"I'll try," she offered, smiling a little, trying to be reassuring. Hermione was never very good at comforting people, if the disaster with Lavender and her dead rabbit had been any indication. After a moment she reached for his hand, acting on a whim. It was probably a bad idea, and she realized this just in time. She pulled away just before her hand touched him, and she tried to play it off like she was brushing something off the counter.