What did it say about the state of his affairs, he wondered, that the closest he had come to glee in far too long was coming from needling a second-rate civil servant? - But Lucius wasn't too given to introspection; he decided to enjoy it while he could. He'd only meant it as a little barb. Uncovering trouble in the Weasley household was an unexpected bonus that made the miserable trek through the Ministry more than worth it. "More fool him, then," he said, giving his pen a shake. "I'd say you're upholding the family tradition flawlessly. - Is it dangerous? I had no notion." He signed his name where designated, on the first page, and flipped to the second. He hadn't been away from the Ministry for so long that he'd forgotten about triplicate copies. "And to think, I've had it simply sitting harmlessly on a side table in the drawing room." A few feet above all of the other 'harmless' pieces he wouldn't be taking home with him today.