“Hey Gin have you seen Mabel anywhere?”
“She was laying on your bed last time I saw her I think, why?” The fiery redhead questioned her roommate, peaking over the top of her book to look up at the short blonde girl.
A look of surprise crossing her face for a moment when she took in what Luna was wearing. Ginny wasn’t surprised by Luna’s outfits anymore but this had been a particularly flashy one. A silver faux leather jacket, with fringe lining the sleeves which luna wore as a shirt, a fringe skirt, sparkly tights, and matching heels that were so tall she thought the pretty blonde might be towering over her if she stood up.
“I wanted you to take a picture of us for the quibbler, I’ve recently received messages from readers to add a fashion section, asking me what I wear in a week and where I get my inspiration. I don’t quite understand why what I wear is of any importance, but if it introduces new readers I suppose I could give it a try.” Luna explained in that airy voice of hers, Ginny couldn’t understand what any of that had to do with her cat though.
“I see, and why do you need Mabel?” Ginny asked genuinely curious at this point.
“Oh, because Mabel deserves a moment in the spot light don’t you think?” Luna asked completely seriously, tilting her head in question at the redhead.
Ginny had learned that after being roommates with Luna the past few years that she hardly ever cracked jokes, most of what the other girl said was in complete seriousness and that it confused her whenever someone laughed at her well thought out plans, Ginny couldn’t deny it did always work out in the end.
“Just as looney as you’ve always been lovegood.” Ginny sighed, smiling softly and walking towards the direction of their rooms to find Mabel.
Luna had admitted to Ginny one night that she hated the rude childhood nickname and Ginny had promised not to call her that ever again and made a silent vow to ruffle others feathers if she ever heard anyone call her that.
Luna however right after also admitted with a faint blush that she didn’t mind when the Gryffindor girl said it, in a way she knew it was out of fondness not spite or hatred. Ginny made a note of that and only called her looney in moments when she was particularly fond of the other girl.
Luna always smiled so widely when she heard Ginny say it, it made Ginny’s heart flutter, although she would never admit that.
A moment after she left, she had returned with Mabel in her arms. “You know it’s quite unfair that my cat seems to love you more.”
Luna giggled softly. “She loves us both equally.”
“and how do you know that?” Ginny asked, walking over to hand Mabel to Luna and rummage around for the camera.
“She told me of course.” Luna replied, petting the small calico cat in her arms.
“She told you? Like spoke to you?” Ginny questioned, still rumaging around. “Where’s that bloody camera..?
"Yes with her eyes.” Luna nodded affirmatively to herself, walking over to a shelf and grabbing the camera, Mabel still wrapped up in her arms. “Here you go.”
Ginny looked up from looking through an old trunk, grabbing the camera gently from Luna’s hand. “Thank you.”
The redhead was never not astounded by the ferociously cool, unigue, outrageous, gentle girl in front of her and sometimes she wished she could not be.
“Well let’s do a photo shoot!” Ginny shouted, trying to ignore the way her heart tightened in her chest just at the excited look on the blondes face. God she was screwed.
“Are you ready for movie night? Luna asked Ginny as she walked into the kitchen her knee-high sock clad feet not making a sound as she walked, making Ginny jump and turn around.
"As always!” Ginny replied cheerfully, continuing to pull the premade snacks out of the fridge. Luna noticed she remembered the watermelon gummies that Harry had introduced to the magical girl back in 4th year, Luna had been obsessed with them ever since and Ginny made sure to get them every week for movie night. “Draco and Harry should be here any minute, and Ron and Hermione. Apparently their all coming together tonight.” Ginny explained.
As if on cue there was a knock on their door. “I’ll get it!” Luna smiled happily, running to get the door.
Harry and Draco entered first, with Hermione and Ron not far behind. They all exchanged greetings as they walked into the kitchen to greet Ginny as well.
“So whats the movie for tonight?” Harry asked, as he and Draco sat cuddled up on the big arm chair, Ron and Hermione opposite them on the love seat, and Ginny and Luna sat close but not touching on the big couch.
