ginny cook

Lily is beyond ecstatic Harry brought someone with good taste home.
For the sweetest anon that requested this 💕

Headconon that Fred Weasley is a Really Fantastic cook!!! This is so important, okay?

- For years he watched Molly cook dinner by herself, even on days when someone else should do it, like Mothers Day and her Birthday. 

- One Mothers Day he decides that she shouldn’t cook dinner, so fifteen minutes before Molly usually starts cooking, Fred sneaks into the kitchen and begins preping the meal Molly always makes on Mothers Day, Beef Stroganoff. 

- Molly walks in as he is slicing the beef into little pieces, meticulously, making sure each piece is exactly the same size. He has her old cook book sitting next to him and everything he will need for the dish already out. 

- Molly is surprised that he can even read the recipe, because she has had that book since her mother gave it to her years ago, and the pages are very faded and caked in spilled food. She could barely read it herself, but she didn’t need to having memorized most of the recipes anyway.

- Coming out of her thoughts Molly asks her trouble making son what he’s doing.

- “It’s Mum’s Day. You shouldn’t have to cook Mum. Go sit down or tell little Ronnie to clean his room or whatever Mums do for fun.” Molly smiled at her son and turned around to leave the kitchen. She expects she will have to whip something up later when Fred messed something up or burned it, as he had never cooked before.

- Fred is in the kitchen for a few hours, going slow and making sure everything is perfect. He may like to pull pranks, but he also knew his mum put up with a lot and he wanted to do something nice for her and he did nothing halfway. 

- The stroganoff is ready when Arthur walks through the door. The kitchen smells wonderful, as it always does when Molly cooks, but when he turns to see Fred stirring dinner he is shocked. Fred turns around and just smiles at him.

- Fred tells his mother that dinner is ready and she calls the rest of the children, they all sit down together and begin eating after each child has said Happy Mothers Day to Molly.

- The entire family gets silent as they dig in, it was absolutely wonderful, everyone makes a content noise as their tummies are filled with yummy food. 

- Ron looks over to his mum and says “It’s really really good mum, one of the best batches ever!”

- Molly smiles across the table at Fred, “Ronnie, I would love to take credit, but I didn’t make this. Fred did.”

- All jaws around the table drop. No one could believe Fred had made this. Except Arthur and Molly, the just beamed at their son. 

- For a moment all the Weasley children are nervous to eat anymore, for fear of a prank, but then they realized Fred would never do that to their mother, no one messed with mum. She was scary when she wanted to be. So they continued stuffing their faces after telling Fred how good it was.

- From then on, Fred made dinner once a week. 

- After a few weeks of this, Ginny started watching Fred when he cooked, as he was her favorite brother, though don’t tell that to anyone else, especially George. 

- One day Fred asked Ginny if she wanted to help him, and she agreed excitedly and they cooked together. 

- The day Fred got to cook quickly became Ginny’s favorite day of the week because she got to help her older brother cook and was finally able to spend quality time with someone she looked up to. Cooking also meant you didn’t have to do dishes, so that was a great perk too, both Fred and Ginny HATED dishes.

- Fred’s cooking skills later came in handy when developing the trick candies for their shop, Ginny also helped with the development, while George came up with more candy ideas. 


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Chapter 26: The War Eternal [ AO3 ] | [ ]

“Hermione,” he pleaded nonsensically. “I’m nothing, I’m no one - ”

To encounter the darkness head on -

She pulled him close, her lips against his ear.

To know danger, but not defeat -

“You’re the one,” she said; again, and again, and again.

It would be to triumph over darkness, and to meet his fate -

“A reluctant hero is a hero still,” she promised, her breath ragged.

Fearless and cool, his destiny held tight in his fist -

He bent his head to hers.

It would be to redraw the stars by which he lived.

FFN is giving me a hard time, so it’s very likely I will try to repost in the next couple of days. In the meantime, you should be able to see the chapter, despite not getting an email alert.

I like the idea of Harry being a good cook, but hating it due to the Dursleys.

Then, thanks to the Weasleys, he slowly discovers the sheer joy of it. Helping Molly in the kitchen, getting to spend time with Ginny while making a meal.

Then, when he and Ginny are married, the two of them cooking together, laughing, sharing jokes, stealing kisses as they prepare a meal.

Then James, Al, and Lily not knowing any other way. All the nieces and nephews loving eating at Uncle Harry and Aunt Ginny’s place, not just for the taste, but for the dinner theater.

anonymous asked:

Hi! Id like to reccomend the fic Apple Pies and Other Amends by ToEatAPeach. Its my new favorite the writing style is amazing, and theres some smut and amazing banter. Also some tags are, alcoholic draco, hermione is forgiving and some slytherin friendship (Theo) and supprotive lucius and narcissa as well. Love what you guys do for the dramioen community btw!!

