"You're very loyal to him." Lucius would have chosen another friend for Scorpius, but he had to admit that it would be useful to have a Potter in your pocket. It was possible both his son and his grandson weren't as hopeless as he thought. "I never said he was just a pretty face, only that I would hate to see him waste his potential."
Lucius raised an eyebrow. "I underestimate nothing. I'm fully aware how important cultivating the correct image is, including using looks to gain an advantage." He was almost amused by the way this Potter was standing up to him, though it lacked any real intimidation. "I only said that it will take more than that for our society to thrive again. I want to see Scorpius succeed in this new world, and I'm afraid he will be disappointed if he expects to go back to being just the face of the moment." It had been ten years since Scorpius had been the face, and there must have been countless others who came and went in that time.