My OTP That Never Was

Hi guys!

I know this post is coming a bit late today, but honestly I have a really good reason for it.

As you likely already know, Caitlynn, Jenn and I are preparing for school to start back up and the last week or so has been a little hectic, to say the least.

However, on my way home from work yesterday, I realized that there is one thing I have never shared on the blog and that is my one true pair that I never got to see (and will never see) happen.

So let’s get to it.

When I was younger and the Harry Potter books were still being released, I realized in the sixth book that there was one person I wanted Harry to end up with.

Now, it wasn’t your typical ship — so you can easily count Hermione off the list — but it was one that always made sense to me, especially when I began reading the seventh book.

One ship I always wanted was Luna and Harry. It’s a bit unconventional, and I don’t actually meet a lot of people who agree with me, but it always made the most sense for me.

It always felt like Harry was looking for someone that would wholly accept him for who he was, without the fame, and just cherish him the way his parents cherished each other.

Luna was never interested in knowing Harry because he was famous, something that had intrigued Ginny from the very first time they met, and seemed to understand the pain he’d gone through.

There’s a moment Harry and Luna have together when she discusses the loss of her mother, something that Harry can understand, that, to me, seemed to speak to their characters at their very core.

‘Yes,’ said Luna simply, ‘my mother. She was a quite extraordinary witch, you know, but she did like to experiment and one of her spells went rather badly wrong one day. I was nine.’

‘I’m sorry,’ Harry mumbled.

‘Yes it was rather horrible,’ said Luna conversationally. ‘I still feel very sad about it sometimes. But I’ve still got Dad. And anyway, it’s not as though I’ll never see Mum again, is it?’

‘Er…isn’t it?’ said Harry uncertainly.

She shook her head in disbelief. ‘You heard them.’

Alas, the longing for a connection between these two never came to be. It’s one of those scenarios when I hope that J. K. Rowling will just one day come out and say, “Yeah, I should have put Harry and Luna together.”


What do you think? Is their and OTP that you never saw? Or maybe it happened, but was too good to be true?
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8 thoughts on “My OTP That Never Was

  1. I always thought Luna and Harry would be absolutely adorable! Not that there’s anything wrong with Ginny of course, but Luna was brilliant. Ginny could give Harry the family he never really have but I felt like Luna was better able to understand his tragedies.

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  2. While I’m not a Harry/Luna shipper, I do love their friendship and I think Harry is completely enhanced as a character after he meets Luna. He needs someone who can quietly understand what he’s going through, and whether as a friend or a partner, she brings something to him that he’s been craving.

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  3. Wow I never thought about Luna and Harry as a couple but after reading your thoughts and that extract from the book I totally see what you mean! I do kind of ship them together now. I’m totally going to look for fanfictions with ths couple later!
    I always hoped Draco was going to get a redemption arc and end up with Hermione but that didn’t happen. Like, I totally ship Hermione and Draco IF Draco had had that character development, growth and, again, redemption. I’ll always feel like there was so much potential between this two.

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  4. I loved Luna too. She was an absolute rock and I know Harry valued her. She didn’t have “provider of a comfortable and normal home life” stamped on her, which I think was a big thing for Harry. Ginny, being part of the Weasely clan, offered that in spades, so I can see how they ended up together.

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