Epistolary - August 26, 1993

Hello Hermione,

Egypt was amazing! Did you see the picture on The Prophet? In case you didn’t, I’m sending you a copy of the article.

In other news, and not nearly as much fun as the trip was, Percy is Head Boy. You wouldn’t believe how proud he is, walking around with his chest all puffed up. He wears the badge even to sleep! The twins imitate him and have used him as target of their experiments, which is good, because it means I can eat without worrying whether the soup is going to give me the vomits. You would think that having a sibling as Head Boy would have benefits; I’m afraid he’ll just be insufferable instead.

Anyway, I was wondering what your plans are to go to Diagon Alley. I was thinking that we could meet there. Harry is staying there so we could meet earlier that day and go to Diagon Alley together, what do you think?


We’re All Fools In Love: A Pride & Prejudice AU

                                          - CHAPTER ONE - 

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a wizard in possession of a good fortune must be in want of more fortune. 

Not necessarily a fortune of wealth, mind you, but an increase in value by whatever means such things may be procured, and in the late twentieth century, in the glens and moors of Great Britain, that happened to be a matter of blood over galleon. 

Which is to say, heirs of pure blood were more precious than gold. 

Fortunately for the Weasleys, they wanted for neither; their name could be found among the Sacred Twenty Eight, and though that status mattered little to the family themselves, it meant quite a lot to a small village in the West county, where the largest of the main street’s quaint cottages was soon to become the illustrious family’s summer dwelling. 

It was June of 1998, and the townspeople of Godric’s Hollow had no shortage of distractions from a war that had yet to reach their sleepy village. Chief among these distractions was a charity ball, held annually in the town square, where those of sufficient status could congregate for the benefit of St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. That year, it was rumored that the youngest eligible wizard of the Weasley family was to attend, with the ambition of finding himself a suitable wife to return with him to their sprawling farm in Ottery St. Catchpole. 

There were many witches and wizards to whom this news was exceedingly interesting. 

Harry Potter was not one of them. 

Harry wasn’t the slightest bit interested in anything to do with the ball, and would greatly have preferred to make a sizable donation in order not to have to attend it. In fact, if it hadn’t been for Hermione Granger, that’s exactly what he would have done.

And then he would have been spared the incredible misfortune of meeting one Draco Malfoy. 

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Ron Weasley offered the stranger sitting next to him on the train half his sandwich, even though it was all he had.

Ron Weasley sacrificed himself for the good of Harry and Hermione at age eleven, because even then he thought they were more important than he was, and the ones worth saving.

Ron Weasley was Harry Potter’s first friend, and the first thing Harry ever had resembling a family. 

Ron Weasley lived in a cramped house, and wore hand me down robes, and he didn’t even think twice about offering his room and food and family to Harry every break, he offered him every thing he could and gave him everything he had.

Ron Weasley took care of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger when they were too busy taking care of the rest of the world to worry about themselves. 

Ron Weasley stood on broken bones when he was thirteen years old, to tell a man infamous for murder that if he planned on killing his best mate, he would have to go through him first.

Ron Weasley was the person Harry would miss most in the world.

Ron Weasley was a pureblood wizard who, from a very young age, devoted his life to abolishing blood status, even if he didn’t quite understand his own privilege. 

Ron Weasley’s greatest fears and insecurities were tied up in his two best friends seeing him the way he saw himself. They were tied up in the idea, imbedded deeply in Ron Weasley, that he was somehow inferior.  

Ron Weasley gave Dobby his own clothes and socks to be buried in, because he understood how important it would have been to him.

Ron Weasley thought about saving the house elves when everyone else forgot. 

If you don’t love Ron Weasley, The Boy Who Cared, I don’t know what books you read but they weren’t the same ones I did.

