She'd said she wanted him there and yet he was surprised to hear her say she was glad he'd come and to see the smile on her face as she'd said it.
"A party thrown by three Gruffindor Chasers?" he teased. "I'd be daft to miss it. I hear there are sometimes orgies..." He grinned and winked at her, feeling a little more at ease, though he wasn't sure, still, how to act. Whether he should hug her, kiss her, keep his distance.
"I know I said it over journals, Ali, but congratulations, really. I know how much you've wanted this," he told her, suddenly serious again. "You're going to make a brilliant Auror."