Dear Colin, who thought of Harry as a hero and never wavered in his loyalty, despite the fact that sometimes hating Harry was the popular thing to do. Dear Colin, who didn’t buy into the rumours that Harry was Slytherin’s heir, who tried to change the “Potter Stinks” badges to say “Support Potter”, who joined the DA in his 4th year and then answered the coin’s call in his 6th and came back to Hogwarts for the Final Battle. Dear Colin, who snuck back into the castle during said battle after being dismissed for being underage. Dear Colin, who ultimately died. For believing in the cause and for believing in Harry Potter. I think he deserves much more appreciaton from the fandom, because how many of us would risk it all like Dear Colin? (via simplypotterheads)
It doesn’t matter that, intellectually, I know he was sixteen; in his death scene, I always picture that overly enthusiastic 11-year-old.
I just felt it all over again.
Colin Creevey’s death hit me much harder than I though. He was innocence personified. Yeah he was a bit clingy when he was 11 but he was a young boy awe struck by his hero. That’s all. He never meant to hurt anyone. And that innocent life was snuffed out. It hurts in a different way that Harry’s life hurts. Because although Harry was only a year older, he already had the maturity of a thirty year old. He went through battle, he went through war, he was strong.
Colin Creevey was just a teenaged boy, still a child mentally and physically, and war showed him no mercy.