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Hope Black

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

 – 17:37, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

She was cautiously optimistic that Ferlen would come home tonight, so she'd made up his favorite dinner as an apology of sorts, ready for him when he got home.



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:40, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd be late and dinner would be getting cold by the time he made it here. He'd walk in cautiously looking around.


Hope Black

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

 – 17:43, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

She was sitting at the table, starting to feel her chest get tight with worry. He wasn't going to come. When she heard the door, she stood and silently moved to her husband and carefully put her arms around him, hugging him.



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:44, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd carefully hug her back. "Sorry I'm late."


Hope Black

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

 – 17:47, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

"I was afraid you weren't coming," she admitted.



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:50, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd frown. "Why?"


Hope Black

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

 – 17:53, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

She shrugged, not meeting his eyes. There were several starts to sentences that she nearly voiced before shaking her head. "Paranoia, I suppose."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 17:56, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd gently put his hand on the side of her face and guide her eyes to his. His voice was soft. "Hope. I love you and I'm not going to go anywhere. You just needed some time to sort things out."


Hope Black

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

 – 17:58, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

She nodded. His words stung a bit... it felt like he was implying the fight had been entirely her own fault. "She's safe now. That's all that matters."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:02, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd pull away a little. "I disagree...I think you and I need to talk about what happened...but we don't have to do that right now."


Hope Black

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

 – 18:05, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

"I can reheat dinner," she said, moving the food back to the stove.



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:07, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd nod. "Let me help." He'd put the green bean back on the over to reheat.

Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:07, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
After dinner Ferlen would move to do the dishes. "So did you get to talk to her?"


Hope Black

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

 – 18:09, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

She nodded. "She seems okay. I tried not to ask too many questions... she needed to eat. I've never seen her so skinny before." She sighed. "She told me she has no idea how she got out. She just... woke up here."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:11, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd nod. "She said the same to me."


Hope Black

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

 – 18:14, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

She looked at Ferlen. "So... it was Karith, then." It wasn't accusatory. Just... confirming.



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:16, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd shrug. "I don't know. I asked him because you had mentioned him and Rose said you'd talked to him but he said he didn't know anything." He'd pause. "...but you asked him...and Rose to get Regan out of prison?"


Hope Black

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

 – 18:20, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

She nodded. "I asked them to do what they could. To help Regan."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:22, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
"So...you asked Rose to potentially get into trouble or even prison to see if she could get Regan out."


Hope Black

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

 – 18:24, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

She frowned at her husband. "Nothing she wasn't already prepared to do when she first heard her sister was in jail. You saw her turn right around, ready to do something immediately."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:25, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
"Which was still risky and dangerous. How would you feel if instead of Regan getting out Rose had gotten caught and was in there with Regan?"


Hope Black

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

 – 18:27, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

"If you're here to lecture me like a child, Ferlen, you can go," she said shortly. "I won't apologize for doing whatever was necessary to get my daughter out of jail."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:29, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd pause. "I'm not trying to lecture you Hope. I'm trying to make you see that you feel what you said earlier was true...Regan is all that matters. You put her before Rose, before me, before our marriage, before your job...everything. That bothers me."


Hope Black

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

 – 18:33, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

"You put your job before your family. That bothers me." She frowned. "And it clearly bothered Rose, too."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:37, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd shake his head. "It's not about my job Hope. It's the fact that there wasn't anything I could do sort of assaulting Azkaban...and I don't think a full on prison break really would have helped. The other part is trying to get the Minister removed and out of power. Doing that will affect a lot more lives than just Regan's or ours. When was the last time you went to Lincliff or say the Precinct?"


Hope Black

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

 – 18:40, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

"Karith had no troubles doing it," she said. She paused. "I haven't needed to be down there. I've treated a few patients who have been snuck in. That's enough to understand how criminal this administration is. And to know that we needed to do everything we could to spare our daughter from it."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:43, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
"We don't know Karith did anything." He'd pause. "...but it is criminal. So much so I think if it means removing Alistair from power a couple months sooner and all the hardship and lives that would save because people are dying Hope...it would be worth making Regan spend an extra month or two in Azkaban."


Hope Black

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

 – 18:45, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

"So what are you going to do, Ferlen? Give the Ministry the exact directions on how to locate her? Put her back in prison for the greater good?"



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:48, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd scowl. "Of course not Hope. I'm just trying to explain my reason for making the choice I did. You said it bothered you so I'm trying to help you at least understand."


Hope Black

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

 – 18:51, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

"Well you sitting here and chastising me for wanting to help my daughter is bothersome to me," she said hotly. "You can't always help everyone, Ferlen. It's something I've learned in my profession. So you help the ones you can. And in this instance, I knew we could help one. And it wasn't just a faceless one. It was our daughter."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:53, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
"...and what did you risk to do that Hope? If she weren't out would I be here or at my office? Where would we be if Rose were in Azkaban too? I'm glad things worked out but where would we be if they hadn't...and can you live with that?"


Hope Black

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

 – 18:55, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

"Why do you keep parading on with what ifs? She's out, and she's safe. Why does it matter what might have happened?"



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 18:59, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd keep his voice gently. "...because Hope it sets a dangerous precedent that worries me. Regan got into trouble and you threw everything aside...and that includes me and our marriage. I need to know that I'm important to you too and that you're not going to toss me aside for Regan."


