Re: Theo and Scorpius
"We need to do it secretly. She needs to think that we're some kind of spies for her, because that's how we'll get her to write all sort of outlandish stuff. I know what they think, about bad publicity and the Confederation, but I think if we get public opinion on our side, then we're in a better position." He certainly didn't like the sound of that. "We need to talk about gossip more and petrification less. It sounds terrible."
He raised an eyebrow. "You? Paranoid? I'm shocked. I never would have guessed," he teased. "I doubt that anyone here cares at this point. What are they going to do? Send the Aurors after you for something that your future self did? This must be boring. No rules to break." Theo seemed to be the type who needed the rules to find ways around them. "And we do, but is this how it starts? You do this long enough and start thinking like them?"
Scorpius smiled. "You make it sound so very easy. Maybe it is. Maybe I'm just scared." Although he was sure that his fears about his grandfather were justified. "You find it normal, don't you? Not everyone will be so accepting, not even here with so few people. Men especially." He really wished he could talk to Al about it and see what he thought, but it was a good sign to see that Theo was taking it so well.