Maybe next time . . . if there was a next time . . . she'd be a bit happier. He ought to have asked her out; she had probably been expecting it and was now really angry with him . . . or was she lying in bed, still crying about Cedric? He did not know what to think. Hermione's explanation had made it all seem more complicated rather than easier to understand.
He could hear Seamus and Dean muttering but did not care. The pain in his forehead was subsiding slightly, though he was still sweating and shivering feverishly. He retched again and Ron leapt backwards out of the way.
'Of course you're not,' said Hermione absently, still scribbling away at her letter.
Neville snuffled in his sleep. An owl hooted somewhere out in the night.
After ten minutes on the Impediment Jinx, they laid out cushions all over the floor and started practising Stunning again. Space was really too confined to allow them all to work this spell at once; half the group observed the others for a while, then swapped over.
'Yeah,' said Harry. His mouth was very dry. 'It's probably full of Nargles, though.'
'Appears . . . to . . . have . . . poor . . . short . . . term . . . memory,' muttered Umbridge, loudly enough for everyone to hear her. Draco Malfoy looked as though Christmas had come a month early; Hermione, on the other hand, had turned scarlet with suppressed rage.
For an answer, Hagrid pointed at the cow carcass on the ground. The whole class stared at it for a few seconds, then several people gasped and Parvati squealed. Harry understood why: bits of flesh stripping themselves away from the bones and vanishing into thin air had to look very odd indeed.
'Yeah, well,' said Harry wearily, moving towards the door, 'I dunno why, nor does anyone else, so it's nothing to be proud of.'
'Ginny Weasley,' said Katie.
'No!' said Harry furiously; it was crucial that Ron understand.
Harry bit back the retort he was longing to utter: did she imagine for a second that he did not regret his expulsion from the team a hundred times more than she did?
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'Er - Thestrals!' he said loudly. 'Big - er - winged horses, yeh know!'
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'Well, night,' said Hermione, yawning widely as she set off up the girls' staircase.
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The Slytherins murmured agreement and a few Gryffindors looked as though they thought Malfoy had a fair point, too.
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Numbly surprised, Harry nodded. Ron sniggered, breaking off when Hermione caught his eye.
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'Ready?' said Hagrid cheerfully, looking around at the class. 'Right, well, I've bin savin' a trip inter the Forest fer yer fifth year. Thought we'd go an' see these creatures in their natural habitat. Now, what we're studyin' today is pretty rare, I reckon I'm probably the on'y person in Britain who's managed ter train 'em.'
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'Are you all right, Harry?' Hermione asked, peering at him over the tip of her quill.
Harry had only just managed to get the last of them down before the door creaked open and Luna Lovegood entered, looking as dreamy as usual.