"Thank you, thank you," Professor Slughorn breathed as he took the glass of water graciously. "Do you mind if I sit?" he asked, gesturing to the chair that Professor Carrow had just vacated.
Professor Slughorn looked positively defeated as Fleur informed him of Gabrielle's imminent arrival. "I see." He paused and toyed with his mustache as he thought. "Professor Alecto Carrow has the duty of screening everyone who comes on grounds and has nearly limitless authority to do...whatever she wants."
"And..." Professor Slughorn swallowed hard. "She has been asking a lot of questions about your sister. One of my students, Blaise Zabini...let me tell you, he is a wizard who will be going somewhere...he was asked a great deal about her. As were several others in my house."