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That One Dance by SongBird09

Format: Song fic
Chapters: 1
Word Count: 3,064
Status: COMPLETED

Rating: Mature
Warnings: Mild Language, Scenes of a Mild Sexual Nature

Genres: Drama, Fluff, Romance
Characters: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Cho, Dean, Ginny
Pairings: Harry/Ginny

First Published: 09/01/2008
Last Chapter: 09/18/2008
Last Updated: 09/18/2008

Summary:
Harry realized his feelings for Ginny after that one dance. But will it be too late for him?


Chapter 1: That One Night Dance
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That One Dance

Harry Potter made his way through the crowd of students in the Great Hall towards the refreshment table. He noticed Ron lingering nearby, getting hold of some treacle tarts and popping them inside his mouth. Harry sniggered as he continued to watch his best mate’s eating habit for a while before walking over to him.

“Hey Ron!” Harry asked, tapping on Ron’s shoulder lightly. “How’s the food?”

“Bimmilant!” Ron tried answering, but his mouth was too full of food. He chewed a while longer before saying, “Brilliant mate! Delicious!”

“Really?” asked Harry. “I should try some then.”

“I bet you should!” said Ron as he stuffed another tart inside his mouth. Harry followed suit, both of them grinning widely. They never said ‘no’ to food.

“There you are! I’ve been looking everywhere for the two of you!” Hermione’s screech caused Harry and Ron to accidentally choke on their food. “And what are the two of you doing?” Hermione eyed them curiously, both her hands on her hips.

“Well, we’re enjoying the food on the New Year’s day party!” exclaimed a scarlet-faced Ron. He hid his hand which was holding another treacle tart behind his back. He did not want Hermione to be accusing him of being greedy with food. Harry, on the other hand, was trying to finish chewing on his favourite treacle tart.

“Yeah right Ronald!” said Hermione, rolling her eyes.

“Where’s Ginny? I thought you said she’s going to be at the party too?” asked Ron as he looked around the crowd trying to spot a girl with long crimson hair. “Who did she come with, may I ask? Like you told me, she has a date?”

“Well Ron, she did have a date earlier today, but he was caught up with a sudden attack of swelling on his male anatomy. Well, that’s what Ginny told me.” Hermione blushed as she said this. Ron feigned a look of shock while Harry let out a series of uncontrollable coughs.

“Are you alright mate?” asked Ron as he pat Harry on his back.

“Yeah. I’m okay. Just choked.” Harry smiled faintly. Ron nodded.

“So is she coming to the Ball or not?” Ron asked again. He was trying to inch his hand, which was holding the treacle tart earlier, slowly towards his mouth.

“Well yeah. Of course she’ll come!” said Hermione, eyeing Ron with a disgusted look. “And you’ll never stop eating aren’t you?”
“Aww come on Hermione! It’s party time and we’re supposed to eat during parties!”

Hermione sighed long and hard as she continued watching Ron eat. The two of them did not even realize Harry slipping away.

*****

As quickly as he could, Harry tip-toed away from his best friends. He did not want to risk himself on listening to Ron and Hermione’s non-stopping bickering. Harry sighed in relief when he realized he was quite far from his two best friends.

“Hi Harry! You look handsome today.” Harry turned around to see Cho Chang smiling at him.

“Oh hello! Um you look uh good today as well.” said Harry as he forced a smile in return.

“Thanks! So you have a date today?” Cho asked, peeking a look at Harry’s side and back.

“Um uh I came uh,” Harry stammered.

“Oh poor Harry.” Cho shook her head while pouting her lips. Harry noted sarcasm in her voice. “You didn’t manage to get a date did you?”

“Uh well, I actually came uh…”

“He came with me.” Harry whirled around to see a very pretty Ginny Weasley sliding up next to him. “I’m his date.”

