"You say that as if we were ever in danger of running out of idiots," he answered with a grin. "What sort of Gryffindor bullshit is that?" Scorpius asked with a raised eyebrow. "People learn through failure. Trying is what makes us human and what makes us learn. Just look at your father. He does splendidly, because some things come naturally to him, and yet he's still not learned all the things that he doesn't know. Trying and failing is what makes us grow. So whoever said that is the biggest idiot I know."
Scorpius snorted. "Even the castle is as fucked up as they are, not that we needed more proof of that. Or maybe it's just a bloody room, Jamie. It's not a test and it doesn't have some deeper meaning. The room is just used to people needing things and it offered."
He pinched his nose. "Merlin's balls, you lot are so screwed up. Stuff happens, people get upset, they blame others, and they look for the status quo. Your father just happens to be the status quo." He shook his head. "You can't play the what if games, because something else would have happened that would have put someone else in the middle of everything. It's what people do. They look for someone else to worry about things and let them deal with it. Now, I'm perfectly happy to do that with laws and magical theory, but clothes and a spa? No one else can do that so I'm doing it. Guess what? People will all do what they care about, so Roxanne will keep doing wands, Remus will keep trying with the werewolves. My grandfather will keep on trying to make deals that can make him rich even though it's meaningless. You? You seem to have this need to put yourself in the middle of things even when you don't want to and by you, I mean your entire family, and while I'm normally happy to just listen to Al complain, I can't, because my Dad is hurt and you are hurting, and really, darling, learn to relax, so yes, a hot tub."