At least the Lares didn’t pull pranks on everyone.
Machines? They are meant to do jobs not be pets. That does make me feel better.
They were a gift from Vulcan, and they might as well be pets. They act a lot like dogs, other than the fact that they’re metal and well, they don’t eat dog food.
I see why you had to fight to have them here if they attacked a student. How can you guarantee that? You did not expect them to attack anyone this time. How can you say it wont happen again.
I know my pets. Like I said, they are usually harmless cre- I mean automatons. They are machines, after all and they malfunction. Also, I am going to send them back to New Rome to get them fixed so you won’t see any of them for a week or so.
Grey Wind has never attacked a soul I have not told him to and I have to fight for him to be here! He has never been anything but kind to the students and yet they fear him and ask him to be removed. Explain how this is fair.
[closes eyes for a moment and takes a deep breath before opening them again] I fought to have my pets here, too, and even had to leave my pegasus behind. Aurum and Argentum only attack when threatened and the boy must have crossed them. I can guarantee you that it will never happen again, if that makes you happy.
Alright, that’s good. I just had to ask, and that’s probably not a bad idea. If too many accidents happen, the administration will probably start looking into things.
[nods] I can guarantee that there won’t be any future attacks from now on. I will keep an eye on Aurum and Argentum at all times, unless I am at class where I will just leave them in the dormitory.
That often? My wolf had to get special permission to come here because he could harm a student. Parents still complain about his presence every year I have to go through the same thing… and you have two dogs who attack children who tell white lies and nothing happens to them? You just fix them and everything is fine?
[sighs] Everything is fine. Dumbledore agreed to make me bring Aurum and Argentum and this is their first attack since I’ve got here. Nobody complained as they are usually quite nice and all. Also, yes, I do fix them and everything works out fine. It always does.
You let them attack a student! Do you not know how to control them?
My dogs only attack a person if they lie. They are usually quite peaceful, though, and I trained them to not attack people that often. I might have to get my dogs fixed again.
Fortunately, the boy only suffered a few cuts and bruises. He’s in the infirmary, though, which is quite unnecessary because I gave him ambrosia and it immediately heals wounds.
Well, is he alright? If your dogs are prone to attacking other students, you should probably keep them in the dorms when you’re not out walking them.
The boy is alright, yes. I gave him ambrosia though he’s in the infirmary. Well, I did train them not to attack people. I can assure you that it was just a malfunction and I will see that they get fixed immediately.
Someone was attacked?
Yes, someone from the Hufflepuff house, I guess? The boy was wearing yellow. He was a first year, or maybe second. He must’ve told a lie around my pet dogs.
What are you talking about?
Aurum and Argentum, my automated pet dogs. They attacked a student from that house…yes, Hufflepuff.