Hermione was leaning away from Ron, looking utterly bewildered. Harry looked down at the sheet Ron was holding. There was something red on it. Something that looked horribly like ¡ª
In a last-ditch attempt to cheer Ron up, Harry persuaded him to come along to the Gryffindor team's final practice before the Ravenclaw match, so that he could have a ride on the Firebolt after they'd finished. This did seem to take Ron's mind off Scabbers for a moment (¡°Great! Can I try and shoot a few goals on it?¡±) so they set off for the Quidditch field together.
¡°Eat the lot, or Madam Pomfrey will be after my blood. Same time next week?¡±