|holley's psl journal (insane_harry) wrote in writeaway,|
@ 2011-03-17 23:01:00
|Entry tags:||harry!trio, hermione!trio, incomplete|
the plot thickens
Who: Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Ginny
What: going semi-public with the relationship
Where: a quiet corner of the Gryffindor Common Room
When: a few days after Harry and Hermione began dating
Harry was nervous, but he tried not to show it. He took a deep breath before walking out of the boys' dormitory. Hermione was waiting for him in the common room, and he attempted to smile reassuringly at her. He wanted to take her hand but knew it was better not to at the moment. That was difficult for him - always having to hold back, keeping his feelings for her suppressed in front of everyone else. That was most of the time. The common room was usually packed with people, and of course, they were not allowed into each others' dormitories. It'll be a good thing to just go on and tell. Then we won't feel like we're always sneaking around, he told himself.
They had promised they would tell Ron and Ginny first, as they were the people most likely to be affected by the news; Harry had a bad feeling that Ron felt the same way as he did about Hermione, and it had been obvious for years that Ginny had a crush on Harry.
He walked in silence with Hermione over to where their two friends sat on armchairs across from each other. Ron and Ginny looked up at them curiously, but not suspiciously. That was a good sign.
Harry exchanged a brief look with Hermione before speaking, but thought he should take the initiative and speak first:
"Right. We know you're wondering why you're both here," he said, meeting eyes with Ron and Ginny, "and it's because Hermione and I have a bit of good news. Well, we hope you'll see it as good news, anyway. Er..."
He cleared his throat, fumbling for the best way to say it. Ginny raised her eyebrow and, seeming to realize what was going on, gave Hermione an odd look. Harry caught it and immediately felt a pang of guilt.