Ron glanced at Hermione, then said, “What if purebloods and half-bloods swear a Muggle-born’s part of their family? I’ll tell everyone Hermione’s my cousin—”
Hermione covered Ron’s hand with hers and squeezed it.
“Thank you, Ron, but I couldn’t let you—”
“You won’t have a choice,” said Ron fiercely, gripping her hand back. “I’ll teach you my family tree so you can answer questions on it.”
Hermione gave a shaky laugh.
Guys I love Lockhart. I really do.
I want you all to know something.
Chamber of Secrets is about to start.
And I love Chamber of Secrets.
And for the first time in my life, I understand the end of that poem. And I never wanted to. You have to believe me.
Emma Watson arrives at Heathrow Airport. [04/21]
Emma today at Heathrow Airport
Thanks ohfrays for your lovely present! (Now I have 12 magazines with flawless Queen Watson on the cover!)
Thanks badwolvestardis for your beautiful postcard. Manchester does indeed looks pretty! :-)
Emma Watson at The Tribeca Film Festival
Get to know me meme | (1/5) female characters → Ginny Weasley
I couldn’t think what to get you, I didn’t know what would be useful. Nothing too big, because you wouldn’t be able to take it with you. So then I thought, I’d like you to have something to remember me by, you know, if you meet some veela when you’re off doing whatever your doing.
I was supposed to be back in my Uni town today, but there were no bus tickets available for me to return. One more day with my cat. I cannot even deal with my feelings right now.
Emma Watson attends the ‘Boulevard’ Premiere during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on April, 20
Ron tripped dazedly toward Harry and Hermione. “You’re okay,” he mumbled, before Hermione flew at him and hugged him tightly.
"I thought - I thought -"
“‘M all right,” said Ron, patting her on the back. “‘M fine.”
"Ron was great," said Tonks warmly, reliquishing her hold on Lupin. "Wonderful. Stunned one of the Death Eaters, straight to the head, and when you’re aiming at a moving target from a flying broom -"
"You did?" said Hermione, gazing up at Ron with her arms still around his neck.
”Always the tone of surprise,” he said a little grumpily, breaking free.
No, she didn’t tell Harry. But he wasn’t privy to a lot of information during that summer, so that might have something to do with it! We don’t really know if she told Ron or not, but my personal vote is no, because I think that she would have been so determined to do it that it might have felt like something private to her. She wouldn’t want support on it, nor would she have wanted Ron to try to deter her.
I think there’s a chapter of Sleepless where Hermione comes to Ron’s home right after she modifies their memories. Like, she finishes and leaves the house and goes to The Burrow for the rest of the summer, and he’s there to comfort her.
Anybody have any more thoughts on this?
To expound further, I think if anyone asked (like Ron and Harry) she’d tell them a version of the truth - that she sent them to Australia to escape the coming Pogrom. What she would keep as her deepest, darkest secret, was that they were memory modified if they were caught before leaving.
So she could say, “they’ve left.” or “I sent them into hiding.” or something the truth - but the complete truth.