She knew without having a hard fact that this was what Dumbledore had planned. Hagrid had overheard them arguing. Apparently, Dumbledore had asked for one last thing, which was proving to be difficult.
Severus Snapeâ€™s place as a spy was more important than an aging wizard who had already passed along any knowledge that he had.
She didnâ€™t try to convince anyone of his innocence, for they would not believe her and he would not want a champion.
She waited. When the war came, she was ready.
Hermione Granger took her place beside The Boy Who Lived, prepared to fight.