Mum cooked an excellent lunch today. All our favourites. Harry actually came down from his room, but only to eat. As soon as he finished, he moped back upstairs without a word. I'm planning on talking to him real soon. I can't bring myself to it, though. I know it sounds weird, Diary. I mean.. it's Harry. He's like a brother to me, and I know I can tell him anything.
Just not this. It seems to important to him. I don't want to force him to talk about it until he's ready. Although, I feel like if I don't do something soon, it's going to eat him up from inside. I miss the old Harry. The one we all loved. The one who gave us hope when we were in danger. The one who assured us everything was going to be alright.
Without Harry, our world could just.. end. As Ron would put it, we're all just pawns on a chessboard, waiting to be taken over by the
Dark Lord King. As much as I hate it, I have to agree.
Moving on to less depressing things, Mum went ahead and began on dinner when the tables were all cleared. An excellent woman, Mum is. Cooks delicious meals, I might add. I sat around reading some of Gilderoy Lockhart's old books. Hermione and Ron were deep in conversation about.. something. I didn't want to intrude. Already I feel like I'm an annoyance just sitting across from them. They would never tell me that, of course. Wouldn't want to hurt my feelings, I'm sure.
Percy actually came down for dinner. He's quite the busy one. At least he's more relaxed now, and I really like that. It's great having the 'New-Percy' around - as Fred of George call him. Speaking of the Dynamic Duo, they've been running around like mad all day, looking for charm books and such. Won't tell me what it's about.. I'm sure if Mum knew, she'd have their wands. It's all very "hush-hush" they say. .. Harry stayed up in his room for dinner, and there's talk of Hermione going to visit her parents. I hope she does. Poor Muggles, having no idea what's going on. It must be horrible. .. Being a Muggle, I mean. Imagine.
Late school shopping. Nothing new. The day before school starts is what Dad is saying. It's going to be great having Percy come back to school with us.. even if he is going to be teaching.