Harry had not realized the breath he had been holding until he saw Cho stomping off in another direction. Harry turned around to see Ginny laughing. She looked so innocent yet her eyes held all the mischievous twinkle. Harry smiled unknowingly as he admired how Ginny looked that night. She wore a light green dress, which came down to her mid-thigh. The dress was supported with a pair of thin straps on her shoulders with a nice rounded curve on the chest area. Ginny’s hair was let down with gentle curls at the end. She had placed a sparkling emerald clip on her hair to keep her fringe from falling all over her face. She also had on a very sleek pair of heels, also in the same green tone. Harry was mesmerized. He could just swear to himself that he had never seen Ginny Weasley, his best friend’s sister, looked incredibly sexy before!

“So what you think Harry?” Harry heard Ginny asking but he was too engrossed in admiring her.

“Sexy.” Harry muttered causing Ginny to laugh hysterically again.

“Sexy? You should get a new pair of glasses Harry. Those must be really old.” Ginny pointed to the pair of spectacles, which were resting on the bridge of Harry’s nose.

As if he had just been freed from a trance, Harry gave a curious look at the woman standing in front of him. “Why must I change my spectacles again?” asked Harry, frowning.

“Harry! You just said that Trelawney is sexy! Look at the dress she’s wearing! It looks as if it’s fit for a funeral!” Ginny exclaimed before she let out her laugh again. Harry winced. He must have looked like a real idiot calling Trelawney sexy.

“I like your robes Harry. It makes your eyes stands out. Sexy.” Ginny said mocking Harry on the sexy part.

“Oh yeah? Well, you look sexy yourself.” Harry pointed out before he and Ginny fell into another fit of laughter.

As the laughter subsided, Harry took the chance to admire Ginny again. Her face was flushed red from all the laughing and Harry thought she looked extremely cute. Bloody hell! She looked more than cute! She looked extremely gorgeous. He wondered how come he had never noticed her beauty before.

“How come you’re alone Harry? I thought you might have a date this time round.” Ginny asked as she conjured two bottles of butterbeer and handing one to Harry.

Harry accepted it. “Well, I didn’t have time to ask anyone actually. Was tied up with doing some research on how to destroy Voldermort.” Harry shrugged.

“I see. Hermione mentioned once or twice about this research thing but I didn’t think it was true until now.” Ginny said, taking a sip from her bottle of butterbeer.

“What about you? How come you’re alone?” Harry asked.

“Um well, see, after Dean dumped me, Michael actually came begging me to take him back.” Ginny started. Harry could feel some anger engulfing him. He wasn’t sure why, but no doubt he was also clenching his fist and also biting his bottom lip in trying to control his temper. “I had no intention of going back to him actually. So I gave him one condition. He must take me to tonight’s party. I know it’s a simple condition but he’s the forgetful kind and always not fulfilling his promise. But unfortunately, he keeps reminding me about the party everyday and I thought that I had no choice but to get back together with him tonight.”

“Oh. So where is he now?” Harry asked as he pretended to look around as if he’s trying to look for Michael.

“Well, I’m not sure if you’ve heard. He um got some swelling on some parts of his body,” said Ginny, carefully arranging her sentence. “Some rather important part actually.”

“Important parts?”

“Important part of a male to be exact.” Ginny nodded her head, a small grin forming on her lips.

Harry burst into fits of giggles. “You can’t be serious.”

“Yes Harry! I accidentally saw it just now!” Ginny exclaimed as she laughed until tears ran down her cheeks. “And I tell you it was horrible! His pants looked too tight there!”

“Sweet Merlin! I can’t possibly imagine that.” Harry sighed, looking at Ginny. He had never had a proper and funny conversation with Ginny before. And this conversation really made him feel very comfortable indeed.

“So, at last, he can’t come to this party today and I don’t need to be with again.” Ginny smiled.

“But Gin, you can just say no to him, if you really don’t like him.”

Ginny looked up at Harry and sighed. “Easy for you to say Harry. Actually, to tell you the truth, I lost hope actually, to love. I just took my risk with Michael. In fact, I’ll just take the risk with any guy who’ll ask me out.”

Harry stared at the red-headed girl in front of him. “You mean you lost hope to love because of Dean? And you’ll sacrifice yourself to any guys who’ll date you because of Dean Thomas? Then you must have loved him deeply then.” Harry said, a note of disappointment in his voice.

