Skye stares up at the train with wonder. She's never seen anything so awe-inspiring, and she'd spent nearly two months living in Diagon Alley. This was something else.
Orion... does not look like he agrees with her assessment.
"You don't think so?"
"Protecting people is good, I guess," he says, "but -- if they can just attack people for some dumb reason and if anyone tries to stop them they'll be in trouble with the Ministry too -- that's scary."
"I don't think Moran would do that... but. Yeah, that is scary." She pauses. "I bought a lot of my books from Diagon Alley. Do you think Hogwarts would have more information?"
"My Uncle Stefan says the Hogwarts library is the best in the Wizarding World."
Orion seems slightly less certain of this, but nods.
"We're allowed to take out anything? My aunt never let me get a library card."
"I think there's a restricted section. We're probably not allowed to borrow them."
Orion nods seriously. "I don't think they'd -- want us reading everything."
"Do you think I would get into trouble if I asked for clarification?"
Juliet is confused. "No?"
"It might make them -- wonder why you're asking."
Skye looks at him, a little more aware of his situation. "Thank you."
"I could probably ask my daddy or one of my uncles to get anything you really want! If they won't let you have it at Hogwarts. Or if they don't have it, I guess."
"I wouldn't -- want to be caught with something we're not supposed to have --"
Juliet leans against him again. "Okay. But the offer is still there. Maybe I could buy it and you could come over to my house and read it. That way you won't get caught by any teachers."
"I don't think my aunt will let me go. But thank you."
"Not even if you said it was for school?"
Skye gives a surprised laugh. "That would give her decision even more weight. She doesn't like magic."
Orion blinks, and goes silent.
"Muggles are weird. Do you really have to live with them?"
"I don't have anyone else." She doesn't want to mention Miss Lupin. There's a reason she's living as she is, even if Skye doesn't know why yet. She thinks Miss Lupin would appreciate a little bit of secrecy.
You do now, Orion manages not to say.
"I bet we're related. Purebloods are all kinda related. I don't know much about the Potters, but."