Harry started whirling around and then came to a sudden halt. He fell out of the fireplace and landed on his stomach. At last I'm home, he thought happily as he entered the Burrow. The Burrow smelled of delicious cooking food. Harry observed the Weasleys' clock as he walked into the kitchen. The clock he's observing is not the one in the living room that shows what everyone's doing, but rather the one in the kitchen that lets you know what should be doing—making tea, feeding the chickens, cleaning the kitchen, throwing gnomes over the fence, sleeping, or eating a meal.
"Hello, Harry," Mrs. Weasley said as she hugged him. "Ron is in his room. You can leave your stuff here for right now."
"Thank you, Mrs. Weasley."
"No problem, dear."
Harry walked up to Ron's room and found Ron and Hermione hugging.
The second they saw Harry, Hermione jumped, and they separated.
"Uh yeah, I…I'll leave now." Harry smiled and both Hermione and Ron blushed. Harry was about to leave when Hermione started talking.
"Hi, Harry, how was your summer?" Hermione asked.
"Dreadful once again."
"At least you can do magic now because the Ministry said that there was too much magic energy so they don't monitor the Burrow anymore," Ron said excitedly.
Harry told Ron a bit before dinner that he was too tired to eat and wasn't hungry. When he finally woke up, it was midnight, and he was famished. Harry went downstairs to find Ginny reading Witch Weekly. He realized how pretty she looked in a dressing gown.
"Ginny, what are you doing down here?" Harry asked.
"Oh! I thought Ron would have told you by now. I haven't been able to sleep very well since the incident at the Ministry…" She trailed off.
"Nope, he never told me. So what do you do every night?"
"Read Witch Weekly and umm… think about my life before the war started," Ginny said carefully. She didn't really want to say that she fancied him and day-dreamed about him all the time. "How do you sleep every night, when you've seen so much death?" Ginny asked.
"I try and think about other things," Harry said. Harry sat next to Ginny on the sofa. "Don't you get tired without sleep?"
"Yeah – always. So, what are you doing down here?"
"I was tired from my trip and slept right through dinner, and I'm really hungry."
Ginny saw that Harry was wearing the necklace that she gave him and it was grey! She was glad that she hadn't told him that the necklace also shows what he feels. She was so surprised! Harry lonely?
"Do you want me to warm the leftover dinner?" Ginny asked.
"Sure," Harry was so happy that he was eating something good. Except for the small snacks that Mrs. Weasley had sent to him, he hadn't had a decent meal since Hogwarts. "Thanks, Ginny. You're great."
"Don't worry about it. Do you want to take a walk with me?" Ginny started. Her great?! Harry Potter just flirted with me!
"Okay, why not?" Harry said. "Just give me a second while I finish eating."
"Okay." She couldn't believe that he would actually walk with her, even after what had happened at the Ministry.
She watched him eat in silence. After he had finished, she asked, "Ready?"
"Yeah. Where do you want to go?"
"Let's go walk over to the trees by the lake."
"Okay," Harry said happily. "How has your summer been so far?"
"It's okay, I guess. How about you? How did those Muggles treat you?"
"Pretty horribly. My 'Aunt' Marge came and she was a pain in the–"
"Oh that is horrible!" Ginny interrupted. She saw the necklace once more, but now it was green! She had an idea. "Harry, let's climb up the trees."
"Okay," he said awkwardly.
They both got up the tree and talked for a few minutes. After a while, Harry was sweating a lot. Ginny realized it and pushed Harry into the lake. "Are you cold now, Harry?"
"V-v-v-ver-r-y m-mu-uch, th-a-ank y-o-o-ou." Harry was now shivering, but he had to admit he felt better now.
"I think we should go in.…"
"Sure," said Harry. He then pulled her in the lake!
Harry couldn't hold it in anymore. As he kissed her, he realized it was their first kiss together. Wow, this is a lot better than Cho, he thought joyfully. They kissed each other for a while and then fell on the grass.
"I can't believe I did that," Harry said, amused.
"Did what?" Ginny asked amazed.
"Kissed you. I think that if Ron knew, he would be happy, but your other brothers I'm not so sure about." Harry stated sadly. "We can't…"
He was interrupted by Ginny with another kiss. "Really, Gin, we have to stop."
"Noooo! Not yet" Ginny said obstinately.
"I am cold, tired and I do not want us to get caught like this. Maybe another night, okay?"
"Okay. Fine," she said stubbornly.
~ 1 week later ~
"Wake up, Harry!" Ginny said.
"What time is it?"
"7:30, but I don't want anyone to start looking for you…" Ginny started laughing.
"Guess you're right." Ginny gave him one last kiss then they got dressed and went downstairs.
Ron was in the kitchen, apparently waiting for someone.
"Harry, where have you been all night?" Ron asked.
"Gin and I went for a walk last night and... I, uhhhh… fell asleep on the bench… er…again." Harry said. He hoped that Ron would believe him, but he probably wouldn't.
"Oh. Ok. The-" Ron started but was interrupted by Hermione, who had just entered.
"Ron. Harry. Ginny. We are leaving soon! I want to leave a bit earlier because I do not want to have a chance of being late. Get your things."
As Harry was getting ready to leave, he realized how good his summer had turned out to be.