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 Philosopher's Stone | The Sorcerer's Stone

They had almost reached the portrait hole when a voice spoke from the chair nearest them, "I can't believe you're going to do this, Harry." A lamp flickered on. It was Hermione Granger, wearing a pink bathrobe and a frown.

Already, Hermione is worried about Harry enough to risk getting in trouble. She knows him so well already that she's waiting up for him. But how did she know they were sneaking out?

"Malfoy tricked you," Hermione said to Harry. "You realize that don't you? [...]" Harry thought she was probably right, but he wasn't going to tell her that.

Harry has never known anyone to be so brash and the book even states, "Harry had never known anyone to be so interfering." It takes him aback whenever Hermione stands up to him. It's so cute to see him have these internal struggles about Hermione so early on. Harry is normally so passive around people, because of how he was raised. He was so used to "yes mam, yes sir," that even when he first got to Hogwarts he was a bit of a "go-along" with Ron. Hermione is the first person he learned to have nerve with. So in a way, she helped him gain more confidence in standing up to people.

Someone knocked into Harry as they hurried past him. It was Hermione. Harry caught a glimpse of her face -- and was startled to see that she was in tears.

Harry is startled to see Hermione in tears. As we read the next paragraph, we sort of get to see his guilt about laughing along with Ron about her.

"I've just thought -- Hermione."

Harry is the first one to think of Hermione when the troll is let loose.

Harry was speechless. Hermione was the last person to do anything against the rules, and here she was, pretending she had, to get them out of trouble. [...] From that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, [...]

Harry is beginning to realize what it's like to really have friends. And we as the reader are beginning to see how often Hermione puts herself in harm's way to save Harry, whether it's physically or emotionally. She could have been in serious trouble yet she took the blame anyway. And Harry is the one who defends her to Ron later on.

Hermione had fought her way across to the stand where Snape stood, and was now racing along the row behind him [...]Reaching Snape, she crouched down, pulled out her wand, and whispered a few, well-chosen words. Bright blue flames shot from her wand onto the hem of Snape's robes.

Hermione races to save Harry and even assaults a Professor in order to help him.

"Harry! Harry are you alright?" Hermione was running toward them down the path [...].

Hermione isn't scared for her own safety when she thinks Harry is in danger. She runs right to him, leaving Hagrid puffing along behind her.

"Of course not," said Hermione briskly. "How do you think you'd get to the Stone without us?"

That Hermione would risk expulsion to help Harry show loyalty and solidarity. Very sweet.

Hermione's lip trembled, and she suddenly dashed at Harry and thre her arms around him.
"Harry - you're a great wizard, you know."
"I'm not as good as you," said Harry, very embarrassed, as she let go of him." [...] "You drink first," said Harry.

This is too cute. Not only is Hermione very nervous and proud of him at the same time, but she's trying to reassure him and build up his confidence while being an all around great friend. Harry, like any boy at that age, is nervous and embarrassed of a girl being so touchy-feely. But his concern for her shows through this entire scene, making sure she drinks the potion first and is safe before he continues.