Luna… she doesn’t change much, she never does, she’s like quite settled in herself but she becomes part of the group this time. She was in the last one but people were just more hesitant to accept her because she was always, looked as the kind of spaced out, the weird one but now Harry, he doesn’t care so much what people think and he’s – yeah, he’s happy to have her as a friend and he values her as a friend. She’s really just happy that she finally has some friends that she can depend on.
—  —evanna lynch
Moonlight: A harry and Luna story--Chapter 5

Months passed. Luna saw Ron and Hermione leaving Harry at the Astronomy tower. It was their last day at Hogwarts after Dumbledore’s death. Hermione and Ron gave her an encouraging smile and she returned it to them.. She then continued walking up to Harry who was looking far and away.

She put a hand on her shoulder.

"Hey," Harry said as he faced her.

Harry took a deep breath. “Snape,” He said, “How could he? Dumbledore trusted him.” Harry was crying once more, “I..can’t..I’m…He’s gone.”

"He’s not really gone, you know?" Luna told him, "Like your godfather. Like my mother."

"But he’s Dumbledore…He shouldn’t have died."

"Death will come get all of us, Harry," Luna said, "But we’re still here. We’re still alive. And Dumbledore still will look after you. I know."

"He’s getting stronger," Harry said, "Voldemort."

Luna nodded her head, “But you’re still stronger than him.”

"But if Dumbledore died—"

"It’s not your fault," Luna said, "And…things…happen."

Harry took a deep breath, “I don’t know if I could handle this,” Harry cried and Luna hugged him.

"You could always look in the mirror, you know?" Luna told him.

"What?"

"The mirror…the one your godfather gave you. It’s curious, but I believe it’s useful…"

Harry didn’t know whether he would believe her or not. But a part of him felt like Luna’s words had meaning. He felt like maybe, she was telling the truth, After all, Luna never lies. And maybe, like her, he should start believing, too.

"You’ll be fine, you know?" Luna said. "When my mother died, my daddy became sad…and then we learned to move on."

Harry remembered Luna’s mother’s portrait. “Luna,” He said, “Your mom’s portrait…You never clean it…Why?”

"Why should I?" Luna said, "That’s mommy…" She looked far and away and smiled. "Harry, they’re all just behind the veil. We never lose them."

And though the pain in Harry’s heart didn’t disappear completely, somehow he felt relieved. Things may become harder in time, but he had Luna, and with that he was fine.

"Stay with me, will you?" Harry said, holding her hand.

"I will never let go."


Moonlight: A harry and Luna story--Chapter 3

Chapter 3—Nargles and Mistletoes

Christmas eve at the Lovegoods’ house was incredible, Harry thought. Luna served her special Plimpies soup, Xenophilus made Gurdyroot tea (which they all didn’t wanna drink). Good thing Hermione and Ginny made some Watermelon juice, and Ron’s mother sent some cakes. Neville’s grandmom also sent some Bouillabaisse from France, where she was staying right now. Everyone had a grand time savoring the dishes and talking. After the hefty midnight meal, they opened the gifts under the tree. Xenophilus gave luna a book about Crumple-Horned Snorcacks, which everyone presumed he himself wrote. Ron gave Hermione a SPEW clock, while Hermione gave Ron a maroon sweater, just like what his mom weaves. However, an elf illustration was knitted on it instead of the usual “R”. Neville got another remembrall from his grandmom, and Ginny received a jack-in-the-box from Fred and George. Harry was smiling as he opened Luna’s present: It was a portrait of him, riding a thestral. He caught Luna’s eye as she also opened his present: A thestral necklace. They smiled at each other.

Later that night (or should we say, by dawn?), Harry found Luna standing under a mistletoe. Her eyes reflected the beauty of the house that evening. She gave him a glance as he stood by her.

"Mistletoes," She said, "They’re often—"

"Infested by nargles." Harry smiled, "Wonder how many are up there now…"

She laughed, “Who knows?”

