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REMEMBER WHEN RON WEASLEY STAYED AT SCHOOL FOR CHRISTMAS BECAUSE HE KNEW HARRY DIDNT HAVE ANYWHERE TO GO SO HE STAYED WITH HIM EVEN THOUGH HE LITERALLY ONLY KNEW HARRY FOR 3 MONTHS

REMEMBER WHEN RON WEASLEY TOOK A FLYING CAR WHILE HE WAS 12 AND TOOK IT TO A MUGGLE AREA JUST BECAUSE HARRY DIDNT RESPOND TO HIS LETTERS AND HE KNEW ABOUT THE DURSLEYS

REMEMBER WHEN RON WEASLEY STOOD UP ON HIS BROKEN LEG AND TOLD WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS A DEATH EATER AND MASS MURDERER THAT HE’D HAVE TO KILL HIM BEFORE HE COULD TOUCH HARRY

REMEMBER WHEN RON WEASLEY KNEW ABOUT THE DRAGONS IN TRI WIZARD TOURNAMENT AND GOT HAGRID TO TELL HIM EVEN THOUGH HE WAS REALLY MAD AT HIM BECAUSE HE STILL CARED ABOUT HARRYS SAFETY

REMEMBER HOW RON WAS THE THING HARRY WOULD MISS MOST

REMEMBER HOW RON STAYED QUIET EVERY TIME HARRY YELLED AT HIM AND DIDNT EVEN ARGUE BACK EVEN THOUGH HARRY WAS BEING REALLY MEAN AND UNREASONABLE

REMEMBER HOW RON GOT A LETTER FROM HIS OWN BROTHER TELLING HIM TO NOT TALK TO HARRY AND HE WAS DISGUSTED AND CHOSE HARRY OVER PERCY

REMEMBER HOW RON SUPPORTED HARRY WHEN ALMOST NO ONE ELSE DID

REMEMBER HOW RON TOLD HERMIONE TO LEAVE HARRY ALONE WHEN HE WAS MAD BECAUSE HE UNDERSTOOD HOW HARRY FELT SO HE TOOK EVERY SHIT THING HARRY SAID TO HIM IN SILENCE

REMEMBER HOW RON WENT WITH HARRY TO THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR BECAUSE HARRY HAD AN INKLING SIRIUS WAS IN TROUBLE

REMEMBER HOW RON FOUGHT DEATH EATERS AND HARRY SUGGESTED TAKING THE LIQUID LUCK BECAUSE EVEN HARRY KNEW HOW DANGEROUS THEY WERE AND HOW RISKY THIS WAS OF RON

REMEMBER HOW RON DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AFTER GOING FOR 6 YEARS SO HE COULD CAMP OUT IN THE FREEZING COLD TO FIND THE DARKEST OBJECTS IN EXISTENCE

REMEMBER HOW RON PARTICIPATED IN A WAR ALONGSIDE HARRY AND HIS BROTHER DIED AND HE STILL SUPPORTED HARRY

REMEMBER HOW RON WEASLEY IS AN AMAZING FRIEND

SO GO ON, SAY HES A TERRIBLE FRIEND I DARE YOU. RON WEASLEY IS AN IDEAL FRIEND AND HARRY WAS REALLY LUCKY TO HAVE MET HIM.

‘Oh my - !’ shrieked Hermione, as she and Ron caught up with Harry and gazed upwards at the giant now trying to seize people through the window above.
'DON’T!’ Ron yelled, grabbing Hermione’s hand as she raised her wand. 'Stun him and he’ll crush half the castle - ’
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This is so important. Like, this tiny moment demonstrates the way these two think, and how they think differently. (And that doesn’t make either of them smarter or dumber. (ง︡’-‘︠)ง)

But like - Hermione approaches this situation in a very problem-solution way of thinking: Giant is threat to people around him, so get rid of giant. Ron - and I would expect no less from a person who’s been playing chess for so long, and so well - has more of a cause and effect way of thinking. And in this moment, he thinks a step further than Hermione - he realises Stunning the giant will come with consequences as well, and these must be taken into account. 

Classic chess player.