Anyway, on with the story. I tried not to Ginny-bash, but there might be light hints of it. I don't hate her, I just think she's like the least ideal wife possible for poor Harry. (As Sarah avonlea_dreamer and I were saying the other day, she's the Miss Bingley to his Mr. Darcy; Hermione's his Elizabeth.)
Betaing/character suggestions/Brit Picking encouraged and you will be profusely thanked. Only pre-reader was hubby. PG rating.
An Evening at the Burrow
“And someday I'll have your son and we'll name him James, of course,” Ginny gushed.
“I don't think so,” Harry replied quietly. It had been a little over two years since Voldemort's death, and his girlfriend made less-than-subtle hints like this around him often. She was clearly dangling for the Potter engagement ring that she knew full-well was in his vault. Somehow, though, something was holding him back from giving it to her. He supposed it was only a matter of time, though shouldn't that thought make him happier?
“What do you mean? Of course you'd want to name him for your father.” Ginny was clearly surprised and a bit confused.( Story continued here. )
Prompt: "Nothing is done entirely for nothing... Nothing is wasted. You are older, and you have made decisions, and you are not the [person] you were yesterday. Take what you have learned, and move on."
Interrupting posting JCTS for my post SHH thoughts that Hannah insisted I write the other day. This was just my stream of consciousness of Hannah’s reaction once she knew everything that had happened at the end of SHH. As to how she found out, possibilities are (1) Women’s group (2) Overhearing something at the pharmacy (3) Some combination of 1 and 2.
( Hannah was angry... )
I wrote this for the Hermione drabble challenge, which I shamefully got booted from because I missed the first two deadlines. This is what I wrote belatedly for the second one. I thought you guys might appreciate seeing it anyway. It's actually about 90 words too long for the challenge anyway. I hope you like it. It's epilogue compliant and DH spoilers, but not exactly OBHWF. Beta by my husband. Snark alert.
Has anyone ever read such a fic? If so, do you know where I can find it? I thought I'd ask you lot first, but if there's no luck within a few days I'll ask at SCUSA's ship thread for them. Hubby was interested in it when I started describing it to him.
Have a lovely day all!
1) Lissanne approved my application to be part of the hphg_ficathon with my incessant plot bunny. (Tentatively titled "Just Called to Say...")
2) As if that weren't enough, Athena (L.C.McCabe) whose work I admire very, very much offered to beta read my drivel. I'm flattered beyond belief. I hope I can measure up because I currently feel very inadequate and slacker-ish. Yeesh. I should really get to work on turing it from a five page detailed outline/chapter summary into something resembling a first chapter. Right. I'll get started as soon as I finish the homework I have to e-mail to my graduate student teacher (who's coincidentally the same age I am).
Other random stuff: Sarah asked for a link to the wallpaper I was waxing lyrical about yesterday. (Thanks so much for being my first commenter, sweetie!) Here goes, with many thanks to CutieMcPretty, my "lucky penny" and the brilliant artist behind it.
Also, I'm going to upload my new avatar as soon as I figure out how, so I'm going to give thanks to VeroGeller right now, too. She's "my star" and another very talented graphic artist. It's especially nice that she did this for me since she admitted she's more of a Ron/Hermione person. *Resolves to refrain from saying anything negative about 'Ents' for at least twenty four hours.*
Finally, I've downloaded an LJ client program thingy and I'm still trying to figure it out, so I hope this works. :-D
I hope your day is beautiful, too,