The Professors Have All Gone Mental This Year…

If they think we can handle this much work.  I know it’s O.W.L. Year, but Merlin, I’ve written so many essays I’m surprised my hand hasn’t fallen off yet.  

Girl Troubles // Neville & Fred

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Neville breathed a sigh of relief as he entered the common room.  He sat down in one of the comfy chairs, taking a few minutes to try and calm his breathing.  It wasn’t that he hadn’t enjoyed himself tonight, hanging out with Luna. It as more the problem that he didn’t know what he was feeling.  Everything had just sort of… happened.  One minute they were talking about plants and animals and the next they were kissing each other.  

Neville closed his eyes and sat back in the chair.  He had to talk to someone about all of this.  He thought of Harry, but didn’t want to bother him.  He knew that Harry had a lot on his mind lately, and didn’t want to just add to his problems.  Ron wouldn’t know what to do, most likely, and he didn’t really want to talk to a girl… at this point, Neville would probably blurt out his issues to whoever he talked to next…

Fred entered the common room, exhausted from running away from Filch. He had lost George somewhere near the dungeons and hoped he hadn’t been attacked by some Slytherins. He wanted to wait for George in the common room to see if he’d come back. He looked around to find an empty seat and saw one near Neville.

Fred hadn’t spoken to Neville much, but he was one of Harry’s friends and a pretty cool kid. He sat in the chair next to Neville, deciding to say something. He looked troubled and Fred figured it might cure his boredom waiting for George. “What’s up, Neville?”

Neville jumped slightly as Fred sat down next to him.  Neville hadn’t really talked much to Fred (or was it George?), but knew plenty about the pranks he often pulled.  Neville had been the unfortunate victim of a few of them, though never on purpose.  He smiled weakly.  

"Hey, erm…" Neville trailed off, not sure which of the twins he was talking to.  "I’m… alright… I s’pose…" Neville frowned slightly.  "I guess I’m just a bit… confused…"  That’s the understatement of the century.  Luna Lovegood just kissed me… and I kissed her back.

Neville looked back at Fred/George.  They both seemed to do rather well when it came to girls.  Better than Ron, anyway.  Maybe he could get some valuable advice from one of them.  

"Hey, erm… so, do you know a lot about girls? Like, what it means when they… act… a certain way… er… towards blokes, I mean?"  Merlin this was awkward.  It was so weird to just talk about what had happened with Luna, especially with George… Fred?   

Girl Troubles // Neville & Fred

Neville breathed a sigh of relief as he entered the common room.  He sat down in one of the comfy chairs, taking a few minutes to try and calm his breathing.  It wasn’t that he hadn’t enjoyed himself tonight, hanging out with Luna. It as more the problem that he didn’t know what he was feeling.  Everything had just sort of… happened.  One minute they were talking about plants and animals and the next they were kissing each other.  

Neville closed his eyes and sat back in the chair.  He had to talk to someone about all of this.  He thought of Harry, but didn’t want to bother him.  He knew that Harry had a lot on his mind lately, and didn’t want to just add to his problems.  Ron wouldn’t know what to do, most likely, and he didn’t really want to talk to a girl… at this point, Neville would probably blurt out his issues to whoever he talked to next…

Pudding (Because It’s Yummy) — Luna/Neville

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Luna looked up at him, confused. “I don’t… I don’t know why I did that… I just… I saw you, and I couldn’t… I couldn’t help myself.”

She tried to stand up, but her legs gave out and she fell flat on her face. She sighed and pushed herself up a little. Well then. I guess my body is reacting to it better than I am, she thought to herself.

Neville sat in stunned stillness, shocked at what had just happened.  He couldn’t wrap his mind around the fact that someone had kissed him… and that the someone was Luna.  He tried to respond to her, but couldn’t think of any words.

And then all the sudden, Luna was on the floor and Neville didn’t know how that had happened.  He held out his hand. “Mmou okach”  Neville shook his head.  It was like he had been hit with a Tied Tongue Jinx.  He couldn’t talk or think straight.  what had happened?  

Luna took put her hand in his and stood up. She ended up standing just a few inches from him. She could hear him breathing quite clearly. She kept a hold onto his hands and swallowed.

