Anyway, they've been asking me a few questions about why you seem to have voluntarily abandoned your probationary exercises. But in all the goings-on, they seem to have overlooked the other voluntary act you committed.
I'm not unbelievably surprised. It's not like I'm top priority or anything, now, is it?
They'll probably 'remember' the next time I annoy someone too much or whatever.
Given that your abandonment happened during a time of, shall we say, heightened tensions, they've decided not to add another year to your exercises. Which is what they wanted to do.
And I'm certain that they'll remind me of that favour next time they've got something they think I can do for them.
But at least I'm not going to spend the rest of my adult life under probation. At the moment.
Could be worse. If you play your cards right you could be done by summer's end.
I rather imagine that's a plus, at least.
Jump through a few more hoops, then, and be off before...
You going to be there tonight?
I don't plan to be or want to be, but I know I am.
Sure. Will probably get even fewer dirty looks if you're there. HA.
If we stand on opposite sides of the room, they might not even know where to look first.
And I suppose if I come out of this having made a few people dizzy and slightly nauseous, I've done my duty.
Oh, you've made more than just a few people nauseous. Don't worry.
Doesn't mean I shouldn't try for more.
Nice to see you, too, Smith.
I bet. So, coming to the memorial service for Entwhistle, McDougal, St George and Spencer?
You know you don't belong here, right? You had the perfect chance to help us, and instead you disappeared.
Zacharias? Let me make something utterly clear.
I. Do. Not. Care.
And what do you mean by 'us' anyway? I'm not a part of your 'us'.
I know you're not a part of our us, although Hannah is convinced you're a hero and that you've been helping people in other parts of the country. What I've said is, you could've helped us; everyone would've thought you did it because you had no other choice, since you're so intent on not being a part of our us.
That's right, you've never cared about anything other than yourself. What's disgusting is that people allow you to do this time and time again instead of kicking you out of here.
Hannah's wrong, for the record. Like you needed to be told that. So are you, but on different particulars.
But do you know why I like you, Smith? You don't see me through any bloody rose coloured glasses. You don't see me right, but you're not going to make a hero out of me.
Thank you, for that.
I don't like you either, just so you know. I don't think you're a hero and for a so-called villain you're pretty boring, too. You're just another boy who thinks the world's against him. Which is charming in some people but you don't happen to be one of them.
Actually, that's been my point all along.
I'm not a hero.
I'm not a villain.
I'm not good, I'm not evil. I'm not martyred, worshipped, blessed, chosen, favoured, consecrated or him, but I'm also not Satan himself.
I'm just me.
I wish Hannah was right, you complete bastard. That's the whole idea.
I bet a lot of people do, squire.
But wish in one hand...you know the rest.
Just as long as that's covered.
I'm glad you're not dead. I suppose that's not much.
Why thank you, Miz Weasley.
YOU DO MEAN ME, right?
I can't think of anything that would kill you, Mr Moody.
'OPE M'STASH ISN' DAMAGED Y'OLE BAT, WOSS THIS SMOKE YER TALKIN' ABOUT