Lupin - Tonks Love Story, How it all Began

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Pottermore site has been updated, whether it was a wise decision, I have yet to decide on that. Personally the bars from every moments make me so OC to fill it up. Because I don't know what else to look for or to do and yet the bar's still not full it makes me so damn frustrated. Although compared to the previous Pottermore format, this is an easier way to navigate. That's why I still can't decide if the updates are okay or not.

Anyways, along with the updates are insights from the queen herself, J. K. Rowling about some of the characters or happenings in the books. Here's a snippet about how Remus Lupin, the beloved Defense against the Dark Arts teacher, and the sassy Auror, Nymphadora Tonks' love story began!

Remus, so often melancholy and lonely, was first amused, then impressed, then seriously smitten by the young witch. He had never fallen in love before. If it had happened in peacetime, Remus would have simply taken himself off to a new place and a new job, so that he did not have to endure the pain of watching Tonks fall in love with a handsome, young wizard in the Auror office, which was what he expected to happen. However, this was war; they were both needed in the Order of the Phoenix, and nobody knew what the next day would bring. Remus felt justified in remaining exactly where he was, keeping his feelings to himself but secretly rejoicing every time somebody paired him with Tonks on some overnight mission.

It had never occurred to Remus that Tonks could return his feelings because he had become so used to considering himself unclean and unworthy. One night when they lay in hiding outside a known Death Eater's house, after a year of increasingly warm friendship, Tonks made an idle remark about one of their fellow Order members ('He's still handsome, isn't he, even after Azkaban?'). Before he could stop himself, Remus had replied bitterly that he supposed she had fallen for his old friend ('He always got the women.'). At this, Tonks became suddenly angry. 'You'd know perfectly well who I've fallen for, if you weren't too busy feeling sorry for yourself to notice.'

He therefore pretended not to understand Tonks, which did not fool her at all. Wiser than Remus, she was sure that he loved her, but that he was refusing to admit it out of mistaken nobility. However, he avoided any further excursions with her, barely talked to her, and started volunteering for the most dangerous missions. Tonks became desperately unhappy, convinced not only that the man she loved would never willingly spend time with her again, but also that he might walk to his death rather than admit his feelings.

I cried. The two of them are just so awesome. So here's to showing them my love! XOXO

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