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Leilani-Alana Akau
Mingling...
Sat Jan 20, 2018 18:40
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Just barely a month ago, Leilani-Alana Akau had been in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach in the shade whilst watching her older brother tackle her father into the sparkling water. Now, however, she was in the desert — which, unsurprisingly, was quite hot — and attending a new school, with new kids whom she didn't know. How hard could it be?

She beamed around the flying wagon at the other new students, who were either studiously ignoring her or didn't see her, and then peered over the edge. The ground was sure a long ways away, she thought, then scoffed quietly. Of course it is, she told herself.

As the wagon started getting closer to the ground, she looked around the mansion and the surrounding grounds. It was quite beautiful, and it matched perfectly to the descriptions her older brother, Kai, had sent her. Alana sighed. She wished that he was here with her for her first day. But Kai was old, quite ancient, really, and he had already graduated.

She quickly patted herself over, making sure that she was in top shape after the ride. She wasn't a vain girl — far from it, in fact — but she did like to look presentable. She wore her wavy blonde hair in a long fishtail braid to the middle of her back. Her mother had done it for her for years, but Alana had finally decided that she didn't want her mother to brush and braid her hair anymore. She was a big girl, now. Her mother had also allowed her to wear a bit of makeup, and Alana had chosen a touch of gold shadow along the base of her eyelids, a brush of light blush to accentuate her cheekbones (or so her mother had told her), and tinted red lip gloss. She gripped her special necklace that Kai had given her before she left — a hibiscus flower. It was her favorite.

She followed the students to the orientation place, and listened quietly from the sidelines as the Herbology teacher told them about the classes. She really wanted to learn Care of Magical Creatures. Then he 'allowed' them to mingle. She sighed. Talking to strangers had never really been her thing. She had learned that quite quickly when she and her family had traveled to Europe for her 10th birthday. It just wasn't her thing. She was more of a 'fire, hot chocolate, and thick book' kind of girl.

Glancing around, Alana finally decided on a group of three — a beautiful girl holding the hand of a boy, and another boy who seemed to be introducing himself. The girl appeared to be a Pureblood, and Alana drew upon her courage and plastered on her most polite face before approaching them.

"Aloha," she said in her refined tones (which she had worked on for hours with her mother, who was also a Pureblood). "I am Leilani-Alana Akau. I am here from Hawaii." She inclined her head gracefully, not quite sure what the proper and expected greeting was.

OOC — is there some sort of order for posting? And was I allowed to interrupt?

  • Oh yes! Sylvia Mordue (with a little bit of Nate), Sat Jan 20 15:39
    Sonora was going to be a success for her, Sylvia was sure. This belief was partially founded on the fact that Simon, her older brother, was doing relatively well here. Part of that was the dumb luck... more
    • Mingling... — Leilani-Alana Akau, Sat Jan 20 18:40
      • OOC answersDH Skies, Sun Jan 21 06:09
        Hi Alana, Just to answer your questions. Yes, multiple people are allowed to join the thread so it's fine that you joined us, and yes, there is then a posting order - the same order is maintained,... more
        • AnxiousHeinrich Hexenmeister, Sun Jan 21 15:54
          The girl he had approached seemed to take many more words to answer his introduction that had been used in his Conversational English unit. He’d gotten Good Day, that was easy enough. And then he... more
          • Being soothing.Nathaniel and Sylvia Mordue, Mon Jan 22 11:10
            Oregon, Hawaii, and Germany. Nathaniel supposed Sylvia would be pleased; they were networking with the whole globe within minutes of landing at Sonora. “It’s nice to meet both of you,” he said... more
            • Trying to remain in characterLeilani-Alana Akau, Mon Jan 22 21:35
              Sylvia Mordue of the Oregon Mordues introduced herself, and Leilani-Alana forced a smile. She knew a lot about body language and tones of voice, and she could tell that Sylvia was wondering what... more
              • OOCDH Skies, Thu Jan 25 02:52
                Okay. The thread will carry on between us without you. As Alana is now free, may I suggest you reply to Masha, as she's still waiting for someone to talk to?
                • Right thenHeinrich Hexenmeister, Fri Jan 26 07:08
                  "Danke," Heinrich said in response to Nathaniel's compliment of his English skills, then grimaced and repeated, in English this time, "Thank you." The easy phrases like that, he knew how to say in... more
                  • No great lossSylvia and Nathaniel, Fri Jan 26 21:45
                    Nathaniel glanced at his cousin when Leilani-Alana suddenly left them, wondering what that was about – afraid it was That Matter, and assuming Sylvia would have figured it out and have had some kind... more
                    • Because Sonora.Heinrich, Thu Feb 1 11:29
                      Why Sonora? There were other words in Frauline Mordue’s question, but he thought the question word and the school’s name caught most of the meaning in her query. At any rate, that was the question he ... more
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