Constant vigilance, he thought as he moved along and picked up his pace a little. That has to be some sort of auror motto or something, he figured. He heard a few say it over the years and wondered where it had come from. He had thought to ask, as he rummaged through his pockets as he walked, but he had other things on his mind. "It's not hard to detect a temporal anomaly, it was done all the time in the department of mysteries. That's what the influxes of people are, little disruptions in time. Not that you can necessarily tell who would arrive, or what the castle might be doing. You can tell when it's about to happen. If you know how," he explained briefly, or as much as he could. "Like an alarm. Sort of."
It was only a few moments before he found what he was looking for and pulled out a silver flask from his pocket. He unscrewed the cap and glanced over at Ron. "I think you'll live," he said with a small wink. "It's not a big deal," he said with an air of understanding and acceptance. "I do admit, I am a little different than most. Aurors surprisingly don't care much for me generally," he said jokingly, although his words had the ring of truth to them. "Just one of those things."
It was funny he thought, that this might be the most he had ever spoken to Ron before in his life. And likely if not for the outlandish reasons for their being here, they likely never would have spoken much if at all. Theo quirked his eyebrow questioningly. "Of yeah. Sure, sure," he said with a faint hint of a smile on his lips at the mention of the Minister. He sincerely doubted it.
"It is," he agreed with a small laugh. "Really? There was an awful lot going on right then. For everyone, one way or another," he said taking a small sip. "After the trial I had thought for sure," he said. "There was a lot of bad timing. Don't know where and how it really would of happened. Too much was being watched and really where? Draco and Potter in the lavatory with Myrtle?" He said with a laugh.