And then there's Hermione, simmering with jealously but determined not to show her feelings. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one.
Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.
Harry consoles Hermione, revealing that he now has feelings for Ginny.
Harry spends the Christmas holidays with the Weasleys.
After discovering the possible location of another Horcrux, Harry and Dumbledore travel to a seaside cave where Harry is forced to make Dumbledore drink a painful potion that hides one of the Horcruxes: a locket belonging to Salazar Slyherin.
A weakened Dumbledore defends them from Inferi and they Apparate back to Hogwarts on the Astronomy Tower which they had left, where Bellatrix, Greyback and more Death Eaters have entered with Draco's help through a Vanishing Cabinet.
Dumbledore later announces that Snape is now Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts (due to Slughorn having resumed his position as Potions master) and that students were searched upon tonight because of having to make sure everything is safe now that Voldemort is at large once more.
Dumbledore instructs Harry to hide as Draco arrives, revealing that he has been chosen by Voldemort to kill Dumbledore.
Dumbledore lets Draco disarm him of the Elder Wand (Thus causing the Headmaster losing mastership of the wand to Draco) and tries to kill the Headmaster; However, he is unable to bring himself to do it, and Snape soon arrives underneath, telling Harry to be quiet, goes upstairs and he casts the Avada Kedavra curse instead, killing Dumbledore and blasting him off the Astronomy Tower as Bellatrix conjures the Dark Mark into the sky.
On the Hogwarts Express, Harry eavesdrops on Draco using the Invisibility Cloak on the baggage shelf above him but Draco seems to have noticed Harry since he saw the baggage move a bit.
Once the train arrives and everyone (including Ron and Hermione) exits, Draco uses Petrificus Totalus on Harry, takes the cloak off stomps on and breaks his nose as revenge for his father's imprisonment and throws the Cloak back on him telling him to "enjoy his ride back to London".