Ginny chuckled. “No, no. It has nothing to do with Dean. Dean is just a random love and I am actually glad we’re over. It um involves someone else.”

“Someone else? Who?” asked Harry. His face turned a sudden shade of red. He was feeling a little angry suddenly.

“Harry, let’s just drop it okay. I don’t really mind who’s going to be my boyfriend.” Ginny faked a smile causing Harry to tense up.

Harry glanced a look at Ginny and sighed. He knew Ginny was trying to hide her sorrow from him. But what he did not understand why was she trying to hide her emotions from him? Was she afraid that he would go off and tell Ron about this? Harry sighed again and ran a hand through his messy black hair.

Harry and Ginny continued to stand in silence. They spent their time idling around and observing the people in the Great Hall until one of the professors announced that it was time for a slow dance. From the corner of his eyes, he noticed Dean Thomas, Ginny’s ex-boyfriend, leading Parvati Patil towards the dance floor. Ginny snorted rudely at the sight causing Harry to smirk.

“Hey! Would you like to dance?” Harry asked Ginny, taking hold of her right hand.

“What? You’re not serious are you?” Ginny gasped. “You don’t have to dance because of me you know.”

“Don’t worry about me. Let’s just try to distract Dean shall we?” Harry wiggled his eyebrows suggestively.

Immediately Ginny understood his motive and accepted his hand willingly. Harry brought her over beside Dean and Parvati who clearly looked surprised at Harry and Ginny’s sudden appearance. Dean had a clearly annoyed look on his face. Harry ignored the couple beside him, however he continued to keep his focus on Ginny. He gave her a small smile which made her tingle all over. He placed his left hand on the small of her back and had a gentle but firm grip on Ginny’s left hand. He could feel Ginny’s right hand sliding gently on top of his left shoulder. Harry gazed intently into Ginny’s brown ones and was surprised at what he saw. He thought he had seen love emanating from Ginny’s eyes. Harry froze and before he knew it a slow dance song started playing…

Long day and I'm ready,
I'm waiting for your call,
Cos I've made up my mind.
My heart aches with a hunger,
And a want that you were mine,
No, I can not deny.
So for one night,
Is it alright,
That I give you....

My heart, my love, my heart,
Just for one night.
My body, my soul,
Just for one night.
My love, my love,
For one night.
One night
One night 


Harry could feel himself swaying to the music with Ginny in his arms. He realized that Ginny was leaning her body against him and he felt so right. He let go of Ginny’s hand and soon wrapped both his hands around Ginny’s waist. Ginny had her hands around his neck, clinging to him tightly. Harry held her tighter before planting a trail of kisses on her hair.

When morning awakes me,
Well I know I'll be alone,
So don’t you worry about me.
I'm not empty on my own,
For inside, I'm alive,
That for one night,
It was so right,
That I gave you....

My heart, my love, my Heart
Just for one night
My body, my soul
Just for one night
My love, I loved
For one night
One Night
One Night 


Harry looked down at the beautiful girl in his arms and was surprised to see trails of tears forming down her cheeks. She had her eyes closed and had no idea that she was being watched by her dance partner. Harry frowned. Ginny’s tears made his heart flutter, made him want to just kiss the tears away. Harry bent forward to do just that when suddenly he felt a tap on his shoulder.

“May I?” Harry’s eyes widened in shock. Michael Corner stood behind him with a grin on his face. Immediately Harry’s eyes went down towards Michael’s crotch. “Oh I got Mdm Pomfrey to heal it just in time.” Michael quickly answered.

