I’m baack!! Or rather, Ginny’s back considering the fact that she’s the one narrating this to you all.
I’d love to tell you what inspired me to come back, but hey… spoilers 😉 Anyway, I’m sitting here with a bag of ice resting in the crook of my elbow, because I burned a giant stripe across it at work today. ‘It’ being the crook of my elbow, obviously, not the ice.
Ginny: Having Morrigan with me made most of life more bearable. She was a constant beacon of love and support, and it took me ages to stop the lurch of my heart every time I met her eyes. It still amazed me that she’d chosen to give up the comforts of home to join me on my soggy patch of land, especially during the cold and wet of fall.
Ginny: Despite that, life went on much the same as normal. The sun rose and set the same as it always did as the world continued to turn, unaware that a woman with pink hair had turned my relatively simple life completely upside down and made everything around me seem ten times more vibrant.
Ginny: With winter on the way, I spent a lot of time worry about what would happen to my garden and whether it was possible to save any of the plants before the frosts and snow set in.
Ginny: Not having any legitimate forms of transport was a pain, and though I knew I could probably take a taxi without causing myself too much trouble, I also didn’t really want to draw attention to my land. So, I still had to settle for jogging into town.
Ginny: I loved searching the junkyard for all the unwanted stuff. You never knew what you were going to find abandoned there, free for the taking.
Ginny: Morrigan spent an awful lot of time practising her speeches in the mirror. She wanted to be a CEO of a mega corporation, so she needed to be good at talking to people if she wanted to get anywhere. It was kind of fun to listen to her talking to herself for hours on end, but she mostly did it when I was out somewhere, so that we could spend as much time together as possible.
Morrigan: You know, you kind of smell.
Ginny: Good to know that your practicing is paying off, babe.
Ginny: I hadn’t really realised it, but between the two of us we’d collected quite a number of harvested veggies and fruits! I’d always been too scared to take them down to the grocer when I was a teenager, but now nobody was likely to recognise me and even if they did, I’m an adult and responsible for myself.
Ginny: We bought bikes with the money I’d been paid for all my produce, and as I cycled home I marvelled at just how much I’d come to love this strange little town. I’d love it a lot more if I had a house of my own, though!
Ginny: Fishing became the biggest money spinner after that, especially considering the fact that my garden was starting to freeze up. Morrigan really wanted to keep it alive for me, at least until winter really set in, but I was content to stay fishing all day long, even if it was sweaty and smelly work.
Ginny: The big catches made it all worth it, and between this and Morrigan’s job, I knew we’d be okay.
Morrigan: Do you ever think about your family? I know you were the youngest, so all your siblings will be grown up by now.
Ginny: Not really, and I doubt they think about me. It would be interesting to know who got the heirship; I gotta say my money’s on Luna. Remus was too quiet and all Harry cared about was fame and getting a girlfriend.
Morrigan: What did you care about?
Ginny: Nothing, I guess. Until now.
Morrigan: This fish is kind of gross.
Ginny: I know, sorry.
Morrigan: Teach me how to do it. I want to help you.
Ginny: Morrigan was a lot of help. I don’t know if she was doing it because she was bored or she wanted to, or out of some strange desire to please me, but I wasn’t going to complain! I was so lucky to have found her. Or rather, so lucky that she found me.
Ginny: Scraping the leaves was a desperately boring job, but one that had to be done for the good of the ground.
Ginny: At least we had each other, though.
Ginny: The only good thing about scraping leaves was the piles you made afterwards! I really don’t recommend jumping into them fresh, though, they’re wet and smelly.
Ginny: Hi! Oh… really? Um, if you’re sure, I guess? Okay then, I’ll meet you there soon? Bye!
Ginny: Adrian had invited me out on a date. I remembered that I’d never officially broken things off with him, but also that we’d not spoken for long enough that I assumed he’d taken the hint.
Ginny: He didn’t take it too well.
Ginny: But, it didn’t faze me, and I went straight back to my fishing. Gotta earn that money somehow!
Ginny: And I was getting really good.
Ginny: I also decided it was about time that I got a job. Fishing could only take me so far, and as Morrigan had a job, I didn’t want her to feel like she was the only one working hard for us. I’m sure she wouldn’t begrudge me for it, but I wanted to help her like she’d helped me.
That, and I was really ready to move into a house together.
Ginny: Guess what? I got a job!
Morrigan: That’s awesome, babe! But what about your fishing?
Ginny: Fishing isn’t going to make us money, and you work really hard all day, and I just wanted to do something to help return the favour. Besides, the job looks really fun.
Morrigan: I love you.
Ginny: I love you too.
Morrigan: But now you really need to teach me how to fish.
Ginny: It didn’t take long until she had the basics, and she was pretty good at it!
Ginny: There’d be a new house for us in no time.