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Re: Curioser and curiouser
Sat Jul 21, 2018 13:23
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(OOC-- Thank you, I definitely forgot to count and panicked and ahhh!!)

Evelyn was intimidated to meet someone whose family was obviously entrenched in the school's culture, but also wondered if it might not be a good connection to make. She was already so behind that making friends in the right places seemed like a good idea.

She'd often wondered what it would be like to have older siblings, or younger siblings for that matter. She wondered if they'd be magic. Ness seemed like so many of the things Evelyn wanted to be, and Ness was younger! Evelyn shot another angry thought at her parents, wherever they were right now, and focused on the discussion of Houses. This was a conversation she knew she needed to keep her ears out for, as she had a lot to learn.

"Honestly, I don't know much about the Houses," she admitted. She hated admitting things. "But from what that guy said up there," she pointed at where the professor had been standing, "I think Aladren sounds good. I'd love to be prepared for everything, so Crotalus sounds good but I don't think I'm ever prepared for anything, so I don't think that would work out."

Evelyn was quiet, and tried to turn her attention away from the sinking feeling in her stomach. She looked around the room instead, at the mass of people, the heavy aroma of finger foods assaulting her nose, and tried to think of anything but her doubts.

"Ness," she murmured, deciding suddenly to trust this person. "What if my badge doesn't change color? Will I have to go home if none of the Houses want me?"

She felt tears stinging at her eyes and slumped miserably into the last bite of her sandwich. "I friggin' love cheese... at least I got to eat some cheese before they send me away."

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    • Re: Curioser and curiouser — Anonymous, Sat Jul 21 13:23
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