He wasn't sure what was so funny, but he had always found Pansy's laugh quite pleasant and so chuckled with her, and when she mentioned Millicent and Justin, he merely nodded, not at all showing just what he thought of Millicent's choice.
'Justin is doing some work for me,' he said instead. 'So I was aware of their relationship, and I heard about the miscarriage too,' he said, though that came from his informants at the Shack. Things like that did not just pass him by - even if they'd been slow to report what was going on to him.
'What do you mean with her not being able to bounce back, though,' he asked, putting on a look of concern. 'I thought she was released from the Shack months ago,' he said softly, though of course it was not a thought but something he knew for a fact. Something told him that there might be a story here, however, and one he wouldn't mind exploring further.
Though when Pansy temporarily (he hoped) changed the topic, he did not try to steer her back just yet. It would not do to seem impatient. 'Yes we have quite a few horses, and fairies seem to thrive in the garden.' But then the garden to Nott Manor had always been perfectly beautiful.
He nodded at her mention of pirates, though it took quite some acting on his part not to show how horrified he was at the idea of Antonin flirting with Pansy. 'Liam has told me quite a bit about Pirates,' he said instead. 'As has Marlowe, the child that Verity and Montague have adopted,' he added.
'I have to admit I don't know Ben so well other than the occasional visit. He liked Orthus well enough,' he remembered. He left the part with Antonin quite unanswered. It seemed wisest.