Christopher gave the girl an apologetic smile as he stepped into her office, which seemed much like his- or what was his- maybe all the Ministry employees get this generic office to begin with. He can tell that this was still an uncomfortable subject for her, and he disliked the fact that he was the one being a bother, but he he felt that this was a necessary evil- or something to that effect. Christopher knew that he had to tread lightly at this point, his wife pointed that that he can be a bit on the... insensitive side at times.
Shifting slightly, Christopher tried not to seem too imposing. "How are you, uh," he asked, then stopped, scratching the back of his head sheepishly, "Bad question?"