aunt He had come down to see Hermione and make sure she was okay following the Polyjuice-gone-bad incident. Yesterday she had been mortified and wouldn’t even speak to them; she just pulled her blankets over her head and refused to respond until they left. When he walked in toady she was lying on her stomach and her tail was sticking up in the air, swishing back and forth. The long, fluffy, furry, black appendage was… intriguing. He adjusted his robes and closed the door quietly. She was so engrossed in her book that she hadn’t even heard him enter. He walked up to the foot of her bed. “Hello, pussycat.”
aunt Her tail twitched. It was then that he realized she was wearing a standard hospital gown, tied down the back. Her covers were pulled right up to, and wrapped around, the base of her tail. “Just… go away.” She sounded annoyed. “I… I don’t need you teasing me.” Maybe not annoyed, more like upset. “I didn’t mean to tease you,” he said by way of apology. “I just came by to see if you,” he was distracted by …
the twitching of her tail. If the tail was any indication, she was back to being annoyed.
aunt “Yes?” “Sorry,” Ron shook his head. “Do you… have control of that… thing?” he asked, pointing at her tail. “Or does it just move around on its own?” “You’re teasing me.” Her tail twitched, definitely annoyed. “No, I’m not. It’s just kind of… interesting.” It stopped twitching and swished back and forth. “Are you making it do that, or is it doing it all by itself?” She didn’t respond. He looked down, her eyes were closed and her face was screwed up in concentration. Her tail curled and bent over his wrist.
aunt Surprised, Ron wrapped his hand lightly around her tail and pet it with one long stroke. She yanked it out of his hand and flattened her hips back down against the bed, but not before he heard her gasp. “I… I think you should leave now,” she said in quick, breathless voice. On the one hand he disagreed, he had liked that reaction and her tail fascinated him. On the other hand, he wondered if he was having the same effect on her she was having on him. If so, he should definitely leave before she realized it.