I read that two days ago, and it awesome!! I really enjoyed the characterizations of the D and H and Narcissa and Lucius too!

Title: Apple Pies and Other Amends
Author: ToEatAPeach
Rating: M
Genre(s): Romance, Hurt/Comfort
Chapters: 30
Word Count: 80,080
Summary: Sometimes you’re sad. Sometimes you need dessert. And sometimes, it’s a little of both.

- Lisa

  • Harry: *comes back from work, enters the kitchen* Merlin, Ginny why there's such a mess?
  • Ginny: I tried to cook you this pasta you like...
  • Harry: And...
  • Ginny: And James passed me the pot...
  • Harry: *frowns on James* And...
  • Ginny: Well, I set it normally.
  • Harry: And...
  • Ginny: And, well it just turned out I completely can't cook.
just a random Hinny HC

Imagine Harry and Ginny, in their kitchen cooking breakfast, and Ginny scolding Harry for adding too much salt to the raw egg mix and him contemplating and asking her if adding sugar will help as it might balance out the taste [NOTE: HARRY HAS NO IDEA ABOUT COOKING] and Ginny staring incredulously thinking ‘This is the boy I married who thinks adding sugar can cancel salt’ and Harry is scared thinking another scolding is on its way but Ginny thinks it’s adorable and surprises him and they are having an intense snogging session while the eggs are getting burnt, neither of them are bothering with it.

anonymous asked:

have you ever considered cho and ginny as cute magical girlfriends? ginny is adventurous and wild and cho is clever and curious. they build epic pillow forts together and ginny lays with her head in chos lap while cho plays with her hair and tells ginny about things shes read. ginny writes an awesome song for cho for her bday and plays it for her. cho makes the best pancakes and ginny tries making pancakes for cho but they end up burnt (cho doesn't mind tho. she teaches ginny hot to cook later)


Harry's Parenting

You know what I wish they’d done in The Cursed Child? I wish they’d made Harry the ‘protective Mommy’ of the family. Because if there’s one thing that pissed me off in The Cursed Child, it’s Harry’s shitty parenting.

I mean, this boy grew up in a mentally abusive home, yet he had the biggest heart ever (this boy was about to literally commit SUICIDE to save those he loved) and you’re telling me he was a bad father?

No. This motherfucker would be the one to wake up in the morning to cook while Ginny helped the kids get ready. Like, “Make sure to eat your vegetables James!” and “Albus Severus Potter. Drink your milk!” and “Lily, the apples are nice. Please eat them.”

He’d be the one to panic when he gets a letter saying James broke an arm, while Ginny’s there like, “Harry. CALM DOWN. You flew into the Whomping Willow once, please, it’s just a broken arm.” Then she’d stop and think about it then be like, “In fact, didn’t you lose all the bones in your arm once?”
Harry would get sheepish, but calm down a bit.

Harry would be the one to send letters CONSTANTLY and like every day.
“Oh, you want to stop the letter-a-day routine James? Okay, I’ll send letters twice a day!”

Harry will (SHOULD) be that protective loving father that just wants the best for his children because when he was a kid HE wished for this kind of thing.

Because HE wanted someone to call ‘Father’ who wouldn’t ever leave him. And he sure as hell wouldn’t let his children go through the BULLSHIT he went through.

Happy Birthday Draco Malfoy!! (Reblog if you want)

Drinny drabble in honor of the Slytherin Prince’s birthday.

“What is this?” asked Draco, looking at the square concoction in front of him that had a burning candle in the middle of it.

“Okay, I know you can be a cold bastard,” said Ginny, “but you are not about to sit there and tell me you’ve never had a birthday cake.”

“Of course I’ve had birthday cakes.” said Draco, looking at the bright brown eyes of his overly excited girlfriend. “I’ve had birthday cakes taller than you, Weasley.”

“Oh, so you’re snubbing my small insignificant homemade cake because it isn’t as grand as your old ones?” said Ginny, crossing her arms.

“It’s not that. I’m just shocked that you baked.” said Draco, grinning.

Ginny laughed. “Actually I didn’t. Mum baked this.”

“Oh she did? Good. I feel better about eating this now.”

“And what are you trying to say?”

“Your cooking sucks.”

Ginny nudged Draco in his arm. She then stuck a muggle party hat on his head and held up the cake.

“Make a wish, you arrogant prick.” she said.

“No need. I already know it won’t true.” said Draco, smirking.

“Why is that?”

