Pairing: Ron Hermione
Blurb: Ok, so I've loved Ron/Hermione ever since, probably Prisoner of Azkaban (and yes I read the books before they all came out, so I sat there waiting for GOF-DH and went to midnight buyings and such). Anyway why they are awesome:
Hermione is an overachieving know-it-all and Ron is kind of a clueless slacker. So they both are a good influence on each other- he helps her be more chill, she helps him be more responsible. Plus, we get to see their relationship build up through the years. At first, in Book 1 they basically hate eachother:
'You'd better hurry up and put your robes on, I've just been up the front to ask the driver and he says we're nearly there. You haven't been fighting, have you? You'll be in trouble before we even get there!'
'Scabbers has been fighting, not us,' said Ron, scowling at her. 'Would you mind leaving while we change?'
'All right - I only came in here because people outside are behaving very childishly, racing up and down the corridors,' said Hermione in a sniffy voice. 'And you've got dirt on your nose, by the way, did you know?'
Ron glared at her as she left.
- Chapter 6
But then there's an incident with a troll and they become friends though they still argue a lot. In Book 2 she gets paralyzed by a Basilisk and:
Ron read the message, swallowed hard and looked sideways at the empty seat usually filled by Hermione. The sight seemed to stiffen his resolve, and he nodded.
How adorable is that! Anyway in Book 3 they fight a lot because their cat and rat fight but also have some adorable moments:
Hermione returned a quarter of an hour later with the silvery Cloak folded carefully under her robes.
'Hermione, I don't know what's got into you lately!' said Ron, astounded. 'First you hit Malfoy, then you walk out on Professor Trelawney -'
Hermione looked rather flattered.
Book 4 is the famous Yule Ball fight and we know they are meant to be, Hermione goes to the ball with Viktor Krum (gasp!) and:
Well, if you don't like it, you know what the solution is, don't you?' yelled Hermione; her hair was coming down out of its elegant bun now, and her face was screwed up in anger.
'Oh yeah?' Ron yelled back. 'What's that?'
'Next time there's a ball, ask me before someone else does, and not as a last resort!'
Ron mouthed soundlessly like a goldfish out of water as Hermione turned on her heel and stormed up the girls' staircase to bed. Ron turned to look at Harry.
'Well,' he spluttered, looking thunderstruck, 'well - that just proves - completely missed the point -'
Harry didn't say anything. He liked being back on speaking terms with Ron too much to speak his mind right now - but he somehow thought that Hermione had got the point much better than Ron had.
Oh come on, you can't deny the awesomness of that scene!
Anyway Book 5 they still fight:
'You'd think a bit of kissing would cheer her up,' said Ron, grinning.
'Ron,' said Hermione in a dignified voice, dipping the point of her quill into her inkpot, 'you are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet.'
but we're getting there:
Hermione, you are honestly the most wonderful person I've ever met,' said Ron weakly, 'and if I'm ever rude to you again -'
'- I'll know you're back to normal,' said Hermione.
And then Book 6 she tries to ask him out:
"You were going to ask me?" asked Ron, in a completely different voice.
"Yes," said Hermione angrily. "But obviously if you'd rather I hooked up with McLaggen . . ."
There was a pause while Harry continued to pound the resilient pod with a trowel.
"No, I wouldn't," said Ron, in a very quiet voice.
But then he hooks up with Lav-Lav, and she with McLaggen and then we get some awesome scenes:
"Er-my-nee," croaked Ron unexpectedly from between them. AW!
"It's okay, we can fix it," said Hermione, pulling the essay toward her and taking out her wand.
"I love you, Hermione," said Ron, sinking back in his chair, rubbing his eyes wearily.
Hermione turned faintly pink, but merely said, "Don't let Lavender hear you saying that."
Ron, he saw, was now holding Hermione and stroking her hair while she sobbed into his shoulder, tears dripping from the end of his own long nose.
And finally in the final installment:
Ron tripped dazedly toward Harry and Hermione.
“You’re okay,” he mumbled, before Hermione flew at him and hugged him tightly.
“I thought – I thought – "
“M all right,” said Ron, patting her on the back. “M fine.”
“Ron was great,” said Tonks warmly, relinquishing her hold on Lupin. “Wonderful. Stunned one of the Death Eaters, straight to the head, and when you’re aiming at a moving target from a flying broom –“
“You did?” said Hermione, gazing up at Ron with her arms still around his neck.
“Always the tone of surprise,” he said grumpily, breaking free.
“Come and dance,” he added abruptly to Hermione.
She looked taken aback, but pleased too, and got up. They vanished together into the growing throng on the dance floor.
