Neville sat quietly and looked more serious than Harry had ever seen him. Not once during Hermione's explanation did he seem to have second thoughts about helping them, nor did he raise an opposition to their plans. Instead, he stared into the fireplace as it all sunk in.
[b "Neville?"] Harry murmured.
[i "Classrooms are out of the question, as you've said,"] he went on speaking as though Harry hadn't. [i "If what you've said is true then we need to be as careful about this as we can, down to who we mention it to. This is your idea so I won't say a word to anyone until you do. We all know well enough how quickly people even in our own house can turn their backs,"] he reminded them of the previous year when Harry had all but been ostracised from Gryffindor House.
[b "You said you had an idea that could help,"] Harry prodded carefully. [b "What did you mean by that?"]
[i "I mean I know a place a few floors down that could be used for exactly what you need it to be. Actually, that's fairly explanatory for what it does,"] Neville continued to be vague.
[b "Here in the castle?"] Harry frowned, looking to Ron and Hermione. [b "What makes it so secure?"]
A grin flashed across Neville's face. [i "Because it only shows itself to those that need it. And seeing as most people don't know it exists, no one is going to go looking for it."]
He wasn't sure if it was the wine from earlier or if Neville just wasn't making sense. How could a room hide itself? Harry pinched the bridge of his nose, feeling a headache coming on. [b "And you can show us this room?"]
Neville sat up straighter, as though daring Harry to challenge him. [i "Yes, I can. Be here before dawn and I can take you there. We can use your cloak."]
[i "I don't think all four of us can fit under that thing. Two of us barely do,"] Ron chimed in.
Neville looked between the three of them. [i "You understand that two of you are prefects, right? You and Hermione don't need a cloak to wander the corridors."]
Harry looked to her, frowning. [b "Why does he have all of these good points? Who thinks this thoroughly at this hour of the night?"]
[i "I'll take your response as a 'yes' you will meet me here in a few hours. Get some sleep,"] Neville rose to return to bed. [i "Its only six hours to sunrise."]
Groaning, Harry slumped down and dropped his head onto Hermione's lap, looking up at her. [b "How did we go from date night to rebellion planning?"]