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OotP: Chapter Twenty-One: The trio discuss snogging

Book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Chapter: The Eye of the Snake.
Brief summary of scene: Harry had just kissed Cho for the first time. A talk with Ron and Hermione naturally follows.
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(I only got around to posting now, but it's still the day before for most of you, so I hope that's okay. :))

"Well?" Ron said finally, looking up at Harry. "How was it?"

Harry considered for a moment.

"Wet," he said truthfully.

Ron made a noise that might have indicated jubilation or disgust, it was hard to tell.

"Because she was crying," Harry continued heavily.

"Oh," said Ron, his smile fading slightly. "Are you that bad at kissing?"

"Dunno," said Harry, who hadn't considered this, and immediately felt rather worried. "Maybe I am."

"Of course you're not," said Hermione absently, still scribbling away at her letter.

"How do you know?" said Ron very sharply.

"Because Cho spends half her time crying these days," said Hermione vaguely. "She does it at mealtimes, in the loos, all over the place."

"You'd think a bit of kissing would cheer her up," said Ron, grinning.

"Ron," said Hermione in a dignified voice, dipping the point of her quill into her inkpot, "you are the most insensitive wart I have ever had the misfortune to meet."


Everything about this scene - Harry's confusion and uncertainty, Ron's amusement, Hermione's supposed calmness and the R/Hr between the lines - is just perfect. :D

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