{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copies left
You can choose from our best books below
LABenson would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Harry's stay at the Burrow

By LABenson

Romance / Humor

Chapter 1

It had been quite a peaceful morning at the burrow all things considered … after Harry's arrival of course. Before he had stepped into the welcoming home closely followed by Mr Weasley who went to collect him earlier that day the burrow had been buzzing with excitement and not just for Harry's awaiting arrival. All the Weasleys were in the midst of preparing Bill and Fleurs wedding which was a week from now. Mrs Weasley had been berating them since they returned home for the start of summer; her temper was at an all-time high and Fred and George's antics weren't helping in the slightest, in fact once or twice Ginny wondered if her older brothers had their own death wish.


Ginny was in her room keeping clear of Harry who had unfortunately turned up just over an hour ago. It's not that she minded him being here, in fact with the way his aunt and uncle treated him she was more than happy for him to stay here for the summer, the only problem was that she always ended up making a fool of herself whenever he was around. Top that with Fred and George mimicking and teasing her and you get one very embarrassed teenage girl.

Ginny would be starting her fifth year at Hogwarts in September and she couldn't wait, it wasn't the school itself she was in a rush to get back to, (although that was a good enough reason for anyone) no, what she was looking forward to most was the Quidditch season. This year she would be trying out for the team. She had neglected in telling her family as she thought it would be a wise decision, she especially avoided telling Fred and George who were currently on the team and in their final year. She couldn't wait to see the look on their faces once she turned up with her new broomstick she'd been keeping under her bed all through summer. It was a second hand cleansweep seven, it wasn't in best condition but it would get the job done, job being to dodge bludgers coming to intercept, swerve in and out of the opposing chasers and hopefully score some goals.

She was just about to go under her bed to get her broom when there was a knock on her bedroom door, annoyed at having being disturbed she stood up and marched over to the door and opened it a little too forcefully.

"What do you want?" she snapped angrily then stopped dead in her tracks, standing a few feet in front of her and who had obviously been the one who had knocked on her door was none other than Harry. Harry for his part was looking at her sheepishly; clearly he hadn't expected her reaction.

"Hi Ginny, you're mum told me to tell you to come downstairs for dinner". He smiled nervously at her then headed across the hall and back downstairs. Ginny stood there for a few seconds feeling like an idiot, she'd just yelled at Harry-the boy she's had a crush on since forever. She sighed then followed Harry down into the kitchen, if she thought today couldn't get any worse clearly she was wrong.


All the Weasleys', Harry and Hermione were already sat at the table waiting for her. She sat down on the chair opposite Harry sneaking a glance at him hoping he was looking at her so she could mouth an apology but he wasn't looking at her, instead he was staring at the food on his plate.

"Alright everyone tuck in" Mrs Weasley said. And with a flick of her wand more food was added to the table for seconds. Mr Weasley was talking to Hermione about plugs and asking her about other Muggle technology. Ron, Fred and George were talking about Quidditch, Ron was trying out for the Quidditch team too except he was trying out for keeper, he was pretty good as well in her opinion, they always used to play little Quidditch tournaments in the backyard during summer and Ginny only managed to get a few goals in each time. Mrs Weasley was talking to Charlie about his job, complaining that it was dangerous to be training dragons. Charlie rolled his eyes while their mum wasn't looking then winked at Ginny, they'd had this conversation a thousand times already and she still wasn't letting it go. Ginny smiled at him then continued eating, she wasn't in the mood for joking around at the moment, she felt bad for yelling at Harry and she couldn't wait to get him alone to apologize. Yes that would be breaking her 'stay away from Harry' rule but she figured she could make an exception in this case, after that she would go back to following that rule. She looked over at Harry again to find him in deep conversation with Bill, she couldn't hear what they were talking about but she was happy to see that whatever it was Harry was laughing. She was too busy staring at Harry that she didn't see Fred and George look at her then back at each other and flash an evil grin. It happened within minutes, one minute she was lost in thought whilst eating her dinner, the next she was standing on the table making clucking noises and flapping her arms about like a chicken, the whole table erupted into cheers and laughter except for Mrs Weasley who had started chasing after the twins. Nobody dared to eat the food placed in front of them after that in case the two jokers had tampered with theirs as well.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

JONANNA: As an avid reader it is not often I say that about a book. The plot is what was different and the twists where unexpected. This book is defiantly a page turner and enjoyable read. I can't wait to reread this novel after a little editing to finish off the shine on this wonderful novel.

maewilde25: I liked this, though it dragged on for over 200pages and heaven knows I did not expect the plot twist in the middle. David being Cristiãn. I was wondering when he would show up and didn't know he was there all along. it looks like there should be a sequel, please let there be a sequel. I know the...

SPepper: I had a hard time putting this book down even to go to sleep. The story is compelling and beautifully character driven. I hope author will make this a series.

Samantha Speed: There were several punctuation, grammar, and missing word problems but it did not detract from the story. This story was very well done, enjoyable, and had an interesting enough plot. It took a while to finish. This story is not complete. I love it, but I want to see another book or have more cha...

Alex Rushmer: Chapter One: Not much is happening in this chapter, but I was absolutely fascinated by the depth of your character development. I love how you just sat there with the reader and explored Eddward. Usually, that sort of thing gets boring very fast, but this was actually really cool! He's so unique ...

rudyoxborough46: An action-packed, mystical adventure awaits anyone wishing to read this novel. I’m amazed at how well you’ve managed to flesh out the characters in this book, and I hope to read more of your work.I’ve read books about goblins and elves and all that mumbo-jumbo before, and most accounts of these c...

Dessie Williams: loved the book. the plot the characters all just great.I think it's a must read. once you start this book it's hard to put down. hope it gets published....I think this book is a must read.great job!!!!

nakhvavaishu: just loved it...u cant put this book down once u start reading...from the very first page it is an emotional rollercoaster....the way author has described the undescribable😉 chemistry between our very own jay n aqueela its just way tooo awesome...i just felt the love n mischievious bonding betwee...

jessiehs: This was absolutely amazing. I loved how it went back and forth between perspectives. I actually cried at the end I was so happy. This was amazing. I can't even think of another word to describe it. Thank you for writing his.

More Recommendations

Alkira Joan: Great story, I found it hard to read especially the dialogue. You just need to fix up some spelling errors and the gramma .I enjoyed this book. was a little hard to get though.,.,..,.,.,,..,.,.,, , , , ,.,, , , , , , , ,., , ,.,,,,,

Alani Foreigner: I absolutely loved how you created this story. It isn't like the other cliché stories I've ever read. I had just started reading it yesterday and just had to finish it. The main characters are grotesquely awesome and I fell in love with them. If you're into fantasy and stuff I can guarantee that ...

Flik: Hi! ^.^ huge fan of yours on ff.net! When I saw the note about this contest on The Way We Smile, I couldn't help but rush over here, create an account, and vote! XD Seriously love this story and would recommend it to anyone! :D best FT fanfiction out there. Amazing story, amazing concept that wa...

Marijana1: The melancholy present throughout this story has the power to influence and etch into the minds of the readers, to stay there and refuse to leave even after they have finished reading the story. This is a deep, powerful story, making the readers wonder about everything – about love, about their e...

deniserudolp: Breath of fresh air.....reading so many story's and wonderful writers. ...A story comes along as this that had me frustrated. ..hurt. ...In love. .and overjoyed all into one book ....wonderful story...that you can read over and over....and nd enjoy every time.

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.