4. Replies and lightning
Finally, Jinxer returned with an envelope snared by his talons. Harry's handwriting. Hermione recognized it anywhere. She opened the letter.
We really miss you. Ron's about gone mad. He needs to see you ASAP. We will meet you. One day until we see you at Grimmauld Place. See you soon!
Hermione folded the letter, gave Jinxer a treat, and walked up to her bed. It was late and she was tired. She crawled into bed.
The next morning, hermione jumped out of bed. She was meeting Harry and Ron later this morning! It was also Saturday. James and her were going to hogsmeade. On their way, it started to storm. Thunder and lightning. Hermione suggested the turned back and return to the school, but as they started back, James was struck by purple lightning. He let out a piercing cry and was frozen, petrified, paralyzed, and immobile. He couldn't be moved. He was as stiff as stone. Hermione let out a cry. She started carrying him back to the Hogwarts grounds, tears in her eyes, at a sprint.