“Because this cake isn’t big enough for you to pop out of naked.” said Draco, blowing out the candle.

honestly though are you telling me that GINNY WEASLEY “retired” from playing with the holyhead harpies to have her family?? ginny weasley??? ginny would continue playing because she’s fucking good and harry supports her through everything, he makes sure that ginny can do what she wants to do most, while also having her family.

so, when they do have their family and ginny keeps playing with the holyhead harpies, harry takes his children with him to work. harry’s auror office isn’t full of dangerous, tricky dark art stuff, but littered with baby clothes, toys and family pictures. everyone in the department is used to seeing baby james playing pranks or little lily luna flying around on her tiny broomstick -  all three children covered in holyhead harpies merch that their mom got them. harry and hermione meet up with their children during breaks at the ministry, exhausted but happy, because of course hermione brings her daughter to all her meetings, too.

all the potter-weasley kids learn to fly before they can walk. they go to as many holyhead harpies games as they can, together, as a family. on the times where neither harry nor ginny can babysit the children, molly steps in, and sometimes ron too - ron is still terrible at cooking, but he works at weasleys’ wizard wheezes with george now, and what’s a better place to raise children than a magic toy shop?

and after years of playing with the holyhead harpies, and when even lily luna is old enough to join the quidditch games the weasley-potter-granger children hold, ginny decides she wants to do something different with her life - she’s always been involved in the wizard society, lead the resistance for a whole year during voldemort’s occupation of hogwarts and fought throughout the whole wizarding war, and she knows what she wants to say, how to voice her opinion.

so ginny quits the holyhead harpies (the wizard media mourns this loss of one of the most talented quidditch players in the league for months) and starts writing, first to try out what she wants and how, and then professionally, ending up as a sports journalist, renowned ex-quidditch player and “the coolest mom ever”, according to her three children and husband. ginny weasley is fucking awesome damn right

On Cursed Child (SPOILERS AHEAD)


• Albus and Scorpius being best friends 

• Albus and Scorpius both being in Slytherin

• Scorpius being a total Cinnamon Roll, and the biggest possible nerd

• Draco being a good father
 and being able to set his ideas and problems aside in an attempt to understand his son

• Draco going to the Potter’s house to confront Harry about his terrible decision to keep the kids apart

• There being a conversation involving Draco and Ginny about how feeling lonely and misunderstood can take you to really bad places

• Engorgimpressed

• Literally every joke actually

• Getting to see the kind side of Draco

• Ron asking Hermione to renew their vows because he loves her too much and he can’t believe they weren’t married in other realities

• Ronmione being ‘constantly surprised’ by their love but always in the most positive and adorable way
• Draco slowly and reluctantly becoming friends with them almost exclusively because of their parenting problems


• Ron running the joke shop and sending everyone stupid gifts for Hogwarts

• Ginny being sarcastic and badass while still being a total sweetheart and good mom

• Ron’s dad jokes

• Wizard nursing homes being the best thing ever

• McGonagall still being principal

• Fred and George / the Marauders trying to get out of the Hogwarts Express and having their asses kicked by the fucking trolley witch

• Harry naming his kid Albus Severus not because he thought these men were perfect but as a way of acknowledging their flaws, the fact that they were great people regardless of them and to remind both Albus and himself that people are imperfect and you should never expect them to be more than human

• Harry being zero anti Slytherin

• Hagrid meeting baby Harry for the first time and being the sweetest thing

• The fact that even though she wasn’t the only one involved in the writing I could still see JK’s hand in there

• The way time-traveling is described

• The fact that I didn’t find the script format annoying at all

• Harry being afraid of Pigeons

• Dudley sending Harry the blanket

• Harry doing most of the cooking

• Ginny writing about sports for the Daily Prophet


• Voldemort and Bellatrix??? I literally have so many questions about this, how was it possible for them to do it? Was Bellatrix even pregnant?

• HETERONORMATIVITY: why have these two characters who are so obviously in love with each other and work so well together flirt through the entire book only to brush it off with some mediocre awkward straight crushes. I literally see no problem in having those two end up together and it kills me that LGBTQ+ kids like myself will once again get no representation at all in the wizarding world.

• Rose being so close-minded, arrogant and reluctant to accept Scorpius. I feel that considering who her parents are she should have known better…

• LITERALLY EVERYONE BEING ANTI-SLYTHERIN like I thought we were over this. JKR confirmed herself that Slytherins aren’t evil and the fact that a (kind of) canon story has the entirety of Hogwarts shaming Albus for being in this house that I personally consider to be wonderful bothers me.

• Harry being a terrible father

• Harry not considering Sirius, Arthur, Hagrid, etc. to be father figures and role models for him

• Hermione being lonely and unsuccessful in a reality in which she didn’t marry Ron

• All the time-traveling mess

• Cedric becoming evil just because he lost the tournament like what the hell? We’re talking about the purest, most generous hufflepuff to ever exist, it has to take more to bring him down

• The rumors about Scorpius being Voldemort’s son, they were so awkward and off topic and I can’t really find a reason for them to be there
• Amos being so mean and blaming Harry for Cedric’s death (I understand he’s old and lonely and everything but still)

• Where on earth is Teddy Lupin????

