Welcome to the Moments section! Here you'll find book moments focusing on H/Hr. I'm one of those people that can dissect every line, every word, every second Harry and Hermione are together and put it back together again in a way that makes sense. So I'll probably find moments and reasons other people wouldn't consider as such. Please feel free to send in your comments!

Note: All quotes taken from pages in the American versions of the books. No quotes have been altered to fit the Harry/Hermione shipper perspective. Seeing [...] only means that I've omitted parts of text that have nothing to really do with the main point of the quote, or that the quote goes on for too long for our purposes.

The Order of the Phoenix

...followed by an even louder shriek, and his vision was completely obscured by a large quantity of very bushy hair...

Hermione freaks out a bit when she sees Harry. Like she'd been holding her breath. She'd obviously missed him and had been incredibly worried about him. She also recognizes that she had been hiding the truth from him- even for his own good- and hates it. She feels incredibly guilty about it and even accepts his verbal lashing. This goes to show how Hermione rarely keeps secrets from or lies to Harry. She'd been waiting all summer to speak to him and when she saw him, it was like she just needed to ramble away everything that she'd been wanting to say to him. Harry, despite his obvious animosity, couldn't help but be happy to see her.

Hermione, still beaming, let go of Harry [...]

Hermione was so excited to see Harry after the long summer months. She was so happy he'd joined them finally that she couldn't keep the smile off of her face.

"Hermione was going spare [...]" - Ron

Ron describes Hermione's behavior as 'crazy' when having to deal with keeping things from Harry. This moment shows how much Hermione hates lying to him and seemed to be the only one that was saying it straight out.

"I suppose you've all been having a real laugh, haven't you, all holed up here together-" - Harry to Hermione and Ron

Harry seems a bit jealous that Ron and Hermione have been spending time together. He feels alone and points out that they've probably been having a grand old time. But he could have gotten mad that they were having fun without him period. Instead, he's angry because they were together.

"They were bound to clear you," said Hermione, who had looked positively faint with anxiety when Harry had entered the kitchen kitchen and was now holding a shaking hand over her eyes.

Even though Hermione is trying to act calm, she can't hide the fact that she was incredibly worried about Harry at the trial.

"Don't you go feeling guilty!" said Hermione sternly, after Harry had confided some of his feelings to her and Ron [...]

Hermione is the first to really stand up and tell Harry not to feel bad about Sirius. It's not Harry's fault and she needs him to know that. Hermione often stands up for Harry, even when he's down on himself.

"Did you- did you get -?" She spotted the badge in Harry's hand and and let out a shriek. [...]
"Ron's prefect, not me," Harry said.
"Ron?" said Hermione, her jaw dropping. "But...are you sure? I mean-"

Hermione is excited when she believes Harry became prefect with her. She isn't quick enough to hide her disappointment when she realizes it was Ron. She's obviously thought a lot about it over the summer and had been looking forward to it. Poor Ron! All these people walking around completely unbelieving that he could become a prefect.

For some reason, Harry found he didn't want to look at Hermione. [...] "Well done," said Harry, so heartily it did not sound like his voice at all, and still not looking at her. "Brilliant. Prefect. Great."

Harry is obviously completely disappointed that he didn't become prefect. Despite this, he still tries to congratulate her, failing miserably. He did this because he knows how much it means to her. He tries very hard to sound genuine, but they both know it's not. He can't look her in the eye- because he can't lie to her. But he does it for her anyway.

"With a grin at the thought of what Hermione would say if she could see the statue of the elf, Harry turned his money bag upside down and emptied not just ten Galleons, but the whole contents into the pool."

It so cute that even when she isn't there, Harry is thinking about her. And he's thinking about her when he's happy. And he does something for her that he knows would make her happy.

Hermione, whom Harry had expected to react angrily on his behalf, sighed. [...] "About You-Know-Who. He said, 'His gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We can fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust-'" -Hermione

Harry has come to expect a certain amount of loyalty from Hermione because she's always offered it to him. He blows up a bit when she doesn't get angry for him, and then realizes he's being silly. She goes on to repeat something Dumbledore had once said, forcing Harry to remember that he needs to trust her, that she is his friend and always will be, and that by getting angry at her because he doesn't trust her is only letting Voldemort win that much sooner.

