"Flattery, Mr. Pettigrew." Laughing softly, she smiled a bit impishly. "Should I mention my sister has been known to do the same?" she asked innocently, unable to resist the teasing because otherwise she'd have to acknowledge that the man across from her now knew what only her sister knew...well, and poor Jamie, who'd shared the strange week with her as the Ron to her Hermione.
"Unfortunately, you're not wrong. Perhaps, we should look at curbing that some as we expand our strange little society here. Merit should have more of an influence for all of us than it has historically." She wondered how Harry's likes and trust were going to work when her own faith in him was near to shattered?
"I went to school with Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Gryffindor friends doing things that weren't allowed seems fairly normal," she agreed with a chuckle. But, she grew serious as he went on, intrigued by the idea. Padma had to admit to herself, what with getting her memories swapped for Hermione's only a couple days after being thrust into this time, she hadn't yet given much thought to what she would do as a job. She hadn't been given the time. Researching all of that had been something she intended to do on what free time she might have, not trusting that she would be allowed to do anything like research. But, if Peter's plan worked... "I think I like it. I'm not sure if even that much is practical enough for Harry to go for it. But, we can refine the proposal some before presenting it to him. But, if we're to understand what the castle is doing, I think we may find we have to branch our research out a little into other, shall we say, related avenues of investigation in order to make sure we don't miss important details, too."