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21 December 2005 @ 03:21 am
After the morning... Mac and Cheese... and Going to See Seamus  
Ginny appeared in her flat with a loud crack, and immediately fell to her knees, hyperventilating, tears streaming down her face. "Fuck," she said pitifully. "Fucking, fuck." She was at least relieved that she'd managed to hold off until she'd left Remus's. For a moment, she stared at her dangling shirt strap, transfixed as the morning replayed in her head. Letting her hair fall into her face, she choked on a sob as the scent of Harry filled her nostrils. She stood on wobbly legs and kicked the side of her chair angrily, ignoring the pain shooting into her bare toes. She deposited her things in the chair and peeled off her clothes, leaving them in a trail to the shower. She stood under cold water, numb and unblinking, silently chastising herself for making such a big deal of this.

Her mind wanted to work its way through the logic of the morning. But she shook her head, her mind was not allowed to do that. Harry Potter was back, and she got carried away in a completely unwelcome way. Well, not completely unwelcome, but unwelcome in the ways that could break her. She dried herself and dressed in a pair of denims and one of Ron's threadbare, child hood shirts. It was once dark blue, and the cotton was so well worn it bordered on sheer in the elbows and shoulders. Unbelievably soft, it was usually accompanied, on really bad days, by a glass of strawberry milk and bottomless plates of macaroni and cheese. Strawberry milk in hand, an owl she recognized as her mother's tapped on the glass. She opened the window and sighed, realizing at the thought of her Mum, that she'd utterly forgotten her manners. She found the alumni journal in the pile of things in her chair and scrawled notes to Remus, Tonks, and Hermione.

Ginny claimed her Macaroni and Cheese and settled in with the journal. Not only did it provide a good home for things she didn't want to think of but couldn't seem to keep out of her mind, but there was also harmless conversation happening inside it. Anything resembling normal, thoughtless social interaction was what she needed to keep her mind off of Harry. The journal was perfect. It meant that she didn't have to go outside and risk seeing anyone, and the Mac and Cheese was only a few feet away. After a small nap, a bit of conversation with Seamus and Stephen, two owls to Molly, both of which seemed to be a painful stretch of the imagination but she wasn't ready to talk about anything yet, Ginny stretched and braided her hair. She was thankful that she was communicating with her mother in writing, because she would've never gotten away with the lies in person.

She look around her flat and the mussed journal. Writing in it had helped a bit, but she needed to talk to a real person that didn't cause her any emotional tempests. Pulling on a loosely crocheted hat, she popped a sobering draught into her pocket and walked down Diagon Alley to the Leaky Cauldron. She felt a bit guilty about standing everyone else up, but she figured they didn't miss her.
 
 
 
the__shameless on December 23rd, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
Seamus raised his mug.

"I'll join in if I know it!"

He replied, smirking rather ridiculously, as not only was his drink rather fast acting, he had gulped it down too. Seamus sighed and licked his lips, waving his drink in the air before he spilled a bit on his arm. Huffing, he put his drink down, licked his arm, and then went in for more cheese. Mmm...cheese.
Ginny Weasleyginn_tonic on December 23rd, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
"Well, we'd all know the Hogwart's song. And it seems rather fitting for the occasion," Ginny suggested after running her tongue across her front teeth. She cleared her throat and took a deep breath.
__loony__luna____loony__luna__ on December 23rd, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
Luna beamed with excitement, setting her new paper project down and clapping repeatedly.

"I love the Hogwarts Song! I tried to get everyone to sing it last night at the reunion, but we only got through it once."

Luna drew in a deep breath and started singing. True, there are quite a few things that Luna Lovegood is secretly good at; dancing, origami, and perhaps a few undiscovered talents as well. However, singing is not one of them. Needless to say, as out of tune and off key she might have bellowed the words to the Hogwarts Song, her joy and happiness to be singing it could not be questioned.

"Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something, please..."
the__shameless on December 23rd, 2005 04:40 am (UTC)
"Whether we be old and bald
Or young with scabby knees...!"

Seamus yelled, his tune a bit faster than Luna's. He always liked to rush through the song and then hear everyone else's, his favorite always have been Fred and George's funeral waltz.

Ginny Weasleyginn_tonic on December 23rd, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
"Our heads could do with filling
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff...!"

Ginny sung in a loud voice, doing her best to make the school song sound like a drinking song as she waved her glass along to the beat.
__loony__luna____loony__luna__ on December 23rd, 2005 04:55 am (UTC)
"So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we've forgot,
Just do your best, we'll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot."

Luna broke out in an uncontrollable fit of laughter immediately after the last note, practically falling off her chair. Given the fact that it was a Sunday afternoon and they were in the Leaky Cauldron, singing a silly song, people undoubtedly must have been thinking she was a complete drunkard. Nope, this was just Luna...completely sober, only drinking butterbeer Luna.
the__shameless on December 23rd, 2005 05:10 am (UTC)
Seamus laughed, waving his drink around again and then sipped it up, finishing it quickly.

"Oh, mates...this is brilliant."

He said, shaking his head and smirking, laughing a bit.

Stephen Cornfoot: ha ha.not_corny on December 23rd, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)
Stephen could only sit back and watch (and listen) as the others broke into song. To be honest, it was hilarious - so much so that he almost spit out his drink when they started, and so much so that he couldn't join in without laughing. He clapped along, though, feeling like he should contribute something if he wasn't singing.

"Beautiful, that was simply breathtaking, the best rendition I've ever heard!" He grinned, lifted his glass and (hesitantly) took another sip of the extremely strong drink.
Ginny Weasleyginn_tonic on December 23rd, 2005 06:19 am (UTC)
Ginny downed her shot as a finale to the song, and stood up.

"Who wants more?" she asked, walking over to the wireless and turning it on. "And then, who wants to dance?"
__loony__luna____loony__luna__ on December 23rd, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)
"Oooo, Ginny! I'm out. Get me another, please."

She was still recovering from her laughing fit, so she had missed the bit about the dancing.
the__shameless on December 23rd, 2005 06:25 am (UTC)
"Another ones!"

He pointed to his drink, nodding. He wanted more and more and more. Getting pissed was vital.
Stephen Cornfoot: blush.not_corny on December 23rd, 2005 06:38 am (UTC)
"Uh. I guess I'll have another even though..." Stephen glanced down at his drink, and then up at the rest, shrugging. "Even though I'm not done. Guess I'll just have to finish this one quickly." Or maybe he should slow down.

He arched a brow at Ginny, remembering her question about dancing. "Dancing? Here? In front of... everyone else?" He paused, contemplating it. "Not drunk enough."
Hannah Abbott_hannahabbott_ on December 23rd, 2005 06:39 am (UTC)
Hannah walked nervously into the Leaky Cauldron and paused, looking around. She smiled when she finally spotted the group in the corner and made her way over to the table, conjuring a chair once she reached it.

She smiled at Seamus, "Well, I'm here, Non-BLONDE. Where shall I sit?"
the__shameless on December 23rd, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
"You should sit wherever!"

He cheered, smirking at her. Hair hair! Surrounded in hair! And cheese! And drinks! Life is like a box of chocolates!

Seamus was pissed. But thats okay.

__loony__luna____loony__luna__ on December 23rd, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
Luna looked up and instantly recognized all the blondeness. And of course, Hannah had been in the DA. Luna remembered everyone from the DA, it was the closest she had felt to having friends in her whole life.

She had picked up her paper project again and wasn't quite finished with it yet, so she waved an elbow at Hannah and smiled widely.

"Hannah! You just missed the School Song! It was lovely!"
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