Harry moved over to sit next to Hermione, who awoke with a jerk as he put down his bag. [...]; if he did not tell somebody soon, he was going to burst. "Listen, Hermione, I was just up in Umbridge's office and she touched my arm..." Hermione listened closely.

When Harry begins thinking Umbridge is being controlled by Voldemort, he purposefully moves over to Hermione and feels an urgent need to talk to her. Even though Hermione is really tired, she listens intently to Harry and offers solutions. He feels better after talking to her, as he often does, but more importantly he often wants to confide in Hermione throughout the book. Whether about Cho or just life in general. He feels comfortable talking with her, like he can get it off of his chest. And he trusts her judgement and advice, whether he takes it or not.

And he traipsed off to the boys' stairs, leaving her looking slightly disappointed behind him.

Poor Hermione. Here she was, listening to him and offering him all kinds of advice despite how tired she was, yet she asks for a little help from Harry and he says no. He says it in a nice way, but it's still pretty insensitive. Hermione is disappointed that Harry won't spend time with her to do things she would like to do.

And as he thought this, the scar on his forehead burned so badly that he clapped his hand on it.
"What's up?" said Hermione, looking alarmed.
"Scar," Harry mumbled. "But it's nothing ... it happens all the time now ..." None of the others had noticed a thing; all of them were now helping themselves to food while gloating over Harry's narrow escape;

Hermione is paying attention to Harry in a way the others aren't. The others, Ron, Ginny, Fred, George... all manage to miss that Harry's scar is burning. And Harry tells Hermione easily, where, throughout most of the book, he doesn't like to talk about it to anyone but Hermione.

He imagined trying to conceal from Hermione that he had received T's in all his OWLS and immediately resolved to work harder from now on.

Harry knows Hermione well enough to know her reaction to his bad grades, but more importantly, he cares about what she thinks of him. He could have simply blown off how upset she was with him, but he wouldn't. Having her disappointed in him would affect him.

"Isn't it obvious?" she said. "I'm talking about you, Harry."

When Hermione suggests Harry take over DADA classes, she's really showing him how much faith she has in him, despite all of his protests to the contrary. It's this action that ends up giving Harry some of the only times of happiness through the whole book.

It was the first time she had ever said Voldemort's name, and it was this, more than anything else, that calmed Harry.

Pretty much explains itself. It's Hermione's willingness to stand up to something she has feared that makes Harry calm down. He sees that she's making an effort to really understand and help him. He even feels a little guilty for his outburst toward her and Ron after this.

When Harry continued to look worried, Hermione said, "Listen, Ron and I have been sounding out people who we thought might want to learn some proper Defense Against the Dark Arts. [...]" "Don't worry Harry," Hermione said quietly. "You've got enough on your plate without Sirius too." She was quite right of course; [...]

Hermione is getting very good at reading Harry. She often knows what he's thinking and how he's feeling. She usually manages to say just what he needs to hear. Here, Hermione notices Harry worrying and he doesn't even need to act worried. She just knows him. She tries to get him to focus on something else and tells him not to worry.

However, Hermione, who was taking more subjects than either of them, had not only managed to finish all of her homework but was also finding time to knit more elf clothes. Harry had to admit she was getting better; it was now almost possible to distinguish between the hats and the socks.

It's nice to see that Harry notices Hermione getting better at knitting, which is something that means a lot to her. While at the same time he recognizes that she's been able to keep up with all the work she does and helping him. He's in awe of all she does and appreciates all of her hard work.

And she remained deep in thought all the way to the outskirts of Hogsmeade.

Harry and Hermione are able to share comfortable silences. They don't have to speak all the time to validate themselves. Just another example of how comfortable they are together.

"Look," said Hermione, intervening swiftly, "that's not what this meeting was supposed to be about-"
"It's okay Hermione," said Harry.

At the first DA meeting, when quite a few people are questioning Harry accusingly, it's Hermione who stands up for him. She doesn't want him to be prodded by a bunch of people who have no idea what he's been through. She recognizes that they're curious as to what happened with Cedric, but that doesn't mean Harry is to be srcutinized.

