Warna langitnya biru cerah setelah 3 hari terakhir ini hitam dan kelabu terus.
Dengan semangat, saya meninggalkan tempat tidur yang nyaman dan berjalan ke halaman. Saya sudah kangen banget merasakan sinar mentari pagi yang hangat. Aroma petrichor menyambut saya sesampainya di halaman.
Aaahh...memang bau tanah sehabis hujan itu paling segar ya. Sisa-sisa hujan bercampur embun di rumput membasahi tapak kaki. Namun saya tak peduli. Saya hirup udara segar itu sepuasnya, tak lupa memfoto langit biru beserta matahari yang bersinar malu-malu. Biasa....buat diposting di Instagram nanti.
Kegiatan foto-foto itu terhenti saat kaki saya tersentuh sesuatu. Saat melihat ke bawah, tepat di sebelah pokok mawar, tampak sebuah gumpalan berwarna cokelat berukuran sekitar 50 cm dan berbulu. Waduh...apaan tuh? "Mudah-mudahan bukan bangkai hewan," gumam saya.
Setelah diperiksa, ternyata gumpalan itu adalah seekor burung hantu. Mungkin burung ini tersapu angin kencang dan jatuh. Atau mungkin dia sudah kecapekan terbang hingga tak peduli kalo pun jatuh.
Dia masih bernapas tapi sudah kepayahan. Dari posisi sayap yang aneh, jelas terlihat kalo sayapnya patah. Kasihan....dia pasti kesakitan banget. Saya langsung kembali ke rumah bersama burung tersebut, meletakkannya di tumpukan kain tua lalu menelepon dokter hewan langganan agar segera datang ke rumah.
Sambil menunggu, saya coba membersihkan tanah yang menempel di tubuh burung tersebut. Sewaktu sedang membersihkan burung itulah saya sadar ada gulungan kertas yang terikat di kakinya. Hmm....apaan nih? Apakah burung ini semacam pembawa pesan? Hari gini masih ada yang kirim pesan via burung hantu? Kayak gak kenal teknologi handphone dan email saja.
Gulungan kertas itu sudah kotor, namun tulisan di dalamnya masih terbaca dengan jelas. Dan inilah isinya :
I know you must be surprise for receiving this letter. Well...I surprise myself also for writing it.
The thing is...errmmm...there's something I wanna talk to you (and ask for that matter), but I'm so nervous about it. So Harry suggested me to write it in letter. He said I could try and if you're okay and not offended by what I said, then I could proceed and ask the real question.
I think that's a good idea, so here I am, trying...
What I wanna say is...errr...ehhmm...oh shoot! Why is it so hard, Hermione? I mean, it's you, it's us. It's usually easy for me to say anything I want to you, so this nervousness is killing me. Well not literary kills me since I could still write for now, but you already know that and I'm rambling. Great! ( ps : Harry & Ginny are rolling their eyes at me now).
Okay, so back to topic. This is us, so it should be easy.
There are many aspects that I like from us. I like that we are so equal. Remember those days when we fought Voldemort alongside Harry? I like how we took turns being more or less prominent in Harry’s fighting, how we took turns being his solution or another source of his headache, but whatever we did, we kicked butts together.
And talk about the equal, ever heard how people comments that we are the opposite attraction kind of thing? Yeah, that's true.
I mean, we have a very different background with me coming from a pure blood and you're a muggle born, yet here we are on the same page in this world because in the deepest core we are far more alike than unalike.
And it's not only our background which make us different. There's also the fact that we have different approaches to life and problems. For us, it's like you're the head and I'm the heart. And...OUCH! (Ginny just kicked me, she said what I just wrote means that you don't have a heart).
Of course, Ginny's wrong. I don't mean to say that.
What I'm trying to say is, you're the type that, when faced with problems, gonna use your head first, because you're a highly logical person who will look past extraneous detail and perceive things clearly.
While I...well....you know me. More often than not, I let my emotion and heart controlled things for me when I should use my brain first. Thank the Good Lord, I have you who teach me how to use my head more often.
See? You equalize me, Hermione.
I also like our bickering. Wait...scratch that. I love our bickering. I love how you could catch up with my wit and sarcastic comments then answer it with smart and more sarcastic comments. Kinda have to admit that I can't get enough of our banters. No one can push my smart-mouth button the way you do.
So with all that above, it's suffice to say that not only I like us, but I also love us.
And it's not only us that I love. Needless to say, I also love you.
You're intelligent, observant, patient, brave, have a kind heart and...Well, I'm sure you're aware of your capabilities. But what you maybe don't know is your influence on me.
You challenge me in your own way.
Remember our days back in Hogwarts? How I used to ask you to just copy your homework? And you said no. You demanded me (well actually it was me and Harry, but somehow it's not right to bring his name into this. Oh no...I'm rambling again. Sorry).