• The way most of the characters from the past were portrayed

• That Harry had to watch his parents die

• James and Lilly Jr. not doing anything to make his brother’s life less miserable

• James and Lilly Jr. actually not being important at all (?)

• The fact that even though this was supposed to be our chance to return to Hogwarts we didn’t get to see a lot of regular life at the school or anything of the sort

• Snape suddenly being so nice

• Double casting in cases like Amos / Dumbledore, Snape / Voldemort, Myrtle / Lilly, Cedric / both James or Trolley Witch / McGonagall

some hinny headcannons for you all

they have a system: ginny cooks (molly’s wisdom has passed on to her seamlessly) and harry does the dishes, although he knows the spell the ‘muggle’ way is just what he’s used to

he’s in the stands at every quidditch game she plays - although he could be in the top box with the minister, he chooses the ordinary stands because it reminds him of his first world cup visit. also, he can join in with the fan chants.

she keeps a quilt next to the sofa downstairs so that when harry falls asleep, exhausted from a long day at work, she can pull it over him instead of making him go upstairs

they both have nightmares once in a while, but use them to teach lily, albus and james that even grown ups are scared sometimes and that doesn’t make them any less brave

they have arguments too - full blown shouting which descends into laughter as they forget what they were shouting about in the first place

they had a summer wedding, when the lillies were in full bloom. molly weasley made the cake and they said their vows opposite where the burrow once stood, remembering ginny (and harry’s) former home

starlazarslytherin  asked:

hellooooo Cee! i hope you're well, love:) i'm a little sick which is annoying so i'm gonna do the ship ask thing cause i'm sure that'll make me feel better! could you do: - linny/lunny (my babies, too cute) - scorbus (canon. 10000% canon what are you talking about?) - wolfstar (help me) - drarry (sometimes i just love it) and - pansmione (i occasionally to rarely ship this just bc i love the badass and nerd trope, sue me) bonus: - jeddy (if you're comfy w it)

Awe thank you for all the ships! I hope you feel better darling.


  • Gives nose/forehead kisses: Luna gives nose kisses and Ginny gives forehead kisses
  • Gets jealous the most: Ginny gets jealous most of the time considering that Luna is a bit of a flirt (without really knowing it)
  • Picks the other up from the bar when they’re too drunk to drive: Luna (but I should also mention I don’t think this would happen very often)
  • Takes care of on sick days: LUNA, she’d probably have remedies lined up for Ginny and she’d absolutely think it was hilarious but very cute
  • Drags the other person out into the water on beach day: Ginny
  • Gives unprompted massages: Luna (she’s random like that)
  • Drives/rides shotgun: Ginny dives and Luna sits shotgun
  • Brings the other lunch at work: Luna, she’s a great cook and Ginny loves her food
  • Has the better parental relationship: I’d say Ginny
  • Tries to start role-playing in bed: GINNY, she’s kinky af okay
  • Embarrassingly drunk dancer: Luna
  • Still cries watching Titanic: Luna and Ginny would think it’s adorable
  • Firmly believes in couples costumes: Ginny
  • Breaks the expensive gift rule during Christmas: I firmly believe they’d both stick to the rules
  • Makes the other eat breakfast: Luna, Ginny is always in a rush but Luna makes her sit down and enjoy breakfast with her (Ginny never fights it)
  • Remembers anniversaries: both
  • Brings up having kids: Luna


  • Gives nose/forehead kisses: they’re not really into the whole nose kissing thing but forehead kisses are a must; they both do it
  • Gets jealous the most: Scorpius but Albus would get worked up from time to time
  • Picks the other up from the bar when they’re too drunk to drive: Scorpius
  • Takes care of on sick days: Scorpius!!!
  • Drags the other person out into the water on beach day: Albus, Scorpius would be embarrassed to willingly go out into the water but Albus makes him feel more comfortable
  • Gives unprompted massages: Scorpius knowingly and Albus unknowingly
  • Drives/rides shotgun: Albus drives and Scorpius rides shotgun
  • Brings the other lunch at work: Scorpius
  • Has the better parental relationship?: eh not sure, it really depends
  • Tries to start role-playing in bed: Albus*wink wonk*
  • Embarrassingly drunk dancer: SCORPIUS
  • Still cries watching Titanic: they both tear up but don’t actively cry
  • Firmly believes in couples costumes: Scorpius and might I say they look mighty fine
  • Breaks the expensive gift rule during Christmas: both of them
  • Makes the other eat breakfast: Scorpius - “It’s the most important meal of the day.”
  • Remembers anniversaries: Scorpius 100% and Albus too but he pretends to forget
  • Brings up having kids: Scorpius :)))


