When asked why I ship Harry/Hermione (Harmony), I realize ‘because they’re perfect for each other’ doesn’t cut it. So here, in semi-order, are the top 5 reasons I ship Harmony. I understand these will intermingle at points but I’m going to try to keep them as separate as…
What I consider to be the ULTIMATE Harmony video.
❥ My Endless List of Favorite Harry & Hermione Moments → ”She’s only interested on you because she thinks you’re the Chosen One!”
Saw Brave today and while watching it I was thinking that Merida could easily be Rose Potter. We all know Harry is the father of Rose after all his mother was a red-head so he will carry the red head gene. Her hair is so hermioneish.
It was the end of his First Year when Harry realized what Hermione was doing.
He was just looking for some quiet time, a little break from the chaos surrounding the House Cup upheaval. The small table in the corner of the library had just enough sunlight to be properly lit, but was dark enough to still be in the shadows.
Of course, Hermione was there, writing down everything she wanted to study and read over the summer. Her bushy hair was flying everywhere and her eyes were flickering over the page too fast for Harry to even keep up with.
What got his attention was the quill in Hermione’s hand. Specifically, the pattern is seemed to be tapping out. Every downward flick of the quill seemed to correspond to a word Hermione was mouthing. He sat, fascinated, watching the young witch use some sort of musical memory to memorize all of her information. That’s bloody brilliant.
He promised himself to watch Hermione more carefully next year. After all, he needed all the help he could get in Potions. Maybe a little music memory was for the best.
Second year rolled around and Harry found himself disappointed. Hermione seemed to have abandoned the quill-tapping method in favor of head bobbing. Every time he went with Hermione to study (much to Ron’s distress: “C’mon, Harry, just one more game of Wizard’s Chess?”), he attempted to match the mystical bobbing of Hermione’s head in an effort to find the magical rhythm that would lead him to academic success.
He ended up looking like a spastic chicken. He never managed to match Hermione’s rhythm. And, though Petunia Dursley would never admit it, she was a little afraid her nephew had finally lost it after she caught him doing his chores and bobbing his head. It must’ve been some sort of ritual.
During their third year, Harry was committed to keeping up with Hermione’s rhythm. With a groan, he realized she had once again changed her method. Instead of head bobbing, she was foot tapping. Harry still doesn’t talk about the time Hermione found him looking none too discretely under the table. A lot of blushing and stammering later, Harry came clean.
“Harry, what are you doing?”
Hermione blinked at Harry’s rushed sentence. But she was Hermione Granger and one of her best friends was Ron Weasley—she had some experience in deciphering conversation between muffled mouths of food.
“Harry, you can’t just match my rhythm. You have to find your own. Think of it like dancing. No one dances the same. They keep a basic count in their head, but you remember the steps differently.”
Harry didn’t really believe her, but Hermione had her teaching face on and was looking expectant, so he just nodded.
For the next few years, Harry looked to Hermione in the common room or in the library. She went from foot tapping, to finger tapping, to some sort of wrist twirling, and finally she rested on some form of hip sashaying. Which did absolutely nothing for Harry’s concentration.
Still, he was more than surprised when no one seemed to catch on or mention Hermione’s studying habits. Surely someone else had noticed that Hermione was constantly tapping out some sort of beat.
In the common room, she walked with a little jaunt to and from the dorm room to the portrait hole.
In the classroom, she reverted back to quill tapping. Well, he supposed Professor Snape noticed, but it was more of a “Granger, are you incapable of sitting still for 5 minutes or are you determined to start demonstrating your prowess at dancing as well?”.
Still, no one seemed to notice that Hermione lived her life in a rhythm. It dictated every one of her movements.
He spent six years trying, and failing, to match her rhythm. It never quite clicked.
Every time he thought he had finally matched her, she changed her beat.
He didn’t know when watching Hermione stopped being about finding a new study method, and more about just observing the way her muscles and tendons moved across her arms and legs to the beat she chose. Or the way he pony tail bounced side to side as she walked across the library. Or the way she always turned the radio on when she was feeling down.
Hermione just lived her life to some sort of unheard beat.
He sighed, giving up. He would never understand.
But then 7th Year happened.
And the rhythm died from Hermione’s body.
She stopped tapping her foot, she stopped moving her hips side to side as she set up the wards.
The radio hadn’t been touched in days.
Harry didn’t know why he was mad at Ron—for abandoning them or for killing the rhythm in Hermione.
