Date: September 20, 2006 Characters: Theo, Draco Location: Malfoy Manor Private/Public: Private Rating: G Warnings: None Summary: Theo and Draco have breakfast (at noon) and discuss the latest decree and how to move from here
It was nearly noon when one of the Malfoy elves appeared in his quarters to inform him that breakfast was served. For a moment, Theo was considering staying put, as he had been up for hours already, but then he remembered that he hadn't had anything to eat at all, and figured he might as well eat now.
Besides, there was no more job to be done up here.
Since the funeral, or rather since the attack, Theo had done little but work. Every waking moment he tried to keep his mind off the one place it tended to go if he had nothing in his hands, nothing to think of. So instead he did his books, twice, contacted everyone he could to make sure all his businesses were running smoothly, which of course they were, and inspected orders for the building of the bank, which of course were all in order too.
The only business actually needing his attention was the one he refused to look at – Padma's. No that he left in the hands of others, not knowing if they did a good job or not. Not caring either. Anything to keep looking at what he had never had to pay attention to before.
No, with Guilian and Lisa both out of his hands at the moment, there really wasn't much that needed his attention – other than Nathaniel, who had begun looking around for his mother at all times, at times crying without stop when she wouldn't come. Theo handed him off to Mimsy at those times, returning to the work that didn't really need to get done. He sometimes wondered how long this would last. How long before Nathaniel found her absence normal? How long before he forgot that she had ever been there at all? Would it be days, weeks, months? How long did a child of only eight months remember? Did he even remember her now, or did he just sense that something was different from before?
Pushing all such thoughts out of his head, Theo focused on the present instead, dismissing the elf and heading down to the dining room to meet Draco.