“The stories capture the essence of what happened, but not the depth and breadth of who they were,” McGonagall admitted at tea. The others nodded, not surprised. “I mean, these were children, for Pete’s sake, and - worse yet, teenagers!” Everyone laughed, amused. “The fact that Hermione Granger had within her an ethical compass that remains unsurpassed is absolutely true. The fact that she also had a very protective streak for her loved ones and a blast furnace little temper is also true.” The table fell silent. “Nobody did revenge like Granger. NOBODY.” The others leaned slightly forward, hungry for the details, and the headmistress grinned.

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