they were planning to meet at his house. Ron walked over to the table and took a seat.
"We can't go back to my house!" Ron exclaimed.
"Why not?" Harry asked.
"Because of my hormonal wife and demon child!" Ron exclaimed.
"Rose?" Harry asked.
"Yes! She wouldn't let go of my bloody leg! And I couldn't get out the bloody door! I already don't want to go and watching Rose like that was awful." Ron explained.
"Poor Rose…" Ginny commented.
"She has a bloody grip that girl…" Ron said.
"Bloody, bloody, bloody!" James experimented with the new word.
"Thanks, Ron. Teach our son some words why don't you." Ginny said sarcastically.
"Sorry, Gin." Ron apologized.
"James, don't say bloody." Harry told his son.
"Why?" James asked.
"It's not a nice word, ok?" Harry explained.
"Uncle Ron said it." James pointed out.
"Well sometimes Uncle Ron forgets and says it on accident."
"He needs to say sorry." James said.
"He does?" Harry asked, before nodding his head in agreement to what his son said. "Okay, Ron, say sorry."
"Harry, I'm an adult." Ron said. "I don't need to apologize."
"Yes, But your nephew who watches your every move is sitting right here." Harry pointed out.
"Okay, fine." Ron turned to James. "James, I'm sorry."
"It's okay, Uncle Ron!"
Within no time at all, Harry and Ron announced that it was time to go. Harry got up and hugged Ginny. He kissed her as passionately as he could. He was going to miss her so much; he wanted these last moments to stay with him through the week.
"Bye, love. I love you." Harry murmured in her ear.
"I love you more." Ginny murmured back.
Harry then went over to James and hugged him and kissed his head.
"James, Daddy has to go. Be good for Mummy. I love you."
"I love you too, Daddy!"
Harry then walked over to Albus. Harry kneeled down in front of him.
"Albus, Daddy has to go. I'll be back soon, okay? I love you."
Albus flung his tiny arms around Harry and started bawling into his robes. Harry began to feel awful, he didn't want to leave him and he was only two. Harry held Albus for a while, rubbing his back. When Albus finally let go, he was still crying.
"I love you, Albus." Harry said.
"I love you too, Daddy." Albus sniffled.
Harry kissed his head again, and went back over to Ginny.
"Maybe I shouldn't go…" Harry's voice trailed away.
"Harry, you're head of department, you have to go." Ginny reminded him.
"I know. But look at Albus."
"He'll be fine. We'll be with family this week, it'll be okay, love." Ginny assured her husband.
"I guess so…" Harry's voice was unsure.
"I love you." Ginny told him.
"I love you too. Bye, love." Harry kissed her forehead.
Ron made his goodbyes and he and Harry mad their way out the door. As they were walking, Harry saw something fly by the corner of his eye. He stopped abruptly and turned to Ron.
"Hey, did you see that?" Harry asked him.
"Umm, no." Ron's voice held a questioning tone.
"Ron, it was right there!" Harry exclaimed.
"Aren't you not supposed to be seeing things until you're like 50?" Ron asked.
"I'm not kidding!" Harry exclaimed. "It was right there by that window!"
"Where?" Ron asked.
"By that window!" Harry pointed it out.
"It was probably just your eyes playing ticks on you." Ron told him.
"Yeah, probably." Harry decided. "We'd better go."
Harry and Ron then apparated to their destination with the illusion of something in the window lingering in his mind.
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A/N- Well? What did you think? Go review! This is my very first story I've written by myself! And I think it's okay! I worked so hard. It's going to be an action and angst filled story! I hope you like it! If you don't… oh well! Please review if you do! (:
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