"Zane, it might be a bad idea to say that. Just… for now, keep things like that to yourself. From one friend to another."
I don’t- I actually don’t care what people think of what I say, Tolkien. It’s not something I’d be willing to scream out to the school, but I don’t mind saying it to you.
Keller laughs and shakes his head. “I think you mean the internet,” he said with a smile. “But you’re right, if wizards had the internet, nothing could be hidden - there’s always an answer to your question on that thing.” The mention of Nolan made Keller’s smile drop into a concerned frown. “We can’t reach him — we could patronus message him, but that would risk exposing him, given that we don’t know where he is or who he’s with,” Keller said slowly. “He said he’d contact us, but— he hasn’t, not yet… and it’s been weeks.” The concern was evident in his voice. “But when he does contact us, he might have information about Lowell, especially if Nolan’s inside the Ministry itself.” Keller paused in thought. “What about your family’s house elf? Tinky, was it?”
"Oh, right… Yeah, you already know I’m no good with this muggle stuff," Zane muttered, almost ashamed that he knew absolutely nothing. At least with the… Internet, they would have been able to find out everything about anything. It hadn’t exactly been a solid plan to try to reach Nolan, and he pulled his shoulders up in a shrug. "Yeah… Trying to reach him would only put him in danger… Hopefully he’ll try to reach out to us soon though, maybe he knows something." It was scary, not knowing where their best friend was or if he was doing okay. "Tinky… Actually works here at Hogwarts now. I, eeh- I released her from my family when my father told me I was disowned. So we wouldn’t have to stay there anymore. We could ask her though, she would do anything that I asked her to do."
Well, it was just a spur of the moment assumption, Zane. It wouldn’t happen again, I promise with all my heart. Nice sum or not, it’s… your money. And imagine of all the things you can do with the money too… but fine, you win this argument and fine, I’ll get the license and then we can practice Apparition together and if I do end up having a missing limb or two, you might just need to spend the entire time with me at the hospital because I can get quite needy when in pain. What? No, it was more intended to have both you and I alone in some place far from the others, though that might not be advisable at all. I- I know about the half bloods- I know all about their marriages, but just… I’m just afraid this person would not be able to accept that part of my mum. It’s the biggest part of her, it’s her identity, and if he cannot accept that, then he’ll just break my mother’s heart into pieces. Respect my animals? Zane, they’re animals, not horrid people! They’re not going to hate you- I bet you ten butt gropes for that. And I bet you another ten butt gropes that I will definitely contain my pent up anger for this meet up and be the good Hufflepuff I was destined to be, you wait and see.
Money isn’t everything in the world, Rosie. As long as I have a place to sleep and some food in my stomach, I’ll be fine. I’m glad I could talk you into it, so once you decide on getting you license, I’ll be sure to pay it for you. Besides, it feels nice that I get to spoil my girlfriend. You won’t splinch, I believe in you, I know you can do it. Oh, you want to be alone with me, huh? Is this where I play cheeky and ask for what reason? It’s simple, love, if this man doesn’t accept your mother, all of her, including the part of her that is a witch, then he’s not the right person for her. It’s all about respect and love. But I’m sure he would be curious about it. Ten butt gropes? Seriously? That’s- What, butt grabs for you or for me? You don’t know how animals react to me, I’m a natural repellent for them. But I’ll try my best not to anger them.
I actually prefer hearing the news, just because I hate being blindsided.
I- I don’t know, I just know that… I’m tired. I’m exhausted, and I can’t even begin to understand how we’re supposed to… Actually smile again.
Maybe, but I wouldn’t know where to start doing research on a man who works for the Ministry, since we’re not allowed out of the castle, nor is anyone at the Ministry likely to hand us information about him. All we have is what’s here, and-… that’s not going to give us an idea of who he is, what he wants, if he’s actually a bad person-… It’s frustrating, and very limiting, since we can’t do shit all from Hogwarts. Any ideas?
Right- There’s that to consider too, and I doubt he’s in any of the History books that we have in the library either. This is where we should’ve had that muggle thing- Finternet? I can’t remember what it’s called… I- I actually think we should try to get a hold of Nolan. See if he can’t look into things, perhaps. He might know something already, and he’s in a better position to find out. Do you know if there is a way for us to reach him?
"It doesn’t seem real, does it? I wasn’t exactly a fan of the Minister but… it all just seems too real, doesn’t it?"
It’s… It was definitely unexpected, and the worst part is- I think I already know who was behind his murder, but I can’t… I can’t prove it.
I guess the old saying is true, “no news is good news.” Cause there hasn’t been any news thats actually good for a long time.
I wish they would just… Not give us news at all, because this is all… It’s actually ridiculous how things just… Are not getting better.
They-… they interviewed Lowell. About Lennox. As if Lowell actually gave a shit about him at all-… but I honestly can’t believe he’s dead either. I didn’t know him, obviously, but-… he kind of felt like the last remaining hope we had, and now-… now the Ministry is going to be in the hands of some-… I don’t even know, since we know nothing about him.
For all we know… Lowell might even have been behind the murder of Lennox. We don’t know anything about him other than the fact that he’s… A bad person. Lowell Tegus, that was his name right? Maybe we should do some research on him now that we have his full name, figure out more about him and all. Just wait and see, Keller, once they decide who the next Minister is, we won’t be surprised at all to hear that it’s this Lowell person.