Harold had no idea what to say. He was thoroughly confused as Rose was dragging him back outside - he thought she'd said that she'd seen herself in the hedge maze, rather than the both of them, and his first instinct was to try to find out more, anything at all, about what was going on around here.
So far all he'd been able to work out is that the only reason they'd gone back in time... was because she'd seen them, and because he'd tracked that someone had moved in time.
It was difficult for him to think through it while they were headed through the hedge maze - small wonder he was distracted enough to go the wrong way through the maze.
Rose had led them back to where they needed to be and...
She'd kissed him.
And he had no words, he just stood there, staring at her, mouth agape, utterly bewildered. She'd said that the loop was complete, everything she'd seen played out as it had, so that was that.
But she'd kissed him? What, exactly, in the blazes did that mean?
He was all in a spin trying to work out what any of it meant. His mouth flapped a bit like some deranged human version of a chicken clucking - only quieter - such was his confusion. Time travel like this was something that always left him on edge because it had such potential to go very awry.
She... had kissed him?
When he could finally put some words together, he spluttered, "What the devil was that about?"
They'd need to complete the loop shortly just to round things off, but other than that, this evening had been a frightful waste of time. They'd come here, they'd learned nothing, Rose had been spooked by someone she'd rather not deal with... though he had to admit the dance wasn't a complete disaster.
Not that there would be much chance of that happening again. Not now. He thought he'd known where they stood with each other but now he had no idea, and frankly wanted nothing to do with any of it.
Coming to this ball had been a mistake. Probably so had coming to Hogwarts, but what was done, was done. He'd see the year out and consider going somewhere else. Perhaps back to the family pile for a bit. Maybe even see his brother for once.
"Come on, we just need to complete the loop and get back to quite where we started, then I rather think we should go home." Under his breath he added, not entirely politely, "Separately."