"I thought the same. The Minister's already made a statement about how it has no weight. But McGonagall. I mean, she wouldn't say it unless she had a plan for carrying it out."
Hermione shrugged and watched the fire flare up as Ron kicked debris into it. This came felt somehow a lot more comfortable than the last had. But she hated the idea that it was because Harry had spent less time in this one with them.
"Ginny didn't say," Hermione answered, "I'm sure if he were though, she'd have said so?" Because Malfoy hurt would have been good news to pass along to her brother, Ginny would have known that.
Hermione tried to think if it was the right time to mention Viktor, but better now than later when Harry was back and tensions were running high again. "I did hear from someone else, though...." She started, slowly.