Undecided on who to particularly agree with, as there were opposite views within the same spectrum now being presented, she stood silent, nodding her head any time someone spoke. She had noticed the appearance of Lucien, a boy she had met before, though she wasn't entirely sure as to where. Mentally cursing herself for her terrible memory, she could only bring herself to giving him a weak smile instead of a greeting.
Humming in thought, her mind began to play the devil's advocate once more. On one hand, Lucien had a point. Ben was probably stressed about all the attention, and she could only imagine he wished to lay low, not wanting a crowd coming together to defend him when right now, he faced little threats. And she noted that the general student body was insane if they ever believed that any professor would allow Ben to be in danger. As long as there were adults at this school, he was still safe. At least, so she assumed.
But she could also see why Rosie wanted to form this group to begin with. If Ben ever needed the reassurance that there was at least one person looking out for him, it could be found in this very room. It wasn't about who turned up, it was about those who cared about the situation at hand. Those who cared about Ben. Even if she had never met him formally before in her life, she could not deny her stance. It was not sympathy that she felt, as he needed none of that, but it was something stronger. She knew he had this, but if he ever needed a little defending, she would be right there with him, backing him up. There was no shame, she decided, in having people defend you. As long as there were people at this meeting, he was no alone, and maybe he needed that, whether he knew so or not.
Being a voice of reason, a middle ground somewhere, she decided to speak up when her thoughts had settled. "Lucien is right, Ben needs his space. But I also agree with Rosie, it is important that Ben has people on his side. In no way does he need 'protection', but a group of people who has his back wouldn't hurt. Low-profile supporters or something like that." She suggested, shrugging a little bit after she ended her thought. She then glanced at Rosie for approval.
I wanna watch the world burn
I got the gasoline