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Kir McLeod
I wasn't staring
Sun Nov 5, 2017 04:53

Kir rarely regretted his sorting. He liked Teppenpaw, and the qualities it represented, and he liked sharing a room with Sawyer, who was a really cool friend and someone he might not have otherwise been as close to. But he felt that it had been a close run thing for him between Teppenpaw and Aladren, and he was currently regretting the sorting potion’s ruling somewhat, over the very un-Aladrenish and unintellectual reasoning that it was where all the really hot girls in their year were. Well, most of the girls in their year were pretty nice looking actually, but Aladren contained the only female members of the species in their year who he thought likely to give him the time of day, as neither Amelia nor Zevalyn came from Pureblood families. And it was where Kit was who, whilst she came from that kind of family, he couldn’t fully give up hope on….

Even though the returning feast permitted mixing between the tables, he had chosen not to go and sit with the Aladrens. He thought it might be safer to play it cool. Potentially so cool that none of the girls actually noticed his existence, much less his interest. Although, if any of them happened to look over, they might have noticed his gaze drifting rather frequently over to the Aladren table…

He snapped to when he heard a voice beside him asking for a dish. As if it needed it, but to emphasise the point that he’d been miles away, it took him a moment of confused scanning their immediate surroundings to locate it.

“Um, here,” he smiled sheepishly, handing the requested dish over. “How were your holidays?” he added, hoping to divert attention from his diverted attention.