Well, he wouldn’t stand for it. Hermione was sitting there, curled in on herself, completely motionless. No more. He stood and went to turn on the radio. Some slow, slightly mournful song came on. This is gonna have to do.
He reached for Hermione. He didn’t know what beat she moved to. He didn’t even know what beat he moved to. But he would try. Anything to get her moving. To get her smiling.
She was stiff at first. Unyielding and hesitant to move. But then he smiled and she gave in and they were moving.
For every push, she pulled. Every step he took forward, she took back. Until they were falling into the dance together, bodies pressed together, soaking up warmth and joy and they were creating a rhythm all their own.
His chest tightened in pleasure as he heard her laughter. She finally pulled away and he grinned when he saw Hermione’s hips swish back and forth as she reached to turn off the radio.
He just grinned stupidly.
Because it finally clicked.
His rhythm was not meant to match Hermione’s.
It was meant to compliment it.
They moved in perfect harmony.
- 1. Because they are suited.
- 2. Because they think on the same level.
- 3. Because they don’t need parallels, but Lily and James would approve.
- 4. Because in times of trouble, they reach out for each other.
- 5. Because they compliment each other.
- 6. Because Hermione wanted Harry to be a Prefect with her.
- 7. Because Harry and Hermione have friendship, bravery and love.
- 8. Because they admire each other.
- 9. Because he thinks she’s jaw-droppingly attractive.
- 10. Because Harry doesn’t want to disappoint Hermione with low scores.
- 11. Because they talk about each other to their crushes.
- 12. Because they have the same first two initials and would have the same three if married.
- 13. Because Hermione is willing to risk their friendship to protect him.
- 14. Because their kids won’t look like Ronald McDonald.
- 15. Because this ship does not need crappy looking manips.
- 16. Because Hermione knows Harry more than anyone else.
- 17. Because she’s excited that Harry gets to use the Prefect’s Bathroom.
- 18. Because they move instinctively together.
- 19. Because their dates have been jealous of their bond.
- 20. Because Hermione gives Harry a hug that nearly knocks him flat.
- 21. Because they have caring, comfort, and chemistry.
- 22. Because Hermione gave Harry his first hug and his first kiss.
- 23. Because Harry remembered her when no one else did.
- 24. Because it was Hermione’s idea for Harry to lead Dumbledore’s Army.
- 25. Because we don’t like forced big happy (Weasley) families.
- 26. Because Harry always has Hermione in his head whenever he is.
- 27. Because Harry was the one who got mad at Snape when he called her an insufferable know-it-all; not Ron.
- 28. Because Harry needs Hermione badly.
- 29. Because when things get tough, they instinctively cling to each other.
- 30. Because true friendship is better than bitter diatribe.
- 31. Because they both know what it’s like coming from muggle upbringing.
- 32. Because our ship doesn’t need canon to sail.
- 33. Because Hermione thinks Harry is more fanciable than ever.
- 34. Because Hermione is always willing to help Harry.
- 35. Because they rode on the hippogriff; the symbol of love.
- 36. Because Harry still put Hermione first while he was with Ginny.
- 37. Because Hermione always watches Harry’s Quidditch matches.
- 38. Because Hermione knew all about Harry before she knew him.
- 39. Because Crookshanks loves Harry and not Ron.
- 40. Because they are able to disagree without calling each other names.
- 41. Because they actually respect one another.
- 42. Because Hermione Potter sounds much better than Hermione Weasley.
- 43. Because we’re not into the Harry’s Oedipus complex.
- 44. Because Hermione always has Harry’s best interests at heart.
- 45. Because they both have hair problems.
- 46. Because a great wizard deserves the brightest witch.
- 47. Because Harry cut his date with Cho short to meet Hermione.
- 48. Because the Harry Potter movie producers and the WB promote them.
- 49. Because Hermione calms Harry down.
- 50. Because Hermione is willing to break the rules for Harry.
- 51. Because Harry sides with Hermione over Ron in Half-Blood Prince.
- 52. Because they can communicate without words.
- 53. Because the best romances come from deep friendship.
- 54. Because Harry didn’t break her heart like Ron did.
- 55. Because they always save one another when the other is in danger.
- 56. Because she goes to all of his Quidditch matches even when they’re fighting.
- 57. Because his dream with Cho turned into one with Hermione in.
- 58. Because she lost interest in Quidditch when Harry is banned, even if Ron is still playing.
