Re: Jamie and Scorpius
"Dad's more like I remember him when I was little. Of course, he's only about a year away from my birth, so that might explain it. But, he wasn't as scary then." He had been able to pull out of the spiral more often, find reasons to remain present for at least a little while before getting sucked back into the drink and darkness. "Pretty sure he thinks most people who aren't as paranoid as he is are idiots, though. So, I wouldn't worry about it. Just warn me if he's one I need to hex on your behalf. I might need to learn a few he didn't teach me first," Jamie explained with a wink.
"That's our Lilu." Jamie grinned for a moment, before raising an eyebrow at Scorpius' plan. If nothing else, it would keep his mind off his own situation for a bit, which Jamie could only see as a plus. "Spells like that can be arranged, if you think you'll feel up to it." He could see if he could get Scorpius a quick-quotes quill while he was at it. "As long as you're not overdoing," he admonished. "I'll come by to check up on you."
"Scarred Boy sounds terrible," he agreed with a look of mock-distaste. Then he let the joking drop because there was only so much you could joke about an injury before you did more harm than good. "Stupid thing is, I know that. Here." He tapped his own temple. "And I'll probably be the one having to remind Dad of that and dragging him in here to see the people he matters to. But, it still feels like not doing much to help. Gryffindors, Potters, and Weasleys, three groups of people not given to inaction easily and I belong to all three." He smiled ruefully. "Still, if you appreciate it, then I suppose sitting here isn't too terrible."