"Ginny used to fancy Harry, but she gave up on him months ago. Not that she doesn't like you, of course," she added kindly to Harry while she examined a long black-and-gold quill.

Hermione makes a point to mention that Ginny used to fancy Harry. Afterwards, Hermione questions Harry about Cho, which embarrasses him. She jokes about how Cho couldn't 'keep her eyes' off of him. As some people would see this as a Cho/Harry remark, I see this as completely H/Hr. Not only does this show that Hermione was watching Cho intently enough to know she was staring at Harry, but it is another example of how well Hermione knows Harry. He hadn't been advertising how much he liked Cho to Hermione- but she picked up on it anyway. It's also good to mention that Hermione isn't looking Harry in the eye while she speaks to him about Ginny's crush. She says it fast, like she just wants to say it and get it over with. She can't look him in the eye. And after Harry questions her about Ginny being able to look him in the eye now, she quickly says "Exactly," and changes the subject.

He was halfway out of his seat, intending to hurry upstairs for his Invisibility Cloak when, not for the first time, a voice very much like Hermione's whispered in his ear: reckless.

Hermione is Harry's conscience, his sense of rationalism that he wants to fight against. This moment proves how much he has always trusted Hermione's judgement in important matters. More importantly, he tends to think about her when making important decisions that could get him in trouble or hurt.

"Well...yes," said Hermione quietly. "That is where I got the idea...but you'll notice I decided to engrave the date on bits of metal rather than on our members' skin...."
"Yeah...I prefer your way," said Harry, grinning, as he slipped his Galleon into his pocket.

After Hermione describes the Protean charm she used, people stare at her in awe and question her brilliance. She changes the subject quickly and Harry moves to her, in a bit of awe himself. He describes the charm as something that Voldemort had done. But he's very impressed and sweetly jokes with her.

"[...]The way some people can see them and some can't! I wish I could."
"Do you?" Harry asked her quietly. She looked horrorstruck.
"Oh Harry- I'm so sorry- no, of course I don't- that was a really stupid thing to say-"
"It's okay," he said quickly, "don't worry...."

Hermione realizes she was being insensitive to wish that she could see the thestrals, considering it meant that someone had to have died in front of her to see them. Considering everything Harry had seen and been through, she didn't realize how she'd misspoke. And when she begins apologizing, Harry stops her. He understood what she meant, and he wasn't offended. He knows her and knows what she meant.

"Is it Cho?" she asked in a businesslike way. "Did she corner you after the meeting?"- Hermione

Hermione is described as 'making an effort' to stay businesslike about her question. If she didnt have feelings for him, there would be no need for the pretense. Also, her word choice is interesting. "Cornering" someone usually means to trap them so they cannot get away. It's her way of trying to make it like it wasn't something Harry wanted; that he was forced. She does this to almost make herself feel better about what she had already figured out happened.

"Did you kiss?" asked Hermione briskly.

The word choice for this entire scene is very interesting indeed. Hermione seems to be making an effort to sound nonchalant about Harry kissing Cho, and she has a frown on her face when she realizes he did. She's also saying things quickly, like an unpleasant chore she just wants to get done. It isn't even so much what she says to Harry that is interesting and very telling to the possibility of Hermione liking Harry, but it's the words JKR uses to describe Hermione throught the conversation. Also, it's not so much that Hermione has a frown on her face when speaking of the incident, but that Harry notices that Hermione has a frown on her face.

"Well obviously, she's feeling very sad, [...] because she's been flying so badly." - Hermione

This speech Hermione gives is quick, like she's saying it very fast and deliberate, trying to make allowances as to why Cho was crying. But also, she doesn't say any of this to Harry, she says it to Ron, talking about Harry as though he wasn't there... just another way of distancing herself from it. Another note about this passage is that she says this speech as if she was half-speaking about herself, ending it with a quip to Ron "Just because you have the emotional [...] doesn't mean we all have." WE. She could have said Cho, thus furthering the idea that she was speaking about herself. Not to say that she wasn't referring to Cho when speaking of why Cho was crying, but she was trying to give Harry a clue into girls. She almost pities how much he doesn't 'get it'. Like she pities that he can't see how much she likes him!

