There is pride and there is love. Ginny always thought that the two couldn't exist together, but to be in love really means to have something to be proud of. Before she was always watching, searching for a perfection that was worth putting on to paper, but after the war ends and a strange run in with Narcissa Malfoy, she is forced to reevaluate everything around her. Life is messy, time is an impassive judge, and love changes all but that.
Category: Long and Completed
Rating: Sorta Naughty
Characters: Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley, Narcissa Malfoy
Compliant with: OotP and below
Era: Hogwarts-era, Past AU
Genres: Drama, Romance
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes
Series: None

Chapters: 4 | Word count: 28536 | Read count: 13496 | Published: Jul 06, 2012 | Updated: Jul 20, 2012
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Story notes: Originally written for the 2008 D/G Fic Exchange for sweetproserpina!
Winner for Best Kiss

I might call this canon-ish, but really it's just AU. It pretty much disregards the major plot points involving Draco in the sixth and seventh books, though not the story entirely. It's a fluffy Hogwarts romance, though, so we shall call it artistic license.

Since 2008 (and yeah — I did need all four of those years) I haven't changed this story much, but I have tidied it up. That being said, if you catch any typos, grammar errors, etc please let me know!

1. Part 1 (Reviews - 8) 6119 words



2. Part 2 (Reviews - 3) 7280 words



3. Part 3 (Reviews - 2) 7750 words



4. Part 4 (Reviews - 3) 7387 words