"Not everything happens for a reason. Sometimes life just sucks."
"I didn’t know that good could be carried in buckets. That must be very convenient. Perhaps the Department of Self Esteem and General Peace of Mind’s first order of business should be to find the source of good and carry as many buckets of it back here as they can. — Oh, no, that’s quite alright. Most pureblood wizards don’t know about the moon frog plot. You see, the Ministry, or, at least, the people pretending to be the Ministry, are raising dragons so that they can fly to the moon and collect moon frogs to sell on an international market in order to throw off the amphibian-centric economy of France leading up to their invasion. It’s all terribly shady business."
"Was your father a muggle too, or was it only that he didn’t understand inheritance enormously well?"
Oh well it was a figure of speech actually but it’d be rather marvellous if you could carry it at all. Unfortunately I think that good is very much something that you can’t see but that doesn’t mean that it’s not there! Like Thestrals! I’ve only ever seen drawings of them but they’re still absolutely gorgeous if you ask me. Perhaps one day I will able to see one instead of just thin air but it’s quite a big sacrifice to see them, isn’t it? Seeing someone die. Now that wouldn’t be very pleasant at all. That sounds just dreadful. Do they even know if moon frogs can survive on earth or if a dragon can breath in space? It all sounds rather cruel and selfish.
Oh no, he’s a half blood. You see when he and my mum met he never saw the need to let her know about him being a wizard, I guess he didn’t think she’d be all that pleased about it. But then my Hogwarts letter came down the chimney and the truth all came out. Turns out my mum was rather chuffed actually. Explained why I was so weird compared to other children.
Oh no.. that’s an upset face. Would you like a strawberry and white chocolate muffin? I’m trying to get rid of them, I made too many.
"I’m sorry, Eddie. I haven’t seen it."
Darn. It’s ever so funny how things go missing just like that, isn’t it? I’m sure it’ll pop up eventually, the darned thing.
"Exactly. I was thinking— well, I usually am, but I was thinking, in particular, about how they really ought to add another branch to the Ministry. Assuming the Ministry exists, that is, and isn’t just a ploy to distract us from learning the truth about the moon frog plot. Anyway, there should be a Self-Esteem and General Peace of Mind Department, dedicated to bestowing in all of us a well-earned feeling of worth."
Oh that’s such a lovely idea, Xenophilius! I like the sound of that an awful lot. You should try and suggest it to them, it’d do a lot of people bucket loads of good. Especially in times like these. The moon frog ploy? I’m dreadfully sorry to sound so ignorant but what’s that? I haven’t heard of a lot of things before because I was raised to think I was a muggle you see. I never even shown any signs of being magical until I got to Hogwarts, you can’t imagine how shocked my mother was. Dad too actually, he thought he got himself out of that one bless his heart.
Do you know where my pink and white polka dot dress has vanished off to? I can’t seem to find it anywhere and the weather is just lovely and sunny. I couldn’t have thought of a more perfect time to wear it but now it’s gone.
Maybe they do. It would make me feel a little less depressed about it. Just don’t get him a mirror or anything.
Oh but he already has one, Rita! It’s got a little bell attached to it. All birds really love looking at themselves, Chadwick’s mirror is his absolute favourite toy in the universe. We’ve got to hand it to him though, he is a very pretty bird.
I suppose that’s true, and I assume they can see other butterflies —right? They’re not completely missing out. Don’t make his head too big, it might start to weigh him down.
Yes! Perhaps they tell each other how gorgeous they are in little butterfly whispers?! Oh that’d be absolutely dreadful, he does love to buzz around with his little wings.