So...you demanded me to try solving it by myself first. I know the reason you didn't just let me copy them wasn't because you're so tight to the rules. But because somehow, you knew that I could do it on my own if only I tried harder. You trusted me back then, and you still continue to trust me until now.
And your trust has challenged me. Because of that, I'm willing to try harder and be better.
And you also inspire me. How's that, you may ask?
Uhm...here's the back story :
See...it's widely known that you have a vast knowledge in wizarding world. But what's with knowledge about another things? Things outside wizarding, I mean.
So I got this inspiration to find out any interesting facts about random subjects. I even used encyclopedia to find them.
Okay...I'm sure you know it's a bullshit. Me and encyclopedia?Yeah...pffttt.
I used the internet though (Dean taught me how to use it). And wow...it's a very smart and helpfull tools. I know I used to laugh at some of Muggle's invention coz it's so silly, but not this internet thingy. It's so much easier to just type in some words rather than open a thick encyclopedia and flipping through its pages one by one, don't you think?
(PS : Harry just said I'm rambling again. Sorry)
So...here's what I found :
- Did you know that cats spend 70% of their lives asleep? (PS :You might wanna go check the sleep pattern of your cat. If it doesn't sleep enough, you better do something about that. You're welcome by the way).
- Did you know that taking a short nap after learning something new can actually help your memory? (PS : See... now you know why I always try to get a nap after school-time. To help my memory, what else?)
- Did you know that there's this study titled "The Effect of Peanut Butter on The Rotation of The Earth"? It's a study co-authored by hundreds of physicists and the result is only one sentence long : "So far as we can determine, peanut butter has no effect on the rotation of the earth". (PS : Duh...what kind of research is that? See...not all research is great. So uhm...you might wanna tone down your interest on research a bit now. Just a suggestion.)
- Did you know that Apple app store once sold an "I Am Rich" application which cost $999.99 to purchase and the app did nothing? (PS : Well I don't know what Apple app store is, but this information's funny though.)
- Did you know that in Germany it's not illegal to try to escape from prison because it's basic human instinct to be free? (PS : Wow...I've never been this happy knowing Azkaban isn't on Germany.)
- Did you know that calling 1(781) 452-4077 will actually put you through to the Hogwarts Hotline, where you can learn more information about the school? (PS : Wait...what??? So muggles actually know about us? Yeah...so much for secrecy.)
So...ehem...with that last piece of fact, comes the most important question and the main reason for this letter :
- Did you know that fireflies emit light mostly to attract mates? The male firefly will fly, while females will chill out and wait in trees, shrubs or grasses to spot an attractive male. If she finds the one she likes, she’ll signal him with a flash of her own.
"Will you light up your butt for me, Hermione?"I mean it for the long haul. Becaue I still have many of these interesting-mind-boggling-but-unimportant facts to tell you and errr...ehmm...because I think we're sort of a forever kind of thing.
Let me rephrase the last question then. Here it is :
"Will you light up your butt for me for as long as we both shall live, Hermione?"
Awww....meleleh baca suratnya :')
Sebenarnya saya gak ngerti sebagian isi surat tersebut. Apa sih muggle itu? Siapa pula Harry, Ginny dan Voldemort? Di mana tuh Hogwarts?
Tapi biar pun banyak yang gak ngerti, surat ini manis banget. Dan sungguh sayang kalo surat ini gak sampai ke tangan Hermione.
Tampak jelas kalo si burung hantu gak akan mampu terbang dulu dalam waktu dekat. Berarti sampai atau tidaknya surat ini ke Hermione tergantung sama saya. Tapi masalahnya....si Hermione itu tinggal di mana?
Sewaktu membalik kertas tersebut, hanya ada empat kata ini :
To : Hermione Granger, London
Wah....London? O.o Jauh banget burung hantu ini sampai nyasar ke Jakarta.
Berarti saya mesti ke sana mencari Hermione Granger yang tinggalnya entah di sudut mana London. Saya sudah mencoba googling dan menemukan banyak entri tentang Hermione Granger di London, tapi gak menyebutkan alamat jelas. Sepertinya saya harus cari di yellow pages-nya London nih.
Baiklah...lebih baik saya segera mempersiapkan dokumen untuk mendaftar visa ke Inggris.
Kalo kamu bertanya kenapa saya mau-maunya repot gini cuma buat ngasih surat ke orang yang saya gak kenal, jawabannya hanya satu : Cinta.
Kalo baca koran atau nonton TV rasanya ada begitu banyak kebencian dan keserakahan di dunia, membuat saya merasa dunia ini sudah mau berakhir. Karenanya selalu menyenangkan saat mengetahui masih ada cinta di dunia yang tulus ini. Dan kalo saya bisa membantu agar cinta selalu ada, jelas akan saya usahakan semaksimal mungkin.
Apa masih perlu alasan lain? ^__^
PS : All that interesting-mind-boggling-but-unimportant-facts can be found here. That piece about firefly is from Firefly.org