Hermione gets the cat, the flat, the food, and the furniture. Ron gets the family and friends. Harry gets the boot, his little book, the blame, and the shame. Ginny gets a new bloke and a haircut. New circumstances mix with old patterns, and Harry and Hermione find their friendship put to the test.
"She'd prepared for empty rooms and close air, but not the false play of light." Hermione goes home. Harry follows.
The problem, as Harry sees it, is he simply wasn't prepared.
A rescue gone wrong. A revelation.
In the Great Hall, the crowd is celebrating Reconstruction. Here, in this cupboard, things have just begun to fall apart.