It’s the 13th! I’m happy. I like 13’s. Also, it’s a Saturday, which makes it that much better.
Doesn’t mean it’s gonna be a good day, though…bah. Off days.
I move back to OWU tomorrow [yay!] which means that I’m moving out of the house tomorrow [nay]. I shall survive…but I shall be sad. It’s a good thing I only live twenty minutes from school! Ha.
Alright. So, when last we left Harry, he was dreading returning to school to take Occlumency lessons from Snape. Well, Harry has had his first lesson [and a lot of drama], and now he’s even more agitated than he was before. Funny how that works.
Sad to say, it seems as if Occlumency lessons aren’t going so well. I mean, yeah, Harry might be learning to guard his mind…but one of two things is happening; either 1) he’s rubbish at mental guarding or 2) Snape is rubbish at teaching mental guarding. I really don’t think it can be both. Or there could be a third option; it gets worse before it gets better, just like a fever [thanks for that idea, Hermione!]. I really personally think that Harry is rubbish at guarding his mind from outside intrusions. I’m pretty positive in that fact, actually. Yay for reading the book before! Plus, there’s the added fact that Voldemort knows what’s going on now, and so he’s probably working really hard to keep the connection there. And then he’s also been insanely happy [and angry a couple times] after Harry’s lessons. That may or may not have something to do with it. I don’t remember.
Second, the DA.
All I have to say is, I want to read more about what they actually do. Yeah, they mentioned that because of the huge breakout of Death Eaters, everyone’s getting better and Neville is becoming a STUD. But that’s really it. Oh, and that they abuse Umbridge [and rightly so]…but that’s not really new news.
Gotta love a little drama, right?
No. Reading about drama…is just plain weird and uncomfortable. Especially when you know exactly what’s going through the girl’s head without Hermione Granger making little annotations to the evening.
Cho and Harry go to Hogsmead on Valentine’s Day, right? Harry has liked Cho since fourth year [possibly before], so this is his big shot to kind of redeem himself and prove that he can actually date someone.
He kind of fails at that. First off, it’s really awkward. Then Cho wants to talk about Cedric–kind of get it off her chest, you know–and Harry doesn’t want to talk about that ever [but he does, half an hour later, with Hermione and Rita Skeeter]. Then, on top of that, he tells Cho in the middle of their date that he’s meeting up with Hermione later. Tactless, I tell you. Completely tactless.
So he’s all confused, especially since Cho brought up the fact that Roger Davies [who is avidly snogging some random blonde in the corner of the tea shop] asked her out not two weeks before. She didn’t go out with him, but she seems kind of wistful when she tells Harry all this, so he is one lost little puppy.
He goes whimpering back to Hemione, his tail between his legs and his ears drooping pathetically. [My own words, of course.]
Hermione’s advice is simple and very appealing to girls.
“You should have told her differently…You should have said it was really annoying, but I’d MADE you promise to come along to the Three Broomsticks, and you really didn’t want to go, you’d much rather spend the whole day with her, but unfortunately you thought you really ought to meet me and would she please, please come along with you, and hopefully you’d be able to get away more quickly? And it might have been a good idea to mention how ugly you think I am too,” Hermione added as an afterthought.
Whew. I think that’s a satisfying answer, don’t you?
Of course, Ron has to get his two cents in, as per usual.
“You should write a book…translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them.”
Of course, Harry chips in with complete agreement. Typical guys.