Werewolves and Resurrection (Canon Divergent AU)
“Never? You’ve never felt those butterflies in your stomach?” Ginny asked.
Luna giggled some more.
“Is that what they are? I feel happy when I think of all my friends. Are those butterflies?” Luna asked.
Ginny felt a little sad. The evidence wasn’t supporting her hope that perhaps Luna might feel something for her.
“When you feel the butterflies… It’s like… You want to get closer to that person. You think everything they do is special and interesting and you want them to feel the same way about you. You may even want to kiss them,” Ginny said, turning her face towards Luna.
“I’ve never kissed anyone. No one has ever tried to kiss me,” Luna said.
“Sometimes people are waiting for you to make the first move,” Ginny said.
“Ginny Weasley, I don’t think anyone is waiting for me to kiss them,” Luna said, with whimsy rather than sadness.
“You might be surprised. You’re cuter than you know,” Ginny said then Luna turned red and giggled.
“What’s in the box?” Ginny asked, pointing at the wooden box that sat on her night stand.
“I got us something,” Luna said.
“Us? Really? Huh,” Ginny said, approaching the box.
“Yeah. I mean… if you want. There’s no pressure. I suppose I bought it thinking we’d have the conversation first but then it arrived and we hadn’t had the conversation,” Luna said.
“Are you nervous? It’s OK. You don’t have to be afraid with me,” Ginny said, touching Luna’s forearm.
“Oh no, I’m not nervous. I just keep forgetting, you see. You come over and we cuddle. I read to you or we start snogging and I get lost in the moment. Before you know it we’re all tangled and sweaty and the only thing I can think about is how much I love you,” Luna said.
A family picnic where old memories are discussed and the value of Hogwarts Houses are debated.
Written for R/S 24 Hour Challenge (prompt by wildflame.)
(March 10, 2060)
It's Remus Lupin's 100th birthday.