Chapter 10 : The Eve of Battle
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Again, unedited. Though it will be edited eventually. I'm just trying to get the chapters reposted right now.
Chapter Graphic by Moonys Aimee at The Dark Arts
Two weeks passed and everything remained the same. Harry still awoke every night from seeing Hogsmeade again, and he was spending more and more time in the Room of Requirement, saying every time he went that he needed some time alone. They allowed him to go, but at ten every night Ginny would go and get him and bring him back to the Common Room.
The holidays had started and more students than usual were staying, because of the ball. Only the staff, the Order, the Marauders, Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny knew of the Battle. Otherwise the rest of the school did not know about it.
Another week passed and it was December 23rd, the day before the Battle. The friends were in the Great Hall for a late breakfast. Harry hadn't touched his food, and the most he would do would be to poke it with is fork.
"Harry you need to eat something." Hermione said, a worried look on her face.
"Sheís right, Harry." James said.
"Yes, and if you donít take a bite of your food I am going to pry your mouth open and stick a fork full in there for you." Ginny said, from next to him.
Ron giving up that Harry would eat said, "Good Lord." and picked up his fork full of eggs he was about to put in his mouth, plugged Harry's nose with two fingers and shoved the fork full into his mouth.
Harry coughed, but a moment later opened his mouth and gasped for air. "God! Mate, donít do that!"
"Hey! At least you got some food down." Ron said, refilling his fork with more eggs and putting it in his mouth.
"Yes. So start eating or he'll do it again." Ginny said.
After fifteen more minutes of eating breakfast, James said "Ok. So another day of the Holiday! What should we do today?"
"Snowball Fight!" Sirius screamed, throwing his hands up in the air like a little child.
"Yea." Ron agreed.
"It'll give us some time to get everything off our mind." Hermione said.
So they dropped their forks and loaded up with their scarves, gloves and cloaks and headed out onto the grounds and began their snowball fight. Marauders against the other Quartet.
It did get everything off of their minds. They would scream like little children, chase each other saying they were going to kill the other, and got face full of snow.
Later that evening, and after many hours of snowball fights they were all gathered around the fire in the Common Room. It was very quiet. The snowball fight had made them forget about everything, but soon the meaning of next day came back to them, and they were all as nervous and scared as ever.
"I...I'll be back later." Harry said, as he got up and made his way out of the Common Room and to the Room of Requirement once again.
Ginny looked up from the fire and smiled at Harry lightly before he left.
Harry opened the door to the Room of Requirement and stepped inside, and he paced the room he was so now used to. A battle was being fought inside his head. 'Should I or should I not!?!... Just Do it. So she knows how much you love her if you don't make it out alive...But what if something unplanned happens???...Just do it! All right! She will come here sooner of later.'
He threw himself on the couch and put his head in his hands, thinking, 'Only if she still wants to, I'll do it, I'll tell her.'
After almost an hour of thinking about his decision a soft knock came from the door, and Ginny came in. Harry jumped up from the couch and walked over to her.
Harry wrapped his arms around her and rested his chin on her head. He pulled away and kissed her, long and passionate. He pulled away, rested his head on her forehead and said, with his eyes closed "Gin, I want you to know how much I love you."
"Harry, I do too. But, didn't you say you wanted to wait...till after marriage?" Ginny said.
"Gin, Iím just afraid that you won't know and that I won't be able to." Harry said.
"All right." Ginny said, kissing Harry.
The kiss was long and full of love. This kiss told Harry that she was ready and wanted to too. As he kissed her he slipped his hands under her shirt, tracing circles along her stomach and around her belly button. She giggled within the kiss in pleasure of his smooth circles.
Harry led her to the enormous bed and laid her down, as he climbed on top of her, not breaking the kiss once in the process. He slowly slipped her shirt above her head and cast it aside. Ginny responded by doing the same.
She ran her hands along his muscular back and stomach, tracing his six-pack.
Harry traced his fingers along Ginny's back, his hands stopping over her bra and unclasping it, tossing it aside with their shirts. As he felt Ginny's breast's relax under his chest he moved is hands back around and cupped them. His mouth slowly left her lips and went down a trail: her ears, her neck, her shoulder, and finally reaching her breasts.
As his mouth crushed over her right breast Ginny moaned his name in pleasure, as she dug her nails into his back.
Harry soon left her breast and his hands traced down her stomach and to her jeans. He unbuttoned them, and he felt Ginny's body rise under his to kick them off. Ginny did the same and the two were left in nothing but their boxers or knickers.
Harry's hand slipped down Ginny's left thigh and tickled it, he reached to begin to work her knickers down, and his mouth left Ginny's neck and they made eye contact.
Ginny had no sign of fear in her eyes. They were full of excitement and love, and she said, "Harry, I want you to."
Harry scooted up on top of Ginny higher and kissed her fully and pulled away. His hands began working her knickers down her legs and she kicked them aside. Ginny slid her hands around Harry's back and to his boxers. She pulled them off easily and Harry hovered above her.
"I love you, Gin." Harry said, kissing her.
As Harry pulled away Ginny responded, "I love you too, Harry."
With that said, he came down slowly and she felt a pain rush through her. She gasped, and Harry looked up, a look of concern in his eyes.
"Did I hurt you?" Harry said, worriedly.
And Harry kissed her, long. The pain she felt soon went away and was brought back by a wonderful feeling she had never thought possible or couldn't even explain.
Harry slowly began to move up and down and their breaths quickened.
They enjoyed the feeling of each other's bare bodies against each other and the wonderful feeling they were both sharing for many hours.
The next morning Harry awoke slowly. He lifted his head and looked at the sleeping red head in the nook of his body. Their bodies were clinging together with a thin layer of cold sweat. Harry nuzzled his head into her shoulder, but Ginny lifted her head.
She turned around, causing Harry to have to move onto his back, and move his leg that was wrapped around her body.
She kissed him for a long moment full of passion. She pulled away and said, "Good morning, love."
"Good morning, Gin." Harry said, as Ginny turned and propped the front part of her body on Harry's chest.
"Did you have your usual night mare last night?" Ginny said.
"Nope." Harry said, tucking a loose strand of hair behind Ginny's ear.
"That's good." she replied, kissing him again. "Oh God. Iím going to have to get all of this sweat off of my body before we go back."
"Don't worry. There's a bath tub here." Harry said, indicating to the large white stone tub on the other side of the room, larger than the prefectsí one.
"Good." she said, slipping out from under the covers of the bed and making her way over there, not even bothering to cover up her bare body.
She turned on the many taps and once the tub was full, taking a short time considering its large size, slipped into it, and dunked her red head under the water.
Harry got out of the large bed and made his way over to the tub where Ginny was pointing for him to come in with her finger, a wicked smile across her face. Harry slipped in behind her and pulled her in his arms.
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