“What did they do this time?” Hermione asked with a tint of
amusement as soon as Harry stormed into her parlour.
Ron already there, they were both playing chess – or trying
to; Crookshanks mewed and rubbed his head on Hermione’s knee, constantly
distracting the girl. For Harry, that would be just the moment to slyly cheat,
but Ron didn’t. No need to. The redhead would win either way. Didn’t stop
Hermione from trying.
Harry speared the human couple with a glower. Glared at the
cat, too, for a good measure, which Crookshanks ignored with all his feline