Faelan frowned and stepped backward, their joined hands stretching between them. "What do you mean?" Faelan's heart dropped into the pit of his stomach, which felt suddenly cold, his relief having vanished as quickly as it came. "That's ridiculous. Why would you need to go now, when you're finally going to ask for help? It will all be over!"
Padma's words echoed in his head. Away from Hogsmeade, away from England...away from him?
"No," he said, stiffening and pulling his fingers from hers.