Great job on this! I really liked this chapter. I think that the end was really great. I liked how you finished it off with a tad of humor and a lot of love =]
I forgot. i love your epithets:
"Hermione, you mad bat"
"Mother of all magic"
"Just like Sirius was a few years ago, Malfoy is ‘the’ wizard to arrest – if the ministry arrests him, they will be guaranteed huge public popularity, and that is something the ministry cannot get enough of!" (I wondered when we'd be hearing about Draco!)
and they're going to ask for Snape's help. This is rich.
LOL! Your humor is dry and sly and hilariously skewed. I love it.
Love that Snape's gaga in St. Mungo's.
And Lucius as a low-life waiter sans wand--brilliant.
Love Molly run-in with Mrs. Clearwater.
Ron sure hasn't changed a whit--but Hermione's a bit softer--nice.