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October flew by in a haze of classes, homework, tests, studying, and Quidditch practices. Ryan had indeed gone to Hogsmeade and sent lots of sweets home for her family with a note asking about the first Quidditch match of the season. Ryan now found herself reading a book in the Gryffindor Common Room the night before her first match of the season, still without a reply. Just then, Chloe started tapping on a nearby window with a letter tied to her. She opened the window, tore open the letter and read:

Ryan and Luke,
We’d all be happy to come to your Quidditch Match tomorrow. I’m sorry I haven’t responded sooner, I’ve been rather busy. Dad won’t be able to make it because he’s gone on a business trip but he sends his love and wishes you the best of luck. If you both could meet us in Grandpa’s Office around 8:30 tomorrow that’d be really great because I’ve got some things to discuss with you.
As you can imagine all of the younger ones are extremely excited and I really need to get them to bed, sorry to cut this so short but I’ll see you both tomorrow.

An Unbearable Amount Of Love,
Mom



“What’s up?” Harry asked.

“What? Oh, nothing. My mom just wrote back to tell us that she and the kids would come to the match tomorrow. But she wants to meet us in Grandpa’s office at 8:30, which means I have to get up half an hour earlier!” Ryan whined.

The group laughed.

“I should probably go find Luke and tell him.”



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Harry watched as Ryan got up to go find her brother. ‘She’s beautiful,’ he thought. He had had this conversation with Ron about a month ago. He had told Ron that he liked her, as a little more than a friend, but over the past month that had changed. He liked her as a lot more than a friend, but just couldn’t pluck up the courage to tell her. He was really glad that he might go to her house during the Holidays. He hoped he’d be able to tell her then.



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The next morning dawned bright and sunny. It had been cloudy, cold, and rainy for the last few days but the weather seemed to have cleared up. It was much warmer out than it had been, then sun was shining, the air was clear, most everything seemed to be in their favor.

Ryan got out of bed and stayed in her pajamas. She went and woke Lucas up and they headed toward their grandfather’s office. Ryan was wearing white pajama pants that had different pictures of Paris all over them. These were her favorite. She also wore a white hooded sweatshirt that she had over her black tank top she had worn to bed.

They reached the office and groggily entered his study. They barely got a glimpse of his study before they were engulfed in hugs from their mother, brother, and sisters. Her mother smiled at her and said, “Good morning, darling. Grandpa has breakfast so you can eat here while we all talk.”

Indeed there were plates of bacon, eggs, toast and all sorts of other breakfast foods for Ryan and Lucas to eat. The younger kids were already eating. Kendall came and sat down next to Ryan who had just taken a seat.

“Well,” their grandfather started, Sydney was sitting on his lap, “it seems that your mother has some news for us, so let’s hear it.” He said happily smiling at his daughter.

“Well,” her mother began, “your father really wanted to be here to tell you this, but I told him it can’t wait much longer. We found out about a month and a half ago, but… I’m pregnant… again.”

Ryan was speechless. It’s not that her mother was very old. In fact she had Audin when she was 20, which made her 38 right now. But Ryan had thought that seven was enough. Ryan was extremely happy, she loved kids, especially her siblings, and she just didn’t know what to say.

“Wow… Mom, that’s really great, sorry, I had to get over the shock.” She said while laughing. Needless to say, spirits were high that morning.

After awhile of conversation and congratulations, where they were informed that she was three months pregnant and they weren’t going to find out the gender of the baby until the day it was born, they would just pick out a boys name and a girls name and go from there, Lucas looked at the clock and gasped.

“We have to be down at the field in ten minutes!” He said. He and Ryan both said hurried goodbyes and received hurried good lucks and ran down to the field.

“Sorry!” Ryan gasped as they ran into the changing room.

“It’s fine,” Harry said, looking relieved, “I was just about to start the pep talk” he smiled. Ryan melted like she did every time he smiled at her.

After Harry’s pep talk he came over to talk to Ryan. “I was getting a bit worried for a while there, I thought something bad had happened.”

“Oh no, not at all, it’s actually really good. I’ll tell you about it later.” Ryan told him.

“Did you ask your mom about the holidays?” Harry asked.

“No, I never got a chance. I’m sorry. I will after the game, okay?”

“That’s fine.” Harry told her.

