You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her.
Junot Diaz - This is How you Lose Her (via stevenbong)
You know what actually this part really pissed me off. Not that people stood behind Harry but because Pansy is being vilified for that totally legitimate action: Voldemort, the terror of their time, the dark wizard of all dark wizards, is going to spare their lives if he’s given this ONE KID. These are all children, she wants her life, she wants her friends to live, she doesn’t want war and fighting and death. She thinks sacrificing that one life is better than causing the deaths of all these other people, including herself. And everyone acts like this is a shameful decision and she’s a horrible person for thinking it, well fuck that.
And then ALL the Slytherins get locked up in the dungeon as if they’re going to turn traitor on them, completely negating any sense of unity and friendship that the stupid hat was singing about a couple books back. Fuck this scene and the judgey people and couldn’t someone have looked at Pansy sympathetically and said the fighting wouldn’t end with that one sacrifice or that Voldemort was too far gone and too evil to be bargaining with and that this was worth fighting for? Couldn’t they have been given any sympathy or understanding at all?
With out Harry sacrificing himself in the way he did he would have never survived voldemort knowing he survive the killing curse a second time. He survived because voldemorts sevenths horcrux was in Harry . During the fighting , however Harry saves Draco malfoy. Once Harry decides to turn himself in though (knowing he is killing the horcrux) he ends up surviving the killing curse because voldemort kills the horcrux instead of Harry. It is though, that Harry truly survives because malfoy’s mother pronounces Harry dead on voldemorts request. She only pronounces him dead because Harry nods his head that Draco is alive and safe. If he turned himself in before he saved Draco and killed the other four horcruxes (the crown, chalice, snake, and himself) voldemort would have taken over and destroyed the peace between muggles and wizards. You as a muggle and myself and all your friends and family would be slaves to voldemort. His friends knew this.