The chapters from Godric's Hollow open at the shock, of Ron leaving, still lingering in the atmosphere. Did he really leave? Or is he coming back? They had to accept that he's gone and go on in their quest without him. Heromine was devastated, she often cried. She and Harry barely spoke and avoided each other. Harry didn't know how to console her when he was so mad at Ron.
Both Harry and Hermione agree to go to Godric's Hollow; a village where Bathilda Bagshot lives and where both Harry's parents' graves lay. It seemed the right thing to do, they need to do something, and even though this plan was very risky they couldn't leave it and had to pursue it. They went there thinking that Dumbledore might have entrusted Bathilda with the sword of Gryffindor. They arrive at the village, take off their invisibilty cloak and go to the graveyard. They find the graves of Dumbledore's mother and sister. Then, the eye sign pops up again at one of the graves. Harry isn't interested, he wants to see his parents' graves. Heromine finds them, and uses magic to place a planet on their graves.
They then go walking in the village, find the Potter residence at a wretched state. They then realize that it was a sort of monument, and people had written things for Harry magically there. They gave Harry a surge of hope. Then they saw an old lady looking their way. They realize it must be Bathilda, she gestures that they follow her and they do. They get into their house, try talking to her but she doesn't respond. She points at him meaning she wants a word with him upstairs. Harry doesn't let Heromine come.
She points at something while they're upstairs and then all hell breaks loose. Harry feels Voldemort's joy at finding Harry, the snake comes out of Bathilda's neck and attacks him. Heromine comes to his aid, and after some trouble they both disapparate. Harry remains unconcious for a few hours, wakes up to find out that his wand was broken into two pieces and would never be the same again. Heromine got a copy of Rita Skeeter's book, they learn more about Grinelwald and his relationship with Dumbledore. This angers Harry as he learns more about Dumbledore's wishes of ruling over the muggles. Heromine tries to explain that he was young and that people changed. Harry says they're 17 and they're trying to stand again the death eaters.
He's angry, yet doesn't blame Heromine as it wasn't her fault and they got out safe. One day he's keeping watch when a silver light appears in front of Harry, it was moving silently in the trees. He held Hermione's wand and raised it in preparation of what happened. The bright silver light shaped into a doe. The creature moved in front of Harry, and he stood there watching it and gazing at it, then after a few moments, the creature walked away from him. Harry called for him to come back and then he started following it. It stopped for a moment and then vanished. This made Harry afraid, he thought of the creature's presence as a sign of safety.
Harry had the lumos potion to lighten up the place, suddenly something gleamed in the wand's light, he turned to find the lake with its ice gleaming in the dark, he looked closer, then he noticed that at the bottom of the lake lay the sword of Gryffindor.
He tried to summon the sword with Hermione's wand, but it didn't move. So he knew there was only one way to get the sword, he started taking off his clothes. The water was freezing but he forced himself to dive, the water kept pulling him downwards, he felt suffocating and drowning. Suddenly someone pulled him out. It was Ron!
Ron has just saved Harry's life, with all the confusion Harry was in, he still felt grateful to Ron. Ron started explaining how he's been trying to find them for some time, and only managed to find them now. He went back home but he couldn't stay there knowing Harry and Hermione were on their own.
Harry is happy Ron is back, and realizes Ron must be the one who destroys the locket because he was the one who got the sword out. This was something he learned from Dumbledore. Harry opens the locket, and Ron is facing a Riddle-Harry and a Riddle-Heromine trying to make him lose confidence in everything. Ron remains standing for quite sometime, baffled. However, he reacts and stabs the locket. Harry and Ron go back to the tent. They wake up Heromine, who would have attacked Ron if Harry hadn't intervened. She blames him, and is very angry. They explain to her what happened, how they destroyed the locket. They wonder whose patronus was it.
Heromine doesn't forgive Ron, even though he tells them he hasn't gone home, was attacked, and has been trying to get back to them ever since he left. He explains how the deluminator helped him, how he heard Heromine say his name then a light got into him and he knew where he had to go. Harry is ecstatic that Ron is back, they talk to each other both explaining what they went through.
Heromine tells them they need to visit Lovegood to get to the bottom of the eye sign. Ron agrees with Heromine because he wants to be in her good graces again, but Harry isn't so sure. Yet he is overruled and they leave. They easily find the Lovegood residence. Mr. lovegood opens, he's surprised they're there asking for help. The trio think him a hypocrite since the Quibbler supports Harry openly and he's not so willing to help them. They ask about Luna and he goes to find her, and when he comes back he tells them he's ready to help.
1- At Godric's Hollow, Heromine takes a copy of Skeeter's book about Dumbledore revealing the relationship he had with Grindelwald. Did this change your thoughts about him? Do you agree with Harry who thinks Dumbledore's young age at that time doesn't justify his ideas? Or do you agree with Heromine, that people change?
2- Harry lost his wand at Godric's Hollow. He felt upset, his wand was special. How do you think this will affect where the story is going? Was Harry's wand special, or was it as powerful as its master?
3- Whose patronus was it, the doe? Do you think Dumbledore was behind it?
4- Why was Lovegood hesistant in helping Harry Potter though he was supporting him in his magazine?
Review and questions by Huda.