Summary: This fic is a series of missing moments from the time H/R&H were at Shell Cottage, beginning immediately after they Disapparated from Malfoy Manor. JKR shows us what was going on with Harry, but this is my version of what could have happened with Ron and Hermione after one of the most emotional/disturbing events in the entire series.
UPDATED June 2010 When I first wrote this fic, I didn't know what a beta reader was, and frankly, it showed. Thanks so much to Natalie for helping me polish this up and make it more readable. Thanks also to both Julia and Carole, whose helpful comments in the review section allowed me to make some much-needed corrections during the rewrite. I would love to know what you think ~ reviews are very much appreciated!
This was nominated in the 2010 Quicksilver Quill Awards for Best Canon Romance.
Summary: This story follows the time the trio will be spending at the Dursley’s home on Privet Drive. As the trio prepares to take on the biggest mission of their lives, Ron and Hermione 'fight' their own “Internal Battles” to determine if a romantic relationship will be a new beginning for them, or doom their friendship, and along with it, any hope of success against "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named”. Are Hermione and Ron finally going to give in to their feelings for each other?
I elaborated very much upon this short period of time, but I had a lot of fun writing about it.
This story is complete...but there is a continuation! See the final A/N: for details!