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This feels like a new level of friendship.
Thu Feb 15, 2018 16:39

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 about, and she liked chatting with someone who understood the hierarchies and expectations as a pure-blood. Perhaps getting older made her appreciate those connections more.

"Thanks. I'm not too worried about that, but I'll do my best," she replied. "I like to explore, but I'm not as wild about it anymore." So she said. In the eyes of the rest of her family, she would probably be considered the black sheep. Her father loved her too much to disown her, however, and of that she was confident. Unlike her cousins, her family was close because they loved each other, not because they had to be.

Ingrid's brother sounded just like Jack and Lily sighed in sympathy with her. The most Jack had done was try to dissuade her from joining Quidditch and demand her to stop playing with him and his friends, but he'd just made her want to join even more. Lily shook her head. "That's too bad," she said. "I'd think about running away if my family was that invasive." She didn't mention that her mother was just like that, but she was the only one.

Lily wasn't quite certain how to respond to Ingrid's question. Did she want the 'dirty details' or their relationship status? "We're not together," she began. "Over the summer we just had fun. We didn't, well, do it, mostly just snogged a lot. I think I like partners who are up for adventure and exploring more than all that romance. Alex was too into the other stuff and I didn't want to go all the way with a guy I'd just met. You'll think this sounds mental, but I couldn't shake off this guilty feeling the entire time, like I wasn't doing something right. I don't know why, I just ignored it, but it made it easier for me to end things before coming here." Lily sighed. "You're the first person I told about that, and it makes me feel better sharing it with someone else."

  • 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
    • This feels like a new level of friendship. — Lily, Thu Feb 15 16:39
      • 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
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