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Thomas and Elle

AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 16:15, June 26, 2017 (UTC)

He was sitting on the couch, flipping through a catalog that sold cauldrons.




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 16:22, June 26, 2017 (UTC)

He could feel himself being... watched, expectantly. He folded the catalog and set it on the table. "What's up, sweetheart?"




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 16:27, June 26, 2017 (UTC)

"Okay," he said, sitting up and moving closer to her. "Elle... what's up?"




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 16:30, June 26, 2017 (UTC)~

He nodded, letting her continue.




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 16:33, June 26, 2017 (UTC)~

He frowned. "How'd you find out about it?"




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 16:36, June 26, 2017 (UTC)~

He nodded. "Alright."




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 16:40, June 26, 2017 (UTC)

He knew he wouldn't be able to talk her out of it, as much as he wanted to. "They're not doing anything illegal, right?"




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 16:44, June 26, 2017 (UTC)

He thought that over then conceded. "I'm sorry..."




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 16:47, June 26, 2017 (UTC)

He shrugged. "I know better than to talk you out of it."




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 16:50, June 26, 2017 (UTC)~

He snorted. "Elle, if I told you that I wouldn't let you, how effective do you really think that would be?"




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 16:53, June 26, 2017 (UTC)~

"Elle... you are your own person. Yes, we're married... but I don't own you and I certainly can't control you. If this is what you want to do.... even though I dislike the idea... I'm not going to... not let you. That's ridiculous."




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 16:56, June 26, 2017 (UTC)~

He thought about it for a moment and then shook his head slowly. "No. If... word gets out about who's in the group, they'll be targets. I own a business... I don't want to jeopardize it by... associating myself with a group one way or the other."




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:00, June 26, 2017 (UTC)

"Let's just say... need-to-know. If you're going to be.... gone for a period of time, or... things to that effect."




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:02, June 26, 2017 (UTC)

"And... I trust you to keep yourself safe."




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:05, June 26, 2017 (UTC)~

He nodded. "And you'll come home to me in one piece," he said his voice low, and carrying emotion.




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:10, June 26, 2017 (UTC)~

He moved closer to her, and wrapped her up in his arms.




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:15, June 26, 2017 (UTC)~

He held her for a long time before releasing her, gently tucking a lock of hair behind her ear. "I love you."




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:22, June 26, 2017 (UTC)~

He gently wiped one of the tears away with his thumb. "What are the tears for?" he asked quietly, a bit concerned.




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:25, June 26, 2017 (UTC)~

"I will always love you, Elle."




AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:27, June 26, 2017 (UTC)~

He chuckled a bit. "You're right.... and it's not... but that doesn't change how I feel."




Melinda

Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:25, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
She'd knock on the door.



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:25, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
She'd smile. "Thanks...is Thomas around?"


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 15:28, August 3, 2017 (UTC)

He appeared behind Elle, having just come from the bedroom. "Melinda, hey. What's up? Is everything okay?"



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 15:30, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
She'd bite her lip slightly, before nodding and looking right at him, plunging in. "...what can you tell me about how Mom and Dad died?" She'd pause. "Apparently everyone but me knew they...well Dad at least...might still be alive. ...but Charity said they found bodied...?" She'd sit on the couch looking confused.



AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:21, August 3, 2017 (UTC)

He frowned. "They died in a portkey accident. I... guess if Charity said something about bodies that she must have been the one to identify them." He looked at Melinda, concerned. "Faith came to Mark and I awhile ago, claiming she saw Dad, but told us she was probably seeing things. They're dead, Melinda."



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 17:25, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
So, they hadn't heard either. That made her feel a little better. She'd shake her head. "No...Ash apparently saw the same thing Faith did and talked to him. Said something about memory loss. He seems to think it's Dad. Charity'll be able to confirm in a few days if it actually is or not...but Faith's pretty sure it's him too."


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:27, August 3, 2017 (UTC)

He frowned. "How would they confirm that without... DNA or Veritaserum?"



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 17:28, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
"She's got DNA from both him and his son." She'd wait to see if he understood what that meant.


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:30, August 3, 2017 (UTC)

Since Faith had mentioned a kid, he wasn't phased by it. "How'd she get that?"



