"Emily has also been at the palace since I was very young and we played and learned a lot together. I feel that while blood can be important, shared experiences and time can also bond people together." She'd pause. "Due to that I would claim that Emily is probably a closer part of my family than yours."
Jonathan PrinceThird Year Hufflepuff -Son of Ash and Charity Prince – 18:24, October 22, 2019 (UTC)
He scowled slightly. "She's my cousin. Not your sister," he said a bit defensively. "She saved Felicity's life this summer. If that doesn't prove she isn't my family, I don't know what does."
She'd consider a well articulated rebuttal...but he seemed oddly protective and aggressive over this. "Fair point and I do not wish to argue with you over this. Can you at least concede that I probably know her better than you even if that is only due to the amount of time I have spent with her compared to you?"
Jonathan PrinceThird Year Hufflepuff -Son of Ash and Charity Prince – 19:30, October 22, 2019 (UTC)
He wanted to contest that fact, but knew she was right. "Maybe so."
She'd nod deciding to let the topic drop. "So, what did you think of the wedding?"
Jonathan PrinceThird Year Hufflepuff -Son of Ash and Charity Prince – 20:20, October 22, 2019 (UTC)
He shrugged. "It was nice enough." He paused, frowning slightly. "But it happened... earlier than it was planned. I thought it was planned for August. And then it wound up happening in June, but Mum tried to act like we had just misunderstood."
She'd give a small smile and would give a pleased nod that he'd come to that conclusion. "Given the information I have I think it's probable. You know her personally...what do you think?"
Jonathan PrinceThird Year Hufflepuff -Son of Ash and Charity Prince – 16:43, October 23, 2019 (UTC)
He thought about that for a moment. "I guess I don't know. My aunts and uncles have usually made a family affair out of announcing new cousins. They haven't said anything to us about it. At least not the kids. And given that Aunt Melinda has usually taught us not to mind what others think of us... that doesn't seem to fit either."
She would pause to consider. "Perhaps. I had not heard what was being offered yet. I might take Divination or Magical Theory if they are offered." She'd smile. "I assume you will start Care of Magical Creatures?"
Jonathan PrinceThird Year Hufflepuff -Son of Ash and Charity Prince – 14:48, October 24, 2019 (UTC)
"At long last," he said, returning the grin. "Though I do wonder if I'd be able to teach the class myself."