I'm not much of a Neville/Ginny fan, but I like them better than Harry/Ginny. I'm also not much for affair fics, but I don't really think this is one. Written for the Taylor Swift Song Challenge on the HPFC forum. Song is obviously Taylor Swift's and it's "Long Live."


I said remember this moment

In the back of my mind

The time we stood with our shaking hands

The crowds in stands went wild

We were the kings and the queens

And they read off our names

The night that you dance you like our lives would never be the same

You held you head like a hero on a history book page

It was the end of a decade

But the start of an age

(If you asked Ginny, restarting the DA was the hardest moment in her life. She had done plenty of hard stuff before and did plenty of hard stuff after, but Ginny would go to her grave swearing that that was the hardest thing she had ever did. The moment that she decided that she had to do, she would always remember that moment in the back of her mind.

That was the moment when she started to fall out of love with Harry and fall in love with Neville. The moment that when Neville saw that no one wanted for Hogwarts, for their lives, and their futures, and looked at her and said in a voice that was no longer like the scared boy he had been, but rather of the bravest man that she had ever had the honor of meeting, "If they don't want to fight for themselves, I'll fight for them. I'll fight for everyone if I have to."

The moment that she defiantly fell was when, right after they started it, it was them in the Room of Requirement. Some song came on the radio and all of a sudden Neville got up and just danced. Frankly she thought he was insane, but when he flashed that smile at her, she understood why he was dancing. Because who knew if they ever would again. He held out his hand to her and looked at her, an eyebrow raised. She smiled and took it, and together they just danced.)

Long live the walls that we crashed through

How the kingdom lights shined just for me and you

I was screaming long live all the magic we made

And bring on all the pretenders

One day we will be remembered

(They had their first time together that night. The only time she ever regretted it was when she slept with Harry for the first time, his first time, and she pretended it was hers too. The regret was only about Harry though. It was never about Neville.)

I said remember this feeling

I pass the pictures around

Of all the years that we lived on the sidelines

Wishing for right now

We are the kings and the queens

You traded your baseball cap for a crown

When they gave us our trophies

And we held them up for our town

And the cynics were outraged

Screaming this absurd

Cause for a moment a band of thieves in ripped up jeans got to rule the world

(Ginny loved it when everyone got together at the Burrow and they looked at pictures. It could hurt, oh God, it could hurt, but at the same time she loved it. There was something very cathartic and freeing at seeing pictures of simpler times and when she was still innocent and a child. The reason she loved it so much was because it gave her something else to fight for. It gave her the strength to fight for her nieces and nephews, for every child, for the children she would have one day, to always have that. To never see the other side of life, for them to only see the happiness and goodness in it, not the evil and the hate. She knew that would never be completely possible. That didn't mean that she wouldn't try her hardest though.

Her favorite picture was a picture of Neville right after the battle with Gryffindor's sword right next to him. He didn't even know that he was having a picture taken, in fact he was eating a sandwich and looked like he hadn't just fought a battle, that he had just said good bye to friends that he would never see again.

She knew it though. She would always remember it because that was the year that she and Neville both got out of the sidelines, the year that they showed the world that a bunch of teenagers could band together and do something. Though she supposed it wasn't fair to call themselves teenagers at that point. They were adults. They had been for a while. It was only just now that they realized it.)

Long live the walls that we crashed through

How the kingdom lights shined just for me and you

I was screaming long live all the magic we made

And bring on all the pretenders

One day we will be remembered

(The night that Ginny realized that Neville was the one for her was the night before she married Harry, and she almost called off the wedding. She really would have if it wasn't for the fact that when she was sneaking out, she heard Harry and Neville talking. Harry had figured out that her heart wasn't in it as much as his, and was about to call it off. Neville convinced him to go through with it, and just knowing that simple fact hurt worse than anything that Harry could ever do.)

Hold on to spinning around

Confetti falls to the ground

May these memories break our fall

(Sometimes Ginny would look at the picture of Harry's parents dancing around that empty courtyard with those leaves falling around them and she would always realize the same thing, it always hitting her like a sack of books. She felt that love. She had that love. That love wasn't for Harry. It was for Neville. It was for sweet, brave, kind Neville that she loved more than anything except for her children, and then she would feel guilty about realizing that fact while looking at a picture of her husband's parents. She never felt guilty for long though.)

Will you take a moment, promise me this

That you'll stand by me forever

But if God forbid fate should step in

And force us into a goodbye

If you have children someday

When they point to the pictures

Please tell them my name

Tell them how the crowds went wild

Tell they how I hope they shine

(Ginny didn't know she felt when James said that he had started dating Alice Longbottom. On one hand she felt happy that her son was so obviously in love with someone, how she felt towards Neville, though she hope it wasn't as obvious as her son. On the other, it hurt too much. James looked Harry, but Alice was the near spitting image of Neville and she saw him in her. Neville had always stayed close to the family, but she had barely had contact with him and when she did, it was always in large groups. She was to afraid of what might happened if they were left alone. The only contact she had ever had with Neville wasn't even contact, but rather always making sure her children gave him love. He always sent her a letter at the beginning of term telling her that they had and she never replied, but rather saved the letters, reading them whenever she had a bad day. They were the only things that would always cheer her up.)

Long live the walls that we crashed through

How the kingdom lights shined just for me and you

I was screaming long live

All the magic we made

And bring on all the pretenders, I'm not afraid

Singing long live all the mountains we moved

I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you

And long live the look on your face

And bring on all the pretenders

One day we will be remembered

(Neville Longbottom and Ginny Potter would always be remembered. There would be books about them when wizarding fiction became big, movies when wizards discovered them, and the same with television. They would never be remembered for their love however. Not even rumors, whispers, conspiracy theory's. But they knew to their dying day and that was the only thing that mattered to them.)


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