'Malfoy?' said Hermione, sceptically. 'Well . . . yes . . . maybe . . .'
'Here's an idea,' said Ron loudly, before Harry could speak, 'why don't you shut your mouth?'
'You,' said Ron. Teaching us to do it.'
'No, no, I'm not talking about Lupin,' said Hermione. 'He's too busy with the Order and, anyway, the most we could see him is during Hogsmeade weekends and that's not nearly often enough.'
'You did listen to what I said about a load of it being luck, didn't you?'
Signed: Dolores Jane Umbridge, High Inquisitor
'Course I have,' said Harry grumpily, 'can't forget it, can we, with that hag teaching us - '
'Coming?' he said awkwardly to Harry.
'Library?' suggested Katie Bell after a few moments.
'Of course I do,' said Hermione at once. 'But more than that, I want to be properly trained in defence because . . . because . . .' she took a great breath and finished, 'because Lord Voldemort is back.'
'Harry,' she said timidly, 'don't you see? This . . . this is exactly why we need you . . . we need to know what it's r-really like . . . facing him . . . facing V-Voldemort.'
It was nearly midnight when Harry left Umbridge's office that night, his hand now bleeding so severely that it was staining the scarf he had wrapped around it. He expected the common room to be empty when he returned, but Ron and Hermione had sat up waiting for him. He was pleased to see them, especially as Hermione was disposed to be sympathetic rather than critical.
There was a murmur of interest around the group at this.
BY ORDER OF THE HIGH INQUISITOR OF HOGWARTS
as a regular meeting of three or more students.
'But . . .'
'Philosopher's,' hissed Hermione.
Ron and Hermione were still smirking and Harry felt his temper rise; he wasn't even sure why he was feeling so angry.
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'I can't see Madam Pince being too chuffed with us doing jinxes in the library,' said Harry.