Lovely chapter Image by the doctor @ TDA
I have added in another canon character Gabrielle Delacour, this is a bit later on a few months and Gabrielle is visiting with Fleur who has been called away with Bill for a bit. The focus is mainly on Gabrielle and George for a bit, but Ginny is still a main part in it.
The gleaming sun would have cast a happy glow over the garden of the burrow but, the whole house seemed so cold and unwelcoming. Of course they had reason, Ginny was very ill after the birth of their first son. No-one would tell her why she was so ill and quiet, they quickly changed the subject although Gabrielle Delacour had heard the name Draco Malfoy mentioned a couple of times around the house. She got up from the bench and went inside to have dinner with the Weasley's and the Potters. “Gabby, come and sit by me.” Gabrielle turned around shocked, she always sat on the end and it seemed like she was invisible because everyone seemed to ignore her. George Weasley was smiling sweetly at her and patting the seat next to him, Ron his brother rolled his eyes and George responded by punching him on the arm. Gabrielle laughed and went to sit by him. “Hi Gabby, I haven't seem you all day?” He asked inquisitively.
“Oh, I’ve just been outside mostly, I don't really on what's going on with Ginny, so I can't really join in with the conversations.” She secretly hoped George would tell her but wasn't hopeful.
“Don't worry about her, she'll be fine. It's very complicated but all I am allowed to say is that Draco Malfoy will pay for this.” He looked angry now which scared Gabrielle a little bit, he was so tall and powerful.
“Draco Malfoy? I've never heard of him? What did he do that was so ...” Mrs Weasley had heard what they were saying.
Mrs Weasley was a short and plump women who was very kind and was Ginny's mother, she had a habit of always called Gabrielle, dear, which annoyed her very much.
“He did a very bad thing Gabby dear, just leave it at that.” Mrs Weasley turned away and Gabrielle looked down at the table and started to eat the hot stew that was in front of her. George poked her and smiled and continued get stuck into his stew.
The next week, Ginny was lying in bed and James was being looked after by Harry mostly. Ginny wasn't getting any better, she was very weak and had a very strange mark on her cheek which she was so upset about that all the mirrors were taken down. The mark was of a snake and seemed to be getting more pronounced as she was getting weaker; Gabrielle knew this had something to do with Draco Malfoy and Ginny's mysterious illness. The only way Gabrielle was going to find out was to contact this Draco boy that everyone is so angry at, he can't be that bad. Can he? As she as considering how to contact him, there was a knock on her bedroom door, “Come in!” She shouted, the door creaked open and George came in, he had a pair of jeans on and a chequered shirt which complimented his hair and made him look, if it was possible, more handsome.
“Hey Gabby, just came to see if you were alright. I know it must be hard with Fleur and Bill away at the moment and not anyone to talk to.” He smiled, she went slightly giddy at his smile.
“I'm alright, I just feel like I’m invisible sometimes, I am the only one who doesn't have a clue why Ginny is sick, and everyone here thinks I am just a young, spoilt, brat.” She didn't know why she was telling him but she knew he would listen.
“Hey, you're not invisible to me! There's no way your a spoilt brat, your so nice Gabby don't put yourself down! Look with Ginny, it's very complicated what happened to her is not to be taken lightly, we not telling you because we don't want you hurt as well. You are too young.” At the last sentence Gabby ducked her head.
“I'm not young, I'm 17, I have finished at Beaxbatons...” She was interrupted
“Not like that, it's just I don't want you hurt. I don't know what I would do without you Gabby.” He then turned away. “Sorry, I shouldn't have said that.” He went to get up and Gabby held his arm.
“Look George, don't say sorry I...” They turned there heads as an ear piercing scream was coming from next door, they got up and ran to next door and saw Ginny writhing and screaming in agony.
