What: Who says we can't still be friends?
Where: Hufflepuff Common Room
When: Afternoon, After Classes, December 17, 1997
The civility of Megan's exchange with Ernie during DADA class on Monday finally led the girl to believe that the two of them might be able to be friends again. She had given him his space for over a month at this point and considering the shortness of their relationship, she had assumed that would be enough. It wasn't that Megan wasn't upset about their breakup. It was simply that her way of dealing with it had been significantly different than Ernie's way of coping. That and perhaps the fact that her feelings were more about guilt and less about a broken heart. That is often the way with the person who does the breaking.
However, this is not to say that was completely apathetic to the news that Linus had been encouraging Ernie to move on. Where part of Megan was pleased with the idea that perhaps his wounds were healing, there was something else that smarted just a little more than she wanted to admit.
She put that aside, however, when she returned from class on Wednesday afternoon. The side of her mouth curved up just slightly at the sight of Ernie sitting on the couch, studying a textbook on his lap while distractedly eating something from a bag nestled by his side. Sneaking up on him, Megan perched herself on the edge of the sofa.
"Oi, Ernie. Don't you know there are starving wizards in Africa?" She asked, cheekily.