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She'd roll her eyes, adopting her normal scowl. "I wasn't there, but the rumors are it was over some discussion about what happened at the ball. I'd hate to think he was only fired because he was part-giant...but he was part giant and after some conversation in class about the ball went awry he was fired so...all we students can assume is it had something to do with that."
- "Do or do not. There is no try." Message Me - 18:50, May 9, 2017 (UTC)
"I rather doubt that was the reason. But I suppose he and the Headmistress are the only ones who do know. Though I don't know if I necessarily think taking about the ball in school is a good idea. Tensions are still high. My boss is still working us overtime to find the would-be-assassin."
- "Do or do not. There is no try." Message Me - 19:03, May 9, 2017 (UTC)
"A misnomer in my opninion. Werewolves are sick, not dark," he says taking a sip of his water. "Instead investing so much money into fighting them, we should be trying to find a cure for lycanthrophy."
She'd look unconvinced. "I agree about them being more closely identified as sick...but what if there isn't a cure...or finding that cure takes experimenting on werewolves which depending on perspective may or may not be morally acceptable? Containment of the sickness might be the only option."
- "Do or do not. There is no try." Message Me - 19:18, May 9, 2017 (UTC)
"We have treatments," he says. "Such as the Wolfsbane. Expensive and difficult to make, yes. But maybe we should do something about that. I don't think 'containing' them as you say is the right way. You have to remember... they're people every single day of their lives and every night of every month, except one. Plus, none of the werewolves I've met have asked for any of this."
She'd nod. "I wasn't talking about containing them as in the people but the sickness. I mean...it's a hard thing because they are people, but they're defined by their sickness and people have to be protected from it, which can mean protection from the people. Of course a cure would make everything better but...until we find one the water is very muddy with how to best deal with all this." She'd pause. "Do you know if the Minister will stay as Minister after all this?"
- "Do or do not. There is no try." Message Me - 19:22, May 9, 2017 (UTC)
"I don't see why not. I personally would like him to stay. He's a very good leader," he says taking a sip of his water. "And given the current climate... I think it'd be unwise for him to step aside. If he does that people may think they have a free pass to attack werewolves, vampires and the like."
She'd seem skeptical. "...and do you think both the public and the people who work for him will trust him? Not just because of the stigma associated with that but because he's kept it hidden and they might think he's hiding other things? Also, the Ministry defines werewolves are Dark Creatures and classified them as unable to be tamed. Perhaps a bit melodramatic, but it's something that may need to be updated or changed...yet it would look sketchy if a werewolf rewrote the Ministry guidelines on werewolves."
- "Do or do not. There is no try." Message Me - 19:34, May 9, 2017 (UTC)
"Not if the bill was passed by the Wizemagot," he says. "They're not inherintly dark Emilie. Some are, yes. Fenrir Grayback being an excellent example. However, there are many that are very good wizards and witches that have done no wrong. Why should we attach his stigma to them if they really haven't done anything wrong? Instead of treating them poorly and discrimanating against them, we should be helping them. Giving them Wolfsbane if they can't afford it, and treating it more as a potentially curable illness."
She'd nod slowly. "Yes...if it was curable. Which it's not. I was looking over the recent magical history of England and a couple years back there was an outbreak of Dragon Pox. New strain. No cure. They started isolating people in the hospital so it wouldn't get out an infect the public at large...and people died from it before they found a cure. If we're treating it as an illness...is that how we should be handling it? Locking them up, maybe only when they're really contagious being the full moon, until a cure can be found? If so...how do you enforce that? Send someone to make sure they're locked up? Haul them into the Ministry holding cells to enforce it?" She'd shake her head. "We...just don't have a good solution. There may not be one." She'd pause. "I personally don't think it matters if they're dark or not. What matters is the safety of the public from something potentially dangerous. I don't have an answer, but I think that should be the priority."
