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Sawyer Matheson
First Day Jitters
Fri Sep 16, 2016 16:14

The ride to Sonora had taken longer than Sawyer had anticipated. When he got off the wagon, he stretched his legs in relief. Frowning, he stuck his finger in a hole in his pants, right above the knee. When had that happened? It wasn’t unusual though. He had no idea what he ever did to cause such messes, but at the end of the day his clothes were always worse for wear. Even now, as he pulled off his jacket due warmer weather than he was used to, there was a stain under the elbow. Sighing, so much for a good first impression, he threw the jacket into his backpack and left it with the rest of his stuff to go up.

Joined with the rest of his fellow first years, Sawyer took the opportunity to look around. It already seemed quite different than Massachusetts. Some of the students even seemed different than what he was used to. His parents had told him that by going to a school further away, it would give him new learning experiences. It was a chance to see the world beyond their small magical community. He knew what they were saying was true and that leaving had been the right choice, but it was also a little overwhelming to be in a completely new situation. He hoped that he would fit in and be able to make friends. It was easy back home since everyone knew who he was. Here, he was starting over. But then, he thought, so was everyone else. He had to try and keep that in mind.

On the note of paying attention, the man who had introduced himself as Professor Xavier began speaking again. Sawyer tried to focus on what was being said. There were classes and extracurricular activities, like most schools, but it was the Houses that held his interest. He had read about them and he was worried about which one he would end up in and if he would be able to uphold the ideals of the House. He wanted to be a positive presence wherever he ended up.

When all the information was stated, Sawyer headed towards the snacks. Mostly, because he didn’t know what else to do with himself. He took a pretzel and made himself busy with getting some dip when someone else joined him. He gave them a lopsided grin. “Hi. This is kinda awkward, but my name’s Sawyer. So, what did you think of the speech? It sounds like the school has a lot going on. The clubs sound cool. Are you thinking of joining any?” He scratched his blonde head with his free hand. Yeah, he wasn’t good at introducing himself at all.

  • First Year OrientationProfessor Nathan Xavier, Fri Sep 16 13:57
    Nathan Xavier stood in the Gardens, directing students as they got off the flying wagons. "Please leave your luggage in the wagons. The elves will deliver your belongings to your rooms. First years,... more
    • Things can only get better, right?Winston Pierce, Thu Sep 22 20:27
      This day was not going as well as he might have hoped for his first day at his new school. It had started well enough. The house elves had pulled together a very nice farewell breakfast to celebrate... more
      • Not sure if you're being positive or negative.Luke Powell, Mon Sep 26 06:57
        Having one foot in the magical world and the other in the muggle world wasn’t always easy but Luke had never imagined he’d genuinely resent his situation. Only now he wasn’t so sure because, as... more
    • The start of an adventure!Victor Callahan, Tue Sep 20 16:59
      The wagon ride to Sonora had been pretty cool, definitely more fun than floo travel (which was just over too quickly, even if there were cool effects!). The only thing that would make the wagon... more
      • Definitely experiencing new thingsKir McLeod, Wed Sep 21 01:17
        Kir stretched, working the crick out of his neck after the long wagon ride from the east coast. So. Here he was. School. The thought of it was mostly exciting. It was an adventure he felt he’d been... more
        • It's probably good for youVictor, Thu Sep 22 12:39
          Well. Victor had misjudged the boy before him a little. His introduction suggested that he was not, in fact, society, but oh well. He was better to talk to than nobody at all, and as far as he knew... more
          • That's what I've been toldKir, Mon Sep 26 04:45
            Kir knew about society purebloods in the academic sense. On paper, he knew what they were like. He knew that they didn’t actively snub everyone who wasn’t like them, which in a way made their racism... more
    • I miss my friendsIsaac Song, Mon Sep 19 00:17
      Saying goodbye had been really hard before getting on the wagon to Sonora. Isaac almost wished he wasn't magical so he could go to the same middle school as the rest of his best friends. He knew he... more
      • I'm sorry.Simon Mordue, Thu Sep 22 12:23
        The wagon had been dim (Simon preferred to think this was for the sake of authenticity rather than to hide inadequate cleaning) and deeply uncomfortable, but it had had one thing going for it: it had ... more
        • It makes room for new onesIsaac, Fri Sep 23 00:00
          At Simon's introduction, Isaac wondered if he'd messed it up in some way. Boys at his age weren't all about high society manners, but then again he'd never met any purebloods from that kind of world. ... more
    • Not in Texas anymoreMagnus Graphorn IV, Sun Sep 18 01:17
      Magnus Graphorn IV stepped off of the flying wagon and surveyed the school grounds. He was the very first of his family to attend a formal institution in what was at least a century. Maybe more. Mag... more
      • What is a Texas?Salali Bly, Sun Sep 18 15:55
        The wagon ride was bouncy. Salali liked it, bouncing along with each hop. She had never been on anything like this--she’d only discovered cars recently, and this was even more special than those!--so ... more
        • I'm glad you askMagnus, Mon Sep 19 01:46
          Auntie Moira would not be pleased with the girl that stood before Magnus, having always had an aversion to messy children for about as long as the boy could remember. Luckily for everyone, Auntie... more
    • Finally ArrivingKit Reid, Fri Sep 16 17:08
      Before getting off the wagon, Kit pulled a compact mirror out of her small, white handbag. Holding up the mirror, she made sure no hairs were out of place and fixed her white headband. Pulling her... more
      • And now the fun begins!Ayla Tremaine, Sun Sep 18 00:40
        It had been harder to say her goodbyes than Ayla had imagined. Mostly because Aurelia was crying and clinging to her while Mother tried to settle a fight between Milo and Lenn, and Declan was crying... more
        • It should be interestingKit, Mon Sep 19 19:47
          “It was terrible! Part of me wished that my parents had sent me to a school on the East coast, however, they thought this would be better so that I could meet new people.” It went without saying that ... more
          • I definitely hope so!Ayla, Wed Sep 21 02:16
            “Welcome to the Southern United States, where it rarely gets below 40 degrees.” Ayla said with a smile. “I’ve heard that Connecticut is really pretty though, and you guys get snow. We don't get snow... more
            • New Friend. :)Kit, Thu Sep 22 00:13
              “Oh, it is so pretty, especially at Christmas! We put up twelve different trees and have a huge party. My dad always hires performers to put on a production of the Nutcracker and we have absolutely... more
              • Friends forever! Ayla, Thu Sep 22 13:31
                Ayla couldn’t see a reason for her parents to object to her visiting Kit in Connecticut over the holiday. She was so excited, and hoped that they would let her. How lucky was it that she and Kit... more
    • First Day Jitters — Sawyer Matheson, Fri Sep 16 16:14
      • Same here.Florence Newell, Sat Sep 17 16:21
        The wagon ride was surprisingly bumpy. Flo had expected something more gracious of their transportation, given the school’s highly wealthy population, but no. Not that she was complaining (or really... more
        • We'll get over it together.Sawyer, Mon Sep 19 21:00
          “I might join some clubs. I’m not really sure yet. I wasn’t in any back home, because we were usually doing some sort of event at church or community service,” Sawyer replied before stuffing another... more
          • That sounds like a planFlorence, Fri Sep 23 03:39
            The mention of church was, for some reason, a bit unexpected, but Flo couldn’t say she held it against Sawyer. If anything, it was an odd comfort. The Newells were not horribly religious, some fairly ... more
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