Handed to Tristan Dunstan immediately before Portkey-ing to Hogwarts. Delivered by Tristan, by Apparating into Branwen's bedroom, laying it on her pillow, and Apparating out.
periodically tear-stained, especially at the end
Mum, Dad, Charlotte, Dylan,
First off, no, you didn’t miss an owl. I got Tristan to leave it on my pillow. I wanted to be gone for a couple of days before you got this, and I haven’t any idea how safe sending owls will be.
This is a long story, so I should probably start with some basic admissions. Things just aren’t as great in the Wizarding World as I may have made them out to be. With magic comes danger, and with good comes bad. There’s so much more than that, but I can’t possibly explain the whole story. But the Ministry, they are being influenced by someone evil, who wants to... I don’t even know what he wants. But it involves death, destruction, and chaos. They’re after people like me and Uncle Charles, who don’t have magical ancestry – Muggleborns. We’re supposed to report to the Ministry, but no one knows what they do, and I quite frankly don’t want to find out, as it can’t be good.
I can’t tell you where I am, what I’m doing, anything. It’s for your own good. Just listen to me on this. The two best things you can do for me are mail Tristan any money or small things you can donate, and leave a package of that old camping gear in the storage room in the library that no one ever locks or empties, with a note that says ‘Branwen only please’. It will help as much as anything you can do will. Then, move. Just go, wherever, preferably as far away from home as you can manage. I know it’s hard, but you have to trust me – it won’t be long before they will be looking for me, and I don’t want them to find you.
Remember that I love you all, and I love you forever. I hope I see you all again.
charmed so only Charlotte can read it Charlotte – I’m sorry these past few years have been hard for us, but I’m sure you can see that you don’t really have much to be jealous of. If you don’t want to leave school, I understand, and you should be fine there. I love you.
charmed so only Dylan can read it Dylan – I’m sorry that this Christmas break was so awkward. I was trying to hide the difficulties, but that obviously wasn’t worth it. I still enjoyed it, though. You’ve been my favourite big brother, and you’ve heard so much more about the magical world that I confided in the rest of them. Tell them my stories when you’re gone. Please. I love you.
charmed so only Mum and Dad can read it Mum and Dad – It’s a lot, and I’m sure you’re worried. I’m sorry. I love you. Please take what I said to heart. I just want you to be safe. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you earlier, but it’s so hard to explain it all, and everything was just hovering before. Now the writing is on the wall, they’re registering Muggleborns, and all I want is for you to not get caught up in it. Thank you for everything you have ever done for me. I love you.