It was very difficult for Lily to pretend that everything was normal as she entered his chambers, and she did her best to keep her head down. Because even though she was wearing make-up she knew that people would be able to tell that she'd been crying, that she was upset. She didn't even know why she had decided to come to this dance. But sitting at home and waiting hadn't been an option either.
"I.. don't know how much you talk to your old friends." Lily said, her voice accenting 'friends'. Because she didn't consider them friends, they had destroyed him, pure and simple. "But.. James is missing." she said, turning away from him. She folded her arms under her chest. "They think he's dead, actually." she said, her voice choking. She refused to cry in front of him, but she could tell he was in a hurry and she didn't want to keep him. Especially if she was going to break out into uncontrollable sobs.
"I just.. wondered if you'd heard anything. Any of them bragging or something." she whispered, sounding broken.