Characters: Hermione, Harry, cameo by Ron Status: Complete. Takes place directly after this scene.
"Harry?" Hermione waited for the last heir to leave before moving to take his arm. "Could I talk to you for a moment? Privately?"
She wasn't sure how he'd react to her proposal, and part of her couldn't help wondering if she'd misread Ron, and what she'd do if she had. The last few weeks had convinced her that it was a time for change, though, and well past time to do what her heart had been urging for months.
There was a small, unoccupied conference room just off the clients' waiting area. Hermione knocked, waited, and stepped aside to let Harry enter.