Returning to Gryffindor Tower and feeling awful for sneaking to [Hogsmeade], Harry and Ron encounter Hermione - and learn that Buckbeak lost his trial and was sentenced to death. When Ron offers to help with the appeal, Hermione gives him an enormous hug, and they finally apologize to one another and make up.
A Close Call
Back at Hogwarts, Harry instantly encounters Snape, who pulls him into his office to yell at him for visiting [Hogsmeade], as well as for a host of other things. He forces Harry to turn in the Marauder's Map, which promptly insults him, and calls Lupin in to look at it, but when Lupin arrives he manages to take Harry out the door with him.
Chapter 15 - "The Quidditch Final" - In which Hagrid loses his case and Buckbeak is sentenced to death, Ron and Hermione make up, Hermione slaps Malfoy, misses Charms class and storms out of Divination. Tensions rise as the Gryffindor-Slytherin match approaches. When it comes, it is the roughest match Harry has ever played, but Gryffindor still wins.
Hermione Conquers All!
Walking away from a crying Hagrid, Harry, Ron, and Hermione instead encounter a smug Malfoy, who Hermione promptly slaps in the face before announcing to Harry that he'd better beat Slytherin in [Quidditch].
Harry and Ron run into Charms class late, only to discover that Hermione has somehow disappeared en route. After a class on [Cheering Charms] and lunch, they find her in the common room, asleep, and worry she's cracking up. She then runs off to apologize to Professor Flitwick before heading off to Divination.
Hermione reappears for Divination, in which the class begins studying [crystal balls]. When Trelawney sees the Grim for Harry, though, Hermione gets upset, prompting Trelawney to call her mundane and Hermione to quit and storm out of class. Lavender, however, recalls that Trelawney predicted Hermione's departure, and Harry is left still wondering whether the Grim is real.
All About Quidditch
Over the Easter holidays, the third years work hard, particularly Hermione with her many classes, Ron, working on Buckbeak's appeal, and Harry who has daily [Quidditch] practices and endless conversations about it with [Oliver Wood].