  • Gives nose/forehead kisses: Sirius gives forehead kisses (no nose kisses)
  • Gets jealous the most: Remus, Sirius is a natural flirt and it can get kind of annoying
  • Picks the other up from the bar when they’re too drunk to drive: Remus but Sirius had to do once and ever since then Remus swore to never get that wasted
  • Takes care of on sick days: they both do it but Remus is more likely to do it
  • Drags the other person out into the water on beach day: Sirius, Remus is definitely self-conscious about his scars but Sirius would talk him into it and ultimately make him feel better/sexy
  • Gives unprompted massages: both of them
  • Drives/rides shotgun: Sirius drives and Remus rides shotgun
  • Brings the other lunch at work: Sirius
  • Has the better parental relationship: neither of them
  • Tries to start role-playing in bed: they both come to the conclusion that they are both kinky and need more action
  • Embarrassingly drunk dancer: Remus
  • Still cries watching Titanic: neither
  • Firmly believes in couples costumes: Remus and Sirius thinks it’s “stupid” but loves it
  • Breaks the expensive gift rule during Christmas: Sirius
  • Makes the other eat breakfast: Remus
  • Remembers anniversaries: Remus tries to make it like any other day but Sirius believes in celebrating it and ending the night with a big bag if you know what I mean
  • Brings up having kids: Sirius but Remus is extremely hesitant of caring for a child


  • Gives nose/forehead kisses: Harry gives the most forehead kisses and Draco pretend to get mad - “Potter, you’re messing up my hair!”
  • Gets jealous the most: Draco
  • Picks the other up from the bar when they’re too drunk to drive: let’s face it, they both stumble out together
  • Takes care of on sick days: Harry but Draco insists that he’s fine (he’s not)
  • Drags the other person out into the water on beach day: Harry, Draco rather “tan” (despite being ghostly white) but harry won’t take no for an answer
  • Gives unprompted massages: Draco
  • Drives/rides shotgun: Harry drives because Draco can’t drive for shit
  • Brings the other lunch at work: Draco
  • Has the better parental relationship: Draco in some ways
  • Tries to start role-playing in bed: Draco and Harry would be slightly taken aback but totally into it
  • Embarrassingly drunk dancer: Harry, we all know he’s an awkward bean
  • Still cries watching Titanic: Draco but he always insists that he’s not
  • Firmly believes in couples costumes: Harry, it’s more of a muggle thing I suppose
  • Breaks the expensive gift rule during Christmas: Draco every time
  • Makes the other eat breakfast: Harry (and the breakfast is delicious)
  • Remembers anniversaries: both of them
  • Brings up having kids: hmm I’d say Draco but Harry likes the idea, just never brought it up


  • Gives nose/forehead kisses: Hermione gives forehead kisses
  • Gets jealous the most: PANSY she’s, for lack of a better word, possessive
  • Picks the other up from the bar when they’re too drunk to drive: Hermione
  • Takes care of on sick days: Hermione
  • Drags the other person out into the water on beach day: Pansy
  • Gives unprompted massages: both of them
  • Drives/rides shotgun: Pansy drives and Hermione rides shotgun
  • Brings the other lunch at work: Pansy
  • Has the better parental relationship: not sure, I guess Pansy?
  • Tries to start role-playing in bed: Pansy she knows Hermione is open to trying new things in the bedroom so she brings out the big guns
  • Embarrassingly drunk dancer: Hermione
  • Still cries watching Titanic: Hermione
  • Firmly believes in couples costumes: Pansy, she thinks it’s hot
  • Breaks the expensive gift rule during Christmas: Pansy
  • Makes the other eat breakfast: Hermione and it annoys Pansy like no other but Hermione promises her simple tasks as rewards if you catch my drift
  • Remembers anniversaries: both of them
  • Brings up having kids: Pansy

Jeddy (I don’t know much about this ship so sorry!)

((also sorry this is so long))

send me a ship!

Ok cursed child just finished lemme lay down what I did and didn't dig

Lemme just start off

Not faves
-the overall plot idea seems really unoriginal to me 1) how is Harry’s scar hurting ect when that part of Voldemort was killed? 2) I expected something more or less NOT along the lines of Voldemort!
-Delphi, intriguing but also why jkr why
-Harry would never NOT love his kids or make them feel unloved Jesus christ
- Amos seems not in character Idk
-more reasons to ship drarry

-wth why must Harry watch James and lily die all over again cmon that already happened once!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -WHERE WAS TEDDY REMUS LUPIN -dumbledore lowkey always fucking shit up wth

