Felipe De Matteo
This all sounds very adequate.
Fri Jan 4, 2019 19:48
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Felipe was pleased to find that Sonora was an organized institution. He had suspected it would be -- it wouldn't be a world-renowned educational facility if it hadn't earned a fair reputation for success -- but it was nice to have confirmation. He nodded along with Professor Xavier's speech as various points were made and he found them agreeable. His belly was full of nerves, of course, but there was a certain weight on his shoulders: he wasn't just coming to school for the first time, he was also taking careful note of whether it would be a good fit for his sister in coming years. It wasn't the nicest, most well designed school, but he appreciated the stucco and clay aesthetic as it was familiar to him. Los Jardines de Plata was much more elegant than Sonora but the similarities were striking and Felipe was satisfied. The likelihood of finding someplace as nice as his family's estate was slim, so he saw little need to be uppity about the whole thing.

When the speech was finished and students began mulling about, making introductions, and taking snacks, Felipe was tense. Social niceties were trained into him, but hardly something he enjoyed, and he was far more entertained by the structure of the gardens and the school than he was by his peers. They would probably need something and he hardly had anything to give at this stage except his own company, which was hardly a gift. He was happy to realize that he wasn't the only person who spoke another language though. German drifted past his ears, and he caught bits and pieces of other conversations. He was pleased that his English accent was perfect, though, and his fluency nearly the same. He wouldn't need to get by on his Spanish and hope to find someone that could engage equally (which was unlikely anyway).

Occupying himself by examining the plants that made up the Labyrinth, Felipe looked up only upon the sound of footsteps approaching. It was, as was expected, a first year, and he greeted them with a stiff nod, his bearing otherwise remaining upright and proud.

"Good evening," he said politely. "My name is Felipe."

