Padma was not having a good week so far. Neither was anyone else at school, except a few of the pureblood fanatics, she supposed. But it wasn't easy being the first student authority, along with Ernie, at a school that was so deeply divided and largely antagonistic. There wasn't anything she could DO, and she had to try to remind people to remind rules that she hated to begin with, and it made her feel like the worst sort of heel, at best, and like a traitor at worst. She didn't really think people thought of her like that - or she hoped not, at least - but she just didn't really like it.
Not being able to see much of Justin didn't really help. They didn't share classes anymore, and she was worried about him. She was worried about a lot of people, but Justin held a special place. She didn't like him being singled out, or made defenseless by taking his wand away and replacing it with the barely-magical ones she'd seen the muggleborns have to use. It wasn't fair.
It had been a fairly dismal Monday, but she was looking forward to getting to at least see Justin this afternoon. As long as they didn't suddenly rule the library off limits. Which she wasn't ruling out happening, no matter how ridiculous that was. So far though, they were safe, and she hurried a bit after her last class, only stopping to talk to Parvati for a few minutes before she ducked into the library, looking around anxiously for Justin.