Today is gone and I'm the only light that you see.
You need someone. I know all you needed was me. Everyday we wake, if it takes too long,
Just tell me something new. Forget about the sunshine...
The wind blew few strand of hair free from Minerva's bun and she blew then out of her face impatiently. It was a beautiful evening, with a gentle breeze rushing through the trees as the sun set on Hogwarts.Too beautiful, Minerva thought, to stay inside. And so she decided to take a walk around the grounds to enjoy the fresh air. She knew pretty soon the winter would grab hold and she would be stuck inside huddled by her fire.She shivered unhappily as she thought of the cold and the winter to come. Just as she rounded a corner, Minerva caught sight of Esme Darling brooding by the lake.
For a fleeting second indecision caught her, but she quickly wrestled it away and began walking towards the professor. He looked much too unhappy to be left alone and if some poor unaware student should happen to catch him in a bad mood... well Minerva was going to try to fix his foul mood. She reached him, not trying to hide any noise she might have been making, but he still didn't notice her approach. Too lost in his own thoughts, Minerva guessed, to pay attention to anything else. She cleared her throat and Esme looked up in surprise. Minerva smiled and eyed him thoughtfully.
"Good Evening, Esme. Mind if I join you?"