Little Steps

Hi darlings! So, guess whose on vacation? That’s right, me! Here’s a little (hinny) thing I wrote to placate you whilst I work on a multi-chapter fic! Yes, after much  deliberation I’ve decided to focus my efforts on a multi-chapter fic! I’ll let you know when I’m done! xxx enjoy.

The first time he saw Ginny hold James in her arms, he felt all the hours of exhaustion fly of him in a second, he looked at his wife and his baby and he felt at home. The officious whitewashed walls of the hospital melted away until it was only the three of them, breathing almost in synch.

“I can’t wait to go home,” Ginny sighed into his shoulder, shifting in the uncomfortable bed.

“I’m already home,” he said immediately, realizing when he said it that it was the truest thing in the world.

 Ginny and Harry were never going to settle down to the quiet life of two war heroes as everyone expected, but with James to take care of and another baby on the way they had to make some changes.

Ginny was no longer the wild child that she’d allowed herself to be in her teens, she was a mother whose top priority was her baby. Their approach to parenting often clashed with tradition and mutters of discontent always nettled her. But they were new parents; she repeated to herself over and over again they weren’t expected to get everything right the first time round. It was much easier for her than it was for Harry each fault of his was blown out of proportion in his eyes because of the Dursley’s.

He wanted to get everything right-the first time round. Ginny came from possibly the most loving family in the world, she knew how to love fiercely and she knew how to love tenderly, her very being oozed life. So naturally, she took the lead when it came to childcare and harry followed it obligingly. But it was some moments-often when Ginny was sleeping-that he really felt like he was a good parent.

“Can you get him this time?” Ginny begged, burrowing under the sheets with a groan.

Barley awake, harry nods at her, shuffling up and crawling towards the crib on all fours. He doesn’t even have his glasses, but he can vaguely make out the crying loaf of bread that must be his son.

Sighing, he puts on his glasses and scoops up a howling James. The baby’s brow is crinkled and his face is tomato red. How such a small being is able to produce such a loud sound baffles Harry, but he focuses of calming the baby down.

He jogs up and down in an imitation of Ginny and coos at James, holding the struggling baby firmly against his chest.

James babbles incoherently, something that sounds like a repeated chorus of mama; his eyes are open now, peering around for his mama.

“No, not mama, dada,” he articulates the last words clearly, joggling him up and down some more.

James repeats dada-he’s barley sniffling then.

Harry grins, delighted, and blows a raspberry in James’s stomach, making him squeal happily.

“Now, where’s that bottle?” Harry says, mostly to himself.

James yawns, still perplexed. He wants his mama to come and rock him in her soft arms and sing lullabies for him in her throaty voice, but he contents himself with his Dada rattling of Quiddich stats to him in a sing-song voice.

Minutes later, James lips are slack on the bottle and he settles down to sleep with a contented snore. Light is filtering through the curtains and Harry realizes with a start that it’s sunrise. He’s bone tired and about to go to bed when Ginny sits up with a sleepy smile, “well done.”

“Learned from the best,” he admits, easing his way back into bed.

But she’s already sitting up, looking more awake than he’s felt in days, he watches warily.

“It’s sunset,” she says happily.

“I’ve noticed.”

Ginny swings her legs out of bed and throws of the covers with a stubborn expression that only endears him.

“I’m gonna watch it,” she says simply.

He follows begrudgingly, unable to stay away from her.

“This is nice,” she murmurs, laying her hand briefly on his arm. It’s enough to send tingles through his body.

“It’s nice to have a moment alone without a yelling baby, not that I think-“ she shushes him.

“Just enjoy the sunset,” she commanded, laying her head on his shoulder-just barley. they watched the sun rise in silence, drawing breath at the same time, completely at peace.

“Can you sing me to sleep?” Ginny asked with a yawn.

He found that she didn’t mind him rattling off Quiddich stats quite as much as James did; she was almost to tired to correct him-almost.

I’m SO DONE with Harmonians talking about how there is an equivalency between the July 2005 MN/TLC interview, which essentially nailed Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione ships as canon, and the February 2014 interview with Emma Watson, which implied that it could have gone H/Hr, but that she didn’t want it (hence many changes needed in order for it to become canon). Thereby giving them the “authorization” to claim that JKR had turned her back on canon and now ships H/Hr. 

