Book: Prisoner of Azkaban
Chapter: Chapter 16, The Chamber of Secrets
Brief summary of scene: Hermione accidentally sleeps through a class.
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"Wh--what?" said Hermione, waking with a start and looking wildly around. "Is it time to go? W--which lesson have we got now?"
"Divination, but it's not for another twenty minutes," said Harry. "Hermione, why didn't you come to Charms?"
"What? Oh no!" Hermione squeaked. "I forgot to go to Charms!"
"But how could you forget?" said Harry. "You were with us till we were right outside the classroom!"
"I don't believe it!" Hermione wailed. "Was Professor Flitwick angry? Oh, it was Malfoy, I was thinking about him and I lost track of things!"
"You know what, Hermione?" said Ron, looking down at the enormous Arithmancy book Hermione had been using as a pillow. "I reckon you're cracking up. You're trying to do too much."
"No, I'm not!" said Hermione, brushing her hair out of her eyes and staring hopelessly around for her bag. "I just made a mistake, that's all! I'd better go and see Professor Flitwick and say I'm sorry.... I'll see you in Divination!"
I think this passage is adorable. Ron's caring (as opposed to Harry's questioning), Hermione being so flustered... this was one of the early signs of R/Hr for me.