Chapter One- In Which We Learn What A Chagall-button Is
Hermione and Ron are in their flat, Hermione is thinking about Harry and Ginny's recent break-up. "Harry is really upset over Ginny."
"Let's throw a party!"
"What a good idea! That will definitely cheer up Harry."
"Uh, yeah cause that was why I want one," Ron says, he obviously did not suggest a party for that reason.
Harry arrives at Hermione and Ron's expecting a nice dinner with just the two of them; he is very surprised as he walks through the door and sees many people from Hogwarts.
"Hello, Harry!" Luna Lovegoode shouts happily from across the room, "So glad you could make it."
"Er...Hello Luna. Wasn't expecting anyone other than Ron and Hermione."
"Oh, really?" Luna cocks her head to one side, "Neville is also here, and so is Cho Chang."
Harry walks into the room and decides to sit on the unoccupied ottoman. He takes the ottoman from in front of Neville and drags it across the floor to the other side of the room, near the door. As if he was ready to make a break for it if need be. He sits on top of the seat and looks around at everyone, Hermione and Cho sharing the love seat, Ron sitting in a dining room chair backwards, Neville in the deep red armchair, and Luna sitting on the floor amid the circle of friends.
"Don't try to cheer me up, I am not in the mood."
"Harry, take your happy pills and shut up!" Ron says in an annoyed voice
"I don't wanna be dependent on anything."
"But it's so much fun!"
"Did you know that the Chagall-button is just like the pygmy-puff but smaller, it can fit in your hand, and they only come in black," Luna pipes in with a smile. An awkward silence follows her statement.
"Anyone want to play truth or day?" Hermione asks, just to fill the silence. Everyone agrees except Neville who is confused.
"What's that?" he asks.
"Pick truth or dare," Hermione commands him.
"What happens when I pick one?"
"If you pick truth then you have to answer a question and when you pick dare you have to do what ever I say."
"I'll go with truth."
"Okay then, what's your favorite muggle thing?"
"I like using microwaves, they're nifty."
"I tried that once, it burst in to flames," Ron adds with a chuckle.
"Did you put metal in it?" Hermione asks.
"You're not suppose to do that!"
"No, Ron," Hermione laughs.
"Stupid muggles," Ron mutters.
"Ron, truth or dare?" Neville asks.
"Dare, cause I don't wanna answer a stupid question."
"Okay, Ron go suck on Luna's-"
"Whoa! Stop right there!" Cho exclaims.
"What? I was gonna say thumb."
"Hermione? Can I suck on Luna's thumb?"
"If you must," Hermione turns her head, "Go on ahead."
"Okay," Luna says as she hops up from the floor, she takes the two steps to reach him and shoves her thumb into his mouth. She starts to giggle, "Hermione, is Ron's tongue always so warm?"
Ron chokes at Luna's words and removes his mouth from her thumb. Cho just laughs.
"Harry, truth or dare?"
"I'll take dare, because I don't wanna talk about my feelings."
"Take off a piece of clothing." Harry removes his sweater.
"Oh, so hard Ron."
"I hate you Harry! Why don't you wear robes any more?"
"Because I'm a guy, and I don't wear dresses. And robes are like dresses, and only girls wear them, and I'm not a girl! I'm not!"
"Wow, some one has problems about his sexuality," Cho laughs.
"Fine then Cho, truth or dare?"
"Don't I have a say?" Neville asks, as his face gets redder.
"No," Hermione tells him.
Cho unfolds her legs and gets up. She kneels over Neville and kisses him on the cheek.
"That doesn't count Cho!" Ron is annoyed, again.
"Luna truth or dare?"
"I'll go with truth. I have nothing to hide."
"Are you still a virgin?"
"No, I am not. I love people." Luna giggles.
Ron becomes scarlet and embarrassed.
"Hermione, what would you like to do?"
"I'll go with truth."
"Can you see the thestrals?"
"I can now." Both Ron and Harry look down, sadly, Ron now a normal color. "Ron, your turn."
"What were you and Harry talking about earlier this week?"
"When was that?"
"The other day, when I walked in and said, 'Hello Harry!' and asked what you were talking about, you both answered nothing and then Harry apparted away."
"Oh, er can't I tell you later?"
"How 'bout in private?"
"No, here, now."
"Er...can I not?"
"No, you have to. It's truth."
"Hermione just let him tell you later," Harry intervenes
"Uh, no!" Hermione is starting to get annoyed.
"Just be patient. He'll tell when he's ready."
"No ,I don't wanna be patient! Tell me now!"
"Fine! I'm scared!" Ron shouts.
"About what?" Hermione's voice softens.
"You leaving me!" Ron is still upset about her prying.
"Why, would you think that?"
"Because it happened to Harry and Ginny. Then seemed fine, and now they're not."
"I'm not Ginny!"
"Yeah, but they were so close! But now they're aren't. Harry's over there drowning in depression and Ginny's probably off some where kissing Dean or some other stupid git!"
"Thanks Ron, that makes me feel a lot better."
"No problem Harry, it's what mates do."
"Ron, I won't leave you," Hermione says.
"Good, Harry we're still on for buying that one thing next weekend right?"
"Shopping for what?" Hermione asks.
"That's another question, so I don;t have to answer. Cho, pick one"
"Cho come here," once Cho leans over towards him, Ron whispers into her ear.
"Okay," Cho answer's happily and takes Harry by the hand towards one of the bedrooms. Once the door closes Ron says,
"They're not coming out soon."