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 17:32, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
She'd shrug. "Said she went to visit the kid at Lil' Bundles. Reguardless, that could mean Dad's alive Thomas...and we have a younger brother."


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:34, August 3, 2017 (UTC)

"If it even is him. Sounds more like Ash is pandering to Faith's... delusion. He's dead, Melinda. Everyone has a doppelganger somewhere. That's probably all she saw."



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 17:35, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
She'd frown slightly and glance at Elle before looking back at Thomas. "...but what if it is him Thomas? What if he somehow managed to survive?"


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 17:40, August 3, 2017 (UTC)

"How could that be?" He said, obviously not believing. He looked at Melinda, concerned. "Melinda... They've been dead for eight years now, practically. If it is him, why come back now? Why didn't he come back years ago?"



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 17:43, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
She'd shrug. "Great questions. Hopefully we'll get some answers soon." She'd pause. "I just thought you should know...it's looking more like it might be right." She'd pause. "So...can you tell me anything more about Mom and Dad's deaths? Was anything odd or...I don't know off? Charity...didn't want to talk about it."


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 19:25, August 3, 2017 (UTC)~

He frowned. "Melinda, have you even seen this man? Why are you so quick to believe it's real?"



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 19:26, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
She'd swallow hard her voice quiet, which was unusual for her. "Maybe...maybe I want to believe they could have survived Thomas." She'd pause, then look at him. "Why don't you want to believe?"


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 19:29, August 3, 2017 (UTC)~

"Because it doesn't many any sense for him to be alive. Even Faith doubted herself to begin with. Ash is probably just... trying to preserve her sanity."



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 19:40, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
"...and you won't even consider the possibility." She'd pause. "Would you even care if he was alive?"


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 19:42, August 3, 2017 (UTC)

He let out a breath of air. "I don't know. He was kind of a lousy father, Melinda. As for their deaths, since you asked. From what we were told... Dad's frugality... got him in the end. He didn't go through the Ministry to get a Portkey for their trip. It... failed somehow, and I guess they Splinched... bad."



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 19:48, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
She'd nod slowly. "...but that doesn't really...make much sense to me either since they had money. I mean...we got it right? Doesn't that seem a bit...odd?"


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 19:49, August 3, 2017 (UTC)

He shrugged. "Who knows why he was hoarding it. But the point is he never used it. And it cost him."



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 19:52, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
It still seemed fishy to her...maybe that had something to do with...what happened? She'd have to force the next question out, her face clearly disliking having to ask it. "Maybe...I was just too young...but why...was he a bad Dad...?"



AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 19:54, August 3, 2017 (UTC)~

He appreciated Elle's gesture, and his words came out a bit hard... almost bitter. "He cared more about work than he cared about us. We almost never saw him after you were born. He'd barely come home for meals... worked late into the night."



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 19:56, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
She'd look at the ground. "I...don't remember it that way...but that doesn't mean that you're wrong."


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 19:57, August 3, 2017 (UTC)

"I'm surprised you even remember him at all. He was never home..."



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 19:59, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
She'd look at him. "I have some memories of him. Christmases mostly, but a few other times too. More with Mom of course...but I guess at that age I just figured that was normal...Mom was around when I was little and Dad worked...so of course he wasn't there much. Then Charity graduated...and Mom started working too."


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 20:00, August 3, 2017 (UTC)

He shook his head. "Mum wasn't working. She went to care for her mother... our grandmother."



Melinda Adult
Melinda Bagman - Magizoologist
Send Me an Owl! - 20:02, August 3, 2017 (UTC)
She'd frown. "Oh...I guess I vaguely knew that." She'd pause, then give him a pointed look. "So...even if it was Dad...and he somehow is alive...you wouldn't want to...it wouldn't matter to you."


AdultThomas2

Thomas Bagman Owner/Potioneer at The Apothecary
-"Think for yourself and question authority."

 – 20:05, August 3, 2017 (UTC)~

"I don't know. I'd love to yell in his face, maybe? But he's dead, Melinda. And I doubt him... coming back would change anything. Why would I want to get to know someone who couldn't even give me the time of day growing up?"