He gaped at her. For years? "You have, have you? Well, that's fantastic. How is Vicky doing? I can't think of any reason why we shouldn't be writing back and forth with a Ministry employee who's decided that he wants to help us. You know, I'll bet there are a lot of other people in the Ministry who are worried about us, too. Maybe we should send them something." He was vaguely aware that he was getting a little out of hand - he sounded just a bit too loud, even in his own ears - but there was no reversing it now.