❛IN HAC SPE VIVO.❜ IN THIS HOPE, I LIVE.
This is not idle love. This is not a classic, festered by the giggles and touches of schoolboys, schoolgirls and the like. This is a story of a love that persevered through blood, sweat, pain, and battle, through the light and the dark, the beautiful and the ugly, the grand and the minuscule. This is a love that grew through the blackest, starriest of nights and the brightest, most vibrant of mornings, through the madness and the folly, the brilliant and the bizarre. This is a love that was patient and kind, honorable and selfless. This is a love that forgave and carried on. This is a love that prevailed.
Enough about what it is. Let's talk about how it began, in the winter of 1995.
[OOTP - DH; HOGWARTS!MALUM]