"I don't think that's the most usual way for girls to end up in nunneries. You were told you were being rude, now stop it."
When his brothers are shooed he hugs her. "I'm sorry."
"- real explanation doesn't work, except implying it was me? Not that I want you to feel like you have to lie to them - or answer them at all, it's none of their business -"
"I don't particularly care to have my name near that, no. - you thought he'd stop?"
"If he were a wizard I'd kill him."
" - in a duel, I mean, not at random, wouldn't abandon you and Catherine."
" - at the winter ball his last year at Hogwarts Timothy's date got terribly drunk and threw herself at him and said he could do whatever he wanted and so he got her a glass of water and walked her back to her dorm and wished her goodnight, because she would've regretted it in the morning. She did something - ill-advised, but he would have been doing something wrong, if he'd taken her up on it, and that's even though he'd have married her afterwards -"
"That's not - where I was going with that."
"It's probably a bad idea to chance something as big as your future on other people being decent or honorable but that doesn't make forcing someone any less reprehensible -"
"- yeah, it was predictable that if he was a bad person then under those circumstances he would do a bad thing for which he is not less accountable because anyone who knew he was a bad person could have seen it coming -"
"I've been with girls who just wanted to have a little bit of fun and not do anything that'd ruin their futures, and if I'd ignored them when they said to stop that would be my fault, because they decided to trust me and I decided not to betray that trust and if I had the fault would be the betrayal, not the trusting in the first place -"
"You know you can tell me to stop, right? And I will, always."