You make friends real quick
Fri Mar 10, 2017 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, but jumping in like that and asking personal questions was not okay - but the girl was an older student that Jen had seen at orientation, so she held back the frown and just looked, instead, wondering why she didn’t start Sonora in her first year like everyone else.

She continued the interruption by introducing herself, which riled Jen. Luckily, the girl claimed to be a muggleborn from near Phoenix, so Jen frowned at her potato instead of at Zevalyn. It must be tough to be a muggleborn, from what she knew about it from her Mom, and just how she imagined it must be to discover this whole hidden world. Also Jen lived near Phoenix, too. Still, interrupting was not cool.

Ryder at least answered Jen’s question (after answering Zevalyn’s), about his best friend being a Muggle. That was a part of the reason Jen didn’t have a best friend, or many friends at all, really. She sometimes thought it might be different if she hadn’t moved around so much and she knew the same Muggle kids her whole life. It was a bit sad, but then Ryder said something about a school incident that sounded interesting enough for Jen to want to hear about it. But then he said something about his skateboard.

By the time she had realized what he said, Ryder was already talking to Zevalyn again. No, no way was her only link to her only passion being passed over so easily. “Wait wait, back up,” Jen said, sitting up straight, clearly more affected by Ryder now than she had been at any other point so far. “You’re telling me you skate?” She had completely forgotten her meal by this point. A lot of Jen’s more negative feelings about coming to school had to do with not being allowed to bring her skateboard with her. “No way.” She had also forgotten about Zevalyn. “Seriously the only thing I’m gonna miss from home is my skateboard.” Maybe her Mom, but if her Mom hadn’t forbidden it, then Jen would have her skateboard with her at school.

  • 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 quick — Jen, Fri Mar 10 14:54
      • 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
            • Maybe for youZevalyn , Wed Mar 22 09:12
              After the earlier brush off and obvious interest both her Housemates had in skate boarding, she was uncertain whether or not declining Ryder's offer to teach her would result in being instantly... more
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