Re: Jamie & Lily
Jamie nodded. "They can be both of those things, especially when ignored or dismissed. Everyone was in such a hurry to move on from the war, create the change they wanted to see, I don't think a lot of them ever took the time to deal with their experiences. It was the same after your war, from what I've read, the stories Grandma Molly and Grandpa Arthur tell. Easier to pretend everything's okay than to admit to having a problem."
And if that didn't sum up the entire Potter family, Jamie didn't know what did. They all used 'fine' like it was a cloak that could conceal their pain from anyone.
Laughing at the incongruous nature of the question, he stopped to think about the answer for a minute, especially as his instinctive response was anything but Defence, which was sure to raise an eyebrow. "Flying, as long as Savannah isn't my competition for the gig. Don't tell her I admitted this, but the woman can fly circles around me without even trying. I've always like Transfiguration and Ancient Runes, too. I've even gotten to be a fair hand at reading the Ogham runes with my job."
He shook his head. "You get used to it after awhile. I mean, the press and the expectations, they've always been there. Privacy and security...yeah, it's not easy. But, it's just a part of life, you know? I think the month I've been here has been the longest I've gone without having to sneak out my own front door, honestly," he added with a chuckle.