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"A Love Not Lost." by Potterfreak4

Format: Short story
Chapters: 2
Word Count: 2,187
Status: WIP

Rating: 15+
Warnings: Mild Violence, Contains Spoilers

Genres: Romance
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Arthur, Molly, Neville, Luna, Fred, George, Ginny
Pairings: Harry/Ginny, Cho/Cedric, Harry/Cho, Ron/Hermione, Other Pairing

First Published: 01/04/2008
Last Chapter: 02/08/2008
Last Updated: 02/08/2008

Summary:
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Harry Potter is dead, or so the love of his life, Ginny Weasley thinks. 
Untill the day she wakes up.


Chapter 1: "Promises"
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           "Harry," Ginny Whispered as she entangled her fingers in his. "I love you. You know that... dont you? I hope when you go after...you know...after V-Voldemort. I hope you'll remember me. Never let me go."
          
          "Dont worry Gin, I love you more than you could ever know. I'll always remember you." Harry said pulling her closer to him on the common room couch. "I'll never let you go. Just...just promise me that whatever happens to me... Because I'm not so sure I can beat him and come back alive..."

          "HARRY!!! How could you say that? Of course you'll come home."

          "Thats not the issue. Promise me... If I dont come back...you'll carry on with ur life. you wont live in the past but move ahead and find...find someone new. Start a new life and..."

          "Thats it...you cant ask me to do that...got it. I cant promise you that because I'd never keep that promise."

          "Fiesty." He said jokingly as he ran his fingers through her fiery red hair while she ran her fingers through his jet black hair.

          "Promise me you'll never ask me to forget you. EVER again."

          "I promise."

          “You promise.”

          “Of course.”

          Then Harry leaned in to kiss her. As the kissed he slipped something on her finger. She pulled away to look and saw a beautiful diamond and gold ring. Harry looked her in the eyes and she knew his question before it could come.

          “Gin, will you marry me?” Harry asked with pride. Ginny engulfed Harry in another sweet kiss and didn’t even need to speak her answer. The kiss had said it all. And she knew he was the one.


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          Her vision blurred as she reluctantly came back from her dream. It’s been three months since that memory. The hot tears started to come. She didn’t want to stop them. She wished she could stare into his warm emerald green eyes; they were so much like his mothers. Instead she stared down at that horror stricken face that seemed to be filled with peace. Ginny couldn’t control it anymore she sobbed harder and harder.

          She didn’t want to believe that he was gone. Gone from her life that was never supposed to be left. He was to be buried at Hogwarts… his home. The one place he ever felt at home… except for when he was at the burrow… with Ginny. Ginny looked out over the Black Lake and remembered all the times Harry had spent with her. Just walking and talking and even visiting Hagrid to tell him about their engagement. Bur one time in particular stuck out in Ginny’s mind.


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          “You know Gin,” Harry said as he and Ginny sat hand in hand legs tangled on the bank of the Black Lake, “I love you.”

          “Oh Harry.” Said Ginny blushing.

          “No I mean it, I can’t believe I was so blind not to notice how much I love you.” Harry exclaimed, a grin spreading on his face.

          “Well sometimes a person just needs to either get their eyes checked or just open their eyes a little wider.” Ginny said jokingly.

          “Ginny, your beautiful, the love of my life, one day I plan to marry you.”

          “Oh really, Mr. Potter and tell me, when do you propose you’ll do that?”

          “When all this is over and we are free from Voldemort.”

          “But what if it never ends. What will you do then?” Ginny asked with concern for their future together.

          You don’t have to have to worry about that Gin. It will end I promise it will end. It will be over. I promise, it will be.”


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          She thought this day seemed so long ago but in reality it was the same day he proposed to her. “Why did I let you leave?” She said quietly to a dead love. When Harry died, so did part of Ginny. “I should have made you stay, you promised me you’d come home for me. Why did you lie to me?” She didn’t realize how loud she let her voice become. It wasn’t until Ron came over and put his arm around her shoulder, that she realized how loud she really was.

          “He really loved you, you know. When we were hunting you- Know- Who all he thought about was you. When you were at school he would take out the map (The Marauder’s Map) and just stare at your dot hoping you would know he was thinking about you and hoping you were ok.” Ron retold his experiences with Harry. Ginny listened, she needed to listen because she couldn’t let go. “And when he was sleeping he would dream of you and him walking around the Hogwarts grounds and goofing off. He really didn’t want it to end like this. He wanted to grow old and grey with you. He never for one moment stopped thinking of you, even the night he defeated you- Know- Who.”

          Harry died protecting the lives of his loved ones, friend, family, peers, teachers, mentors, and enemies from the one who loved no one. Ginny remembered that night. In her mind it was as clear as day. And she felt it was her fault Harry was dead.

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          “Potter, you have one hour to come to the Forbidden Forest or the one you love most will die.” The high tone voice of Voldemort spoke clear into the night.

          “HARRY!!” This time it was Ginny, “HARRY DON’T COME, ITS A TRAP HE’LL KILL YOU. DON’T COME!!!!” She yelled.

          “SILENCE!” Voldemort boomed. “Crucio!”


Chapter 2: "Let You Go"
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The pain of a thousand burning knives broke into Ginny’s body. The pain increased and she wanted it to end. ‘Let it end just let me die right here. Just make it stop.’ Ginny thought as she twitched in pain on the ground.


