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Holding a grudge against someone isn't always healthy, but it can focus you into creating the perfect comeback.
One person, albeit fictional, that held a grudge for a vast amount of time was Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series.
The person that she held the grudge against was her future husband Ron Weasley. It was resolved in the final book of the epic saga, The Deathly Hallows.
Now, in case you aren't too familiar with the entire Harry Potter story, this little nugget of information will require a bit of explaining.
During the devastating Battle of Hogwarts in the final book Harry, Ron and Hermione go in search of the evil Voldemort but have to tackle the monstrous tree, the Whomping Willow first.
At that very moment said tree is going a bit mad, causing all sorts of bother and flailing its branches around in a very dangerous fashion.
Here it is on a slightly better day.
Anyway, as always with Harry Potter (or any type of fantasy fiction for that matter), there is a way to stop this sort of thing.
On the Whomping Willow, there is a button which will stop it from moving around and causing havoc but at that very moment, Ron can't find it.
Knowing that this of the utmost importance, Hermione can't help but use this moment to unleash her scathing comeback which she has in reserve for years.
Here is a picture of the passage in the book, originally shared by Reddit user JabTheJesusFreak.
This little, throwaway comment from Hermione might go over a few people's head but it stems all the way back to the first ever book The Philosopher's Stone.
In that book they also find themselves faced with a tree based problem after they become entangled in the deadly roots of the Devil's Snare, which become tighter the more you fight back.
To solve the problem, Hermione suggests that they set it on fire which Ron isn't a fan.
He bellows in reply:
HAVE YOU GONE MAD?ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?
HAVE YOU GONE MAD?
ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?
And there you go.
Six years of resentment laid to rest with one super sassy shut down.
Nice one Hermione.
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