Zara Jackson
Friendly and co-operative!
Fri Jan 11, 2019 23:30

Excitement and nervousness were surprisingly similar feelings. Or rather, they tended to happen rather a lot together. At least, they both summed up Zara’s feelings about school so far. She did not want to say she was only nervous because that sounded far too negative, but there was definitely something churning in her belly besides excitement as they stepped up to be sorted, just as there had been when she had stepped off the wagon, even though it really didn’t matter where she ended up.

Of the houses, Crotalus sounded the least like her, but it wasn’t like she was against following the rules - she wasn’t a disruptive student. She sort of thought it was kind of a weird baseline to take though - like, ‘hi, we’re the ones who aren’t planning on landing ourselves in detention constantly’ because she kind of figured that was surely most of them? That said, she wasn’t against starting revolutions if they needed starting. If Crotalus was the house for, for lack of a nicer way to put it, mindless sheep, then she didn’t feel that was her. Based on their descriptions, she thought she would most likely want to be friends with people in Aladren and Teppenpaw, but she wasn’t sure if that meant she was like them or just desired their company. Pecaris sounded a bit impatient and she thought that wasn’t a good quality but also recognised that it was true of her - she liked to start things more than she liked to finish them. There was only one way to find out, and she stepped up to the cauldron when it was her turn, dipping her badge in, and watching as it turned a brilliant canary yellow. She was a Teppenpaw.

With a smile on her face, Zara made her way over to her new house, glad to have been sorted amongst people whose traits she’d picked out as being positive. There was one familiar face already at the table, and she gave a quick wave to Kir, who gave her a thumbs up, but settled in a seat on the opposite side of the table. She knew him a little from back home but he was closer with her cousin, James, and she wanted to make new friends, especially as Kir was already a sixth year.

The headmaster’s speech was short, and she didn’t really give much thought to the idea of the concert. It seemed both far away and like something that the older kids had much more responsibility for than she did. She would join in, probably, but right now her priority was getting to know people. And food. A delicious spread had appeared in front of them and even though she’d grown up with magic it was hard not to be impressed by these big sudden displays, like a whole feast appearing from nowhere, or the water flowing down the walls. She helped herself to some beef casserole that was nearby, wondering how many different things she’d have space to try.

“Hi,” she smiled at her neighbour, the little gap between her front teeth on full display, and the smile full of genuine friendliness and excitement, “I’m Zara.”

OOC - normally you are not allowed to reference the actions of other characters but I also write for Kir, which is why I am able to

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