She expected to be disappointed with his reply, expected to have to convince him far more than her initial pitch but just as he agreed with her Lyra felt a flood of relief in her bones. Was Madame Pince really thinking he wouldn't adhere to such a request? Ha! Lyra Moon just proved her wrong!
She couldn't stop the smile from widening bright across her face.
"Oh, that's be.. I mean.. that is extremely generous, thank you, but.." and she hated to see him react to her but. It was necessary, though.
"But, while that may get us close to fifty new volumes, for the rest.. uhm, might I suggest an idea? Perhaps something akin to a fund raiser? Something that might raise awareness in the students of the new books and what we intend to achieve. I could maybe get Professor Oakby involved, too?"