- Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:28 pm
Jon's eyes narrowed in a way that wasn't disbelief or in any way meant to offend the girl, it was more out of surprise and confusion. Turns out there was more to her than just a tough exterior from living on the streets. She was a student and a runaway, and she had nowhere to go and no one to run to. Good lord... Jon sighed, though internally, as not to put her off. He was drawn to her, in a sense that he knew he needed to protect her, or at least aid her in some way to improve her current situation. The streets were no place for a kid, much less in the muggle world, but here and now with Death Eaters, Dementors, Imperium Guard and the like patrolling from the other side too?
"I see." He said, solemnly. Not to sound to pitiful toward her, but just sympathizing in general, since he'd read about what happened at Hogwarts since they started weeding out those who weren't listed as pureblood wizards and witches. He felt for her, he really did, but how was he going to say who he worked for or where he primarily resided, to a stranger he'd just met on the streets, a young girl who might not realize what sort of mess she'd be getting into by joining him. That is, if she thought to trust her. Honestly, he wasn't sure why she hadn't just taken off. Apparating and spell work aside, she could outrun him in his current state and he'd be at a loss.
Then the footsteps echoed closer, before he could make any offer or any warning.
Jon turned to protect her, shield her from any inbound damage, before pulling his wand from his hip. He had time to make an escape. "Come on, we have to go." Apparate, he meant. There was no warming up to this, no easing into the situation. This girl, who hadn't even given her name to him yet, had to decide to stay with the inbound shadow, or follow him. Time was running out.