Chapter 24 – Proposals
An hour after graduation found all the seventh years and their families dancing and eating at the Graduation Ball. While everyone was relaxed and having fun, Harry on the other hand, was extremely nervous. He fingered the small black box that was currently resting in his pant pocket as his eyes scanned the room for Ginny.
When he had approached Jenny the night before, she had squealed in her excitement to help him find a ring. She had promptly run and fetched their mother’s jewelry box from her dorm and opened it up. In a separate little area all on its own, sat their mother’s engagement ring. It was very simple, with a single emerald resting in its band with two, small diamonds on either side.She had also helped him by giving him the box that once contained her class ring, a graduation gift from Kyle, to use when he proposed.
He quickly spotted her coming off the dance floor with Charlie. He saw her sat down at a table with her family. As he approached, his eyes caught Mr. Weasley’s, whom he had gotten blessing from that afternoon. He saw him give an encouraging smile. Mrs. Weasley caught the look and glanced between them in confusion.
As Mr. Weasley leaned over and whispered into his wife’s ear, Harry found himself standing nervously before Ginny. She grinned up at him and cocked her head to the side when she saw the anxious look on his face. “Are you okay, Harry?”
“I’m fine,” he replied, looking straight into her eyes. At that moment, he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. He took a deep breath and continued to look her directly in the eyes, not caring about anyone but Ginny. “Gin, we’ve been together for almost two years now, and I know I love you.”
She blushed and looked down briefly before meeting his green eyes once more. “I love you too, Harry.”
He nodded at her reply and got down on one knee in front of her, pulling to box from his pocket. He heard Mrs. Weasley gasp and saw Ginny’s jaw drop when he opened the box. Ginny’s eyes widened at the sight of the ring before looking back up at Harry in shock, her eyes filled with the love she had for him. “We’ll wait till after you graduate, but, Ginevra Weasley, will you marry me?”
Ginny sat there stunned for a few seconds before jumping onto Harry, wrapping her arms tightly around his neck as she repeatedly shouted, “Yes! Yes! Yes!”
From a distance, Jenny watched as Ginny jumped on Harry and could tell she accepted the proposal. She smiled to herself as she watched Mrs. Weasley rush around the table to hug Harry tightly. So caught up in watching Harry and his new fiancée, Jenny started when she felt someone tap her shoulder. She smiled when she spotted Commander Cruger beside her. “Good evening, Commander.”
“Good evening, Ms. Potter,” he replied. He looked in the direction that she had been looking in before his arrival and chuckled before turning back to her. “I see your brother wasted no time to propose.”
“No, he didn’t. Now he will really be part of the family, instead of just honorary,” she responded with a laugh. Cruger chuckled beside her before going silent for a moment.
Jenny was just about to ask what was wrong when he spoke. “Ms. Potter, I have a proposal for you.”
“A proposal for what?” she asked, looking at him with curiosity.
“You may no longer be a witch, but you are still a ranger. Would you like to permanently keep that position?” he asked, looking at her just as curiously as she had been looking at him the moment before. A regular position meant patrolling Newtech City and training the younger cadets. She glanced over at Harry for a moment to see the various Weasleys congratulating him and Ginny. They would be happy for her if she chose to go to Newtech. She would be closer to Kyle, and she knew that would make him happy. But what about Draco?
“If you turn him down because of me, don’t.” She gasped and looked over to see Draco standing opposite her and Cruger. He glanced at Cruger before smiling at her. “Commander Cruger has offered me a position beside a fully trained Healer recently employed at S.P.D. And I have already accepted the offer.”
She gaped at him. He had taken a position at S.P.D. Not only did it require him to move to the United States, but also to live and work side by side with Muggles. She grinned at him. “You really have changed since I’ve met you.”
“For the better too,” he replied, walking forward and taking her hand in his.
She turned back to Cruger and shrugged. “Well, I guess we’re moving to Newtech City.”
Cruger smiled his doggy smile and extended a paw towards her. Jenny removed her hand from Draco’s and shook his paw. “Welcome to S.P.D., Ms Potter.”
She grinned happily as he dropped her hand and Draco took it back into his. She glanced over at him and smiled for a moment before turning back to Cruger. “So, when exactly do I start?”
“You’re welcome to arrive within the next week, so that you can move your possessions and such,” he responded. She nodded. One week to move. Well, it was better than the few hours she had when she had come to Britain almost two years earlier. “Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to find Ms. Manx and inform her of you decision.”
With that, he walked away. She turned to Draco and simply smiled at him for a moment before removing her hand from his in order to wrap them around his neck. She continued to smile at him as he wrapped his arms around her waist. “I love you.”
Draco looked shocked for a moment before quickly pressing his lips to her, causing a shiver to go down her spine. He pulled away after a moment and pressed his forehead against hers, his eyes closed. She simply looked at him for a moment before he opened his eyes and light blue met deep green. He smiled. “I love you too Jenny.”