They are not prefects, but are pleased for her!
He scrapes enough money together for the test of the wards on a few square meters outside the house. Voltaic piles work as desired. He spends the rest of the summer camped out there experimenting.
She might notice that Minor is vaguely chattier around her and spends more time staring at her.
"Do I have something on my face?"
He is so, so ecstatically happy. And very annoyed when term starts and he has to abandon it for Hogwarts, where none of his experiments will work.
"I feel like at this point I can make as much progress at home if I'm willing to frequently bother Michael and Timothy. I am looking forward to seeing my friends more, though."
" - but you should've seen what I was in the middle of collecting data on!"
He has so so many notes! Indexed searchable notebooks full.
"I didn't want to take it slower!"
"I couldn't switch to gloves halfway through the experiment without compromising the scientific integrity of the results!"
"In a hundred years when electricity is really important you'll agree with me it was worth it!"
"I guess I could've thought of gloves in advance." He sighs and shakes his head. "O.W.L.s year. Michael says school went by really fast for him but I'm not really seeing it."
"You and Karen would've probably still ended up friends, right?"