Chapter: Thirty - The White Tomb
Brief summary of scene : Ron and Hermione at Dumbledore's funeral.
Disclaimer: This excerpt from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoast Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended. This material is presented for the purposes of review and critique only.
Ron, he saw, was now holding Hermione and stroking her hair while she sobbed into his shoulder, tears dripping from the end of his own long nose.
Just compare this to Ron, looking quite terrified, patted her very awkwardly on the top of the head.
They're there, aren't they?
He put her through so much misery over Lavender, but they're there now, and I love them.