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, he has found a true friend and loyal confidant. Her honor has never waivered and her faith in him has never been broken. She's the one person in his life who has ever had complete and utter faith and trust in him. She's helped keep him sane in the midst of all the insanity in his life. , she's found a true and equal partner. He's helped her realize that while he's strong, so is she, and she can save herself and make her own decisions. He's been the one to worry about her when everyone else has made fun. In him she's found a genuine caring and utter respect for her. He's never tried to change her and he likes her- just as she is.
The drama is left for the problems surrounding them that they can't control. The simplest thing in their lives is caring about each other. The easy way they communicate, the simple gestures of respect and friendship, the consistant thoughtfulness and, most of all, the sense of clarity they have only when they're with each other are just a few of the many reasons why I ship for Harry and Hermione. How lucky that we HHr shippers see and understand this. There are many who don't see it, and it's a shame; they're missing out on a wonderful and beautiful thing.

 











Harry James Potter was born on July 31st to James and Lily Evans- Potter. He's got his mother's vibrant green eyes and his father's looks. More importantly, he's got a thin, lightening shaped scar on his forehead left by the his attempted murder by Voldemort. He recently learned about his role in the prophecy, and why Voldemort wants to kill him so badly. He became enraged when Sirius died, and has alienated his friends in his anger at the circumstances he's been thrown into. Lets hope that Harry learns that love is his only defense against evil, and his friends are his greatest power in all of this.


Dating is hard enough for a normal teenage boy and Harry is no exception. Harry had a long time crush on ravenclaw Cho Chang, but it ended quickly when Harry got tired of her bashing Hermione at every turn. She was extremely jealous of Harry's close relationship with Hermione and when Cho badmouthed a brilliant jinx Hermione had created to find out if anyone in their group had snitched, Cho was fuming. Harry rightfully stood up for her, telling Cho "I thought it was a brilliant idea." After this, they broke off what little relationship they did have. Harry didn't seem to care much, realizing Cho was more trouble than she was worth. Harry's relationship with Hermione has often been a problem, in the wizard press and with Hermione's sometimes suitor, Viktor Krum. Viktor was threatened by Harry and didn't like how close Hermione seemed to Harry. Despite these obstacles, Harry has come to realize how important Hermione is to him. Hermione is constantly helping him at major risk to herself, and is always the first one to defend him. When he thought she'd died in the MoM, he literally fell to his knees and dropped his wand. He couldn't think. It took Neville telling him that Hermione was still alive for him to breath. Hopefully, Harry will begin to realize that these feeling are more than just friendly.








Hermione Jane Granger was born on Sept 19 to muggle parents and is the only witch in her entire muggle family. Her parents, both middle class dentists, are extremely proud of their exceptionally bright daughter. While Hermione used to be a bit bossy, she's loosened up quite a bit in the past few years and is now an appreciated and vital part of Harry's life. She's the glue that holds them all together. She helps Harry through most of his problems, comes up with idea to start the DA classes, encourages Harry to teach and is always there to help both boys with homework difficulties. She's a true and loyal friend. She's always the first to help someone in need. She's wise enough to treat all living things with respect and smart enough to know why this is important. Often taunted for being a "mudblood," Hermione understands what it's like to have power and be slighted simply because she isn't a "pure blood," so she treats all creatures with the same respect. Because of an extremely active school life, she's had little social life to speak of. Viktor Krum was a first look into a more social Hermione. She managed to turn a few heads, including Harry's, at the Yule Ball and Harry's jaw dropped when he saw her in her gown; he questioned himself as to how he never saw her as beautiful before. Hermione has, to me, an obvious crush on Harry and is the only person in his life that hasn't lied to him or turned her back on him. That includes Ron and Dumbledore. Her loyalty has never wavered and she is his biggest supporter. When Harry is in the darkest of times, it's usually Hermione, or Hermione's efforts, that help him back up. Harry and Hermione can often read each other's minds, particularly Hermione who often knows what Harry is thinking without him even saying a word. Hermione often acts as Harry's conscience, as it's her voice he hears when he makes decisions. She often follows Harry despite what harm could come to her because she cares about him and won't leave his side - even when he's worried about her safety and tries to leave her behind (OotP). In school, Hermione has never received less than top marks and knows most books by heart before she even gets to class. She's the brightest student to ever enroll at Hogwarts, with exception of Riddle/Voldemort, and is more powerful than almost any student in the school. The spells she knows often surprise even her closest friends (Protean Charm, etc.) and knew most spells before she even got to Hogwarts. She mirrors Dumbledore in the way she handles herself, her power and in her ability to see beyond the immediate problem. A funny fact about Hermione from JK Rowling is that, originally, Hermione's last name was Puckle. Lets thank the muses for making JK change it!

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H/Hr Books Moments From Philosopher's Stone


They had almost reached the portrait hole when a voice spoke from the chair nearest them, "I can't believe you're going to do this, Harry." A lamp flickered on. It was Hermione Granger, wearing a pink bathrobe and a frown.

Already, Hermione is worried about Harry enough to risk getting in trouble. She knows him so well already that she's waiting up for him. But how did she know they were sneaking out?



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"Malfoy tricked you," Hermione said to Harry. "You realize that don't you? [...]" Harry thought she was probably right, but he wasn't going to tell her that.

Harry has never known anyone to be so brash and the book even states, "Harry had never known anyone to be so interfering." It takes him aback whenever Hermione stands up to him. It's so cute to see him have these internal struggles about Hermione so early on. Harry is normally so passive around people, because of how he was raised. He was so used to "yes mam, yes sir," that even when he first got to Hogwarts he was a bit of a "go-along" with Ron. Hermione is the first person he learned to have nerve with. So in a way, she helped him gain more confidence in standing up to people.



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Someone knocked into Harry as they hurried past him. It was Hermione. Harry caught a glimpse of her face -- and was startled to see that she was in tears.

Harry is startled to see Hermione in tears. As we read the next paragraph, we sort of get to see his guilt about laughing along with Ron about her.



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"I've just thought -- Hermione."

Harry is the first one to think of Hermione when the troll is let loose.



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Harry was speechless. Hermione was the last person to do anything against the rules, and here she was, pretending she had, to get them out of trouble. [...] From that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, [...]

Harry is beginning to realize what it's like to really have friends. And we as the reader are beginning to see how often Hermione puts herself in harm's way to save Harry, whether it's physically or emotionally. She could have been in serious trouble yet she took the blame anyway. And Harry is the one who defends her to Ron later on.



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Hermione had fought her way across to the stand where Snape stood, and was now racing along the row behind him [...]Reaching Snape, she crouched down, pulled out her wand, and whispered a few, well-chosen words. Bright blue flames shot from her wand onto the hem of Snape's robes.

Hermione races to save Harry and even assaults a Professor in order to help him.



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"Harry! Harry are you alright?" Hermione was running toward them down the path [...].

Hermione isn't scared for her own safety when she thinks Harry is in danger. She runs right to him, leaving Hagrid puffing along behind her.



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"Of course not," said Hermione briskly. "How do you think you'd get to the Stone without us?"

That Hermione would risk expulsion to help Harry show loyalty and solidarity. Very sweet.



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Hermione's lip trembled, and she suddenly dashed at Harry and thre her arms around him.
"Hermione!"
"Harry - you're a great wizard, you know."
"I'm not as good as you," said Harry, very embarrassed, as she let go of him." [...] "You drink first," said Harry.

This is too cute. Not only is Hermione very nervous and proud of him at the same time, but she's trying to reassure him and build up his confidence while being an all around great friend. Harry, like any boy at that age, is nervous and embarrassed of a girl being so touchy-feely. But his concern for her shows through this entire scene, making sure she drinks the potion first and is safe before he continues.

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H/Hr Books Moments From Chamber Of Secrets


"I've been really worried and if Harry is alright, will you please let me know at once, [...]"

Hermione is incredibly worried about Harry after Ron writes to tell her he's going to try and rescue him. In fact, her entire note seems like a long run on sentence of nervousness!



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"I'm not going anywhere!" said Harry fiercely. "One of my best friends is Muggle-born; she'll be first in line if the Chamber really has been opened -"

Harry is adamantly standing his ground with Dobby, despite the danger to himself. He's worried about Hermione. When Dobby mentions that the monster is attacking Muggle-borns, Harry doesn't worry about all his friends that are Muggle-borns, but rather Hermione alone. His first thought is of her.



