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Parker Fitzgerald
Someone I know!
Tue Aug 22, 2017 14:48
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Parker Fitzgerald walked into the great hall gawking, or at least that is what his mom would have called it. He stared straight up trying to take it all in. The ceiling felt as if he were standing in the middle of a grove in a forest, but the waterfalls coming down the walls made it feel like he was in a bathing pool somewhere.

The room was obviously inside, but also felt like it had taken parts of nature and brought it in. He was fascinated as he walked along holding the badge that Professor X had given him and was unclear of what it was for.

After he had taken the room in a bit he realized that everyone was separated into different tables that seemed associated with houses. Suddenly Parker remembered that Sullivan had told him he would have to drink something that turned you into your house colors. He immediately regretted eating that second plate of food after talking with Jasmine. He was a bit worried because from what he gathered he might throw up all he had eaten.

When he saw the first kid take the badge and dip it instead he was relieved. When he dipped his they turned brown and gold, he looked around the room and saw the table. Pecari, great! From what he knew about the house it seemed like it would be a good fit.

He looked to see if anyone else was a Pecari and saw Tatiana's badge was also brown and gold. Great! I already know someone! he thought. Then realized he might have to learn some Russian to talk more with her.

He walked over to Tatiana as the Headmaster called up people for Head Student badges and something called a Prefect badge. He wasn't sure what either of those meant, but he did notice that two of the other Pecari students went up, one of them being the Head Student.

Parker tilted his head slightly to the side, she reminded him of someone, but he couldn't place it. Another girl from his team was called up. Apparently Pecari girls were either great students or highly respected, thought Parker, either way it seemed to be a good house to be in.

Suddenly a page of music appeared in front of him. Parker sat back startled a bit and looked around. Other students were picking up the music or noticeably ignoring it. Parker looked at the words as people started to sing. It actually was quite a lovely song and he especially liked the last bit about even the desert blooms. It made him smile in a sad way, remembering the desert mountain side where his sister and parents were. He wasn't sure if his brother was still in the house or if he was at the military academy yet, but either way Parker was not sad about that.

After the singing everyone seemed to begin eating, and though Parker had eaten two plates of food, or closer to one and half, he put some more on his plate and turned to Tatiana next to him trying to go slow again.
"There's so much food." He felt there was no time like the present to learn a few words to communicate with her better, he held up what he thought was a chicken wing and asked, "How do you say chicken in Russian?"

  • On to my next challenge.Tatiana Vorontsova, Mon Aug 21 19:39
    Graceful carriage, Mama always said, was one of the most important traits a girl could cultivate. A sense of poise and refinement could distract the eye from any number of physical flaws, making... more
    • Someone I know! — Parker Fitzgerald, Tue Aug 22 14:48
      • Getting to know you better.Tatiana, Wed Aug 23 11:17
        So much food. Tatiana understood that well. ‘So much noun’ was one of the first constructions she had reliably mastered in English, as she used it to complain to Anton Petrovich about the existence... more
        • Siblings can be good ... or badParker Fitzgerald, Thu Aug 24 11:33
          "Currytsa", Parker said outloud trying to remember the word. He remembered that Jose enjoyed it when people made an effort to speak in his language. Jose said it made him feel welcomed. Parker felt... more
          • I think mine are all pretty good.Tatiana, Thu Aug 24 13:28
            Tatiana smiled kindly at Parker’s attempt to say ‘chicken.’ It needed more emphasis on the first syllable, but considering she was not the best at pronouncing words in his language, either, she... more
            • No Siblings here eitherParker, Fri Aug 25 09:52
              "Coritza" Parker said again. "Coritza"Parker repeated. Once his mom realized that Parker was not the sort to sit still for things he wasn't interested in learning about, she constantly talked about... more
              • That could be good or bad.Tatiana, Fri Aug 25 14:30
                No magic. Tatiana still could not get her head around that no matter how many times it was explained to her, kind of like all the extra words in English. How did people function with no magic?... more
                • Food MapsParker, Fri Aug 25 15:59
                  Parker heard where she lived and picked up Vole- something - aya and Dare something-a. He wasn't sure if that was a place that was somewhere he had learned about in class and missed, but he felt it... more
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