Who: Hermione and Ginny What: Birthday presents and talking. Where: Ginny's room, The Burrow When: Midnight Warnings: TBA
It was so frustrating. Since she'd borrowed the files from Susan Bones, Hermione had spent most of her time reading and rereading them. There was something there. Something she just wasn't seeing, but something told her in pit of her stomach that the answer was right there in front of her. She just hadn't found it yet. To be that close to what they'd been looking for for weeks made her skin itch, and she'd found herself going cross-eyed at least three times tonight, so she'd have to take a break or she knew that she'd give herself a migraine.
She was alone at the kitchen table, and she listened for the boys but couldn't hear them so she assumed they'd already gone to sleep. Sighing, she got up from the table, files clutched to her chest, and climbed the stairs to the room she was sharing with Ginny.
They'd been sharing a room since everyone had arrived at The Burrow after the battle - but she'd still rarely seen her because she'd been so wrapped up in researching the Horcruxes. Hermione didn't like it, and when she saw that Ginny was still awake she sat the files down on her bed and went to get out a little box she'd gotten with Ginny's present in it instead. "It's after midnight," She pointed out, sitting on her own small guest bed. "Do you want your birthday present?"