When we see her in the Hospital Wing, Ron seems more deeply affected than Harry.
Hermione is somehow managing to take twelve subjects during most of this book, though it drops to eleven after she gives up on Divination in mid-April.
After Hallowe'en, however, she becomes friends with Harry and Ron, and later takes part in protecting the Philosopher's Stone, helping Harry to bypass the many obstacles leading to where it is being guarded.
Hermione develops a rapid crush on Gilderoy Lockhart, Hogwarts' new Defence Against the Dark Arts instructor, resulting in possibly a bit more than an annoyed flicker from Ron.
“I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment,” she admitted. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.” PHOTOS: Harry Potter stars as kids The famed British author went on to say that the book-smart female lead should have ended up with the series' star character, calling Hermione and Harry "a better match." The seventh book (and final film) ended with an epilogue 19 years after the final battle of Hogwarts, in which Ron and Hermione were married with two children, a daughter named Rose and a son named Hugo.