The results were very close in the Rare Pair Fanfic Poll, and we actually have one tie.
ETA: The first Rare Pair fic has been posted to An Archive of Our Own: “STRAY”. It’s the first in a series of three novellas featuring Rolanda Hooch and Sirius Black. (It’s also available on the Petulant Poetess in a chaptered format.)
First set of three:
- Rolanda Hooch/Rubeus Hagrid
- Gilderoy Lockhart/Molly (Prewett) Weasley
- Filius Flitwick/Minerva McGonagall
And the rare pair picked:
Rolanda Hooch/Rubeus Hagrid.
Filius/Minerva trailed behind, with Gilderoy/Molly in second place.
- Albus Dumbledore/Filius Flitwick
- Minerva McGonagall/Rubeus Hagrid
- Arthur Weasley/Hermione Granger
And we have a tie between Albus Dumbledore/Filius Flitwick and Minerva McGonagall/Rubeus Hagrid. It was almost a three-way tie, with the third pair only one vote shy of the others.
For set three:
- Rolanda Hooch/Sirius Black
- Arthur Weasley/Poppy Pomfrey
- Lucius Malfoy/Molly (Prewett) Weasley
And the winning pair:
Rolanda Hooch/Sirius Black.
Arthur/Poppy were in second place, and Lucius/Molly in third.
I am not sure yet what I’ll do about the tie. I may flip a coin, I may have a tie-breaking poll, I may take suggestions from anyone who wants to weigh in on which of the two pairs, AD/FF or MM/RH, gets a story. Or I may let my Muse guide me and just pick the pair myself! 😉
So let me know what you think about the results — and the tie! — and I’ll begin to think about a fic for Madam Hooch and a gentleman friend! 😛
Thanks for taking part! (Here’s the pdf of the poll.)