“Ginny! Ginny! What's wrong, MUM, HARRY HELP!” George was trying to get her to talk to him but she was screaming so much, tears were pouring down her face and the mark on her cheek was burning red and looked like it was going to come out of her cheek. Heavy footsteps were coming up the stairs and Mrs Weasley and Harry rushed over to Ginny, who was still screaming but weaker, Ginny suddenly stopped and said oddly with her eyes half closed “Malfoy please stop it, let me out. Stop it hurting.” She then opened her eyes and Mrs Weasley gave her a big hug.
“Malfoy is no-where near, no-one is going to hurt you darling. We'll sort this!” They both had tears in their eyes, Ginny turned to Harry.
“Harry, he is in my head, he won't let me get better. Stop him!” Ginny was embraced by Harry and he slowly rocked her in his arms. Everyone else left the room, George put his arm around Gabrielle who was in tears.
“Gabrielle this is why we can't tell you in case he does this to you, come here.” George's long arms were around Gabrielle and her face only just reached his chest, George gave her a kiss on the top of her head and let go.
“Why don't we find Malfoy then, stop him somehow. Ginny is getting weaker George.” Gabrielle looked hopefully at George, if Ginny was better then she could finally tell him how she felt.
“No, Gabby he is too dangerous. I don't know what is going through his head but he can't get you as well, OK?” He looked concerned but not angry at the suggestion. Gabrielle knew that she had to contact Malfoy and persuade him to let Ginny go, without George finding out. She nodded and went to her room where Felicity her owl was and started writing.
I am Ginny's sister-in-law and I was wondering if you knew anything about why she is so hurt and ill? Everyone seems to think it is you but I don't understand. She is really weak and could you tell me what you know please?
She tied the letter to Felicity and sent her off, the door creaked and George came in again. “Who were you writing to Gabby.” He couldn't find about this.
“Fleur, she was wondering how Ginny is so I was telling her about what just happened.” She hoped he would believe her.
“OK, sorry it's just Malfoy can't find out so be careful yeah!” And he left the room. Gabby felt guilty but she needed to sort this out. He can't be that bad surely? The next day at breakfast her question was answered, Felicity came in with a letter tied to her foot. It read;
I know a lot about this, too much to put in a letter, but it isn't my fault! If you could just meet me somewhere say the Leaky Cauldron at 10pm tonight, and I could tell you what is going on and I promise to find a way to help Ginny but I will need your help. For Ginny? Please?
He sounded sympathetic, she was going to meet him, no thinking was necessary. He could help Ginny as well. Only problem is how to get out without anyone questioning her, Fleur. She could say she was going to get a few things for when she gets back.
“Gabby dear, who is that from?” Mrs Weasley asked. George looked suspicious opposite her.
“Oh just Fleur. She needs some things for when she gets back. So I said I would go out and get them later. If that’s OK?” She had her fingers crossed and stuffed the letter in her pocket.
“Yeah, of course dear that’s OK.” Mrs Weasley and everyone else went off to check on Ginny but George stayed behind for a bit, questioning Gabrielle, but soon left.
At 9.50 Gabrielle said goodbye and apparated outside the Leaky Cauldron and there was only one man that fitted the 'horrible blonde hair' and 'creepy grey eyes' description that she had picked up on, so she went over to him; she was slightly worried about what had happened to Ginny would happen again but ignored it. “Hi you must be Draco. I'm Gabrielle,” She shook his hand then they went inside. As they sat down, she realised the pub was empty and she was scared, she looked at the door and Malfoy grabbed her wrist tightly, and a twisted smile formed on his face.
“Well, Hi Gabrielle. It was me and I am slowly killing Ginny. You see I kidnapped her for a week until Harry rescued her and that mark on her cheek is how I am killing her I can control her pain through that and after a while she will be so weak well, you know.”
Tears were beginning to flow down her face and she desperately asked. “Why have you got me, you can't do the same to me because... because...” They wouldn't be looking for her at all, they will think she had to go further because the shops were shut.
“Well, they won't care you are invisible to them. No-one will care about where you've gone, but I’m not going to do the same, that would be too easy, I have a plan for you.”
Lots of Reviews needed please :) It is an unusual ship Gabrielle/George but the other main ships are still there hugely. I will update very soon!
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