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Due to a small case of the Wizard Flu, the Weird Sisters will not be able to perform at the Halloween Ball this year. A D.J. will be brought in as a substitute.
Headmaster A. Dumbledore"
The Gryffindor common room was in an uproar. Several students crowed the announcement board to read the message as it appeared.
"No Weird Sisters this year?" Dean complained. "What are they going to make us listen to then?"
"Probably really old music, like from the Founders' time." Ron said as his red hair fell into his face.
"Hey, Ginny, you still want to go? I mean, this thing could get really boring." Dean turned to look at his girlfriend, Ron's little sister, who was sitting on the couch reading.
Ginny looked up from her book and smiled. "Of course, plus it's a ball and I love to dance!"
Dean's face seemed to stiffen. "But you said yesterday that you had a massive amount of homework to do. You do have your O.W.L.s this year."
"I know, Dean, but it's always good to loosen up a little, at least every once in a while." Ginny smiled up at him.
Dean nodded to her before stalking off, mumbling to himself.
"Ginny, can I talk to you?" Hermione asked as she walked over.
"Sure, but let's use my dorm." Ginny stood and made her way to the stairs leading them to her room. Walking through the door Ginny made her way over to her bed and sat down, Hermione wasn't as quick to follow. "What's up?"
"Well, you heard about the Ball and I was thinking, maybe it's time to show them, um, well you know, The Band." Hermione whispered as she walked in front of Ginny.
"But how 'Mione? They have a D.J. coming in." Ginny asked as she looked up at her friend. For five years, ever since Ginny's first year, she and Hermione had been in a band. The bigger surprise is that not only are they in the band, but who the other members of the band are: Luna Lovegood, Pansy Parkinson, and Anya Ronan. No one would ever believe that each of the four Houses could get along. Especially, not those girls.
"I was thinking of asking McGonagall if they would let a student band play instead." Ginny noticed that Hermione was too determined to push the idea aside.
"Ok, but under one condition, the band members are kept secret from the student body, until they introduce themselves from the stage and they can do it when ever they please." Hermione nodded her head in acceptance before changing the subject.
"Hey have you written anymore songs of late?"
"Yeah, only one though and it's not done." Ginny grabbed her notebook off her nightstand and showed her the song.
"Ginny, this is great." Hermione lowered the notebook and sent a shocked look at her friend. Ginny nodded her head in thanks as she took the notebook back.
"I can't write anymore. I have no inspiration."
Hermione's face paled as Ginny's words made her think of an event that had happened late last night while she was on patrol. "Ginny, have you talked to Dean today?"
"Yeah, just before you kidnapped me." Ginny joked with a smile.
"He hasn't told you yet, has he?" Hermione asked.
"Told me what?" Ginny stood and looked Hermione in the eye wondering what she was talking about.
"You have to hear it from him." Hermione said, shaking her head at Ginny as she opened her mouth to ask again before she turned and started walking toward the door.
"Hermione, what are you talking about?" Ginny called after her. 'What was that about? Is Dean planning something? And why does my best friend know before me?'
Curiosity getting the better of her Ginny turned and walked quietly to Dean's dorm door. As she neared it a sudden noise inside sent her rushing in. Dean was sprawled beneath a brunette. The two looked to be snogging. At least, that's what she hoped. The door banged off the wall, startling the two. Ginny's face burned as she noticed who the brunette was.
"Parvati? Dean, what is going on!" Ginny demanded as she looked as him, Dean stood to face her.
"Ginny, it's been really nice being with you. You're a great person, and you're really sweet, in more ways than one but this just won't work. I need someone more suited to me. A real woman."
"Well I don't see how that's possible since you aren't a real man." And turning she stormed out. At least now she had her inspiration and could finish her song.
The words flowed onto the page, creating song after song. Melody seemed to create itself.
"Ginny?" a voice came from the door.
"What?" Ginny snapped.
"I'm sorr…" Parvati said.
"Don't." Ginny interrupted her. "Don't even say sorry. I know that you aren't. Just go."
"You know, you can be such a bitch."
"Rather be a bitch than a whore." Ginny shouted, flying down the stairs, and out of the common room. Not looking where she was going, she ran headlong into a solid wall of sixth year boy.
"Ginny are you ok?" Harry asked, trying to help her up.
"Yeah, fine Harry."
Harry wrapped his arms around her and brought her into a hug. "You know that you can talk to me, My Ginny. Forever I will be there for you."
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