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Mal and Melinda

Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:28, July 7, 2016 (UTC)
Tears would prick at her eyes, and she'd look down at the ground. "...yeah I know."
Harriet Post-Hogwarts 2

Mallory Bagman Gryffindor Graduate
-"The past is behind us. The trouble is we keep looking over our shoulders."

 – 15:28, July 7, 2016 (UTC)~

She briefly wondered if maybe Melinda... hadn't fully accepted they were gone. Tried to become the perfect person so they would return. She'd once done that with her father-- tried to be the perfect daughter, but it wasn't ever enough. She slid closer to Melinda and put an arm around her.


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:28, July 7, 2016 (UTC)
She'd sigh. "...but you're right...they're not coming back. They didn't just...vanish using a portkey. They died using it." A few tears would fall. "...and I feel stupid even complaining about it because there's nothing I can do, and because...everyone else seems to have just...moved on or forgotten. I feel stupid complaining to you because honestly..." She'd hesitate and look at Mal. "You've had it even worse. ...but..." She'd shrug and let out a half sigh half sob, not finishing her thought.
Harriet Post-Hogwarts 2

Mallory Bagman Gryffindor Graduate
-"The past is behind us. The trouble is we keep looking over our shoulders."

 – 15:28, July 7, 2016 (UTC)

She bit her lip. "I'm sure they haven't forgotten, Melinda. No one could forget a thing like that. But... they may have moved on, yeah." She paused. "Maybe... it would be better for you to move on, too? You can move on without forgetting..."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:28, July 7, 2016 (UTC)
She'd sound frustrated through the tears. "I...can't. I don't know how. I've tried being good, I've tried rebelling, filling the void with...stuff...even Princess. I just...I don't know..."
Harriet Post-Hogwarts 2

Mallory Bagman Gryffindor Graduate
-"The past is behind us. The trouble is we keep looking over our shoulders."

 – 15:28, July 7, 2016 (UTC)

She thought about that for a moment. "I think it's more... deciding to focus on your life... moving forward. Instead of focusing on how your life was... in the past?" She looked at Melinda. "I... feel guilty still, a bit, that I put my Mom in the hospital. But... I don't focus on it. It would eat me alive and I'd be... miserable, all the time. I instead focus on... other things. Like my family. Like you. Like... trying to get rid of my androphobia."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:28, July 7, 2016 (UTC)
She'd slowly shake her head, wiping at her tears with her hand as they slowed. "I'm sorry...I'm just...being stupid."
Harriet Post-Hogwarts 2

Mallory Bagman Gryffindor Graduate
-"The past is behind us. The trouble is we keep looking over our shoulders."

 – 15:28, July 7, 2016 (UTC)

She gave Melinda a weak smile. "With grades like yours, I don't think you could be stupid if you tried."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:28, July 7, 2016 (UTC)
She'd wince at the comment. She'd try to think of how to respond knowing it was a sore topic...but nothing would come to mind. She'd finish wiping away the last of the tears. "So umm....what was for dinner that I missed?"
Harriet Post-Hogwarts 2

Mallory Bagman Gryffindor Graduate
-"The past is behind us. The trouble is we keep looking over our shoulders."

 – 15:28, July 7, 2016 (UTC)

She'd tried to make a joke... apparently that hadn't worked. She pointed to the plate. "What I brought down for you."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:28, July 7, 2016 (UTC)
Oh right...the plate. She'd forgotten about it. She'd gently pick it up. "Ready to...head back?"
Harriet Post-Hogwarts 2

Mallory Bagman Gryffindor Graduate
-"The past is behind us. The trouble is we keep looking over our shoulders."

 – 15:28, July 7, 2016 (UTC)

"Are you not... hungry?" she asked, frowning.


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:37, July 7, 2016 (UTC)
She'd smile. "No...I am. I just figured...we'd be more comfortable back inside...unless you want to stay out here."
Harriet Post-Hogwarts 2

Mallory Bagman Gryffindor Graduate
-"The past is behind us. The trouble is we keep looking over our shoulders."

 – 15:37, July 7, 2016 (UTC)~

She shrugged and stood up. "We can head back. Bri's probably wondering where we've gotten to, anyway."


Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:37, July 7, 2016 (UTC)
She'd carefully stand with the plate, and follow Mal back towards the house.
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