  • me watching sorceror's stone:um no in the book Ron doesn't thrash around like an idiot it's Hermione that's panicking and he actually reminds Hermione that she's a witch and there's a spell to solve the problem
  • me watching prisoner of Azkaban:um no in the book when Snape insults Hermione ron didn't insult her further he defended her and got himself detention
  • me watching prisoner of azkaban:um no in the book it's not hermione that defends harry from Sirius it's Ron and he does it while standing up on his mangled leg
  • me watching deathly hallows pt1:um no in the book when Hermione was being tortured Ron didn't just state the obvious and say they had to do something; he was banging on the walls and shouting his lungs off because the girl he LOVED was in trouble and he was worried out of his fricking mind
  • mom/dad/cousins/classmates/friends/dog while watching hp movies:EW what's up with ron he doesn't deserve Hermione
  • me:*sighs*
  • Ginny Weasley who lost her best friend in the world when he went to Hogwarts, and waited a year to join him, only to find she had been replaced by Harry Potter and the smart girl who smiled at Ron like he confused her a little bit.
  • Ginny Weasley who went through her first year alone except for her diary, which was a comfort at first and a horrific terror next.
  • Ginny Weasley who went through horrible unspeakable things when she was eleven and nobody noticed.
  • Ginny Weasley who carried a Horcrux for almost a year and managed to keep her head above the water despite the odds being stacked against her.
  • Ginny Weasley who shouldered past this and was kind to people she thought deserved kindness and sharp tongued with a ready wand to people she thought didn’t. 
  • Ginny Weasley who had a chance to go to the Yule Ball with her hero and childhood crush, and went with Neville instead, because she saw the great in him before anybody else did, and wanted him to know he was worth it.
  • Ginny Weasley who defended Luna and liked her for the things that others didn’t.
  • Ginny Weasley who joined the D.A and fought even though she was a child, because it was the childrens war to fight.
  • Ginny Weasley who punched a fifth year Ravenclaw in the jaw when he started talking about Harry being a fraud, because she might be over him, but somebody needed to defend the boy who was trying to defend everybody else.
  • Ginny Weasley who loves all her brothers, but especially Fred and George, who make her laugh until she can’t breathe and take her seriously.
  • Ginny Weasley who loves having Hermione come and stay over the summer, because it’s like having a sister, and god, she wants a sister so bad.
  • Ginny Weasley who moved past her crush on Harry Potter and dated other boys while getting to know Harry and becoming his friend.
  • Ginny Weasley who was amazing at Quidditch and a total jock, and Harry might have been the captain, but she knew quite a bit more about strategy then he did.
  • Ginny Weasley who teaches him how to coach a team and get the players where they needed to be, and know where the other players  are during a game while staying aware of the snitch.
  • Ginny Weasley who led the D.A in Harry’s absence with Neville by her side, because they might not have been chosen ones but they could choose their own paths and they chose fighting in the resistance.
  • Ginny Weasley who took the lashings and the burnt hands and horrible, horrible pain over telling where her brother and her friends were.
  • Ginny Weasley who took care of the other kids, Slytherin or Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw, because suddenly houses didn’t matter anymore, when the Carrows were in charge.
  • Ginny Weasley who wasn’t about to let Harry Potter to fight his war alone.
  • Ginny Weasley who built him an army out of half starved, bruised students.
  • Ginny Weasley who built an army for her brothers, and for Sirius Black and for Tonks who deserved to have a baby in a world without Voldemort. For her mother who didn’t get that, and for the little girl who wrote on the walls in blood and doesn’t remember her first year of school.
  • Ginny Weasley who fights in the Final Battle and keeps fighting after Harry dies, because she knows him, and she sees something of him in everyone fighting and she is so furious, with these people who took her funny, lost, boy and snapped him in half, and she fights harder because he looks so fragile in Hagrids arms.
  • Ginny Weasley who felt the hollow aching loss of Fred in her chest for the rest of her life. 
  • Ginny Weasley who loves Quidditch and cries the happy-kind-of-tears for the first time after Fred dies when she finds out she made the Holy Head Harpies.
  • Ginny Weasley who falls back in love with Harry Potter. This time because he is broken and stitched back together in all the same ways she is, and they match in all the broken ways. 
  • Ginny Weasley who falls back in love with Harry Potter because they go together in all the good ways too, like how he makes her laugh in the mornings and the way she absent mindedly slides his glasses up his nose when they fall crooked.

               The first Christmas Eve after The Battle of Hogwarts.

  • Mrs. Weasley getting carried away while decorating because it’s such a welcome distraction from thinking about the loss after the war.
  • Andromeda coming to the Burrow with a baby Teddy for the first time, and he’s never seen this many people with ginger hair and that’s how his hair turns Weasley for the next 12 weeks.
  • George bringing Angelina with him because he doesn’t think he’ll be able to get through the day without Fred or Angelina, and Fred’s very unavailable, being six feet under.
  • Ginny hiding out on the roof, because she can’t go downstairs with Fred not there to perform dumb practical jokes and make her laugh, and she just misses him so much and it hurts so bad.
  • Harry coming to find her and the two of them spending hours just sitting on the roof while Ginny tells stories about her big brother and Harry listens with his elbows propping him up against the roof.
  • Mrs. Weasley setting the table for an extra person who never comes and nobodies really sure, but she maybe set a spot for Fred and couldn’t bring herself to take away the plate.
  • Ron and Hermione holding hands underneath the table the entire dinner while everyone pretends not to notice. 
  • Harry dragging Ginny downstairs in time for desert, and she runs to George the minute she sees him and holds him like he might disappear too. 
  • Nobody wanting to leave, because it might have been a sad Christmas but they were all there and the fear of loss is in them all.
  • Fleur and Bill announcing their expecting a baby, because for all her faults, Fleur knows when Molly needs to hear good news, and even if its bittersweet, she wants her to know.  
  • Molly crying for a half hour on Fleurs shoulder, because Grandchildren. 
  • Somebody getting out photo albums, and it hurts seeing Fred everywhere but they need to hurt for a little while.
  • Ginny coming alive again and telling stories about her brother and George having even more, and Molly crying while she tells stories they were all too little to remember but have heard a million times before.
  • The older brothers staying up with Angelina and Fleur in the living room, talking about whats next and remembering what happened last.
  • Harry sleeping in the same spot on the floor in Ron’s room he always used to, even though they have their own flat in the city now, for old times sake, and Hermione rolling her eyes and hauling a tired, sad, Ginny up the stairs and into bed.
  • Molly falling asleep happy for the first time in a longtime because her kids are home and safe. 

HARRY POTTER MEME: six relationships [1/6] → ron and hermione

‘Good luck, Ron!’ said Hermione standing tiptoe and kissing him on the cheek. 'And you, Harry-’

Ron seemed to come to himself slightly as they walked back across the Great Hall. He touched the spot on his face where Hermione had kissed him, looking puzzled, as though he was not quite sure what had just happened. He seemed too distracted to notice much around him