Johana Leonie Zauberhexen
Auf Wiedersehen
Sat Jan 12, 2019 16:59

OOC-- I don't speak German well IRL so please forgive any grammar errors.


Johana Leonie was sad to learn that she and Hilda would being different houses, although the prospect of finding others who weren't fluent in English seemed more likely this way. She tossed her new friend an eager grin and mouthed "auf wiedersehen" before taking her seat at the Teppenpaw table. It was good to know the potion thought she was nice, even if she didn't think it was particularly hard to be nice and wasn't sure whether that really said much. Why wouldn't you be nice to people?

She listened to the man's speech -- she was pretty sure he was the Headmaster based on context -- and caught mostly none of it. Something about a concert? The German word and English word were surprisingly close, and that helped. She hope she wasn't required to sing, although she'd probably enjoy trying it. Then everyone in the room started singing and she wondered if that was what he meant.

Pushing those thoughts aside as he took a seat and the feast began, Johana Leonie pushed her red hair over her shoulder and stretched out an arm to reach for the nearest thing she recognized: Käsespätzle. It was a bit different than she was used to, but looked good nonetheless.

When her neighbor piped up with a beautifully simple introduction, Johana Leonie smiled at her. That was English she could handle. Unfortunately, when she opened her mouth, an accent fell out. She hoped Zara wouldn't mind.

"Hallo," she said, trying to copy the girl's introduction. "Zara?" she confirmed, although she was pretty sure it wasn't supposed to be a ts sound. "I'm Johana Leonie. I'm..." There was a word for this. She sighed. "Ich bin Deutsche."

  • Friendly and co-operative!Zara Jackson, Fri Jan 11 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... more
    • Auf Wiedersehen — Johana Leonie Zauberhexen, Sat Jan 12 16:59
      • That's a funny way of saying 'hello'Zara, Sat Jan 12 20:56
        The first two words her new roommate spoke were enough to notify Zara to the fact that she was not American, even though those two words were ‘hello’ and Zara’s own name repeated back to her for... more
        • Genau!Johanna Leonie Zauberhexen, Sun Jan 13 01:43
          "Ja!" Johana Leonie said when her new roommate pronounced her name sort of almost right. She'd gotten the J right at least, and that was pretty surprising in its own way. Then she said a bunch of... more
          • Uh...maybe?Zara, Mon Jan 14 06:24
            "Potions," Zara supplied, when Johana-Leonie did a clear mime of stirring a cauldron. "It's ok," she assured her, when the other girl apologised. She didn't understand any of the rest of the words... more
            • Du bist nett.Johana Leonie Zauberhexen, Mon Jan 14 17:33
              Johana Leonie wasn't sure if everyone in the world was this patient, but she was amazed at her luck so far. Between Hilda and now Zara, Johana Leonie couldn't imagine having gotten any more fortunate ... more
              • I'm not what?Zara, Mon Jan 14 19:52
                "Yes," Zara confirmed, when Johana-Leonie asked if she understood. "That's cool," she smiled, slipping into the more colloquial way of talking because it was just such a habitual response. Zara found ... more
                • Nein, Nett!Johana Leonie Zauberhexen, Mon Jan 14 21:31
                  "Ja, coole," Johana Leonie laughed, using the borrowed form. "Making potions! Das ist das word! Making." She was satisfied that her description of her brother was appropriate when Zara offered that... more
                  • .... neat? Zara, Wed Jan 16 07:48
                    Zara grinned upon hearing Johana-Leonie utter the word "cool," or something very like it. If she had mastered that word already, they would be just fine. "At home," Zara replied, when Johana-Leonie... more
                    • *smiley face* Nett!Johana Leonie Zauberhexen, Thu Jan 17 16:30
                      Johana Leonie was fairly certain Zara was making some pretty snipped sentences and she wasn't sure if she was more grateful or embarrassed. She was proud of her German heritage and language, but it... more
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