She sucked in a breath, shaking her head slightly as she thought of the older ones. "I can't imagine being closer to our age and suddenly finding out about magic. What a devastating blow to one's world view." And she didn't think anyone in this castle was good enough to handle it that delicately. Not even Albus Dumbledore.
"Really?" she sounded earnestly surprised. Cassandra had known about the ridiculousness of arsenic and belladonna beauty treatments but lead was practically in everything. "You should ask Draco. He said he found a book about charms for glass - maybe there's something in there on the transfiguration as well."
But the subject of Peter's friends was more important and she listened carefully, frowning to herself. An honest confession it might be but it was a terrible one. She knew that feeling, being the 'friend' on the outside. But he was continuing and now it was about them. Cassandra arched an eyebrow. "You're utterly ridiculous and were you closer, I might have actually done something equally ridiculous to stop your rambling. We have a natural rhythm, you and I. My... More adventurous counterpart."
She exhaled softly, glad for Peter to help her bandy about ideas. She had been fighting so hard to do things in the proper way - or at least, the modern way. Perhaps it was time to toss it all aside and do it her way instead. "Agreed," she paused for a moment, "I apologize. I've been making things more difficult than they need to be. Doing things in the proper manner has just always been terribly important."