The young Ravenclaw girl sleeping at the table was stirred by the rattling library windows. Luna rubbed her eyes, and stood up.
I must have fallen asleep, she thought as she collected her books. It must be nearly midnight.
Luna strolled down the dark hallway toward her common room when she heard a noise. She stopped and looked back into the shadows. Her fingers slipped into her pocket and grabbed a large red rock. She'd thought it looked interesting when she'd picked it up. Now she was glad she had.
Luna held the rock tightly and moved forward one step. A shuffle of feet was heard as though someone was standing up.
"Ow!" a voice yelped, and a thud came as the person fell back to the ground. Luna looked back to her hand to find that the rock was no longer in it. Oops.
"Lumos," the blond girl muttered, and the shape of Neville Longbottom was illuminated on the floor. "What are you doing?" Luna asked with a curious glint in her eye.
"I forgot the password. Everyone else is asleep, so no one is here to let me in." Neville scooted back against the wall, and picked up one of his books with a sigh.
Luna cocked her head to the side, as if pondering something, then promptly sat down on the floor next to Neville.
"Wha-" Neville began. "Well I suppose I can't leave you here by yourself." Luna stated matter-of-factily.
She pulled out the lastest edition of the Quibbler and began to read. Neville focus on his herbology books, glancing over Luna's shoulder when she pointed out something interesting.
Hours passed and morning came. Hermione Granger stepped out of the Gryffindor common room to find a small crowd gathered in the hall.
"What's all the commotion for?" She asked Harry and Ron, who were at the back of the crowd. "See for yourself," Ron chuckled with a grin.
Hermione cut throught the crowd to see Neville Longbottom and "Looney" Luna Lovegood sitting on the floor. Both were fast asleep, books in hand, leaning on each others shoulders. A small smile could be seen on the face of both Neville and Luna.
Giggles and Awww's spread through the crowd before they dismissed the scene to go to breakfast. "Don't you think we 'ought to wake them?" Harry asked as they walked away. "Nah," said Ron. "Let 'em sleep."
And they did.