You immediately regret your haste when Cormac MacLaggen’s back suddenly looms ahead of you. He turns; you see that he’s gripping a beater’s bat, though he holds it awkwardly.

“Parvati!” he says, but it’s more out of surprise than malice. “Glad to see another Gryffindor in this hellhole.”

You shift uneasily, swallowing against your fluttering heartbeat. “Cormac, I don’t want to--”

“Me neither,” he finishes. “Alliance?”

He doesn’t offer you a hand--he’s still holding onto the bat for dear life--but his face looks open.

Should you:
A.) Create an alliance
or
Dodge him