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"I think I'd better do the actual stealing," Hermione continued in a matter-of-fact tone.

Despite how much Hermione adheres to the rules, she volunteers to commit a pretty serious crime that could get her expelled because she doesn't want Harry to get in trouble, and because she knows how important this is. It proves how much Hermione cares.



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"Weasley, you can partner Finnegan. Potter -"
Harry moved automatically toward Hermione.
"I don't think so," said Snape, smiling coldly.

There are other Gryffindors (or Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws that Harry gets along with) in Snape's class that would have been fine to team up with. But Harry moves automatically to Hermione, as though his subconscious makes the decision for him. He doesn't want to be with anyone else.



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Harry leapt forward and pulled Millicent off. It was difficult: She was a lot bigger than he was.

Hermione automatically moves to help Hermione the second he sees she's in trouble. He doesn't care how much bigger Millicent was compared to his own size when Hermione was in pain. He also forgot about his own duel with Malfoy the moment he spots Hermione.



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"Hermione, are you okay?" said Harry through the door.

While Hermione tries to sound fine through the bathroom stall, and Ron doesn't notice, Harry knows something is off. He's concerned about her and wants to make sure she's alright, but he looks at his watch and sees they don't have time.



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"Potter, I think you'd better come with me."

Professor McGonagall seeks out Harry, of all the people in the school, to bring to Hermione's side when she's petrified. When he sees her, he can't even speak. He just nods his head when McGonagall questions him and stares at Hermione.



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But Harry was only half-listening. He didn't seem to be able to get rid of the picture of Hermione, lying on the bed as though carved out of stone.

Harry is so distraught over Hermione being hurt he can't even concentrate on what people are saying. He's extremely worried about her, about being sent home, about everything.



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"I just wanted to say, Harry, that I'm sorry I ever suspected you. I know you'd never attack Hermione Granger and I apologize to you for everything I said."

It's funny because everyone suspects Harry until Hermione is attacked, which seems to clear everyone's minds of the idea of Harry as the bad guy. It's like everyone knows Harry cares about Hermione, but they thought he was guilty when it was other Mudbloods. They recognize how close he and Hermione are and realize the moment she's attacked there's no way Harry did it. This is a great moment because it's not Harry or Hermione's actions that define it, instead it's everyone else's reactions.



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And together they walked back through the gateway to the Muggle world.

The final line of the book, which may not sound like a Harry-Hermione moment to anyone but me, but I just love how this is phrased. As if they're some united front walking though fire together. I just figure there are a lot of different ways JK could have written this, and find it interesting that she chose those words. Like they're facing going home together. Aww!

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H/Hr Books Moments From Prisoner of Azkaban


Harry laughed as he put Hermione's letter aside and picked up her present. It was very heavy. Knowing Hermione, he was sure it would be a large book full of very difficult spells---but it wasn't. His heart gave a huge bound as he ripped back the paper and saw a sleek black leather case, with silver words stamped across it, reading Broomstick Servicing Kit.
"Wow, Hermione!"

Hermione still manages to surprise Harry, despite how he think he knows her. She didn't buy him something she would want for herself, but got him what she really thought he'd like. She knows just what would make him happy.



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Everyone was looking at Harry except Hermione, who had gotten up and moved around to the back of Professor Trelawney's chair.
"I don't think it looks like a Grim," she said flatly.

Hermione thought Trelawney was ridiculous and how Harry was being treated was unfair. She's the only one to stand up for him, even when it meant back-talking a teacher -- something Hermione would never normally do -- and possibly paying for it in her grades. But she does it without hesitation.



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Harry threw himself into a chair beside Ron, his high spirits ebbing away. Hermione seemed to read his mind.

Hermione is normally very sensitive to Harry's feelings and this moment is no different. She doesn't even need him to speak to know how disappointed he is to be listening to everyone talking about the Hogsmeade weekend.



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"We thought you'd died," said Alicia, who was shaking.
Hermione made a small, squeaky noise. Her eyes were extremely bloodshot.

It's obvious that Hermione was beside herself with worry about Harry falling from his broom. Her eyes were bloodshot, as though she's been crying and was exhausted with fear.



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"Are you going to report me?" Harry asked her, grinning.

Harry is beginning to realize he has a certain sway with Hermione. He's using his charm to get out of being in trouble with her. He knows she would never report him.



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"Well...who'd send Harry something as expensive as that, and not even tell him they'd sent it?" said Hermione.

Hermione's first thought is of Harry's safety when he recieves the Firebolt. She sees past all the excitement immediately to think about Harry, as she always does.



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"Because I thought -- and Professor McGonagall agrees with me -- that that broom was probably sent to Harry by Sirius Black!"

Hermione would rather Harry be angry at her than to see him injured in any way. Because of this, she risks losing her friends to save his life. She knows how hurt Harry would be, but she does it anyway because she cares about him.



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Even so, he wasn't showing the strain nearly as much as Hermione, whose immense workload finally seemed to be getting to her.

Despite being upset with her, Harry still seeks out Hermione and takes notice of her appearance and demeanor. He's worried about her even though he doesn't want to be.



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"You know what -- we should make up with Hermione ... She was only trying to help..."

Harry hates not speaking to Hermione; it's driving him crazy. He hates not being able to talk to her, even though he wants to. I think Harry was genuinely upset with Hermione for a short time, but only kept it going because Ron kept prodding him about it. It's almost like Harry was trying to prove he could go a few days without speaing to her. But if you read through the entire time that they weren't speaking, Harry is often looking over at her in the common room, he's noticing where she is at night, taking notice of what she's doing... if you're really angry with someone you don't care. Fighting with Hermione always tends to leave Harry just wanting to be around her more than any other time. He takes notice of her more when he's fighting with her than at any other moment when they're still speaking.



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"Can I sit down, then?" Harry asked Hermione.
"I suppose so," said Hermione, pushing a great stack of parchment off a chair.
Harry looked around at the cluttered table, at the long Arithmancy essay on which the ink was still gleaming, at the even longer Muggle Studies essay ("Explain Why Muggles Need Electricity") and at the rune translation Hermione was now pouring over.
"How are you getting through all this stuff?" Harry asked her.
"Oh, well -- you know-- working hard," said Hermione. Close-up, Harry saw that she looked almost as tired as Lupin.


Harry is happy to make up with Hermione. He's missed her. And he's worried enough about her to notice how exhausted she looks. He keeps trying to force her into a conversation about how she's getting through everything, and tries to get her to drop a few subjects, despite her argument that she's fine - he knows she's not. He's worried about her.



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Only one person wasn't joining in the festivities. Hermione, incredibly, was sitting in a corner, attempting to read an enormous book [...]
"Did you even come to the match?" he ask her.
[...] "Come on, Hermione, come and have some food," Harry said, [...]
Hermione burst into tears. Before Harry could say or do anything, she tucked the enormous book under her arm, and, still sobbing, ran toward the staircase to the girls' dormitories and out of sight.
"Can't you give her a break?" Harry asked Ron quietly.
"No," said Ron flatly.

Harry couldn't really enjoy the party. He noticed that Hermione was sitting in a corner by herself. He left the party to try and persuade her to join him. He missed her and knew something was wrong. He was getting tired of Ron bashing her at every chance he could and told him to back off. It's a testiment to how much Harry cares about Hermione that he confronted Ron about his behavior; Harry rarely makes waves with Ron unless absolutely necessary.



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"Harry, if you go into Hogsmeade again ... I'll tell Professor McGonagall about that map!" said Hermione.
"Can you hear someone talking, Harry?" growled Ron, not looking at Hermione.
"Ron, how can you let him go with you? After what Sirius Black nearly did to you? I mean it, I'll tell --"

Poor Hermione. She's having a really rough time with all her schoolwork, helping Hagrid, and now her own friends are treating her badly. She cares so much about Harry that she's willing to have Harry hate her for getting him in trouble if it means he's stays safe. She won't allow Ron's anger, or even Harry's frustration, to deter her from how she feels. That's love, people!



