Jamie Park
All the important things (tag Sammy)
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:21

Merlin, I remember that one. It sucks. That was the empathetic and insightful comment which had begun what was now in session. Jamie, desperate to avoid his own homework at any cost, had peered over Sammy’s shoulder and recognised a particularly long and tedious Transfiguration essay that had asked them to prove whether or not something was theoretically possible even though it hadn’t been done yet. I’ll save you a long and boring evening, and several feet of parchment, and just tell you, it’s yes. he’d grinned, flopping down beside her. Sorry to spoil the ending. After that, not really doing their homework properly together had become a bit of a thing. It was nice to have someone to bounce jokes off with whilst he worked, and break the monotony of studying. Shino was far too competitive and humourless to serve this purpose, besides which he had to go to the library or somewhere else equally awful to meet her, whereas with Sammy, the two of them could do it in the common room. He prefered doing his homework there, because it was louder and more distracting than the library

As had become habit, he staked out the table by the window for him and Sammy, cracking open some Potions work. It was to do with the laws surrounding amortentia in different states (basically, illegal in all of them, as far as he had read so far, but the degree to which you got your ass busted varied). As a potion that was meant to be all fuzzy and cute (Jamie didn’t really get the whole obsession effect of it, and mostly had mentally filed love potions in the same brain space as chick lit) it sure had some gross stuff in it. But then, most potions were like that. Half the ones that would cure you had something that’d probably kill you if you ate them straight… Which prompted him, as Sammy came to join him, to put on his best poker face and ask

“Honest, swear on my wand, question from CATS in my year…. How many ingredients in a common intermediate potions kits will, if eaten in their raw form, make the taker barf?”

Ok, technically the question had been a little bit more nuanced, and had actually been something about which poisonous ingredients could be found in poison anecdotes, but he felt the gist was close enough that his wand was safe, should she take him up on that. Not that he thought it likely. Sammy was cool like that. She took jokes. She appreciated his sense of humour. He could talk about barf with her and challenge her to bacon eating and resultant burping contests, and yet… yet, when he stopped goofing around long enough, or when she changed out of the messy Quidditch clothes that he usually saw her in into actual girl clothes, she was actually pretty hot. He was pretty sure that girls who were simultaneously able to devour a plate of bacon as tall as themselves and be hot were basically the American dream. They certainly seemed like a pretty good deal to him, and like a pretty rare combo. But he was also unsure how to do anything about it… He strutted, he preened, they had banter. That was basically his plan on how to get girls in general but it had just always been the dynamic of their friendship. He had sent her a flirtatious candycane, but he wasn’t sure whether she’d have taken it seriously. Or whether he really wanted her to because what if they dated and stuff changed and got weird? Then he might not have Sammy any more. He’d seen enough lame ass teen dramas at his Muggle friends houses to know that, once you started dating girls, there was a risk they would go mental for no obvious reason and become obsessed with things they previously had been too cool to care about, like Valentine’s Day. None of the girls on there seemed anything like Sammy, but it was enough to make him cautious, and inclined to stick to the safer conversational territory of the vomit-inducing properties of the contents of their school bags.

OOC - all godmodding of Sammy approved by her author.

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      • Yup. I am important. Not small. Jamie, Sat Jan 14 08:11
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          • Shut your faceJamie, Sun Jan 22 01:29
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            • Make me.Sammy, Sun Jan 22 02:21
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              • Challenge acceptedJamie, Sat Jan 28 00:01
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                • Challenge succeededSammy, Sun Jan 29 00:29
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