Re: Jamie and Scorpius
"I would probably have pissed them off more by trying to shoo it away and possibly throwing something at it since I'm not terribly fond of animals," Jamie pointed out with a smirk.
Seeing the distress in Scorpius' eyes, Jamie put his hand out to hover just above the other man's chest. He didn't think he could put pressure, but sometimes just being close enough physically was enough to feel something. "She'll be all right. Her hands are a bit burned because she's too much of a Potter to think before acting to save someone we care about. But, she'll be all right. She'll be even better when she knows you're on the mend." Jamie couldn't imagine either Malfoy's experiences, Scorpius' suffering or the sheer terror Draco must be feeling to see his son go through the thing that killed his best friend. "Just remember you aren't living it in a vacuum. We're here for anything you or your family need."
Huffing quietly, he rolled his eyes. "You must be okay. You're not letting me wallow in guilt like a good friend should," he teased. "The same goes for you, you know. Some of the most brilliant magical minds in history are inside this castle. They'll find a way to cure Al and your grandfather and they'll help you heal."