I get where Tobias is coming from. But ... I agree with him, I think he's being too audacious, as he says. I mean, I get why he wants to step it up, because it seems as though they're not winning the fight at all - and, I guess, they're not - but even so, it's getting a bit far-fetched.
The entire conversation about tea, and oysters ... THIS IS WHY WE NEED MORE CAL/GABE.
I love the whole bad-Gryffindor thing coming out again, from Gabe. Well, not BAD, per se, but just the fact that they tend to charge in gung-ho, whereas the Slytherins are more willing to hang back if the odds are against them. Which is sensible and, to be fair, to be admired at times like this. Even if being brave and all that is championed in the books.
So much sympathy for Wilson right now. He's lost his family, and the whole love triangle is getting WORSE ... will it ever end for the poor chap? I can't see things going too well for him, now he's REALLY fuelled up to fight, and he's the epitome of rashness...
On that note, I'm enjoying the triangle developments!
Author's Response: Toby is a LITTLE just reacting badly to the Wilson situation. But otherwise he does still want to make a proper difference, and this is the way he thinks he can. He is not coping well by being far away while people fight and suffer.
If anyone was going to be a cynic about the Gryffindors, it was going to be Gabriel - and he's right, this time, though he doesn't have to just be a Slytherin to see it, because Jen does, and she is a Gryffindor through and through. It's about responsibility as much as bravery; she's made herself their safety net and they don't entirely realise it. I am glad the relationship between her and Gabe is working, though, those two have basically written themselves, much to my surprise...