“Uhm, Neville… I-I’m sorry if I made you uncomfortable. That won’t… It won’t happen again, if you like. But you should know… That… Uhm… Well, I like you. And not as a friend or a best friend. As someone I’d like to… Be with. And I know that this is new for you, and it’s new for me too, but I’d really like to try… If you’re willing.” 

Luna swallowed and looked up at him affectionately. Her heart was pounding, both from awaiting a response and being so close to him.

Neville’s breathing grew heavy as Luna moved close again.  The electricity flowed through his arms and into his heart, making it beat faster.  He didn’t even pay attention to her words.  Only her eyes.  Luna’s gorgeous, lovely eyes.  And the sincerity behind them.  

Neville did something next without thinking.  He closed his eyes, and quickly closed the gap of space between the two of them, lightly pressing his lips onto hers.  He stood there for a few moments.  He pulled away slowly, opening his eyes.  ”Erm…” He didn’t have any more words to say.  He took a step back, running onto the table.  ”I… er… have to go… study…” He grabbed his books, but turned to wait for Luna.  ”I could… erm… walk you back to Ravenclaw Tower, if you want…” Neville just needed to go. He needed to talk to someone else.  He had no idea what he was thinking.  

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Pudding (Because It’s Yummy) — Luna/Neville

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Luna looked at his smile, and felt her heart begin to beat very fast. Her palms were slightly sweaty. She swallowed and stood up.

“Neville, I-” her breath caught for a moment. “I wouldn’t say so much of you being my, my best friend. I’m not talking about… friendship.”

She stood in front of him and took his hands in hers. Without so much as a second glance around to see who might see them, or to rethink her actions, she leaned forward and kissed him delicately, right on the lips. She had never snogged anyone before. She had no idea what it had been like. But the second their lips touched, it felt right. It was beautiful, and heartwrenching at the same time. Her chest hurt from kissing him.

She pulled away slowly and looked at Neville’s face. “I…” Oh God. What just happened? And why… Why do I want to do it again? Luna swallowed and sat down in the chair behind her breathlessly. She stared at the floor and touched her lips with the tips of her fingers. She couldn’t understand this. She had to talk to someone. Someone had to know, and help her understand. She couldn’t even talk. She didn’t understand.

“What’da ya —” Neville’s voice caught in his throat as Luna knelt and grabbed his hands.  His heartbeat quickened slightly.  Then all the sudden, it happened.  

Neville felt that electricity again course through his body.  Luna.  And he.  Were kissing? The moment was short, but seemed to last for hours.  When Luna leaned back, Neville sat in stunned silence.  

“Oh…” he whispered.  He was so shocked.  Someone, Luna, had kissed him.  On the lips. Not because of a dare, but because she wanted too.  Neville, quite out of place and confused, looked down at the ground.  ”Erm… Wow.”

Luna looked up at him, confused. “I don’t… I don’t know why I did that… I just… I saw you, and I couldn’t… I couldn’t help myself.”

She tried to stand up, but her legs gave out and she fell flat on her face. She sighed and pushed herself up a little. Well then. I guess my body is reacting to it better than I am, she thought to herself.

Neville sat in stunned stillness, shocked at what had just happened.  He couldn’t wrap his mind around the fact that someone had kissed him… and that the someone was Luna.  He tried to respond to her, but couldn’t think of any words.

And then all the sudden, Luna was on the floor and Neville didn’t know how that had happened.  He held out his hand. “Mmou okach”  Neville shook his head.  It was like he had been hit with a Tied Tongue Jinx.  He couldn’t talk or think straight.  what had happened?  

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Pudding (Because It’s Yummy) — Luna/Neville

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Neville looked back at Luna’s eyes.  He hadn’t really realized how… blue they were.  They reminded him of… well, he couldn’t quite place what they looked like.  They were a deeper blue than the sky, but lighter than the Lake, for example.  But they were so deep, emotional, soulful.  

