"I think I heard that the oldest are nineteen so really, older than Regulus," he said with a snort. "Of course everyone looks twenty years younger than Regulus when he starts talking. But I imagine they have come up with all sorts of rationalization to explain some of the magic they must have done. It'll be interesting to see how they adjust."
He nodded. "It's not really good for you, I'm not sure all the details, but it gives you something," he said with a shrug. "And I will. I'll be strange working with a Malfoy, but things are so different now."
Peter wished he could dismiss it so easily. "I never want to treat you like that. It's not right. If you feel like I'm taking advantage, then you tell me, all right?" He smiled. "I just... I like you but I don't want to get into this, because we are lonely and we need company. I want to... I guess I want to take things day by day and become your friend first. How does that sound to you?"
He frowned. "I'm not sure there's a proper way. I think everyone knows how to do things a certain way because that's what their time taught them, but there's more than one way to do them right. If you feel strongly about something, then speak up. You have good instincts, use them."