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She'd pause. "Sorry." She'd hesitate. "So...I know this is sudden but...what now? Moving back into the art house? Seeing if you can get your job back? Finding some cute guy or girl to go out with? What's the next steps in getting your life back on track?"
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 17:09, October 15, 2019 (UTC)
"Job first," she said nodding. "I'm assuming the arthouse is still there because Mum and Dad own it."
She'd nod. "I haven't visited since I brought you clothes a few months back...it was a bit of a wreck. I think it was searched." She'd frown. "Wait...I thought you owned it? Didn't Dad give it to you?"
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 17:57, October 15, 2019 (UTC)
She sighed and then frowned slightly. "I never purchased it from him. So I guess I don't know whose name the deed is in."
She'd shrug. "Stands to reason. He's up there in the Ministry right? I'm sure if the Minister dies there's supposed to be some...chain of command. I know he was up there but I don't think he was the Minister's second in command..."
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 15:41, October 16, 2019 (UTC)
She nodded, thinking that over. "Who is the second in command?" she laughed. "I guess I know remarkably little about how our Ministry functions."
She'd shrug. "No clue. Dad was some sort of advisor I think...and I know there's Department Heads...maybe one of them is usually the second in command?"
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 15:58, October 16, 2019 (UTC)~
"Well didn't that article say that there were several Department Heads implicated along with the Minister?" she asked. "So... maybe Dad was the... last remaining individual who... was still available?"
She'd nod. "Maybe not at the Ministry...but it's in such shambles it can't really...do a lot of the things it should be able to? With everything going on if...some dark wizard attacked Hogsmeade how long do you think it would take Aurors to get there? Or if some magical virus broke out St. Mungos would be able to respond but they'd need Ministry support and resources to really be able to handle it. ...or what if some other country decided to invade because of everything with the last Minister? It would be really hard for our government to get itself together long enough to rally allies and defend itself. My point is...because of everything we need time to get things back together." She'd pause. "We're vulnerable."
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 16:21, October 16, 2019 (UTC)
"Well I'm sure they're pulling Aurors away from the Precinct, so I'm sure there's probably more Aurors available than usual," she said reasonably. She paused. "I think that St. Mungo's could probably function on it's own-- and even if it needed help, the Minister is married to the Head Healer," she said with a wan smile. "You think Dad wouldn't get Mum exactly what she needed?" She paused, considering the last. "If someone was going to invade because of the Fitzgerald administration.... they would have already. They wouldn't do it now that he's dead."
She'd shrug. "Probably depends on how good you were at your job and how much your boss liked you." She'd pause. "...but now would also be a good time to start something new and...move on if that's what you wanted."
She'd wince at Regan's reaction. "Sorry..." She'd pause. "You never really told me...what you remember about your time there?" She'd continue quickly . "You don't have to talk about it if you don't want to."
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 17:31, October 16, 2019 (UTC)
Her mind was already that place.... "What do you want to know?"
"I guess...mostly what the other prisoners were like?"
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 17:44, October 16, 2019 (UTC)~
She considered that. "Mostly... everyone just lives inside their own head in there," she said slowly. "I shared a cell with someone." She frowned, trying to remember. There wasn't anything... clear. "We'd share... meaningless conversation. Occasionally. And nothing about each other."
She'd nod. "Yeah, I know." She'd pause not moving. "So it seems mostly it's just the...unending tedium?"
Regan BlackRavenclaw Alumna -Three Broomsticks Waitress and Artist – 18:10, October 16, 2019 (UTC)
"That makes people go crazy?" she said, trying to work out what Rose was asking. "It's also dark and damp in there. There's no sunlight ever. The guards all sneer at you and you can hear other prisoners wailing all the time..."