This has nothing to do with Voldemort, and will be a happy fanfic...for most of it. There will be Harry/Ginny, but no other romantic pairings because Ron is too much of an idiot to admit his feelings. I don't really like Cho, so I'm only putting her in a little bit. This will be a multi-chapter, and will be updated fairly frequently. My beta-reader is iheartsushi3000, who is giving me ideas for this and is awesome. WAFFLES!
That said, on with the Fanfiction.
Disclaimer: I'm still waiting for J. to call me back, I suggested joint custody of the rights to Harry Potter. Until then, I own nothing. :(
Ginny was listening outside Harry's Transfiguration class while Professor McGonagall told him about the expectations for him as a champion. Luna and Hermione were trying to get her to ask Harry to the ball, but her so-called Gryffindor courage had disappeared overnight. Realizing McGonagall was wrapping up, Ginny walked away before she was caught eavesdropping.
For the next couple weeks, Ginny stood by and watched as what seemed to her like every girl in the school asked Harry to the ball. Thankfully, he turned them all down, but Ginny knew her time was running out. She'd already suffered through several of Harry and Ron's conversations about who they should take to the ball, and once Ron had even asked her who she thought Harry should ask. She'd blushed redder than her hair and made up something about a Charms class she was late to, then dashed off. Fred had found it easy enough to ask Angelina, so why couldn't she ask Harry? It was just eight words.
Meanwhile, Harry was working up the nerve to ask Ginny to the ball. Every time he'd seen her lately, she'd been giggling and whispering with Luna and Hermione. The three of them seemed to have a secret that no one else knew about, and it was starting to get on his nerves. Whenever he approached them, they would turn to Ginny, and she'd blush and look away, never able to meet his eyes. He'd looked up her schedule, but she was always with her classmates, or staying late to talk to her professor. It was almost as if she was trying to avoid him.
Finally, Harry decided to ask someone whom he knew was going with someone else. Hopefully, if he'd already been let down, it would be easier to ask Ginny. He asked Cho after one of her classes, planning to pretend to Ron that he was upset about it.
When Ginny got back to the common room that night, she saw Ron sitting in a corner, rocking back and forth. Apparently. her idiotic brother had decided to ask Fleur Delacour, of all people, to the Yule Ball. Just then, Harry walked up to them.
"What's up, Ron?" Harry asked.
"Why did I do it?" He said wildly. "I don't know what made me do it!"
"What?" Asked Harry, looking rather confused.
"He, ah, just asked Fleur Delacour to go the ball with him," Ginny told Harry, keeping her eyes on her brother's ashen face. Trying not to smile, she patted his arm sympathetically. She zoned out for a bit, caught up in a daydream where Harry took her to the ball, and danced with her. She was brought abruptly back to reality when Harry said, "I asked her to go with me just now."
Ginny's smile disappeared in a heartbeat. He asked another girl? More to the point, he asked CHO CHANG? She wasn't even good at Quidditch! Realizing Harry was watching her, she mustered up a smile. "Yeah, you two should really get dates," she informed them.
"This is mad," said Ron. "We're the only ones left who haven't got anyone- well, except Neville. Hey- guess who he asked? Hermione!"
"What?" Harry seemed shocked by this news.
"Yeah, I know!" said Ron, starting to laugh. "He told me after Potions! Said she's always been really nice, helping him out with work and stuff- but she told him she was already going with someone. Ha! As if! She just didn't want to go with Neville...I mean, who would?"
"Don't!" Ginny snapped. "Don't laugh!" She held back a laugh- they'd be surprised when they saw Hermione's date.
"Why weren't you two at dinner?" Hermione asked, coming over to join them.
"Because- oh shut up laughing, you two- because they've both just been turned down by girls they asked to the ball!" Said Ginny, who was by now extremely put out.
That shut Harry and Ron up rather effectively. Ginny knew a storm was about to come- the boys would realize Hermione could go with them, and then she'd tell them she already had a date. Ginny went back to her daydream.
As Hermione left for the girls' dorms, Ron said flatly, "She's lying."
"She's not," Ginny murmured.
"Who is it then?" her brother demanded.
"I'm not telling you, it's her business," said Ginny with a smirk.
"Right,"said Ron, looking very annoyed with this whole business. "This is getting stupid. I'll go with Lavendar, and Ginny, you can go with Harry-"
"What!?" both Harry and Ginny interrupted.
"Well, is there any reason you can't?" Ron asked, for once logical. "Neither of you have a date, and Ginny, you can't go if you don't have a date, and Harry, you're required to have a date." Somehow, neither Harry nor Ginny could come up with a reason why not.
Which is how Harry Potter ended up in Hogsmeade the day before the Yule Ball, buying Ginny Weasley a corsage.
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