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Jasmine Delachene
Good mood
Wed Nov 8, 2017 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 her warmest clothing just to ward off the chill that had set into her, and gotten a mug of hot chocolate more to absorb its ceramic warm into her fingers and breathe in its steam than to actually drink it (though she did that, too).

She made it into the Hall with some time to spare. She gave a wave to her Uncle Daniel, and smiled at Professor Xavier, who she assumed was responsible for the sledding adventure she’d recently had, then took a seat at the Crotalus table.

Soon enough another student sat down nearby and she smiled warmly (everything was better warm tonight) at them and greeted formally, “Hello, welcome back.” She had no idea who did or didn’t stay at the school over break, so until told otherwise, she was just going to assume everyone had gone home, as this was the only choice she could imagine making in that regard. “Was your holiday pleasant and wasn’t that snow in the Gardens today wonderful!”

She wondered idly if maybe her hot chocolate had been laced with a cheering charm, but then dismissed the thought. It was all good. She’d had a great time at home and a great time sledding. She was allowed to be happy and show it.

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