"Everyone, this is Loony—" Hermione blushed furiously as she hastened to correct herself. "I mean, that is, err— this is Luna Lovegood, from Ravenclaw." she finished lamely, and a tense stretch of silence followed.

They all gave a start when Ron cleared his throat loudly and said, “I think Luna’s a nice name,” his eyes drifted to the blonde girl sitting next to him in frank assessment.

Luna’s eyes widened a fraction as their eyes met, but after the initial shock had passed, a serene smile crossed her features as her gaze lowered to her lap.

"Thank you, Ronald."