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Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 13:41, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
He'd come home looking upset and grim holding a small notebook.


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 13:52, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

She heard the door and came to greet her husband. The smile on her face died when she saw his much sadder expression. "What happened?" She asked, moving to embrace him.



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 13:57, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
"They took Regan. I told you she'd been in the holding cells...well last night in the middle of the night due to a Ministerial order they up and moved all those caught during the riot, without any PROPER paperwork mind you, just a parchment with the Minister's signature. They're all in Azkaban now with indefinite sentences which I suppose is still better than mass executions but..." He'd shrug and offer her the notebook.


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 13:59, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

Her heart sank, and panic took over, causing tears to well and spill. "Ferlen... what are you going to do? We have to get her out of there!" She took the journal, but her vision was too blurred by tears and panic to read it right now.



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 14:06, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
"That's Regan's journal she'd been writing in. I found it in the cell she'd been in." He'd move over and sit on the couch. "Honestly there's nothing we can do right now. Since she's been moved there by the Minister it would take his approval to release them. The only way we can get her out right now would be to break in and get her out and while I'm tempted...I don't think it's the time for that drastic of action yet. They're not going to just execute them in Azkaban...if they do that they'll want to do it publicly."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 14:09, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

She sat down next to Ferlen. "Are you certain?" She asked quietly, fear in her voice. "They moved them without trial. If you weren't working for the Minister, we'd never have known. Maybe operating in secrecy is his MO now."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 14:22, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
"Operating in secrecy has always been their MO because it creates fear which is their main tactic. Executing people in secret wouldn't create that fear...showing their power and doing it in public would be their play because it would stop anyone else thinking of repeating the actions. Doing it in private gains them nothing."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 14:25, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

"But what if you find out about the order too late?"



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 14:35, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
He'd shake his head. "I won't. Moving prisoners is one thing and the Minister can do that with no other authority. Executing them requires approvals by the Wizengamont and I'm thoroughly involved with everything there. There's no current Warden at Azkaban and until we get one everything for the prison has to come to me for approval, which is how I found out about Regan."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 15:16, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

"But he did so without trial. What makes you think he won't execute them in the same manner?"



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 15:23, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
"He can't. The Minister doesn't have the authority to just...execute people. Unless he goes out to Azkaban himself and executes them nobody else will be doing it without also having my or Sarah Grey's signature and she would never do that. If the Minister does go execute them without those authorizations then he'll be tried and executed himself for executing civilians just like anyone else who did it." He'd pause. "I realize I'm assuming he's not a complete lunatic...but he's not suicidal at least."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 17:37, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

She nodded. "What about Rose?" She asked. "Should we take steps to protect her...?"



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:49, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
He'd frown. "I asked her to come over so she should be here soon...but what do you mean protect her? Not tell her about Regan? Protect her from getting in trouble?"


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 17:56, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

"From getting in trouble... in case things get worse..."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:58, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
He'd shrug. "We can talk to her about it but...I don't know that we can really force her."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 18:13, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

She nodded. "But maybe if she hears that her sister... is in... Azkaban..." her voice shook slightly, "she'll be more... willing to let us protect her."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:24, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
He would nod. "Maybe...we'll find out." He'd put his arms around her. "Are you ok?"


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 18:32, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

"I'm just worried," Hope said with a weak smile. "I... I can't believe she's in... that awful place."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:47, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
He'd nod, squeezing her a little. "She'll be ok...it won't be for very long."


Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 18:47, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
She'd knock on the door, then open it tentatively and come in. She'd give her parents a smile, but her voice would be it's normal quiet self. Her skin was fairly pale...it looked like she didn't get outdoors much anymore. "Hi."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 18:51, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

She rose immediately from her spot to embrace her daughter. She noticed Rose was even paler than usual... but there were more pressing issues. "How are you, sweetheart?"



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 18:53, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
She'd sound a little worried. "Good." She'd pull away a little and look at them. "What's wrong?"


Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:53, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
"Regan was part of the riots that happened in the Precinct."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 18:56, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

She stepped back, returning to her seat on the couch. "And your Dad found out today... that everyone involved was sent to Azkaban..."



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 19:00, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
She'd stop a little shocked. "She's in Azkaban? We have to get her out." She'd look around like she was trying to figure out which way to go.


Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:00, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
He'd put a gently hand on her shoulder. "Rose, calm down. We can't just go break her out of prison."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 19:09, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

"Even as... tempting as it might be," she said with an understanding smile.

OoC: I had a short shift today. I'm heading home.