“I thought we could watch a horror movie since it’s October, I’ve picked it out already if that’s alright with everyone.” Luna suggested, looking around at everyone. Heads we’re nodded in agreement, but Ron spoke up soon after.
“As long as it’s alright with Gin, she used to be scared of bloody everything when she was little.” Ron chuckled, teasing his little sister.
“Shove off Ron.” Ginny grumbled, giving her brother the finger.
Luna lent over to whisper in the other girls ear. “It’s alright I’ll protect you.”
Ginny’s freckly face burned, she was happy they had already turned off all the lights. “Thank you Luna.” Ginny whispered back, hesitating for a moment before grabbing the other girls hand in hers, keeping her eyes on the film the entire time, to scared to see Lunas reaction. However when a jumpscare happened Luna only tightened their shared embrace and Ginny’s smile was worth everything in that moment.
Luna couldn’t tell if the rapid beating of her heart was because of Ginny’s hand clutched in hers or the horror movie. She supposed deep down it was the former option.
Months had passed with soft moments that could be construed as silent “I love you’s” between the two girls, but they both had been to afraid to say anything to one another.
Until one night Ginny had cracked. She had had a particularly bad quidditch practice, almost being knocked off her broom multiple times and being yelled at by their couch even more times then that.
When the tired girl arrived home, Luna had been sat at the kitchen table, glasses on and her usually done up with miscellaneous items braided into her hair, was now up in a very messy bun. Ginny had to admit she quite liked the sight in front of her.
However when Luna looked up at the redhead a smile falling onto her face when she realized she was home was instantly wiped clean when she realized the state of the other girl.
“Oh dear.” and at those simple words Ginny broke.
“I’ve had a bad day looney.” Ginny whispered, her voice cracking.
“I know love.” Luna whispered, standing up and hugging her friend. Ginny clung to the shorter girl.
“Why don’t I draw you a bath and you can tell me about it?” Luna suggested when she pulled away, gently wiping Ginny’s tears.
Ginny simply nodded.
When the bath was done and Ginny had striped down and climbed in bubbles tickling her skin, Luna sat on the floor outside of the tub, her knees pulled up to her chest as she leaned against the wall.
The two just stared at each other in a comfortable silence for a few moments, allowing each other see one another in quite a vulnerable way. Ginny was naked in front of the other girl, and Luna was naked in a way as well, no makeup, no wacky outfit, hair out of sorts acne clear and glasses slightly askew on her pretty pale face.
“Thank you.” Ginny began quietly, not wanting to interrupt the nice atmosphere they had built between each other, the coziness of the small dimly lit bathroom.
“Mmhm” Luna hummed absentmindedly, tracing the freckles on Ginny’s shoulder with her eyes.
“I think I’m in love with you.” Ginny said quietly again after a pause. Lunas eyes immediately snapped up to Ginny’s.
“Say that again.” Luna whispered.
“I think I’m in love with you.” Ginny stated louder this time.
In one moment Luna was leaned against the wall, and next she was kissing Ginny full force on the lips leaning over the side of the tub, her hands tangled up in flashes of red.
When they pulled apart both girls were breathless, smiles gracing their faces. “Im in love with you too.” Luna smiled brightly, grabbing Ginny’s hand in hers.
“Good.” Ginny laughed the smile never leaving. “Since we’re mutually in love would you mind grabbing me a towel?” Ginny asked politely.
“Yeah I’ll be right back.” Luna agreed standing up, not realizing her hand was still locked in Ginny’s, immediately falling into the water and onto Ginny’s lap, water splashing about everywhere and the two girls laughing hysterically.
“Well we are disasters.” Ginny got out in between laughs.
“At least we’re disasters together.” Luna smiled.
Ginny nodded in agreement. “Disasters together.”
Y'all linny is so cute they warm my heart!!!!!! I love writing sweet girlfriends 🥺🥺 I hope you liked and that this had enough mutual pining for you! Not a lot of angst or really any bc I’m kinda in a lovely dovey mood 😉 but I hope this was good friend! As always all my love!