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    The explosions, punching, shouting, all the exciting stuff, that comes later. Offscreen. Before that, there's quiet. And emotions.

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    It was Mrs. Figg who suspected first.

    She noticed many things, sitting on her side of her fence with her cats chasing butterflies and nuzzling her ankles, Mundungus and the other watchers dropping by for tea now and then.

    Mrs. Figg noticed that Petunia was a nosy bit of work with insecurities hanging from her every harsh angle. She noticed when Dudley learned the word MINE-- the whole neighborhood noticed that one. She noticed that Vernon glared at owls.

    She noticed that when Petunia gave Harry a truly horrendous haircut one year, it grew back in at a normal rate. Harry was uneven and weird-looking for ages, hiding under beanies when he could.

    When Mrs. Figg had Harry over for carefully miserable afternoons of babysitting, she noticed nothing moved that shouldn't. He didn't accidentally make flowers out of fallen leaves, or levitate anything during tantrums, or turn toys funny colors.

    Mrs. Figg called up her mother, interrupting the wizarding bridge game she was winning against the nursing home staff, and asked her how she had known, decades back, that her youngest daughter was a squib.

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    17 Jun 2017

  2. Public Bookmark 21

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    “Wait,” says Beverley. “Are you going to actually talk about something you’re feeling? Are you even allowed to do that? Doesn’t it break some sort of code?”

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    5 Jun 2017

  3. Public Bookmark 39

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    “But what if he’s not interested?” Peter asked.

    Beverley groaned. “I cannot emphasize enough how that’s not my fucking problem.”

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    4 Jun 2017

  4. Public Bookmark 18

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    Stephanopolous nominates Nightingale for the ice bucket challenge. Peter's day just improved drastically.

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    4 Jun 2017

  5. Public Bookmark 45

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    Telepathy – in the sense of somebody reading your thoughts – is not, so far as Nightingale or I or any other Newtonian wizards I’ve met to date are aware, a real thing.

    That wasn’t much consolation right now.

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    3 Jun 2017