Much to all of our surprise, on august 12th we all got letters from Hogwarts. Having been expecting to have to wait a year for it to be rebuilt, the letter said otherwise. Mine read:
"Miss Ginevra Weasley,
We are writing to inform you that Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has been rebuilt and is undergoing final decoration touches at this moment in time. We are delighted to invite you to come back to study at Hogwarts for your final year of education. All students who didn't get to sit their NEWTS last year due to unforeseen circumstances will also be welcomed back.
Please respond as soon as possible so we know who to send out book lists and badges to regarding prefects and Quidditch captains.
Head Mistress, Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry"
I replied almost immediately stating that I would be delighted to return to Hogwarts for my final year.
Hermione also replied almost immediately as she was desperate to return to complete her NEWTS, this just left a question over Harry and Ron, everyone knew harry could get a job doing almost anything without even being interviewed, as for Ron, we all knew how hard he found school work, but at the same time he didn't want to let Mum and Dad down, Harry replied asking to speak to Professor McGonagall, as I believe his letter was different anyway, but he refused to show me, Ron then replied stating that he would return, however this reason was mainly made due to the fact Hermione was going, and he had nothing else to do at home.
The next day Harry headed off to Hogwarts and we all waited in anticipation for him to return and tell us the outcome. We were soon distracted by three barn owls tapping on the window, I rushed over and opened it, it was Hogwarts replying saying they were delighted to hear that we would be returning, followed by our book list.
Two badges also slipped out of my envelope as I opened it, one with 'P' stating I was a prefect, this made mum extremely happy, 5 out of 7 of her children had now been prefects at Hogwarts, and another badge, with a 'C' inscribed on it. Both badges were Red with Gold trim in the shape in of a shield. The second badge started that I was Captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team - I couldn't have been happier, and couldn't wait for Harry to get home so I could tell him the news!
Ron was also a prefect again, and Hermione, much to her delight had been made Head Girl, and to be honest, I don't think it could have gone to a more worthy person. It was weird thinking I was going to be in the same year as them, although a whole year younger.
Harry soon returned, and seemed to know the contents the letters before we did, he congratulated us all and we had a big celebratory supper. Mum invited the whole family and one too many drinks were had by all. I was still to get to the bottom of what Harry was doing next year though. He told me that he would not be returning to Hogwarts, but looked very pleased with himself once this was said, and I got the feeling everyone else knew something I didn't. I shrugged it off and carried on having a good time, looking forward to the prospect of going back to school, (without being tortured) but I couldn't help but worry already how much I was going to miss Harry.
I woke up the next morning lying next to Harry, fairly unaware of the previous night’s events, and with a very sore head. Once I got out of bed I saw a pile of both our clothes on the floor I put two and two together, and although I didn't remember much, I did have vague recollection on being on top of Harry at one point. I tiptoed to the bath room to have a shower, praying that no one heard what was happening last night.