Harry wanted a new trunk. And not just any trunk, but one with multiple compartments that he could use to train in over the summer. Too bad the need to breathe got in the way.
- Mocking the average fic-writer's inability to come up with original ideas is as noble a pursuit as any, however...
Everyone's argument against trunks with rooms seems to be the lack of ventilation.
Aren't they forgetting that Moody spent the better part of a school year at the bottom of the very same trunk that made the 'multi-room trunk' a cliché?
Sure, they're in every story now, but they're also canon; something that can't be said for other clichés, like super-wands with eight cores and a fist-sized diamond at the tips, goblin credit cards, and the Imperius Potion Bellatrix took on the night of her forced wedding.
Yeah, I know I'm preaching to the choir about those last few things. Hehe. People knocking on trunks with bedroom-sized compartments just leave me scratching my head sometimes. :)