I did, yes. I found out for a sure a couple of days before Christmas.
P.S. - I’m not sure I want to know, if they felt the need to be so vague.
P.P.S. - No, you were right. It is in Holland. South Holland, actually. The town is called Noordwijk, which isn’t half as difficult to say as it is to spell.
Everyone is fine out here, so far as I have heard. I was packing and didn’t know what was going on until it was halfway over, and Betty was alright when she was able to come home. They were a bit vague on what happened though, weren’t they?
I’m glad you hear that you are alright though.
It’s supposed to be pretty good as an actual telescope if you engorgio it, but even without that, I thought it was… just right.
It is just right, thank you so much.
I suppose the one good thing about having that owl is that I might miss you a bit less.
Aurora hadn’t accounted for goodbyes being as important as packing. But somehow the gift Betty had given her made it more final. It wouldn’t be too much trouble to apparate home if necessary, but she didn’t want it to be necessary. She wanted to start her new life in her new place. Having Everleigh along would be comforting enough, but otherwise, she wanted to cut what ties that she could. She wanted to live as a Muggle as much as possible, be like her new coworkers as much as she could, and that meant acting as if it wouldn’t take more than destination, determination, and deliberation to see herself home.
But all of that meant saying the goodbyes that she needed to say.
I got you a present. A congratulations on your new job and thank-you for being a great flatmate and good luck for everything to come present.
Oh! This is beautiful, Betty. Thank you!
I’m glad as well, really. You’ll both have each other and we’ll all know where Everleigh is. I do hope it’s a wonderful experience for you both.
I am a bit curious as to how long she’ll stay in the Netherlands, but she stayed in her house for a few months. I’m sure it will be long enough for both of us to get settled.
No, I’ll be fine. I can just leave the house to meet people. Maybe I’ll see more of the people I haven’t seen much of since school.
Well… I suppose that’s true. At the very least, there won’t be an owl bothering you anymore.
Or have a box with an undetectable extension charm. But you’re right, it does seem a lot of unnecessary effort.
Of course I am. What do you think’s going to happen to me?
Nothing, I would hope. But I still feel a bit bad for leaving you to live by yourself. You won’t be lonely?