Sat Jan 5, 2019 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 grimaced and shook her head when asked how much if the guy’s speech she understood. At least she didn’t seem to be alone in finding it incomprehensible. “A few words,” she admitted. “Not much.”

“My brother Heinrich is a third year,” she told her new friend by way of encouragement, “and he managed his first year without anybody around who spoke German.” It gave her hope, not because she thought she stood a chance of learning the language anywhere near as good as he had, but because she had someone to turn to for help where he hadn’t. “But he’s an Aladren,” she added, because it was a pertinent point. “They’re the brainy ones.” Hilda stood very little chance of being sorted there. Not that she was dumb. She just got frustrated and gave up too easily. It was a common complaint on her academic progress reports: Needs to put in more effort.

“If we get really stuck, we can ask him for help.” She could guess by Heinrich’s not knowing of any other Germans that Johanna Leonie had no older siblings at the school, but that didn’t mean she didn’t have any at all. “I have two brothers,” she continued. “One older, one younger. Do you have any siblings?”

  • 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
      • 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
              • Du bist sehr coole!Johanna Leonie, Sat Jan 5 22:34
                Johanna Leonie was pretty sure Uncle Karl sounded like a badass. "It sounds like they'd get on great!" she said said, thinking how excited her parents would be to find a good source of venom and... more
                • Du bist großartigHilda, Sun Jan 6 12:57
                  It didn't seem like Johanna Leonie thought snake raising and venom selling sounded suspicious, so that was a good turn of events. Still she wasn't going to hold her breath on any adult Hexenmeister... more
                  • Oh, hör auf! *erröten*Johanna Leonie, Sun Jan 6 18:05
                    "I guess that's true," Johanna Leonie laughed, glad that Hilda seemed so easygoing. "Care of Magical Creatures is one of the ones I'm looking forward to the most!" she said, excited that she'd... more
                    • ich mag dichHilda, Mon Jan 7 10:45
                      Hilda nodded in agreement that Care of Magical Creatures was one of the more interesting classes she was looking forward to. Less so herbology, but she nodded anyway in support of Johanna Leonie's... more
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