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Chapter 1 Ringing in my Head
Harry found Hermione walking in the corridors after the first Quidditch match of the season. He was really hoping that Hermione had gotten over him pretending to put Felix Felicis in Ron's Pumpkin Juice in the morning.
"Where did you go?" Hermione asked.
She was definitely angry, but it didn't seem to be for the reason he was thinking. It also didn't make since for her to mad that he hadn't told her where he was going, because he had. And then Harry realized what it could be. She and Ron were always fighting now. It wouldn't be surprising if she was angry at Ron for some little reason.
"I can ask you the same thing," Harry said, now forgetting the reason why Hermione let him and Ron at the Quidditch field.
Hermione looked down and sighed, losing her ability to stay angry.
"Congratulations on the win," she said.
She looked emotionally drained to Harry. He wondered how long she had been holding in her feelings.
"Thanks. So, you're not angry at me?" Harry asked.
She attempted a smile, but only got half way there.
"No. It might've been wrong, but you did help Ron. He was really great today," Hermione said.
She looked away and seemed to drift off into another world. Harry cleared his throat and lowered his eyebrows. Hermione's eyes grew and looked at him. Her cheeks became scarlet.
"And so were you," Hermione quickly added.
Harry then began to laugh.
"Seriously, though. Where were you?" he asked, honestly forgetting.
Hermione couldn't help but laugh a little too.
"I told you and Ron after the match I needed to check something at the library. You and Ron didn't stay together?" she asked.
"No, we ran into Ginny and Dean… together," Harry said, trying to control his urge to hex Dean.
Seeing Ginny kissing Dean had done something to Harry. Even though he held Ron back as he yelled at Ginny and Dean, Harry was very close in just letting Ron go and joining him, but knew it would upset Ginny.
"Ron got irritated and had a row with Ginny. I thought it best if I let him cool off on his on," Harry said.
Harry and Hermione's eyes grew as they entered the Common Room. Ginny walked up to them with her crossed arms.
"Filthy hypocrite. Isn't he?" she asked.
She glanced over at her brother, then back at Harry and Hermione and rolled her eyes. Ron was getting real cozy with Lavender Brown.
"It looks like they're eating each other," Ginny said.
Ginny walked away. Harry's eyes followed her. He turned away as she sat next to Dean. Hermione looked like she was going to explode. Ron spotted Hermione and froze.
"Excuse me. I think I'm going to vomit," Hermione said.
She began to make her way to the portrait door.
"You should go make sure she's all right," a soft voice said.
Harry turned and found Ginny was now at his side again. It made him wonder if she had ever left. He glanced at over Ron, who was now having trouble concentrating on Lavender.
"Yeah," Harry nodded.
Harry caught up with Hermione right outside the portrait hole. She was sliding down the wall.
"Are you going to be all right," Harry asked.
She looked up. Hermione wrapped her arms around her legs as Harry sat down next to her.
"Oh, yes. Ron can kiss whomever he likes," she said.
They turned their heads as the portrait door swung open, revealing Ron.
"Hermione…" Ron began, not really knowing what to say.
Hermione cleared her throat and got up. Ron was careful not to make any advances towards her.
"I think I'm going to take a nap," Hermione said.
Ron turned his head and watched Hermione disappeared through the portrait door.
"Great match today, Ron," Harry said after a long silence.
Ron turned and smiled. He seemed to have quickly brushed off Hermione's reaction.
"I still can't believe I saved everything without a drop of that lucky potion," Ron said, the smile still on his face.
"So, you and Lavender…" Harry began.
Ron looked down. Harry figured he really didn't want to discuss it.
"Looks like it," was all Ron said.
The next day at breakfast, Ron was determined to know why Hermione was mad. She just sat there, quietly eating her food.
"You can't be angry with me. What about you and Viktor?" Ron asked.
Harry closed his eyes and pitched the bridge of his nose. Ginny who was sitting opposite them next to Dean, rolled her eyes. Hermione took the book that was in her hand and smacked Ron with it.
"I hope that hurt," Hermione snapped.
Ron, rubbing the back of his head, turned angrily at Ginny as she started laughing. Harry reminded quiet.
"You and Hermione need to write a book that tells guys why girls act the way they do," Ron said.
"It should be obvious," Ginny muttered as she looked back down at her food.
The next day during Transfiguration, Ron and Hermione still weren't talking to each other. Harry sighed and turned to them.
"Will you two please stop this?" he angrily whispered at the pair.
Hermione sighed, seeing how bad Harry was being affected by this.
"Oh, all right," she said.
"Thank you," Harry said.
Ron turned and smiled so that Hermione couldn't see this. There was a tiny gasp. Ron and Hermione didn't hear it. Harry, who had heard the gasp, turned and saw Lavender on the verge of tears.