OH MY GOODNESS, GINNY AND LUNA. <3
Your story is so magical! I love the way you incorporated the peppermint theme all throughout, making it a recurring symbol, especially at the beginning and at the end. I love it when stories come full circle and end on a similar note to how they begin, and yours did just that! Which made me very very happy to see. I especially loved how you assigned it to Ginny through the peppermint hot chocolates! Really, really creative and smart way of doing that.
Even though this was short, you still managed to make me feel a whole novel's worth of feels, so I just wanted to comment and let you know that, haha. Your dialogue and characterization is so on point, for both Ginny and Luna (and then also Dean and Seamus, who were hilarious in this one-shot). I always find it nearly impossible to write Luna, since she has such a specific character, but you wrote her just perfectly.
LITERALLY THOUGH THE ENDING COMPLETELY MADE MY HEART MELT. MY GIRLS KISSED. <3
I really love this omg, my heart is just beaming rays of sunlight right now.
HI OMG YES.
"That's the gayest thing I've ever heard" is literally one of my favorite things I've ever read in a story, both because Seamus is 1000% correct (10000% correct!) and because it's just delivered in the best way that I think a lot of us have experienced, either as supportive friends who are like "THE ANSWER IS RIGHT THERE HOW DO YOU NOT SEE IT" or as anxious people with lots of feelings for someone whose friends are like "THE ANSWER IS RIGHT THERE HOW DO YOU NOT SEE IT." (Or both. I've been both.)
Literally everything about this is so straightforward and so relatable. You can tell from the start that there's something there on both their ends, and I wanted them to see it so badly. There were so many amazing details, too - Neville's "you're in love with someone else, aren't you?" just made me feel warm and happy inside because it's so wonderful and also so Luna to not be able to hide it. Luna feels everything so genuinely and so strongly - as does Ginny! I mean, wow, yeah, "I can't write without you" is basically the same thing as "so I'm super in love with you."
OMG I LOVED THIS.
AHHHH THIS WAS SO PERFECT. I LOVED IT
It is such a Luna-ish comment to ask what Ginny smells like in the summer :P
Luna is also super relatable in how she can't tell if Ginny is being friendly (because they're close friends after all) or if there is something more. If she's reading too much into it or not.
I'm glad she went to talk to Dean and Seamus because they gave her the encouragement to talk to Ginny, but also because we get this marvelous scene where Seamus tells Luna matter-of-factly that he and Dean knew they were in love when they got drunk and made out XD This is so perfect. I love these two. And their interpretation of Ginny's comment that she can't write without Luna there. This scene is a gift.
The end is so sweet and I loved Ginny's reaction to Luna telling her haha, I'm so glad things worked out the way they did. :D I really enjoyed this fic! <3
YES. EXCELLENT. To paraphrase you, this is the gayest thing I've ever read.
You have really captured the useless panicked wlw MOOD. Bless Luna. This is pining fluff at its greatest.
Ginny can't write without her!!! Yes Luna, that is definitely a sign. Bless Dean and Seamus. This is the true epitomy of wlw-mlm solidarity, good work gentlemen.
And Ginny's response! She had been sheeping!
Anyway I have a lot of feelings and there are not enough words for them but thank you for this perfect heartwarming adorable holiday fluff, I have a sudden desire to go on a hunt for some peppermint hot chocolate <3