Sunday, August 3, 2014

HP MotW (2): Most Inspirational Moment

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a weekly meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts

I know I'm a little late posting this, but I saw the topic and I just had to share one of my favorite moments. It makes me cry every time I read it.

          A hundred dementors were advancing, gliding towards them, sucking their way closer to Harry’s despair, which was like a promise of a feast…

          He saw Ron’s silver terrier burst into the air, flicker feebly, and expire; he saw Hermione’s otter twist in midair and fade; and his own wand trembled in his hand, and he almost welcomed the oncoming oblivion, the promise of nothing, of no feeling…

          And then a silver hare, a boar, and a fox soared past Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s heads: the dementors fell back before the creatures’ approach. Three more people had arrived out of the darkness to stand beside them, their wands outstretched, continuing to cast their patronuses: Luna, Ernie, and Seamus.

          “That’s right,” said Luna encouragingly, as if they were back in the Room of Requirements and this was simply spell practice for the D.A. “That’s right, Harry… come on, think of something happy…”

          “Something happy?” he said, his voice cracked.

          “We’re all still here,” she whispered, “we’re still fighting. Come on, now…”

          There was a silver spark, then a wavering light, and then, with the greatest effort it had ever cost him, the stag bust from the end of Harry’s wand. - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (ch. 32, pg. 649)

Everything had just become too much for the Trio and when they are about to fall their friends, the people who Harry taught in the D.A., come to their rescue. I love Luna in this scene. I can just imagine her dreamy voice encouraging Harry, trying to remind him that they’re still alive, and to have hope. Without their friends Harry would have never made it as far as defeating Voldemort, he needed hope first.

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