Who: Hermione and Christopher Where: Ministry of Magic, Hermione's Office When: Late afternoon-ish What: Hermione staying late to catch up on some work, Christopher coming to talk about Sally Anne's kidnapping. Rating: TBD
The work day was coming to an end, and everyone was either gone or walking out the door. Well, not everyone. Hermione sat in her office, head in hand, heels occasionally tapping on the floor below her desk. After being beaten up by a Death Eater in an alley and seeing Sally Anne kidnapped, she'd decided to take a couple of days off of work to heal and regain some composure. There was still a visible wound on her left eye, but her cuts were healing nicely (it helped that they were mostly covered by her robes). Hermione was mostly just nervous. She knew the kidnappers didn't need her, they'd told her that, but she couldn't help but wonder if they'd regret letting her survive and come back.
Hermione put the document she'd been going over in her "finished" pile and glanced at her "to do" pile, which didn't seem to be getting any smaller. Taking time off had it's advantages, but it also meant there was a rather large pile of files and paperwork waiting for her to go over so Hermione decided to stay late and try to catch up a bit. As she paused between documents she noticed how quiet it was. There were probably few people still around.
Shaking off any feeling of discomfort, she paused to consider whether or not she'd leave. But as always, the prospect of finishing work won. Only a couple more and then I'll go. Hermione thought as she grabbed the next document and resumed working.