Sixth Year-January 1, 1997
"Hermione, would you like me to help you with anything?" asked her mum while she picked up the tray with the empty teacup.
"No thanks." Hermione replied, giving her mother a drowsy smile.
Mrs. Granger leaned over and kissed her daughter's forehead. "Your Dad and I will be downstairs if you need anything else darling," she said "Let me know if you want to talk."
"Thank you Mum," Hermione replied as her mother nodded and closed the door behind her.
Hermione took a deep breath, and pulled out a new piece of paper and a quill. Her gaze drifted to the corners of her bed, where a half a dozen crumpled paper balls had gathered. They had started all the same way-as her New Year's Resolution list.
I, Hermione Jane Granger, resolve to do in the New Year:
1. Make a Better Effort to spend time with Mum and Dad.
Hermione rubbed her eyes, before new tears formed. She had two wonderful parents who had always loved her and supported her, and whil