Book Boyfriend of the Month: May 2017: Bill Weasley from J.K Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series

 

Ok, so this month’s #BBOTM has to be…drum roll please…Bill Weasley, older brother of Ron Weasley from the infamous (and infamously AMAZING) Harry Potter series! And if you’re not sure about how swoon-worthy Bill is, then just remember that in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Firewhere Bill is introduced properly for the first time- he has long hair (red, of course,) a fang earring-y’know, like a pirate, because pirates are dreamy- and dresses like he’s just come from a ‘rock concert’- except that his boots are made from dragon hide, not leather. He’s already done and dusted with Hogwarts and is working as a curse-breaker for Gringotts Wizarding Bank, which sounds ever so exciting. (*Fans self.*) He works with Sirius, is kind to Harry and is absolutely ADAMANT that his mother WILL NOT cut his hair.

Even Harry Potter, the ‘Chosen One’ himself, has to admit that Bill is ‘cool.’ Plus, in the Harry Potter films he is played by Domhnall Gleeson (yes, the son of Brendan Gleeson, aka Mad-Eye Moody) who is gaw-juss. And it not just me who thinks that- everyone else agrees. The Harry Potter fandom for Bill is a frighteningly intense thing. There may be fan art and even fan fic involved, and I for one am all for it.

But if you’re a Harry Potter superfan-like me and all the other cool people, of course- then you’ll have devoured the books- just as I did- and may  be thinking, ‘Oh come on, everyone also knows that Bill and Triwizard Tournament contestant Fleur Delacour are destined to be together and win the award for Hottest Harry Potter Couple Ever.’ True. Their love is real- and after all, blonde, beautiful Fleur (or ‘Phlegm’, as  Bill’s sister Ginny memorably names her) would just have to choose the coolest wizard/rockstar to be her husband. And yes, their life together at Shell Cottage sounds pretty perfect, even after You-Know-Who gets resurrected.  And, grudgingly, I have to admit that even Fleur went up in my estimation after sticking with Bill even after he was attacked and scarred by evil werewolf Fenrir Grayback. She proved once and for all that looks are only skin deep, and that Bill truly does have a heart of gold. (Although that was pretty obvious already, if you ask me, as he is a Weasley, and Weasleys rock.) But a girl can dream, can’t she? If anyone knows how I can Apparate to Shell Cottage, let me know…

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