We join Ginny in potions class the next morning. She is seated with Hermione who is busy taking notes, Harry who is not listening and Ron who is asleep. Due to their being fewer students many classes had students from different years in them.
“And that is why we use Boomlangskin in the making of Polly juice potion, Mr Weasley are you listening?” Professor Slughorn had disturbed Ron as he lifted his head swiftly, people laughed at his messy hair and drool on his face.
“Uh, sorry professor I nodded off a bit...” he said sheepishly and looked down.
“Probably too busy dreaming about shagging brown!” Draco yelled and everyone laughed more mostly from his friends.
“Thank you, Mr Malfoy, Mr Weasley you need to stop sleep and start listening in lessons!” The professor explained. The Slytherins who were sat on the table next to Ginny and her friends all laughed.
“You’re wasting your time professor, he’s probably not listening now!” Blaise yelled and laughed even more. Ginny shook her head and got angry.
“Oi! Lay off Zabini just because Ron struggles to focus in class doesn’t matter, at least he doesn’t treat people like dirt!” She snapped back defending her brother.
“Oooooooooo!” Blaise said and his friends all laughed. “In a fiery mood, today are we red?” He teased and Ginny scowled at him.
“Whatever Zabini,” Ginny scoffed and looked down.
“Oh no no no, I don’t mind. That’s the way I like my women,” he replied coolly with a deep voice.
There was a commotion in the classroom. People were whispering and howling. Blaise high-fived Vincent and Ginny looking at Hermione in disgust.
“What did he mean?” Ginny asked Hermione slowly and Blaise smirked again.
“Mr Zabini detention!” Professor Slughorn yelled over the noise. Ginny and Hermione laughed and Blaise was shocked.
“Why?!” He whined.
“For acting like an idiot that’s why!” Ginny yelled in reply and Slughorn turned to her.
“Thank you, Miss Weasley, you’ve just volunteered to join Mr Zabini in detention for an inappropriate comment!” He yelled at her. Ginny was shocked and Blaise smirked.
“Oooooooo, tut tut tut red, you bad bad girl!” He raised and dropped his eyebrows and laughed.
“Enough! Mr Zabini and Miss Weasley detention at lunch first thing, class dismissed”
“We’ve got to go, defence against the dark arts is next,” Hermione said to the angry Ginny.
“Yeah I’ll catch up with you in a bit Mione I need to talk to professor Slughorn” She replied as she gathered her stuff.
“You’re wasting your time there red, everyone knows you’re a rebel,” Blaise said as he walked up to them and leaned on the table next to Ginny.
“Ron Harry I think you should go!” Hermione said quickly and Harry hauled Ron out of the room, kicking and yelling to get at Blaise.
“You’ll pay for this Zabini!” He yelled and Harry slammed the door.
“What’s his problem?” Blaise asked and he flicked his hair out of his eyes. Ginny sighed and Hermione left. Merlin Ginny control yourself! Stop acting like a lovey-dovey! It’s Zabini! She thought and slapped herself. Blaise looked at her a bit weird.
“Are you alright Ginny?” He asked and Ginny looked at him flatly.
“Oh, so it’s Ginny now?!” She asked coldly and scowled at him a little. Why is she so stubborn, I only agreed to Christina that I would apologise because...I feel sorry for her. Blaise get a hold of yourself and just apologise to a....really, quiet wonderful woman, he thought.
Blaise took a deep breath and got down on his knees. “Alright red, mi scuso,” he spread his arms as he spoke. Ginny folded her arms and frowned.
“English please?” she asked raising her eyebrow and Blaise nodded.
“Ok, I apologise to you Ginny, I shouldn’t have said those rude things to you, I should have defended you against Daphne because she was wrong to say you had fleas” he apologised and Ginny snorted and looked down.
“Well, that’s what everyone says” she scoffed and looked away.
Blaise stood up and put his hands on her shoulders and moved his head to try and catch her eyes.
“It isn’t true though, I know it isn’t Bella” he cooed in a soft voice. Ginny looked up at him. And into those gorgeous light blue eyes I go, Ginny thought as she stared at Blaise. He was doing the same at her deep green eyes.
Like two big beautiful leaf green orbs glistening in the light he thought.
The two of them looked at each other for a few seconds. Ginny with a fluttering heart and Blaise with a pounding heart.
“I think we should go,” Ginny said breaking the silence and pulled away from Blaise. She picked up her stuff and trotted quickly to the door.
“Hang on a minute, Bella!” Blaise called as he grabbed his stuff. He was too late. Ginny flew out of the door and sped to defence against the dark arts class. Blaise disapparated to class.
As Blaise appears in the hall near the class he appears right in front of Ginny and as he lands, she is running to class, she bumps into him. As she falls Blaise grabs her and turns her so she lands gently on the ground and Blaise falls on top of her.
“Ha, even you can’t resist me can you red?” Blaise said with a flirtatious tone in his voice.
“Get off me Zabini now!” Ginny yelled and held her arms close to her body.
“Make me red,” Blaise said mockingly and Ginny hit him over the head repeatedly until he removed his body from hers with a devilish smirk on his face.
“Why did you disapparate to defence against the dark arts anyway?” Ginny asked and was on her knees picking up her books. Blaise didn’t say a word. He was too busy leering at her pleated skirt that sat at her mid-thigh showing off her beautifully shaped legs. He imagined lifting it and feeling her soft-skinned leg.
“Hello? Earth to Zabini? ZABINI!” Blaise blinked coming back to reality and looked at Ginny.
“Sorry what?” He asked stuttering.
“Never mind” Ginny replied sighed and got up then quickly went into class.
They thought the teacher didn’t notice them. Ginny sits down quickly next to Hermione as the professor continued. “How long has he been giving the lecture?” Ginny asked Hermione.
“Not long, how long have you been with Zabini?” Hermione asked her.
“What?!” Ginny said a little too loud and Hermione shushed her. “Sorry” she replied.
“What do you mean how long have you been with Zabini?” Ginny asked whispering.
“I meant how long were you with him outside?” Ginny nodded and shrugged.
“Not long, 5 or 10 minutes” Ginny replied.
“You haven’t missed anything” Ron added and the three of them laughed.
Harry was sat behind Ginny. He tapped her on the back and she moved forward in her chair.
“Ginny, Ginny are you alright?” He asked.
“Fine...” Ginny muttered back and Harry nodded at Ginny’s words.
“Do you... Maybe want to get a butterbeer with me later?” Harry asked his voice full of hope.
“No thanks Harry, I have plans” she replied and looked to the front.
“Oh, busy snogging Zabini are you?” He said coldly. Ginny was shocked and turned around to him.
“Harry you of all people should know I don’t like him, I was going to go to quidditch practise but now I’m going to hang with someone who doesn’t act like they own me!” She hissed back at Harry who smirked slightly.
“Well no offence or anything Gin but we are engaged” he replied and Ginny laughed for a second.
“I didn’t know you remembered, too busy shagging Parvati” She hissed coldly. Harry’s face dropped and he became to feel ill inside.
“That’s right I’ve heard and believe me I wanted to go to send a letter to my parents so bad because I know if my father found out about you shagging other girls the engagement would be off and you would be dumped on your arse” Ginny was getting angrier and angrier and Hermione watched her.
“When did you find out?” Harry asked me Ginny didn’t say a word.
“I told her” Hermione answered plainly and they both turned around.