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.”