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 19:13, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
She'd frown at Hope. "We both know you wouldn't do anything to help Regan that's not within your power to help her... legally." She'd use air quotes on the last part. She'd turn to Ferlen. "...but you're going to get her out right? Just...sign something and send someone to get her."


Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:13, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
He'd shake his head. "She's safe enough there for now...our best way forward is to wait and see how things play out before taking any action."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 19:33, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

It irked her a bit that Ferlen kept describing Azkaban Prison as safe. "How long are you going to wait?" She asked. "You make it sound like you expect she'll be released... soon."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 20:09, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
"We'll give it a week, two at most and see where things stand. Hopefully by then we'll at least know what the plans are for the people who are there and we can make our own plans accordingly."


Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 20:09, June 17, 2019 (UTC)
She'd raise her voice, which was rare enough. "We can't leave Regan in there for two weeks! She hasn't done anything! It's completely wrong."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 20:13, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

"Ferlen, what if there aren't plans at that point? Are you just going to leave her in there... forever?"



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 12:12, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
He'd frown at Hope. "Of course not. There's other pieces moving in the background and this administration won't be in power much longer. Things will get better soon." He'd pause and take a deep breath.


Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 12:12, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd frown. "Dad...the Shadow Ministry isn't ready to move yet, and you know that. That timeline is in months not weeks or days."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 13:55, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

She looked at Ferlen, troubled. "Could... Karith help?" She asked quietly.



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 13:57, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
He'd frown looking troubled. "Help how?"


Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 13:57, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
"He's close to the Minister right? Maybe he could help get her released?"


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 16:07, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

"I can't let my daughter sit in Azkaban for something that wasn't wrong," she said, her voice shaking. "And what happens if this Shadow Ministry never comes to pass? I won't let her sit there for the rest of her days, Ferlen, I won't."



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 16:19, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd frown at Hope. "Mom, weren't you the one telling me if something like this happened that Regan would be responsible for her own choices and it wouldn't be my responsibility to fix it or make it better?"


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 16:23, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

She paused. "It isn't your responsibility. But in this specific instance, it's our responsibility to help someone who was acting in civil disobedience to be free again. Overnight in the holding cells is one thing. An indefinite sentence in Azkaban is another."



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 16:28, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd frown. "What happened to It's their decision, their consequence and We're adults now and you can't protect us from the consequences of our own actions anymore.


Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 16:28, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
He'd frown, looking between the two and hardening his tone. "We're not going to just leave her in there...but we're also not going to do anything illegal like breaking her out...even if we could. It's not like we could just walk in stun the guards and leave. We all agree Regan shouldn't be in there and we will do what we can for her which right now is see where things are going and finding out more. Until we know more about the Minister's plans or timetables we can't do anything."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 16:32, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

"But if this regime sticks around long term, Ferlen, what other option do we have? Either we do something illegal now... or wait and do it then, and then what? We've wasted months... perhaps even years of her life."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 16:40, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
"It can't be around long term. Absolute worst case is a year since we're a year from the next Minister being elected (May 2042)." He'd look at Rose. "I think it will only be a couple months at most...but worst case scenario is a year."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 16:43, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

"What if the current Minister does something to do away with elections? What then? Ferlen, Regan will be counting on us to get her out. Do you want to be responsible for crushing her hopes like that? What will she think?"



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 16:50, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She didn't like that they were now ignoring her but she wasn't going to try to butt in to make herself heard either.


Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 16:50, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
He would shake his head. "That will never happen. If the Minister were to declare himself emperor for life he would be overthrown in a day. He has supporters but they're not that widespread and a move like that would undermine his own power base. The only reason he's been able to do what he has so far is that it's been over time and in small steps. If three years ago people knew where we'd be today they would have stood up against it but one small change at a time has gotten us here."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 16:54, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

Her voice was shaky, desperate and panicked. Her husband was supposed to be helping her. "If it were Rose would you be this blasé?" She asked quietly, but pointedly. She knew it wasn't kind, but that was her baby girl in prison.



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 16:59, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
He'd look over at Rose, then look back thinking hard. "That's an unfair question Hope...Regan is just as much my daughter as Rose. I can't say with certainty but I'd like to think I would be acting the same way if it was Rose." He'd pause his words coming slowly and carefully. "That being said you're clearly not thinking straight. You're worried about Regan and I understand that and while prison is a bad place to be she won't be getting executed while she's in there, or involved in any more dangerous raids or attacks on the Ministry either, which she's already shown she's willing to do."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 17:14, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

Her whole body was shaking. Whether it was fear or anger, or both, she wasn't sure. She looked to Rose. "You have to promise me you won't end up in prison, too, Rose. You have to promise me." Her words were a desperate whisper.



