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Lily Spencer
This is rather unexpected.
Sun Jan 28, 2018 03:48
2600:1700:42c0:6bb0:98f3:bbb2:d8fc:8705

This was the first year Lily arrived at Sonora without her siblings, but she felt comfortable. She loved visiting her brothers and sister whilst in England and family holidays, but she had established her own niche at Sonora. It didn’t feel lonely; at least not as lonely as it first had years prior.

The sweetness of the summer lingered as she rode the wagon halfway across the country after meeting it in New York. She would be turning fifteen soon, in November, and this year she felt more grown-up. After experimenting with a slightly more feminine wardrobe last year, she had decided to go back to her fluffy pixie cut and buttoned shirts. She still didn’t have a very noticeable bust, and she hoped it would stay that way.

The noise in Cascade Hall greeted her like a familiar friend and she sat down at the Pecari table. She saw Jozua across the way and felt a bit awkward. She’d sat next to him at almost every Opening and Returning Feast, but today she wanted to keep her distance. She didn’t know what it was, but her fling over the summer hadn’t felt right. It had been fun and sweet, but brief. At first she'd felt guilt, but later something else she couldn’t really understand or explain. Lily let her gaze linger on Jozua for a bit before turning to glance at the first years. They were so small, and whilst she hadn’t grown more than twelve centimetres over the past few years, she was at the very least taller than all of them.

The Headmaster made his usual announcements and she kept one ear open as she observed Jozua again. Belatedly, she realised that her name had been called by the old wizard and she looked up to see three other fifth-year witches making their way to the front. She scrambled up and joined them, looking with shock at the Prefect badge that was handed to her. Of all of those in her house and year, they had chosen her? It had to be some kind of joke. She glanced at the rest of her classmates and smiled at them in muted congratulations. She was pleased that they’d chosen all witches this year, but she felt sorry that she wouldn’t be with her best mate.

If she couldn’t believe it, it was highly unlikely her family would believe she’d been made a blooming Prefect.

Delighted, Lily returned to her seat. She was the third out of her four siblings to become a Prefect – not that there was much competition this year – but it was an achievement to be proud of nevertheless. She was in the process of pinning the badge to her robes when the headmaster declared a ball was going to be the event this year. She couldn’t help but glance at Jozua again. Would he ask her, or would it be a reprise of their first year? If, of course, they decided they wanted to go together.

Lily sang the school song – she knew it by heart now – and picked her favourite dish of chicken pie and mash. She looked around the table for some chili powder – spicy foods had become a recent obsession – and finally spotted it out of her reach. “Sorry, but could you please pass me the chili powder? Cheers. How was your summer?”

