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Harmony Potter was an idiot.
Nobody debated that.
Even her being evil came off as something out a kids book.
The fact that her room was covered in unicorns, was completely pink, and she had to repeat a grade, something not even Dudley had to do, well, she wasn't considered to be very special.
Heck, at age eight, she had tried to petition for people to be given mandatory beauty treatments, because being ugly should be a crime.
Even Petunia had to palm her face at that one.
Not the least of lame brained stunts, she petitioned for preserving the graveyards and old derelict crypts in a disused graveyard, saying it was a national treasure that should be preserved.
Vernon wondered if he had hit her one too many times on the head, for her to declare a graveyard a national treasure.
By the time she was ten, however, everyone had the single opinion that her only option would be to become either a model, a young bride to some rich man, or a Playboy model.
A lot of people thought her talents would eventually be in the porn industry, because she seriously wasn't that smart.
Actually, even Dudley, who was as dumb as a brick (something he admitted rather freely), had said that she was much dumber than he was.
Harmony didn't even realise that she was being insulted.
Well, she did, but she ignored it, acting like she didn't know she was being insulted.
Truth was, Harmony was well aware that acting dumb as a stump when you were good looking made people dismiss you as unimportant, as insignificant.
Now, Harmony would be the first to admit that she wasn't smart.
Hell, she'd be the first to admit that she was as dumb as a stump.
But she had one thing that the others lacked, and that was street smarts packed with survival instincts.
Now, sure, that wasn't much, in the grand scheme of things, but it gave her a damned good instinct about people.
And her gut instincts were telling her…
"Blackie Bear!" she squeals as she launches herself at the oily haired man.
"Get off me, you stupid girl!" Snape screeches.
McGonagall, contrary to her stern looks, was just covering her mouth with her hand, entire body shaking with suppressed laughter.(-=|End Chapter|=-)
Oh, come on, you could totally see that coming.
Anyway, everyone plays Harmony off as a dumb-as-a-stump moron whose survival rate is that of a lemming, and the only way she survived is through blind luck.
Fact of the matter is that Harmony gets a bad rap. I mean, if you want to be technical, just look at Legally Blonde, it's basically your whole 'Valley Girl gets dumped and puts her mind to it to get something done' type of deal, and while I'm definitely saying she doesn't play the evil Vampire part good, she's still a Sunnydale girl, which has to count for something.
And don't bring up Spike. We all know that Spike could talk an Eskimo into buying his own igloo for premium price. Heck, she managed to expose Vampires and give them 'Vampire Rights', which, really, only ever happened in True Blood and Anita Blake, so unless every person on the planet is a complete and utter moron, then Harmony achieved something that should have, honestly, been freaking difficult.
Other than that, I will admit that Harmony is still an air headed moron.
There is no denying that.