"Of course he did. But you were a lot easier for me to blame. Obviously if you weren't around I would be the Golden Boy and everything would have gone perfectly my way forever and ever." He laughed at his own childish fantasies. Potter had always ever been a scapegoat.
"Look. I'm not going to sit here and make you change your mind about her. It's not my job, and I don't think I could anyway. She's a lot of things that you don't know, and you'll never find them out unless you get to know her. Which I don't think you're obligated to do. Just... She was a kid. She was a kid in a way that we weren't, in a way that you maybe never were. That's not a justification. Just a fact."