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Harry was sitting with Ron and Hermione, removed from the center of things, trying not to think about the next day, because every time he did, he had the horrible sensation that something very large was fighting to get out of his stomach.
"You're going to be fine," Hermione told him, though she looked positively terrified.

Hermione can often read Harry's mind. She knows just by looking at him that he's nervous even though he's trying to hide it. Hermione has always been able to read Harry when no one else can.



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"That's true," said Hermione, getting to her feet. "If he sees you.... How do you open the witch's hump again?"
"You -- you tap it and say, 'Dissendium,'" said Harry. "But --"
Hermione didn't wait for the rest of his sentence; she strode across the room, pushed open the Fat Lady's portrait and vanished from sight.

Hermione didn't care about the consequences to herself in getting Harry's cloak back. He was shocked that she'd break the rules so easily, but impressed at the same time. Throughout the entire book, Hermione puts herself in harm's way trying to help Harry -- which is a theme throughout all of the books.



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She now grasped Harry's arm painfully hard. [...]
Hermione suddenly grabbed Harry's arm again. [...]
Hermione's grip on Harry's arm was so tight he was losing feeling in his fingers. He raised his eyebrows at her; she nodded again and let go.

There are so many moments in all of the books where Hermione grabs Harry's arm when she's scared or nervous. I think this is a good moment because it shows that Hermione gains strength from Harry. I don't see it as Hermione being weak and having to hold on to Harry becuse she's scared, but more as Hermione gathering her strength from physical contact with Harry. Like she needs to remind herself that he's there with her and she isn't alone.



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Harry stood, transfixed by the sight, too intent upon the battle to notice anything else. It was Hermione's scream that alerted him --

It's funny that a werewolf is going mad, Sirius is fighting him in dog form, Ron is in danger, and yet the only thing that snaps Harry back is Hermione's scream. Like his entire being is very aware of her, and her alone.



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Hermione was still looking at him as though worried about his sanity.

The entire Time-Turner scene was fantastic. Harry and Hermione, working together as they always do at the end of the book, as Harry retold what he'd thought he'd seen. He was nervous to tell Hermione about seeing his father doing the Patronus. But she sat and listened and offered advice. She didn't judge, she didn't make him feel bad. What really makes this moment, though, is how Hermione, knowing Harry so well, was silent. She saw him struggling with the memory of seeing his father. She looked away toward the Willow and let him grieve without prodding him or embarrassing him. And Harry was thankful. I also really like the wording JK uses to describe a lot of Harry and Hermione's scenes together in this book. Along with the scene in the hospital, and many other scenes, Harry and Hermione are almost romanticized in many scenes. Describing the moonlight falling over Hermione as Harry looked at her, or how the leaves blew around them as they waited here. I also think, and this is just my opinion, that Dumbledore wants Harry and Hermione to get closer. He's always getting them in situations together. He seems to want them to work together as much as possible. This may not be romantic; he may just know that Harry has a big fight ahead of him and Hermione is going to be one of his biggest champions. But he seems to know that Harry needs Hermione and her strong-willedness as much as Harry, sometimes, seems to fight against it. This scene was just a wonderful moment between Harry and Hermione, sitting alone together.

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H/Hr Books Moments From Goblet of Fire


"Hermione's a witch," Harry snarled.
"Have it your own way, Potter" said Malfoy, grinning maliciously.

Harry quickly defends Hermione to Malfoy, who's insisting on reminding Harry she's a mudblood and that she's in danger. Harry won't allow Malfoy to try and scare them.



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Perhaps there was truth in what Malfoy had said; perhaps Hermione was in more danger than they were. They set off again, Harry still searching his pockets, even though he knew his wand wasn't there.

Harry is beginning to worry about Hermione's safety, and instinctually grabs for his wand when he begins thinking she's in danger. Even though he knew his wand wasn't in his pocket, it was like he kept thinking it would magically appear again. He felt a bit helpless without it, and nervous that he wouldn't be able to defend her if something did happen.



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"Harry, come on, move!" Hermione had seized the collar of his jacket and was tugging him backward.
"What's the matter?" Harry said, startled to see her face so white and terrified.
"It's the Dark Mark, Harry!" Hermione moaned, pulling him as hard as she could. "You-Know-Who's sign!"

Hermione is scared to death that Harry is going to be hurt. Her face is described as "white and terrified." She's desperately trying to get Harry away from it. She wasn't as concerned about herself or anyone else around her as she was about Harry at that moment.



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She looked around at Harry and Ron, appealing for their support. "It didn't sound anything like Winky, did it?"
"No," said Harry, shaking his head. "It definitely didn't sound like an elf."

Harry is the first to pipe up and support Hermione in defending Winky at the tournament. He sees Hermione standing up to all these people so defiantly and has no problem being the first to stand with her.



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He teetered on the verge of saying "me," but couldn't bring himself to make Hermione look any more horrified than she already did.

When describing his dream, even though it's incredibly scary, Harry is thinking of Hermione's well-being. He doesn't want her to worry any more than he could tell she already was. He was aware of how worried she was and made the conscious decision to spare her.



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He walked resolutely over to the portrait hole, pushed it open, climbed out of it, and found himself face-to-face with Hermione.
"Hello," she said, holding up a stack of toast, which she was carrying in a napkin. [...] To his immense relief, Hermione accepted his story without question.

A great moment. It has everything; trust, friendship, understanding, etc. Hermione knows Harry needs a friend and is the first at his side. She believes him without hesitation. Harry is so relieved when he realizes that Hermione believes him. They have a long walk around the lake just eating and talking in comfortable companionship. To me, this moment proves Hermione will stand by him when everyone else walks away, even his best friend.



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"Maybe he'll believe I'm not enjoying myself once I've got my neck broken or -"
"That's not funny," said Hermione quietly. "That's not funny at all." She looked extremely anxious.

Hermione doesn't even like Harry joking about getting hurt. She hates that he's so upset but doesn't want him to even kid about getting hurt and how it would make Ron feel. The word choice here makes me think she's thinking more about how she would feel if something happened to him.



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"It's really not that difficult, Harry," Hermione tried to reassure him as they left Flitwick's class - [...] He had already struggled through one Friday's worth, with Hermione sitting next to him intoning "ignore them, ignore them, ignore them" under her breath, [...]

Hermione is, throughout the book, trying to comfort Harry through the horrible time he was having. She often told him just what he needed to hear to get through the day, as miserable as he was.



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"Oh very funny," Hermione said sarchastically to Pansy Parkinson and her gang of Slytherin girls, who were laughing harder than anyone, " really witty."
[...] "Want one Granger?" said Malfoy, holding out a badge to Hermione. "I've got loads. But don't touch my hand, now. I've just washed it, you see; don't want a mudblood sliming it up."
Some of the anger Harry had been feeling for days and days seemed to burst through a dam in his chest. He had reached for his wand before he'd thought what he was doing.

Harry has pure blind anger at Malfoy for what he'd said about Hermione. Of all the things to set him off, it's insulting Hermione that finally does it. Very interesting, indeed. Not only is he angry, but, without thinking, he reaches for his wand and attacks Malfoy. It's like pure hatred and revulsion of what Malfoy had said to Hermione that drove him crazy!



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Hermione had come in for her fair share of unpleasantness too, but she hadn't yet started yelling at innocent bystanders; in fact, Harry was full of admiration for the way she was handling the situation.

Harry recognizes how well Hermione was handling the Rita Skeeter articles. He understood that she was getting a brunt of the nastiness herself and she was taking it all in stride. Harry is proud of her.



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"Stunningly pretty? Her?" Pansy Parkinson had shrieked the first time she'd come face-to-face with Hermione after Rita's article had appeared. "What was she judging against - a chipmunk?"
"Ignore it," Hermione said in a dignified voice, holding her head in the air and stalking past the sniggering Slytherin girls as though she couldn't hear them. "Just ignore it, Harry."
But Harry couldn't ingore it.

Even when Hermione didn't stand up for herself, Harry wanted to stand up for her. He thought it was horrible what they were saying about Hermione and it fueled his anger. He cares about her and hates to hear anyone badmouthing her. He stands up for her, or at least wants to, throughout the book.



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"Hermione," Harry said, through gritted teeth, "will you shut up for a bit, please? I'm trying to concentrate." But all that happened when Hermione fell silent, was that Harry's brain filled with a sort of blank buzzing, which didn't seem to allow room for concentration.