-scorpius, he is a beautiful little beam of sunshine and he is now without a doubt one of my favorite characters.
-Ginny, my homegirl actually had a bigger part, love it ALSO hinny did well
-Harry’s kitchen. Harry is the one that cooks. Love it.
-pigeons, was not expecting this
- the trolley lady has plot to her character bless
- Albus is TOTALLT the Emo child I love it….to me it’s an embodiment of Harry in OTP
- Romione was so perfect. Could not have imagined it better.
- Albus as polyjuice Ron, I cried.
- Albus in slytherin
- scorpius in love w rose this whole damn time
-Albus + Harry the last scene overall
-trio + renew relations w malfoy
-more reasons for all my fave ships to keep sailing

- I was hesitant on Snape but it’s was all good in the end

Spoilers and impressions from the book and when the play previews came out I hope ppl keep an open mind. I really did enjoy I hope everyone else can too.
Cursed child overall to me was a good read, the plot was much comparable to an unoriginal idea for a fan fiction, but I think my favorite thing was the characters, how they developed and effected the plot. Not sure what my life is but I guess I’ll just keep being a HP hoe thanks for more feels jkr

anonymous asked:

Could you share all of your Hinny headcanons (ALL of them, like you did for Romione)?

Um. So. This got a bit long…

  • Bill usually took responsibility for reading Ginny a bedtime story, but one night, for a reason nobody can quite remember now, Charlie was given this task. Not having the creative imagination Bill did, he was stumped when Ginny demanded something that wasn’t from The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and ending up rehashing the story of How A Little Boy Called Harry Potter Saved The World From A Bad Man, something he’d heard on the news many times before. Ginny was absolutely entranced by the idea of a superhero only a year or so older than her, and so a crush was born. (Charlie was reminded that it was entirely his fault, repeatedly, at the wedding)
  • She never fully forgave Ron, Fred and George for not telling her that he was in the kitchen when they rescued him in the Ford Anglia in the middle of the night
  • (Or Harry for buying her a butter dish as a first wedding anniversary present)
  • Hermione advises Ginny to let go of her crush on Harry during Ginny’s second year, telling her gently that she thinks that Ginny’s in love with the idea of the Boy-Who-Lived, not Harry himself. Ginny realises that Hermione is right, and spends a fortnight getting over the Boy-Who-Lived. Unfortunately, she quickly realises that although she’s managed that, she’s also managed to fall in love with scrawny, ridiculous, shy, delightful Harry
  • She’s not the only sap, though: Harry totally keeps her singing get-well card she makes for him when he falls off his broom in third year
  • Ginny does, however, take seriously Hermione’s advice to go out and enjoy herself with other boys; the only part of which she regrets is staying with Dean Thomas after realising he was more in love with her than she was with him
  • When Ginny returns to Hogwarts for her seventh year, she’s made Head Girl. In the Heads offices, she finds records of all the detention slips and house point deduction forms and so forth Lily Evans and James Potter wrote out during their year as Heads, and the little notes they wrote each other on them. With McGonagall’s permission, she makes copies of all of them and presents them to Harry as a birthday present and even after over 50 years of marriage, it’s still his favourite present from her
  • The ‘something floral Harry thought he had smelt at the Burrow’ was Ginny’s shampoo; the cheapest one the Ottery St. Catchpole apothecary sold, often bought in bulk. Once she started earning money with the Harpies, she began to buy herself more high-end make up and toiletries, including a new shampoo. It took Harry nearly three months of surreptitiously sniffing her bath products to work out why her smell had changed; when he finally did (and explained to her why he’d been caught sniffing the women’s shampoos in the shop yet again), Ginny went back to using the old, cheap one again just for him
  • Harry always buys her the highest of high end bubble baths and soaps and body lotions for birthdays and Christmases, partially because of that, and partially because sharing one bathroom with eight other people at The Burrow meant there was never any time for long, luxurious baths when she was growing up, and being able to fully relax by herself in their bathroom at home is something she absolutely loves
  • Ginny cooks, because for Harry it just brings back bad memories of being forced to do chores for the Dursleys, and trying to make food from next to nothing during the trio’s time on the run. He does, however, learn to bake, and when they’re both particularly stressed, they like to make cakes and pies together to soothe themselves and it’s very Great British Bake Off
  • One of their biggest recurring arguments is over how many chores their children should do: for Harry, any is too reminiscent of his time with the Dursleys, but Ginny’s parents were quick to instil in all their children an appreciation of hard work. They’re both right and wrong and have to yield ground, but in the end they reach a compromise and only James, Al and Lily are annoyed by the end result that they still have to help around the house a bit
  • They don’t bicker like Ron and Hermione do, but they both have worse tempers, so when they do occasionally fight, it’s usually a big blow up (which is worth it for the make-up sex)
