"You were also Head Boy, and a good student, yes? That did help him tolerate you, I'm sure," Remus reminded him with a wry smile. "Severus did usually respect intelligence, at least." Though not enough to overlook more obnoxious qualities, as in the case of James and Sirius, or objectionable company, as in the case of Hermione.
"It might. I plan to speak to him tonight, assuming he's not asleep and exhausted. I can't imagine this has been easy for any of them."
Remus grimaced a little. "Goblins are notoriously prickly to get along with. I can't say I envy you trying. But you seem to manage better than most. Hopefully you can make some headway."
He shook his head. "Nowhere," he admitted, sounding rueful. "The few who were willing to listen have mostly all been gotten to by Fenrir, or someone else. They were fairly explicit about me not coming back on pain of some very unpleasant consequences. I doubt they'll be swayed by any account - the other side has a lot more money to bribe with than we do."