Harry and Hermione were on the couch in the common room, Harry had calmed down moments before, talking when Ginny and Neville showed up.

"Hi! Harry congradulations," Ginny said.

Harry was shocked that quiet Ginny talked to him, "Umm... Thanks."

"Gave me quite a scare there, Harry. Almost thought I killed you," Neville said.

Harry chuckled, "Sorry Neville it takes more than gillyweed to kill me."

Neville laughed with him. Hermione noticed Ginny and Neville holding hands.

"So when did you two get together?" She asked.

Ginny blushed, and Neville looked out the window.


They both mumbled something, both Harry and Hermione strained to hear. Ginny finally found her voice, "The Yule Ball," Neville nodded in agreement.

"Congratulations. You two make a great couple," Hermione said.

"Thanks," Came a shy reply.

Ron walked in before another conversation could start. Harry and he glared at each other for a moment, then Ron stormed upstairs.

"Git," He mumbled.

"Harry!' Hermione chastized.

"He's right Hermione. Brother or not he had no right to say those things about you," Ginny said.

"Does he know about the two of you?" Harry aksed.

"Not that we know of," Neville anwsered.

Harry nodded, and the girls started a new topic. He didn't know how the rest of the year would be, but with Hermione by his side he didn't care. Wrapping his arms around her waist, Harry listened to his girlfriend's voice aloowing his thoughts towards a happy future.