[...] She said that he had promised her a hundred and fifty Chocolate Frog cards if she showed up.

Harry's dream can be interpreted in many ways. To me, the whole dream was about Harry's need to please people and his overwhelming responsibilities. Where Cho represents all of his stress and anxiety, Hermione represented his conscience and safe place. Harry feels he has to 'buy' Cho's affections by giving her what she wants, and this represents all the pressure he's under. He's feeling it all around him and now it's invading his subconcious. Hermione is the compass in the dream, directing him to what he should do. The way that I read this, the way Hermione said it, was if she was trying to almost sarcastically (but she didn't say it sarcastically. Maybe overdramatically is the right word?) tell him he had to give Cho everything in order to make her happy. Give her this, give her that. And Hermione stood asking for nothing. Harry was looking to Hermione to guide him, to tell him what to do. Which is such a huge thing to me because, awake, he kept pushing her away. But it's not what his mind or heart wanted. To me this dream was all about how he knew in his gut he should listen to Hermione, as much as he didn't want to believe what she was saying about Sirius, as much as he wanted to yell at her, pick on her, and push her and her logical mind away...he knew she was right. It's been written in more than one book that Harry often 'hears' Hermione's voice or thinks of her when he makes decisions. Hermione is again reminding Harry of his responsibilities, but in a stark contrast to Cho-- who is demanding and causing him all kinds of anxiety. With Cho, he'll end up sacrificing more of himself than he's willing - like giving up his firebolt - his most prized possession. Hermione is there to remind him of this.

It came as a slight shock when somebody hammered hard on the door a few minutes later.
"I know you're in there," said Hermione's voice. "Will you please come out? I want to talk to you."

For me, this [and the following page] was probably one of the best pieces of evidence that Harry and Hermione belong together. When Harry shuts himself away over Christmas, it's Hermione who brings him out. Not two minutes after she gets to Grimmauld Place, she doesn't even take off her jacket. She marches right up to Harry and forces him to get up. Unlike the others, she has no fear of walking straight up to him and forcing him to face her. It's her efforts, and her's alone, that finally get Harry out of his self-depression and funk. She's the only one with guts enough to stand up to Harry and his 'Oh poor me'- self-pitying attitude. Because she knows it's what he needs to hear. She understands that he has the right to be upset after everything that's happened, but feeling sorry for himself won't help.

Harry sorted through his presents and found one with Hermione's handwriting on it.

Harry sorts through all of his gifts to open up Hermione's first. Very sweet.

"Oh, you'll talk to Hermione Granger!" -Cho

Cho is very jealous of Harry's close relationship with Hermione. She recognizes that while she placed importance on their date, as Harry did, he still places Hermione's needs ahead of hers. It was almost as if she was just waiting for him to slip by mentioning Hermione. She was very threatened by Harry and Hermione's relationship from the beginning. Perhaps because she saw what even they could not see. Even though Cho doesn't realize that Hermione asked Harry to come for something important, she still feels Harry should not have made other plans.

"It's none of your business if Harry's been with a hundred girls," - Hermione

Another instance of Hermione standing up for Harry. She arranges a meeting with a woman she despises, and who has caused her a lot of grief in the past, but she does it for Harry. She's often thinking of ways to help Harry. This, along with the DA classes, are instances of Hermione's tireless efforts for Harry's well-being. She also does it with great cost to her own welfare (as strict as she is about following rules, she could be caught by Umbridge at any time, yet she was still the one who suggested the DA club), her own pride. After all Skeeter had done to discredit Hermione in the press, she swallowed her pride because she knew it would help Harry.

"Oh I forgot to ask you," said Hermione brightly, glancing over at the Ravenclaw table, "what happened on your date with Cho? How come you were back so early?"

That little wench. Hermione is an astute girl, and she's been up on Cho's behavior, and Harry's for that matter, throughout the book. The fact that she gets all bright and cheery when asking Harry how his date went, when it's pretty obvious it didn't go well... what with Cho moping around, Harry coming back to the metting with Skeeter in a bad mood, and Harry not even mentioning Cho. It's pretty funny. She couldn't be happier. But she plays dumb until he tells her everything that happened.

