Professor Slughorn nodded but didn't immediately get up. He regarded Fleur for a few moments as if trying to figure out how to say something.
He cleared is throat as if to start but no words came out. Horace didn't it again with the same result.
"Of course, any time, Professor Delacour."
Horace started to get up but then stopped himself. "I...have no evidence of this, well no proper evidence, but I fear that Alecto Carrow's interest in your sister might not be...errr...how shall we say?...wholesome?"
Lavender almost burst out laughing in her hiding spot. She had to slap her hand over her mouth to stop herself.