One last really exciting thought before I go to bed. In the script (act two, scene nineteen), Moaning Myrtle has a line: “Not that your father is not pretty – but Cedric Diggory – you’d be amazed at how many girls I had to hear doing love incantations in this very bathroom…”
In the play that line is now “you’d be amazed at how many girls and boys I had to hear…”
I nearly cried with delight. Representation, even subtle representation, is so so important, and to finally hear about the existence of actual LGBT+ people within the very story of Harry Potter (even if they’re only in the background as part of one line) is just incredible. That line really delighted me.
Basically don't worry about falling for your friends—it's not going to happen that often, it's not the end of the world, you'll get through it, and it's definitely not predatory and you aren't a freak or creep or anything for loving other girls.