Who: Hermione and Ron What: Talking Where: Forest of Dean When: Tonight Rating/Warning: TBA, but Ron will likely blow up...
It had been easier, the last few days. Hermione wasn't sure what it was, but she thought it had something to do with the fact that Harry had taken to taking long walks through the forest. She worried that he wouldn't come back, and so was tracking him when he did with a locator charm, but he always came back and while he was gone - taking the horcrux with him, and often to the lake, she'd noticed - she could breathe easier and didn't feel the need to hex everything that moved. It was a relief, really.
And she'd been toying with the idea of how to tell the boys that Viktor had offered to help. She smiled, thinking about Viktor and his offer. How he'd come back to England for her, or so she imagined, and how he wanted to be involved with the Order. With fighting. It just solidified all the reasons she'd kept writing to him after the Triwizard Tournament. All the reasons she'd held on to that friendship even while things were going badly all around her. That he could make her smile here... well, it was a tribute, really.
She was still smiling a bit when she went out to the fire. They'd moved camps a few nights ago. There were more berries and things here, at least. She wondered where Ron was as she sat down. Perhaps she ought to put tracking charms on him, as well.