They caught each other’s eyes, and as Harry looked at her, he realized that there’s only one thing left to do under a nargle-infested mistletoe, and Luna seemed to know it too, for in a couple of seconds their faces went so near each other and they kissed. It was a soft, light kiss, but it was magical.

"I—" Harry was gonna say something but was interrupted by Ron and Hermione’s bickering.

"And why did you actually give me an elf sweater?"

"Ronald, I know you love the elves, too, or you wouldn’t have gotten me the clock—"

"Oh please, just—" And then Ron stopped as he saw Harry and Luna standing under the mistletoe. "Oh," He muttered as Harry gave him a knowing look.

"Oh," Hermione said, too, and then she and Ron smiled and walked away.

Harry and Luna smiled, too.

"I love you, you know?" Harry told her.

Luna smiled, “That I can see in your eyes, Harry Potter,” She said, “We both know that things aren’t always gonna be like this, though…I mean, the dark Lord and—”

"I know," He said, "But for now, this is all that matters." He said, holding Luna’s hand. She didn’t let go.

Moonlight: A harry and Luna story--Chapter 4

Chapter 4: You’re no loony to me

Luna was sitting down beneath a large tree near the black lake with Ron and Hermione. Hermione was helping Ron with his assignments, while Ron was teasing her, and Luna was sketching the black lake and Ron and Hermione.

"Ooh, drawing Weaselbeak and the mudblood, huh?" Draco Malfoy said from behind the tree. His friends Crabbe and Goyle were snickering near him.

Ron blushed, “Shut your mouth, Malfoy!” He then drew out his wand.

"Ron, no!" Hermione said.

"Filthy little mudblood…"

"That’s not a very nice thing to say," Luna said, "Wrackspurts may have infested your head."

"What? What are you talking about again, Lovegood?" Draco said, "Oh wait…you’re now Potter’s girlfriend, aren’t you? Maybe we’ll see both of you on the Quibbler’s cover soon, what does your loony dad say about that?"

"You can’t talk that way about daddy," Luna said, "His hair is better than your dad’s hair!"

Ron and Hermione laughed while Draco’s face grew red.

"My father will hear about—"

"About what, Malfoy?" Harry came from Quidditch practice. "Don’t you have anything better to do than bothering people?"

"Well, if it’s you and your loony girlfriend, then I have nothing better to do."

Harry held out his wand. “Don’t you dare call her that!”

Draco seemed to be scared. “I’m not finished with you!” He said, “Crabbe, Goyle, let’s go…” They then fled and made their way to the castle.

"The coward!" Ron said.

"You okay?" Harry asked Luna, "I’m really sorry about him. You’re no loony to me."

"I know," Luna smiled, "And Wrackspurts have just infested his brain, don’t worry."

Harry smiled and touched Luna’s face, “You are beautiful.”

"And you, Harry Potter need to wash your face, the dirt from the field is visible."

Ron, Hermione and Harry laughed.

"And later, I shall give the Malfoy boy a Gurdyroot shampoo to make his dad’s hair better…"

Harry laughed and held her hand, “That you should do, my lovely.”

Luna smiled.


Moonlight: A Harry and Luna Story--Chapter 9

Chapter 9: A Flash of Green Light

After all this time?Dumbledore asked a tear-stained Snape.

Always.Snape answered.

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Harry went back to the real world. Now he knew everything he needed to know. Harry, Ron and Hermione went to Snape’s aid shortly after Voldemort asked Nagini to kill him. Harry didn’t know why but he felt like Snape didn’t deserve to die.

And now he knew.

Snape was Dumbledore’s servant all along. Snape loved his mother. Smape was trying to protect him. And just like the others, Snape died.

And now he had to die, too.

For some reason, a part of him felt like he knew it all along. He knew he had to die. Didn’t Dumbledore and him talked about this two years ago?Neither can live while the other survives. And now the truth was finally out.

He, Harry Potter, had to die.

He was about to stand up when just like most times, he entered the Dark Lord’s mind.

"Master, why do we have to keep this filthy girl?" Bellatrix asked, holding Luna.