Harry is short with Hermione when she's just trying to help him, then he feels a bit guilty. He even admits to himself that when she's quiet, his mind fills with an annoying buzz. A great instance of Harry pushing Hermione away when his unconcious mind and body obviously disagree.



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And for his Firebolt, he needed -
"Hermione," Harry whispered [...] "Hermione - I need you to help me." [...] And so they practiced. They didn't have lunch, but headed to a free classroom, where Harry tried with all his might to make various objects fly across the room toward him. [...] At two o'clock in the morning, Harry stood near the fireplace, surrounded by heaps of objects: [...]
"That's better, Harry, that's loads better," Hermione said, looking exhausted but very pleased.

This is another great moment. Harry needs Hermione and Hermione is always there to help him. She's the first person he thinks about when he needs help. Hermione, despite being exhausted, stays up till all hours of the night to help Harry even though they could get caught and get in trouble. She stands by him to help him through anything he needs.



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"Harry, you were brilliant!" Hermione said squeakily. There were fingernail marks on her face where she'd been clutching it in fear. "You were amazing! You really were!"

Hermione was scared to death watching Harry get through the first task, but she was so excited for him! She was so happy he won and was glad to see all their work pay off. Hermione will always be Harry's #1 fan. She was glad to see he wasn't hurt and was very proud of him.



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"It's Christmas, Hermione" said Harry lazily; [...]
Hermione looked severely over at him too. "I'd have thought you'd be doing something constructive, Harry, even if you don't want to learn your antidotes."

Hermione is trying to get Harry to start working on the second task. This moment shows me how well Hermione knows him; she knows he's going to leave it to the last minute and that he'll regret it.



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Hermione suddenly smiled very mischieviously, and Harry noticed it too: it was a very different smile from the one he remembered.

Harry can be kind of slow on the uptake sometimes, but he eventually notices that Hermione's smile was different from how he remembered. It's cute to see him have these epiphanies about Hermione from this point to the Yule Ball.



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Then, spotting the look on Hermione's face, he said, "Come on, how'm I supposed to concentrate with all this noise going on? I won't even be able to hear the egg over this lot." - Harry

A cute moment showing how Harry knows Hermione. She only has to look at him and he knows what she's thinking.



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Krum was at the front of the party, accompanied by a pretty girl in blue robes Harry didn't know. [...] His eyes fell instead on the girl next to Krum. His jaw dropped.
It was Hermione.
But she didn't look like Hermione at all. She had done something with her hair; it was no longer bushy but sleek and shiny, and twisted up into an elegant knot at the back of her head. She was wearing robes made of a floaty, periwinkle-blue material, and she was holding herself differently, somehow - or maybe it was merely the absense of the twenty or so books she usually had slung over her back. [...] Harry couldn't understand how he hadn't spotted it before.

What can be said about this moment that hasn't been said a billion times before? It's like Harry is having an epiphany: Hermione is not only a girl, but she's a pretty girl at that. He has this moment of realization that Hermione is more than just the smart girl that sits in the library and helps him. That she's more than just that bushy-haired friend that he never really noticed before. That she's beautiful.



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Harry glanced up at Hermione to see how she felt about this new and more complicated method of dining - surely it meant plenty of extra work for the house-elves? - but for once, Hermione didn't seem to be thinking about S.P.E.W.

Harry almost seemed surprised that Hermione is having a good time. He seems genuinely surprised to see her doing something other than reading or talking about S.P.E.W. It's funny because throughout most of the book, he can't escape her talks about S.P.E.W, often dying to get away from her. Now that she's with Viktor and looking the way she does, Harry is actually attempting to start a conversation with her about it. Of course, Viktor is talking to her so he can't. But it's funny to see Harry subconciously trying to get Hermione's attention, even by talking about things he can't stand!



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Hermione was now teaching Krum to say her name properly; [...] "Close enough," she said, catching Harry's eye and grinning.

Aww. It's so cute to see Harry constantly looking over to Hermione for one reason or another. And it's so obvious, to me at least, that Hermione is enjoying catching Harry's eye.



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"Oh never mind," snapped Parvati, and she went off with the boy from Beauxbatons. When the song ended, she did not return.
Hermione came over and sat down in Parvati's empty chair.

Hermione seems to have waited until Parvati left to move toward Harry, who was happy to see her. He was also happy to see Parvati go.



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"Oh, I - I reckon I've got a pretty good idea what it's about now," Harry lied.
"Have you really?" said Hermione, looking impressed. "Well done!"
Harry's insides gave a guilty squirm, but he ignored them.

Harry has a hard time lying to Hermione. He often feels guilty trying to hide things from her as evidenced throughout the entire series (especially in OotP). Not only does he feel emotionally guilty, but his body objects to it, causing him to have a guilty squirm. Yet with his friend Ron, he often hides things, such as his scar burning, etc. But he has a really hard time doing this with Hermione; he can't look her in the eye or he gets a "guilty squirm."



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The mermaid in the prefects' bathroom was laughing. Harry was bobbing like a corkin bubbly water next to her rock, while she held his firebolt over his head.
"Come and get it!" she giggled maliciously. "Come on, jump!"
"I can't," Harry panted, snatching at the Firebolt, and struggling not to sink. "Give it to me!"
- Harry's dream before the second task.

He turned back to Hermione, raised the jagged rock and began hacking at her bindings too --
At once, several pairs of strong gray hands seized him. Half a dozen mermen were pulling him away from Hermione, shaking their green-haired heads, and laughing.
"You take your own hostage," one of them said. "Leave the others..."
"No way!" said Harry furiously - but only two large bubbles came out.
- Harry during the second task.

I think this is a great moment. Where so many people, HHr supporters, seem to get angry at seeing that the thing Harry "would miss the most" is Ron... I think of it quite differently. His dream proves his frustration at not being able to get what he wants. The mermaid is poking him with his Firebolt- something he loves very much. He was able to get to Ron very easily during the second task but when he tried to get Hermione, it mirrored the frustration with getting his Firebolt in his dream. He couldn't stand the thought of leaving Hermione there and he was being physically pulled away from her by the mermen. Just like the mermaid was poking him away from his Firebolt. To me, sure he'd miss Ron, but he'd die before he had to miss Hermione. And THAT is what's important.



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Fleur was clapping very hard too, but Krum didn't look happy at all. He attempted to engage Hermione in conversation again, but she was too busy cheering Harry to listen.

Hahahahaa. Poor Krum. He just can't compete with Harry for attention when it comes to Hermione. She was so proud of Harry and excited for him that she couldn't care that much about Viktor.



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"Hermy-own-ninny talks about you very often," said Krum, looking suspiciously at Harry.
"Yeah," said Harry, "because we're friends."

Harry is an idiot. That's all I can say. He's such a dumb boy about things like this, God love him. Krum, being older and probably having a bit more experience than Harry, has reason to be jealous of Harry: it's obvious that Hermione is a bit taken with Harry, in a way very different from anyone else around her. Viktor notices it because he's involved.

And finally, about the kiss... I didn't have anything up about it but I keep getting so much mail about, "Why don't you have the kiss moment up?" Well here's the answer: I don't find this particularly shippy. Please keep in mind that this is just my opinion and I know a lot of other people see it differently; that's okay! But please don't mail me asking me to change it! I know all of the different arguments about this already. I just feel differently. Harry had been through a lot and I think Hermione just wanted to say goodbye and hoped he felt better. She was also leaving very shortly after a very horrible event happened for him, and she probably hated having to leave him so soon. So that in itself is shippy. But some people go way too far reading into this, in my opinion. Hermione kissed Ron in OotP and I didn't find that particularly shippy either. She was wishing him luck. She wasn't kissing either of them because she was "in love." Some HHr folks over-romanticize this to be more than what it was. And RHr shippers over-romanticize the good luck kiss as well. Sometimes we reach so hard for moments that we make moments out of things that aren't there. It's just my opinion here, but I just didn't find this that shippy. I mean, it's sweet because Hermione is thinking of him, and feels horribly for him. But if we saw this as shippy, then we'd see Hermione kissing Ron on the cheek for luck as shippy by default. I don't feel either was shippy in any major way. So there-- I hope that stops the mail!