“GINNY!” Harry yelled franticly pulling the invisibility cloak of himself and threw it at Ginny’s feet. He ran to her and his voice quivered. For the first time the boy who lived, was scared. “LET HE-HER GO!” Harry managed to yell with fake confidence. The pain in Ginny’s body ceased at once.


“Harry?” Ginny questioned weakly as she tried to sit herself up.


“Yeah it’s me.” Harry held her he never wanted to let her but he knew it must come to an end, all good things do. “Ginny take the cloak and the map and go back up to the school. Wait for me their and if I don’t return,” his voice quivered slightly and Ginny knew he didn’t want to say goodbye, “if I don’t return you’ll find my will somewhere only we know.”


Ginny stared at him, she didn’t want to leave him, she wanted to help him defeat the man who had taken his life away at such an early age. But Ginny knew he would detest. Ginny cut in.


“Will you ever come back?”


“Don’t worry, I will be. I promise.” He added as the look of fright on Ginny’s face increased.


“I love you Harry.”


“I love you too Gin.”


Then they shared what they thought would be their last kiss. Ginny felt the tears and pulled away after, what seemed to be, several sunlit days. She saw that Harry was crying too. That’s one thing she loved about him, is that
he wasn’t afraid to cry.


“You need to go.” Harry whispered in Ginny’s ear. “NOW!” Ginny picked up the cloak, took the map, and activated it. She gave Harry one last pleading look long enough to see him mouth, “I love you.” And she was off through the forest. The last lines of conversation she heard are…


“How very touching, you are like your parents, dying to save the ones you love.”


“HOW DARE YOU!!! Talk to about how I am like my mum and dad.’


“Why? You are incredibly like them.”


“You dare speak to me as if you know who I am Riddle. But you know nothing of my life, of who I am.”


“How dare yo-“


“Yes I dare. You deserve to be called a coward and so much more, but I guess that will come in due time, wont it Tom.”


“You’ve defied me once to long Potter.”


“It ends tonight Riddle.”


“AVADA KADARVA!”


“EXPELIARMAS!”


Ginny screamed at the top of her voice. “HARRY!!!!” She yelled frantically over and over again. In five seconds Harry was at her side, but so was Bellatrix Lestrang. Voldemort’s top Death Eater. She pulled out a small dagger and aimed it at Ginny. Harry threw himself in front of her and pushed her out of the way. He jumped in front of the dagger for her, like he always said he would. It hit him like freezing cold water. His face froze. The look of horror on his face.


“NO!!” Ginny screamed as Harry fell backwards. Bellatrix was running away. Ginny took aim at Bellatrix, with her wand, and shouted “STUPEFY!” A jet of red light shot at Bellatrix, making her crumble to the ground. Harry’s voice came in so distant.


“Gin… Gin.” He said weakly. Ginny ran to his side hoping to save him. “Well, I said I’d die for you and that I was fighting for your life. I love you. It’s all over now. It’s just… just a memory now.”


“Shh, Harry don’t talk. You need your rest. You’ll be alright. You promised you’d come back.” Tears leaked from her eyes and Harry reached up to wipe them away. She grabbed his hand and held on tight not wanting to let go. “I’ll never let you go.”


“Gin do you remember the words to our song?”


“Yeah hold on.”


Ginny started to sing in a small but sweet voice.Hers and Harry's Song. "Your Gaurdian Angel" by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.


“When I see you smile. Tears fall down my face."


“And I know I’ll find, deep inside me I can be the one.”


“I will never let you fall. I’ll stand up with you forever.”


“I’ll be there for you through it all, even if saving you sends me to heaven.”


Ginny was crying know, sobbing really. She knew it would end soon. She needed Harry. But she couldn’t let go.


“Ginny, I probably won’t live through this. I want you to know that I never wanted it to end like this. I love you Gin, I always have. I just never noticed how much I loved you up until two years ago. I never noticed how intoxicatingly beautiful you are; now I wish I had asked you sooner, I wish I had at least one more day with you. I never wanted to drag you into this. I wish I hadn’t. But now I’m glad I had you by my side to help me through the rough spots. I’m sorry I put your life as well as your whole family’s lives in danger. I’ll never forget what you’ve done for me. I love you so much Ginny.”


“Harry.” Ginny whispered as she buried her face in the nap of Harry’s neck. She couldn’t believe it was ending. The life of the boy-who-lived draining into nothingness. Ginny could barely speak. She looked him in those sweet emerald green eyes. He kissed her and mid kiss he died away. Ginny pulled away and that Harry was gone. She couldn’t control it anymore, she cried harder then ever before. Her body started to shake. She didn’t know what to do. She held him tight and didn’t let go. It wasn’t until Ginny’s dad, brothers, (JRon, Fred, GeorgeJ) (JBill and Charlie are not home they were off doing work for the Order of the PhoenixJ) (JAlso I don’t like Percy so he is outJ.)(JAnyway back to the storyJ) and Hermione came and found them that she reluctantly let go.
                                          
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Ron held on to his little sister. He felt her pain. He lost his best friend. But he didn’t know what it felt like to be the girl-that-survived the boy-who-lived and then have your whole world be taken away in one hint of the dagger.


Ginny didn’t care how pathetic she looked. She had the pain of the cruciatus curse inside her heart. She sobbed into Ron’s shoulder.

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