Ginny was lying on her bed in The Burrow writing in her Muggle diary that Hermione had given her last Christmas. She was still terrified of enchanted diaries after her experience with Tom's. She suddenly heard a tapping at her window, making her jerk with surprise.
Looking out the window, she saw Hedwig hovering, waiting for her to open the window. Ginny mused: It's totally not like Hedwig to come to the wrong window – unless this actually is for me? Nahh, why would Harry be sending me an owl? If he was sending Ron a reply to the letter, then it would have been Pig flitting about and he would have gone directly to Ron.
Crossing over and, opening the window, she let the owl fly into the room. After circling the room once, Hedwig came to rest on her bed and shook her leg at Ginny as if to say, I got it here, now get this off me and get me a treat. As Ginny removed the letter, she noticed that it actually was addressed to her.
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, Harry did write to ME! I think I'm going to faint! Ginny thought, fanning her herself with the still unopened letter. What's it say? What's it say? Wait a sec, I haven't opened it yet! With that thought in mind, she ripped open the letter and started to read. He called me dear! Ginny gasped upon seeing the salutation. Continuing reading, recalling her glimpse of the scene at King's Cross with the Dursley's encounter with the Order, Ginny had mixed thoughts. No, your despicable uncle didn't look happy to see Moody. Although I can't help but wish that he would piss Moody off so he'd hex him right out of the picture, and you wouldn't have had to go back with them to Privet Drive- ever, and maybe live with me! When she got to the part where Harry was talking about getting some sun, her mind filled with sensuous thoughts of Harry. Ohhh…bad Ginny, mustn't think about Harry with his shirt off; with sweat dripping off him! But it would be so much fun to help him dry off – every inch of him. At this point she started fanning the letter again, momentarily lost in her fantasy, and feeling a fire building deep inside her as she pictured a shirtless Harry wearing only jeans and her birthday present. I hope he likes it ‘cause I'm not going to be able to afford anything else until his next birthday.
Calming down finally, she got to the part about Ron ranting about Victor still. Harry was talking about Ron being thick in regards to Hermione? Talk about the Potter calling the kettle black! At least Ron recognizes that she's a girl instead of just one of the guys.
I'm going to get Hermione for this! It's all her fault! she thought after learning that it was her that prompted the letter. Wait a sec, it worked! So I guess I won't hex her this time.
She had to reread the last two paragraphs several times. "Harry says I deserve someone…WHAT other qualities is he talking about? Oh!" Ginny turned bright red at what Harry might be insinuating, at least she hoped he was. Rereading that part again where it said, "sometimes it takes something to shake a guy out of a certain image of someone." Ginny started to wonder. It was almost too much to hope for. It sounded to her that Harry was starting to like her. Not like, but likelike her. It's not like she was actually seeing anybody since she broke up with Michael. She only said that she liked Dean on the train because she knew that it would irritate Ron. He didn't know, but she had seen his covert glance at Harry when he had said she should choose somebody else.
Ron is anything but subtle.
But maybe she should fess up and confront Ron about this and Hermione, maybe she could get all three of them who they want.