Right, what could two people possibly be doing there in the middle of the night? In a room that can't be found? Gee I wonder. (Harry is not a Ravenclaw. :P)
I love the idea of Luna being polyamorous, and that she's kind of at the center of all these relationships. Because let's be real, who wouldn't have a crush on Luna? She's amazing. And she's exactly the sort of person who would find polyamory to be something perfectly natural, versus Harry who at the beginning of this story has some misgivings about "sharing". Although at the end, it seems he's beginning to appreciate the idea of it and all the love going around, which is a really sweet note to end the story on, that he's starting to understand. In particular I liked the scene at Harry and Ginny's wedding, when he sees her dancing with Luna and realizes he doesn't feel jealous - it was such a nice way of showing his transformation.
I loved loved loved your Luna polyamory fic (Forbidden Fruit), and I didn't exactly realize this would have similar themes, but I'm happy it does! I think the fact that Harry was completely clueless as to what Ginny and Luna were doing together in the Room of Requirement was just. Unbelievable. Like, Harry, I know you are as observant as a brick sometimes, but please use your imagination. (This isn't an attack on your writing. I love your writing. I love your characters.)
I found the giant web of polyamory to be really funny and cute. So much love going around! Imagine if this sort of thing was commonplace in real life. I wonder if people would be happier, or if they would be prejudiced against it. (Honestly, probably the latter. People don't seem to like change.)
Harry and Ginny both being somewhat in love with Luna without knowing about the other's love is super lucky imo. Now they can both love her equally, and together. I just hope that neither of them actively cheated on the other; I know that Ginny's night with Luna was while Harry/Ginny was broken up, but I'm not sure whether Harry did anything with Luna other than that mistletoe kiss. I hope not.
Thank you for writing this! <3
I think that of all the Harry Potter characters, Luna is the one most likely to be accepting of polyamory for herself. I love the idea adopted by a lot of fandom members that she's polyamorous. And I think that's a beautiful headcanon (if only it were canon, and JKR had thought about representation before she finished publishing HP, lol) and so I think this piece is beautiful.
["Luna once heard someone say that forbidden fruit taste the sweetest, but she just wants the fruit to not be forbidden."]
This is one of the best lines in the piece, and you did a really smart job putting it in the description. This drew me in. It was clever, and witty, and poetic, and just a really good representation of how Luna thinks. I love that she has so much love to give to everyone, and that in the end, she married someone who understood her way of loving. And I hope she will get to kiss Ginny again in the future.
Even though we don't really know anything about Rolf Scamander, I liked the character you gave him, how understand he is. I think he fits Luna perfectly. And the way you wrote him will almost certainly make him the best person for Luna to marry.
That's certainly an interesting speculation--I can totally see the new 'Golden Trio' (or, the 'New Trio', as it may be) being Neville, Luna, and Ginny upon returning to Hogwarts under Snape's Headmastership. I can also see Ginny being 'untouchable' in the sense that she's with Harry--savior of the world and all that. Understandably, she's lonely, though it's impossible for Harry to return at this point. Luna and Ginny are sweet together, and I really love the innocence of the whole scene. And then it's so bittersweet and a little heartbreaking, what with Luna being taken and the whole wrap up to the war (which was bittersweet in itself), Especially given her previous situation with Tom Riddle from her first year, and, of course, everything else that has happened in between, I can imagine that Ginny would have felt great relief in his demise and Harry is finally free of him, safe to return to society. I think that's what makes the repetition of 'two friends taking comfort in each other, nothing more' even more powerful. It's the end of the Ginny x Luna ship, but it's still lingering in the end as a memory.