Hestia had been running a few errands after she'd finished her shift at St. Mungo's for the day--nothing spectacularly important, mostly browsing for Viktor's birthday present-- when she realized that she was still carrying around the cursed amulet from a case she'd treated a few days ago. Had it still been bound in parchment, Hestia would have been worried for her own health, but when the case was resolved she'd stowed it in an enchanted pouch for transportation to the Ministry.
She was in the Leaky before she realized that she was still carrying the amulet, so Hestia decided she might as well grab a drink before she made her way to the Ministry. She'd need to loosen up a bit before entering the enemy lair, anyway.
"Auror Robards?" Hestia asked with surprise as she approached the bar and a face that she recognized from her examination room. Perhaps she wouldn't have to venture to the Ministry herself. She'd completed the mandatory Blood Status report for St. Mungo's earlier in the week, so that wasn't her worry with the Ministry, but Hestia hadn't been excited about venturing into a Death Eater stronghold.