a scene that really bothers me in HBP is when Ginny feeds Harry that pie thing and she is like “don’t you trust me?” and then just feeds it to him all nicely
because I honestly believe that book!Ginny would have said “don’t you trust me?” and then she would proceed to shove the pie in his face and then say “your mistake!” and just like run away laughing her head off and Harry would just be sitting there with pie stuck to his face and a small grin thinking ‘wow this girl is perfect’
I have one solid reason why I never shipped Harry and Hermione.
Harry barely takes notice of her for a great period of the book!
Throughout the books, if you take out the Voldy-Draco-Evil bits, it is literally a series of stories about Harry wandering about trying to sort his own life out, stalking boys in bathrooms, playing Quidditch and sneaking in and out of Hogwarts.
Ron, on the other hand, spends a great percentage of the books going ‘where’s Hermione?’ ‘Do you think Hermione’s ok?’ ‘What’s wrong with Hermione?’ ‘How is Hermione doing that?’ ‘Have you seen Hermione today?’ And Harry’s response to each and every question? ‘Harry had more important things to think about…’ ‘Harry was more interested in what someone else was doing…’ ‘Harry didn’t have much time to wonder about Hermione’s…’
He never wonders who she’s taking to the ball, only focuses on getting a date for himself.
He never wonders how she got to all her classes in the Third Year, whereas Ron spends almost every chapter asking about it.
He doesn’t care when she starts dating Krum, or when she has secrets, or when Ginny tells Harry something about her.
In their first year, he acts relatively neutral to her until he realises she might actually die in a bathroom.
In the sixth year, he’s too involved in the Half Blood Prince’s book, and in Ginny to pay much attention to her unless she talks to him first.
In the summary of the books, Hermione serves two purposes in Harry’s eyes: the smart one to get him out of trouble, and the one to fight with Ron to make an interesting subplot.
The entire series of books are told from Harry’s point of view, and unless Hermione is doing something that could actually prove useful to him, he doesn’t mind what she does.
If they’d been told from Ron’s perspective, though, we’d see so much Hermione it wouldn’t be Ron’s story at all. It would be his love letter to her. With a bit of Harry-Voldy-Evil-Weasley bits thrown in.