Welcome back for the 12th day of The Harry Potter 30 Days Challenge! As you know by now, Leannaatc @Short Story Long had this idea of a month full of Harry Potter and you can find the prompt for each day here here.
– Day 12: Favourite ship? –
I actually have 2 huge ships within the Harry Potter Universe… I mean, I ship a lot of other people, but these 2 are strong.
Ron & Hermione
I don’t care what J.K. Rowling said a while back about this being a mistake or whatever, Ron and Hermione complement each other so well… I shipped them since they were kids, so awkward around each other, never really knowing how to demonstrate their feelings… with Ron always standing up for her, but never truly admitting it. And then the jealousy… Book 4 was hard for Ron! Book 6 was hell for Hermione! But I love their relationship, their foundation of friendship and all the things that were never said throughout the 7 books, but that you could feel through the pages.
““Hang on a moment!” said Ron sharply. “We’ve forgotten someone!” “Who?” asked Hermione. “The house-elves, they’ll all be down in the kitchen, won’t they?” “You mean we ought to get them fighting?” asked Harry. “No,” said Ron seriously, “I mean, we should tell them to get out. We don’t want any more Dobbies, do we? We can’t order them to die for us -”
There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet. “Is this the moment?” Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. “OI! There’s a war going on here!” Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other. “I know mate,” said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a bludger, “so its now or never, isn’t it?””
– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Lupin & Tonks
Individually, they are two of my favorite people in Harry Potter, together, I love them to death. Oh, I suffered when she was so in love with him and he still refused her, I cried when he abandons his family, I smiled so much when he gets back to them, and then I was destroyed when both of them died, leaving Teddy… 😦
Still, they’re still amazing, and I shipped them from the moment I realized that Tonks was in love with Lupin.
““You see!” said a strained voice. Tonks was glaring at Lupin. “She still wants to marry him, even though he’s been bitten! She doesn’t care!” “It’s different,” said Lupin, barely moving his lips and looking suddenly tense. “Bill will not be a full werewolf. The cases are completely-” “But I don’t care either, I don’t care!” said Tonks, seizing the front of Lupin’s robes and shaking them. “I’ve told you a million times….” And the meaning of Tonk’s Patronus and her mouse-colored hair, and the reason she had come running to find Dumbledore when she had heard a rumor someone had been attacked by Greyback, all suddenly became clear to Harry; it had not been Sirius that Tonks had fallen in love with after all. “And I’ve told you a million times,” said Lupin, refusing to meet her eyes, staring at the floor,“that I am too old for you, too poor….too dangerous….” “I’ve said all along you’re taking a ridiculous line on this, Remus,” said Mrs. Weasley over Fleur’s shoulder as she patter her on the back. “I am not being ridiculous,” said Lupin steadily. “Tonks deserves somebody young and whole.” “But she wants you,” said Mr. Weasley, with a small smile. “And after all, Remus, young and whole men do not necessarily remain so.” He gestured sadly at his son, lying between them. “This is….not the moment to discuss it,” said Lupin, avoiding everybody’s eyes as he looked around distractedly. “Dumbledore is dead….” “Dumbledore would have been happier than anybody to think that there was a little more love in the world,” said Professor McGonagall curtly…” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince