“Don’t!” cried Luna in anguish. He was going to destroy them!
Draco looked around, alarmed to find an extremely agitated Luna pummeling him with her fists.
He took up each hand, slowly uncurled each finger, and tangled them with his. “What’s the matter, Lovegood?”
She pointed to the ground, fingers still intertwined with his; Draco‘s eyes followed. “You were going to crush my favorite flower.”
Draco snorted. “That’s just a clump of dandelions.”
“I‘m quite sure I knew their name before you enlightened me, but thank you anyway,” said Luna.
“I mean,” continued Draco irritably, “a dandelion is just a weed. It’s not a flower. It’s okay if I decimate them. I’m contributing to the good of the world by doing it, as a matter of fact.”
“They’re still my favorite flower,” said Luna decidedly.
“It’s a weed!” said Draco exasperatedly.
“Well…” Draco was stumped. “Because it just is. It’s common.”
“But does that make them any less pretty?” countered Luna. “Look, aren’t they rather nice?”
“I…I suppose,” Draco grudgingly admitted.
Luna shook his hands off and waved her arms around. “There you go! Flower, shmower, weed, fleed! Isn’t it silly that the name of a dandelion is undermined by a silly classification? If you didn’t know it was a weed you’d tread around it like a rose, wouldn’t you?”
“I don’t know,” said Draco, a bit miffed. “I hate flowers anyway.”
“I think you would,” decided Luna. “I think roses are more common, you see those pretentious things pretending to symbolize love and whatnot all the time. But the dandelion-it grows in quantity even when the rose keeps trying to overshadow it, and I think that makes it so much more in quality.”
“Roses are all about definition,” Luna went on. “Dandelions…extract hope.”
She plucked a dandelion clock up and blew on the seed head, so that its seeds scattered and sailed on the breath of the wind and a bug-eyed girl dressed in mismatched clothes. And as Luna watched Draco watch them go, her eyes crinkled happily. He was worried for them.
- Flicker By The Quintessence of Wyrd
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