"I knew you would," Lucy replied, an small sigh of relief then following. She knew that Branwen was quite possibly one of the most trusting people she ever knew. It came with being a best friend, of course. But she was covering all of her bases. She knew even know she couldn't count on anything being the way it was before. She smiled at her before tucking a strand of hair behind her ears.
"I've been studying Animagi for a long time now," she continued, knowing full well that Branwen had been the first to know. "But after winter holiday, the Head- well, McGongall sent me a note asking me to meet with her. I was really nervous- I thought I did something wrong. But it turns out, she was just asking me to become a part of this, well, I'm still not sure what it is-"
She wasn't sure she'd even be able to find out what McGonagall's intentions were now.
"But there are eight of us, two from each House and we've been training with her all this time in Animagi. It's been this... quickened sort of study. I mean, I'm actually nearly there. We all are. And I think I know why she brought us all together for this."