"Well ... I can't say I'm surprised. I knew this would happen in the end. I knew you wouldn't be happy unless you were hunting Voldemort. Maybe that's why I like you so much." -- Ginny Weasley
The majority of students remain at Hogwarts for Dumbledore’s funeral, as wizards from across the country flood in to pay their last respects. Hermione discovers that Eileen Prince was Snape’s mother while Harry ponders the Horcruxes. The funeral takes place, after which Harry breaks up with Ginny. As Harry then walks off on his own, Scrimgeour again tries to persuade him to help the ministry, and he refuses. After Ron and Hermione joins him, Harry tells them he won’t return to Hogwarts; they pledge to stay by his side.
Calendar and Dates
All we know is that the chapter takes place over two days, probably a few days after the end of the previous chapter.
Exceptional character moments
Ron and Hermione promise to stay with Harry no matter what.
Harry breaks up with Ginny in order to protect her.
"She's not that bad," said Harry. "Ugly, though," he added hastily, as Ginny raised her eyebrows, and she let out a reluctant giggle.
He felt in his pocket for the cold chain of the fake Horcrux, which he now carried with him everywhere, not as a talisman, but as a reminder of what it had cost and what remained still to do.
"I see you are-"
"Dumbledore's man through and through," said Harry. "That's right."
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