One of the major takeaways from the Harry Potter books and films was the strength of the relationships between the characters. Those who loved one another had a deep connection and even those who hated each other felt that hatred with a genuine disdain.
We’re talking about the good here today though.
We’re talking about the kind of people who enter your life and bring with them bright light and a shoulder to cry on. The kind of people who will root for you, even when you can’t root for yourself.
If we’re lucky, really really lucky, there are a few people in our lives that we owe some serious gratitude.
Ron Weasley is one of those people…or characters…in the Harry Potter realm. He’s loyal, fierce, and protective of those he loves. In addition, he fights for what’s right and he’s not afraid to give up everything in the name of what’s important.
He’s also the best friend anyone could ever ask for, which makes him a wonderful character to read, watch, and even write about.
So today, we’re focusing on 4 fanfiction stories that center around Ron Weasley. So if he’s a favorite of yours, you’ll want to check out the fanfiction below.
This is one of those fanfiction stories that grips you within the first couple lines and doesn’t let go until you’ve reached the end. It’s not a story that you’d expect, either, but one that you find yourself so excited about it somehow feels like you’ve been waiting for it forever.
The story starts off with Ron carrying the weight of betrayal, the kind of betrayal that stings and stays with you forever. It’s heavy and it’s consuming and it’s all around him.
It’s also so far away from everything we know Ron to be that we wish something else was brewing instead.
After reading the fanfiction, will you find yourself having everything you wished for? Or is it a story where Ron assumes a role less ‘Ron’ than we’ve ever seen?
You’ll have to read the story to find out what happens, but trust us, it’s not something you’ll feel an obligation towards. Instead, you’ll want to keep reading and when it’s over – you’ll find yourself looking for more.
This one features Ron dealing with a terrible illness, so be warned: you will get emotional.
When we say terrible illness, we mean that in every sense of the word. It’s an illness that’s going to take his life if he can’t survive a special – but lengthy – treatment. It’s not a matter of if it will kill him, it’s a matter of when. That’s what the doctor tells him. There’s no sugarcoating happening here.
Dark magic. It’s woven itself all through his body. It’s evil and painful and life-altering.
Through a series of flashbacks, storytelling, and Ron dealing with a terminal illness – you see a side of the character we didn’t get in Rowling’s universe. We still see a Ron we recognize, but he’s up against a fight, one unlike anything he’s ever experienced before.
It’s a new, albeit painful, course for one of our favorite wizards to take. It’s a matter of life or death, which in itself is nothing new to the students of Hogwarts, but the manner this time seems crueler than ever.
Will Ron survive, or will his friends and loved ones have to carry his legacy after he’s gone?
This story deals with the grief Ron feels after losing a loved one. It’s not a story that allows readers to get so lost in that grief that the story itself gets lost, it’s a story that understands the pain that one must survive with a loss that big. It’s a story that shows what that pain looks, feels, and sounds like.
It also tells the story of grief so overwhelming that you’d do anything to change the circumstances surrounding it. Even if that meant trying to do the impossible.
So will the impossible work? Will Ron be reunited with the love that he lost? Or will it be too heavy a burden to bear and will Ron be lost alongside that love?
You’ll just have to read this and find out.
So, this author can write some sad Ron Weasley stories.
This one is heartbreaking in a way that takes fans into the life of Ron through a lens a little less…rose colored than we’d like.
Readers are faced with two ideas as they read Least Loved, is there truly a total lack of love, or is it more of a lack of closeness…a lack of a bond that would have helped lead to a more open love?
Many readers see this as a fic that shows neglect, and perhaps at the core, that’s what exists. We tried, however, to consider it in a different light.
Maybe just to make our own hearts a little less broken.
Either way, Ron is the ‘least loved’ in this story, and that’s enough to make us all a little sad anyway.
The best part about these stories is the focus on Ron and the different facets of his personality based on fans of the Harry Potter realm.
We’ve all spent time with the characters from Harry Potter over the years, and with fanfiction, we get to do so once again. We see our favorite characters in new ways, in familiar ways, in exciting situations, in times of trouble and triumph and in ways that make us all believe in magic once again.
Which Ron-centric Harry Potter fanfiction is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
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