"I guess I'll have to your word on that," She responded. Hermione had always liked Ron, well, after they became friends. She realized she fancied him somewhere around their second or third year, but she'd always found him to be the one who could always make her laugh and smile. "But it's obvious we're both the reason it took this long."
Hermione paused at this prospect, partly because she was the slightest bit afraid of what his friends would think, partly because she was a little surprised he'd asked her to go out with him and his friends in the first place, and partly because he'd just called her his girlfriend. She looked at him and smiled. Why not? It would be good for her to go out and meet new people. And she certainly wasn't ready for Ron to leave yet.
"Yeah." Hermione finally said, a real, honest smile on her face. It'd been a while since she'd been this happy. "That'd be nice. To go out, have a drink. Meet people who work with the boy I'm dating." So there is was. Somehow in the midst of all their tangled up words, they'd just made it official. Still smiling, she raised an eyebrow. "So, where're you meeting them?"
Hermione had a feeling things were going to be good. Really good.