”Yeah, it will,” said Ron fiercely. ”You won’t have to do all the work alone this time, Hermione. I’ll help.”
”Oh, Ron!” Hermione flung her arms around Ron’s neck and broke down completely. Ron, looking quite terrified, patted her very awkwardly on the top of the head.
Finally, Hermione drew away. ”Ron, I’m really, really sorry about Scabbers…” she sobbed.
”Oh – well – he was old,” said Ron, looking thoroughly relieved that she had let go of him. ”And he was a bit useless. You never know, Mum and Dad might get me an owl now.”
– Chapter 15, Prisoner of Azkaban