I couldn’t. But I couldn’t see myself working in a muggle job, either.
In that case, then, maybe it’s for the best.
No, I don’t think most people can. I don’t think most people want to, which is why getting the paperwork has been so difficult.
Maybe what is for the best?
Possibly. I should, probably, since I have no experience living as a Muggle, and what if I don’t understand little things that they talk about? I’m not sure I could though. Dirk and Everleigh could help me, of course, but… I don’t know. I’m not sure.
Course you can. We can go up to the Owlery in a bit. So, you’re all set, then?
Close enough that I feel that I can owl — mail them? Write to them? — about it, at least. They will have to send me applications, and then I’ll fill those out, and hopefully by then the Ministry will have everything finalized for me, and— It’s a lot, on top of NEWTs.
I’ll figure something out.
If it helps, I haven’t really figured out anything either. Even if I want to live completely Muggle. Even whether or not I could.
Similar to fourth year?
Pretty close, yes. Oh! Do you think I could give you some things to have your parents mail for me? I have a couple of inquiry letters to send to some places, and I’m afraid of having a school owl try it.
Oh. Well… How about at the beginning of the… Oh, no, we’d need… Well, whoever sorts out where they’re living first out of us and Leigh… Or, we could ask Emme, but I’m not sure how much Jack would want… Still, we can have some sort of beginning of holidays/house-warming/birthday party for you do.
That sounds nice. We can do that instead. Then everyone will be much less stressed.
Do you have any idea of where you’d like to live then?
Yeah… Hey, when do you want to have the party for that? Friday night? Or after exams?
Oh, that’s not… I don’t need a party. Really. It’s not important, especially when people are going to be trying to revise and sort things out before we leave.
Okay, that sounds great. I think I’m ready. It ain’t as big a deal this year, anyway, but I’ve ‘ad decent time to revise, anyway.
That’s good. No, sixth year exams aren’t as bad as OWLs. More of a review, really.
Not at all. I thought… I thought just getting a job would be enough, it didn’t really occur… I mean it did occur to me there were other things to organise, I even told Annie that I… But to still have things to consider when there’s less than a week until exams…
I suppose you’re at least a step ahead of me in that you have a job confirmed. Much less one that you know you’re qualified for. I’ve only just finished all the paperwork I need to finish, I’m not sure how long it will be before I hear back and— Merlin. I suppose I’m more stressed than I thought I was. Perhaps I should just ask for relaxation tips for my birthday.
M’sure you’ll pass it, at least, so if you jus’ look over it a lil, it’ll be fine. We can always celebrate your birthday on the weekend instead. Or after exams completely.
I suppose we’ll see. I’m not planning anything extravagant, not like last year, at least. Well, I guess technically I didn’t plan last year’s either, but I don’t think there will be a party again. So we can celebrate whenever works for the two of us. What about your exams? Are you ready for them?