  • The first time they have a proper, massive argument, Ginny is ranting and raving to Hermione about how angry she is with Harry and what an idiot he is and how she can’t believe he’s being so selfish and eventually Hermione gets so sick of her going on and on that she tells her, ‘if he’s made you that angry, leave him!’ And Ginny stares at her in utter disbelief and just says ‘don’t be so daft, I am the only person he’s allowed to make this angry and he is the only person who will make me this angry and not be Bat-Bogey’d’ and then stops and listens to herself and just says ‘perhaps I should tell him this’ and apparates away to apologise, much to Hermione’s amusement
  • Harry goes to Ron to let off steam and Ron’s like ‘but did you really go through all of Ginny’s brothers threatening you for daring to go out with their baby sister only to leave her at the first little argument’ and Harry’s all ‘are you kidding I would take all you guys every day over Ginny have you seen her temper/Bat-Bogey Hex??’ and Ron’s like ‘…good point well made, now here is how I make it up to Hermione when I have been a dick *gif of giant scroll being unrolled*’
  • Everyone wants to come to their wedding, and they initially intend to have only a small service for friends and family, but they both have so many friends that they’re soon inviting hundreds of people. The press interest in the ceremony grows by the day, so in the end they auction off press access on the day to one paper only. It’s won by The Quibbler, who promptly donate half their sales money to a charity set up for orphans of the war, and half to a charity designed to enable poor children to participate in Quidditch. (The voting may have been rigged by Ginny, but an awful lot of money goes to worthy causes and she never professed to be an angel, anyway)
  • They don’t really go away on holiday much because, in their first few years of marriage, the two of them were both away a lot without each other for their various jobs, so their ideal holiday is just time with the two of them at home, together (they soon figure out that they want a new place together, away from all the old memories, but they still own 12, Grimmauld Place and  let the press believe they live there because it is so much easier)
  • Their house is in Godric’s Hollow, on the other side of town to his parents’ cottage but still within an easy walk of their graves (always kept supplied with fresh flowers by Ginny) and not too far from her parents’ home in Devon. Their house has four bedrooms (hence James and Al having to share when Teddy comes over, as mentioned in the Epilogue, which he does often), a thatched roof and an enormous garden, hidden from Muggle eyes, where games of three-a-side Quidditch are played with frequency
  • Some years later, the two of them are enjoying a glass of wine in the garden after the children have gone to bed on a summer’s evening and Harry, casting his Patronus, discovers it has changed to a Stallion. Ginny casts hers more easily than she has ever done before, and the two animals canter around the garden together for hours
  • For privacy reasons, they go out in public—together and en famille—mostly in the muggle world, where they’re not recognised. Ginny learns how to use muggle money and contraptions such as the Tube or lifts/escalators with ease, but for both of them their knowledge of muggle popular culture stops in the late 90s/early 00s, when Harry stopped living in the muggle world entirely (though, as Ginny says, a world in which S Club 7 are no longer together is not a world anyone should want any part in)
  • Even after they’ve been married for many years, they both still suffer from nightmares because of everything that happened to them when they were children, and there’s still things that they take years to tell each other because they’re so horrific (Harry doesn’t know everything about Tom Riddle’s diary until he’s 67; Ginny doesn’t know the full details of what happened at Malfoy Manor until she’s almost 80). They help each other through it as best they can, and remind each other that, if one good thing came of it all, it’s that their children do not have to go through anything remotely similar
  • He doesn’t tell her about wanting to go to her, when he was walking to his death in the Forest, until he’s on his deathbed for real, and says he’s glad that, this time, she’s there with him for real. And even when he’s gone, and she’s alone for the first time in almost a hundred years, this is what comforts her most
Harry & Ginny in HP:CC

I love Harry and Ginny in the Cursed Child. They have the kind of adult relationship I knew they’d have from what we saw in the DH epilogue and QWC reports. They really understand each other and they’re equal partners. Even when they see each other at their worst, they still love and support one another. Harry includes Ginny in everything and is very open with her. He lets her see all his weaknesses and pain because he completely trusts her. They both share and reveal their insecurities and vulnerabilities to the other. Ginny is still Harry’s best source of comfort and he is the same for her.

Their silent communication, that they had since they when they young, is still an important part of their relationship. With only a look they know what the other is thinking. Harry may not always know how to openly show his emotions to his children, but he and Ginny are good and loving parents. She helps Harry when he needs advice, support, or a kick up the bum. Ginny is still Harry’s biggest defender and won’t stand by and let anyone threaten or insult her husband.

On the domestic front: Harry does most of the cooking and Ginny oversees the Potters sugar intake. It’s cute as hell. Their love for one another is so apparent and they still have their spark. That is what a great fictional marriage should be: not always perfect, but solid, enduring, and beautiful. CC shows the fandom, again, that Harry & Ginny really are soul mates. They are what the other needs in life. No one else could do what they do for each other.