- 59. Because a Christmas night visit at a graveyard is the most romantic scene JKR ever made and it was a Harry/Hermione scene.
- 60. Because she conjures roses for his parents’ graves.
- 61. Because they have “charged” moments.
- 62. Because he closes his eyes at her very touch.
- 63. Because he felt like fainting at her falling in the battle of the Department of Mysteries.
- 64. Because he made it even to block Voldemort from his mind when she was being tortured.
- 65. Because even under the Cruciatus, she didn’t betray him.
- 66. Because, “She Chooses Him.”; even Ron said it.
- 67. Because Dumbledore mentioned only Hermione and her ability to keep Harry on his feet at King’s Cross.
- 68. Because her wand works as good as if it was his.
- 69. Because Hermione remained even when Ron abandoned Harry.
- 70. Because even though Harry was furious about his broken wand, he didn’t want to hurt her.
- 71. Because only these two could feel for Dobby like none else.
- 72. Because when it was all over, Harry searched for her instead of Ginny.
- 73. Because the some of the names of the children in the Epilogue were just awful.
- 74. Because the scenes in the films that show their chemistry feel real.
- 75. Because instead of tying his shoe, she’s fighting by his side.
- 76. Because she never abandoned him.
- 77. Because he knew she’d never abandon him.
- 78. Because even if her cooking was bad, it was what kept them going.
- 79. Because he just doesn’t want to see her cry.
- 80. Because she gets frustrated when he likes Luna believing in him.
- 81. Because even if she doesn’t agree with him and they argue about it, she still follows him into battle.
- 82. Because at the Department of Mysteries, he reached for her of all people (Ginny, Ron, Luna, Neville)
- 83. Because she sent even her parents to Australia as to save them since she had “told them quiet a bit about Harry”.
- 84. Because she’s the only one not afraid of him when he’s screaming his head off.
- 85. Because Harry speaks of her in the best way to others.
- 86. Because he feels uncomfortable when Ron and Hermione kiss.
- 87. Because Harry moves automatically close to Hermione when Snape decides to split the Trio for a lesson.
- 88. Because watching map dots can’t be compared to true feelings of missing a part of you.
- 89. Because Harry calms down when Hermione calls out Voldemort’s name like Harry does himself.
- 90. Because Hermione stays with Harry when Ron leaves.
- 91. Because Hermione doesn’t even notice Ron fighting with Malfoy since she’s watching and cheering for Harry.
- 92. Because even J. K. Rowling realized that it could happen.
- 93. Because attraction involves much more than bickering and jealousy.
- 94. Because you actually have to talk when you’re not having “sun drenched kisses.”
- 95. Because Harry doesn’t know what a sister is. (He never had one!)
- 96. Because we support the heart monster.
- 97. Becasue Harry doesn’t need a book to understand Hermione.
- 98. Becasue Voldemort saw it…and he may be evil but he’s not stupid.
- 99. Because if he’s nobody, that’s fine with her.
- 100. Because Harry needs a partner, not a fan girl.
- 102. Because all that’s missing from Hermione’s Patronus is a P.
- 103. Because even Mr. Weasley warned the boys that they should never go for looks alone.
- 104. Because Harry can easily finish her sentences.
- 105. Because Hermione knows when Harry is lying.
- 106. Because she knows it’s not his fault that he gets all the attention he doesn’t want.
- 107. Becasuse “When he’d finally got all his clothes on the right parts of his body, he hurried off to find Hermione.”
- 108. Because he pays attention to the way her lips move. (“They think I’m talking to myself.” “Don’t move your lips so much then.”)
- 109. Because when Hermione stops talking, his mind goes blank.
- 110. Because Hermione breaks the rules to help him.
- 111. Because Harry is startled when he finds out Neville asked Hermione to the Yule ball.
- 112. Because Harry can define her smile; he can even notice the difference between her regular smile and her more mischievous smile.
- 113. Because Hermione brings out the best in him, even when he’s jumping down her and Ron’s throats.
- 114. Because Harry listens to Hermione at any rate.
- 115. Because Hermione is almost always the first to protest against those who dislike Harry the most.
- 116. Because Harmony is the World… indeed.
So today while thinking of Harmony I took some time to stop and realize how much time I actually spend thinking of them during the day. AND WOW.
If my class is too boring, my mind goes all:
And if it’s not:
During breakfast, lunch and dinner: