Luna Longbottom

August 9, 2013

Professor Longbottom,

How are you?

There are a lot of questions that I want to ask to you, but most burning one is Why you didn’t marry/ propose Luna . You both were like most natural couple in Hogwarts even though it was not official.

Thanks & Regards,

Ron Malfoy

Dear Mr. Malfoy,

I get asked this question an awful lot. As a professor, I try to keep my romantic life away from prying students, but to satisfy the persistent ones, I think I’ll break my rule this time. Luna and I… Well, Luna is a fantastic witch; she’s a brilliant magizoologist and has a personality that’s all her own. She has never said a mean word about anybody, and she doesn’t have the insecurities that most of us do. I’ve always admired her, and we ended up dating during the summer after the Battle of Hogwarts.

During that time Luna and I realized that we just weren’t right for each other. That’s something that I think a lot of people don’t understand: just because you are compatible with someone doesn’t mean you will stay with them forever. Love is much more complicated than that. Luna and I got along like a Heliopath in a hay barn, as she would say, but we both need different things from a husband or wife. Luna is like a butterfly – she’s restless and interested in everything around her. I’d never be able to keep up with her expeditions. I’d much rather settle down to care for my brood of Mimbletonia, which require constant care. I have no desire to travel the world and hunt rare beasts, thank you very much! So while it was nice to have somebody close after everything that happened that year, Luna and I parted ways when she started her seventh year. Now that she’s out of school and a proper Magizoologist, she travels all over the world, and honestly I’ve never been happier that I decided to stay right here in England. Some of the stories in her letters make Nagini seem like a petulant Ashwinder!

We are still fast friends, and exchange owls quite frequently. She’ll sometimes post me an interesting seed from Patagonia or Arakan or someplace, and I’ll send her some Gurdyroot (which doesn’t grow too well outside of Devon). Her husband Rolf seems a decent fellow. I’ve only met him a handful of times when they come back to visit from wherever they’d been exploring. I’m chuffed that she found someone that a witch like her deserves. As for me, well, Hannah is everything I could have hoped for, but that’s another matter entirely…

Neville

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