Just one question: Slughorn said that he was "just putting the finishing touches to my upholstery" as Dumbledore and Harry enter. The only reason that he had this time was because Dumbledore and Harry apparated a 2-3 minute walk away. If the Death Eaters had managed to apparate closer, could they have taken him by suprise? Also, surely his charm cannot have been set up to catch everyone walking past, given that he lived in a residential area, so was it the act of apparating that caused the charm to be triggered? If so, what if the Death Eaters walked (unlikely, to be fair) into the area? Any thoughts? Rinzler (Talk·Contribs) 19:31, March 9, 2015 (UTC)