Oceans are difficult to contain
Tue Mar 7, 2017 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 expressions she chose as greetings. Also his name was Ryder, like that was a real and okay name to have. She guessed she couldn’t hold that against him, unless he’d by-passed whatever name he’d been given and chosen one for himself, but the odds did not support that theory. In an effort to not be scathing about every other word that he had uttered (it definitely wasn’t his fault that he good mood had evaporated in a split second, even if she wanted to blame him for it), the first year focused on his polite offer to pass any food she might want. “Thanks,” she said, and she looked around to see what was on offer, her black, rectangular-framed glasses bringing everything into sharp focus.

Honestly Jen really liked eating junk food. She hated fast food chains and their lack of respect for people or animals, but she would be completely lying if she said she liked anything better than a burger with fries. There was a lot of food on offer here, which helped to further raise her opinion of the school - she didn’t think she would starve at any point over the next seven years - and gave her a lot of options instead of the life-shortening burgers and fries. With a resigned sigh, Jen filled her plate with a baked potato, and loaded it high with grated cheese. She had a thin frame, that was not at all identifiable under her current layers of robes, hoodie and a t-shirt, but she ate a lot. She guessed she just had a fast metabolism or something.

Jen filled her cup with a juice of some sort that was bright red, as red as the kids being sorted into Crotalus House, and then remembered that she hadn’t really given much notice to Ryder. Ryder.

“My name’s Jen,” she finally said. She didn’t feel like sharing anything else, least of all her past residencies or current levels of excitement. She didn’t think she was outwardly demonstrating any signs of being excited, but since two people had asked her already, she could assumed it was a common theme for the other first years. Jen decided to indulge Ryder in his projected emotions. “Are you excited?” she looked up as she spoke, her choppy, brown hair bouncing annoyingly about her head as she did so.

  • 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... more
    • Oceans are difficult to contain — Jen, Tue Mar 7 15:13
      • 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
                    • Okay, less awkward, whateverJen, Wed Mar 22 05:35
                      He brought his board with him. Ryder had a skateboard, and he had it with him. Why did her mom hate her? Why? His skateboard was in his dorm room, right now. Jen's skateboard was in her bedroom at... more
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