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Finn Scott
Another year, another start
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:34
46.218.37.42 (XFF: 10.139.70.229, 127.0.0.1)

Moving up into the intermediate class felt like an important thing to Finn. He’d be one of the youngest in his class again, but he would no longer be in the youngest class. He was growing up, and that was both scary and exciting.

Finn had enjoyed the summer. It was always nice to have time to recharge after a year at Sonora, and to see all his family again. He was very fond of his family, and missed them a lot during term time. The long summer had meant he could spend hours with his grandmother, talk with his grandfather, go riding with his cousins, and enjoy being in his own home with his parents. He’d also attended more social events than in previous years. The Scott family believed in letting their children enjoy their childhood, without being forced to act as a mini grown-up all the time, and so Finn’s parents had only slowly increased the amount of time he spent socialising. This meant that he had always been able to enjoy social events without feeling too much pressure.

Attending events also meant a chance to see Juniper. They weren’t at the same events particularly often, but even seeing each other occasionally was better than not seeing each other at all. Finn felt sad that Juniper had to go to events despite not liking them, which couldn’t be much fun for her. It was a situation he sympathised with, although didn’t entirely empathise with - despite being quiet, Finn did enjoy social situations, especially if he was acquainted with at least some of the people there. He found it nice to see people, and after two years at Sonora he was getting used to not having much alone time.

The last two years had made Finn very glad to be in Teppenpaw. He was sure that all houses had their advantages but, for him, being in Teppenpaw meant that he was able to be outgoing yet still quiet, shy but still confident, without having to be as bold as the Pecaris, intelligent as the Aladrens, or sure of himself as the Crotali seemed to be. Plus his two closest friends were in Teppenpaw. He hadn’t had too much chance to catch up with them yet, but that would happen in due course. In the meantime, there was a feast to enjoy!

“Could you pass me the potato salad, please?” Finn asked the person next to him on the Teppenpaw table, not wanting to be rude and reach across anyone. Manners were, after all, very important.

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