Sorry for such short notice, but I’ve gone to look into Art Schools. I would have told you sooner if I had known about the opportunity before today. I’ll be back soon, don’t worry about me.
I got home today to find a note shoved under my door. Not delivered to me at work. Not a quick visit to say goodbye, but a short note left for me at home. I could be angry that he’s taken off without notice, especially after last night, but really I’m just angry because I know he’s lying to me. If he was going to visit art schools he would have come by to say goodbye. I’ve been giddy all day thinking about him and last night, and he didn’t even manage a goodbye. No, he didn’t come to see me because he knew that I’d see right through him. He’s a lying bastard.
Dean went to Greece. He went to Greece without me. He distracted me with his profession of love and our argument got sidetracked. I love
him and he went on some dangerous mission without me! Without even properly saying goodbye!
I need answers, and there’s only one person I can think of to answer them. I storm across the hall and break into Dean’s flat again. Of course, this time he hasn’t left notes and maps laying out for me to find. I kneel down at his fireplace at Floo Harry at his house. If Dean told anyone about where he was going and what he was doing, it would be the person in charge of the Order.
“Hello?” I call.
“Padma?” Harry says as he comes into my view, sounding surprised. “Can I help you with something?”
“You can tell me where my no good boyfriend is,” I reply, “If he’s still my boyfriend when he gets back, that is.”
Harry looks a little flustered, and clears his throat. “I don’t know where he is.”
“Harry, you can stop. I know he’s in Greece, I just need you to fill in some of the holes before I bring in Ginny for reinforcement.” He sighs before launching into Dean’s plans. I’m a little surprised at the thought that went into this, it is Dean after all, but I know that the plan would be better if I was there. I hate being in the middle of the fighting, but I want to help Dean. I love Dean. If he can drag Oliver and Justin with him, I don’t know why I can’t come to help as well.
“Help me go,” I finally say.
“I can’t,” he sighs. “I don’’t know the details about how they were going. They got help somewhere else for that.”
“Thanks for your help,” I reply sullenly before pulling my head out of the fireplace. If Harry can’t help me anymore, I’ll have to find someone who can. I grab another handful of Floo powder and this time I actually step into the fireplace. “Susan’s office at Phoenix House!” I stumble out of the fireplace and am relieved to see both Susan and Lavender sitting in the room.
“Padma! We weren’t expecting you,” Susan says. “Can I help you with something?”
It suddenly occurs to me that Susan doesn’t live here anymore. Even in my anger I can realize my luck to actually finding her, not to mention with Lavender. “I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it seems our blokes have run off to Greece.” Both witches freeze in their place and look at me as if I’ve gone mad. “I don’t know if you’ve heard anymore about this than I have, but apparently they didn’t think us capable of going with them.”
“I think this calls for tea,” Lavender says, and I admire the way her voice doesn’t shake a bit. She calls the house elf to prepare a tray, and while we wait I tell them everything I know from Harry.