Marvin and Tammi
Potter was having the worst time of his life at work. Since the downfall of
Lord Voldemort, things had become oddly chaotic at the Ministry, where he and
his best friend Ron Weasley worked. They were partners in the Law Enforcement bracket
and had to deal with stressful loads of paperwork, due to the capture and
surrender of most of Lord Voldemort’s supporters. This kept both men at the
office until the wee hours of morn.
and Ginny Weasley were patient with their husbands. Both of them understood the
demands of the job and didn’t hold it against them. Actually, it gave Ginny
free time to visit her sister-in-law and spend time with her favorite niece,
had so much free time suddenly that she had decided to show Ginny what being a
Muggle was all about. It was very interesting to Ginny, and she couldn’t wait
to learn more and more. She, Hermione, and six-year-old Kaitlyn went to see
movies, went to a shopping mall, listened to Muggle music on the radio, went to
museums where the pictures remained still, and sometimes they even rode in
horse drawn carriages. Ginny was having trouble taking it all in. Muggles
really were fascinating.
Ginny found that her niche in the Muggle world was with the music. She was
absolutely captivated by the music she heard on the radio. She particularly
loved what Hermione liked to affectionately call ‘the oldies.’
had gotten her a Muggle stereo which played tapes and… CDs… Is that what she
called them? She had tons of them now and loved to play around with her stereo.
She had plenty of time to do that at night when Harry wasn’t around.
Harry was determined that night to get his work done. He had to get home and
spend time with Ginny… he was gone so much he hardly remembered what she looked
like. Smiling in spite of himself, he finished the last of the piece of
paperwork he was writing and then crammed all of the work into the desk.
looked up suddenly. “Are you leaving?”
have to get out of here, Ron,” Harry complained. “I forgot my wife’s name.”
shut up, you know it’s Ginny,” he responded distractedly.
need to get out of here too, mate,” Harry said, removing Ron’s cloak from the
edge of his chair and throwing it on top of his head.
brushed it away absently. “But this report…”
about your wife? What about your daughter?”
blinked. “I have a daughter?”
smiled. “Are you coming with me or what?”
best friend smiled, pulling his jacket on. “Yes. And I’m taking a day off.”
me tell Hermione first,” he said, walking out of the office into the lounge, no
doubt going to let her know via Mobile Floo. Harry took his glasses off and
cleaned the smudges from the outside, waiting for Ron. Once the redhead emerged
from the lounge, smiling brightly, he knew it was time to leave.
trust everything went well?” Harry asked, unable to contain a grin.
she’s even going to let Kaitlyn stay up late so we can all spend some time
Harry beamed at his friend as they mounted their brooms and sped off into the
night sky. “She’ll without a doubt tell Ginny we’re on our way home, right?”
my Hermione… it’s unquestionable.”
was busy cooking herself the same thing she had been eating every night. Ever
since Harry’s work kept him late, she had cooked very basic meals alone at the
fire. She poured her soup into a bowl and walked into the living room. She set
the bowl on the coffee table and retreated to her room to grab one of her
a different sound was coming from the living room and Ginny dashed back out.
GINNY! WHERE ARE YOU?”
was Hermione’s voice and as Ginny entered the living room, she saw Hermione’s
head floating in the flames. She saw Ginny and smiled widely. “GUESS WHAT?”
What happened? Is Kaitlyn okay? Is Ron all right?”
course, of course! Everything’s fine!” Hermione said, her head bouncing in and
out of the flames. She appeared to be dancing or something. Ginny frowned in
then what’s going on?”
just heard from Ron! You’ll never believe this!”
don’t you just tell me before I have to hex it out of you?”
okay. Well, Ron said that Harry got frustrated tonight and just decided to come
straight home. He convinced Ron to take a whole day off tomorrow. GINNY! A
face lit up instantly. “Harry’s coming home tonight? At nine? A decent hour?
And then he’s spending a whole day with me? Are you serious?”
They should be home any minute. Just thought I should let you know. They’ve
been taking a beating at work these past few days. I guess they need a break.”
was only half listening at this point. The wheels in her head were turning and
she was studying the CD in her hand. “Thanks for telling me, Hermione. I think
Harry’s going to enjoy his night off.”
don’t forget his day as well!” Hermione said, and with a flicker, she was gone.
dismounted his broomstick outside the familiar and comfortable house he shared
with his beautiful wife. He put the broom away and stepped into the house. Just
as he was about to shout to Ginny that he was home, he heard a strange pounding
coming from the living room. It sounded like music. And then a man’s voice.
baby,” he heard and then he saw Ginny appear in the hallway. Harry jumped
back a bit. She was singing… or mouthing the words. “Ain’t no mountain high,
ain’t no valley low, ain’t no river wide enough baby.”
began to dance around, her flaming red hair flowing behind her. This time it
was a woman’s voice. “If you need me call me, no matter where you are, no
matter how far.” She danced up closer to Harry and mouthed, “Don’t worry
baby. Just call my name, I’ll be there in a hurry, you don’t have to worry.”
at this point, she started to go all out, waving her arms in the air according
to the lyrics of the music. “Cause baby there ain’t no mountain high enough,
ain’t no valley low enough, ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting
to you babe.”
smiled mischievously at Harry, getting close to him, grabbing him by his undone
tie, and pulling him into the hallway with her, mouthing the words all the way.
“Remember the day, I set you free? I told you you could always count on me
darling. From that day on, I made a vow, I’ll be there when you want me someway
had reached the living room and Harry watched Ginny in delight as she went all
out, spinning around him. All he could do was watch her beautiful red hair spin
out behind her. “Cause baby there ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no
valley low enough, ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from getting to you
this point, all Harry could do was laugh. He watched his adorable wife spin
around him. She got close to him and pulled his tie off of his neck, throwing
it on the ground. She did a semi-seductive dance in front of him and sang the
next words to the song. “No winters cold can stop me baby. No, no baby,
cause you are my own. If you’re ever in trouble I’ll be there on the double.
Just send news for me oh baby!” She danced away from him, smiling all the
love is alive, way down in my heart, although we are miles apart. If you ever
need a helping hand, I’ll be there on the double, just as fast as I can. Don’t
you know that there,” Ginny had begun to spin toward Harry and grabbed his
hands, making him do the motions to the song. “Ain’t no mountain high
enough, ain’t no valley low enough, ain’t no river wide enough to keep me from
getting to you babe.”
smile felt like it was going to split across his face. He suddenly couldn’t
resist Ginny. He wrapped his arms around her and pulled her in tightly. Tears
had suddenly sprung to his eyes while the last words of the song rang in their
He looked down into Ginny’s wonderful brown eyes. She was
crying as well. “I’m glad you’re home,” she whispered, pressing her forehead to
only whispered quietly into her ear, “I love you, J.”