Hope Black

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

 – 19:03, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

"Ferlen, she was in Azkaban. The same place my crazy brother ended up. When she was in the Holding Cells, did you see me panicking? No. This was an extreme. Azkaban is a place for people who don't deserve to see the light of day again. Regan wasn't that. And we both knew that." She frowned. "I needed to know that our family is important to you... more important than anything else. And in that moment, you told me that it wasn't. And that's not the man I knew you to be."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:07, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd sigh. "Hope...our family is important to me. I was going to make sure Regan got out and I told you that. It would just take some time. Instead of trusting me you asked Rose to do illegal things and I feel if our family is as important to you as you say you wouldn't have done that."


Hope Black

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

 – 19:11, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

"And I feel that if our family was as important as you claim it to be, I wouldn't have had to do that. And you were only going to make sure she got out when everyone else did. You'd have let her stay in there for months."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:13, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd frown. "Hope...I'm trying to ask you to see it from my side. Can you do that?"


Hope Black

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

 – 19:15, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

"How can I when you refuse to see it from mine?" She asked. She frowned. "You come in here, claiming that it was me who needed time to think things over, like everything that happened between us was solely my fault."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:20, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
"Hope you're the one who made me leave." He'd pause to collect his thoughts. "Maybe we did both need time to regroup. I do see your side Hope...I see a Mother who was worried about her daughter and took drastic action to try to rescue her. My point is you jumped the gun in your drastic action...it wasn't needed yet and your actions said you were willing to risk sacrificing Rose and myself to get Regan back if that's what it took."


Hope Black

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

 – 19:22, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

She glared at her husband. "I did not make you leave, Ferlen Black. I was going to be the one to leave. You chose to be the one to walk away."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:25, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd frown. "...because I'm not going to have my wife sleeping in a hotel or on a couch somewhere Hope. You decided one of us should leave and I decided it would be me rather than you."


Hope Black

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

 – 19:28, June 25, 2019 (UTC)

"You're so quick to be noble in that regard," she said scathingly. "Since apparently I was so drastic, where does that leave us, Ferlen? I won't apologize for my actions. Rose didn't do anything she wasn't already going to do, even without my prompting. So I'm not sure why you're choosing to vilify me for her actions."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 19:32, June 25, 2019 (UTC)
He'd look tired. "Hope...I'm trying to say I understand why you did what you did and explain why I think it was risky. I understand you love Regan...but as your husband your first commitment is supposed to be to me. I'm looking for some assurance that this was a unique set of circumstances that caused your reaction but that our marriage is important to you too."


Hope Black

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

 – 02:28, June 26, 2019 (UTC)

Her expression softened. "Ferlen... under different circumstances of course I'd have behaved differently. Like you said... these are unique circumstances. I'd go so far as to call them extreme. Everything about this administration has been extreme... completely the opposite of ordinary. If Regan had landed herself in the Holding Cells or... Merlin forbid, Azkaban, under entirely different circumstances... something within her control and the consequence was something that was unfortunate, but... warranted? Of course I'd have behaved differently. Nothing about this situation was normal." Her voice became thick with emotion. "I love you, Ferlen. Of course you're important to me."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 12:23, June 26, 2019 (UTC)
He'd nod letting out a deep weary sigh. "Ok." He'd move back in holding her close.


Hope Black

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

 – 13:36, June 26, 2019 (UTC)~

She moved into him, saddened that he hadn't known that all along, but grateful that they seemed to have found some sort or equilibrium for now.



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 14:17, June 26, 2019 (UTC)
He'd hold her for a few moments. "Well...we should probably get to bed. We'll probably be under investigation soon enough about Regan's escape."


Hope Black

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

 – 14:20, June 26, 2019 (UTC)

She nodded. "I suppose the less we tell them, the better? We have no idea that she escaped, and we don't know where she is?"



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 14:32, June 26, 2019 (UTC)
He'd nod. "I got a message from Azkaban this morning about an escaped prisoner. I had a discussion with the Law Department Head about it and asked if she could misplace it for a bit under her pile of paperwork. We'll see how long it takes to surface...but we just be honest. We don't know how she escaped. We're not upset she did. We can't tell them anything that might help find her....which is true since nothing we tell them will help them get inside where she is."


Hope Black

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

 – 14:35, June 26, 2019 (UTC)

She nodded, doing her best to retain all of that. "Okay."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 14:38, June 26, 2019 (UTC)
He'd nod. "They might ask us some questions but our positions should keep us from being hauled in and really interrogated. They might put trackers around so visiting Regan might be a little more risky once we know they're watching."


Hope Black

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

 – 14:41, June 26, 2019 (UTC)

She nodded. "Hopefully this won't last for long... and she'll be free and clear to live her life."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 14:44, June 26, 2019 (UTC)
He'd nod again. "Yeah...I can't see Regan being happy laying low for too long."


Hope Black

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

 – 14:54, June 26, 2019 (UTC)

"But I think she'll be happier than being in prison," she said. She paused. "We should get her some art supplies if we can... that might be good for her."



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 14:57, June 26, 2019 (UTC)
He'd smile. "I already asked Rose to see what she could do. They should be able to find some in the Manor somewhere."


Hope Black

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

 – 15:00, June 26, 2019 (UTC)

She looked a bit surprised. "Oh, okay. Well that's good, then," she said with a smile.



Ferlin
Ferlen - Alistair Fitzgerald's Senior Undersecretary
Send Me an Owl! - 15:03, June 26, 2019 (UTC)
He'd nod. "Well I don't know about you but I'm exhausted."
Hope Black

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

 – 15:05, June 26, 2019 (UTC)

She nodded. "Definitely."
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