The signs were there the whole time.

She was his best friend. He confided everything in her. He noticed when she took extra care in her appearance and was looking particularly pretty. He was always the first to sense when she was upset. He trusted her completely. Of course, I'm talking about 'Harry Potter,' but I bet you thought I was talking about Ron and Hermione. I'm not.

Emerson Spartz, the administrator of MuggleNet, infamously said in an interview with J.K Rowling: "Harry/Hermione 'shippers: delusional!" [For those not in the know, this is a term used to describe a fan of a fictional "relationship."]

It was a remark that garnered much attention and criticism. Yes, chances are you are either living in a state of denial or have not read all the Harry Potter books if you believe that Harry and Hermione end up together. Personally, I don't see the harm in a little fiction-based denial, but I would like to write in the defense of Harry/Hermione fans. Sure, the argument that all of the above was just platonic is valid. It's always platonic... until it's not.