Who: Hermione and Ron What: Talking about her research Where: Her room at Shell Cottage When: Tonight Rating/Warning: Plotty
Hermione stared at the notes again and shook her head, then tossed the notebook down in favor of grabbing something to tie her hair back with so she was at least presentable. It took Ron longer than she'd thought it would, though, and so by the time that he came in she was already back on her bed, sitting with the notebook propped up in her lap, and the text Dumbledore had given her hovering at eye level so that she could double check passages.
It made sense that they would be the things they were looking for - they had the cup now, and what was left? Just the diadem. Well, and Nagini - but they all knew where the snake would be, at its master's side, so the diadem really was all that was left. And what better place for Ravenclaw to have hidden it away? But the same could have been true of the cup, and that was in a vault belonging to the Lestranges of all people. Hermione almost hoped she was paranoid again, reading too much of what she wanted into this, and that Ron would tell her so. Because going back to Hogwarts now - with Harry - was far more dangerous than facing that dragon had been.