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H/Hr Books Moments From Order of the Phoenix


...followed by an even louder shriek, and his vision was completely obscured by a large quantity of very bushy hair...

Hermione freaks out a bit when she sees Harry. Like she'd been holding her breath. She'd obviously missed him and had been incredibly worried about him. She also recognizes that she had been hiding the truth from him- even for his own good- and hates it. She feels incredibly guilty about it and even accepts his verbal lashing. This goes to show how Hermione rarely keeps secrets from or lies to Harry. She'd been waiting all summer to speak to him and when she saw him, it was like she just needed to ramble away everything that she'd been wanting to say to him. Harry, despite his obvious animosity, couldn't help but be happy to see her.


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Hermione, still beaming, let go of Harry [...]

Hermione was so excited to see Harry after the long summer months. She was so happy he'd joined them finally that she couldn't keep the smile off of her face.


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"Hermione was going spare [...]" - Ron

Ron describes Hermione's behavior as 'crazy' when having to deal with keeping things from Harry. This moment shows how much Hermione hates lying to him and seemed to be the only one that was saying it straight out.


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"I suppose you've all been having a real laugh, haven't you, all holed up here together-" - Harry to Hermione and Ron

Harry seems a bit jealous that Ron and Hermione have been spending time together. He feels alone and points out that they've probably been having a grand old time. But he could have gotten mad that they were having fun without him period. Instead, he's angry because they were together.


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"They were bound to clear you," said Hermione, who had looked positively faint with anxiety when Harry had entered the kitchen kitchen and was now holding a shaking hand over her eyes.

Even though Hermione is trying to act calm, she can't hide the fact that she was incredibly worried about Harry at the trial.


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"Don't you go feeling guilty!" said Hermione sternly, after Harry had confided some of his feelings to her and Ron [...]

Hermione is the first to really stand up and tell Harry not to feel bad about Sirius. It's not Harry's fault and she needs him to know that. Hermione often stands up for Harry, even when he's down on himself.


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"Did you- did you get -?" She spotted the badge in Harry's hand and and let out a shriek. [...]
"Ron's prefect, not me," Harry said.
"Ron?" said Hermione, her jaw dropping. "But...are you sure? I mean-"

Hermione is excited when she believes Harry became prefect with her. She isn't quick enough to hide her disappointment when she realizes it was Ron. She's obviously thought a lot about it over the summer and had been looking forward to it. Poor Ron! All these people walking around completely unbelieving that he could become a prefect.


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For some reason, Harry found he didn't want to look at Hermione. [...] "Well done," said Harry, so heartily it did not sound like his voice at all, and still not looking at her. "Brilliant. Prefect. Great."

Harry is obviously completely disappointed that he didn't become prefect. Despite this, he still tries to congratulate her, failing miserably. He did this because he knows how much it means to her. He tries very hard to sound genuine, but they both know it's not. He can't look her in the eye- because he can't lie to her. But he does it for her anyway.


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"With a grin at the thought of what Hermione would say if she could see the statue of the elf, Harry turned his money bag upside down and emptied not just ten Galleons, but the whole contents into the pool."

It so cute that even when she isn't there, Harry is thinking about her. And he's thinking about her when he's happy. And he does something for her that he knows would make her happy.


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Hermione, whom Harry had expected to react angrily on his behalf, sighed. [...] "About You-Know-Who. He said, 'His gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust-'" -Hermione

Harry has come to expect a certain amount of loyalty from Hermione because she's always offered it to him. He blows up a bit when she doesn't get angry for him, and then realizes he's being silly. She goes on to repeat something Dumbledore had once said, forcing Harry to remember that he needs to trust her, that she is his friend and always will be, and that by getting angry at her because he doesn't trust her is only letting Voldemort win that much sooner.


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Harry moved over to sit next to Hermione, who awoke with a jerk as he put down his bag. [...]; if he did not tell somebody soon, he was going to burst. "Listen, Hermione, I was just up in Umbridge's office and she touched my arm..." Hermione listened closely.

When Harry begins thinking Umbridge is being controlled by Voldemort, he purposefully moves over to Hermione and feels an urgent need to talk to her. Even though Hermione is really tired, she listens intently to Harry and offers solutions. He feels better after talking to her, as he often does, but more importantly he often wants to confide in Hermione throughout the book. Whether about Cho or just life in general. He feels comfortable talking with her, like he can get it off of his chest. And he trusts her judgement and advice, whether he takes it or not.


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And he traipsed off to the boys' stairs, leaving her looking slightly disappointed behind him.

Poor Hermione. Here she was, listening to him and offering him all kinds of advice despite how tired she was, yet she asks for a little help from Harry and he says no. He says it in a nice way, but it's still pretty insensitive. Hermione is disappointed that Harry won't spend time with her to do things she would like to do.


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And as he thought this, the scar on his forehead burned so badly that he clapped his hand on it.
"What's up?" said Hermione, looking alarmed.
"Scar," Harry mumbled. "But it's nothing ... it happens all the time now ..." None of the others had noticed a thing; all of them were now helping themselves to food while gloating over Harry's narrow escape;

Hermione is paying attention to Harry in a way the others aren't. The others, Ron, Ginny, Fred, George... all manage to miss that Harry's scar is burning. And Harry tells Hermione easily, where, throughout most of the book, he doesn't like to talk about it to anyone but Hermione.


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He imagined trying to conceal from Hermione that he had received T's in all his OWLS and immediately resolved to work harder from now on.

Harry knows Hermione well enough to know her reaction to his bad grades, but more importantly, he cares about what she thinks of him. He could have simply blown off how upset she was with him, but he wouldn't. Having her disappointed in him would affect him.


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"Isn't it obvious?" she said. "I'm talking about you, Harry."

When Hermione suggests Harry take over DADA classes, she's really showing him how much faith she has in him, despite all of his protests to the contrary. It's this action that ends up giving Harry some of the only times of happiness through the whole book.


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It was the first time she had ever said Voldemort's name, and it was this, more than anything else, that calmed Harry.

Pretty much explains itself. It's Hermione's willingness to stand up to something she has feared that makes Harry calm down. He sees that she's making an effort to really understand and help him. He even feels a little guilty for his outburst toward her and Ron after this.


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When Harry continued to look worried, Hermione said, "Listen, Ron and I have been sounding out people who we thought might want to learn some proper Defense Against the Dark Arts. [...]" "Don't worry Harry," Hermione said quietly. "You've got enough on your plate without Sirius too." She was quite right of course; [...]

Hermione is getting very good at reading Harry. She often knows what he's thinking and how he's feeling. She usually manages to say just what he needs to hear. Here, Hermione notices Harry worrying and he doesn't even need to act worried. She just knows him. She tries to get him to focus on something else and tells him not to worry.


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However, Hermione, who was taking more subjects than either of them, had not only managed to finish all of her homework but was also finding time to knit more elf clothes. Harry had to admit she was getting better; it was now almost possible to distinguish between the hats and the socks.

It's nice to see that Harry notices Hermione getting better at knitting, which is something that means a lot to her. While at the same time he recognizes that she's been able to keep up with all the work she does and helping him. He's in awe of all she does and appreciates all of her hard work.


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And she remained deep in thought all the way to the outskirts of Hogsmeade.

Harry and Hermione are able to share comfortable silences. They don't have to speak all the time to validate themselves. Just another example of how comfortable they are together.


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"Look," said Hermione, intervening swiftly, "that's not what this meeting was supposed to be about-"
"It's okay Hermione," said Harry.

At the first DA meeting, when quite a few people are questioning Harry accusingly, it's Hermione who stands up for him. She doesn't want him to be prodded by a bunch of people who have no idea what he's been through. She recognizes that they're curious as to what happened with Cedric, but that doesn't mean Harry is to be srcutinized.


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"Ginny used to fancy Harry, but she gave up on him months ago. Not that she doesn't like you, of course," she added kindly to Harry while she examined a long black-and-gold quill.