No. Not even close. One interview was directly talking about the canon of the books, and the other was implying a possibility - “the ghost of what could have been”. This is what she even said back in 2008 - “so I do think it could have gone that way”. She also says that Ron and Hermione would probably be able to work it out with a bit of counseling, and implies that they do balance each other - “It’s such a relief from being so intense yourself – you need someone who takes life, or appears to take life, a little more light heartedly”. Hermione NEEDS Ron. And she also says a few days later that Harry’s love for Ginny is true. But of course, good Harmonians continue the long tradition established since 1999 (the platonic quote) of basically ignoring JKR, what she actually says and the context of which it was said. 

And then they complain of being called delusional?

I don’t get why in Harry Potter the ministry is so cut up over looking for Sirius, but they can’t find him, why don’t they just send him an owl???? Owls just seem to find and know where everyone is. They could just send him a letter and follow the owl. The ministry is full of idiots.

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Okay, but after the war ended, Harry and Ginny had to have a second first date, and I bet Harry and Ron were living together at the time in some horribly messy flat, and Hermione was interning at the ministry, and she probably got really excited when Harry told her about the date and showed up at the flat in her pajamas the minute she heard  to help Harry get ready. 

And because it’s Hermione, she isn’t really any help at all, because she doesn’t know much about fashion or dating, and instead she just sort of hangs out in their apartment with Harry until Ron comes home and Harry what are you wearing? Those shoes don’t match your shirt. Go change. And its Ron who fixes Harry’s tie and reminds him how much to tip and what to sya and what not to say. Hermione thinks its the cutest thing ever, and she can’t stop laughing at them and Ron’s ears turn bright red. 

Harry leaves for his date, and Hermione and Ron decide to wait up for him, and while they wait they bake cookies and sing their old school song off tune and laugh so hard they can’t breathe breathe. They proabably fall asleep on the couch while playing a game of exploding snap and when Harry gets home he throws a blanket over them and rolls his eyes. 

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Okay this has been running around in my mind ever since it was discussed on my Ginny blog and now I have to post it. It’s all over the place so bear with me:

  • Imagine a world without Voldemort and Harry being raised by Lily and James. Harry growing up in a loving household and in the Wizarding World
  • Oh yeah, THE MARAUDERS
  • Young Harry growing up with his father and uncles being animagi and wanting to be an animagus too to be with uncle Remus when he turns into a werewolf
  • Harry being much more confident and carefree. Maybe a little cocky even. Not as much as James, but come on with Sirius encouraging it it’s kind of inevitable
  • Harry, Ron and Hermione still getting into trouble. That doesn’t change bless them
  • The Potters and Weasleys meeting through Harry and Ron’s friendship and getting along just famously. They have Sunday brunch often
  • Harry seeing how Ginny actually is rather than the shy girl we know and getting a bit of a crush on her from the very beginning. Meanwhile Ginny isn’t that impressed with him but he wins her over because they share the same sense of humor
  • Lily looking at Mrs Weasley and going “Like father like son.”
  • Harry and Ginny becoming good friends and bonding over Quidditch and they get even closer when she joins the Quidditch team
  • As he gets older the crush doesn’t go away and he asks Hermione for advice while Ron grumbles about it being weird that his best friend likes his sister, but generally stays out of the way
  • Harry thinking that he’s being secretive and that no one knows anything but literally everyone does and Fred, George and Sirius start taking bets on when they’ll get together because of course they will
  • Meanwhile Ginny starts liking him too and her brothers find out and tease her mercilessly. Not too long though. Bat Bogey Hex and all that
  • Finally he asks her to go to Hogsmeade with him and she says yes
  • Remus wins the bet much to Sirius’ annoyance. (“You knew he was going to ask her out, didn’t you Moony?”) Remus just smiles innocently
  • Basically just fluff if you want drama and angst this isn’t the post for you

“There was Ginny running toward him; she had a hard, blazing look in her face as she threw her arms around him. And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her. After several long moments — or it might have been half an hour — or possibly several sunlit days — they broke apart.”