  • Opening FeastHeadmaster Brockert, Fri Jan 26 09:51
    The school year was not off to the best start. First day back and they were already having problems with a student. Worse, they had an issue with a parent . Andrew James, the father of a student... more
    • Idle speculation Jasmine Delachene, Tue Feb 6 10:06
      Jasmine was a second year now and Sonora was turning out reasonably well. She still didn’t have the equivalent of the Ladies that her mother had manage to gather around her, but she had Peyton as a... more
    • Zzzzz....Wu Peizhi, Sat Feb 3 20:28
      She did not wish to talk about summer. Wu was quite grateful to be back at Sonora, although knowing it was her final time was a bit stressful. That meant her adulthood was ahead of her, and she felt... more
      • Hey there sleepyhead Georgia Kirkly, Sat Feb 3 22:08
        Summer had been interesting. There had been the mall boy. The one who called her cute. And she, Georgia Kirkly, chubby and generally not one of the cool kids, had kissed him. She couldn't wait to... more
    • I can do this, I can do this…Masha Adin, Fri Feb 2 18:50
      Masha followed the rest of the kids to the hallways and into the huge room. Suppressing the need to turn and dash she took one shuddery breath. I can do this. Those few simple words became her mantra ... more
      • You absolutely canHeinrich Hexenmeister, Fri Feb 2 20:32
        Heinrich had stumbled through his first encounter with English-speaking Americans. He thought he’d done well enough and Nathaniel had even complimented Heinrich’s own ability to speak the language.... more
        • You probably don’t want to eat thatMasha Adin, Sun Feb 4 15:24
          Masha tried not to flinch when the boy sat next to her. It wasn’t so much that he was a boy but more that she saw him talking to other kids. She assumed he is a chatty type and she was not in a... more
          • You are probably rightHeinrich Hexenmeister, Sun Feb 4 19:48
            The girl blushed when he addressed her, and for a second he thought maybe she was shy and wouldn't respond at all, but then she did. She had an accent that he didn't think was German but it seemed... more
            • I don’t know that much about foodMasha Adin, Wed Feb 7 12:38
              Masha looked while boy carefully pushed the Indian dish to the edge of the plate. At least she did help a little bit. It appeared that he didn’t like hot food any more than she did. "Danke," That... more
              • We have that in commonHeinrich Hexenmeister, Sat Feb 10 09:13
                His very first thought when the other first year spoke and said something completely incomprehensible was that it couldn't possibly be even English. Much of English was incomprehensible to him, but... more
                • What now?Masha Adin, Tue Feb 20 15:37
                  The boy thanked Masha and then he said: "I am from Germany," Germany! A country in Europe. I don’t know anything about Germany! Masha was starting to panic. The only bit of good news was that the boy ... more
    • Dodged that curseJozua Sparks, Tue Jan 30 10:55
      Jozua had headed up to Teppenpaw from the wagons. In his second year, he had tried to find Lily during the first year orientation, but he assumed she must have spend that time catching up with her... more
      • Joe loved his family, but after this summer, he was grateful to be away from them. For one thing, Europe really had been too much togetherness, at least with that group of people – William had been... more
        • Jozua blinked with complete incomprehension, having no idea what Joe was going on about regarding genetic inclinations towards herbology. He glanced in question toward their Head of House, but... more
          • What, the possibility of Head Boy?Joe , Thu Feb 1 15:32
            For one brief happy moment, Joe and Jozua had been on the same page, and then Jozua started talking crazy talk. Joe looked at him with his head slightly tilted, puzzled. Was he serious, or – Oh! He... more
            • Maybe the Quidditch Try-OutsJozua, Thu Feb 1 18:54
              “Oh dear Merlin,” Jozua cursed as he stared at the offered badge in horror. “Somebody on staff did think I was responsible and competent to interact with other students.” But he snatched the badge... more
              • Drama seems more suited to a game.Joe, Sun Feb 4 15:24
                For a moment, Joe thought Jozua might do something truly unusual and actually turn down an offered promotion – something even John, who had clearly been in no mental state to do any of his jobs in... more
    • Trying to find my homeParker Fitzgerald, Tue Jan 30 10:15
      Parker had spent the summer mostly with William at the Washoe Tribal Centers as it's were he felt the most... at home? His mother and father were still at a loss for words about the revelations that... more
