"Hm." He kept his face carefully straight. "Well. I don't imagine he'll be shut down any time soon, considering. You may have another opportunity."
But that was enough needling, probably. He had no intention of alienating such a willing source of information. "Now," he said, back to business, "I want to know who it is you have inside the castle. I assume there aren't any proper members, save Minerva -" since he had helped to purge them all from the faculty, of course - "but then, I've been rather under-informed of late." He imagined there was no one, but it didn't hurt to hope. It would have been nice to have someone to rely on who had actually graduated.