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Ch. I: Breakfast

"Good morning Harry!" Hermione greeted as her best friend as he entered the Weasley kitchen with an exhausted Ron tailing behind him. "Good morning Ron!" She greeted her second best friend.

Harry smiled at her and exchanged good mornings with the Weasley family as he sat down for a scrumptious breakfast by the one and only Mrs. Weasley. Today was a standard fair of sunnyside up eggs and bacon in the shape of a smiley face.

Harry grinned. "Thank you, Mrs. Weasley," Harry said.

"Oh, of course dear." Mrs. Weasley answered then frowned. "Ronald! Chew with your mouth closed! Honestly!" Harry hid his grin.

The Twins exchanged a knowing look then turned to Harry and Hermione. "D'you want to go swimming today? Dad is taking out the pool for us to use." Fred said.

"It's going to be hot today-" George said.

"Well blimey mate, of course it's going to be hot," Fred interrupted. "It's summer!"

Hermione readily agreed. "Oh that sounds wonderful! Is there anything we can do to help?"

"You're awfully quiet there, Harry." Ron said, still chewing with his mouth open.

Harry blushed. "Oh it's nothing…I, er, don't have any swim trunks…" Harry hedged. That was not the true reason for Harry's distress.

Ron made a noise. "Mate, you have six of us with several pairs of swimming trunks between us that you could borrow."

Hermione started to roll her eyes and then settled on Harry's flushed face.
I wonder if Harry knows how to swim? And just doesn't want to look bad in front of the boys? She thought, concerned.

With that settled, everyone headed upstairs to help prepare for the day's swimming pool party.

"Harry," Hermione said as she caught Harry's wrist. Harry raised surprised eyebrows and indicated to Ron that he'd follow suit to Ron's room in a moment. Ron shrugged and went to look for some extra swim trunks for Harry.

"Do you not know how to swim?" Hermione asked gently.

"Uh…I mean sure, I know how to swim, Hermione." Harry said quickly. His face flushing. "I, uhm, and just not that good at it." Harry lied quickly.

Hermione smiled at him. "I'll stay close to you in the shallow end Harry." She offered.

Harry gave her a wan smile. "Thanks 'Mione." Harry said quietly. They exited to their respective shared room.

"What was all that about?" Ron demanded as Harry entered Ron's room. Fred and George were there to show Harry some choices from each of the boys' swim trunk collection.

"Oh, uh, she just wanted to know if I needed any, er, sunscreen." Harry said lamely. Fred and George exchanged a look.

"Mate?" Fred asked carefully. "Is there something you want to tell us?"

"Yeah, Harry," George said slowly. "We promise we won't laugh or anything."

"What are you two on about?" Ron demanded.

Harry blushed. "Oh, no, no of course not." Harry muttered.

The Twins gave a slow nod. "We'll see you lot outside then."