Ryder Knight
I would like it even more if the waterfalls were an ocean.
Sun Mar 5, 2017 23:31

While brushing off his uniform robe and dragging the back of his skater shoes on the ground, Ryder made his way into Cascade Hall with the rest of his new classmates. Soon he would learn which house he was going to spend the next seven years in. Ryder did not have much of a preference as to where he would like to be sorted. He was just happy to belong somewhere. Public school had been pretty unbearable at times, and if it had not been for his best friend’s reminders as to why he needed to hang in there, Ryder probably would have done something to get himself expelled.

Steve Mertz and his gang of misfits (at least that is what Ryder and his best friend Lexi referred to them as) made every day a new adventure in the land of torture. At least what was torturous to an eleven year-old. They stole Ryder’s book bag and threw it in the toilet, put glue on his sandwich when he walked away to get a spoon, and pushed him into his locker. The last straw, however, was when Steve broke Ryder’s new skateboard in half by hitting it repeatedly off of a cement wall. The same incident led to Ryder leaving public school for Sonora when his magic manifested during his rage.

Ryder scoffed just thinking about Steve and his stupid shaggy red hair, but pulled himself out of the past long enough to drink from the goblet and watch his hands turn blue. Aladren was his new home then. He hoped there weren’t any uppity purebloods in that house, or at least the kind that tried to act better than everyone.

Ryder pushed his worries and recollections aside, and took a seat at the Aladren table. He checked out the spread of food and nodded. So far, Sonora had been pretty impressive with its food arrangements. He was about to grab a sandwich when he happened to glance at a girl seated near him. He recalled seeing her earlier that day, but hadn’t spoken with her yet. She smiled at him, so he assumed that she wouldn’t mind him introducing himself.

“Hey” he began, “My name is Ryder. I am from California. I guess we are housemates.” He smiled at her and placed a sandwich in his plate. “Are you excited to be here?” He paused for a moment. “Oh, uh, let me know if you would like me to pass you any food that is near me.”

  • Waterfalls in the DesertJen White, Fri Mar 3 15:58
    As the tour concluded, Jen fished out her uniform robe from the small satchel she’d kept with her through orientation. It was relatively neat thanks to her Mom’s charmwork, and Jen tried not to feel... more
    • I would like it even more if the waterfalls were an ocean. — Ryder Knight, Sun Mar 5 23:31
      • Oceans are difficult to containJen, Tue Mar 7 15:13
        Wow, it seemed like her smile had been interpreted as an invitation for the other blue kid to keep talking and not stop. Jen was definitely going to have to be more careful about which facial... more
        • That's the beauty of it.Ryder, Tue Mar 7 21:43
          Ryder blinked at Jen while patiently waiting for her to say more in response to the questions he asked her, but alas she just thanked him, gave her name, and asked him the same question she left... more
          • Hard to keep in a school, thoughJen, Thu Mar 9 05:41
            Jen frowned; either Ryder didn’t like her not voicing her excitement, or he’d talked to other people already that day who also didn’t wish to express excitement. He didn’t seem at all impressed by... more
            • Zevalyn's head was spinning from everything she had seen on the tour. It wasn't even just the big things, either. Obviously the potions room looked . . . incredible, she supposed was a good word, as... more
              • You, my new friend, are missing out. Ryder, Thu Mar 9 22:11
                Ryder was pleasantly surprised that Jen decided to at least humor him and answer his questions. “Beet and cherry juice huh? Sounds...tasty?” He chuckled a bit. “I like cherry alright, but I am not... more
                • You make friends real quickJen, Fri Mar 10 14:54
                  “Are you a muggleborn, too?” a girl asked out of nowhere. Jen glanced at her, preparing to frown disapprovingly in her direction - so maybe her conversation with Ryder hadn’t exactly been private,... more
                  • This is awkwardZevalyn, Fri Mar 10 21:05
                    Not a muggleborn. Zevalyn felt a small rush of disappointment, and it showed on her face, but she consoled herself with the information that he at least knew - and was best friends with - a muggle,... more
                    • Trying to make things less awkward...Ryder, Sun Mar 19 22:45
                      While Ryder was waiting for Zevalyn to respond to him, Jen seemed ecstatic about his reply and began asking questions about skating. Zevalyn raised her eyebrows at him, which left Ryder in the... more
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