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Chapter 1:
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw Ginny and Harry first kiss in the Gryffindor common room. I felt my heart break into so many pieces. I just couldn’t fathom it, I never thought that Harry would even fall for her. Although she’s smart, gorgeous, and witty, she just didn’t seem his type. I knew I never had a chance with her, somehow I guess I had always felt that it would end up like this. But can you blame me for being disappointed?
I had fallen in love with Ginny from the night that I had the honor of taking her to the Yule Ball. The moment I laid my eyes on her, that night, I felt something that I had never felt before. Something special! I knew then that she would be the most important person in my life. I never got the chance to ask her out though, for that week or sometime later she was the girlfriend of Michael Corner. Then came Dean Thomas! Now Harry! I knew fairy tales were too good to be true.
They had stopped kissing now and had departed from the common room. Ron and Hermione were estactic about it. Everyone else was either talking about quidditch or gossiping about the kiss. But nobody noticed me sitting in the corner, the one with the broken heart. The one who cared so much it hurt. The one who could never have what he wanted. The one who was never good at anything for anybody. The one who was nobody.

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The next few weeks were a breeze for everyone else and I noticed Harry and Ginny appearing happier then they ever had before. Everyone seemed to be enjoying himself even more then at the beginning of the year, everyone but me. My week had been slow and unenjoyable. The best part so far was the Outstanding grade that Professor Sprout gave me in herbology.
One afternoon, exactly two weeks after Harry and Ginny became a couple, I sat alone at the Hogwarts’ lake. I wasn’t doing much just thinking about Ginny while throwing rocks into a lake. I wished with all my heart that for once in my life I wasn’t seen as the Loser Longbottom who was considered clumsy and stupid. For once it would be nice to be seen for Neville Longbottom, a compassionate and fun boy.
I heard footsteps from behind; I turned my head and found myself facing a smiling Luna Lovegood. Her eyes were pearly silver luminating her radiating light all throughout her body.
“ You are upset about Harry and Ginny gettting together aren’t you?” Luna said taking a seat next to me in the grass. I blinked my eyes, once again unbelieving. In all the time that he had known her she always seemed to surprise me and leave me completely mystified at her knowledge. I nodded my head slowly.
“ It’s ok, Neville, just think of all the other guys and girls who liked either Ginny or Harry they’re suffering too. I should say my self that I had a small fancy for Harry around the time that he got with Ginny.”
I half smiled at her; somehow this wasn’t making me feel any better.
“ There are a lot of other girls out there, I’m sure one of them fancies you.”
“Thanks for trying, Luna, but I’m a nobody, everyone that I care for doesn’t care for me back. I’m destined to be a loner I guess.”
“Neville Longbottom, I don’t want to ever hear you say that again!” Luna said her voice higher then before. “ Maybe you haven’t noticed but there are a lot of people who care for you: Hermione, Ron, Harry, and even Ginny and those are only a few to mention.”
“I know.” Neville said hanging his head.
“Look, Ginny may not care for you like you wish her too, but she still cares.” Luna said taking his chin and gingerly lifting it up, “ And if it makes any difference, I care for you.” She finished as their eyes met.
I looked deep into her eyes, and there hidden far within I could see the real Luna Lovegood for the first time. The loving, caring, smart, beautiful, and talented witch whom had been here all this time, and somehow I knew that she always would be. Closing in the space between us, I carefully placed my lips against hers. They were warm and soft, and I could barely believe that it was happening. It seemed like forever before we finally broke apart. We were both still dazed by the kiss.
As I opened my eyes, I saw her smiling at me. I felt a smile forming on my lips too.
“ Dinner will be soon we best go back,” she said breaking the silence. We both stood up and turned toward the castle. On the way I slipped my hand into hers. I smiled again as I watched her blush. I now knew that although my heart could never be completely mended, it could be patched together slowly but surely. And she had shown me that.

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Author’s notes: This is my first fanfic, it just sort of came to me one night. I hope that you like it!

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