      • Take some advice from a wise older studentKyte Collindale, Sun Feb 4 06:46
        Kyte had had a great time catching up with his roommate and best bud before the feast, but he couldn’t exactly say he was sorry when it was time to quit the dorm room and head downstairs to an almost ... more
        • Age and Wisdom aren't synonyms but go onParker Fitzgerald, Thu Feb 8 20:30
          Parker looked up from his plate as the boy next to him reached across to grab something. It reminded Parker that there was food in front of him. His mother had told him about needing to eat certain... more
    • Any other new Pecaris?Michael DiCaprio, Sun Jan 28 21:34
      Michael had never been the quiet type—far from it, actually. He liked being known as the chatterbox even though he knew it was supposed to be an insult. But this, this was something totally... more
      • Yes.Beau Tate, Thu Feb 15 23:21
        Beau stood with the other first years, looking a tad bit bored. The tour and orientation had seemed like one massive info dump that he just didn't need. His sister went here, his mother had gone... more
        • Thought I was the only one for awhileMikey, Tue Feb 20 23:36
          Mikey was able to keep a straight face when his new roommate introduced himself. Beau was the weirdest name he'd ever heard for a guy. The only Beau he knew was his neighbor's female dog. She was... more
    • Well, this was unexpected.Nathaniel Mordue, Sun Jan 28 12:11
      When Nathaniel first saw his badge turn yellow, his first thought was remarkably calm: Well. That was unexpected. Sylvia had thought they both ought to be in Crotalus, and since she was very proper... more
      • Come mix with the ruffiansKir McLeod, Sat Feb 3 21:02
        Kir’s summer had been relatively uneventful although very enjoyable. He’d interned at his parents’ charity, helped with fundraising, and gone on camping for week with his parents and his little... more
        • I’m not sure Sylvia will allow it.Nathaniel , Sun Feb 4 15:29
          Kir McLeod did not think they needed to stand on ceremony, but Nathaniel noticed he had a pin with what appeared to be his surname on it. The word foundation made Nathaniel slightly wary –... more
          • But Sylvia isn't hereKir McLeod, Wed Feb 7 06:51
            “I don’t think so,” Kir replied, when Nathaniel said that his cousin planned to ‘sort this out.’ He tried to not immediately jump to the conclusion that said cousin was a spoilt little brat. He... more
            • I'm not sure that bothers her too much.Nathaniel, Wed Feb 7 11:29
              I don’t think so . Nathaniel’s eyes widened a little, as though he could not quite believe what he was hearing. Of course he could – Sylvia usually got what she wanted, but not always, nobody always... more
              • Ouch. What kind of family raised kids to believe that one of them was more important than the rest? Well, mental Pureblood ones, obviously, which was part of the reason why his family’s foundation... more
                • “No, not at all,” murmured Nathaniel politely when Kir commented that Teppenpaws didn’t sound like too terrible a group to belong to. He did, however, frown slightly upon hearing that Teppenpaw had a ... more
                  • HmmmKir, Wed Feb 14 07:56
                    “Well, true,” he acknowledged, when Nathaniel pointed out that there were some people who were more important, like prefects. “I guess some people get given an important job to do, and then that... more
    • This is rather unexpected. — Lily Spencer, Sun Jan 28 03:48
      • Really? How much attention have you been paying?Ingrid Wolseithcrafte, Thu Feb 1 06:10
        It was quite lucky that the start of term was distractingly busy. Summer had definitely been... interesting. She was rather smitten with a certain someone, and the fact that Theodore obviously didn’t ... more
        • I'm particular about what I notice.Lily, Sat Feb 3 23:38
          "It was interesting, to say the least, but in a good way. I went to a few parties my Muggle friends invited me to and met someone. Firstly, I admit I've never been to parties that weren't proper, but ... more
          • “Lily Spencer!” Ingrid gasped, as Lily told her about her summer, “Are you serious?” she asked. She couldn’t believe how casually Lily was just dropping the fact that she’d been to Muggle parties.... more
            • I blame youthful passions.Lily, Wed Feb 7 18:03
              It was certainly not proper to be seen hanging about Muggles, but Lily took pride that she wasn’t from such a high-profile family that pure-bloods waited thirstily for some sort of scandal to pounce... more
              • Chance would be a fine thingIngrid, Wed Feb 14 07:47
