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Four: Moving In


In the end, Harry bought the flat. It was perfect; a great size, great location, great price. The only thing that wasn’t so good was Ginny’s opinion on it.

“It’s not suited for you three. You should look elsewhere.” Ginny had said to him sometime after they had returned to the Weasleys.

“You just don’t like it because of Armida.” Harry had pointed out. Ginny had scowled and stalked off to her room for a while. Later, Harry had apologized and the two had enjoyed a good snogging session, so Ginny had decided she didn’t mind the flat so much.

A few days later, Harry, Ron, and Ginny had headed out to Diagon Alley to pick up their books and some other things they would need before the school year started. Hermione was still visiting her parents, but she was due to return later that night. Harry had told Hermione and Ron that he had a surprise for them afterwards, but he wouldn’t say anything else.

Per Ginny’s request, the three of them had flooed from the Weasley’s to Diagon Alley. After dusting themselves off a bit, the group had left the Leaky Cauldron and headed on to the Main Road. Diagon Alley wasn’t too busy today; it was slightly cloudy out and people seemed to be wary of rain.

Harry, Ron and Ginny were ready to take the weather, however, and so they walked on, admiring the sights as they went.

“Should we head to Gringott’s first? Do you need money?” Ginny asked. Harry shook his head.

“Bill picked mine up for me again. It’s still a bit crazy in there.” Harry said as they kept walking.

“We have ours too,” Ron said, meaning him and his sister. Ginny nodded.

“I guess we don’t need to then. Let’s go to Flourish and Blott’s first.” Harry said.

***

Harry, Ron and Ginny were quick to purchase everything they and Hermione would need for school, and managed to get back to the Weasley’s before the rain came.

As the three of them stepped out of the fireplace and dusted themselves off, they realized the house was empty. Mr. Weasley was out in the shed tinkering away with his muggle artefacts, and Mrs. Weasley was out to lunch with one of her friends. George and Percy had both returned to their respective houses after the funeral.
Ron gave a yawn. “I’m tired,” he said, walking towards the stairs, “Wake me up when Hermione comes back.” Suddenly, he turned around.

“And no funny business.” Ron said with a frown.

“Oh, right, like you and Hermione don’t get your fair share of that.” Ginny said, rolling her eyes. Ron’s ears turned pink, but he stomped up the stairs and didn’t say anything.

“So…”Ginny said, walking over to Harry. She had her eyes to the floor, but she lifted her gaze, shook her hair out her eyes and grinned.

“So…” Harry said, not at all as smooth as she had just been. With a little flutter of his heart, he felt Ginny slip her fingers into his belt loop.
She stepped so close to him that their chests were touching. Her fingers stayed tight on his jeans.

“So what do you think Ron meant by funny business?” Ginny asked, looking up so she could see his face.

“Well,” Harry said, “I think it would probably go a little something like this.”

Eagerly, he wrapped his arms around her shoulders and pulled her in, kissing her mouth. Her hand slid between them and she ran it up his thudding chest and around his neck and shoulders. Sliding his arms down to her waist he deepened the kiss, running his tongue along the warm inside of her mouth. Gently, he manoeuvred her backwards on to the couch. He pushed her down and climbed on top of her, running his fingers through her soft hair.

As they kissed, Harry felt Ginny slide her hands up under his shirt. He felt like his whole body was on fire as she ran her thumb along his pec and up around his nipple.

Moaning, Ginny adjusted herself on top of him, and pushed his shirt up. Her tongue snaked out of his mouth and down his neck. Her tongue was just about to reach his eager stomach when Harry heard someone clear their throat loudly.

Ginny and Harry’s heads both shot up to see a very embarrassed looking Ron and Hermione staring at them. Harry yanked his shirt down, and Ginny smoothed her hair. But nothing could disguise what they had just been doing, because both of them were breathing hard and blushing furiously.

“Um, welcome back, Hermione.” Ginny said, leaping off the couch. Ron looked furious, he was glaring at the floor.

“How are your parents?” Harry added, standing up.

“Fine, thanks,” Hermione answered, obviously trying to pretend she hadn’t seen anything.

“You said you had something to show us, Harry?” Ron said, teeth clenched.

“Oh yeah,” Harry said, suddenly remembering the flat, “Here, take my arm.”

***

Harry apparated Ginny and guided Ron and Hermione to Hengist road in Hogsmeade. Ginny had a little smile on her face. He could tell she was excited to see their reactions.

“Is this Hogsmeade?” Ron asked. Harry nodded.

“This way,” he said, leading them down the road.

