I've had the time of my life
No I never felt like this before
Yes I swear it's the truth
And I owe it all to you
It was a wonderful April morning. Ginny Weasley was lying
in her "old" bed at the Burrow.
She’d woken up to the sound of her mother working in the kitchen.
Today was Ginny’s big day: She would marry her true love, in her opinion,
the most wonderful man. Ginny smiled at these thought. In some way she
felt like she was coming home after a long journey…
In her fifth year they had become rather close. Since Ron and Hermione
were too absorbed in their own problems, Harry felt a bit left out. So
he was looking for some company and found Ginny. Out of their friendship
he had given her a lovely Valentine’s card but at the end of the year
they simply drifted apart again without particular reason. Throughout
the following years they simply co-existed.
As a first year at Hogwarts, Ginny was rather skinny and always the smallest,
and although Harry knew that Ginny was a special person, he had never
had romantic feelings for her.
He didn’t realize that she was slowly becoming an attractive young woman.
Much to Ginny’s dislike they never had a date or went to Hogsmeade together.
When Harry finally left school for his Auror training they had lost touch
till Ron’s and Hermione’s wedding three years ago. Ginny was Maid of Honor
while Harry was Ron’s Best Man.
This was the first time they had met since school. Eventually Harry realized
how foolish he had been all those years. Ginny was no longer the skinny
little girl he remembered so well. Instead she had become a gorgeous women
who was smart and quite charming. She had a wonderful figure that made
men turn their heads whenever she walked past them. Her hair had become
a wonderful tone of red and her eyes were definitely mysterious.
But Harry too had become more handsome. He had grown up and was now about
He also had a rather muscular body and when he finally closed his gaping
mouth they had spent a wonderful evening together, laughing, dancing and
enjoying each other’s company.
Since that day Harry and Ginny had started to date seriously.
"Poor boy never knew what hit him." Ginny said to herself,
smiling brightly. When she heard a soft knock she almost sang, "Come
The door opened and her mother stepped in, carrying a little tray.
"I thought, that you must be hungry." Mrs. Weasley told her
"Not really, Mum. I think that I’m a little nervous. But thanks
for the orange juice." Ginny answered when she took the glass, drinking
a little bit of the juice. Ever since Ginny told her mother that she would
marry the famous Harry Potter soon, her mother had become rather sappy.
Being sure that her mother would start to sob again she changed the subject
"When’s Hermione coming?"
" Around thirty minutes, dear," her mother said. The talked
a little more before Mrs. Weasley told Ginny again about her childhood:
Ever since Ginny saw the first picture of Harry Potter, she went around
the Burrow telling everybody who would listen: "When I’m grown up,
I’ll marry Harry Potter." Everybody just laughed at these thoughts
but when Harry and Ginny announced their engagement, several of her brothers
along with her parents remembered this little story. In fact, they made
sure she would never forget about it. Just when her mother finished the
little story they heard again a knock at the door.
"Come in, " Mrs. Weasley called.
This time the visitor was Hermione.
"Hello Ginny, hello Mother." Hermione greeted the two women
with warm hugs.
"Sorry I’m late, but Ron has some serious problems tying his tie."
She excused herself.
"That’s okay," Ginny smiled gently, "Mum just told me
again about my childish fantasies," Ginny told her sister in law
while jumping out of the bed. "I think it’s time," she continued
when she headed for the bathroom.
Ginny needed the help of Hermione with dressing since she and Harry had
decided to celebrate the wedding in the old fashioned Muggle- way. Ginny
could still her the excitement in her father’s voice when they told him
so. "Molly dear. Have you heard them? Our little girl will marry
in the Muggle- fashion.
Absolutely wonderful" he repeated over and over again while dancing
in little circles.
A few hours later, Ginny still only wore her bathrobe. Hermione, Angelina
and Penelope, her sisters in law, were in her room chatting about former
times, when Mrs. Weasley appeared telling them to get ready. Although
they were having much fun, everybody knew that they were running out of
And so Hermione helped Ginny to dress up. When she finally wore her wedding
dress. Angelina took the curlers out of Ginny’s hair. Ginny had decided
to leave her hair down. She just loved it in that way. Then Ginny turned
around facing the women in her family.
