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Zevalyn Ives
Trespassing (tag Georgia)
Tue Nov 7, 2017 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OoC: I am making wild unsubstantiated assumptions about characters who are no longer active.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, she’d briefly shared a room with Madeleine Dautin before the French girl transferred to some French school that sounded like Blue Batons but which was, presumably, actually some French word with an x in it. (She knew it had an x in it, as she’d seen some papers with the school name written on them; she was only guessing it was a French word.) There had apparently been another girl named Arianna the year prior to that (but a different Arianna to the one that was still in Crotalus) but Zevalyn never met her. Then Madeleine left at midterm of Zevalyn’s first year, and since then, Zevalyn had the room of (nominally) fourth year Aladrens to herself, though she herself wasn’t technically a fourth year yet. It was, however, her final destination and she thought, by next fall, she might be close enough to the academic classification of her room assignment to finally count herself one of them. Certainly by the end of next year, Zevalyn planned to take her CATS with the rest of her actual age group.

The problem with all that meant she had very few people in her intended year that she knew very well. Now that she was finally taking classes with the current fourth years, she was also aware that Aladren didn’t even have any boys in fourth year. So even after the wagons began to arrive that afternoon, she had no close friends to catch up with, no roommate to help settle in after her break.

The Hall was fuller than it had been the last two weeks, but most of the people she knew from her House were only second years and Jen wasn’t exactly a scintillating conversationalist. So while she took a seat at her own table at first, mostly through habit, her eyes darted over the other tables as people took their seats and the Headmaster declined to give a speech.

Instead of filling her plate and staying at the Aladren table, she decided to get up and transplant herself to Teppenpaw instead. They were supposed to be friendly. She’d caught Kir’s eyes watching her briefly. Maybe feeling sorry for her that she was sitting all alone. The Teppenpaws would probably welcome her onto their turf, and Georgia had come to sit with Zevalyn on the Aladren side last January so it seemed only fair to return the favor.

She considered joining Kir, as they’d made eye contact earlier, but he had just looked away and started talking to his neighbor, so she chose a different person to approach. “Hi, Georgia,” she began, uncertainly, putting her hand on the back of a chair near the fourth year she considered more of a friend than most. This wasn’t really saying a lot. The near constant studying she was always doing didn’t leave a lot of room left over for socializing and right now, she was starting to regret her self-imposed isolation. Georgia had made an overture of friendship to her a year ago, and she hadn’t followed up on it nearly as well as she probably should have. “Mind if I join you?”

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    • Trespassing (tag Georgia) — Zevalyn Ives, Tue Nov 7 13:57
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