“Oh, erm, well… I suppose, we might.  I want to find someone… eventually… I mean, you definitely will, you’re so nice, but — ” Neville trailed off in a mumble.  He had thought about girls a lot in the past few years.  Harry always seemed to get attention from girls.  Fred and George had no problem.  Ron had an obvious potential girlfriend in Hermione.  Even Slytherins like Malfoy and Zabini got attention from girls, and they were complete gits.  Why had no one looked his way? He was nice enough, right?  

But then a second’s hesitation hit the boy.  Was Luna asking him because she… she looked at him that way?  Neville hadn’t really thought of the idea consciously before, but now that the thought had traveled through his mind, he had to admit that it made his heart skip a beat.  He could easily imagine holding her hand, walking with her through Hogsmeade, maybe even kissing her —

But then she clarified, and Neville couldn’t help but feel a bit disappointed.  Of course not.  Luna, or any girl for that matter, wouldn’t see a bumbling, awkward, cowardly boy like him as anything more than a good friend.  He put on his best smile.  ”Oh, sure, Luna. Friends.  Best friends.  I don’t doubt you’ll find one really easily, Luna.  You’re…” Amazing. Wonderful. Brilliant.  ”…Great. Anyone would be lucky to have you call them your best friend.”

Luna looked at his smile, and felt her heart begin to beat very fast. Her palms were slightly sweaty. She swallowed and stood up.

“Neville, I-” her breath caught for a moment. “I wouldn’t say so much of you being my, my best friend. I’m not talking about… friendship.”

She stood in front of him and took his hands in hers. Without so much as a second glance around to see who might see them, or to rethink her actions, she leaned forward and kissed him delicately, right on the lips. She had never snogged anyone before. She had no idea what it had been like. But the second their lips touched, it felt right. It was beautiful, and heartwrenching at the same time. Her chest hurt from kissing him.

She pulled away slowly and looked at Neville’s face. “I…” Oh God. What just happened? And why… Why do I want to do it again? Luna swallowed and sat down in the chair behind her breathlessly. She stared at the floor and touched her lips with the tips of her fingers. She couldn’t understand this. She had to talk to someone. Someone had to know, and help her understand. She couldn’t even talk. She didn’t understand.

"What’da ya —" Neville’s voice caught in his throat as Luna knelt and grabbed his hands.  His heartbeat quickened slightly.  Then all the sudden, it happened.  

Neville felt that electricity again course through his body.  Luna.  And he.  Were kissing? The moment was short, but seemed to last for hours.  When Luna leaned back, Neville sat in stunned silence.  

"Oh…" he whispered.  He was so shocked.  Someone, Luna, had kissed him.  On the lips. Not because of a dare, but because she wanted too.  Neville, quite out of place and confused, looked down at the ground.  "Erm… Wow."

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Pudding (Because It’s Yummy) — Luna/Neville

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Neville’s face paled slightly as he heard about the Acromantula.  He wasn’t scared of spiders, per say.  But he certainly wouldn’t want to run into one of those… He could only imagine how panicked Ron would be if he ever saw a giant spider like those.  The Glumbubble didn’t sound too bad though.  Well, apart from the melancholy fluid.  

Neville nodded at mention of the Grindylows.  ”Yeah, Harry told me about those after the challenge in the Black Lake last year.  He said they were really mean.  And those were the things that tried to drag Fleur under when she had to be pulled out, right?”  

Neville marveled at Luna’s knowledge, she was able to recite facts from these animals without even looking at the page.  Well, Neville was the same way with plants, but it was nice to see someone equally obsessed with something.  

Luna nodded somberly. “Yes. It was really quite sad, but she tried at least. At least she wasn’t killed. That’s something to be happy about.”

Luna looked Neville directly in the eyes and smiled. Her heart seemed to beat a lot faster than usual. Every part of her was telling her to keep getting closer to him. But she pushed it back and forced herself to remain calm, like nothing was wrong. Yet, she almost wondered whether Neville felt the same way… Of course he doesn’t. Don’t even start thinking like that. You’ll just drive yourself mad, she told herself.

“Neville,” she whispered. “Do you think people like you and me will ever find someone? Like, someone like my Dad had my Mum, and your parents had each other? Someone to rely on.”

