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Alfie Pye
Lost in your eyes ;)
Sun Jan 8, 2017 17:58

Alfie had a problem. And his problem had a name. She was called Isis. More specifically, she was called Isis-is-a-busybody-and-won’t-leave-me-alone.

Over the years of working together, he and Isis had grown close. They had been friends with benefits for awhile and he’d been rather impressed with her ability to keep things platonic, especially since he knew he couldn’t promise her anything more than a deep friendship as his heart was somewhere else. But what he hadn’t realised was that it was impossible to shake of Isis Carter when she was on a mission and it seemed that Isis Carter was indeed on a mission.

It made Alfie feel very frustrated. Couldn’t she see that everything he was doing, the way he was slowly pulling away from her and Amelle (Tallec was no longer an issue as his best friend had moved away and been replaced by another RT, though Alfie had very briefly worried that the Powers That Be had torn Tallec from his side in a twisted attempt to see how he would react)? She had to! But it seemed that Isis didn’t want to let go of their friendship, she was persistent, dragging him down to staff dinners or out with her and Amelle and Rory when the staff had some free time to do group activities. He was half worried that she would be setting up on double dates with herself and Nathan now that she and the new Herbology professor, old groundskeeper had gotten together. That would have been awkward for many reasons, especially because by the end of the night he would have been the only one to have seen everyone barring the groundskeeping professor naked.

In the end, there was only one thing to do, and that was to pay a visit to everyone’s favourite librarian.

As he left his office to enter the library through the Aladren common room entrance, Alfie half-smiled. There had been a time not too long ago where the Care of Magical Creatures professor had thought he’d had a thing for the impossibly cute and freckled librarian, that this thing Alfie supposedly had for Amelle was responsible for the mild animosity he displaced towards Tallec’s replacement. These feelings were long gone now and in the past, however, since Rory and Amelle had made rather quick work of it and were now an official item. He didn’t know if the students knew, but the staff was small and word got around quickly.

When he got to the desk, he tapped politely to get her attention away from whatever it was she was doing and leaned over, flashing a charming smile. “Maybe you,” he said with a wink in response to her rather suggestive comment. It was typical Alfie banter and he was sure he’d get a rolled eye or something similar in response. He and Amelle were only friends, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t flirt with her. He flirted with her boyfriend from time to time, after all. Flirting was just…well, fun.

“But more seriously,” he said, playfulness gone as he lowered his voice so as not to be overheard. “I wanted to talk to you about something that’s been kind of bothering me and I didn’t know who else to turn to.”

Alfie honestly didn’t know what he was going to say or how he was going to say it. It sounded rude to ask her to tell Isis to leave him alone, but he couldn’t very well open up and tell Amelle that his father and grandfather were raging psychopaths and that they associated with other raging psychopaths and that he was afraid he had gotten the gene too because he had recently discovered Barnaby didn’t have it (though he did have a raging psychopathic best friend) and he didn’t want all of the raging psychopathicness of it all to come down on two maybe three people who he cared so deeply about (namely Amelle and Isis since Cecily didn’t know who he was anymore and he didn’t give two hoots about Jake but thought that he cared enough about Rory and Nathan because Amelle and Isis did that he could combine them into one person).

  • Lost in ThoughtLibrarian Amelle Nicchi, Fri Dec 30 16:11
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    • Lost in your eyes ;) — Alfie Pye, Sun Jan 8 17:58
      • Careful now, I'm a taken woman :PAmelle, Sun Jan 8 20:04
        Amelle looked up to see Alfie staring back at her and gave a laugh when he answered her question. She should have known it wasn’t a student in here who was in need to check out books. Her monitors... more
        • Alfie smiled warmly when Amelle asked him to sit. He moved around the desk and pulled a chair up close. Leaning forward, Alfie rested his forearms on his knees and clasped his hands almost as if in... more
          • But I like them how they are.Amelle, Tue Jan 10 21:21
            Amelle watched Alfie settle himself in the chair and a look of concern fell across her features as she watched him. She would be ashamed to admit it but when he began to talk to her, her mind... more
            • Alfie let the quiet after Amelle finished speaking hang in the air for a bit. A long time ago he wouldn't have liked the quiet, but now after all these years he found that he rather enjoyed it. Alfie ... more
              • I watch the ripples change their sizeAmelle, Wed Jan 18 16:06
                Amelle knew that Alfie and Isis were two very private people who didn’t tell her much of anything regarding their personal lives. Amelle took it as it was and never pushed it. It also meant that she... more
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