Harry's stay at the Burrow

Chapter 8

Harry's lips brushed against hers and opened slightly, they were about to kiss…

Ginny opened her eyes when she felt something tickling her hand which was resting on Harry's chest. She'd tried to ignore it before but it was really distracting her from what was going to be one of the best moments of her life, Harry potter was about to kiss her and the last thing she wanted was for something to go wrong. She could feel Harry's breath on her face as their lips slowly brushed against each other again stopping her train of thought, he was driving her mad and she feared that if he didn't kiss her soon then she would undoubtedly take matters into her own hands. Harry bit her lower lip playfully then leaned forward, Ginny readied herself and was about to close her eyes when she felt that same tickling sensation on her hand, she gazed down at her hand as their lips came together and involuntarily jerked away screaming. She rose to her feet quickly with a look of disgust drawn on her face then glanced at Harry who sat there with a mixed look of hurt and shock etched to his face. She opened her mouth to say something, to explain her behavior, but, at that moment her words failed her. She couldn't think of anything to say that would justify her actions so she turned and ran back towards the Burrow, wanting more than anything to get as much distance from Harry as was humanly possible. At this point she wouldn't have minded the ground beneath her to open up and swallow her, at least that way she wouldn't have to see that look on Harry's face again.

Harry sat there for a long time gazing up at the stars, trying to forget about what happened earlier. He was sure that Ginny was feeling the same way he was during that moment but clearly he was wrong. He didn't know what to do, a part of him knew that he should apologize to her but the thought of going back to the burrow kept him refrained, 'what if she'd told Ron and the others?' 'What if they didn't want me to stay there for the rest of the summer in case I tried to kiss her again?' he hated overthinking things but he also knew how protective her brothers were especially Ron. Harry sighed then stood up; he began walking in the direction away from the burrow, deciding he'd go for a walk first to clear his head.

Ginny was slumped on her bed sulking at her misfortune, she'd finally got her kiss from Harry and it was completely ruined by the spider that Ron found in his sandwich earlier. She knew it was too good to be true and laughed a little to herself for being naive enough to think it would be a walk in the park. She wondered what Harry must be thinking right now; he didn't see the spider so for him it must have looked like her pulling away was because of him wanting to kiss her. Ginny sighed in frustration then closed her eyes, how was she going to fix this? There was a knock on her door.

"Come in" the door creaked open and Mrs Weasleys head popped into the room.

"Hello dear, I just came to see if you're alright. You came into the house and went straight upstairs without having any supper"

"Yeah mum I'm fine, just not hungry" she hoped her mother would see that as a sign to leave and give her some space but instead Mrs Weasley stepped into the room and closed the door behind her. She came and sat on the end of the bed.

"Does this have anything to do with Harry?" Ginny looked surprised so she explained.

"I saw you and Harry outside together through the window when I was making supper"

"And what did you see... I mean what were we doing?"

"You were talking, although at one point Harry stood up and started dancing with a twig for some strange reason. Each to their own I suppose" she said whilst giggling. Ginny relaxed a little, she wouldn't have wanted her mother to see her kissing a boy, it would ruin the moment.

"So are you going to tell me what's wrong or do we have to sit here all night?" Ginny thought for a moment then caved, maybe telling her would help her figure out what to do.

"Well…when Ron and Hermione left me and Harry continued playing truth or dare, before we were about to pack it in and head back I asked Harry to tell me what you guys were talking about during the picnic before I got there"

"Ahh, you mean you wanted to know what Hermione asked him."

"Yeah, he told me what she asked and I asked him what he said. He told me he didn't answer the question because all of you were there, so then I asked what his answer would have been and he told me"

"What was his answer?" Mrs Weasley asked smiling.

"He said I looked beautiful and that I always do"

"And then what happened?" her mum asked struggling to hold in her excitement.

"He kissed me" Mrs Weasley squealed and pulled Ginny into a bear hug.

"Oh honey that's wonderful, my baby's growing up" Ginny was trying to pry her away.

"Mum let…me…finish" giving her mother a push with each word.

"Of course dear sorry, but I don't understand, if Harry kissed you then why do you seem miserable and don't want to eat anything?"

"Because" Ginny righted herself on the bed then continued, "When he finally kissed me I looked down at my hand because I kept feeling something crawling on me and I saw a spider, the one Ron found in his sandwich" Mrs Weasley was having a hard time trying not to laugh.

"That's all?"

"No, well you know how I don't like spiders. I kind of screamed and pulled away from him and I think he took it the wrong way"

"So just explain it to him, I'm sure he'll understand"

"What if he doesn't believe me?" She knew from the lack of affection he'd had growing up that he didn't quite believe people cared about him.

"Honey I'm sure your overreacting, just tell him and see what happens" Mrs Weasley kissed Ginny on the cheek then stood up and left the room leaving Ginny to think.

*Knock *knock...

Ginny opened the door to find Harry standing there.


"Hi, can I talk to you?" Ginny beckoned him in then closed the door. They both stood there in uncomfortable silence until Harry cleared his throat.

"I just wanted to apologize, I shouldn't have tried to kiss you. I thought we both wanted to but…"

"I did want to" Ginny blurted out.

"I'm confused, if you wanted to as well then why did you scream and shove me away?"

"Harry that wasn't because of what was happening"

"Then why?"

"I-I can't tell you, you'll laugh at me" she focused her attention on the floor to hide her embarrassment.

"Ginny I'm not going to laugh at you, I just feel like I've done something wrong"

"You didn't do anything wrong, the reason I pulled away was because…I saw a spider" Harry stared at her for a moment, his expression was unreadable.

"You saw a spider? I've been feeling bad for hours thinking I'd upset you and all the screaming and pushing was because of a spider"

"I'm sorry…" Ginny started but Harry cut her off by laughing causing her to feel even more like an idiot.

"I'm confused, are you mad at me?"

"Mad at you? No, I'm just glad it wasn't because of the kiss" Ginny sighed in relief, her mum was right she was overreacting.

"Ginny…Ginny" Ginny slipped out of her daze and noticed Harry was now standing right in front of her.

"Sorry?" she asked.

"I was asking if maybe you wanted to try again, with the kiss" Ginny gaped at him like a startled fish but before she could say anything Harry was leaning in again, she closed her eyes as Harry's lips slowly opened and pressed against hers.

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