"Shut up, Bella," Voldemort said, his eyes full of anger, "The boy will come." He then turned to his snake, "Nagini. Stay. You have to be safe."

Harry got out of the trance. They have Luna. They can’t hurt Luna. He has to save his Luna.

He left the room. When he arrived at the great hall, he saw the disaster that the dark Lord and his followers have done.

Neville and Oliver were carrying a dead body: Colin Creevey. Harry’s stomach lurched. He moved forward and saw Ron and Hermione, Bill and Fleur, Ginny, Fred and George, and Mr. and Mrs. WEasley huddled around a body. He moved closer and saw that it was Percy.

"He said sorry, you know?" Arthur said, "He went back to us and now—"

Harry couldn’t stay with them. He couldn’t stomach seeing the Weasleys hurt. But what he saw made him want to leave even more.

Remus and Tonks, lying down without life, hands as if reaching out to each other, eyes closed, peaceful beneath the turmoil of it all.

Harry wanted to cry, to shout, anything but he can’t. He had to leave. He had to face Voldemort. He didn’t want any more people to die, or be hurt. He was making his way out when he bumped into Neville.

"Harry? You okay?"

"Yes," He said, "Neville…I need you to do something."

"Sure, Harry," Neville answered, "What is it?"

"You know Voldemort’s snake, right?" Harry asked, "Nagini."

"Yes,"

"Just in case, you get the chance, kill the snake."

"Kill the snake?"

"Yes."

"Okay."

"Thanks," Harry said.

"No problem," Neville said, "And Harry, we’re all going to keep fighting, you know?"

Harry nodded his head and started walking again.

"Harry, you’re not gonna give yourself up, are you?"

"I should go," Harry said and left.

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Harry found himself at the forbidden forest. He took the golden snitch from his pocket whispered to it parseltongue and said, “I’m ready to die.”

Something came out of the snitch. A stone. It was black and small, and suddenly he felt less alone. He realized he was surrounded by his mother, his father, Sirius, and also Remus.

He held out his hand to touch his mom, and she did the same thing, but they couldn’t touch each other. He, however, realized how much their eyes were the same. Looking into his mother’s etes, he realized that it was as if Lily lived in him all along.

"Can everyone else see you?" Harry asked.

"No," Lily answered, smiling. "Harry, you’ve been so brave."

"You truly are," James said, "When I was your age—"

"All you did was hex people," Sirius said jokingly.

Harry smiled.

"Does it hurt?" He asked. "Dying?"

"Easier than falling asleep." Sirius answered.

"I’m sorry," Harry told them all, "I never wanted any of you to die," He faced Remus, "And you, Remus…Teddy’s just—"

"A baby," Remus said, "I’m sad I wouldn’t get to be with him more, but at least he has a chance to live in a much peaceful manner."

Harry nodded his head.

"Will you stay with me?"

"Always." Lily said.

"Until the very end." James added.

"Stay close with me." Harry said.

And then he walked deeper into the forest. He saw hagrid tied into a tree, and Luna, held by Bellatrix.

"Harry?" Hagrid said, "Dear boy, why did you come—"

"Ah, Harry Potter," Voldemort said, "The boy who lived has come to die."

"No, no, he’s not gonna die!" Luna said, "Harry, please, go, just—"

'CRucio!” Bellatrix pointed a wand at Luna. Luna fell on the floor, shaking, screaming.

"You will now longer hurt them!" Harry shouted, drawing out his wand, "Have me instead!"

"Your wish will be granted," Voldemort said coldly.

"HARRY!" He heard Luna scream.

'Avada Kedavra!” Voldemort said, and with a flash of green light, it was over.

Moonlight: A harry and luna story: Chapter 08

Chapter 8: A Circle has no beginning

Harry, Hermione and Ron were escorted by Neville back to the Room of Requirement. They passed through Ariana’s portrait.

