Re: Jamie and Scorpius
"He won't be that man we remember anymore. No matter what happens, things have changed." He wouldn't have a wife and three children to bring up. "They are doing good, and they seem happy. It's nice to watch." He knew that Jamie was right. "I've been more of an idiot than others, but I don't think we want to start a duel with your father. I don't think we'll come out the winner, physically or morally."
He nodded. "We'll see how I feel tomorrow. The mind is willing, but I'll have to see if the body is able. Unlike those pesky Gryffindors, I'm perfectly all right with resting and taking it easy. If Marlene wants to knock me out to avoid the pain, I'll do that too."
Jamie was never going to be anything but a Gryffindor, so Scorpius didn't argue with him about what he knew and what he felt. "He belongs to two and he's way worse than you are. I wager he felt better when he could kill the birds. He's not the type to sit and research. Or sit here with someone who's sick. You can do that and that's important, but I won't let you sit for too long anyway. Pain is starting again, which means I'll be asleep soon enough."