After detention Ginny goes to the great hall and sits down heavily with Hermione, Pansy, Cho, Luna and Scarlett. Grabbing a sandwich she let out a huff.
“Merlin that was horrible,” she said had a bite of her sandwich. Hermione folded her arms.
“Oh really? It didn’t look like you found it horrible outside the classroom” she said and raised her eyebrow at Ginny.
“What are you talking about?” Ginny asked with a look of confusion on her face.
“You don’t remember being kissed by Blaise outside the defence against the dark arts classroom, or was it a hickey?” Pansy scowled.
“What do you mean?” Ginny asked looked at Pansy in even more confusion.
“Oh come on stop messing with us! Zabini kissed you on the check and you didn’t slap him” Scarlett said angrily and frowned at her.
“How...how do you girls even know that happened?” Ginny asked sputtering in shock.
“We saw you at the start of lunch outside the classroom with Blaise and when he had you backed against the wall, he whispered something in your ear then kissed you on the cheek, Ginny,” Cho said and Ginny looked down in sadness. “Ok girls, you got me, Zabini kissed me on the cheek and I didn’t do anything about it,” Ginny said and looked up at Hermione who was still angry.
“Why didn’t you do anything?” Hermione asked and Ginny shook her head.
“I don’t know, I panicked!” she said “That is true not every girl gets kissed by Blaise Zabini and isn’t a bit panicked” Scarlett added and Pansy and Cho nodded in agreement.
“You could have leased slapped him Gin” Hermione added and Ginny shrugged.
“I know, I know, it won’t happen again girls, I’m going to try and ignore him from now on!” Ginny said confidently and everyone but Hermione was relieved.
“Can you forgive me Hermione?” Ginny asked with puppy dog eyes. Hermione sighed and smiled. “All right” she groaned
“Thanks Hermione!” Ginny said and hugged Hermione as she rolled her eyes.
“Just promise me you’ll stay away from him?” Hermione stated and pulled away.
“Of course Hermione, I’ll never go near him again,” Ginny said.
Outside the clock tower struck twelve and people started to flood into the great hall for lunch. Cho, Luna, Pansy and Scarlett when back to their house tables and as they did Harry and Ron came into the room and sat down.
“You’re back from detention quick,” Ron said as he started to eat.
“The professor let us go early” Ginny replied and had a quick drink of water.
“Zabini give you any trouble?” Harry asked trying to be tough and cracked his knuckles.
“No, but if you keep cracking your knuckles you’re going to get arthritis!” Hermione said to Harry and he stopped and looked at Ginny.
“Did he give you any trouble Gin?” Ron asked and rested his arms on the table with an apple in his hand.
Ginny looked at Hermione for a few seconds and she shook her head slightly. “No, no trouble at all” Ginny replied and smiled weakly.
“Finally come to his senses about flirting with my little sister!” Ron said and nodded with Harry then they both started stuffing their faces. After lessons, Ginny and her friends go to the room of requirement. Harry and Ron are there with some of the Gryffindors. There is music playing, some were reading and everyone is relaxing in their own clothes instead of their uniforms.
“This is nice,” Cho said and Hermione and Pansy nodded.
“It’s relaxing” Scarlett added and sighed.
“I wish they’d turn the music up a bit,” Pansy said and looked over at the old record player.
“What the name of the song?” Hermione asked.
“No idea, its sounds like something from the bloody ball,” Ron shrugged then got up, sat next to Hermione and put his arm in the back of the couch with a smile on his face. Hermione chuckled at the memory. “It’s a shame we aren’t having one now,” She smiled at Ron but he retracted cringing at the memory of the last ball. “Don’t remind us about that,” He then turned to talk to his friends, everyone else doing that too except for one. Ginny was sat on her own wondering why she could not stop thinking is sat elsewhere. Why can’t I stop thinking about Zabini? Why did he kiss me on the check?! It’s ridiculous! I’m engaged to Harry and he’s got a girlfriend, even if it is Daphne. Even if I did like him I can’t be with him, he’s a Slytherin and I’m a Gryffindor! It’s like mixing wind and water. Together they create kayos! Ginny thought and looked down at the floor and her thoughts were silence for a second.
...But then again, wind and water make hurricanes, they go together perfectly, she thought. Ginny shook her head and Harry came out to watch her.
“Ginny are you ok?” Harry asked and Ginny looked away.
“I’m fine Harry” she replied a bit annoyed and Harry nodded.
“I have to do this” Harry muttered to himself. Ginny looked at Harry confused.
“Ginny I need to talk to you on the balcony,” Harry said and got up.
“Why?” Ginny asked and got up looking at him. “We need to talk about our engagement” Harry replied and pulled her out onto the balcony.