" then," he finished several minutes later, as the final bit of crumble disappeared, "she jumps up, right, and says 'I'll see you around, Harry,' and runs out of the place!" He put down his spoon and looked at Hermione. "I mean, what was that all about? What was going on?"

It's so sweet to read scenes like this. He's so easy and comfortable talking to Hermione. I look at a scene like this from the end of the series where, I hope, they are together. Then you look back on scenes like this where they're leaning on each other for advice and such. Where he's normally tight-lipped, Harry's is really comfortable talking to Hermione about embarrassing things, as well as wanting her advice.

"[...]And it might have been a good idea to mention how ugly you think I am too," Hermione added as an afterthought.
"But I don't think you're ugly."

Hermione offers Harry advice on what he should have said to Cho, even slamming herself and placing her pride aside yet again. But Harry counters immediately, telling her he doesn't think she's ugly. In fact, even after she told him that he could say that to Cho, he wouldn't ever do it.

He told her every detail of the dream he could remember. When he had finished, she said nothing at all for a few moments, but stared with a kind of painful intesity at Fred and George, who were both headless and selling magical hats from under their cloaks on the other side of the yard.

Again, Harry needs and wants Hermione's advice on an impotant subject. It's funny because Hermione seems to have figured out a solution in about a second, then she starts thinking about Fred and George's indiscretions. She and Harry figure out the solution after a few moments of putting their heads together.

"I never really liked horses." - Hermione

This is a completely cheap shot (poor Ron!), but I just thought it was funny. For those of you that remember, Ron's wand has unicorn hair in it. Hermione doesn't like horses. Teehee.

"Haven't we got a counterjinx for this?" Fudge asked Umbridge impatiently, gesturing at Marietta's face. "So she can speak freely?"
"I have not yet managed to find one." Umbridge admitted grudgingly, and Harry felt a surge of pride in Hermione's jinxing ability.

Harry feels pride in Hermione's abilities: a jinx that she hadn't even told him about.

"That was a horrible trick of Hermione Granger's," said Cho fiercely. "She should have told us she'd jinxed that list--"
"I think it was a brilliant idea," said Harry coldly. Cho flushed and her eyes grew brighter.
"Oh yes, I forgot-- if it was darling Hermione's idea--"

One of the best H/Hr moments. to me, this moment proves that Harry will never place anyone above Hermione, not just romantically. He won't sit idley by as someone insults her. Which brings us back to when Hermione told him to tell Cho she was ugly. Harry would never do it. He proudly stands up for Hermione, against the wishes of the girl he likes. He could have just agreed to make things easier on himself, but he refused to do that. To me this was a very neccesary line. Harry and Hermione fight through a lot of the book and this scene proves that no matter how angry or misunderstanding they get, it's never going to be a question for Harry to 'choose' between Hermione and someone else. No matter how they may argue (usually because Harry is snapping at her), Harry knows Hermione has good intentions and would never seriously side with anyone over her. It just shows such a wonderful loyalty he has to her, not even as a romantic partner, but as best friends. He didn't care what his feelings for Cho were when compared to the friendship and feelings for Hermione. In fact, his feelings for Cho were diminished after he'd had one too many times of her badmouthing Hermione. It's going to be hard for anyone to be in a relationship with Harry, because she'll have to get used to the fact she wouldn't come first when it really comes down to it.

"So you've stopped having funny dreams?" said Hermione skeptically.
"Pretty much," said Harry, not looking at her.

Another example of how Harry is finding it increasingly difficult to lie to Hermione. He's beginning to realize how well she knows him, and he feels guilty not telling her the truth.

Harry interrupted her before she had even started.
"It's no good nagging me, it's done," he said firmly.

The entire passage is a view into how H/Hr knew what each other are thinking, and the concern Hermione has for Harry. Harry begins worrying about Hermione's reaction earlier in the day. His little speech even sounds prepared. But instead she simply counters him with a question about his Occlumency lesson - she still surprises him once in a while. Later, she knows he hasn't gone back and he's still having bad dreams. She pushes him to continue the lessons and at least make an effort. He feels guilty and, again, can't look her in the eye.

