Nikolas could not have sympathized more. He'd never really enjoyed being at Hogwarts when things weren't completely insane. Now, even though his bloodline protected him from any cruelty at the hands of the new staff members, it was practically unbearable having to wait another month. That, and the gloating the majority of his housemates had taken to was more irritating than ever.
"I've been ready to be out of here since the second week of class, to be honest," he commented. "Now I just have even more reason. Although..." He bit his lip and took another drag from the cigarette. "I'm wondering if...those huts. Do you think they're meant to keep the Muggleborns out here over summer?"