thirty day ron weasley challenge→ day two: the moment that first made you love ron
[So I feel like this one needs some explanation. The moment that truly made me love Ron is a moment that made many people dislike him- his leaving (and then coming back) in Deathly Hallows.
The thing is, I’ve always identified with Ron. His insecurity, his jealousy and fears. I get it. The things he struggles with have always been what I struggle with, so I relate to him more than I relate to Harry or Hermione. I feel like he’s me- except a better version of me, something I can aspire to. If I were in Ron’s place, I would have been gone before I even saw the spiders in Chamber of Secrets. But he stays, and he is brave, and he tries his hardest. And yeah, he left in Deathly Hallows- but he came back. And that is what I love about him. He overcame all those obstacles he makes for himself to be there for his friends. I will never be a Harry or a Hermione, a Luna or a Neville. But I hope one day I can be brave and loyal and courageous enough to be a Ron, and he is as good as any of them.]
When I was much younger, I was often asked in what ways I thought I was similar to Ron. My stock answer usually included something similar to: “I like sweets, I’m scared of spiders, I’ve got ginger hair” or “I come from a big family.” But, the truth is that Ron is my hero. He’s always there for his friends—sometimes belligerently, but there nevertheless. He’s also the comic relief in stressful situations; the funny guy with a great one-liner. And no matter how scared he may be, he will put aside his fears to support and protect the people he loves. To me, that represents true courage.
Day 10: Something you wish they hadn’t left out in the movies
“Don’t let Ron see what’s on those Slytherin’s badges,” she whispered urgently. Harry looked questioningly at her, but she shook her head warningly; Ron had just ambled over to them, looking lost and desperate. “Good luck, Ron,” said Hermione, standing on 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.