Nathaniel Mordue
Mildly enthusiastic.
Fri Aug 10, 2018 14:52

Nathaniel spent a lot of time outdoors, but he did not really think of himself as much of an athlete. He was not particularly competitive by nature – indeed, he was usually quite happy to follow Sylvia’s lead – and while he liked people, he also usually felt slightly separate from them, which made the sort of team mentality he thought teams were supposed to have difficult for him. Finding there would not be a Teppenpaw team was a bit sad to him – it seemed to him that Joe Umland had really cared about it, to go around courting random first years last year for it, and plus it was a way to make other people respect his House – but not an overwhelming personal blow. When he first heard there was going to be a school-wide team, his first thought was that it was intriguing, but probably not for him. After he had that thought, though, he began to second-guess it.

For one thing, it would be a way to get to know more people, in a setting where they would all be doing something, which would make it easier to strike up conversations and things. That would be nice. For another, it would also be sort of cool to be on the same team as his cousin, rather than Simon’s opponent. Finally, he thought it would also be fun to travel – to see more of the country, other schools, other states. He would be able to add so much more to his Sonora albums to show his mother and brother when he got home, and meet other people, and show even more people he was a respectable young man who did respectable young man things and was absolutely not in any way tainted with such irregularities as those which had taken his father away….

All of this, he thought about, trying to decide if traveling was too much for his studies, but mostly thinking about the good points. Therefore, it was not long before he signed up - Nathaniel Mordue, Teppenpaw, Second Year - and checked the boxes for Chaser and Keeper, though he suspected he was too small and slight to have much chance at those. Chaser and Seeker, though, were both extremely popular, based on the rest of the list, so he went for it.

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