"Yea Ron, it's me." Hermione said cautiously, not wanting him to be angry and make him faint again.
"Am I dead? Am I in heaven?" Ron asked, seriously.
"No Ron, you were attacked by a wolf. I came back just in time. I found you guys because of the list we wrote of where we would stay."
"Really? That's amazing." Said Ron, and drifted back into unconsciousness.
"He likes you…a lot." Said Harry awkwardly as Hermione sat back down.
"Yea, I like him too. I have since third year, even though he was a jerk to me." She said.
"Do not tell him I told you this, but every night that you were gone, he constantly stared at a tube of lip gloss you bought in third year, at Hogsmeade apparently. He tried to remember all the good times with you."
"Really? Awww, that is so sweet. I have been wearing his sweater non-stop since I found it."
"Oh yea, I never asked, how did you find that?" Harry asked.
"When I came back the next day to find you, I saw snatchers. But there was a sweater here, so I kept it, because it was the only part of you guys I had left."
"Oh…" Said Harry, not wanting to continue this girly conversation.
"So, have you and Ron found the sword by any chance? Cause it has the basilisk venom on it…I told you before I left right?"
"No…Ron interrupted us, and then you went all berserk. But you said something about the sword I remember. You had like and 'ah-ha' moment all of a sudden."
"Oh, well you stabbed the basilisk in our second year, right? With the sword of Gryffindor?"
"Yes…" Said a very confused Harry.
"Well, the sword only grows stronger. Dirt, rust, and water have no effect on it. So, it still had the basilisk venom on it to this day, because the venom made it stronger."
"And basilisk venom destroys Horcruxes! That's bloody brilliant!"
"Thanks…" Said Hermione, blushing.
"Wait, that's why Dumbledore gave it to me in his will! Because he knew it would destroy Horcruxes!"
"Yes Harry, exactly. We just need to find the sword, and then we will have a way of destroying the rest of them!"
"We need to bloody find that sword."
They sat in silence for a while, Harry trying to think of how to get the sword, and Hermione watching Ron, taking him in once again. The man she had longed for was finally in front of her yet again.
She got up and walked to Ron. She wanted to see how the Essence of Dittany was working. As she got there, Ron stirred and opened his eyes. It was like he knew he was in the presence of Hermione.
"Hermione, you are here, it wasn't a dream." Ron said with hopeful eyes.
"No Ron it wasn't. Do you want some tea…you lost a lot of blood, you need to eat something."
"Sure, why not? I'll even make it!" Said Ron sarcastically.
"I don't think so Ronald. I'll levitate you to your bed. Do you trust me?"
"I'll always trust you Hermione."
Smiling, Hermione cast the levitation charm on Ron and carried him into the tent. He got there and she placed him on his bed. She invited Harry in for tea, and made it. She knew the questions would start again, from Ron this time. So she sat herself down in a chair, ready to answer.
"You got here because of the list right? You told me so…or was it a dream?"
"No Ron, it wasn't a dream. That is how I got here. I searched the places we hadn't gone so far, and eventually found you here."
"Why did you come back? Don't take that the wrong way, I am ecstatic that you are back."
"I tried to come back the day after I left…but I came back the next morning and you weren't here. All that was left was your sweater." Said Hermione.
"Yes, and I have been searching that whole time, only going back to my hotel at night."
"What? A hotel? Lucky little Hermione didn't have to sleep in the woods." Said Ron sarcastically.
"Ron, you and I both know I would have stayed in the woods. But me being a muggle-born, and snatchers around every corner…" Hermione shuddered.
"I was kidding Hermione."
"Yea, I know you are…why aren't you made at me? I would be furious with you if had left and came back."
"Let's see Hermione…you only just saved my life. Yes Harry you helped also, but she had the Dittany. I'm grateful for that. Also, even if I wanted to, I don't have the strength or energy to kill you now." Said Ron with a chuckle.
"Guess what I figured out Ronald?" Said Hermione, wanting to take his mind off his injury.
"Ron, Hermione. R-O-N. Not Ronald! And what?"
"The sword of Gryffindor can be used to destroy Horcruxes."
"What….really?" Asked Ron.
Hermione described how the sword had venom, it only got stonger etc. until Ron looked amazed.
"You…are so bloody amazing." Ron said.
"Always the tone of surprise." Hermione said with a laugh.
"Seriously, it's ridiculous. How can one person have so much talent?" Said Ron, looking dumbstruck.
Blushing, Hermione said, "Ron, you are just as brilliant. I rely on books and knowledge to get me through things. But you can do amazing things without thinking, or planning. You're the talented one."
"What is this, a bloody reality show?" Said Harry laughing.
"Way to ruin the mood their mate…" Said Ron under his breath, so Hermione couldn't hear.
"I never asked you Harry….why aren't you made at me for leaving?"
"Well Hermione, you saved my best friends life. I can be thankful for that."
"Wow, he's your best friend….offensive, I thought I was your best friend!" Said Hermione with a serious face, until she couldn't take it anymore and burst out laughing.
They all laughed, and laughed for a long time, even though it was so cheesy. It was just good for them to be together again. When they finished laughing, Hermione stood up and hugged Ron and Harry simultaneously.
"I missed you guys so much."
I hope everyone liked this story. Thank you to all the people who have been there and read every chapter, and followed me since the beginning. I will start a new story as soon as I think of one, but look for some silly one-shots out there! Thanks to everyone for the suggestions, comments, and favorites. You are all so amazing!