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this is serious business, mad at you

June 2007

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this is serious business, mad at you

My mum sent me an owl this morning. Apparently, she went to Diagon Alley. How she managed that, I don't know, but I learned a long time ago that my mother was off. Very off.  

I've had it sitting on my desk and haven't read it all day, because I don't really care.

But I bet if I don't reply, she'll just send another one...

So, my cousin's getting married. Which must be the biggest news in our family of the year. I don't even know what she thought she'd accomplish by telling me, anyway. I wouldn't go even if there was some kind of monetary payment involved.


Anthony, are you all right?
Perfectly fine, Mandy. Never been better.
That's not working.
I know it isn't. Figured I might as well give it a try anyway.
So what is wrong?
I've narrowed it down to two possibilities. It's either the fact that my mother would bother going through the trouble to tell me about my cousin's engagement, or the fact that she actually expects me to go to the wedding. Don't I prove it enough that I don't want to be around them?

I don't know which is worst.
Why wouldn't your mother tell you about your cousin's engagement? Anthony, I know you don't get along with your family, but they can't be that bad... My mother's not even that bad.
It's not really that simple, Mandy.
Well, you're not telling me what's so complicated about it.
Well, I would if I could. I just...can't.
Well, you know we're always here for you. You keep too much to yourself sometimes.
Yeah. I know.