“Are you going to Gran’s today?” Lily looked at James hopefully.
James grunted, “No. I’m going to Garrett’s.” When he saw that she was about to speak, he added, “You’re not going.”
“Whyyyyyy?” she whined.
“Because you’re a barnacle. No one likes barnacles, Sis.”
Without another word, James Flooed away, leaving Lily wondering what a barnacle was, why they were hated, and why her brother hated her at all.
Moments later, Harry strolled into the kitchen.
“Daddy, what are barnacles?”
“Creatures that cling to the sides of boats.”
“Are they bad?”
When Lily burst into tears, Harry shouted, “James!”