One of the problems that Vinnie had was when she made a decision, but could not think of the proper words to express it. She had played out the scenario countless times in her head. She would meet with Sebastian in Professor McGonagall’s office. She wouldn’t be alone, of course. Professor McGonagall would be there and so would Professor Severus Snape. Sebastian would be seated to the right of Professor McGonagall’s desk, as he had been when she had first met him. She would stride towards him with purposeful, measured steps. He would rise from his chair, and say:
“Well, then Vinnie, my girl, what shall it be?”
Everything ground to a halt. She could not find the right words and she was angry at herself for failing. It wasn’t as if she hadn’t already made up her mind, or did not have enough time to think it over. She was simply stuck.
“I’ll just have to trust my instincts and