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Theodore Flores
Do I spy a familiar face? [Tag Isabella Harrington]
Sat Jan 12, 2019 16:19
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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 of syncopated rhythm – but, in that instant, Theodore’s life had changed forever. He wasn’t just one of the Latino kids running loose in the outskirts of Atlanta anymore, but had started on a journey to take up his wizarding heritage and embrace the world of academia. One could say it was but a small step for a boy, but a giant leap for the life of Theodore Flores.

All this, however, passed Theodore by as he casually stepped off the wagon, taking in everything around him with an ease that didn’t really reflect how momentous the occasion was. Today was just another day, and Sonora was just another cool place to discover.

He followed where directed, ending up in the Labyrinth Gardens. Snacks were laid out, and he grabbed a cookie before his attention was diverted to the professor’s speech. Mentioned of exams were boring, but his ears perked up at the mention of extracurricular activities. Maybe there would be a dance club, or even lessons? He could but hope.

Theodore (known to his family and friends as Teo) had one big passion in life: dancing. The son of a pureblood government employee and a halfblood Venezuelan immigrant, Teo had grown up near Atlanta, Georgia, living with his mother and several half-siblings. In a manner similar to that described by the popular muggle pop group ABBA, Teo had been dancing since before he could walk. As a baby he always enjoyed a good boogie, and this continued as he got older until, aged 6, his mother threw up her hands and packed him off to a dance lesson. This had been the start of a love affair with ballroom and Latin dancing, something Teo was determined to continue whilst at Sonora.

As the professor’s speech moved away from dance possibilities, Teo’s mind drifted away from it, and he was fairly sure he was imagining things when he thought he spotted a familiar face in the group of first years around him. Bringing his attention away from dance possibilities, Teo blinked and refocussed. Yes, he definitely did recognise the rather serious-looking and well put together girl standing nearby! Racking his brains, he couldn’t quite manage to place her, leading to a mystery that he had to solve. As soon as the professor finished his speech, Teo made his way over to the mystery girl.

“Hi, I’m Teo,” he introduced himself, with a friendly smile. “Have we already met? I’m sure I’ve seen you somewhere before!”

  • 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
      • 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
    • 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
      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... more
      • 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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