Author: NYCitygurl Title: A Hundred Hogwarts Drabbles Timeframe: Every Characters: Every Summary: Little pieces of sttudents' lives at the school. Notes: Part of the 5th Ultimate Drabble Challenge Week One ? Hermione Doctor Hermione had rarely had the need to visit Madame Pomfrey. She?d seen the Hogwarts nurse several times, but mostly when she was visiting someone else ? usually Harry. In fact, Hermione couldn?t remember ever needing Madame Pomfrey?s extensive stash of cures. Now she was grateful to the nurse, as her horribly long ? and cursed ? teeth were shrinking back to their normal size. ?Let me know when I should stop,? the nurse sniffed. Hermione had always hated her over-long teeth, but her dentist parents refused to let her change them. Well, this seemed like a perfect opportunity to shrink her teeth more. Companion Books were Hermione?s perfect companions. As much as she adored Harry and Ron ? and she really did, and was grateful to them, her first-ever friends ? they didn?t hold the singular fascination for her that books did. Every time Hermione opened a new book, it was like making a new friend. Books were full of wonder and knowledge, and she could always learn something useful. Who knew when something she read could come in handy? It had happened before, too many times to count. And rereading was great fun, too ? like visiting an old friend she hadn?t seen in a while. Time The time-turner wasn?t as fun as Hermione thought it would be. It was a great adventure, at first ? stepping into a side hallway, turning it over a time or two, and wooshing back a couple hours into the past. What wasn?t to like? And even better, she got to go to every class she?d signed up for, schedule difficulties forgotten. But it wasn?t long before the workload began to catch with her. And the hours ? she had to live extra hours, but she didn?t get to sleep longer, and it was taking a toll. Maybe she should drop some classes. Space Hermione generally didn?t need space or peace. She could pick up a book and read or study even in the crowded Gryffindor common room (of course, she preferred a silent library). She didn?t mind when Ron and Harry sat near her and chattered or played chess ? or tried to fake their way through their homework. She could create her own bubble of peace and ignore everyone else, letting noises fall to the wayside. Even in chaos, she found a necessary solitude. She did need physical space, of course. After all, without proper shelves, where could she store all her books? Dimensions There really weren?t many dimensions to Hermione. She was pretty open with what she wanted and what she thought ? she definitely wasn?t afraid to tell people what she thought they needed to hear. So keeping her mouth shut about Ron was a new experience. Harry knew her feelings, she thought ? he wasn?t all that perceptive most of the time, but he knew her (and, she thought, he was hiding a secret of his own). But Ron was still oblivious. This wasn?t the sort of secret she wanted to keep. She loved Ron, and she wanted to shout it out loud.