Name: ron lover
Title: Neville Longbottom
Word Count: 499!
Ratings/Warnings: 1-2, none
Reason why Neville is so awesome: Because he is brave in his whole special way throughout most of the books, and then BAM! he kills the snake with a sword.
A/N: The word 'Professor' was in front of all of the names, but I had to cut them out to get the right word count. D:
He was known as the loser. The boy who lost his frog on the train. The boy who could never remember anything. The boy who everyone believed was misplaced by the Hat. He was the one Snape made fun of. The one even his own House made fun of.
He was the one who was constantly being compared to his parents.
Neville was the one brave enough to stand up to his friends.
He was a loser. He still couldn’t fly; he could barely complete a potion. He was still the pudgy boy the Slytherin’s picked on and the one Snape ridiculed.
He had no luck in his classes. He learned nothing in Defense with Lockhart as teacher, and Transfiguration and Charms were as impossible as ever. He fainted in Herbology.
Neville still wasn’t as great as his parents.
Neville was not surprised that his boggart took the form of Snape. Snape criticized him the most. He told him he was an idiot, that he was good for nothing. He had intimidated him. It was no wonder that he feared Snape.
Lupin thought he was brave. He helped show him that there is nothing to fear about Snape; he was just a mean old man with a hatred of Gryffindors.
For the first time, Neville did well in a class other than Herbology.
Neville knew the Unforgivable Curses. He knew the effects, but he had never seen them performed before.
He watched as a spider was tortured, just as his parents were years ago. He saw the spider writhe in excruciating pain: the pain that drove his parents to insanity.
His Gran mentioned more and more times that she wished Harry Potter was her grandson.
Neville had a date to the Yule Ball before Harry.
Neville did not believe that Umbridge was correct. They did need to know defensive spells. Any fool could’ve seen that You-Know-Who was back.
Without a question he joined Dumbledore’s Army. It took him the longest to learn the spells Harry was teaching, but he did.
He went to the Ministry with Harry. When they were attacked by Death Eaters, he was the only one still standing with Harry.
Neville’s Gran had never been more proud of him.
Neville was in the Slug Club. He listened on while his secret was being revealed. He listened while Slughorn talked about his parents’ torturing in front of people that despised him.
Neville fought against Death Eaters inside the castle.
When Hogwarts was taken by the Death Eaters, Neville fought. He stood up for Dumbledore, for Harry, for what was right when few else did.
He was the people’s leader. His friends followed him, like they did for Harry. He got cuts, gashes and bruises – he was tortured for standing up for himself and everyone he tried protecting. He was Hogwarts’ new fearless leader.
He spoke up to Voldemort.
He killed a part of Voldemort’s soul.
Neville was a hero.