What if Luna responded differently to Harry during their conversation before the leaving feast? AU set near the end of OoTP. Harry/Luna
(#) selenepotter 2008-07-18 12:40:26 PMI never understood why Hermione has no trouble at all believing in Vampires, Werewolves, and Unicorns, before she's met one, but has such trouble with the posibility that Snorkacks might exist.
Author's responseWell, that question is at least easy to answer.
The most obvious main reasin is because she has read about them in books or seen them herself.
The second part is because she would naturally question anyone that stated a 'fact' without offering a shred of doubt or proof as to the veracity of their claim.
The fact that Luna's critters have such unlikely names and behaviours would raise doubt in most reasonable people's minds, so Hermione would conclude that Luna wasn't reasonable about them.
If Luna was less insistent about their existence, Hermione would be more inclined to believe her don't you think?
- I rather like your story, well written enough to grab attention and unique enough to hold it. You steer away from the worst cliches about various supporting characters. I especially like how various adults are forced to reconsider their view of Dumbledore without jumping straight into the fight against him. It does keep to the established tropes of avoiding Dumbledore rather than going offensive against him but it does it well.
I'll have to consider subverting the trope with a story where the muggleborns go after pureblood culture itself and change wizarding Britain by force. Bombing the pureblood manors, nerve-gassing Dumbledore's office, turning the Royal Marines on the Ministry and Gringotts.