'I've been miserable this entire time we've been apart, I can't imagine being out of my job would be worse than being without you,' he said honestly, not backing down even if he wished things were different.
'I know we need the Aurors, Percy, but... I'll find some other way of being useful and my salary can go to someone else. It's not like I'm going to stop fighting, and besides, who know if you're not going to be forced to fire me anyway? This makes it easier for you. You'll come out having taking your responsibility in spite of us being friends, of being responsible enough to have me leave to prevent conflict between your job and private life. Umbridge won't be able to touch you no matter what any rumours says, Lestrange wouldn't have any power over you, over us, this entire thing would go away.'
'If things change, when the war is over, perhaps I could go back,' he said. 'Once Umbridge is gone, at least.'