We certainly can't forget those.
Wed Aug 8, 2018 22:34

Jozua was a surprisingly good dancer. She wasn't sure what she had expected, seeing as they'd hardly danced together before, but she was admittedly surprised. It was actually enjoyable - not tense with counting steps or making sure they didn't step on each other's feet.

"Don't worry about me," she replied. "It may not look like much, but I'll Transfigure something more appropriate to wear when we leave. But if worse comes to worst, you could levitate me into the branches." They'd never tried magic like that on each other before, and it would be interesting to be on the receiving end of it.

Lily wrinkled her nose. "A ball in the Netherlands, then? I can only imagine how posh it must've been considering the balls my cousins hold every year. Both hideously boring and tedious." Lily twirled and returned to his arms with a grin. "But no lovely Dutch witches caught your eye?" she teased. Even though he claimed to like her very, very much, a lovely witch was sure to be a pleasant distraction to any person their age. Or, at least, difficult not to notice.

She wondered for a moment if she would ever fit into that category. Charlotte certainly did. That was the reason why her older sister had so many suitors. Adam was married, but his charm and good looks had attracted many witches at English parties as well. Even with this beautiful dress, Lily didn't imagine herself being stared at and whispered about because of her lovely features. Perhaps it was more of a blessing than a curse for her, but there were times like right now that she wished to be distractingly attractive.

The Prefect dance ended and Lily pecked Jozua's cheek before mocking a curtsy. "Thank you for the dance, Mr Sparks," she said. "Care for another? Dancing is actually more fun that I expected. Maybe because I'm dancing with you." The statement sounded more romantic than she'd meant, but Lily held out her hand unwaveringly. "I mean, if you want," she continued, unable to stop herself in a moment of self-doubt. "Or we can visit the refreshment table and snack a bit."

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