Thinking of that mysterious mirror made her giddy. She had no way of knowing if it really existed of course, or if this was just another rumor about the castle, but then again there was proof that a real basilisk had lived in Hogwarts for almost a millennia, so she was inclined to believe Evelyn.
Emma's wish to see her family happy was reasonable. Perhaps one of them was sick, or the had been serrated. It was important to have one's family close to them, Valerie knew that. Luckily her family was close and loved each other dearly.
"If we find it..." she mumbled and thought about it would be she's liked to see. It was a hard question to be honest. Her hearts desire? To be respected, maybe. To prove to all those pure-blood supremacists that while she'd been raised the muggle way she could still beat them in anything she wanted to. Becoming a famous researcher sounded cool too, though that was only a vague idea. "I think I want to see myself excelling at Hogwarts, to make my family proud and become someone who is respected by everyone."
"Erised, Desire, of course," Valerie agreed with Emma. "Well, if it only shows desire, what harm can be done with it? Besides abusing it and losing touch with reality I don't think much bad could be done with it, to be honest. Anyway, should we go in?"
She pointed at the corridor, her finger only an inch away from the entrance.
“To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.”
- Sun Tzu