Only Harry and Hermione were left beside the fire.
"Have you seen Ron?" Hermione asked in a low voice. Harry shook his head.
"I think he's avoiding us," said Hermione. "Where do you think he--?"
But at that precise moment, there was a creaking sound behind them as the Fat Lady swung forward and Ron came clambering through the portrait hole. He was very pale indeed and there was snow in his hair. When he saw Harry and Hermione he stopped dead in his tracks.
"Where have you been?" said Hermione anxiously, springing up.

"Here's what I read the between the lines: Hermione and Harry sitting on the couch, looking one another in the eye. She's asking where Ron is in a low voice (softly), Harry probably can't find his voice. When Ron comes in he sees what's going on, or gets a feeling of it, and stops dead in his tracks. Hermione is almost acting guilty the way she her voice goes from being "low" to "anxious", and she springs up, away from Harry." (- sent by Caina)

Additionally from Kate J:

This is a great moment because we see Hermione feeling guilty, like she'd been caught doing something. If HHr are just Hermione and Ginny are just friends, then what does she have to feel angsty about? I mean, if it was Ginny...wouldn't it seem weird that she'd jump up like that? It makes more sense that she jumps up because she's aware of Ron's crush and knows he was probably in a bad mood. When he came in, she didn't want to hurt him any further by sitting next to Harry, who she's already voiced is jealous of Harry because he "gets everything" (GoF). This was a great HHr moment because, to me, it was the first acknowledgement of both Hermione's feelings toward Harry and her awareness of Ron's feelings toward her. Knowing about Ron's feelings is a big deal because this means she isn't acting on them. She's feeling guilty about being with Harry in front of him- this tells us she has something to feel guilty about. If it was just another guy friend, like Neville, sitting there she would have nothing to feel guilty about and would probably not jump up. Additionally, Ron probably wouldn't feel threatened by Neville sitting with Hermione, therefore he wouldn't stop in his tracks.

Hermione walked right into him and was knocked over backward. Harry caught her just before she hit the forest floor.

Granted, Harry probably would have caught anyone, but hey-- it's still sweet!

Grawp's hand had shot out of nowhere toward Hermione-- Harry seized her and pulled her backward behind the tree, so that Grawp's fist scraped the trunk but closed on thin air. [...] Hermione clung to Harry behind the tree, shaking and whimpering.

Protective!Harry. Yay! Harry felt protective enough toward her to pull her behind a tree and hold her closely. He could have just pulled her out of the way and let her go, or even just moved her out of Grawp's reach, but he didn't. Protective!Harry rocks. Hermione also clings to Harry, feeling safe with him.

Harry saw that she looked much the worse for wear; [...]

Harry takes notice in Hermione's miserable appearance. Scratches and ripped clothes....and later when she freaks out a bit and says something mean about Hagrid, Harry knows not to be angry with her. She didn't mean it and he knows it. She was just upset at what had happened. Her eyes were filled with tears at his glare, and she admitted she didn't mean it at all.

"I know this," Harry thought, thought his brain felt torpid and slack. He could visualize a heading, in Hermione's handwriting: [...]

Harry tries to visualize study notes Hermione had written for him. Nice to see he actually read them and didn't ignore all her hard work!

"Okay," she said, looking frightened yet determined, "I've just got to say this..."

This moment shows how Hermione is Harry's friend and she'll always tell him the truth no matter how angry with her he'll be. She won't just back down because she's afraid of what he'd say to her. She cares more about him than that. She'd rather him be angry with her than to see him do something that will get him hurt.

Even through his anger and impatience Harry recognized Hermione's offer to accompany him into Umbridge's office as a sign of solidarity and loyalty.

