I've been at the Manor for quite some time now. At first making the switch from street life to manor life was hard. It's been far too long since I've seen a house-elf and nice warm bed sheets. Lucius has graciously given me the room closest to the kitchens, so that I can concoct potions in there if need arises. Nothing out of the ordinary has happened yet. I've heard wind that my godson has finally proposed to Pansy and that I'm invited to the wedding. Lucius and Narcissa are positively bustling with activity and planning over the news. I'm happy for him. I wish I could tell him this, but contact right now has to be limited.
I'm off to play another game of exploding snap with Lucius. I'm sure I'll win again. I've not established if he's feeling sorry for me and letting me win all of the time, or if all the time in Azkaban deteriorated his card-game skills.