Harry could feel Ginny stiffened in his arms. Obviously, she knew Michael managed to come to the New Year’s party after all. Harry bit his bottom lip before stepping aside to let Michael take his place. Harry gave a curt nod to Ginny and Michael and hurried away towards the refreshment table where he took a large swig of firewhiskey to drown his emotions. The song continued playing. This time Harry really listened to the lyrics of the song…

For one night
It was so right
That I gave you

My heart, my love, my heart
Just for one night
My body, my soul
Just for one night
My love, I loved
For one night

We loved, one night
One Night
One Night


The song ended finally. Harry felt himself shivering slightly. He turned around just in time to see Michael hugging Ginny close to him. Harry continued staring and felt himself clenching on his fists. He did not realize the anger he had been holding. He was angry with Michael for showing up tonight. He was angry with Ginny for just accepting Michael back into her life. He was angry with himself for allowing that to happen. He was angry with himself for not realizing the love he had for Ginny Weasley!
“What the hell is he doing with Ginny? I thought you were dancing with her earlier?” Ron exclaimed from behind Harry. He had a furious look spread across his face. “I thought the swelling um lump I gave him would put him in bed for at least a night! I know about that little agreement Ginny had with the Corner git.”

“Ron! Are you saying what you just said?” Hermione stared at the red-headed boy as a blush crept up her cheeks.

“Well, I just don’t think Corner would be the right guy for Ginny.” Ron muttered, glancing at Harry. “Harry and Ginny make a better couple.”

Harry drew in a breath. He could not believe what he just heard. His best mate actually wanted him to be with his sister? Harry groaned. He could help but to think he had just made a huge mess of things.

“Harry? Are you alright?” Hermione patted Harry’s shoulder gently.

“Mione, do you know anything about Ginny’s problems? She said something about losing hope for love because of someone.” Harry said looking deep into his best friend’s eyes. “Please tell me who that someone is. I need to know.”

“What are you talking about? Ginny’s having problems? How come I am not aware of it?” Ron started babbling.

“Shut up Ron!” Harry shouted causing Ron to jump back slightly. Harry turned to look at Hermione pleadingly again. “Please ‘Mione, tell me.”

Hermione bit her bottom lip and avoided at looking at Harry. “It’s you Harry. It’s you.”

Harry felt as if he had been slap across the face. He groaned. “I didn’t know. I absolutely didn’t know.”

“It’s not your fault Harry. You are just not aware.” Hermione cried. Ron looked even more confused than ever.

“It’s too late for me ‘Mione. She really moved on now.” Harry had both his hands covering his face.

“But I said no.” A familiar voice said, causing Harry to look up almost immediately. There, standing prettily in her green dress and tear-streaked face, was Ginny Weasley, smiling serenely at him. Harry could feel all the air rushed out of him. Ginny had never looked so beautiful to him.

“Ginny?” Harry walked over closer towards Ginny, capturing her in a bone-crushing hug.

“Oh! Harry, you’re strong!” Ginny managed to say before Harry let go of her.

“Ginny. You said no to Michael? You really did?”

“Yes Harry I did. Just like you told me to.” Ginny grinned before looking at him innocently. “And I believe you got something to say to me?”

“Do I?” Harry pretended to act confused, earning him a smack in the chest from Ginny. Hermione, Ron and some of the other students laughed to see this cute display of attention from Harry and Ginny. “Ouch! Of course I do.”

“So?” Ginny leaned her face towards Harry’s until their nose touched. Harry grinned.

“Ginny Weasley, I just realized, tonight, after that one dance, I think, I might have fallen deeply in love with you.” Harry breathed. “And I hope, that you haven’t lost all hope to not fall in love with me. Because I can’t live without you, Ginevra Weasley.”

Ginny could not stop herself from smiling stupidly. Tears were falling rapidly down her cheeks. “Harry James Potter, I’ll give you my heart, my body, my love, my soul to you, not only for just one night but forever, if you’ll accept…”

“Ginny, I’m forever yours. I love you. I’m sorry I took this long to realize.” Harry said as he pulled Ginny into a long searing kiss causing all the people around them to sigh. Harry grinned against Ginny’s lips and pulled her into a hug once again.

Harry could not help but feel truly happy about him and Ginny. He felt complete with Ginny in his arms, swaying into yet another tune of another one dance. 







Hey folks! Hope you like the story. Something simple from me to you, H/G shippers. And some reviews would be nice too... ;P
Btw, the dance song is entitled 'One Night' by The Corrs.

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