"I can imagine why," Peter answered, laughing. "If every student takes over a table, pretty soon she'd run out of tables although I have to admit that you are quite the side. You'd have distracted all poor researchers like me." It didn't even matter that she wouldn't have been interested in any of them. She was a beautiful woman surrounded by books. It was the perfect image.
"It's good to see that some things never change. Although I told Remus just the other day that they haven't really changed now either. If Harry likes you and trusts you, you get the job. The standards are a little different, but the bottom line stays the same." Harry had been indifferent to him, which was more than Peter had expected, so he couldn't complain too much.
"We did do plenty of magic. Sirius and James were always the more intuitive. Remus and I were more into research and old spells. When you put the four of us together, we could do plenty that wasn't allowed," he admitted with a grin. "But now we're here and they have jobs and I- I was thinking. I know what I know and I know what you know at this point, and I think we both agree that we can't let the castle decide when to throw tantrums. So I pitched to Ron the idea of creating a small Department of Mysteries. You can be in charge, I don't care. We tell Harry that it's to study the castle's magic, to predict new arrivals and also to prepare for new tantrums. If we get to study anything else when we need a break from talking to the castle- I don't think that'd be terrible. So what do you think?"