PCA Vote Drabble #3

Y'all can blame @bawsanity for this

I hate my life
Hold on to me
And if you ever decide to leave
Then I’ll go
I’ll go
I’ll go

Ginny’s French-braiding her hair when the doorbell rings. She pushes off the couch and goes to answer it, wondering who’s so bold as to drop by unannounced. She’s had her fair share of visitors since It happened, but she’s managed just enough vitriol to make herself a recluse for the past week. She’s not surprised to find Mike on the other side. He’s the only person who won’t leave her alone. He won’t let her settle into bitterness no matter how much she wants to.

He’s dressed for once, that tattered leather jacket of his still around despite popular demand to the contrary. And carrying a big leather duffel bag. His face is its usual unsmiling self and Ginny can’t help but grin at him. She doesn’t smile much these days but the sight of him does it for her. “Hey old man. You didn’t bring me anything to eat?”

He shakes his head, gestures to come inside. “I just stopped by to tell you goodbye.”

“Somebody shipping you off to the old folks’ home?” She jokes to keep her stomach from digesting itself. He’s been officially retired since It happened and she’s teased him about stealing her thunder.

He shakes his head, smirking only briefly before his expression returns to its usual seriousness. “No, Gin. Listen to me. I’m leaving. I can’t do this anymore, be here. And don’t tell me I’m quitting because I gave this town almost two decades of my life. The rest is mine.”

Ginny looks at the bag again. “What do you mean by leaving? Where are you going?”

He shrugs. “First stop is Jamaica. After that, I don’t know.”

Her eyes dart to the bag once more then back to his face. He hasn’t cracked a smile yet. “You’re serious.”

He nods. “It’s time for something different, Baker. I don’t know what but…”

Ginny moves around him and shuts the door. “When are you leaving?”

“Flight’s at 6. I just wanted to tell you goodbye. I texted Blip that I was taking off for a while, but I wanted to tell you in person since…”

He can’t go without letting her know. He thought about it, but after everything that had happened between him, he needs to see those eyes just one more time. Ginny nods then turns and heads into her bedroom. He drops his bag and follows without a thought, hoping she isn’t going to cry. He’ll never be able to leave her if she cries.

But she’s not thrown across her bed sobbing. He finds her in her closet, pulling things off her clothing rack. In an open suitcase on the floor are her favorite trainers. She tosses clothes on top of them then moves to a chest of drawers and begins removing underwear. “Baker, what are you doing?”

“I’m coming with you,” she answers as if it’s that simple.


She stops, turns to look at him.

“I’m done, Mike. Baseball’s the only thing I’ve ever known how to do and I can’t even do it anymore. What am I supposed to do? Take a pity position at ESPN? Spend the rest of my life being a trivia question? Maybe do a stint on Dancing with the Stars? I can’t go out like that.” She shakes her head, goes back to packing. “Besides, if we were somewhere else…”

She doesn’t have to finish. It’s been on his mind since he called to tell her he wouldn’t be back and she quietly admitted the same. She wasn’t sure what hurt more: her arm or the knowledge that her groundbreaking career was bookended by a lackluster start and Tommy Johns surgery. And this thing–this strange, intense almost–has been lingering between them since his trade fell through. Somewhere else–somewhere on a beach where no one knew them–their almost could become a definitely.

So Ginny throws everything she needs into a bag and changes out of her sweats into jeans and leather jacket of her own. She undoes her half a braid and pulls her hair into a loose topknot then slips on wayfarers not unlike Mike’s trademark pair. Mike watches all of this from her bed until she turns to look at him. “Shouldn’t you call and get me a ticket?”

He shakes his head. “I’ve got two first class seats.”


“I hate sitting beside people,” he replies with a shrug. He smiles. “Present company excluded.”

She closes her suitcase, sends Evelyn a quick text about sneaking away to clear her head, and they leave her hotel through the service entrance in the back of the kitchen. Ginny hands the cook who lets them out a twenty. “You didn’t see us.”

He nods and shuts the door behind them. Ginny doesn’t know that he’s fresh off the boat from Puerto Rico, isn’t even entirely sure who they are. They drive to the airport and Mike uses a little charm to change the name on one of his seats for Ginny. Ginny’s relieved when the use of their full first names inexplicably prevents the airport employee from making the connection.

Eight hours later, they’re lying on a blindingly white beach, using the setting sun to dry them from their dip in the ocean. It was their first stop, their luggage still untouched in their tiny bungalow. Mike reaches over, traces the almost invisible surgical star. “I can’t believe you’re here.”

“Me either,” she replies.

He frowns. “Do you wanna go back?”

She shakes her head, a smile spreading across her face. “Never.”