"Just one little question: How do I look?" she asked her mother.
Suddenly the four women started sobbing, which worried Ginny a little.
"So bad, huh?" she asked anxiously.
Immediately Hermione started grinning. "Ginny, look into the mirror."
The slightly older woman told her. "You look absolutely perfect.
You’ll be the most beautiful woman, today."
When Ginny looked into the mirror, she couldn’t believe what she saw.
"Is that really me?" she asked. "And is Harry already
"Yes dear, he’ll wait downstairs." Her mother told her through
Then they fell into each other arms for a last hug before it was show
time. The door opened again and Mr. Weasley was entering.
"You look amazing, pumpkin." He told her smiling, remembering
that his little girl was not longer his, but Harry’s.
"Thanks Daddy." She beamed at him and rushed forward to hug
Mr. Weasley then took her hand and guided her down to the garden where
the ceremony was being held, according to Ginny and Harry’s wish. Hermione
and the others were making their way to their places, leaving Ginny and
her father at the beginning of a rather long aisle. Ginny saw her family
and a few of Harry’s and her school friends. She also spotted a few teachers
like Professor Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall. Even Snape was here,
she realized. And there, in the first row, Remus Lupin and Sirius Black
When the music started up Ginny saw everybody turning and looking at
her and she suddenly panicked. She simply wasn’t used to being at the
center of attention, and it frightened her.
She barely heard the music and she had no idea how she had made it through
the aisle. She really wanted to look into Harry’s face but he looked into
the other direction and she knew that that was best. Otherwise it would
mean bad luck. Then she reached Harry and immediately her mind was cleared
when she looked into those green eyes.
Still she realized that if she tried speak, her lips would tremble.
"The bride and groom have decided to speak their personal vows."
Ginny heard Cornelius Fudge say. Nobody had known about this so it was
rather surprising for Ginny’s family.
"Virginia Theresa Weasley, I love you with all of my heart and my
soul. You’re everything that I could ever hope to find in a woman,"
Harry said, his voice cracking slightly. "I promise to be there when
you need me to fill your days with sunshine. I also promise to trust you
and to respect you. I promise you to protect, support and encourage you
through life’s joys and sorrows." After these words Harry turned
to Ron who smiled a rather watery smile. Harry took the ring from Ron
and faced Ginny again. "Just as this circle is without end, my love
for you is eternal. With this ring, I thee wed."
Then Ginny raised her voice, her eyes never leaving Harry’s. " I
love you Harry James Potter. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I
promise to trust you and respect you, to laugh with you and to comfort
you in times of sorrow. I promise you to love you in good times and when
life seems harder. I promise you to share my hopes, thoughts and dreams."
Then she turned to took the ring from Hermione, her Matron of Honor, and
turned back to face the love of her life. " Just as this circle is
without end my love for you is eternal. With these ring, I thee wed."
Then Cornelius Fudge spoke again: "It’s my great pleasure to pronounce
you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride." And the audience seemed
to explode in cheers.
~Hours later at Ginny’s and Harry’s house…
Harry and Ginny lay side by side in their bed. Harry was playing with
her hair, whispering soft words into her ear. Suddenly Ginny jumped up,
leaving a rather puzzled Harry.
"I just want to show you something." Ginny smiled gently when
she reached the bed again. In her right hand was a green envelope.
"And what do you want to show me, Mrs. Potter?" Harry asked
her teasingly. Ginny handed him the envelope and when he opened it he
saw a Valentine’s card. The one which Harry had given her in her fifth
year. He looked into her eyes, even more puzzled.
"Why have you kept it?" Harry asked her, smiling interestedly.
"I have kept it because in that year and on that day I fell in love
with you," she whispered, as she wrapped her arms around him. "It
was the first time I ever loved someone, aside from my crushes. I knew
that if I gave you enough time you would come back to me." She smiled
knowingly. Harry held her closer and he whispered into her ear. "Tomorrow
we’ll start looking for the singing get-well card. I’m sure it must be
in one of these boxes.." He was silent when Ginny kissed him passionately.
"You wouldn’t dare.. " Ginny whispered, and both burst out
Disclaimer: Every character belongs to J.K. Rowling. I don’t own them.
And the song at the beginning belongs to Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.