  • First Year OrientationProfessor Nathan Xavier, Fri Jan 4 12:42
    Nathan was up far too early this morning, and it had nothing to do with his duties as Head of House or even orienting the first years. Students weren't arriving until afternoon, after all. No, his... more
    • Do I spy a familiar face? [Tag Isabella Harrington] Theodore Flores, Sat Jan 12 16:19
      All it took was one step, and Theodore Flores was off the wagon and had arrived at Sonora. It wasn’t an obviously special step – no need to consider rise and fall, or quick versus slow, or any form... more
      • You do indeed.Isabella Harrington, Sun Jan 13 06:35
        Isabella Harrington was not happy to be at Sonora. As far as she was concerned, the school was responsible for the current problems in her life. The fact that her parents had chosen to send her to... more
    • I see a few small problems on the horizon.Jessica Hayles, Mon Jan 7 14:47
      Today was not the first time Jessica had ever been in the air. With Daddy, she flew to New York to visit family on a semi-regular basis, and on special occasions he let her travel with him other... more
      • Ahoy, matey!Jake "JD" Daniels, Fri Mar 8 03:51
        Even though it totally sucked that JD wasn’t going to be able to see all his friends at this new school he was being sent to, he was excited for the adventure! It had been hard saying goodbye to his... more
        • A gentleman. Jessica’s smile grew slightly warmer at the display of courtesy. She was used to adult men waiting on her (both because they were employees and because Mommy said this was how gentlemen... more
          • Well then, let me salute you.JD, Wed Mar 20 04:11
            The girl whose hand he had pushed out of the way acquiesced to his suggestion and JD felt proud of himself for making her smile. He loved making girls smile. He loved making anyone smile, really, but ... more
            • I like you.Jessica, Wed Mar 20 10:50
              His whole life. Jessica knew her eyes widened slightly, though that could be excused too by JD’s description of why he had required a keeper for as long as he could remember. “Oh wow,” she said, her... more
    • Be yourself - everyone else is already takenZara Jackson, Sat Jan 5 22:40
      Zara stepped off the wagon and followed the signs for first year orientation, telling herself firmly that she could do this. She was sure it was perfectly normal to feel a little nervous on your... more
      • Sound advice.Beatriz Couthon, Sun Jan 6 15:07
        Beatriz Couthon grinned as she stepped off the flying wagon. She had been waiting for this moment for a long time and now that it was finally here, she couldn’t hide her excitement. It was... more
        • I can teach you many thingsZara, Sun Jan 6 23:16
          "That's cool," Zara said when Beatriz described herself as from Texas and Quebec. Her tone was genuinely interested and it was clear she was happy to hear more on that subject if Beatriz cared to... more
          • So could I.Beatriz, Mon Jan 7 17:46
            Beatriz didn’t know much about Muggleborns but she knew enough to conclude that Zara - whose surname she still hadn’t learnt - wasn’t one of them. It remained unlikely that she was from a good family ... more
            • Yay, learning exchangeZara, Tue Jan 8 02:43
              "That's nice. It's good to have a familiar face," Zara smiled when Beatriz mentioned her cousin. "Oh," she said, surprised when Beatriz said her twin brother was going to a different school. Ok, she... more
    • This all sounds very adequate. — Felipe De Matteo, Fri Jan 4 19:48
      • We'll seeJeremy Mordue, Sat Jan 5 21:16
        The wagon ride seemed calculated to annoy. The journey itself was unnecessary slow and dull but the worst part was Nathaniel sitting opposite him, constantly looking like he was on the verge of... more
        • We certainly will.Felipe De Matteo, Sat Jan 5 21:45
          Felipe found this boy utterly fascinating. He was, from first impression, exactly who Felipe's own father was trying to make sure Felipe never became. Although the heir to the De Matteo fortune was... more
          • I think I'm coming round to itJeremy Mordue, Sat Jan 5 23:06
            “That’s alright,” Jeremy replied, with what was probably far too much graciousness, one that betrayed that he thought rather a lot of his own good will and where it was bestowed. Honestly, what kind... more
            • No, no, you'll have to do a lot more to come around. Felipe De Matteo, Sun Jan 6 18:25
              Felipe had dark eyebrows, like his deep, almost black hair. One of them, his right eyebrow, wanted nothing more than to arch in amusement and satisfaction. Jeremy seemed to be exactly the sort of... more
              • Yeah, well... so will you. Jeremy Mordue, Thu Jan 10 07:05
                Jeremy shook the hand that Felipe extended, feeling like this was all going really very well, and wishing Nathaniel could see this. Nathaniel thought he was so freaking great. So perfect, Mr.... more
    • I don't speak EnglishHilda Hexenmeister, Fri Jan 4 13:21
      Hilda had a problem. Well, she had a number of different problems, but the biggest one concerning her right this moment was the one called English. She hated English. She really really hated it with... more
      • Same thoughJohanna Leonie Zauberhexen, Fri Jan 4 19:38
        The man with the funny name was tired, right? That's why his words seemed sort of slurred together and like the whole speech was just one big word? She knew German tended to smush words together to... more
        • Gott sie DankHilda, Sat Jan 5 08:42
          OOC: It is safe to assume everything Hilda says is in German unless stated otherwise. BIC: Hilda’s eyes widened in shock as the approaching red haired girl spoke German to her. Her stance loosened,... more
          • Freunden!Johanna Leonie, Sat Jan 5 09:16
            OOC: I'll do the same. IC: Johanna Leonie could've cried. "You're German," she practically shouted in their shared language. The foreign school suddenly seemed much less foreign. Between shared... more
            • Jippeh!Hilda, Sat Jan 5 14:40
              Johanna Leonie. That was her best friend’s name. Very nice. Hilda liked it. Hilda liked her. She could only hope that lasted through the awkward phase of actually getting to know a person. She... more
              • Du bist meine neue Familie.Johann Leonie, Sat Jan 5 15:03
                Johanna Leonie sighed a breath of relief to hear she was not alone. Not alone! That was so exciting. Hilda's brother sounded wonderful, simply because he was also German and there were few things in... more
                • Und du bist meineHilda, Sat Jan 5 18:30
                  Friederike Albert. Obviously Johanna Leonie's parents liked double names as much as her own liked the letter H. "Hansel is younger than that," she told her new friend. "He won't be here for a while.... more
                  • Jetzt haben wir Schwestern. [Now we have sisters.]Johanna Leonie, Sat Jan 5 21:24
                    "Awe, he must still be cute then!" Johanna Leonie laughed. "Friederike Albert is not cute anymore, he's a tornado. Maybe less of a tornado than I am but a tornado none the less." Johanna Leonie... more
                    • Das ist gutHilda, Sat Jan 5 22:19
                      Hilda laughed and agreed, "Yes, Hans is very cute. If we get to be roommates, I will show you a picture." She supposed she could still show Johanna Leonie a picture even if they weren't roommates,... more
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