                Eek. So Lily had secrets. Secrets she now wanted Ingrid to keep. That wasn’t exactly hard – Ingrid had a limited number of people she could tell, and she wasn’t really all that gossipy, unlike a lot... more
                • Unlike the Muggle girls Lily had spent time with during the summer, she felt a stronger camaraderie with the older witch. Sharing a magical background made her feel less guarded about what she talked ... more
                  • HurrahIngrid, Sun Feb 18 06:20
                    Lily seemed to be sure she wouldn’t be disowned for her wayward behaviour. Ingrid was still slightly unconvinced. Or rather, even if Lily’s family wouldn’t disown her, that there wouldn’t be other... more
    • Here's to an interesting yearGary Harper, Sat Jan 27 19:25
      Gary wandered into the main hall straight from the wagons this year. Had it really been a full year since he'd come here as a wide-eyed, ill-informed first year student? He had chuckled a bit as he... more
      • I'm for it...I think.Amelia Layne, Mon Feb 5 22:20
        The summer had been fairly unremarkable for Amelia and her grandparents, at least until the end of the summer, when it had become a bit more interesting for Granddad and Grandmother. They were both... more
        • You sound... uncertain.Gary, Tue Feb 6 19:37
          Gary smiled a little sheepishly at the older girl as he passed her the requested dish. "I was..." He had been where, doing what? I was trying to figure out how to convince some wizards-in-training to ... more
          • Just hedging my bets.Amelia, Tue Feb 6 20:53
            The younger kid – Gary, she thought; the House was kind of small, and while Aladrens were known for liking to remain in their own little worlds, it was easy enough to pick up on who people were... more
            • What's the worst that could happen?Gary, Wed Feb 7 19:00
              Gary could feel his eyes widen and jaw begin to drop, while he listened to Amelia run over the suggested steps. He could literally feel the wave of anxiety starting to draw him in before crashing... more
              • Rocks fall, everyone dies.Amelia, Wed Feb 7 19:28
                It did not take Amelia long to realize that her plan for starting a club might not be one suited to Gary’s interests. The look on his face and things he mumbled after she wrapped up were pretty... more
    • This is not going to planSylvia Mordue, Fri Jan 26 23:20
      Orientation had been an interesting experience. They'd had a rather slow and difficult conversation with Heinrich, who was of German extraction and undetermined blood status, and a presumably non-S... more
      • New FriendshipsChrystopher Mathilde, Sun Jan 28 20:47
        Chrystopher was beyond excited to start his schooling at Sonora Academy. It was one of the best wizarding schools in the world and he hoped it lived up to his expectations. This school was also a way ... more
        • ExcellentSylvia, Tue Jan 30 06:09
          Yes, yes yes! This was more like it! Goodbye, Miss Alana-Aloha Nobody whom she’d been forced to talk to at orientation, hello proper Pureblood boy. An heir, no less. It was a shame about the scar.... more
    • Oh, wow. Zevalyn Ives, 5th Year Prefect, Fri Jan 26 21:07
      Zevalyn remembered to put all her books away and head down to the Cascade Hall in time for the Opening Feast. She was sorely tempted to go find a seat near Georgia in Teppenpaw, now that they had... more
      • You can say that again.Dustin Newell, Sat Jan 27 10:50
        Dustin’s final departure for Sonora had been far less eventful than the year prior, and for that he was grateful. Makenzie had returned some time ago from her “adventure” - apparently, she had... more
        • Oh, wowZevalyn Ives, Tue Jan 30 11:45
          “Thank you,” Zevalyn replied to the congratulations, feeling pleased and accomplished and acknowledged. Fifth year was starting out wonderfully despite the lack of Georgia to eat with. In answer to... more
    • Who needs wine?Librarian Fox-Reynolds, Fri Jan 26 20:29
      Well. The start of term had been... interesting. His own interview with Selina had been mercifully short. Had he been lured in by the half veela student by mistake? He had no idea which one she even... more
      • *Enthusiastically raises hand*Professor Sophie O'Malley, Sat Jan 27 11:32
        All staff required meetings were never a promising start to a new school year, but Sophie had not expected to arrive and immediately be stressed out. It was a rough situation that both the school and ... more
        • How do you feel about interlibrary loan forms?Tarquin Fox-Reynolds, Sat Jan 27 20:51
          Tarquin smiled as Professor O'Malley joked with him and accepted the wine. He knew all the staff by sight and name, and knew that she had been distinctly pregnant last year, so presumably they had... more
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