Many notes for many folks.
Jul. 27th, 2004 @ 03:56 am
So many things are happening so quickly, aren't they? And I feel as if I'm being left behind.
Bill, dear, that was a very... interesting exchange you had, recently. Would you like to come home and talk about it?
Charlie and Nymphadora, how are things coming along? Have you thought of anything you might need, either before or after the birth? There's always an attic full of treasures here, you know that, and I'd love to have you for a day or two, just to see.
Fred, George, I haven't heard from you in a bit. You're not getting into any trouble, are you? Do come home some evening you aren't busy, I'll make your favorites.
Ronnie dear, I think we need to have a little talk about our responsibilities.
Ginny, you've seemed so sad lately... do we need to have another bit of girl talk? You know you can tell me anything, dear.
Harry, how is the summer treating you? You haven't stopped by and we've missed you here. Hermione, the same for you... always plenty of room if the two of you would like to keep Ron company for some weekend.
Pansy, I'm worried about you, dear. I believe I'm getting a handle on what's going on, and I want you to know you are always welcome at the Burrow, even if you just want to get away for a day or two.
Luna, I've found a few rather peculiar bits and bobs about the house while cleaning, and I think they're yours. They're in a little box on the kitchen counter, if you'd like to have a look.
Remus, I want to apologize for being short with you. I know you must be in a bit of a haze, or you were for quite some time, and I do understand going a bit legless from love. If you could just convince him to take a bit of responsibility, I'd appreciate it.
And Arthur, love, could we have someone in to look at the back steps? One's a bit wobbly and I don't want any of our guests getting hurt. Come home early if you can, tomorrow, I've done a bit of a lovely set up for dinner.
Well, goodness, that took longer than I thought it would! The family circle just keeps growing, I suppose. What a delightful thought.
You have the audacity to include Pansy in your 'family circle'? The very idea is an offence to her and all that her parents stood for and believed in.
What can you possibly offer that she cannot find more of, in better quantity and quality, right here? I'll answer that for you: NOTHING. Just as there is NOTHING here that she would need to get away from in exchange for a weekend spent in your foul, ghoul-ridden hovel.
If Pansy would like to speak to me, she may.
No one speaks for her but her. She is part of my family circle, and if she thinks otherwise she just has to speak to me herself.
If she wonders what I'm offering, she can ask.
I'll not repeat myself again, young man.
Oh, please repeat yourself, I beg of you. One never tires of hearing hapless do-gooders scrounge for a moment's attention--any scrap of reassurance that they matter to someone, somewhere.
I will speak for Pansy in times when I am absolutely certain of what she is thinking and feeling.
This is one of those times.
And a little note from Pansy would just clear all this up, wouldn't it?
If you'd mention to her that I'd like to hear from her, I'm sure she'd pay attention.
Unfortunately, Pansy is too busy mourning her parents' death to give you the attention you are so desperate for. I'm sure you understand that you would be about the seven hundredth person on her list of people to even consider at the moment.
Either way, you can be sure that Pansy knows what I know, and shares my sentiments completely. I don't have to ask for a note to confirm this, I know
Mum, PLEASE drop it about Parkinson. Just drop it, okay?
Of course, dear. Since you asked.
I'm sorry, dear. It's just not the way responsible people act.
Responsible to ourselves and the rules of good behaviour, dear.
What about people's feelings?
Would there be toffee pudding, Mum?
There will be toffee pudding, dear. And if you stay late enough for dinner, I'll put a rack of lamb in.
You always did, dear. With plenty of mint jelly, and a nice bit of mashed carrot on the side.
I suppose you've grown a bit out of the mashed carrot.
Can one ever truly
grow out of mashed carrot?
did you find a pair of
i have been wondering after them
he is reading what you don't write
And thank you. I... certainly hope so, dear. Will you be over for dinner again sometime soon?
daddy told me to stop setting her place
at the table
i don't know
I'd love to come and see you!! WHEN WHEN WHEN?
Anytime and as often as you like, of course!
You'd be much more likely to catch Arthur at home on the weekends, of course, and I know
he'd like to see the both of you.
Can you come all ready this weekend? I know it's short notice.