Julius Astley
Another year, another load of...
Thu Jul 4, 2019 06:25

Julius was scowling as he walked into Cascade Hall. This was neither new nor particularly surprising as Julius was often seen walking around Sonora with a frown on his face. One could just never be sure what was annoying him - whether it was something to do with the Aronos, school itself, somebody annoying him (it was hardly a secret that Julius didn’t particularly socialise unless he deemed it necessary - the one exception to this rule was Evelyn who he always talked to when she talked to him) or, unbeknownst to others, his own family.

This time around, it was his family. It was perhaps a long time to be sore about something that happened in the middle of the summer holidays but Julius was able to hold a grudge and when it was a grudge against his father, it was easier than ever. It seemed silly to be worked up over something that hadn’t happened yet but Julius had been looking forward to his younger sister, Aurelia, attending Sonora. There had been thoughts of spending time in MARS, listening to her play the piano while he read a book or worked on the Aronos. It seemed that now, however, his father was considering sending Aurelia to a school in France for her education. There was still time (another year, to be exact) to decide but that also meant that there was still plenty of time for Julius to be sore about it.

He sat himself down at the Crotalus table and automatically reached for the teapot in the middle of the table. His anger had lessened his appetite and while the food looked delicious (and, from experience, he knew that it was), Julius did not feel the urge to pile his plate with food. Not that he would even if he was hungry, that was just unrefined.

He hoped to spend the feast in his own head with his own thoughts but it seemed that, again, he had no such look as somebody started talking to him. Why did people insist on doing such a thing?

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