Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Blogfest - Harry Potter Style

Michael (a badazz blogger of mine) is hosting the fabulous Christmas Harry Potter Blogfest!

I know this is no surprise...

I love HaRrY pOtTeR

So of course I jumped at the chance to write a piece. Granted, I'll admit this is poor writing, but I have yet to back out a blog fest and I'm not about to start... so without further ado I give you...

Neville & Luna @ The Christmas Dance

I quite like Christmas. I’ve never fit in easily but I must say that Harry has made it very easy. My dad says it must be all the times I’ve let Harry know he’s not alone, I mean everyone else thought he was crazy when he noticed the Thestrals, but I knew better.

“Hi Harry,” I sang as he walked through the hallway.

“Hello Luna, you look very nice.” He said, always a gentleman.

“Thank you,”

“Would you like to walk with me?” he asked.

“No thank you, I’m waiting for Neville. We’re going to the Christmas dance together,” I said excited.

“Well then, have a great time.” He said walking toward the great room with every girl in school following closely behind.

I swayed back and forth staring out the hall window, letting the nerves flutter out with the dose of witelinger I’d taken before they got the best of me. I’d never been asked to a dance as an actual date before; it was sort of hard to believe.

“Hi Luna,” Neville said, sweat beads forming on his scalp.

“Are you nervous?” I asked his blank stare surprised.

“Um, yeah, a little” he said before clearing his throat, “Are you ready?”

“Yes.” I grabbed his open hand and we walked to the party.

“You look nice,” his nerves were a little overwhelming.

“You know, daddy says that if you give yourself a little witelinger it takes away your nerves,” grabbing what was left from my bag I handed it to Neville, his face scrunched up as he examined the few slivers I had left.

“Are you sure about this?” he asked.

“Positive, I just took some myself.” I said approvingly.

He popped them in his mouth, quickly chewed and swallowed, his hand lightened and his feet felt a bit lighter as he walked, we moved a lot more quickly to the great room and as we entered we were hit with streamers, loud music and several smiling faces.

“Would you like to dance?” he asked.

“That would be lovely,” I said leading him to the dance floor.

We held hand to hand and moved slowly to the melody as the remaining couples joined us in the big oval space. The white snowflakes fell from the ceiling and the invisible glass held them high for pure viewing pleasure, the ice sculptures were perfect for the Christmas dance.

“You know Luna, you’re one of a kind,” Neville said.

“Unique is the best way to be I’ve heard.” I replied.

“You definitely have it down.” he said.

The rest of the evening we laughed, danced and even after the witelinger faded Neville’s nerves remained in control.

So there is my (less than 500 words) story for Michael's blogfest! Be sure to check out the other entrants! They will not disappoint!


PK HREZO said...

Super cute. Luna is one of my fave characters. :)

Laura S. said...

So fun! Neville and Luna! I just started re-reading the Harry Potter books yesterday. I can't help but speed-read even though I already know what's going to happen! They're so good no matter hpw many times I read them... which is way too many to count, lol.

Have a great weekend, Jen!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like fun. I need to read the books, and see the new movie.
How are you doing?
Have a wonderful weekend!


Elena Solodow said...

I was always a Luna/Harry shipper myself...but this was cute!

Jen, I'd love for you to participate in my 100 words for $100 blogfest. Details are on my blog. Thanks!

Unknown said...

aww sweet. What a great scene with these two characters.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Fun Jen,

I love that you hooked up Luna and Neville together and you caught their spirit. Nice twist that you put yourself in Luna's dancing shoes.

I'm so glad you had the time to participate and thanks for all the shout outs! You're the best.

I hope you have time to read mine and the others.


N. R. Williams said...

I love Luna and Neville. I'm so glad you featured them in your story. It is sweet.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Nicki Elson said...

LOVE Luna, and in my opinion she and Neville make a fine couple. This was a very cute & sweet entry to the blogfest, and your description of the setting makes me feel all Christmassy. :)

Hart Johnson said...

Very cute! I adore Luna, and I always thought Luna and Neville would be a good pairing. I like it!

Donea Lee said...

What a cute couple! I think you really had Luna's voice down - I could hear her in my head perfectly as I read. :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I always wanted to see Luna have a larger role in the stories. Now, thanks to your delightful entry, I have my wish. You gave me a wonderful Christmas present. Thanks!

Cherie Reich said...

What a cute story! I'm still a little miffed that Luna and Neville didn't get together in the end. They were cute together.

The Words Crafter said...

I absolutely love Luna, thanks for showing her off so sweetly!

erica and christy said...

Aww, Luna's such a sweetie. And yes, unique. Wonderful story!

Unknown said...

You definitely captured the essence of Luna. Well done!


Emma said...

Aw how sweet! I adore Luna and Neville as a couple, I just think they're so perfect for one and other! Lovely writing :)

Summer Ross said...

This was sweet and endearing. I really enjoyed reading it Jen!

Dominic de Mattos said...

Awwww ... they make a lovely couple!

Great entry Jen.


Editor Cassandra said...

Didn't Neville go with Ginny?

Either way, cute scene!

Brenda Drake said...

You really nailed Luna's voice here - I completely adore Neville and love Luna's quirkiness, so this was a treat to read! :D

Golden Eagle said...

I love Luna! She's a great character. :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Awww, that was so sweet, Jen!

Lisa Galek said...

Awesome! I love Luna! I wrote about the Yule Ball, too - it seems like the perfect holiday setting :)

Anonymous said...

Ooh you chose Luna too. Great minds. Yes I always thought Neville and Luna would make a lovely couple. :O)

Melissa said...

Awesome Jen! (Though you already know I like it!) This entry was super sweet and cute. Love it!

PS. You're at 1005 followers!!! WTH girl! Let's pour ourselves some peppermint schnapps and some hot chocolate and get our holiday drink on!

Erin Kane Spock said...

Unique is the best way to be. Great entry. I could hear Luna's voice throughout.

Shelley Sly said...

This is so cute! I love both Luna and Neville, so I think you made a great choice! :D Thanks for sharing!

Su said...

Yay, another Luna fan!

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Meredith said...

Aww, I love Luna! And cutie pie Neville. SO much fun!

Sara B. Larson said...

Ah, I love Luna and Neville. JK created the most memorable characters. :)