Ryan pulled on her jersey that said, Aikens with the numbers 00 underneath. Ryan thought her number was pretty amusing. The rest of their team did too.

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Both teams stepped onto the field to wild cheers and boos. Gryffindor would be playing Slytherin.

As the game was about to start, Ryan found herself hoping it would be a short game. She really wanted to tell Harry her news and find out if he could stay at her house for the holidays.


Thirty minutes into the game and the score was 80 to 10. Ron was doing an excellent job at his Keeping duties, as were the Beaters and Chasers. Harry had no sign of the Snitch and was starting to get a bit anxious. Ryan had scored 20 points and Lucas and Ginny had each scored 30 points. Gryffindor was doing really well.


There was a collective intake of breath from the crowd and everyone in the game stopped what they were supposed to be doing as Harry and Malfoy both hurtled toward the Snitch. They were diving, very close to the ground and… a blur of red shot into the air as it slowed down everyone could see Harry, his fist clenched around a small golden ball, hand raised in the air. They had won. This day could not get much better.


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After the celebrations and hugging and being carried into the castle on the fans’ shoulders, Ryan decided to meet her mother in her grandfather’s office to say goodbye. She grabbed Lucas and to Harry’s surprise, Harry, and headed toward his office.

Arriving in the office she saw everyone getting ready to leave. She let Luke say goodbye first and he left telling her he’d meet her in the Common Room. Ryan turned to her mother, grabbing Harry’s arm. “Mom, this is Harry Potter, a friend of mine.”

Her mother shook Harry’s hand and said, “It’s very nice to meet you Harry.”

Ryan’s siblings, apparently just noticing that this was Harry Potter all started chattering at once, “Oh my goodness, Harry Potter! I can’t believe it! Wow! Mom! Did you see him, he’s a Seeker, I’m going to be Seeker when I come here!”

Harry laughed. Ryan decided to introduce him, “This is Kendall, Tristan, Sydney, and Peyton.” She said point to each of them.

“It’s nice to meet you all.” Harry said politely.

“Ryan, dear, why didn’t you bring the rest of your friends to meet us?” Her mother asked her.

“Oh, well it’s just that I have a question for you and Grandpa that involves Harry.” Ryan told her.

“Well, let’s hear it then.” Her mother said.

“Well,” she started, a little embarrassed now, “d’you think it’d be alright is Harry came to stay with us during the Christmas Holiday. He really doesn’t want to go back to his Aunts’ and Uncles and I invited him over, if it’s okay with you guys. It’s not like we haven’t got extra room, Mom.” Ryan said quickly.

“Well, that is true, I suppose that’d be fine. You do seem like a very nice young man.” She said to Harry.

“Erm… thanks.” Harry said awkwardly.

Her grandfather said that he would arrange for Harry to go home with Ryan and Harry and Ryan said goodbye to her family and headed back to the Gryffindor Common Room.



On the way back to the Common Room Harry and Ryan started talking.

“So why did you have to go to Dumbledore’s Office before the game?” Harry asked.

“Oh, yeah. I almost forgot to tell you. My mom’s pregnant, again. Which will make eight.” Ryan told him laughing.

“Wow… that’s a lot of kids. Are you happy?”

“Yeah, I am. I love my siblings, but she’s due in June. Which means that I’ll be taking care of the rest of the kids while my mom handles the new baby all summer.” Ryan told him.

“Oh, so I guess that means you won’t be able to come to Ron’s house during the summer. That’s usually where I spend my summer’s.” Harry said.

“Probably not, but you guys could come and see me occasionally," Ryan said. Then she added quickly, "if you wanted, that is."

They arrived at the Gryffindor Common Room where a party was raging.

Ryan couldn’t have imagined a better day. Her friends were all here, they had beat Slytherin in their Quidditch match, Harry was allowed to spend Christmas holidays with her, and her mother was having another baby. She went over to Hermione and told her everything that had happened that day (that she didn’t already know about), just like best friends do.





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A/N: Sorry guys, that was a shorter chapter. As I said before, I don't really have this story planned out and I'm trying to get ideas on how to get Voldemort into this story. Any ideas you can just leave it as a review and it would be greatly appreciated. I'm not going to put my private email on here, because there are scary people on the internet, so I really hope if you have ideas you'll leave them as a review. Thanks everyone that has reviewed.

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