Ron stared up at me expectantly and I nodded in an attempt to be nice to him. It's not that I disliked him but he wasn't the person I was wanting to run into. Ron and I went to an empty classroom and we both sat down in a seat. Ron was nearly as red as his hair.

"Well, what is it, then?" I asked him, clearly getting a little annoyed. Ron sighed and muttered something that I couldn't hear. How did he expect me to hear him.

"A little louder, please." I prompted, glancing away and out the window. Once Ron had worked up the courage to say what he wanted, I returned my gaze back to him.

"Well. I was-er-wondering if you wanted to maybe go to Hogsmeade together next weekend." Ron sputtered out and my heart sank. Great. Ron has a little crush on me now, too, to top it off. How should I let him down gently. I hated and I sucked at this type of thing.

"Er, I am sorry but..." I started to say but then I stopped once I saw Ron's facial expression. He rolled his eyes. What a nice person.

Ron sighed."I didn't mean it like that. I meant as friends. I have a little relationship trouble and I wanted your help. I don't have any other good friends to come to and my brothers, well, they'd just joke about and tease me about it."

"Okay, good. Then yes, I'll come with you as friends. I am not really the best person to come to but I can try and help you out...Who is this girl any who?"

"Hermione Granger." Ron whispered. "But don't tell her I told you that! Or I'll tell George that you like him!" He threatens, but I shrugged it off.

"Your secret is safe with me, ickle Ron. You shouldn't worry so much. I am not a snake like Draco, or should I say ferret." I giggled and looked at the time.

"We should go to breakfast. I doubt anyone will mind if I sit at the Gryffindor table." I say, grinning at Ron. So he liked Hermione? Somehow, I wasn't entirely surprised. The two always fought like cats and dogs but they were real good friends no matter what.

It was like George and I. Sighing, Ron nodded and we headed down together for some breakfast.

"Spencer!" My older brother, Oliver, says, seeing me. I was down by the Black Lake, just waiting for Ginny.

"Oliver!" I cried, hugging my brother. "Why does it seem like it's been so long since I have seen you?"

"Because it has been a while." Oliver replies, setting me back down on the grass. "I heard 'bout you and Seamus. Are you okay or do I have to hunt him down for you?"

Sighing, I turned away. Seamus was still quite a sore subject. Stay strong, I reminded myself. "I am okay...You don't have to hunt him down, although it would be pretty funny if you did. I just need a little more time."

Oliver sat down and motioned for me to sit down by him. "Really? Are you sure?"

I nodded and sat down by him, just staring out at the lake. The lake had always calmed me down, no matter what was going on in my life.

Oliver started to talk about quidditch and was telling me all sorts of crazy stories, probably all in an attempt to cheer me up. Soon it was nearly one o' clock and Ginny finally made it down by the lake with us.

"Hey, what's up?" She asks us, sitting down. Ginny luckily didn't ask how I was. She knew I didn't want to talk about it which was okay with her.

"Just talking. How are you and Michael doing?" Oliver asks, skipping a stone and watching the ripples it made.

"Just fine, thanks." Ginny blushed, Michael Corner was her boyfriend. They had gotten together earlier this year. Michael was a Ravenclaw and was a year older than Ginny in my year. Oliver grinned.

"You know Alicia Spinnet?" Oliver asks us. Alicia was a chaser on the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. We nodded. She was really nice but reserved. She was an excellent quidditch player as well.

"Yeah." Ginny and I both replied in unison.

"Well, I am planning on asking her out soon," Oliver says.

"What?" Ginny says and I grin.

"Knew it." I replied. Oliver blushed.

"Well, I have to go. See you two later." Oliver says, and gets up. "I'll go see to Alicia." He winked and left us alone.

Once he left, Ginny and I started talking on various subjects. Despite what happened with Seamus, this week was going to be a good week, I just knew it.