I couldn't. I never gave up, not really. But I pretended, I put on a smile, but inside, it was killing me. But I was with Dean, and we had something there.
Dean was nice and sweet. He was a perfect gentleman…most of the time. I used to love the way he treated me, but I saw Harry and my heart was wrenched away against my will. I couldn't love Dean completely when I kept seeing Harry float through my dreams. I knew, no matter what, I would love Harry Potter forever.
"Ginny, lets go!" I heard my mom yelling, and I was out of there in a flash. I could not stand another minute being fussed over by Fleur. I sprinted down the staircase, and wouldn't you know it, I ran strait into Harry, almost knocking him down the stairs.
"Sorry! Sorry, I didn't mean to!" I was practically screaming.
He laughed, saying, "Its alright Ginny. Calm down."
I cursed myself on the inside. Did I always have to make a fool of myself when Harry was around? I wasn't fair.
But, luckily, we were soon distracted when some cars pulled up in front of the house. We all raced out of the house, as we were very excited to go to Diagon Alley, and especially excited to see Fred and George's new store, Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes, for the first time.
My mom and I went to Flourish and Blotts to get the schoolbooks, and then stopped by the Apothecary and Eeylops Owl Emporium, before setting off to find my brother's joke shop. We all squinted at the addresses, knowing we must be close, and finally found it.
I nearly ran into Ron when he stopped in his tracks, saying, "Whoa," and staring, transfixed at the shop. It was bright and colorful, unlike the rest of the shops lining the sides of Diagon Alley. Ron wasn't the only one who stopped, it seemed half of Diagon Alley were standing there, too impressed or amazed to keep walking.
My family and I pushed our way inside, which was just as great as the outside. It was lined with shelves holding boxes piled up to the ceiling. I briefly wondered how they got the boxes up there, let alone down again, before remembering Wingardium Leviosa and feeling a little thick.
Then, we spotted Fred, although I'm still not sure how we missed him, as he was wearing magenta robes and he had flaming red hair. But, I barely said hello and asked him how he was doing before he whisked Harry away, leaving me wishing I was going with them. No, I thought to myself, I have Dean, I can't keep wishing for Harry.
Fred came back after a few minutes, asking, "Haven't you girls found our special WonderWitch products yet? Follow me, ladies…" And so, off we went as he explained exactly what it was that each product did.
He was in the middle of explaining how their love potions worked, before George appeared and finished his sentence for him, before adding, "But we're not selling them to our sister. Not when she's got about five boys on the go from what we've-"
"Whatever you've heard from Ron is a big fat lie," I interrupted, fighting a strong urge to roll my eyes at him. But they wouldn't let it go, so we got into a fight about Dean and boyfriends. I realized that the argument was going nowhere, so I tried to distract my brothers. "What are these?" I asked curiously, picking up a pink puffball off a shelf.
"Pygmy Puffs," explained George. They were really cute. I ended up buying one and calling him Arthur.