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Yeah, the Aurors would catch up with us sooner or later.
Sun May 28, 2017 11:52

Amelia nodded her agreement as Cleo remarked on how difficult it was to believe they were in the middle of the desert. “I know,” she said. “I just wish we could do something like...whatever’s going on my house to keep out the heat in the summer.”

She caught herself short of rambling her way through her next thought, which was that, well, on the other hand, the magic did apparently have its downsides. As far as she knew, the thing that had happened in Lionel’s first year had never happened to the school before, but it had still been quite a thing. Lionel maintained that Alicia had gone about half-crazy before that year had ended, and Amelia hadn’t missed the fact that Sonora now took gardening seriously, seriously enough that Herbology had been routine vegetable-gathering before Halloween this year. Amelia had enjoyed that, but she had a really hard time imagining Alicia digging around in a garden at all, never mind enjoying it.

Amelia wasn’t entirely sure what an allotment was, but nodded along with that bit and decided to make an educated guess based on the mention of digging up winter vegetables. “I guess so,” she said when asked if it got easier, coming back and leaving the family. “I don’t think the time difference is as bad as it was last year, anyway. I nearly fell asleep in my soup at my first Feast.” And her second. And she had felt sort of cruddy this year, actually. The one she was at now was probably the least bad she’d felt at a Feast, but the nap she’d taken between arriving at school and coming down for the Feast could have had something to do with that, putting off the inevitable until in the morning. “Your family has a shop? That’s cool. What kind is it?”

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    • Yeah, the Aurors would catch up with us sooner or later. — Amelia, Sun May 28 11:52
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