Author's Notes: Written for Asking Me Where My Love Grows' First Kiss Challenge on the HPFC forum. Drabble. Takes place during OotP. Enjoy!


Seamus was quite rightly terrified when Ginny Weasley cornered him in the Gryffindor common room.

"Now listen here," she said before he could even ask her what was going on, her eyes blazing and her fists clenched. "You've been going around all year telling people that Harry's mad and the Ministry is right and there's no chance You-Know-Who's back. Well, look at this!" She shook the front page of the Daily Prophet in his face, showing him the pictures of the escaped Death Eaters. "Still think your precious paper is right?"

Seamus shrugged, doing his very best to keep calm. "What do you want, an official apology?"

"No," said Ginny, "I think the proper thing to do now is to tell Harry you're sorry, then come join us for the defence courses he's leading."

"Maybe I don't want to."

"Maybe I'll hex you into next week."

Seamus eyed her warily. He had seen people who had been on the receiving ends of Ginny's hexes and he didn't fancy being one of them. He supposed growing up with six older brothers could give a girl some incentive for learning how to cast strong spells.

"So," she said, "are you going to come to the meetings so that you can learn how to fight You-Know-Who when he finally comes out into the open, or are you going to spend the rest of the day under the Bat Bogey Hex?" She reached for her wand.

Seamus shook his head. "No! No, I'll come to your meetings."

"Good," Ginny said.

"On one condition," added Seamus.

"You're not really in a position to make bargains."

"It's a really little condition."

"What is it, then?"

"Give me a kiss."

Ginny rolled her eyes dramatically and scowled at him. There was a long pause, then she let out an impatient sigh, leaned forward and pecked him on the lips.

"There," she said. "Happy?"

"Sure," Seamus told her nonchalantly, though on the inside he was doing cartwheels. "I'll come to your defence meetings, then."