"There he is, Mom, there he is, look!" It was Ginny Weasley, Ron's younger sister, but she wasn't pointing at Ron. "Harry Potter!" she squealed. "Look, Mom! I can see -- " "Be quiet, Ginny, and it's rude to point." - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, p. 308
On the third landing, a door stood ajar. Harry just caught sight of a pair of bright brown eyes staring at him before it closed with a snap.
"Ginny," said Ron. "You don't know how weird it is for her to be this shy. She never shuts up normally." - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, p. 40
The moment she saw Harry, Ginny accidentally knocked her porridge bowl to the floor with a loud clatter. Ginny seemed very prone to knocking things over whenever Harry entered a room. She dived under the table to retrieve the bowl and emerged with her face glowing like the setting sun. - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, p. 43
"Right," said Ron, who looked extremely put out, "this is getting
stupid. Ginny, you can go with Harry, and I'll just -- "
"I can't," said Ginny, and she went scarlet too. "I'm going with -- with Neville. He asked me when Hermione said no, and I thought . . . well . . . I'm not going to be able to go otherwise, I'm not in fourth year." She looked extremely miserable. "I think I'll go and have dinner," she said, and she got up and walked off to the portrait hole, her head bowed. - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, p. 401
Harry looked around; there was Ginny running toward him; she had a hard, blazing look in her face as she threw her arms around him. And without thinking, without planning it, without worrying about the fact that fifty people were watching, Harry kissed her. After several long moments -- or it might have been half an hour -- or possibly several sunlit days -- they broke apart. - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, p. 533
The fact that Harry Potter was going out with Ginny Weasley seemed to interest a great number of people, most of them girls, yet Harry found himself newly and happily impervious to gossip over the next few weeks. After all, it made a very nice change to be talked about because of something that was making him happier than he could remember being for a very long time, rather than because he had been involved in horrific scenes of Dark Magic. - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, p. 535
"I never really gave up on you," she said. "Not really. I always hoped.... Hermione told me to get on with life, maybe go out with some other people, relax a bit around you, because I never used to be able to talk if you were in the room, remember? And she thought you might take a bit more notice if I was a bit more -- myself."
"Smart girl, that Hermione," said Harry, trying to smile. "I just wish I'd asked you sooner. We could've had ages...months...years maybe."
"But you've been too busy saving the Wizarding world," said Ginny, half laughing. "Well...I can't say I'm surprised. I knew this would happen in the end. I knew you wouldn't be happy unless you were hunting Voldemort. Maybe that's why I like you so much." - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, p. 647
And then she was kissing him as she never had before, and Harry was kissing her back, and it was blissful oblivion, better than firewhisky; she was the only real thing in the world, Ginny, the feel of her, one hand at her back and one in her long, sweet-smelling hair... - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, p. 116
"The plan was, which I really hope I fulfilled, is that the reader, like Harry, would gradually discover Ginny as pretty much the ideal girl for Harry. She's tough, not in an unpleasant way, but she's gutsy. He needs to be with someone who can stand the demands of being with Harry Potter, because he's a scary boyfriend in a lot of ways. He's a marked man. I think she's funny, and I think that she's very warm and compassionate. These are all things that Harry requires in his ideal woman.Harry and Ginny are real soul mates. They're both very strong and very passionate. That's their connection, and they're remarkable together."- J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter first crossed paths with Ginny Weasley as he was boarding the Hogwarts express, on his first year to Hogwarts. Though they did not speak to eachother, Ginny was immediately in awe of having met the infamous "Boy Who Lived."
In the summer preceeding Harry's second year at Hogwarts, he stayed for a short while at the Weasley home, where he formally met Ginny for the first time. Around Harry, Ginny became suddenly and increasingly shy - for she had quickly become enamored with him.
At the end of the school year, Harry saved Ginny in the nick of time from Tom Riddle's diary - a cursed book which contained a piece of Lord Voldemort's soul. Ginny admired Harry now more than ever - though he remained fairly obvlious to her feelings.
In the following years, Harry and Ginny remain aquantainces, mostly because of Harry's close friendship with her brother, Ron. Unbeknownst to Harry, Ginny continued to love him from afar, following the advice of their mutual friend, Hermione. She resolved to relax and act more like herself around Harry, in the hopes that she would one day capture his heart.
It didn't take long for this to occur. In Harry's 6th year (and Ginny's 5th), Harry began to have feelings for Ginny. He grew jealous of her then-boyfriend, Dean Thomas, and urged himself to get over Ginny, as to not harm his friendship with Ron. He was not able to hold out for very long, however - for after a victorious Quidditch match, Harry finally expressed his true feelings for Ginny by kissing her in front of a room full of people - including Ron.
They dated happily for a few months, their only regret having not done so sooner. However, after the murder of headmaster Albus Dumbledore towards the end of the school year, Harry broke things off with Ginny in order to keep her out of harms way, for Lord Voldemort would go at any length to destroy anything that Harry held dear.
After Harry finally conquered Voldemort once and for all, he and Ginny happily rejoined, and were eventually married. Together, they have three children: James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna.Despite the hardships that they had struggled over the years, the family has a happy ending - for after the demise of Voldemort, truly "all was well."
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