Zany as a Flavor

A HariPo ficlet

by mew-tsubaki

Note: These characters belong to J.K. Rowling, not me. This is for Morghen's challenge in the HPFC, the Not So Perfect flaw challenge. This was HILARIOUS to write, so go check out her forum topic in the HPFC! I…also combined this with my quote challenge in the HPFC, found here (Just take out the spaces!): http : / forum. fanfiction. net/ topic /44309 /25299326 /1/ Read, review, and enjoy! And check out and join the forum challenge!

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Character: Luna Lovegood

Flaw: Unpredictable

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"Love is like war; easy to begin but very hard to stop." –Henry Louis Mencken

Luna Lovegood was Fate's sister –both were completely unfathomable.

When Harry and friends first met her, she'd been reading a newspaper upside down. She had her wand tucked behind her ear. She wore a butterbeer bottle-cap necklace and radish earrings. Even polite Hermione had slipped up and called her "Loony Lovegood." But all Luna ever did was smile.

And warn them about the Nargles.

Then Ron joined the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Harry had become Captain that year, too. Luna, ever their steadfast friend, decided on the best way to cheer them on, despite how distracting she might be. Or maybe the point was to distract the opposing team… Regardless, Luna did something no one else would:

She wore a roaring lion hat-mask-thingy. Yep. It roared all right.

Later that same year, she –despite not being very interested in Quidditch –did the unthinkable, much to Professor McGonagall's chagrin.

Luna did commentary. Obviously, that didn't last long.

After the Battle of Hogwarts and all the heartbreak that ensued from the losses, Luna surprised her friends –mainly Hermione and Ginny –by not getting together with Neville Longbottom. Sure, he was a kind boy, but he wasn't the one for Luna. Maybe it hadn't been as surprising when she'd met Rolf Scamander and married him. But no one had expected her to have kids, let alone twins.

And no one had expected her to divorce Rolf, either.

Luna only ever wore her dreamy smile, a different kind of witch. She would only ever keep surprising them.

But did that surprise have to be that she was Remus Lupin's new girlfriend?

He'd only just been dumped by Nymphadora Tonks, his now ex-wife. He had a son, too, Teddy. Teddy seemed to like Luna well enough, but he was only a preteen. It was weird for him to see his father with someone so young –and yet…

What surprised everyone the most was how well Luna worked with Remus. If only they knew that she'd more than admired him for many years…

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Okaaay… So this turned into a Rena pairing, but whatever. I love Remus with Luna. They're too cute together. This really was for all the Rena shippers! Go, Remus/Luna! XD (Check out In the Present if you want more Rena from me! :D)

And review! Thanks!

-mew-tsubaki! :3