Even though Harry is angry at Hermione, this is another instance of his appreciation of her despite his frustration. If Harry had yelled at me that way, I wouldn't have been as forgiving as Hermione was. But she recognizes his absolute fear for Sirius and he's just taking it out on her. She won't just give up on him. Harry snaps at Hermione many times throughout the book for no good reason. Most people - even friends - wouldn't put up with that. Hermione not only manages to stand up for herself, but she understands Harry's frustration and is wise enough to understand that he needs to get it all out. Harry still has a lot of apologizing to do for how he's treated her; he's been selfish and downright mean at times. But deep down, it's because he knows she's right and he hates that. He wants so badly for it all to be over, to be normal. And her rationalism frustrates him. It may be good to note that Harry is especially short with Hermione throughout the book, as if he's purposely looking for reasons to be angry with her; he's trying to push her away. But Hermione won't let him. Again, she'd rather him be angry at her than to see him hurt. She begs him to check out Grimmauld Place before going after Sirius. She willingly sneaks into Umbridge's office despite knowing the consequences if she were caught. She put her herself on the line for him. Harry is just beginning to see this toward the end of the book.

"No --- Harry --- Harry, we'll have to tell her!" - Hermione

At great risk to herself Hermione lies to Umbridge -- brilliantly -- in order to save Harry. She would risk being tortured by Umbridge than to see Harry suffer through the curse. She really ends up saving everyone by doing this. This moment really defined who Hermione Granger is and why she was placed in Gryffindor. She managed to think up a plan, a brilliant plan, within seconds to save Harry and get rid of Umbridge -- also allowing some time to be wasted where the others could possible try to contact Sirius. The fact that she thought up a plan as brilliant as it was in a matter of seconds not only goes to further remind us of how extraordinarily brilliant the girl is, but also shows that Hermione, again, will risk her life for Harry. She knew going into those woods could get her killed. But she strode along, scared but willing, in order to save them all.

Harry grabbed Hermione and pulled her to the ground.

Harry is being protective of Hermione once again when the centaurs attack Umbridge. He could have just yelled, "Get down!" but instead he instinctively grabs her and pulls her down with him. The next sentence says that Harry "knew a moment of terror" -- as if he were really scared they, or she, would be hurt.

Hermione had been dropped too, and Harry hurried toward her as two thick tree trunks parted ominously and the monstrous form of Grawp the giant appeared in the gap.

Harry, not even stopping to think of himself and his own injuries, rushes over to Hermione when he sees Grawp. Grawp wasn't attacking Hermione or even that close to her. But Harry remembered how Grawp had tried to grab Hermione once before and he became suddenly aware that he may try to do it again. He wanted Hermione out of harms way more than he wanted himself safe.

Harry could feel Hermione shaking as Grawp opened his mouth wide [...]
"Goodness," said Hermione, gripping Harry's arm so tightly it was growing numb and looking as though she was about to faint.

Harry, even though the centaurs are no longer attacking, is still staying in close proximity to Hermione. Enough to feel her shaking. And Hermione, for like the zillionth time in the series, holds onto Harry's arm tight enough to make it go numb. She has this habit of doing that when she's scared... like it's her way of telling him she's scared to death and she needs him. But Harry doesn't mind; I think he needs that closeness now because he's scared as well.

Hermione let out a real scream, ran a few steps backward and fell over. Devoid of a wand, Harry braced himself to punch, kick, bite or whatever else it took [...]

Harry was so worried about Hermione he was willing to do whatever it took to save her. He panicked a little and began preparing himself to do everything and anything it took to keep her safe. Protective!Harry rocks!

Smart plan," he spat at Hermione, keen to release some of his fury. "Really Smart Plan. Where do we go from here?"
"We need to get back up to the castle," said Hermione faintly.
"By the time we've done that, Sirus'll probably be dead!" said Harry, kicking a nearby tree in tember, there was a high-pitched chattering overhead and looked up to see an angry bowtruckle flexing its long twig like fingers at him.
[...]Harry and Hermione moved instinctively together peering through the trees, as Ron came into sight.

This is nice. Where Harry is all at once angry and furious with Hermione (she just saved his bloody life...ungrateful jerk!), he forgets his anger in a split second when he thinks they're in danger. His anger toward her isn't as important to him as her safety. They may fight once in a while but, when it comes down to it, there's nothing so important that he'd let her be placed in danger if he can help it. It's good to note that Hermione also moves toward him, despite how he's just yelled at her. Like she's saying, "I'll stand up and fight with you. No silly argument could stop me from helping you."

