Jun. 26th, 2004 @ 11:18 pm
It's so lovely to have everyone home, and noise in the house again! Arthur, dear, do make sure that you come home in plenty of time tonight... I have a big dinner prepared for us all!
Ginny, it's so lovely to have our little talks again... would you like to help me with dinner tonight so we can have some kitchen time?
Ronnie, dear, I hadn't noticed until you'd gotten off the train, but you need a haircut rather badly. Come down before dinner and I'll just take care of that for you.
Would anyone like to drop by for a proper Sunday roast tomorrow?
No I don't think it's that bad mum. Thanks though. But I'll help with dinner.
Now, Ronnie, you know very well we don't tolerate untidy hair in this house.
Goodness, your hair looks like that Starkey boy's, and I know
I've told you about that
Right. None in this house ever, sure.
You know VERY well there are unavoidable SITUATIONS in some cases. No smart mouths here, young man.
Of course. That boy that went to Hogwarts nearly the same time I did. Dreadful
hair, that one, and always lounging around and talking about this silly gang or something he had with his muggle friends back home.
He was so scruffy he couldn't even get a job after school. He ended up processing bugs or something with those muggle friends of his in Liverpool.
He proceesed bugs? Like, for the Apothecary or something?
I haven't the foggiest... all I remember is that it was something to do with beatles.
They were so bored they had a band on the weekends; we always thought they'd grow out of it, but they never did. They used to record albums. It must have been done in some vanity press, though; the one he sent me doesn't have a cover, it's just done in white paper.
His friends all signed it, though. Nice of them.
Still, I'm certain Richie never made anything of his life, and it was all because of how scruffy he looked.
Well, I'll be downstairs in a bit, mum.
You've been up there quite a bit since you've gotten home, dear.
Is there something you want to talk about?
I'll be down in a second.
Is the invitation open to dreary professors?
Not dreary ones, but you
are very welcome, Elissa!
you always did make excellent roast, cousin
It will be more lovely than I can say to have you, Alice. Shall I set for three or four?
Yeah, Mum, it's brilliant to see you. I missed you.
Do you mind if I go visit Luna for a bit this summer? Maybe while Harry and Hermione are here; there'll be so many people one less'd be a good thing anyway.
Oh, dear, I'd love to have her over here... but I'd want to meet her father before I let you go over there. Perhaps we could all have a nice dinner together and then you can visit whenever you'd like?
That would be all right. I'll invite them then, shall I?
Or we could go to theirs, if they'd be more comfortable.
I'll ask your father what nights he's sure to get home on time.
Oh, that might work better! Because Luna told her dad they were invited, and he didn't believe her.
Well, that's a bit silly, I must say. Friends of the family are always welcome to dinner here.
There should be time this week for us to go over there, if you want to get it settled quickly.