  • Returning FeastHeadmaster Brockert, Fri Nov 3 16:12
    Coming back to school after midterm was always a relief. The holidays were always jampacked with parties being crammed into a tiny two week space. It was a social whirl and Mortimer hated social... more
    • A Bird Fish?Parker Fitzgerald - Pecari, Fri Nov 17 03:49
      Parker felt glad to be back at school, or at least he thought so. It had been awkward at home. His parents seemed to be quiet because of a lack of knowing what to ask both of their sons, both back... more
      • Probably more on the bird sideIngrid Wolseithcrafte, Tue Nov 21 05:45
        Christmas had been a little strange. It had been getting quieter for years. Now that Barnabus worked, he wasn’t around for all the parties in the run up, but that was pretty normal by now. But now... more
        • Birds of a featherParker Fitzgerald, Thu Dec 7 09:21
          Parker always felt a bit awkward next to Ingrid for some reason. He felt like he was being held to some standard that he didn't fully understand. Still, she always seemed nice, and she had let him... more
          • Play Quidditch as a well bonded teamIngrid, Thu Dec 7 22:57
            “Maybe we can include it as a training exercise,” Ingrid agreed, when Parker mentioned how much fun a broomstick snowball fight sounded, and that they should do them at school. To her, it was one of... more
    • Coping.Lily Spencer, Wed Nov 15 02:30
      Lily slipped into her seat at the Pecari table, quieter than usual, hair tucked away under a cap and her coat still on. There were still bits of snow resting on her shoulders. She didn’t say anything ... more
    • Asking the usual questionsIsaac Song, Sat Nov 11 17:53
      Isaac loved the snow. He also loved Southern California, but he wished the four seasons were a little more apparent. On his annual snowboarding trip with his best friends, he had been a little... more
      • Potentially unusual answersKyte Collindale, Mon Nov 13 13:11
        “Yeah,” Kyte grinned, as the younger Pecari beside him talked of his excitement about the bonfire. “Fire is great. I love fire of all kinds.” This, perhaps, would have been a cause for concern to... more
        • Tell me moreIsaac, Mon Nov 13 15:33
          "Same here," Isaac replied. He remembered almost lighting his house up once at eleven because he was trying to build his own fire in the backyard. His mom didn't enjoy camping in the outdoors much... more
          • It's all pretty awesomeKyte, Mon Nov 13 17:43
            “Thanks,” Kyte grinned, when Isaac exclaimed that what he did was super cool. It was. He never got why Raine was so self-conscious about the whole thing. She was worried people would name call or... more
            • Sure sounds like itIsaac, Tue Nov 14 00:49
              "What sorts of tricks can you do?" he asked curiously. Isaac had never tried to learn how to juggle or do magic tricks on his own, but he thought it was super cool when someone else could do it. "I... more
              • “My main thing is stunt broomstick riding,” Kyte explained when Isaac asked about what tricks he could do, his mind already jumping away from the fact they’d been talking about the tricks going down... more
                • "Dude, that's dope." Isaac had stopped eating for a second to awe at his older housemate. Even though he liked to think of himself as pretty athletic, Isaac had never tried acrobatics or parkour or... more
    • Good moodJasmine Delachene, Wed Nov 8 14:12
      The sledding was exhilarating and she had enjoyed getting to know Tatiana better, but Jasmine was very glad to be inside again where it was, above all its other advantages, warm. She had changed into ... more
    • Trespassing (tag Georgia)Zevalyn Ives, Tue Nov 7 13:57
      OoC: I am making wild unsubstantiated assumptions about characters who are no longer active. If these prove to be false, I apologize. BIC: When Zevalyn first arrived at Sonora a year and a half ago,... more
      • Trespassers will be welcomedGeorgia Kirkly, Wed Nov 8 17:28
        If Zevalyn had felt uncertain about coming over, Georgia’s reaction should have dispelled her worries pretty quickly. As soon as it became clear that it was her that the Aladren was coming to see,... more
        • Georgia showed no hesitation in inviting Zevalyn to join her, and demonstrated no evidence of hard feelings that Zevalyn hadn't made much befriending effort until now. On the contrary, she seemed... more
          • Welcome to Teppenpaw. It's pretty huggy. Georgia, Tue Nov 14 16:53
            “I’m not sure… My mom didn’t go here, but she doesn’t share a lot of school stories,” she’d mentioned to Zevalyn before about how her mother, in spite of being a witch, had not really told her much... more
    • Keeping it realJozua Sparks, Tue Nov 7 12:25
      Jozua’s midterm was a bit surreal. While he’d been away, his parents had finished restoring the house after the summer’s explosion. Everything looked the same as it had before, except idealized... more
      • Adding some speculation.Joe Umland, Tue Nov 7 20:04
        Joe knew his siblings very well, so it had not come entirely as a surprise to him when Julian had taken the first opportunity to corner him and interrogate him about what he’d heard from their... more
        • half and halfJozua, Wed Nov 8 11:32
          Jozua shrugged, not really being on top of the habits of pregnant people. “She looked ready to bust before midterm,” he agreed, “she probably had it by now. But if she didn’t, she’s probably close... more
          • On traditions.Joe, Wed Nov 8 18:35
            Joe’s knowledge of American business practices was limited, so he shrugged and accepted Jozua’s proposition as possible. “Could be,” he said. “It sounds like it would work better for everyone.” Which ... more
            • on resolutions and green beansJozua, Tue Nov 14 10:18
              “No, not really,” Jozua denied the existence of any resolutions for either the new year or the remainder of his Sonora career. He considered the possibility of rectify the lack but couldn’t think of... more
              • On international cuisine.Joe, Wed Nov 22 20:41
                “In a manner of speaking,” admitted Joe when Jozua asked if he had jumped on the New Year’s Resolution bandwagon. “It’s not so much resolving to do something as to avoid doing something. There’s a... more
    • Looking forwards (tag a seventh year)Ginger Pierce, Mon Nov 6 12:45
      Ginger hurried into the Cascade Hall just in time to grab a seat before the Headmaster began his . . . greeting, she supposed was a better word for it than ‘speech’ was. In any event she only barely... more
      • With trepidation...Lauren Song, Sat Nov 11 17:40
        Lauren was already sitting in Cascade Hall when Ginger hurried inside. She smiled at her roommate before turning to pay attention to the Headmaster's very brief spiel. The weather outside was both... more
        • Me, too, a little bitGinger, Wed Nov 15 13:32
          Ginger nodded emphatically to close the circle of mutual agreement that this being their last Returning Feast was weird. For seven years, this had been a staple of her January, every bit as important ... more
          • The real world is scary!Lauren, Sun Nov 19 14:45
            The first day Lauren had walked into Cascade Hall, she had been a tiny eleven-year-old scared by all of these new people and afraid she wouldn't be able to find good friends to hang out with. She... more
    • Glad to be backDorian Montoir, Sun Nov 5 15:35
      After a Quebec winter, Dorian had had more than enough snow. Over the Christmas holidays, Matthieu’s range of torture expanded to include firmly compacted snowballs, snow down the back of his neck…... more
      • Me tooRuby Brockert, Sat Nov 11 19:34
        Ruby loved everything about the holiday season. The decorations and the food and time spent with family. She liked presents too, and received many lovely gifts. Fine clothing and jewlery. Perfumes... more
        • A Bonne FireDorian, Sun Nov 12 11:06
          “Bonfire… Bonne fire” he repeated, partly to himself, and then more brightly to Ruby. ”Bonne fire ” Bonne is ‘good’ in French,” he explained, in case she didn’t understand, “So, maybe I can remember... more
          • HopefullyRuby, Tue Nov 21 20:04
            Ruby nodded in agreement. "It's a large fire and it's supposed to be a good time. I'm not entirely sure what we do." Just because her grandfather was the Headmaster didn't necessarily meant she knew... more
            • Let's get planningDorian, Sat Nov 25 13:29
              Dorian could not think of much one would do at a fire either, except simply enjoy it, which to him sounded more than enough, and perhaps nicer than a fancy ball. He liked the way that flames danced.... more
              • To have fun?Ruby, Wed Nov 29 17:43
                "Oh good! I'm glad." Not that Ruby thought that Dorian didn't like Vlad, but she was glad to hear it anyway because she generally wanted people to get along and be happy. She nodded in agreement to... more
    • I wasn't staring — Kir McLeod, Sun Nov 5 04:53
      • The Teppenpaw invasion continues Ben Pierce, Wed Nov 8 10:47
        Ben loved being a Pecari, he got along with nearly all his housemates. Kyte was his best mate, and Tess could now cheerfully be classified as his girlfriend, and basically he had no reason at all to... more
        • His Teppenpaw diplomacy skills were coming in pretty handy. They had saved him from blurting ‘I wasn’t staring,’ when his attention snapped back from the Aladren table - an assertion that would have... more
          • It’s like a warm cozy fire at a ski lodgeBen Pierce, Wed Nov 15 12:31
            Ben nodded in understanding and acknowledgement as Kir talked about his holidays. They sounded pretty similar to his own, though Ben hadn’t been recruited for bell ringing this year, thank Merlin.... more
            • With hot chocolateKir, Sat Nov 18 06:17
              “Well, I’ll look forward to seeing you then,” Kir grinned, amused at Bel’s ruling on when Ben would be allowed to attend their New Year gathering. “That sounds fun. We’ve been all over. My dad and... more
              • And cookiesBen, Wed Nov 22 10:21
                Ben grinned back and agreed, “Absolutely,” to Kir’s encouragement to come to the Foundation’s New Years party when he was 21. He suspected he could probably cajole Bel to take him once he was... more
    • Falling back on old faithful Winston Pierce, Fri Nov 3 20:46
      Winston went right up to his room after getting off the wagon. He had seen enough snow at home in New Hampshire that the white blanket covering the Gardens held little appeal to him. He just wanted... more
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