RP: Good News, Bad News? Date: 25 October 1997 Characters: Megan Jones and Justin Finch-Fletchley Location: Hotel room in Paris. Status: Private Summary: Justin tells Meg about his owls to Fred. Completion: InComplete
Justin stared at Fred's last owl for a good long moment. He'd offered them the chance to go back home, in a manner of speaking, and he really wasn't sure whether or not he wanted to take it.
Logically he knew it was a good idea; they would be closer to home, it would be easier to keep abreast of what was happening, and he thought they would likely be safe enough, even if the details were vague. There were also financial reasons to consider. He and Meg had both taken off with a nice stockpile of cash, but there was no way to know how long this was going to last, and no guarantee that the money would last until the end. If they were back in Britain, it would be easier to access his Muggle bank account.
The thing was, he was enjoying himself being away with Meg. They still went about as Johnathan and Diana in public, but in private things were progressing far more brilliantly than he had ever dared hope for. What if they went back and got separated? What if they went back and found that things just weren't the same as they were in Paris? All right, admittedly that last probably wasn't really a worry, but frankly, he just wasn't eager to go.
It wasn't just his decision to make, however, so he thought he'd leave it up to Megan. They didn't really ever talk about it, so for all he knew, she was dying to get back home. Even if it wasn't technically home they would be going back to.
"Hey, Meg," he finally called. "I sent an owl to Fred Weasley - you remember him, don't you? - to see if I could find out what's going on back home."