“Why do they have to move in packs?” Harry asked UGGS Clearance Ron as a dozen or so girls walked past them, s******ing and staring at Harry. “How're you supposed to get one on their own to ask them?”
“Lasso one?” Ron suggested. “Got any idea who you're going to try?”
Harry didn't answer. He knew perfectly well whom he'd like to ask, but working up the nerve was something else.…Cho was a year older than he was; she was very pretty; she was a very good Quidditch player, and she was also UGG Boots Clearance very popular.
Ron seemed to know what was going on inside Harry's head.
“Listen, you're not going to have any trouble. You're a champion. You've just beaten a Hungarian Horntail. I bet they'll be queuing up to go with you.”
In tribute to their recently repaired friendship, Ron had kept the bitterness in his voice to a bare minimum. Moreover, to Harry's amazement, he turned out to be quite right.
A curly-haired third-year Hufflepuff girl to whom Harry had never spoken UGG Boots Clearance in his life asked him to go to the ball with her the very next day. Harry was so taken aback he said no before he'd even stopped to consider the matter. The girl walked off looking rather hurt, and Harry had to endure Dean's, Seamus's, and Ron's taunts about her all through History of Magic. The following day, two more girls asked him, a second year and (to his horror) a fifth year who looked as though she might knock uggs for kids him out if he refused.
“She was quite good-looking,” said Ron fairly, after he'd stopped laughing.
“She was a foot taller than me,” said Harry, still unnerved. “Imagine what I'd look like trying to dance with her.”
Hermione's words about Krum kept coming back to him. “They only like him because he's famous!” Harry doubted very much if any of the girls who had asked to be his partner so far would have wanted to go to the ball with him uggs for kids if he hadn't been a school champion. Then he wondered if this would bother him if Cho asked him.
On the whole. Harry had to admit that even with the embarrassing prospect of opening the ball before him, life had definitely improved since he had got through the first task. He wasn't attracting nearly as much unpleasantness in the corridors anymore, which he suspected had a lot to do with Cedric - he had an idea Cedric might have told the Kids UGGS On Sale Hufflepuffs to leave Harry alone, in gratitude for Harry's tip-off about the dragons. There seemed to be fewer Support Cedric Diggory! badges around too. Draco Malfoy, of course, was still quoting Rita Skeeter's article to him at every possible opportunity, but he was getting fewer and fewer laughs out of it - and just to heighten Harry's feeling of well-being, no story about Hagrid had appeared in the Daily Prophet.