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Warning: Slash, but not graphic


Everyone else thought the friendship was two-dimensional and easily read.

Everyone else thought that Ron was jealous of his famous friend, and given what they knew about the situation, it was a reasonable conclusion.

Everyone else thought that Ron loved Hermione, but she knew better.


No one else knew that Ron had only taken the fall for that recent Potions fiasco because it was Harry's fault, really.

No one else knew that the reason Harry was falling asleep at breakfast was that he'd stayed up till four in the morning, listening to Ron explain the Giant's Gambit for the fifteenth time.

No one else had exchanged those looks with Ginny, who was just as tired of the evasion as Hermione was.


It shocked the world when Harry was the best man at Ginny's wedding.

It shocked the world when Ron and Harry took off into the mountains alone to set up an Auror intelligence outpost.

It shocked the world when they came back arm in arm, moving in unison, and announced their plans to enter into a civil union.

Hermione Granger and Ginny Longbottom weren't surprised. They had known all along.