Hermione makes a point to mention that Ginny used to fancy Harry. Afterwards, Hermione questions Harry about Cho, which embarrasses him. She jokes about how Cho couldn't 'keep her eyes' off of him. As some people would see this as a Cho/Harry remark, I see this as completely H/Hr. Not only does this show that Hermione was watching Cho intently enough to know she was staring at Harry, but it is another example of how well Hermione knows Harry. He hadn't been advertising how much he liked Cho to Hermione- but she picked up on it anyway. It's also good to mention that Hermione isn't looking Harry in the eye while she speaks to him about Ginny's crush. She says it fast, like she just wants to say it and get it over with. She can't look him in the eye. And after Harry questions her about Ginny being able to look him in the eye now, she quickly says "Exactly," and changes the subject.


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He was halfway out of his seat, intending to hurry upstairs for his Invisibility Cloak when, not for the first time, a voice very much like Hermione's whispered in his ear: reckless.

Hermione is Harry's conscience, his sense of rationalism that he wants to fight against. This moment proves how much he has always trusted Hermione's judgement in important matters. More importantly, he tends to think about her when making important decisions that could get him in trouble or hurt.


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"Well...yes," said Hermione quietly. "That is where I got the idea...but you'll notice I decided to engrave the date on bits of metal rather than on our members' skin...."
"Yeah...I prefer your way," said Harry, grinning, as he slipped his Galleon into his pocket.

After Hermione describes the Protean charm she used, people stare at her in awe and question her brilliance. She changes the subject quickly and Harry moves to her, in a bit of awe himself. He describes the charm as something that Voldemort had done. But he's very impressed and sweetly jokes with her.


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"[...]The way some people can see them and some can't! I wish I could."
"Do you?" Harry asked her quietly. She looked horrorstruck.
"Oh Harry- I'm so sorry- no, of course I don't- that was a really stupid thing to say-"
"It's okay," he said quickly, "don't worry...."

Hermione realizes she was being insensitive to wish that she could see the thestrals, considering it meant that someone had to have died in front of her to see them. Considering everything Harry had seen and been through, she didn't realize how she'd misspoke. And when she begins apologizing, Harry stops her. He understood what she meant, and he wasn't offended. He knows her and knows what she meant.


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"Is it Cho?" she asked in a businesslike way. "Did she corner you after the meeting?"- Hermione

Hermione is described as 'making an effort' to stay businesslike about her question. If she didnt have feelings for him, there would be no need for the pretense. Also, her word choice is interesting. "Cornering" someone usually means to trap them so they cannot get away. It's her way of trying to make it like it wasn't something Harry wanted; that he was forced. She does this to almost make herself feel better about what she had already figured out happened.


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"Did you kiss?" asked Hermione briskly.

The word choice for this entire scene is very interesting indeed. Hermione seems to be making an effort to sound nonchalant about Harry kissing Cho, and she has a frown on her face when she realizes he did. She's also saying things quickly, like an unpleasant chore she just wants to get done. It isn't even so much what she says to Harry that is interesting and very telling to the possibility of Hermione liking Harry, but it's the words JKR uses to describe Hermione throught the conversation. Also, it's not so much that Hermione has a frown on her face when speaking of the incident, but that Harry notices that Hermione has a frown on her face.


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"Well obviously, she's feeling very sad, [...] because she's been flying so badly." - Hermione

This speech Hermione gives is quick, like she's saying it very fast and deliberate, trying to make allowances as to why Cho was crying. But also, she doesn't say any of this to Harry, she says it to Ron, talking about Harry as though he wasn't there... just another way of distancing herself from it. Another note about this passage is that she says this speech as if she was half-speaking about herself, ending it with a quip to Ron "Just because you have the emotional [...] doesn't mean we all have." WE. She could have said Cho, thus furthering the idea that she was speaking about herself. Not to say that she wasn't referring to Cho when speaking of why Cho was crying, but she was trying to give Harry a clue into girls. She almost pities how much he doesn't 'get it'. Like she pities that he can't see how much she likes him!


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[...] She said that he had promised her a hundred and fifty Chocolate Frog cards if she showed up.

Harry's dream can be interpreted in many ways. To me, the whole dream was about Harry's need to please people and his overwhelming responsibilities. Where Cho represents all of his stress and anxiety, Hermione represented his conscience and safe place. Harry feels he has to 'buy' Cho's affections by giving her what she wants, and this represents all the pressure he's under. He's feeling it all around him and now it's invading his subconcious. Hermione is the compass in the dream, directing him to what he should do. The way that I read this, the way Hermione said it, was if she was trying to almost sarcastically (but she didn't say it sarcastically. Maybe overdramatically is the right word?) tell him he had to give Cho everything in order to make her happy. Give her this, give her that. And Hermione stood asking for nothing. Harry was looking to Hermione to guide him, to tell him what to do. Which is such a huge thing to me because, awake, he kept pushing her away. But it's not what his mind or heart wanted. To me this dream was all about how he knew in his gut he should listen to Hermione, as much as he didn't want to believe what she was saying about Sirius, as much as he wanted to yell at her, pick on her, and push her and her logical mind away...he knew she was right. It's been written in more than one book that Harry often 'hears' Hermione's voice or thinks of her when he makes decisions. Hermione is again reminding Harry of his responsibilities, but in a stark contrast to Cho-- who is demanding and causing him all kinds of anxiety. With Cho, he'll end up sacrificing more of himself than he's willing - like giving up his firebolt - his most prized possession. Hermione is there to remind him of this.


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It came as a slight shock when somebody hammered hard on the door a few minutes later.
"I know you're in there," said Hermione's voice. "Will you please come out? I want to talk to you."

For me, this [and the following page] was probably one of the best pieces of evidence that Harry and Hermione belong together. When Harry shuts himself away over Christmas, it's Hermione who brings him out. Not two minutes after she gets to Grimmauld Place, she doesn't even take off her jacket. She marches right up to Harry and forces him to get up. Unlike the others, she has no fear of walking straight up to him and forcing him to face her. It's her efforts, and her's alone, that finally get Harry out of his self-depression and funk. She's the only one with guts enough to stand up to Harry and his 'Oh poor me'- self-pitying attitude. Because she knows it's what he needs to hear. She understands that he has the right to be upset after everything that's happened, but feeling sorry for himself won't help.


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Harry sorted through his presents and found one with Hermione's handwriting on it.

Harry sorts through all of his gifts to open up Hermione's first. Very sweet.


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"Oh, you'll talk to Hermione Granger!" -Cho

Cho is very jealous of Harry's close relationship with Hermione. She recognizes that while she placed importance on their date, as Harry did, he still places Hermione's needs ahead of hers. It was almost as if she was just waiting for him to slip by mentioning Hermione. She was very threatened by Harry and Hermione's relationship from the beginning. Perhaps because she saw what even they could not see. Even though Cho doesn't realize that Hermione asked Harry to come for something important, she still feels Harry should not have made other plans.


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"It's none of your business if Harry's been with a hundred girls," - Hermione

Another instance of Hermione standing up for Harry. She arranges a meeting with a woman she despises, and who has caused her a lot of grief in the past, but she does it for Harry. She's often thinking of ways to help Harry. This, along with the DA classes, are instances of Hermione's tireless efforts for Harry's well-being. She also does it with great cost to her own welfare (as strict as she is about following rules, she could be caught by Umbridge at any time, yet she was still the one who suggested the DA club), her own pride. After all Skeeter had done to discredit Hermione in the press, she swallowed her pride because she knew it would help Harry.


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"Oh I forgot to ask you," said Hermione brightly, glancing over at the Ravenclaw table, "what happened on your date with Cho? How come you were back so early?"

That little wench. Hermione is an astute girl, and she's been up on Cho's behavior, and Harry's for that matter, throughout the book. The fact that she gets all bright and cheery when asking Harry how his date went, when it's pretty obvious it didn't go well... what with Cho moping around, Harry coming back to the metting with Skeeter in a bad mood, and Harry not even mentioning Cho. It's pretty funny. She couldn't be happier. But she plays dumb until he tells her everything that happened.


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"...so then," he finished several minutes later, as the final bit of crumble disappeared, "she jumps up, right, and says 'I'll see you around, Harry,' and runs out of the place!" He put down his spoon and looked at Hermione. "I mean, what was that all about? What was going on?"

It's so sweet to read scenes like this. He's so easy and comfortable talking to Hermione. I look at a scene like this from the end of the series where, I hope, they are together. Then you look back on scenes like this where they're leaning on each other for advice and such. Where he's normally tight-lipped, Harry's is really comfortable talking to Hermione about embarrassing things, as well as wanting her advice.


