There she is, Cathrine sighed in relief. She lifted up her bag that had been charmed waterproof, and one could see a tiny dark green monster gritting his teeth at the hand holding the handle.
"Hi, Michelle," she greeted the girl. "Ready to say goodbye? "
They had met a few times, twice in the Hogsmeade owl post office and once in Cathrine's home. By now, they... Well they weren't friends, but weren't strangers either.
At first Cathrine had no idea about Michelle's family, but a few letters later she had heard more than she wanted to know. As a former Rawenclaw, her first choice to ask was her former head-of-House, old Filius Flitwick. The tiny one had outlined the Binx family to her, and in the same letter he gave his word never to mention anything to Severus Snape, current head of Slytherin.
They met on the path to the lake, little Jiminey splashing the water in the bag excitedly. His once broken fingers were almost good as if they had never been hurt.