"Amazing how frequently special circumstances crop up," he muttered, but without any real heat. He trusted himself to detect anything of that magnitude - even if he hadn't before. He had been preoccupied. "You needn't stay the nights. The Heads of House will see to anything that happens after dinner - it's up to you whether you choose to make appearances for extra credit sessions or detention, but you ought to keep in mind that your colleagues will not appreciate being saddled with your troublemakers." He had never minded, but these days there were things he would rather do than set children for detention. Once Finnigan's class had graduated, in fact, he had found himself increasingly bored with what disciplinary duties fell to him. Strange.