Walter Sparrow: Chapter 23. You can call me Fingerling. My real name is Walter. Walter Paul Sparrow. What you've read so far is not the whole truth. Much has been changed to protect the innocent... and the guilty. I once read that the only philosophical question that matters is whether or not to commit suicide. I guess that makes me a philosopher. You can say it was my inheritance. After my mother's death, my father couldn't cope. He didn't leave a not... just a number. That number followed me from foster home to foster home till college when I met her: Laura Tollins. I thought she'd help me forget my father's number. It was a mistake to think I could escape it. I loved her. And I thought she loved me. Until my father's number returned to haunt me. That fucking number... When I circled every 23rd letter of her note... it became clear. The number had gone after me. And now it wanted her. I was right. She was in danger. I just didn't realize the danger was me. What began as a suicide note, turned into something more. Much, much more.
Of course time is just a counting system... numbers with meanings attached to them.Walter Sparrow
Agatha Sparrow: You would never hurt anyone.
Walter Sparrow: [whispering in a dark, eerie, but calm voice] How do you know?
It's so absurd, even the color of his tie betrays him.Walter Sparrow
I could have died there on the street, but that wouldn't have been justice. At least not the justice father's teach their sons.Walter Sparrow
Suicide Blonde: ...I'm a bad person. I don't wanna make you bad.
Fingerling: You don't have that power.
There's no such thing as destiny. There are only different choices. Some choices are easy, some aren't. Those are the really important ones, the ones that define us as people.Walter Sparrow
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She had a face that was meant to smile.Walter Sparrow
We're in this together.Hermione Granger
Every great wizard in history has started out as nothing more then what we are *now*. If they can do it, why not us?Harry Potter
[Ron raises his fist in agreement]
We've got to be able to defend ourselves, and if Umbridge refuses to teach us how, we need someone who will.Hermione Granger