Why did it have to take this long?

When Ron walked into transfiguration late, he scooted through the rows of desks quickly and took a seat between Harry and Hermione. Ron was red in the face from running down the quarder. He was short of breath.

"Your late Mr. Weasley," Said professor McGonigal calmly.

"Sorry, Professor. It won't happen again," said Ron with a large sigh.

As class started, Hermione looked over at him. He sat there, breathing in and out, but as his breathing steadied Hermione was filled with thoughts. Ron, with his fire red hair and his sea blue eyes, was Hermiones best friend. He always knew what to say to make her laugh. He was a clutts, and he usually didn't have to say anything in order to make her laugh. She loved seeing Ron make a fool out of himself, and she loved seeing his clueless faces after.

"Today we will learn how to tranfigure others into different things. Today we will be turning our classmates into Cats," daid the Professor walking to the front of the room. "Pair up now! Don't just sit there."

Everyone started to turn their heads in search of a partner, but Ron and Hermione's eyes met instantly. Hermione blushed, but Ron asked in a very simple tone, "Wanna be partners?"

"Sure," said Herrmione, standing up and pulling out her wand. Ron slowly stood up and drew his wand with a very hard look on his face.

"What's wrong?" asked Hermione with a concerned look on her face.

"Oh, nothing. It's just, I don't really trust myself turning you into a cat right now. My wizarding status isn't of high recommendation," said Ron slipping his wand back into his robes. Hermione quickly grabbed his wrist and pulled it out of his robes. Ron looked at her, dumbfounded.

"What rubbish. I trust you. And even if you do mess up, whats the worst that could happen?" said Hermione stepping away from Ron and spreading her feet, showing that she was ready.

"On the count of three, everone will say the spell 'loccio amido' and your partner should turn into a cat," said the professor standing. "1, 2, 3!"

Everyone's wand emitted a blue-ish green light, surprisingly Ron did the spell correctly. Hermione trotted up to Ron in her cat state and purred.

"Now everyone, pick up the cat and put it on your desk," said the professor. At this, Ron blushed perfusely. He didn't know he would have to pick Hermione up. Ron slowly bent down, thinking of ways to pick up Hermione. Should he put one hand under and lift? Should he grab the neck? No, no, that wouldn't be very comfortable for Hermione. After all these thoughts Ron was feeling very bad for cats.

By this time, everyone had already placed their cats on their desks. Ron bent down and put his hands under hermiones cat stomach. Putting her on the desk actually wasn't as hard as he thought it would be.

"Now, on three say "loccio shmid" and they chall return to their normal state,"said the professor jotting down some notes. "1, 2, 3!"

"Loccio shmid!" Ron yelled. A very cheery, blushing, Hermione erupted from the cat. "Are you alright?" asked Ron when seeing the blushing Hermione.

"Fine," she said, avoing Ron's eyes. They both sat back down, awkwardly, and did the paperwork the Professor assigned.

I just thought it would be great to put Hermione and Ron in an awkward situation on the first chapter:-).