Who: Hermione, Ron, Harry What: The Final Plan Where: Shell Cottage When: Tonight Rating/Warning: Plotty!
So, that was it. That was how this was all going to end. Seven years of fighting, and there it was. Hermione, Ron, and Harry stared at one another across Hermione's bed - Luna had graciously made herself scarce, as if she knew that this was something that had to be settled between the three of them.
In the end, once she and Ron had explained what it was that she was sure of - completely sure of now - it hadn't taken them that long to know what they needed to do. It had been Harry's idea, and, in the end, Harry's decision. Ron hadn't liked the idea - hell, none of them had liked the idea - but in the back of Hermione's mind, she had known this was what it would come to. No heroics, no grand ideas of what would happen after, but it had to come to this because if it didn't, if they held out and let things go on this way, they might lose the chance at winning altogether.
They had been quiet for a full five minutes, thinking it over, before Hermione sighed and managed something that as almost a grim sort of smile. "So, that's that."