"Neville, are you sure this is right?" Harry asked, "I mean, why did you have to go through with the whole DA thing? You know it’s dangerous…"

"Harry, we did this together," Neville said, "We’ll always keep fighting, you know?" He went on and realized they were in the Room of Requirement. "Oh we’re here."

The Room of Requirement was bigger than how Harry remembered it. He was also surprised to find a large number of people—Order members, Original DA members—Fred, George, Ginny, Seamus, Cho, Colin, Lee, Dean, Ernie, Hannah, Parvati, Padma, even Zacharias Smith was there! And then new ones too, whome Neville and the rest of them probably recruited the past coupld of months. Even Bill and Fleur were inside the room, as well. And then he saw Luna. His sweet, beautiful Luna. Luna, whose heart he broke.

"Luna," Harry muttered and everyone turned to look at him.

“‘Arry, we’re really sorry, we ‘old ‘er she’z not allowed ‘oo fight, zee’s too young but—” Fluer’s words were interrupted by Luna.

"I am a part of Dumbledore’s Army," She said, "WE’re here to fight."

"What you don’t understand," Bill said, "is that this isn’t a game. People get hurt. People—"

"Die," Fred said, "That we know, bro."

"But our dungbombs are so ready." George added.

"And we all could use some Canary creams…"

"This isn’t a joke," Bill said, looking angry and worried at the same time, "I don’t want anyone risking their lives, getting bit by werewolves, attacked by death eaters—"

"We know the risks, Bill." Ginny said.

"Ginny—" Ron said.

"Okay, okay, llet’s not get into all these arguments, Harry’s back, and he needs our help." Neville said, "Harry?"

Harry took a deep breath, “So, uhm…Dumbledore, he, uhm, asked us to look for stuff…this will…help..destroy Vol—”

"Don’t say his name!" Ron said.

"You know who," Harry continued, "Does anyone know anything Rowena Ravenclaw owned?"

"The lost diadem," Luna said in her dreamlike voice. NO one said anything. Ron and Hermione looked at each other. "The lost diadem of Ravenclaw." Luna repeated, "Anyone heard of that? It’s famous."

"Yes Luna," Cho said, "But it is lost."

"Excuse me…" Harry said, "Lost? How?"

"And what exactly is a diadem?" Ron added.

"Iz like a tiara," Fleur said, "Like the one Muriel lent me on my wedding…"

"Oh.,"

"Cho? Go on," Hermione said.

"The lost diadem once belonged to Rowena Ravenclaw, but it’s, well, lost. NO one has seen it for centuries now."

"But it’s real?" Harry asked.

"Of course," Luna said, "It can’t be lost if it didn’t exist."

No one spoke.

"What?" Luna said, "Harry Potter, don’t tell me you won’t believe me now?"

"It’s not like that."

"Thens top wasting your time and come with me."

"Go, Harry," Hermione said, "Ron and I have a plan."

"Okay, " Harry said, taking a deep breath, "Luna, let’s go."

XXXXXXX

Harry was holding Rowena Ravenclaw’s diadem as he saw Luna waiting for him outside Ravenclaw tower. She was right, he thought, the diadem is real.

He didn’t know what to say to Luna though. He, after all, broke her heart. And yet, she was still there, waiting, ready to lend a helping hand.

"Oh you’re back!" She exclaimed as she saw Harry, "And you have the diadem!"

"You were right, Luna, you were right."

She smiled kindly.

Their eyes met and they ran to each other and in a matter of seconds, they kissed.

"I’m so sorry," Harry said, "I broke your heart, I didn’t meant to..I love you—"

She smiled, “A circle has no beginning,” She said.

He smiled back. Who knows? It may be over soon. They may never see each other again. He didn’t want to think about it, but he knew there was a possibility. But he loves her, and at that moment, that was all that mattered.”

"We have to go back," He said.

"I know," She said, "It will be fine."

He smiled lightly and looked her in the eye.

"WE’re all ready for battle," She said, "But it doesn’t matter that everything has to end."

He kissed her on the forehead, “Let’s go,” He said, and then they made their way back to the castle, where a war was already in full blast.

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