"Well, we'd better get back. Very nice to have met you all. Neville, put that wrapper in the bin, she must have given you enough of them to paper your bedroom by now."
-- Augusta Longbottom (OP23)
On Christmas day, Neville and his Gran visit Neville’s parents in St Mungos. While there, Harry, Ron, Ginny, and Hermione happen to visit the same ward and are surprised to learn the truth about Neville’s parents – that they were tortured to insanity by Bellatrix and her cronies and that they now do not recognize him. Neville is embarrassed to have his friends learn about his mom and dad, but his Gran tells him to be proud of what they sacrificed in the war against Voldemort. As he is leaving, Neville’s mother timidly steps forward and offers him a Droobles Best Blowing Gum wrapper, which he takes and pockets, saying “Thanks, mom.”
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