Nathaniel Mordue and Joe Umland
Tue Feb 20, 2018 15:05

Coming in at the end of his first week at Sonora, Nathaniel had dark circles under his eyes and an urgent desire to go straight to bed. He had planned to follow through with that desire, too, until he remembered that would mean putting off starting his homework and therefore Being Irresponsible. Rubbing his eyes, he sat down in the common room and opened his bag.

He only realized he was staring through the page when a voice above him – male, older than his own – said “Hi.” Looking up, Nathaniel found himself looking at a much older student, a handsome boy with dark blond hair and brown eyes with metal badges on the front of his green robes.

“Hello,” said Nathaniel cautiously.

“I’m Joe Umland,” said the older boy, smiling in a way which reminded Nathaniel slightly of his father. “You’re one of the first years, right?”

“Yes,” said Nathaniel, still cautiously, but politeness demanded more of a response than this. “I am Nathaniel Mordue,” he said.

“Like Simon Mordue? I heard he just became one of the Crotalus captains.”

“He’s my cousin.”

Joe Umland nodded. “Cool,” he said. “Well, I’m one of the prefects here, and thought I’d say hello. I’m also the Teppenpaw Quidditch captain, if you’re interested.”

Now that Nathaniel thought about it, he realized that this did ring a distant bell. He had been confused and exhausted and worried about various things – Sylvia being displeased with his Sorting, whether Jeremy had misbehaved at supper at home, why it was he had happened to be Sorted into the same House as the one person he and Sylvia had met so far who’d seemed to dislike them, what Simon thought of all this – and also really confused, but he had tried to listen to Professor Xavier’s speech to them and now he remembered Professor Xavier mentioning the Quidditch captain and prefect Joe Umland in that speech. This was a person of importance, then, and someone who apparently knew Simon, and therefore someone Nathaniel should probably listen to and more or less try to emulate, insofar as other Teppenpaws were people to be emulated – many of them did seem awfully informal. This was how he ended up signed up for Quidditch, volunteering to be a Chaser, without having ever really planned to.

OOC: Writing for Joe because I'm his author too.

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