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Isaac Song
"Just looking" isn't working out too well
Fri May 25, 2018 03:02

Staying over break during midterm hadn't been as horrible as he'd imagined it would be. Throwing that big Christmas Eve party and having an awesome Christmas dinner made things a lot less depressing and lonely. His mom and sisters had been really worried about him, but he assured them he was fine now. A little sickness hadn't killed him, although the accidental magic going around definitely did pose a possible threat.

The next thing he needed to worry about was maintaining his grades and possibly prepping for the ball coming up. Isaac wasn't opposed to them, but he just felt awkward when he thought about asking a girl to go with him. He wasn't super close to any of the girls here, and it would've been way easier if a girl asked him to go. Unfortunately, that didn't seem to be working out too well for him.

Isaac went to the formal ware sale just to peek around. He wasn't necessarily planning on going if he couldn't find a date, but it wouldn't hurt to look. Besides, maybe he'd bump into a classmate without a date and he'd kill two birds with one stone.

The stands were all pretty colorful and he liked looking at the different styles. Isaac didn't own any suits, and even if he did, he wouldn't have bothered to bring it to school with him. He did like to look good though for his own sake. Growing up in a household full of girls had cultivated his eye for fashion, and he actually didn't mind shopping too much. He liked it a lot when he found something he liked.

"Oi, you there!" An older gentleman caught his attention and Isaac looked at him quizzically. "Yeah, you. C'mere. I've got just the suit for you."

"I, uh, I'm just looking," Isaac stammered, caught off guard.

"Come on, just try it on for fun then. What's your name?"


"Isaac, it won't hurt to see how you look in it at least. Try it and then you can decide." The older wizard held up a three-piece burgundy floral suit with a blue polka-dotted bowtie. Isaac frowned. It wasn't what he'd go for ever. The man, sensing his hesitance, quickly waved his wand. "What about navy, then?" he asked. He tapped his wand against the bowtie, and it became red. Isaac hesitated again, but the suit looked a lot better in navy than burgundy.

"Okay, sure," Isaac replied, and took the suit to the tiny changing stall. He quickly changed into the suit, enjoying the feeling of it, and went outside to look at himself in a full-length mirror. As soon as he stepped out, the wizard clapped his hands together and almost squealed. Isaac was slightly alarmed, but he assumed he looked good by the old man's reaction.

"Take a look," the wizard said, guiding him to the mirror. Isaac took one look at himself and couldn't help but grin. Damn. "It's a modern look, so much better than those stuffy black and white looks, and it goes so well with your body type. It would need to be tailored, of course, but that'll be done in a jiffy. And I have the perfect shoes to match. All men need at least one nice suit in their closet. What do you think?"

Isaac hesitated again. "I really like it. It's just, I, um, don't exactly have anyone to go with."

The old man guffawed. "You won't need to worry about that with a suit like this. You can show up solo to the dance and girls will be attracted to you looking so spiffy. Then you don't have to worry about a date, you can dance with whomever you want. Ask your friends, I'm sure they'll agree you look great in it."

Even if the old wizard was just buttering him up, he was doing a great job. Isaac felt confident and he liked what he saw. It wasn't going to be a hard purchase to make, even if he only wore it once.

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