Luna's mother

Luna's mother was a lot of things. Characters belong to Rowling.

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"Mum, why does the sun shine?"

"It's because it is so very happy, so it smiles a lot."

"Dad says it's because it's a large ball of gas burning out in space."

"Well, that's true too."

"Oh."

And that was Luna's mother.

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"'m not sleepy..."

"Why don't you try closing your eyes, little love?"

"Can you read my another story. Just one. Please?"

"Oh, all right... Once upon a time, not very far from here, there was a mole princess named Luna, living under the biggest tree in the forest..."

And that was Luna's mother.

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"Come on Luna, hurry up, we have time for another go!"

"I LOVE the roundabout, mum!"

"So do I darling... Weeeeee!"

And that was Luna's mother.

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"Here! If we wait here, your father thinks we just might have a chance to see the Crumpled Horned Snorkack."

"But what does it look like, mum?"

"We will know when we see it."

And that was Luna's mother.

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"Mum, is it true that every star has a name?"

"Oh, they have much more than that. Your dad knows a lot of their muggle names, and you will learn many of their wizard names at Hogwarts."

"But what do they call themselves?"

"Come closer, my little love, and I will sing their names for you."

And that was Luna's mother.

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"To be a Loony means that you are unique, you know, and you are. There is no one in the whole wide world that is quite like you. I think it is a rather nice thing to say, actually."

"But it doesn't sound nice the way they say it."

"It doesn't matter the way they say it. The important thing is the way you hear it."

And that was Luna's mother.

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"What are you doing, mum?"

"Oh, I'm just talking to the ants."

"What do they say?"

"A lot of ant things, you know."

"I wish the ants would talk to me."

"If you are really polite to them, and listen really well, they might."

And that was Luna's mother.

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"Mum... I met a girl today, in the mist. We played and had fun... can I see her again?"

"Mum?"

"Yes... yes of course you can my darling. You're growing up so fast... but I think the time has come for you to learn how to Dance."

And that was Luna's mother.

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"Listen to the raindrops when they fall. Listen to the trees when they drink. Listen to the fleeting kiss Night gives Day when they meet for just a moment in dusk. Listen to the world, Luna my love, and Dance to the music it plays. Sing for the sky in its own voice, sing for all that is. Because that is you too."

And that was Luna's mother.

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"And now, if you add just a few strands of unicorn fur, the potion clears up, and should be stable."

"Why unicorn. Wouldn't horse work just as well?"

"I'm not sure. Let us try it and find out."

And that was Luna's mother.

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"Life is such a wonderful thing. There are so many things to do, so many places to go to, so many adventures to have."

"Can you and me have one, mum?"

"We already have one, my darling!"

And that was Luna's mother.

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"I love you, Luna."

"I love you too, mum."

And that was Luna's mother.

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"Mum? Mum? Why are you so cold? Why aren't you breathing? Please, mum, wake up. Please..."

And that was Luna's mother.