As soon as her brother mentioned their mother, Maisie felt a little pang in her chest. She didn’t get around home as often as she might like. She supposed that she always thought they were busy or something when she wasn’t. It just kind of seemed like after she’d left school...things had changed. She kept the smile on her lips, however, and even gave a bit of a laugh, “I should. I mean, I never know when they’re home or not anymore...but that’s a sorry excuse. Next time I’ve got a free few minutes, I’ll have to pop in...she’d like that.” It was easy to get caught up in her own little world, but Maisie really did know what was important. Doing things wasn’t half as important as who you were doing them with after all.
“That was about the worst case we had all week. People have taken to calling it The Devil Lamp,” she made a bit of a face, screwing her nose up at the thought. But she’d tell him anyway, “Well, I didn’t have to go in at all today, but I did get word from a girl that I remember from Hogwarts a few years under me, Rose Zeller, I dunno if you remember her. She’s looking for a roommate though, and I offered to let her take a gander at my place...she’s coming by tomorrow. I’ve been toying with the idea for a while. I could use the company. You know how I hate being alone.”