Originally posted by PhoeniXof_Hades@Anu: Though I'm not terribly fond of H/D, I won't deny at times I had had this strangest feeling that Draco does infact feels something for Harry (though we have absoulutely no way of knowing that since the entire saga was described through Harry's perspective). Maybe J.K.R, who had already gone through a lot of bashings due to the contents of her books, didn't want more of it, so deliberately she had hidden any same gender pairing? LIke she did with Dumbledore's one; kept him inside the closet, atleast in the books.
I do agree that a small relationship (doesn't need to be a serious one) b/w HD could have very easily spiced up the book even more, and given that, as you said, both are represantatives of their respective houses, a relationship b/w them would mean the pairing of not only these two boys but also their houses. Since one of J.K.R's main motive for writing was to get rid of predujices in the world, this could have beena a very nice way of showing that. Also not to mention the millions of fanfics I have read about this couple proves that they have got a large amount of fans.
However, I have always preffered Harry/Ron as a couple over Harry/Draco; dunno why, though. Their friendship had amazed me from time to time...not a a serious one though.
BTW just out of curiousity, do you not like Ron (asking after reading your last statement)?
Oh, wouldn't a Hermione/Luna pair be great, too The complete opposite girls, not only physically but also in thoughts and views of the world, coming together?
Completely seconded! I think it'd be fair to say that both Draco and Harry have a very [un]healthy obsession with each other. If the number of times Harry mentions him in HBP is any indication... then, he thinks more of Draco than he does of his one true love Ginny which is kind of sad. I think even in the last book, the whole Slytherin-Gryffindor is largely left unresolved with the Gryffindors and the other two houses isolating the Slytherins so an H/D relationship might have provided some sort of closure for that.
To be honest, I've never entertained the thought of Harry/Ron as a couple. I admire their fierce friendship but their might be the problem of clashing egos in a long-term relationship but then again, that's a problem for almost every relationship so maybe Harry/Ron would work great. Ha. I don't hate Ron. I think that given his loyalty to the Gryffindor house, he might get comically angry if his sister or his closest friend was to fraternize with "the enemy" -- kind of like with Viktor Krum in GoF.
Hm..Luna-Hermione would be a rather unorthodox pairing but I don't think they'd work in the romantic context. I've always though of Hermione's potential would-be partner as being someone who knows their mind, is intelligent enough to hold their own (as much as I adore Hermione, she can be a push-over quite a few times) and not be steam-rolled by Hermione. Luna's whimsy, notwithstanding her intelligence, might drive Hermione over the edge because Hermione is gung-ho about being logical and rational. When it comes to Luna, I think I'd stick with the Luna/Harry pairing. The boy's got so much so much of the hard and cold reality in his life that Luna's other worldliness would provide a contrast to that. Plus, it's not like Luna is loony - she does have wisdom to share and does express her opinion when she feels the need to. There's also that she can be supportive and comforting, as seen in OOTP where her presence has a soothing effect on Harry.