Und du bist meine
Sat Jan 5, 2019 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. He's still only six." She kind of envied Hans. He was young enough that by the time he started, he would have learned English almost as naturally as he had German. They'd been living in America for two years already. He'd started getting exposed to the language when he was only four.

On the other hand, she kind of pitied him, too. He wasn't going to remember Germany hardly at all. Uncle Karl would be far more his Dad than Dad ever could be now.

"Do you still live in Germany?" she asked. "We live in Utah now, but we've only been there about two years." Since her parents got arrested and custody of them went to their Uncle who had moved to America years ago. But that was best not to bring up yet. Or ever, if possible, but that was unlikely. The Hexenmeister trial had only ended a year ago, and had been big news all over Europe for the whole year before that, especially in Germany.

"I've been trying to learn English ever since, but it doesn't make any sense at all to me, and until now I didn't really need it for day-to-day life."

  • 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 meine — Hilda, Sat Jan 5 18:30
      • 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
                  • Ich mag dich auch!Johanna Leonie, Mon Jan 7 20:45
                    Johanna Leonie's eyes widened at the mention of so many other languages. Even if it was only a few students at the school who spoke these other languages, it felt good to know that there were others... more
                    • Mir viel Glück Hilda, Fri Jan 11 14:31
                      Hilda was tempted - sorely tempted - to not say anything now that she knew Johana Leonie was from a remote enough town that she may - possibly - not have heard about the trial after all. But somebody ... more
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