“Ah, they are together now?” asked Krum, momentarily distracted.
“Er – sort of,” said Harry.
”You only agreed to try and get back in her good books.”
“All’s fair is love and war,” said Ron brightly, “and this is a bit of both…”
“Take these prisoners down to the cellar, Greyback.”
“Wait,” said Bellatrix sharply. “All except…except for the Mudblood.”
Greyback gave a grunt of pleasure.
“No!” shouted Ron. “You can have me, keep me!”
Hang on a moment!” said Ron sharply. “We’ve forgotten someone!”
“Who?” asked Hermione.
“The house-elves, they’ll all be down in the kitchen, won’t they?”
“You mean we ought to get them fighting?” asked Harry.
“No,” said Ron seriously, “I mean we should tell them to get out. We don’t want anymore Dobbies, do we? We can’t order them to die for us—”
There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.
“Is this the moment?” Harry asked weakly, and when nothing happened except that Ron and Hermione gripped each other still more firmly and swayed on the spot, he raised his voice. “Oi! There’s a war going on here!”
Ron and Hermione broke apart, their arms still around each other.
“I know, mate,” said Ron, who looked as though he had recently been hit on the back of the head with a Bludger, “so it’s now or never, isn’t it?”
“Never mind that, what about the Horcrux?” Harry shouted. “D’you think you could just – just hold it in until we’ve got the diadem?”
“Yeah – right – sorry – “ said Ron, and he and Hermione set about gathering up fangs, both pink in the face.
So basically they argue a whole lot, but they really love each other and it's extremely adorable and meant to be.
And then in the epilogue they get married and have two kids Rose and Hugo. Hurrah! So it's all very canon and excellent. I've read so much Ron/Hermione, like honestly, so I've tried to link a wide range of fics that are well-written and all amazing. Most focus solely on R/Hr, the last also has H/G. Most are totally canon except for a few written before all the books were out. Try them!
[Quotes from RonandHermione.Net ♥ Sorry for the amazingly long blurb, I just love all their moments so much]
Fic Rec #1: The Hermione Granger Series
Author: Ann Margaret
Why This Must Be Read: These 3 fics are OOTP-DH written in Hermione's POV. Very canon and filled with R/Hr-goodness they provide another POV to the series that hasn't been seen and are incredibly well-written.
Fic Rec #2 Smart Girls
Why This Must Be Read: There are a lot of awesome missing moment fics for this ship, but I ended up choosing this Half Blood Prince one because it just all flows so well around the theme...how hard it is to date smart girls for Ron. Expressing your feelings is never easy and apologizing is even worse, especially when you’re seventeen. Sometimes, a little pretense is necessary. That's the summary, which even by itself is well written and amazing. So there, you must read.
Fic Rec #3: Tree Houses and Daisies
Why This Must Be Read: [Be as brief or as detailed as you like.] Little_Bird has written a whole bunch of epic post Deathly Hallows fic that really goes into what might have happened in those 19 years. This is her Ron/Hermione focused fic, which takes place in the months about the war. Awesome well-written canon-ness.
Fic Rec #4: It Doesn't Bother Me
Why This Must Be Read: I wanted a one-shot included and this is one my favorites, does the hero always get the girl?
Fic Rec #5: The Book of Morgan Le Fay
Why This Must Be Read: This, and its sequel, are non-canon (gasp) epic fics written before HBP. They are amazing epic adventures with a healthy dose of R/Hr but..the best part is...wait for it...they are told from Ron's POV. Which is amazing. Read!
Fic Rec #6: Hermione: A History
Why This Must Be Read: After Ron's sudden death, Hermione is left to pick up the pieces. Only it's not what it sounds like. Curious yet? The author has also been amazingly creative telling the story in photos, letters, and other documents. Just read this one, I can't properly describe it without spoiling the story.
Fic Rec #7: Fellytones and Fuzzy Slippers
Why This Must Be Read: Quite a funny one. What will a wizard do to make his best friends see they belong together?/ Apparently humiliate himself on a daily basis. She's an amazing author and this explores their adult life.
Fic Rec #8: Clean Sweep Series
Why This Must Be Read: One of your best bets for higher-rated (*coughsmuttycough*) R/Hr lots of little adorable and different one-shots- all well-written.
Fic Rec #9: After the End
Why This Must Be Read: Because it's widely considered THE classic R/Hr fic written pre-OOTP. Learn your history AND have fun!
Fic Rec #10: The Best Ship of All
Why This Must Be Read: Beautifully develops the R/Hr and H/G relationships through Hermione and Ginny's friendship.