Date: 17 August 2006 Characters: Terry, Seamus and Ben (+Spy!Ernie) Location: Hogwarts, by the lake Private/Public: Private Rating: - Warnings: - Summary: Terry, Seamus and Ben have lunch by the lake and say good-bye.
It was a great day for a picnic: warm, sunny with just a small breeze to keep things from getting unpleasant. The three of them sat by the lake, watching as the squid swam lazy circles in the lake, Bob wading into the water to bark curiously at the goings-on.
But despite the pretty atmosphere, Terry couldn't help but feel a little bit sad. Seamus was leaving, going back to Ireland to help his Aunt through her illness. He could understand the reasoning, but Hogsmeade wasn't going to be the same without the Irishman. Ben was upset too, and had been angry when they'd first told him. But when Seamus had explained that perhaps they could visit some Ben had calmed down. He hadn't understood that Seamus wasn't going away forever like Mandy and Sophia had.
"You're really not going forever, Seamoose?" Ben asked. He'd taken to calling Seamus Emma's nickname because it made him giggle. "I can see you sometimes?" He was looking at Seamus fretfully, little arms locked around Seamus' neck.