I’ve not been- I’m not freaking out.
Well, if you aren’t freaking out, and you like this girl, and you’re having a good time with her, enjoy it. Who says you can’t like girls and boys? I like girls and boys. There isn’t a single thing wrong with it. Additionally, I think you’re allowed to worry about whatever in the world you want to worry about, even if bad things are happening in the meantime. There is room. Everyone is in danger. And if you stop your life for it then you’re going to be driven mad. Terrible things are going to happen. I don’t know what anyone expected.
So, I slept with Betty.
You did, and she has been freaking out because of it.
Last week at St Mungo’s. And Rory’s mum. But everyone’s okay anyway ri- What do you mean you didn’t see her, how would you have seen her?
But what happened at St. Mungos?
I may have been there during the attack. Training had gone awry that morning and I had a cut that needed to be treated. That isn’t the point, though. Monday, the day the swearing-in ceremony for the new Minister, Death Eaters attacked St Mungo’s and destroyed it horribly. The death toll was twenty or so. It was.. it was just horrid.
You were? Oh, Merlin. I’m so glad you came out alright.
Ugh, fine. Fine. Who knows what? I don’t know who knows what, okay, I’ll just start from the beginning, so Everleigh asked me to sleep with Jeffrey, she said she might be there too, I thought okay that’s cool, she was, we had sex all three of us, everything was okay, I went into work the next Monday, realised I sort of have the hots for one of my co-workers, I didn’t think too much of it, but then I went to dinner… No, that was the day before. I went to dinner at Trent’s and we heard Lucas having sex and then I realised I have the hots for Mirabella and then I talked to Lucas and found out that Trent fancies Lucas and that’s why he was so uncomfortable about hearing them have sex so I thought retail therapy, that’s the way to sort that, so I took him shopping but I wanted an agenda to keep his mind off things, so I figured I’d get a new dress for work and I told him about Mirabella, and then everything was still okay and then I went into work and it worked and we kissed and then I was talking to Emme about it and I just freaked out because she’s a girl and I slept with Leigh and I was dressing up just for a girl at work and do I just like girls now, and I don’t understand because I’m straight, I’ve always been straight, and Emme said I had to talk to Everleigh about it if I was freaking out about that, but then I was busy with work and then St Mungo’s happened and I just… My mum could have died, and I was here worrying about the fact that I had kissed a girl, and I don’t know what to do with that because it just seems so insignificant and I’d told this bitch that if they won the war I’d just go abroad with Leigh, but then… mum could have died, my family would just be in danger and I’d just leave the country without thinking of them, what the fuck is wrong with me? But it just… It just put it into perspective that worrying about if I’m doing the right thing… Well it’s not exactly the wrong thing, is it? There’s nothing wrong about it, it’s not going to have any impact on anyone else’s life, so then after work yesterday I went back to her house and we had sex and it was good and I don’t think I’m freaking out any more and… I think that’s it. That’s everything.
What do you mean, your mum could have died?
Your mum was at St Mungo’s as well, of course. I don’t believe I ever saw her, or my own parents, actually. I didn’t think about my parents being there.
Calm down, it has been too long since we saw each other, does it have to be straight to life problems straight away?
Are there life problems that we need to sort out?
Oh, oops, sorry. I was in a rush this morning. I think you’d already gone when I sent the letters though. One water and one tea coming right up.
This is nice.
Now why were we called to your place?
This is nice. Is something the matter, or has it just been too long since we saw each other?
Ohhhhh… water? Please.
I will take some tea, please and thank you.
I… didn’t know you two were coming around. Hello!
"What do you think it was, Aurora?"
She looked up from the papers in front of her — papers, not parchment, and pencils and pens instead of quills, and a million other little daily adjustments — to look at her coworkers in confusion. “Sorry?”
Yes, not to mention what to do with everyone. Or Wren and I were wondering what about those who should be in quarantined closed wards.
That’s the important thing, anyway, that you enjoy it. I think it’s only natural to have to ask for help with things in a new job, especially a first new job. Oh, I see.
P.S. Okay. What time?
I’m sure they have policies for things like that, to a certain extent. When I was there last summer, they had policies for everything. This might be more extreme than anything they were thinking that they might have to deal with though.
I suppose, I just don’t like to do it. No, I didn’t explain that properly. It’s sort of like… It’s like you have a compass, and compasses always point north. Even if it’s pointing to the “east”, that’s just telling you which way is north. So we’ve always known this star is to the east, but you turn to face it and start orienting based on it instead of based on a compass, suddenly everything is 90 degrees off. So he was convinced he had found something new when in reality he was orienting off the wrong star and we already knew where everything was. He was a bit rude about it, really. Especially for being wrong on something fairly obvious to me, much less someone with a degree.
P.S. - I usually leave work a little after five, so any time after six?
They haven’t announced any names in the media. Apparently a lot of paperwork’s been destroyed so there are issues with records and identifying bodies. But I ain’t heard o’ anythin’.
It takes a surprisingly short time to get used to it all. Oh. Well it clearly doesn’t make any difference if you’re better at charts than them. Did he miss out some of Jupiter’s moons?
I did hear about that. It must be driving them mad, not knowing who anyone is or having the proper potions to help everyone.
It’s definitely coming easier than some of the other things, but I’m enjoying it, so I’m not too worried. It doesn’t. It balances out when I have to ask for help with other things, even if I would rather not. No, it wasn’t a moon. It was a star, and all of his calculations were wrong because he didn’t take that star into account. I might have been more hesitant to correct him otherwise.
P. S. - I know you have the party with Finn tomorrow, but would you like to come over tonight?