You're all right quick to dismiss me because of the role I played in the war. I didn't want it. I didn't choose it. I didn't even get to say that I didn't want it. I nearly did turn to Potter to ask for help, but at my weakest moment, when I was near asking him, that's when he showed up with a curse created by Severus and nearly killed me. I played my part to keep my mother out of the war as much as possible. My punishment, or should I say my father's, would have gone to her had I not been able to fulfill my role. I could have easily turned you lot in, but I didn't. I could have done more, as well, to keep you lot safe.
For the part I should have played but didn't, I'm sorry. I don't need anyone else to know I said that. I don't care if my aunt thinks less of me for not having said it earlier. Truth is, when Potter was here, I think we actually got on nicely, surprisingly. I'm willing to try.