Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with ﬁve beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same: Harry thought they breathed. What appeared to be ﬁne golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends … friends … friends …
Fourteen years ago, a Death Eater named Bellatrix Lestrange used the Cruciatus Curse on my parents. She tortured them for information, but they never gave in. I’m quite proud to be their son.
This hurts. A lot.
One of the scenes that I will never be able to forget from the book is the scene when they’re at the hospital and Neville’s mother comes and gives him the sweet wrapper. She’s been tortured to insanity, but some part of her, some tiny diamond hard fragment of who she was, smothered by the shattered remains of herself remembers her son enough to want to make him smile.
She gives him a present to make him smile, and you just know Neville took that sweet wrapper home with him and put it in a box with all the other random pieces of rubbish she has given to him over the past 14 years.
This is why Neville’s story makes me hurt much more than Harry. Neville’s parents are still there. He can still see them and touch them, but he can never and will never know what they think of him, of what he has become. But no matter what happens, he will do every damn thing he can to be a man they would be proud of. Even if he’s scared, he will be brave because they were.
Re: Neville will never know what they think of him: it’s interesting that Harry, for all he never knew his parents, interacts with them quite a lot for an orphan. Both the Priori Incantatem spell and the Resurrection Stone let Lily and James talk to Harry. They tell him how brave he is and how proud they are and how much they love him.
Neville gets a bubblegum wrapper.
"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends"
July 30th 1980 - Happy Birthday Neville Longbottom
My favorite line in Harry Potter.
THESE ARE SO COOL! LOOK AT DRACO ASDFGHKJJL’AS
has someone made a fic of this yet?
i really want to read this holy shit
Neville was chosen to lead an army.
The Casts Favorite Lines From the Harry Potter Series
Matthew Lewis, who plays who plays Neville, has undergone a bigger physical transformation than any other person who works in those films to the point that, when I went to the read through of Half Blood Prince, we were all sitting in this great square and they put all the tables from the Great Hall into this big square so everyone’s facing inwards for the read through. And facing me were Dan, and Rupert, and Emma, and Evanna, and Bonnie, and the main lot. And there’s this really big cool guy sitting there, with a bit of stubble and wearing this woolen hat, and a leather jacket, and I didn’t recognize him, and my eyes pass on, and I sort of thought, ‘That will be the guy they’ve got playing McLaggen’. And then I thought, ‘Where’s Matthew?’ and I looked at him and my god, when did that happen? -JK ROWLING
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