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"[...]And it might have been a good idea to mention how ugly you think I am too," Hermione added as an afterthought.
"But I don't think you're ugly."

Hermione offers Harry advice on what he should have said to Cho, even slamming herself and placing her pride aside yet again. But Harry counters immediately, telling her he doesn't think she's ugly. In fact, even after she told him that he could say that to Cho, he wouldn't ever do it.


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He told her every detail of the dream he could remember. When he had finished, she said nothing at all for a few moments, but stared with a kind of painful intesity at Fred and George, who were both headless and selling magical hats from under their cloaks on the other side of the yard.

Again, Harry needs and wants Hermione's advice on an impotant subject. It's funny because Hermione seems to have figured out a solution in about a second, then she starts thinking about Fred and George's indiscretions. She and Harry figure out the solution after a few moments of putting their heads together.


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"I never really liked horses." - Hermione

This is a completely cheap shot (poor Ron!), but I just thought it was funny. For those of you that remember, Ron's wand has unicorn hair in it. Hermione doesn't like horses. Teehee.


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"Haven't we got a counterjinx for this?" Fudge asked Umbridge impatiently, gesturing at Marietta's face. "So she can speak freely?"
"I have not yet managed to find one." Umbridge admitted grudgingly, and Harry felt a surge of pride in Hermione's jinxing ability.

Harry feels pride in Hermione's abilities: a jinx that she hadn't even told him about.


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"That was a horrible trick of Hermione Granger's," said Cho fiercely. "She should have told us she'd jinxed that list--"
"I think it was a brilliant idea," said Harry coldly. Cho flushed and her eyes grew brighter.
"Oh yes, I forgot-- if it was darling Hermione's idea--"

One of the best H/Hr moments. to me, this moment proves that Harry will never place anyone above Hermione, not just romantically. He won't sit idley by as someone insults her. Which brings us back to when Hermione told him to tell Cho she was ugly. Harry would never do it. He proudly stands up for Hermione, against the wishes of the girl he likes. He could have just agreed to make things easier on himself, but he refused to do that. To me this was a very neccesary line. Harry and Hermione fight through a lot of the book and this scene proves that no matter how angry or misunderstanding they get, it's never going to be a question for Harry to 'choose' between Hermione and someone else. No matter how they may argue (usually because Harry is snapping at her), Harry knows Hermione has good intentions and would never seriously side with anyone over her. It just shows such a wonderful loyalty he has to her, not even as a romantic partner, but as best friends. He didn't care what his feelings for Cho were when compared to the friendship and feelings for Hermione. In fact, his feelings for Cho were diminished after he'd had one too many times of her badmouthing Hermione. It's going to be hard for anyone to be in a relationship with Harry, because she'll have to get used to the fact she wouldn't come first when it really comes down to it.


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"So you've stopped having funny dreams?" said Hermione skeptically.
"Pretty much," said Harry, not looking at her.

Another example of how Harry is finding it increasingly difficult to lie to Hermione. He's beginning to realize how well she knows him, and he feels guilty not telling her the truth.


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Harry interrupted her before she had even started.
"It's no good nagging me, it's done," he said firmly.

The entire passage is a view into how H/Hr knew what each other are thinking, and the concern Hermione has for Harry. Harry begins worrying about Hermione's reaction earlier in the day. His little speech even sounds prepared. But instead she simply counters him with a question about his Occlumency lesson - she still surprises him once in a while. Later, she knows he hasn't gone back and he's still having bad dreams. She pushes him to continue the lessons and at least make an effort. He feels guilty and, again, can't look her in the eye.


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Only Harry and Hermione were left beside the fire.
"Have you seen Ron?" Hermione asked in a low voice. Harry shook his head.
"I think he's avoiding us," said Hermione. "Where do you think he--?"
But at that precise moment, there was a creaking sound behind them as the Fat Lady swung forward and Ron came clambering through the portrait hole. He was very pale indeed and there was snow in his hair. When he saw Harry and Hermione he stopped dead in his tracks.
"Where have you been?" said Hermione anxiously, springing up.

"Here's what I read the between the lines: Hermione and Harry sitting on the couch, looking one another in the eye. She's asking where Ron is in a low voice (softly), Harry probably can't find his voice. When Ron comes in he sees what's going on, or gets a feeling of it, and stops dead in his tracks. Hermione is almost acting guilty the way she her voice goes from being "low" to "anxious", and she springs up, away from Harry." (- sent by Caina)

Additionally from Kate J:

This is a great moment because we see Hermione feeling guilty, like she'd been caught doing something. If HHr are just friends...like Hermione and Ginny are just friends, then what does she have to feel angsty about? I mean, if it was Ginny...wouldn't it seem weird that she'd jump up like that? It makes more sense that she jumps up because she's aware of Ron's crush and knows he was probably in a bad mood. When he came in, she didn't want to hurt him any further by sitting next to Harry, who she's already voiced is jealous of Harry because he "gets everything" (GoF). This was a great HHr moment because, to me, it was the first acknowledgement of both Hermione's feelings toward Harry and her awareness of Ron's feelings toward her. Knowing about Ron's feelings is a big deal because this means she isn't acting on them. She's feeling guilty about being with Harry in front of him- this tells us she has something to feel guilty about. If it was just another guy friend, like Neville, sitting there she would have nothing to feel guilty about and would probably not jump up. Additionally, Ron probably wouldn't feel threatened by Neville sitting with Hermione, therefore he wouldn't stop in his tracks.


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Hermione walked right into him and was knocked over backward. Harry caught her just before she hit the forest floor.

Granted, Harry probably would have caught anyone, but hey-- it's still sweet!


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Grawp's hand had shot out of nowhere toward Hermione-- Harry seized her and pulled her backward behind the tree, so that Grawp's fist scraped the trunk but closed on thin air. [...] Hermione clung to Harry behind the tree, shaking and whimpering.

Protective!Harry. Yay! Harry felt protective enough toward her to pull her behind a tree and hold her closely. He could have just pulled her out of the way and let her go, or even just moved her out of Grawp's reach, but he didn't. Protective!Harry rocks. Hermione also clings to Harry, feeling safe with him.


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Harry saw that she looked much the worse for wear; [...]

Harry takes notice in Hermione's miserable appearance. Scratches and ripped clothes....and later when she freaks out a bit and says something mean about Hagrid, Harry knows not to be angry with her. She didn't mean it and he knows it. She was just upset at what had happened. Her eyes were filled with tears at his glare, and she admitted she didn't mean it at all.


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"I know this," Harry thought, thought his brain felt torpid and slack. He could visualize a heading, in Hermione's handwriting: [...]

Harry tries to visualize study notes Hermione had written for him. Nice to see he actually read them and didn't ignore all her hard work!


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"Okay," she said, looking frightened yet determined, "I've just got to say this..."

This moment shows how Hermione is Harry's friend and she'll always tell him the truth no matter how angry with her he'll be. She won't just back down because she's afraid of what he'd say to her. She cares more about him than that. She'd rather him be angry with her than to see him do something that will get him hurt.


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Even through his anger and impatience Harry recognized Hermione's offer to accompany him into Umbridge's office as a sign of solidarity and loyalty.

Even though Harry is angry at Hermione, this is another instance of his appreciation of her despite his frustration. If Harry had yelled at me that way, I wouldn't have been as forgiving as Hermione was. But she recognizes his absolute fear for Sirius and he's just taking it out on her. She won't just give up on him. Harry snaps at Hermione many times throughout the book for no good reason. Most people - even friends - wouldn't put up with that. Hermione not only manages to stand up for herself, but she understands Harry's frustration and is wise enough to understand that he needs to get it all out. Harry still has a lot of apologizing to do for how he's treated her; he's been selfish and downright mean at times. But deep down, it's because he knows she's right and he hates that. He wants so badly for it all to be over, to be normal. And her rationalism frustrates him. It may be good to note that Harry is especially short with Hermione throughout the book, as if he's purposely looking for reasons to be angry with her; he's trying to push her away. But Hermione won't let him. Again, she'd rather him be angry at her than to see him hurt. She begs him to check out Grimmauld Place before going after Sirius. She willingly sneaks into Umbridge's office despite knowing the consequences if she were caught. She put her herself on the line for him. Harry is just beginning to see this toward the end of the book.


