Jamie laughed, again more harshly than he intended. "Do the right thing and just in case are probably the only two lessons that ever mattered in the Potter household. And he never thought I learned them at all, never believed a single thing I did was ever the right thing, never thought I was prepared enough if a dark wizard showed up trying to use us to get to him." The joke would be on the dark wizard now because Jamie was pretty sure his dad wouldn't care if he lived or died...if he ever had. "He hated that none of us were going to be aurors. Even cursebreaker wasn't quite good enough for him. Probably my biggest failing in his eyes, other than being born. There was a time I actually wished I'd been born a Malfoy instead," he admitted. "Your relationship with your dad always seemed so...stable."
He leaned his head on Scorpius' shoulder for a moment as they walked. "I'm sorry, too. You know, you can tell me to shut up about the man the who hurt your father anytime. You don't have to listen to this."
Lifting his head again, he rolled his eyes. "Who says I haven't been. But, those are going to be fewer and farther between if I'm also trying to experience men, too. Contrary to what Scarlet wrote last year, I don't actually have a different date every day of the year. Merlin, that'd be exhausting." He supposed trying to figure out the castle was sort of like cursebreaking. "I should probably think about it when I'm in a better place for decision making. I'd told her sister I'd help her with ad campaigns. She seemed surprised at how used to getting offers to be in ad campaigns I was when I misunderstood her request at first."