|Nymphadora Tonks (nymphadarling) wrote in wished,|
@ 2010-01-24 23:06:00
|Entry tags:||!incomplete, minerva mcgonagall, nymphadora tonks|
Who: Nymphadora Tonks and Minerva McGonagall
What: Tonks breaks the news to McGonagall
Where: Headmistress's office
When: After curfew Sunday evening
This wasn't easy news to break, and Tonks wasn't sure how she was going to tell Minerva that she wouldn't be there for the end of the year. If there was a way to do so, if she gave birth early enough that she could return to help prepare the students for exams and their O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s, she would. But if Remus was unable to help care for the baby, then she had no idea what she was going to do. The thought of returning to her parents's home and relying on their help was more than she could bear.
After giving the password and heading up the spiral staircase, Tonks knocked on the Headmistress's door. A baby. A child. This wasn't the future she'd envisioned for herself and for Remus, not in the middle of a war, not when they weren't living together. It was maddening, not having any measure of control, but she remained as strong as she could. Falling to pieces would be indulgent nonsense that wouldn't do her, Remus, or their son any good.
So she waited for permission to enter, hoping Minerva understood and didn't fire her on the spot.