Susan stopped shifting through the papers and just watched Hermione closely, and when she finally began to open up, she had forgotten about the papers completely.
Was Hermione implying that Professor Moody, Hagrid, and Professor Burbage were... "they're dead?" Hands instantly went to cover over a gasp, as Susan just waited for Hermione to confirm or deny her question. It didn't seem possible. Professor Moody is... was?... is one of the greatest Aurors known to the Wizarding World, to lose him, that's a heavy blow.