Mary didn't bother arguing, she skipped down the last couple of stairs and put a hand on Harry's arm. "Slater's done lots of things without no warnin or cryin aforehand." Somewhere in her head there was a sound of axes hitting bones and she shuddered. "And you know his examples..." Blood and bones and screaming. She swallowed the knot of fear, and reminded herself that some things never really happened.
She made herself smile. "Mum deserves lots of things. I'm sure she'll turn up someday and you can tell her exactly what they are," she laughed.