Chapter 2 : A Lunch Date
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Chapter Two: A Lunch Date
A couple days have passed since Ron and Harry left. I mostly shut myself up in Ginny’s room, where I am currently staying. The day they left and the day after, I wouldn’t leave the front door. I was hoping that they’d come straight back and either say their idea was stupid or ask me to go with them. Well, that didn’t happen and I convinced myself I was being silly.
Well, today I have shut myself up in Ginny’s room again. She’s a bit down, but not as much as I am. Her brother did leave her- but as far as she was concerned he was a pain. As for Harry- she had told me it wasn’t going to work out and that she had started dating Dean again. At first I was shocked, Ginny had been crushing on him since she was a little girl and it seemed as if now she was completely disregarding that fact. I didn’t know how to respond so all I did was give her a small, reassuring smile. She told me that this morning and a little while later she had left to spend the day with Dean.
I was happy that I would be left alone to my thoughts. The twins were at their joke shop, Mrs. Weasley was in Diagon Alley buying supplies and Mr. Weasley was at work. I was sitting down in my makeshift bed with my back against the wall as I read one of my many books that I hadn’t touched over the summer because I had been so busy with my Healer training.
I don’t know how long I was in my room reading, but eventually I heard someone knocking softly on the bedroom door.
“Who is it?” I asked.
“It’s me, Fred.” The twin said.
I stood up and went to open the door, “Yea?”
“Do you want to join me and George for lunch somewhere?” he asked me.
I tilted my head as I studied Fred. We were never really close and we’d never hung out before, but I agreed anyways, “Sure that sounds nice. It’ll be nice to get out of the house for a bit.”
Fred laughed, “Hermione you could’ve just gone outside.”
“It’s been raining since this morning.” I told him, as I followed him out of Ginny’s room to downstairs where Fred grabbed my wrist and Apparated.
When I felt ground under my feet again, I felt much better and gave Fred a dirty look. I did not like to Apparate, it was just uncomfortable.
“Come on.” He said, ignoring me and started to walk down a crowded street.
“Fred!” I called, trying to get him to slow down. He was walking too fast for me and I was barely able to keep up. In fact, at one point I thought I had lost him, but I was able to see a head of ginger hair and jogged up to him. “Will you slow down!” I tried yelling at him.
Either he was ignoring me or didn’t hear me, I don’t know, but I continued jogging until we arrived at a small pub. Fred opened the door and let me walk in before him. My eyes instantly fell upon a red headed guy sitting by himself closer to the back. Before I could point out to Fred that it might be George, he began walking towards the table.
This time I made sure to keep up with him and when we arrived at the table I was greeted with a friendly smile from George. I smiled back as I took my seat next to Fred and across from George in the booth.
Instantly a waiter came up and asked what we would like to drink. After we ordered and he went to get them, there was an awkward silence at the table.
Not knowing what else to talk about, I carefully asked, “So how is business going?”
“It has been doing really good lately. There’s always a customer in the shop.” George told me with a smile on his face.
“Are you working on anything new?” I asked again. I knew they liked to experiment with different things and even though in Hogwarts I had always tried to get them into trouble, I was curious.
“Loads of experiments going on right now- one of the new products are being tested actually, just in case it backfires on us or something.” Fred said.
I smiled as they began to tell me about some of their new inventions. They wouldn’t tell me about all of them because they didn’t want someone to steal their idea if they were eavesdropping. I nodded my head understandingly. They had earned their money and it would be wrong for anyone to try and steal something they had worked so hard on.
Throughout the meal we talked about different things. Towards the end of lunch though, my happiness began to wear off, but I kept the smile on my face. I didn’t want the twins to think I wasn’t enjoying their happiness, because quite truthfully, I was having a lot of fun.
As we left and Fred Apparated me back to the Burrow, an idea hit me. I quickly ran up to Ginny’s room, yelling another thanks to both the twins. I took the steps three at a time, trying to reach the room as fast as I could. Once I was in I noticed that Ginny wasn’t back yet. I made my way over to my bag sitting against the wall on the left side and grabbed some parchment, ink and a quill.
I was going to write to Viktor. It’d been awhile since I had written and I figured it would help me keep my mind off of Ron and Harry. It worked, but it didn’t last long.
I had written three pages and was just signing my name, when Ginny came bursting through the door with a huge grin plastered on her face. I gave her a questioning look, but instead of answering she blissfully sighed and fell onto her bed. Ignoring her, I went downstairs to get my owl, Snow so I could send my letter off with him.
As I was tying the letter around her foot, Mrs. Weasley walked into the kitchen with arms full of bags. Quickly sending Snow away, I went to help the witch and realized that all the bags were filled to the brim with food.
“Is there a special occasion?” I asked her.
“No my dear, I just thought that since Bill, Fleur and Victoire were coming over tonight I would make something special.” She told me as she began to sort out the food into various groups. I decided not to assist her on this take, knowing that she had her way with doing certain things.
“Well, would you like any help?” I asked, I wanted to remain busy, so I couldn’t think about anything but the task in front of me.
“Of course dear! That would be excellent.” She exclaimed as she began to give me directions on what to do.
A/N: Sorry it took so long to get this chapter up, but lately I've been having writers block on everything I try to update. But hey! At least I was finally able to come up with something. Honestly, I don't think this is the best chapter I've ever written and so later I might go back and try to rewrite it, but for now it'll do! Thanks for reading(:
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