She thought about what she said, and decided to try and make it seem less obvious about what she was asking. “Just someone that they can depend on, no matter what happens. Like, a best friend of sorts.”

Neville looked back at Luna’s eyes.  He hadn’t really realized how… blue they were.  They reminded him of… well, he couldn’t quite place what they looked like.  They were a deeper blue than the sky, but lighter than the Lake, for example.  But they were so deep, emotional, soulful.  

"Oh, erm, well… I suppose, we might.  I want to find someone… eventually… I mean, you definitely will, you’re so nice, but — " Neville trailed off in a mumble.  He had thought about girls a lot in the past few years.  Harry always seemed to get attention from girls.  Fred and George had no problem.  Ron had an obvious potential girlfriend in Hermione.  Even Slytherins like Malfoy and Zabini got attention from girls, and they were complete gits.  Why had no one looked his way? He was nice enough, right?  

But then a second’s hesitation hit the boy.  Was Luna asking him because she… she looked at him that way?  Neville hadn’t really thought of the idea consciously before, but now that the thought had traveled through his mind, he had to admit that it made his heart skip a beat.  He could easily imagine holding her hand, walking with her through Hogsmeade, maybe even kissing her —

But then she clarified, and Neville couldn’t help but feel a bit disappointed.  Of course not.  Luna, or any girl for that matter, wouldn’t see a bumbling, awkward, cowardly boy like him as anything more than a good friend.  He put on his best smile.  ”Oh, sure, Luna. Friends.  Best friends.  I don’t doubt you’ll find one really easily, Luna.  You’re…” Amazing. Wonderful. Brilliant.  ”…Great. Anyone would be lucky to have you call them your best friend.”

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I’m going on a retreat, so I won’t be able to get online until Friday afternoon/night.  Feel free to reply to paras, and I’ll reply as soon as I get back.  And if you want to start a para with me, go ahead, and I’ll respond as soon as I can!  Love you all and sorry I’ll be off all day tomorrow!  :(

Pudding (Because It’s Yummy) — Luna/Neville

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“Oh.” Neville said, blinking a few times.  ”Fleas?  I don’t think I’d want them flying around in my head…”  He grinned a bit, watching Luna change position.  She seemed to brighten up a bit, which caused Neville to smile.    He did enjoy spending all this time with Luna.  She was wonderful to be around.  

“Oh, but you know loads more about animals than I do.  And you’ve been learning about them since forever… I just started really researching Herbology a few years ago.  Really, you’re brilliant.”  He smiled back at Luna, trying to make her feel more at ease.  

“So, what other creatures can you tell me about, Miss Lovegood?”

Luna smiled and looked at the ceiling, thinking. “Well, there’s the Acromantula. That’s a huge spider. It can do regular human speech, but it’s known as a beast because of it’s violence. The legs itself can grow up to 15 feet tall. It was believed to be created by wizard experimentation.”

She didn’t even need the book to recite that. She knew most of the creatures by heart. She sighed.

“There’s also the Glumbubble. Those cause melancholy with the fluid it produces. Their fluid can also be used as an antidote for hysteria if you’ve eaten Alihotsy leaves. They love Nettles.”

Luna flipped over a few pages over and pointed out a Grindylow. “I think you might know what these are. They’re called Grindylows. They’re mainly known as water demons, and live in the bottom of the Black Lake. They’re not nice creatures, but they can be tamed slightly by merpeople.”

Neville’s face paled slightly as he heard about the Acromantula.  He wasn’t scared of spiders, per say.  But he certainly wouldn’t want to run into one of those… He could only imagine how panicked Ron would be if he ever saw a giant spider like those.  The Glumbubble didn’t sound too bad though.  Well, apart from the melancholy fluid.  

Neville nodded at mention of the Grindylows.  ”Yeah, Harry told me about those after the challenge in the Black Lake last year.  He said they were really mean.  And those were the things that tried to drag Fleur under when she had to be pulled out, right?”  

Neville marveled at Luna’s knowledge, she was able to recite facts from these animals without even looking at the page.  Well, Neville was the same way with plants, but it was nice to see someone equally obsessed with something.  

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