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She'd nod slowly. "Sure...but it seems like they have an awful lot of resources to be doing something like this...and to still not have been caught." She'd pause. "Did you see in the profit where the Auror Head stepped down?"
That's not what she'd meant...but she responded anyway. "Yeah...but I mean it's really easy to hide with magic and if they hadn't found him for this long it means they didn't have much to go on. How can you catch someone if you don't know who they are and they haven't done anything since?" She'd pause. "...but that's not what I meant. I meant the whole...environment feels off."
She'd shrug. "I guess maybe...people are just scared? Our games have had less of a crowd...Diagon Alley seems less populated...I don't know. Maybe I'm just reading too much into it, but I guess it sort of feels like something...bigger...something bad is coming." She'd frown, knowing she wasn't explaining very well.
"I know you have a desire to... save the world, for lack of a better term," he said with a gentle smile. "But I also think you jump in with both feet... sometimes a bit prematurely. Why not wait until... you know for certain that it's not going to just blow over?"
She'd consider that. Realistically if she waited, there was no way she'd actually be able to help the aurors since getting retrained and integrated would take time. She'd smile, her voice teasing. "I thought you were the courageous lion, not me."
He glanced up at the wall, where there was a picture from their wedding day hung, with the two of them smiling, and then embracing, the wind gently playing with the ends of Elle's hair, and skirts. "You were radiant," he said, before flicking his eyes back to her. He tucked a stray hair behind her ear. "Always are."
He could hear her tone... but he did want to be a Dad at some point. "I'd be ready whenever you are," he said, trying to sound casual, so as not to freak her out too much, since he knew she wanted to wait.
She'd frown, her voice slightly heated. "...but it's our child Thomas. I want you to have some say in this too...or would you rather I just make up my own mind and inform you when we're going to have the baby?"
She'd shake her head. "No...that's not how it works Thomas. That's not how it should work anyway. This is a partnership...you and I. You have as much say in the decisions that affect me as I do...and you'll be a dad. That means you don't get to step back and let me do everything...I'll be counting on you to be just as big a part as I am." She'd was clearly frustrated.
"Elle, honey," he said gently. "I've told you... I'm ready. And I will stay ready until you decide that you're ready. That's not something I can decide for you. And I don't want you to.... compromise on when you are, because that wouldn't be fair to you." He frowned slightly. "And... I'm not sure where you get the notion that I'd step back and watch you parent. I'm fully aware that's not how that works. I want to be a parent."
She'd calm down a little. "Your attitude Thomas. That you said you think that's just...how it works that I decide these sort of things for us. That sometimes your opinions on things seem so...laid back that I can't help but wonder if you even care."
"Elle... I believe I stated in there several times that I want children. However, biologically speaking, I do not get to decide when you get pregnant. Obviously I care... but as the man... I get very little say in when it happens. I can say I'm ready... and then you tell me when you're ready to start trying. But I can't decide for you when you're ready... mentally, and I can't decide when it's going to happen physically." He let out a breath. "But believe me. I want to be a parent, and I look forward to it. So I'm not going to sit back on that... I promise."