Re: Jamie and Scorpius
"You would have," he said, huffing, but even that small movement hurt. "No more birds in this school. It should be a rule from now on." No more birds, trolls or whatever else the school was intent on bringing back.
He looked at Jamie with gratitude. The hand wasn't exactly what he wanted, but it was more than he had expected. "She is a Gryffindor, isn't she? But I'm glad she'll be fine." Or with a few scars, but at least they were in her hand. "Does she recognise them?" he asked as the discussion shifted to Lilu. "She's good with rare animals, does she know them? If Mister Scamander were here, I bet he could tell us what they are."
He wished he could believe what Jamie was saying. "Remember how your Uncle Charlie would show some of his burn marks, telling us about dragons and stories that, thinking back, were probably made up? Magical scars don't heal, Jamie. We know that. At this point, Marlene is more worried about me not feeling pain, because apparently that's when it gets really bad. She'll look for solutions, but-" He tried to reach over to touch Jamie's hand, but he barely moved his hand. "I'm scared of what I'll look like. I know I'm being vain, when there are people who are much sicker than me, but my looks have been part of who I am for so long."