An Occlumency book hit the library table.

"Absolutely not."

"A week has passed," Theo pleaded, "Pomfrey said your instincts are doing more harm than good. You need to practice."

"You're not 'seeing' into my mind, Teddy."

"Don't call me that."

"Then drop this stupid quest!"

"It's not stu-you could die, you realize that, don't you? This 'natural defense' strikes both ways."


Theo stared in disbelief.

She fidgeted.

A pause. "You do understand that you have my trust? Hard-won, but you have it. And you'll keep it, regardless of what I see."