HP drabble: All Unexpected [Harry/Neville, general]
Title: All Unexpected Author: celandineb Fandom: HP Pairing: Harry/Neville Rating: general Length: 200 words (double drabble) Summary: If Harry had had to guess with whom this might happen, it wouldn't have been Neville. But it was. Note: For quill_it, 100.3, prompt 68, "come what may". For angela_snape who asked for Neville with this prompt.
Neither of them had meant for it to happen, Harry was sure of that. He'd never considered that he might find another man attractive, not in any serious way, and if anyone had asked him to speculate about the possibility, it wouldn't have been Neville who would have come to his mind.
And yet it had happened. They had had their usual weekly pub night, and gone back to Harry's flat where they talked and played a few desultory hands of Exploding Snap, and then somehow they had both realized their mutual attraction, and things had progressed naturally from there.
Naturally. That was the key. Harry hadn't felt shy or awkward or embarrassed with Neville, even though neither of them really knew what he was doing. Neville had seemed to feel the same; Harry had never seen him so relaxed and confident in himself.
Resolutely, Harry found a quill and a piece of parchment and sat down to write to Ginny. It might be cowardly to do it that way instead of speaking directly, but Harry dreaded the confrontation they might have if Ginny's temper got the better of her, and come what might, he could not give Neville up.