June passed quickly and before we knew it July was drawing to an end, it hadn't gone unnoticed that Ron and Hermione had been spending a lot of time together, more than usual, but without Harry, which is always odd. They had all distanced each other since the end of the war, but the trio were just as close as ever, if not more so. This raised questions as to why Harry wasn't spending the time with them that he would usually. I could tell he was hiding something, because I knew him so well, however good an actor he may be, I could always tell if he wasn't telling me everything. However, whatever he was hiding this time didn't seem to serious, in fact he seemed to find it quite funny so I let it be for a bit longer, trying to work out a way to get it out of him, I had my suspicions it involved my brother and Hermione, so I told George and we got to work with some of George's gadgets from the joke shop, although, Harry soon twigged on and ensured that everything we were planning to use mysteriously vanished.
On the 30th July, the day before Harry's 18th birthday, we agreed to a day out, to celebrate Harry's birthday early. I found it hard to believe that it was this time last year he was about to head off on his mission that I wasn't allowed to know anything about, no one ever expected things to change this much in a year. We decided to go to a muggle theme park, this way, Harry would not be recognised and we didn't have to worry about magical happenings. We all dressed in muggle clothes and set off. Mum and Dad baled at the last minute, and everyone else was working so it ended up being just Ron, Harry, Hermione and I.
I ensured that I kept a close eye on the other two when Harry and I were spending time together, it was the best day we'd had in a long time, it ended up being just us most of the time as Ron would drag Hermione off on another ride holding hands and laughing, that's when I worked out what the big secret was. I giggled to myself and told Harry I knew, they both looked so happy it was hard not to smile at them, when we met up for a final drink before we headed home I questioned them as to how long they been together, they both awkwardly looked at each other before laughing again, I never actually got an answer, but I knew they were official, and I think that's when they realised they were an actual couple too.
Once we found a secluded spot away from all muggles who could see, we apparate back home and I couldn't help but break the news to the family for them. Although annoyed at me to start, which Harry and I thought was hilarious, I think they were relieved it was out in the open and that they were able to finally show affection to each other in front of everyone, which Harry felt very uncomfortable with, as they were his two best friends, but I soon made him forget.
This gave Ron and I a chance to corner mum and convince her to swap our rooms around, so Harry could sleep in mine and Hermione in Ron's, she had obviously seen this coming and had thought up a very good retaliation to this, but mum has never been able to say no to me, so after 3 hours’ worth of chores and yet another hour of deliberating and going through a rule list, the swap was done. Finally, I could spend all the time in the world with Harry, and more to the point, play pranks on him in the morning without having to disturb Ron.
It was also just in time for Harry's birthday, if you get what I mean.