He's The Only One

Ginny falls for Harry when she's just 10 years old, but how does this develop throughout Hogwarts, and beyond?

*I'm aware that Harry and Ron never returned to Hogwarts after the battle, but for the sake of this story i have twisted some areas of the story to make better reading and a better story line*


41. Yet Another Mystery

I did eventually drift off at some point in the night, how I don't know but the mass lack of sleep had gotten to me. I awoke to voices, soft familiar voices, everyone had returned, everyone was safe!

I climbed out of bed to go and see everyone, and thank them really, everyone smiled as I walked into the room, my brothers still looked protectively at me as I went around and thanked them all individually, before making my way up to the hospital wing where Harry had been resting, I wanted to speak to him, have a proper conversation now he was back, I just hoped he was strong enough.

I stepped through the door, looked around only to find the bed Harry was occupying was now empty, and made up ready for the next patient. I wandered through the wing hoping he had just moved beds or something simple. When he was nowhere to be seen, I started panicking once again, how could we have been stupid enough to leave him on his own overnight? I was sure Madam Pomfrey wouldn't have released him yet, would she? Taking this into consideration I went to find her and ask, just in case there was something to worry about, with any luck Harry would have just felt better and gone to find everyone. I knocked on her door and when there was no reply, I tried the handle, it was locked. I simply chanted 'alohomora' whilst pointing my wand at the lock, the door clicked open and I stepped in.

At first there was nothing to see, just some half-finished potions simmering on the side and some cream pots waiting to be refilled. The room smelt chemically clean and really wasn't pleasant, I stepped in further in the hope to see Poppy, I called out for her but there was no reply, I knew there was a store cupboard at the back of her office so I boldly stepped over to the door and attempted to open it. This door was locked too, so I used the same charm as I did on the other door and successfully opened it. Much to my surprise the store cupboard was huge, much larger than I expected it to be, it seemed to be in the shape of a large 'L' I called out once more, but again no reply, I strained to listen but couldn't hear anything. I had this urge to look around the corner into the areas of the room I couldn't see, I had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, I raised my wand and slowly sidestepped to the corner, ensuring I was keeping an eye out, my to my horror and disbelief, the sight I saw took my breath away.

The room wasn't just a simple 'L' shape, there was a lot more to it than that, but that wasn't what shocked me, the sight I had to behold was infuriating, and damn right disgusting. Madam Pomfrey was attached to the far wall, looking dreadful, she had obviously been cursed so she couldn't make a noise, I could see the pain in the eyes, and when she saw me, the relief. I ran over to her and released her immediately, there was nothing to her, and she was incredibly pale and looked like she had been in this state for a while. Unable to answer questions, I didn't really know what to do. I told her that I'd be back with someone one that knows what they’re doing, maybe being able to undo this curse that appeared to be stopping her from talking. I told her what I was going to do and where I was going, I let her back into her supply's office so she could take any potions she needed before I headed back to the dorm. My mind was once again full of questions, I hadn't had a week this bad since Voldemort was coming back to power, and how had it all gone wrong again? I had everything crossed that Harry would, for any reason, be back with the family, if he was there, he was safe, I had nothing to worry about. My legs were tiring but I wouldn't stop running. I forgot how big the castle was. Finally, I reached the Gryffindor common room where we were staying. I burst through the portrait hole, and much to my shock, there was only one person in there, that one person appeared to be, although I couldn't trust anyone as to who they were at the moment, Harry. I ran over and hugged him, he stiffened, which was unusual, before he embraced me in his arms and started crying. I asked him a couple of questions, and after confirming he was the real Harry, relaxed. I completely forgot why I came up here. Until he eventually asked, "why did you come in such a rush?" Then I remembered. I explained everything and he looked horrified, he said he'd left this morning as he couldn't find anyone and felt better, he wanted to surprise me. The corners of my lips twitched upwards, but smiling in such a situation was hard. I grabbed his hand and ran down to the great hall where the others were supposedly having breakfast, to get more help. They were all equally shocked and disturbed by the news, and before long we had a powerful group of people to come and help. I lead them up to the infirmary to attend to Poppy, at least she was safe now, the only question was, who had put her there, and why?

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