I am very sorry that I do not remember you, as in the letter he left me, the 'other me' assured me that you were a sound and trustworthy person, and a friend. If he is much like me, and I have reason to believe he is, he won't have said such things lightly.
I am very nearly fifteen now. Really I am very capable of looking after myself, and Sirius is no trouble, and even if he were it'd be my duty to look after him anyway because there is no older member of the family to do it.
I wonder if I might ask you something, though, as a friend. There are people on this station who would take advantage of the fact that I am here without my father or any of the protections of home. Would you mind if I told them that I may be without family but I am not friendless, and they cannot mistreat me without consequence? It feels presumptuous to mention and I don't want you to think I'm the sort who will not fight his own battles, but in his letter the other fellow urged me to ask it. Needless to say I shan't mind a bit if you think it too much.