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 17:18, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd gone a little white listening to her Dad say if she was in prison like Regan for no reason he'd be leaving her there...the same way he was leaving Regan. Her Mom's statement would catch her off guard and she'd look like a deer in headlights. She'd pause for a moment trying to kick her brain into gear and thinking of the things she was doing and the potential results if things went badly...and what she was thinking about doing for Regan. She'd look away down at the ground. It was the only response she could give.


Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:18, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
He would take a deep breath. "I think none of us are thinking clearly. Maybe a little break before we continue this conversation would help."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 17:21, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

Rose hadn't given her a response. Hope buried her face in her hands and started to cry.



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:23, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
He'd carefully move over to wrap his arms around Hope unsure how she would respond.


Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 17:23, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She couldnt' stand here and watch her Mom cry...especially when it was her fault. "I should....go." She'd turn to leave.


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 17:27, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

She pushed her husband away from her. Staring at him with a hard expression, she stuck her wand into the air and nonverbally summoned a small duffel bag- the bag she had packed for hospital emergencies. "Rose wait." When the bag reached her, she turned to leave with her daughter. "I'm going with you."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:33, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
He'd look surprised at the push, then his expression changing to sadness and hurt. "Hope. Wait...I'll go." He'd pick Regan's journal back up. "I'll keep an eye on things and let you know if anything changes." With that he'd head out the door.


Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 17:33, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd stopped when her Mom had said to wait...and she would watch in shock as her Dad would walk out and appirate away. What was happening to their family? Her Dad and her Mom...this was just temporary right?


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 17:39, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

She watched with stony numbness as her husband walked out-- a more physical manifestation of the betrayal he was already inflicting on their family.



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 17:40, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd look back at her Mom. What had just happened. "Mom..." She'd bite her lower lip. She should probably still go.


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 17:42, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

She looked at her daughter, eyes empty. She didn't know what to say. She was still holding the duffel, slightly swaying on the spot.



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 17:44, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd frown. "Mom...are you ok?" Her mom looked like she might faint.


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 17:46, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

She flicked her eyes to her daughter. "Are you going to leave me, too?" She asked.



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 17:49, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd flinch at the harshness and pain in her Mother's voice. She'd hesitate then look up at her mom looking worried. "I...can't tell you I'm going to stop...trying to do what I think is right. It might...get me in trouble depending on how things go. If...if you can't be ok with that then...I should probably go too."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 17:53, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

"Whatever it is you're doing... can it get Regan out?"



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 17:55, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd pause uncertainty in her voice. "I...don't know. I haven't really looked at Azkaban much. If they've modernized at all then maybe? If they're still using medieval methods and physical locks and keys...probably not." She'd pause. Another thought had occurred to her. "...but we might be able to get help to do it?"


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 17:57, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

"Please... do what you can to get her out. Please." Her voice was begging. "What can I do to help? I'll do anything." She stared at the door. "Unlike your father."



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 18:00, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd glance at the door then look back at her Mom. She'd never seen her like this...never imagined she could be like this. "It's...Mom I'll do what I can to help Regan. I don't think you can help...but you're scaring me too. You seem..." She didn't know how to finish the sentence.


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 18:02, June 18, 2019 (UTC)~

"Crazy with panic and fear? Someone who needs to be talked down?" She asked, almost accusingly.



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 18:05, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd pause choosing her words carefully. "Desperate and how many times have you told me you make bad decisions when you're desperate?"


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 18:08, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

"Everyone in my life has left me at some point, sweetie," Hope said, a tear sliding down her face. "My parents... my brother... Regan's father... Teresa's sister. I never expected R-Regan to be..." she closed her eyes, and sank to the couch, tears cutting off her sentence.



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 18:15, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd sound worried. "Mom...Regan didn't leave you. She was...taken to prison. I don't think Dad left you either. He just...wanted to give you some time and space. He's not just going to abandon you."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 18:17, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

"Left... taken from me... in the end it's all the same."



Rose Age 16-17
Rose Grace Black - WizCo Coder
Send Me an Owl! - 18:19, June 18, 2019 (UTC)
She'd sit down beside her mom. "No...the difference is if the person had a choice. Maybe it feels the same from where you are but...if they didn't have a choice and it was outside they're control...it's different." She'd pause. "You...you mentioned my Mom..."


Hope Black

Hope Black Hufflepuff Alumna - Head Healer at St. Mungo's
-"My family is my strength and my weakness."

 – 18:23, June 18, 2019 (UTC)

"Her sister," she clarified, trying to dry her tears... or at least stem their flow. "Right around the time your mother... died..." Hope frowned, trying to remember. "It was very hard on your aunt Mary. And she... ended up disappearing, too."


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