“Harry, where are we going?” Hermione asked. Harry grinned and shook his head.

“You’ll see.”

Soon the group came to number 240, and Harry opened the door to the building. Hermione and Ron looked bewildered.

“Harry, is this a –“ Hermione began. Harry stopped her.

“You’ll see.” He repeated as he took them up the stairs and down the hall to the entrance of the flat. Smiling, Harry slipped a small key out of his pocket. He slid it into the lock and turned, opening the door.

As the group walked into the kitchen and living room, Hermione gave a squeal when she finally figured out where they were.

“Harry! How could you!” She screamed, but she was smiling intensely. Harry grinned back, putting the key in his pocket.

“Where are we, Harry?” Ron asked, confused.

“It’s our new flat, Ron!” Hermione shouted, grabbing him.

“Ours?”

“Ours! Yours, mine and Harry’s!” Hermione said, dancing around.

“You didn’t need to do that, mate! We would’ve found our own places.” Ron said. Harry shrugged modestly.

“I thought it would be easier, cheaper and more fun to live together. Do you like it?”

“I love it!” Hermione shouted. She was already in the kitchen area, opening and shutting cupboards.

“Did you decorate this by yourself, Harry?” Hermione asked, as she opened the refrigerator.

“Ginny did most of it.” Harry said, shrugging. Ron walked over and collapsed on to the sofa. The living room walls were done in a pale blue, and the sofas were white with small blue spots. A large window with white and blue spotted drapes stood next to the sofas. The coffee table and the fire place were done in grey, and Ginny had even placed a vase of pink roses on the table. Harry had let Ginny choose and do most of the decorations furniture spells, but he had done the research to find the spells.

“Ooo, I love these chairs!” Hermione squealed when she saw the kitchen chairs. The kitchen walls were beige, and they matched the counters and the seat cushions. The counter tops were a peach coloured stone, and the wood of the tables and chairs were also done in an orange colour. There were paintings of fruit bowls on the walls, complementary of Ginny.

“Do you two want to see the bedrooms?” Ginny asked. Hermione, who had finally finished going through all the cupboards, nodded and the four headed down the short hall. Ginny opened the door to Hermione’s room.

Because she was also a girl, Harry had let Ginny take complete control of Hermione’s room, doing only the magic for her, because she was still only sixteen. It seemed Ginny had done a good job, because Hermione had screamed and hugged them when she saw it.

All the furniture was done in white wood. There was a full wall of bookshelves for Hermione, and a desk and dresser. The curtains and bed spread were pale orange and lavender striped. The walls were something Harry was especially proud of. He had used a spell from his research that made the orange and lavender of the wall move and swirl together, never stopping. The effect was very relaxing, almost like watching purple clouds dancing against an orange sunset.

After Hermione had spent a while admiring her room, she insisted she see the boys room. Harry shrugged and led them too it. He hadn’t spent much time on his and Ron’s room; it wasn’t like they really cared all that much about the decorations. In fact, the room itself looked not unlike Ron’s room at the Weasley’s; expect the walls were blue instead of bright orange.

Hermione’s eyes widened when she entered the room. She turned around.

“You two are sharing a room?” Harry nodded.

“This was the best flat I could find and it was only a two bedroom.”

“Well, I can fix that. It’s just a bit of a conjuring spell and…” Hermione took out her wand and waved it.

Murus Licitum.” She said, and before Harry’s eyes, a wall appeared, and starting expending to fit the space between the floor and the ceiling. Hermione muttered under her breath and the wall sealed itself to the other walls. Another wand wave, and a door appeared between the two sides.

“Wow, Hermione.” Ron said, knocking on the wall, as if to see if it was really solid.

“It’s nothing really, just a spell I learned last year. Let’s get Harry’s stuff on this side.”

So Harry, Hermione and Ron used their wands to put Harry’s things on one side and Ron’s on the other, while Ginny watched. When everything was in place, Hermione put her hands on her hips, looking satisfied.

“Harry, Ginny, this was so great of you.” Hermione said, hugging Harry, and then Ginny.

“Yeah, great job, mate. Now we just have to find jobs.” Ron said, thumping Harry on the back.

“And you can do that for yourselves, can’t you?” Harry asked with a smile, collapsing on to his bed.

{A/N} Chapter Four, FINALLY. I really didn't think this story would ever get up and running, but now it has, and I'm pretty happy :) Chapters three and four I don't like too much just because they're short and uneventful, but they're necessary to the story. Anyway, I'll keep posting, and you keep reviewing, and everything'll be great :) :)

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