At the Burrow
Half an hour later Harry and Ron apparated into the back garden of the Weasley home known as the Burrow. The boys were hysterical. They were having difficulty dragging Harry's trunk back up to the house. Harry couldn't see through the blurred haze of tears from laughing so hard. His side was aching from laughing so hard.
"Did… You see… His face…" Harry panted, clutching his side.
"Yeah, absolutely priceless." Ron gasped, "Who would've thought?" He gasped.
"What's so funny?" Mrs Weasley asked the boys appearing at the doorway. Her eyes were narrowed and she was looking at them with curiosity. Harry and Ron stopped and looked at each other. Not sure how to answer her. Mrs Weasley didn't think to highly of the boys picking on Dudley Dursley.
She felt that it went against all she and Mr Weasley work so hard for. She believed in unity and kindness between Wizards and Muggles. She hated the thought that her boys would go to such lengths to humiliate and embarrass a muggle. No matter how hard they try to convince her that Dudley was deserved what he gets by the way he treated Harry.
"Er…" Ron began, realising that Mrs Weasley was waiting for an answer. "It was… Just some…"
"Joke I was telling him. A muggle one." Harry cut in. Ron looked at him for a minute then nodded.
"Yeah just a joke Harry said." Ron agreed. Mrs Weasley nodded.
"Well, Harry dear, you probably want to take your things upstairs." She said.
At that moment the back door opened and the twins hurried out.
"We'll help Harry take his trunk upstairs." Fred said with an evil smile playing across his face.
The twins bent down and took one side of the trunk each. The lifted it up and silently carried it inside the house. Harry and Ron followed suit. They climbed the stairs to Ron's bedroom. Once inside the room the twins set down Harry's trunk and Ron shut the door. The twins turned sharply to face Harry and smiled.
"So how did our little gift for your cousin go?" Fred asked.
"It was awesome." Harry told them enthusiastically. "I've never seen anything like it." He told them. George rolled his eyes.
"Well of coarse you haven't. It's our own design." He told them.
"I must say that I've never seen Dudley so dashing. What with huge elephant ears and lion- like legs. My Aunt actually fainted." Harry said. The four boys burst into fits of laughter.
After the laughing fits subsided the four boys sat around Ron's room talking.
"We call them 'Jumbo Joules' and 'Mane Mallows'. We predict they're gonna be huge sellers." Fred explained.
"I'd buy them all just to see Dudley that way once more." Harry chuckled.
"I wouldn't have thought that there would be that much of a difference to how he usually looked." George said, rubbing his chin thoughtfully. Once again they started to laugh.
The door to Ron's room opened slowly. The four boys turned to see who was there, but no- one entered the room. Harry shifted uncomfortably. He had the strange feeling that he was being watched. They sat silently for another minute before Ron cleared his throat. The sound startled the silence of the room and the other three boys jumped out of their skins. They all turned to watch Ron.
"Gin, show yourself." He commanded. There was a soft giggle and Ginny Weasley appeared in the left corner of the room, as if out of nowhere.
"Gee, Gin. Where did you learn to do that?" Fred asked in awe.
"What kind of spell is that?" Harry asked her. Ginny shugged.
"I don't know. I don't even know how I do it. I just found out I could. I was thinking of what it would be like to be invisible, what I would do if I could become invisible and then…. I was." She told them.
"You were?" Ron asked. He looked at Ginny like she was out of her mind. Harry had to admit that he thought it sounded odd. He'd never heard anyone who could go invisible on command.
"Yeah. I was. I don't know why, but I think it will come in handy one day." She told them.
"How do you mean?" Harry asked.
"I dunno. But it will, trust me."
"Maybe it'll help her get out of class?" Fred whispered to George.
"Yeah, it might help Harry too." George said. The two boys snickered.
"Shut up, both of you." Ginny spat, blushing. "Just because you two are jealous." She said defensively.
"Yeah, because I really want to date Harry." Fred replied sarcastically.
"I didn't mean it like that." Ginny mumbled. "I have to go." She said. With that she left the room. Harry excused himself and followed her. He heard the boys whistle as he left, and could've sworn he heard Ron say "I wish they won't".
Harry found Ginny outside, and he sat down beside her.
"Are you ok?" He asked her. Ginny turned to face him.
"I guess I'm a little embarrassed." She confessed. She wouldn't look at him. "Sometimes I wonder if we should be doing this." She told him. Harry wasn't sure if he fully understood her.
"Doing what? What are we doing wrong?" He asked her.
"Being together." She answered. "You and Ron are the best of friends, and although I've always wanted to date you I never thought I would be. Now that I am with you I can't help but think that maybe what I wanted wasn't what I wanted at all."
"I don't get it, Gin. Do you want to give up on us? Don't you want to try to work this out? Are you going to let the opinion of others influence your decisions? I like you; I like you a lot in fact. Now that I've realised what you mean to me I don't want to let you go. Not without a fight anyway." He waited to see her reaction.
Finally, after endless seconds Ginny smiled.
"Of coarse I don't want to break up with you. I just worry that you and Ron might fall out. I don't you to risk your best friend for me, Harry." She said. Harry took her hand and smiled.
"Nothing can separate Ron and me. You have no need to worry. Besides Ron's over it. I think Hermione may have had words to him." Harry told her. Ginny looked at Harry.
"I think they should just get it over with." Ginny said thoughtfully. Harry stared at her.
"Get what over with?" Harry asked. Ginny grinned.
"They should just ask each other out and be done with it." Ginny said, smiling. Harry smiled back.
"Yes they most certainly should." He agreed. Then he leant forward. "And we should get this over with." Then he kissed her.
Moments later they heard Mrs Weasley call out.
Harry pulled away and grinned. "Speaking of which." He said. "Maybe they'll make a move tonight." He whispered thoughtfully. Ginny regarded Harry with an 'As if' look.
"Seriously, Harry, I do not think so." Ginny said.
Harry, silently, agreed.