- "Do or do not. There is no try." Message Me - 19:47, May 9, 2017 (UTC)
"They are part of the public Emilie," he says. "Guns are potentially dangerous, correct? Do I think we should take guns away from people because they're dangerous in the wrong hands. No, I do not, and I know you think the same. If the wrong kind of person is a werewolf, they can pose a threat to the people. However, I'd argue that most werewolves are good people that do not want to cause harm to anyone and would jump at the chance if they were offered Wolfsbane by the government. It's much better than treating them they way we currently are. What, other than the fact that he was bit by a werewolf as a young child has Minister Jeon done wrong?"
She'd shake her head. "Nothing that I know of...but being the Minister is about public acceptance and support. He's a politician. If enough people don't want his to represent them, then it could become an issue. As to the issue with guns...doesn't the muggle government attempt to have some sort of process where to have one you have to register? We do the same with wands, so we know who has what wand and with gun or wand they can be traced if someone is hurt or killed by it. Then we can use that evidence to convict them. If werewolves are like guns...do we force them to register? I can't imagine the political fiasco that would come with that, but it might help people feel safer."
- "Do or do not. There is no try." Message Me - 19:54, May 9, 2017 (UTC)
"We have a register of Animagi," he points out. "I think if we explained it to people like you just did, there wouldn't be a backlash. I think a werewolf would much rather be on a safe and secure list held by the Ministry, in case they do something wrong, than be labelled as a dark creature."
She'd nod. "...and if you were a werewolf, and the Minister was just attacked at a public function because he'd announced he was one...would you want to register or let anyone know who you were? Even if that registry wasn't public...the chance that someone could find out who and what you were would be terrifying."
- "Do or do not. There is no try." Message Me - 20:01, May 9, 2017 (UTC)
"We could say that if they register as a Werewolf, the ministry will discreetly provide Wolfsbane for them. It's better than our current ways Emilie. Because the way we're currently handling it isn't fair to those good werewolves who haven't done anything wrong."
She'd shrug. "Like I said, I don't know the solution. I just think the protection of the public...both magical and muggle that can't protect themselves from something like this...is more important than trying to help a few individuals. I know that seems cold hearted...but shouldn't the good of the many take precedence over the needs of the few?"
- "Do or do not. There is no try." Message Me - 14:04, May 10, 2017 (UTC)
He nodded, "But the fact that it's a masquerade ball has also made it very difficult. All we have to go on is a six foot tall white guy with dark hair and of average build. That quite literally describes 25% of all magical people."
She'd nod. "From what I saw I think he was shocked to find out about the Minister...but given his reaction that doesn't mean his intention there wasn't to attack or kill other people who had revealed themselves...or at the very least note their names and such to make a target list." She'd pause. "Do the rest that revealed themselves have some sort of security since his targeted MO seems to be werewolves or other similar creatures?"
She'd nod. "well most seemed like students, and there's no safer place than Hogwarts so that would eliminate it by some. Maybe you could take whatever Aurors you have in training and assign them protection duty on the rest."
- "Do or do not. There is no try." Message Me - 15:27, May 10, 2017 (UTC)
"We have maybe one. That would probably be a job for the regular Magical Law Enforcement wizards. Our focus is on catching this guy and Renee is refusing to hire till we do. A poor choice in my mind but she's the boss."
She'd come in looking like she'd been crying and sit down at the bar and look longingly at the firewhisky before seemingly thinking better of it and getting a butterbeer.
Eric SelwynRavenclaw Alumnus -Jack of all trades... Master of none – 19:19, May 8, 2017 (UTC)
He spotted a girl who looked... vaguely familiar. And she was crying. He scooted over a seat, to be next to her. He kept a respectful distance as he pulled a tissue out of his pocket. "I think you might need this more than I do," he said kindly.
OOC: I don't know that we ever finished their Masquerade RP-- would they have left knowing the other's face?
She'd let out a slight chuckle trying to keep her emotions in check so she wouldn't start crying again. "Well then it's good to know a few minutes is all you need to know me."
Eric SelwynRavenclaw Alumnus -Jack of all trades... Master of none – 19:33, May 8, 2017 (UTC)
"First impressions often give off a lot. For example... I get the feeling I know you from somewhere, though I couldn't for the life of me tell you where. And in that... and this interaction.... I don't remember any of those traits. Perhaps your ex was looking into a mirror?"