Re: Theo and Scorpius
"I am very good at keeping secrets," he said with a contented sigh. "And talking my way around things so I feel it is doable. People will likely assume it's me that is the leak, if they assume there is one. I have been somewhat vocal in my appreciation for sensational media," he said with a chuckle. "But suspicion isn't the same as proof. Any press is good press when you've been swept under the rug, so I am inclined to agree. And yes, it is terrible so let's not dwell too long there," he said with a small nod. "In fact, let's shelf it now."
Theo didn't think the law would magic itself out of thin air and come down on him any time soon for his future, which was now in the past. Which was a funny thought. He did think it wise to make sure all his affairs were tucked away, removed or put into good working order. "I do want to help here. I am who I am and do things as I do them and pursue the things I want in the way I do. That being said, knowing someone has done less than savory things and suspecting are not one and the same. I don't generally garner a great deal of faith in people, so anything that might hamper the things I feel I need to do, to improve our lot, that needs resolving." Theodore just smiled softly. "There are always rules to break."
He couldn't help but laugh a little. "You say them like it doesn't include me as well. Although, and I say this not to be unkind, a little of our way of thinking might have served you well," he said calmly and evenly. "What happened was undeserved but in the circumstances we are in, it would do many well and not just yourself, to stop and think, what would the paranoid generation do?"
Theo could imagine it was scary. Definitely intimidating and daunting and his concerns about his grandfather were surely justified. His offer to help though was genuine, and would be given asked for or not. "Yes. I do," he said without hesitation. "It should be noted that I am hardly the measure by which normalcy is dictated. I know I am a different sort." He said in good humor, with a small laugh. "Not every one will. Those who matter will accept and adapt in time and the rest, well. Fuck them, really. Your father will accept it, I know that's true. Draco has always been unconditional with those he has affection for. I'd say your generation will be as well. People can surprise you at times, so I wouldn't count them all out. It just might take it's time."
"So what are you going to change?" He asked with a hint of excitement in his voice. "What do you really look like?"