Demelza had expected that someone would come up to see her, but it didn't lessen her excitement to see Vicky, who was the first person to come. "Well, I knew you would, but that doesn't mean I can't be happy to see you, now does it? Especially when you're saving me from homework!"
"I'm glad to hear I didn't miss anything exciting then." Dem grinned, before settling a bit. "Shame about the tempers though. I wonder if it's contagious, because I think I was getting a bit grouchy before I got brought up here." She hoped Vicky wasn't getting it too much.
"Gobstones and Exploding Snap! That's brilliant!" She paused for a moment. "I'm not sure how we'd play Gobstones if I'm not allowed off the bed though, and I'm not sure what Madam Pomfrey thinks about Exploding Snap. Or we could just ignore what she says and play anyway?" A healthy disrespect for the rules was perfectly normal, wasn't it?