"Okay, then," he said [...] "Ron and I will take these two and go ahead, and Hermione can stay here with you three and she'll attract more thestrals---" [...]
He had no excuse now....

For the second time, Harry purposefully leaves Hermione out. He doesn't want her to go because, the way I see it, he's scared for her. When you care about someone, friend or more, you don't want them to get hurt. Yet he doesn't hesitate in suggesting he and Ron go. Then JK writes, "he had no excuse now" as though he was trying to think of any reason to keep her safe and leave her behind.

"Okay, listen,"said Harry, stopping again within six feet of the door. "Maybe... maybe a couple of people should stay here as a --as as lookout, and---"

For the third time, Harry tries to finagle Hermione out of the mission. In this case, he's including Neville, Luna and Ginny in the equation as well, so it may not be construde as shippy, but he's still trying to keep her safe.

Hermione grabbed Harry's arm as though frightened the floor might move too, but it did not.

There she goes again...

"---Harry, stop it, come away---" She grabbed his arm and pulled, but he resisted.

I can't wait to get started on my 'Hermione is more than just smart' theory section because of moments like this. Hermione is absolutely panicked that Harry is about to enter the archway in the DoM to the veils. No one else is, they're just curious. But Hermione seems to know that Harry shouldn't go in there. There are so many times in the series Hermione just 'seems to know' things that go way above and beyond the theory of just 'being smart'. She's constantly trying to protect him and keep him safe, and here, she instinctively knows Harry shouldn't go in that veiled room. She knew a long way before they even got here that Sirius wasn't going to be found in the DoM. But she goes with Harry anyway in order to help keep him safe. She insisted on coming along. Now she's trying really hard to keep him from going in that room. Another instance of Hermione looking out for Harry.

"Harry, I don't think you should touch it," said Hermione sharply, as he stretched out his hand.

Another 'Hermione is more than just smart' moment for me! Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I just don't buy that Hermione is the 'lucky guess' queen. Her demeanor toward Dumbledore has also changed since PoA. Anyway... She is very nervous about the whole jaunt into the DoM and, here, she very sharply tells Harry not to touch the prophecy.

Harry raised his wand but to his amazement Hermione seized his arm.
"You can't hurt a baby!"
There was no time to argue the point.

The DoM is just full of moments where the 'Hermione is more than just smart' theory comes into play. Here, she knows something about this baby that Harry isn't allowed to hurt. He doesn't have time to find out, but Hermione is very stern about this. Again protecting him.

"RUN!" Harry yelled, and as the shelves swayed precariously and more glass spheres began to pour from above, he seized a handful of Hermione's robes and dragged her forward, one arm over his head as chunks of shelf and shards of glass thundered down upon them.

A GREAT moment. Despite the fact there were 4 other people around him whom he could have grabbed, Harry turned to Hermione to protect her from the falling shelves. He grabbed her and pulled her to him, covering them from the shards of breaking glass. As scared as he is, Harry is still thinking of Hermione first.

Harry fell to his knees beside her as Neville crawled rapidly toward her from under the desk, his wand held up in front of him. [...]
A whine of panic was preventing him from thinking properly. He had one hand on Hermione's shoulder, which was still warm, yet he did not dare look at her properly.
'Don't let her be dead, don't let her be dead, it's my fault if she's dead...'[...]
"Hermione," Harry said at once, shaking her as the baby-headed Death Eater blundered out of sight again. "Hermione, wake up..." [...]
"Dat's a pulse, Harry, I'b sure id is..."
Such a powerful wave of relief swept through Harry that for a moment he felt light-headed.

What can I say about these combined moments that hasn't already been thought by every one of you? Not only does Harry feel guilt but he feels sheer and utter terror at the thought of Hermione being gone. He drops to his knees and can't think clearly. He couldn't even look at her out of fear that she would really be dead. Like if he didn't look at her, she'd be okay and it wouldn't be real. Harry also fights someone, and goes right back to Hermione, not pausing for a moment. Sheer blinding fear is the basis of this moment. And the relief he feels at Neville's words that she's still alive make him light-headed. That's love people. Not 'she's my friend' love, but real, panicked, guilt-ridden, sick-feeling-in-his-stomache-at-the-thought-of-losing-her, LOVE.