Without warning [Kreacher] appears with [Mundungus Fletcher], who [Harry] quickly [Disarms]. Thanks to some help from Kreacher, Mundungus is subdued, and under questioning he admits that he stole [Slytherin's locket] - and that it was then stolen from him by the one and only [Dolores Umbridge].
As time wears on, [Death Eaters] continue to watch [number twelve, Grimmauld Place], but [Harry] nevertheless manages to [Apparate] in unnoticed and wanders down to the kitchen.
[Harry] walks into a sparkling [Gimmauld Place] kitchen, where [Kreacher] waits on him hand and foot, and hands [Ron] and [Hermione] the [Daily Prophet] he just picked up - announcing [Severus Snape]'s appointment as [headmaster] of [Hogwarts]. Hermione then quickly runs off to grab the portrait of [Phineas Nigellus] and stashes it away so he can't report them to Snape.
[Harry] reports his visit to the [Ministry of Magic] to [Ron] and [Hermione], and they continue planning their break-in. Finally, Harry decides they need to do it tomorrow, and they all agree to go over the plan once more and then make the trip. When his [scar] starts hurting, though, Harry bolts for the bathroom instead.
Through [Voldemort]'s eyes, [Harry] watches as Voldemort searches out [Gregorovitch] and kills a woman and her children who happen to live in his former house.
As he wakes up from his vision of [Voldemort], [Harry] is interrogated by [Hermione] - but finally, [Ron] gets her to agree to let Harry decide whether to let his visions continue.
After many more hours going over the plan, [Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] get a quick night's sleep, gulp down breakfast, and [Disapparate] to the [Ministry of Magic], prepared to break in and find [Dolores Umbridge].
Outside the employee entrance to the [Ministry of Magic], [Hermione] takes charge as [Harry] and [Ron] watch her [Stun] one Ministry worker and then give [Skiving Snackboxes] to two more, convincing them to take off work. With a hair from each, the trio uses [Polyjuice Potion] to transform into the employees, and prepares to head inside.
Disguised as [Ministry] employees, [Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] head through the fake public toilets into the [atrium] of the [Ministry of Magic]. They are greeted there by the sight of a new statue, proclaiming "Magic is Might" and depicting wizards sitting on thrones made of Muggles.
[Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] require only a few moments to run into trouble, when [Yaxley] storms up to Ron - disguised as [Reg Cattermole] - in the [Ministry atrium], demanding the window in his office be fixed. They manage to scamper into a [lift] and get away, but not without worrying what to do next.