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Amelia Layne
This should be fun!
Fri Oct 21, 2016 13:15

Amelia had been stunned by the size of Aladren’s library when she had first been led through it to her common room. Over the days that followed, she had started to feel a tad intimidated by it. She liked to learn, yes, and even to read, but something about this library made her feel a bit…inadequate. Thinking about the Aladrens in her family didn’t help, either – they were all much more serious, stern, intellectual characters than she was. It wasn’t that that was all there was to them – Anne was a lot of fun, sometimes, and Uncle Geoff…well, actually, that really was all there was to Uncle Geoff, but her cousin Alicia was fashionable and loved parties on top of being really, really smart – but it just looked to Amelia like it was a much bigger part of who they were than she felt like it was for her.

Since she had to go through it at least twice a day anyway, though, Amelia realized she was quickly getting a feel for the layout of the library. She began to look for secret exits and other secret passageways besides the one leading to Aladren – there had to be some, didn’t there? What was the point of just building one, other than because it was traditional for Houses not to visit each other? – and so to just rush in and out of the actual door to make it to things on time. As a result, it was only one day when she needed to check out some books that she noticed the sign-up sheet near the front.

Library assistanting. Well! That was something she was a little surprised that students were allowed to do, but it said right there that even Beginners could do some things, and her roommate Emerald was one of those who had signed up. That made signing up seem like an even better idea than it had at once; she had Quidditch in common with Kit, so if she and Kit were both here with Emerald, they could have that in common, too, and go further toward Everyone Being Friends. Nodding, feeling very clever, Amelia put down her books long enough to sign up as Amelia Layne, 1st, Assistant before rushing back over to the desk to finish checking out in time to get back to her room before curfew.

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