Hogwarts was supposed to be one of the safest places in the world. How could any intruders get in, let alone a troll? Wouldn't someone have noticed?<p>
Kimball couldn't waste his time with trivial questions as he tried to come down from a panic attack. As he sat on the edge of his bed trying to become calm, the trajectory of his thoughts somehow managed to travel back to his family -- his brother and sister, his parents who were drifting apart... He thought about how much pain they were all in with what their family was going through, and he wondered, almost existentially, whether anyone would actually care if something happened to him.<p>
Well... Cedric did. And that helped. It helped a lot.<p>
"Huh? he replied, looking up. Ced said that he might have hurt his ears, and Kimball felt very sad. "I'm sorry... I'm so sorry." He put his face in his hands and tried to breathe deeply. "I've been really on edge lately..." He looked up at his friend with sad eyes and apologized again. "Can I get you some ice or something?" His voice sounded sad, and defeated.