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"No --- Harry --- Harry, we'll have to tell her!" - Hermione

At great risk to herself Hermione lies to Umbridge -- brilliantly -- in order to save Harry. She would risk being tortured by Umbridge than to see Harry suffer through the curse. She really ends up saving everyone by doing this. This moment really defined who Hermione Granger is and why she was placed in Gryffindor. She managed to think up a plan, a brilliant plan, within seconds to save Harry and get rid of Umbridge -- also allowing some time to be wasted where the others could possible try to contact Sirius. The fact that she thought up a plan as brilliant as it was in a matter of seconds not only goes to further remind us of how extraordinarily brilliant the girl is, but also shows that Hermione, again, will risk her life for Harry. She knew going into those woods could get her killed. But she strode along, scared but willing, in order to save them all.


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Harry grabbed Hermione and pulled her to the ground.

Harry is being protective of Hermione once again when the centaurs attack Umbridge. He could have just yelled, "Get down!" but instead he instinctively grabs her and pulls her down with him. The next sentence says that Harry "knew a moment of terror" -- as if he were really scared they, or she, would be hurt.


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Hermione had been dropped too, and Harry hurried toward her as two thick tree trunks parted ominously and the monstrous form of Grawp the giant appeared in the gap.

Harry, not even stopping to think of himself and his own injuries, rushes over to Hermione when he sees Grawp. Grawp wasn't attacking Hermione or even that close to her. But Harry remembered how Grawp had tried to grab Hermione once before and he became suddenly aware that he may try to do it again. He wanted Hermione out of harms way more than he wanted himself safe.


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Harry could feel Hermione shaking as Grawp opened his mouth wide [...]
"Goodness," said Hermione, gripping Harry's arm so tightly it was growing numb and looking as though she was about to faint.

Harry, even though the centaurs are no longer attacking, is still staying in close proximity to Hermione. Enough to feel her shaking. And Hermione, for like the zillionth time in the series, holds onto Harry's arm tight enough to make it go numb. She has this habit of doing that when she's scared... like it's her way of telling him she's scared to death and she needs him. But Harry doesn't mind; I think he needs that closeness now because he's scared as well.


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Hermione let out a real scream, ran a few steps backward and fell over. Devoid of a wand, Harry braced himself to punch, kick, bite or whatever else it took [...]

Harry was so worried about Hermione he was willing to do whatever it took to save her. He panicked a little and began preparing himself to do everything and anything it took to keep her safe. Protective!Harry rocks!


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Smart plan," he spat at Hermione, keen to release some of his fury. "Really Smart Plan. Where do we go from here?"
"We need to get back up to the castle," said Hermione faintly.
"By the time we've done that, Sirus'll probably be dead!" said Harry, kicking a nearby tree in tember, there was a high-pitched chattering overhead and looked up to see an angry bowtruckle flexing its long twig like fingers at him.
[...]Harry and Hermione moved instinctively together peering through the trees, as Ron came into sight.

This is nice. Where Harry is all at once angry and furious with Hermione (she just saved his bloody life...ungrateful jerk!), he forgets his anger in a split second when he thinks they're in danger. His anger toward her isn't as important to him as her safety. They may fight once in a while but, when it comes down to it, there's nothing so important that he'd let her be placed in danger if he can help it. It's good to note that Hermione also moves toward him, despite how he's just yelled at her. Like she's saying, "I'll stand up and fight with you. No silly argument could stop me from helping you."


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"Okay, then," he said [...] "Ron and I will take these two and go ahead, and Hermione can stay here with you three and she'll attract more thestrals---" [...]
He had no excuse now....

For the second time, Harry purposefully leaves Hermione out. He doesn't want her to go because, the way I see it, he's scared for her. When you care about someone, friend or more, you don't want them to get hurt. Yet he doesn't hesitate in suggesting he and Ron go. Then JK writes, "he had no excuse now" as though he was trying to think of any reason to keep her safe and leave her behind.


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"Okay, listen,"said Harry, stopping again within six feet of the door. "Maybe... maybe a couple of people should stay here as a --as as lookout, and---"

For the third time, Harry tries to finagle Hermione out of the mission. In this case, he's including Neville, Luna and Ginny in the equation as well, so it may not be construde as shippy, but he's still trying to keep her safe.


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Hermione grabbed Harry's arm as though frightened the floor might move too, but it did not.

There she goes again...


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"---Harry, stop it, come away---" She grabbed his arm and pulled, but he resisted.

I can't wait to get started on my 'Hermione is more than just smart' theory section because of moments like this. Hermione is absolutely panicked that Harry is about to enter the archway in the DoM to the veils. No one else is, they're just curious. But Hermione seems to know that Harry shouldn't go in there. There are so many times in the series Hermione just 'seems to know' things that go way above and beyond the theory of just 'being smart'. She's constantly trying to protect him and keep him safe, and here, she instinctively knows Harry shouldn't go in that veiled room. She knew a long way before they even got here that Sirius wasn't going to be found in the DoM. But she goes with Harry anyway in order to help keep him safe. She insisted on coming along. Now she's trying really hard to keep him from going in that room. Another instance of Hermione looking out for Harry.


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"Harry, I don't think you should touch it," said Hermione sharply, as he stretched out his hand.

Another 'Hermione is more than just smart' moment for me! Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I just don't buy that Hermione is the 'lucky guess' queen. Her demeanor toward Dumbledore has also changed since PoA. Anyway... She is very nervous about the whole jaunt into the DoM and, here, she very sharply tells Harry not to touch the prophecy.


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Harry raised his wand but to his amazement Hermione seized his arm.
"You can't hurt a baby!"
There was no time to argue the point.

The DoM is just full of moments where the 'Hermione is more than just smart' theory comes into play. Here, she knows something about this baby that Harry isn't allowed to hurt. He doesn't have time to find out, but Hermione is very stern about this. Again protecting him.


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"RUN!" Harry yelled, and as the shelves swayed precariously and more glass spheres began to pour from above, he seized a handful of Hermione's robes and dragged her forward, one arm over his head as chunks of shelf and shards of glass thundered down upon them.

A GREAT moment. Despite the fact there were 4 other people around him whom he could have grabbed, Harry turned to Hermione to protect her from the falling shelves. He grabbed her and pulled her to him, covering them from the shards of breaking glass. As scared as he is, Harry is still thinking of Hermione first.


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"HERMIONE!"
Harry fell to his knees beside her as Neville crawled rapidly toward her from under the desk, his wand held up in front of him. [...]
A whine of panic was preventing him from thinking properly. He had one hand on Hermione's shoulder, which was still warm, yet he did not dare look at her properly. 'Don't let her be dead, don't let her be dead, it's my fault if she's dead...'[...]
"Hermione," Harry said at once, shaking her as the baby-headed Death Eater blundered out of sight again. "Hermione, wake up..." [...]
"Dat's a pulse, Harry, I'b sure id is..."
Such a powerful wave of relief swept through Harry that for a moment he felt light-headed.

What can I say about these combined moments that hasn't already been thought by every one of you? Not only does Harry feel guilt but he feels sheer and utter terror at the thought of Hermione being gone. He drops to his knees and can't think clearly. He couldn't even look at her out of fear that she would really be dead. Like if he didn't look at her, she'd be okay and it wouldn't be real. Harry also fights someone, and goes right back to Hermione, not pausing for a moment. Sheer blinding fear is the basis of this moment. And the relief he feels at Neville's words that she's still alive make him light-headed. That's love people. Not 'she's my friend' love, but real, panicked, guilt-ridden, sick-feeling-in-his-stomache-at-the-thought-of-losing-her, LOVE.

achal

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achal

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Posted: 23 May 2006 at 6:55pm | IP Logged
Nice club! But, me a Ron-Hermione, Harry-Ginny shipper, so I'm not gonna join.. But, there are many people who are H/Hr shipper. Wink Smile

lunza

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Posted: 23 May 2006 at 11:23pm | IP Logged
hey arpita ,
can people hu dont support harry/hermy ship also join ? Confused i mean can they ... uh ... u know ... argue why harry/hermy ship is not happening ?

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