- Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:14 am
Jon offered a faint smile, thin but sympathetic. He'd known a few kids in his day, back at school, who'd had a less than stellar experience at home. Half-bloods, Three-fourths, and so-on down the line, that treatment was fairly common. The muggles who didn't understand magic feared it, and the parents who'd grown so terrified of it or didn't support it in the least forced their kids to hold back their talents, their magic. Most of his peers handled that sort of thing well, channeling all of their focus into their craft while at the school, with help of the professors who'd taught them how to really hone their abilities as they learned. Others... well, some of them either never came back to Hogwarts or things took a far darker turn with them, unable to unleash the magic lurking beneath the surface.
Peeking up at the young girl through his specs, Jonathan nodded. "I know it's difficult, but... Unfortunately, the trace... It's..." He sighed, reaching up to scratch his cheek before he shrugged. "They've been putting the trace on all of us, for as long as I can remember, until you finish school, but until that time comes for it to wear off..." He trailed off. He was useless to the situation, and he felt awful for the poor young girl who was caught between a rock and a hard place, it seemed.
"Look, all we can do right now is wait. I know you don't wanna hear that, but that's all I got right now. Maddie, I can take you somewhere. Someplace far safer than what I have here, and there are people there who can help you. You trusted me enough to stick around, I mean the door's open, you're free to go, but whatever's out there following you, they're just gonna keep coming around and I dunno if I can be there every time." Of course, she'd never asked to be saved, and even resisted slightly when they first encountered one another, but Jon was hoping what he was about to offer was even something she'd be interested in pursuing. At the very least, he wanted to ask. "I know we just met and honestly hearing me say it out loud sounds preposterous to me, even... but I'd rather not leave you out here in danger."
It was worth a shot, and he'd try to prove that his word was good as soon as they arrived at Tutaminis. Explaining this one to Kara was surely going to be something, but he knew she'd be open to the idea, as long as Maddie didn't cause any trouble for the Order.