Chapter 6 : Limitations
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I apparated to outside the Ministry of Magic. Wizards and witches were bustling around like nothing had changed since the war. But of course everything had changed. People died every day but this war was just pushing it over the edge. Now I had to not only give up my brother and best friend but my joke shop as well.
I surveyed the scene before me, looking for a familiar face but no one looked familiar. The letter I received said to go to the Department of Magical Property to speak to Kingsley about the joke shop. I walked swiftly into the building, stepping into the first elevator I saw. Pressing floor two, the metal bars swung shut and the elevator went clanking up.
We arrived at the second floor. It was a large place with doors lining every side available. I walked along the left looking for Kinglsey’s name plate. Finally at nearly the end I saw his door. I knocked, waited a moment then let myself in. Kingsley was sitting at his large brown desk, surrounded by paper work.
“Ahh, George,” he said standing up and shaking my hand. “Please come and sit down.” I took a seat in the white armchair, staring at the paper. Kingsley laughed when he saw my stares. “You are my last client. I’ve been promoted to Minister for Magic.” He looked quite proud when he said that.
“Congratulations,” I said looking up at him.
“Now George I have summoned you here to talk about your plans for the joke shop you and Fred owned together,” Kingsley said getting straight to business. He was looking over some sort of official document which I assumed held the documents of the joke shop. He looked up at me waiting for my reply. A big lump formed in my throat and I swallowed before answering.
“I hadn’t really thought about it…I mean we didn’t really plan on it…Fred…going I mean,” I stammered looking down at my hands.
“Of course you didn’t,” Kingsley answered kindly. “Now your brother Ron has offered to look after it for now with the assistance of Miss Lavender Brown and Percy. Until you recover that is.”
“That’s fine,” I agreed standing up. “If that is all I shall be on my way. Good day Minister.”
“Please call me Kingsley,” he replied, ushering me to the door. I waved a quick wave before exiting his office and disapperating back to Luna’s house.
When I arrived back at Luna’s house I was surprised she was nowhere in sight. I wandered up the stairs and knocked on the door to her room. Soft voices floated out through the closed door. I pushed it open and saw Luna knelling down in front of her fireplace. Ginny’s voice floated up from the fireplace. I looked over Luna’s shoulder to see Ginny’s head nestled in the flames. The girls laughed one more time before Ginny’s head disappeared from within the fire. Luna turned to face me with a smile on her face.
“We are having a party, a sort of back to Hogwarts party,” she said standing up and walking over to me. “Ginny and Harry are coming along with Hermione, Draco, Ron and Lavender.”
“Lavender?” I asked puzzled.
“Yeah, she and Ron got back together shortly after Draco and Hermione got together. My dad left about ten minutes ago to visit some of his family and won’t be back for three days at least.” I walked over and sat down on Luna’s bed. This was interesting. I wasn’t sure how this party was going to turn out, but I was still excited.
“Come on, we need to get ready. The others will be here in about half an hour.” Luna said walking over and pulling clothes out of her cupboard. I took this as a cue to leave and went down to find something to wear myself.
Music was pumping through the lower floor of the house. I watched couples dancing in time to the music. There were Harry and Ginny simply holding each other and swaying in time to the music. Then there was Draco and Hermione doing a complicated waltz around the room, whispering to each other. Finally there was Ron and Lavender. This was not a pleasant sight for onlookers. They were even dancing anymore. They just stood there snogging each other messily. Their hands wandered their bodies, without limits. The couple suddenly stopped what they were doing. Ron whispered something into Lavender’s ear before pulling her upstairs. I faintly heard the bathroom door lock and a loud squeal before a silencing charm was placed on the upper floor.
A small tug on my hand broke me out of my observation of the room. I looked down to see Luna standing next to me. She looked absolutely stunning, wearing a mid-thigh purple dress. Here hair hung loosely, falling perfectly down her back. She wore no make-up but still had flawless, white skin.
“Dance with me,” she said pulling me onto the floor. She wrapped her arms around my neck and I encircled my arms around her waist, pulling her closer to me. The song changed into a slow, romantic ballad. Luna looked up at me and smiled. I bent down and kissed her briefly. She kissed me back with so much passion I didn’t pull away. Luna’s hands dropped from my neck. She ran her hands down my back stopping just short of my bottom. I shivered as she hesitated before carrying them further down stopping only when she reached my bottom. Her hands felt so natural there. I lifted one of my hands up, tangling my fingers in her hair. A red light crossed my vision. I felt the waist of my jeans become restricted.
“Bathroom,” I muttered to Luna before breaking away and darting up the stairs.
I turned and watched George sprint up the stairs. He couldn’t have been going to the bathroom. I knew for a fact it was already occupied. I looked over at Ginny. She was locked in a tight embrace with Harry, as were Hermione and Draco. Taking a deep breath I walked up the stairs to look for George. I didn’t know where to start so I started in my room. I opened the door to find George standing with his back to me, rearranging his pants. I smiled slightly before shutting the door behind me. George turned to face me. His face went red when he saw me standing there.
“Sorry I left you down there,” he said taking a seat on my bed. I went over and sat next to him. He looked so scared just sitting there.
“Was I taking it too fast?” I asked, abruptly worried that I had been taking our relationship too fast.
“No, not at all,” George said turning to face me. “I’m ready to take it further if you’re ready.” I felt my breath catch in my throat before lying down on the bed pulling George with me.
George pressed his lips up against mine. He kissed me all the way down the side of my neck, only stopping when he reached the thin strap of my dress. I unbuttoned his shirt, sliding it off his shoulders and discarding it on the floor.
George sat up on the bed, bringing me with him. His hands slid down the back of my dress. His hands found the zip and he slowly started unzipping it. He pulled the straps of my dress off my shoulders and gasped. He looked back up at me, his eyes never leaving mine. I suddenly remembered that I had hadn’t worn a bra due to the style of the dress. I quickly slipped the rest of my dress off and threw it onto the discarded pile of clothes. I abruptly realised the enormity of what I was doing and sat up quickly.
“I…I’m not ready for this yet,” I stammered to George.
“Luna, it’s fine. I’ll wait until you’re ready.” He said passing me his shirt to wrap around my half naked body.
“I’m going to have a shower.” I said hopping off my bed and walking into my bathroom.
I took a deep breath and turned the shower on. I peeled off my clothes and stepped into the steamy shower, letting the warm water pour over my body.
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