Karen is informed by owl that she's a prefect. She writes her friends about that, of course.
An hour later finds him crying in the Ravenclaw common room.
"- what happened are you okay -"
"I asked Miranda out. She said no."
"...why would she do that -"
"Presumably because she does not want to go out with me."
"Right sorry I don't mean to rub it in just did she give a reason -"
"No. - you could ask her for me - in case it's something I could change -"
"Yeah - I'll - go do that -" She hugs him.
She runs off.
Miranda's pensively sitting in a corner of the library hugging Cricket.
"Hey can I talk to you alone?"
"Yeah, all right." She puts down her cat and picks up her bag. They go to an empty classroom.
"- so um, why did you turn Minor down -"
"It's - not a thing I talk about -"
"Can I, um, can I guess is that okay -"
"Um - I - am almost sixteen now and still don't - I - um this is hard to say jump in any time if I'm on the right track - I always sort of figured one of the two of us would wind up with Minor it's just obvious but, but I don't want him myself or anything, not really, it - boys smell wrong - I keep having dreams about the time I got out of the lake and - do you -"
"- oh, Karen, I -"
"That's not it, I'm sorry, I hate today, I'm so sorry. - I still like you and everything it's okay you don't have to wish you never told me it's fine it's just that's not -"