"I'm not running away," Percy answered a bit to fast and too sharp. Bugger it, but the twins always could get to him faster than anyone. "I'm continuing my walk."
He tensed as Fred came up alongside him, but then that was probably better than Fred behind him and out of sight. At least this way he could see the hex before it landed.
"You'd be surprised," he answered rather quietly, "how few people in any direction expect someone like me to laugh or smile or talk to them." His pasty was forgotten in his hand as he looked at Fred. "What do you want?"